Let’s DU Lunch Feb. 13, March 12, April 9

Enjoy lunch and food for thought at Drake’s central Iowa lecture series, “Let’s DU Lunch,” for all alumni and friends. This spring’s speakers:

•    Feb. 13: J. Scott Johnson, regional president, Wells Fargo Bank NA, Iowa/Illinois

•    March 12: Mike Tousley, president, Weitz Iowa

•    April 9: Stephen King, executive director, Downtown Events Group

Each event begins with networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch and speaker at noon at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave., Des Moines. Cost is $15 per event or $36 for all three spring luncheons. Reservations are requested to Dottie Johnson at 515-271-3848 or dottie.johnson@drake.edu.

Drake golfers will swing in San Diego Feb. 16

Drake alumni and friends are invited to join members of the Drake men’s and women’s golf teams for 18 holes of golf and dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif., just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.

The cost per person is $150 for lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner and a tee gift, or $50 per person for dinner only.

With its meandering creeks, more than 400 mature trees and majestic lakes, Carlton Oaks incorporates the beauty of Southern California with the qualities of modern golf course architecture. Its strategically placed tees make the course either a gentle course for beginners or a challenging and difficult layout for the championship-caliber player.

For more information or to register for the outing, contact Scott Bohlender, Drake men’s and women’s golf coach, at scott.bohlender@drake.edu or 515-271-1926.

Watch the Bulldogs in D.C. Feb. 19

Drake alumni and other fans have been gathered ‘round radios, televisions and computer screens this season to watch the Drake men’s basketball team earn a 16th-place national ranking. When the Bulldogs take on Bradley on Tuesday, Feb. 19, alumni and friends can cheer together at the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, 639 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Tip-off is 7:35 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Alumni event in Naples Feb. 21

Drake University alumni and friends Merrilee and Steve Nellis, BN’64; Lee and Drake Trustee Rudy Trebels, BN’73; and Patricia and Dick Noyce are inviting other alumni and friends to The Club at Olde Cypress for a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception in Naples, Fla., with Drake President David Maxwell and Madeleine Maxwell and other Drake leaders on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Club at Olde Cypress is at 7150 Treeline Drive in Naples, 1.3 miles east of I-75 at Exit 111 on Immokalee Road. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 15, at alumni.RSVP@drake.edu or 1-800-44-DRAKE, x3147.

Have a blast at a Bulldog Bash

The Drake Alumni Office is seeking alumni worldwide to help organize annual Bulldog Bashes in their cities. These parties, typically held at pubs and restaurants in May and June, are fun, informal ways for Bulldogs to gather and get to know fellow alumni in their area. To date, alumni in the following areas are planning their local parties — check the Drake alumni Web site, for Bash details and updates:

•    Atlanta

•    Austin

•    Boston

•    Cincinnati

•    Chicago – city

•    Chicago – suburbs

•    Dallas

•    Denver

•    Des Moines – winter

•    Des Moines – summer

•    Detroit

•    Indianapolis

•    Kansas City

•    Las Vegas

•    Los Angeles

•    Louisville, Ky.

•    Madison, Wis.

•    Milwaukee

•    Minneapolis/St. Paul

•    Nashville

•    New York City

•    Omaha, Neb.

•    Phoenix

•    Quad Cities (Iowa/Illinois)

•    St. Louis

•    San Diego

•    San Francisco

•    Seattle

•    Tampa/Clearwater, Fla.

•    Washington, D.C.

•    London

•    China

Get all the Bulldog Bash details online.

For a comprehensive calendar of upcoming alumni events, visit the Alumni Web site.