Golf with Bucky Cox, fellow Bulldogs at the Windy City Golf Outing, June 19 

Drake alumni and friends can enjoy a fun day of golf and goofing around with fellow Bulldogs at the Windy City Golf Outing on Thursday, June 19, at Makray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington, IL. Guests will include Jonathan “Bucky” Cox, THE WHAT, and Dolph Pulliam, FA’69, star of Drake’s 1969 men’s basketball team that went to the Final Four.


The golf outing will begin with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.; the reception, banquet and program will follow. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to win fabulous prizes.


Don’t golf? Don’t worry – you still can be part of the fun by attending the banquet.

The cost of $140 per person includes lunch, golfing, golf cart, Drake gift and the banquet. Cost of the banquet only is $40 per person. RSVP by June 6 by calling 800-44-DRAKE, x3147, or e-mailing alumni.rsvp@drake.eduFor more information, contact John Brown, assistant director of alumni and parent programs, at 800-44-DRAKE, x3378, or john.brown@drake.edu.

Volunteer with fellow alumni, friends at the 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival

Des Moines is proud of its nationally ranked annual arts festival, and Drake is proud of the alumni and friends who volunteer in the event’s Pepsi tents. Last year, these individuals helped raise more than $4,500 to support central Iowa alumni programs.

Volunteers are needed for this year’s festival, June 27-29, to be held in the Western Gateway Park area downtown. The shift times will be as follows:

Friday, June 27

1:30-5 p.m.

4:30-8 p.m.

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

1-5 p.m.

4:30-8 p.m.

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 29

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2-6 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, contact John Brown, assistant director of alumni and parent programs, at 515-271-3378 or john.brown@drake.edu with your name, phone number, e-mail address, shift preferences, T-shirt size, and the names of other members of your group, if appropriate.

Have fun, fun, fun with fellow alumni at the Hollywood Bowl and Brian Wilson Sept. 13 

Great American composer and the mastermind behind Pet SoundsSMiLE, and countless hits, Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson and his band will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 13. “Be True to Your School” by joining fellow Drake alumni and friends for this fifth annual Drake night at the Bowl and fun, informal pre-concert picnic.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, just off the Hollywood Freeway. The picnic will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl Picnic Area 15 at Highland and Camrose; bring your own picnic supper and an appetizer or dessert to share. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow the show.

Drake has a limited number of center seats in Section N2, behind the “super seats,” available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $25 per person. Please place your order as soon as possible and no later than July 25 by calling Drake’s Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 800-44-DRAKE, x3147, or e-mailing alumni director Barb Boose at barbara.boose@drake.edu. Your concert tickets will be mailed to you.

Parking information, maps, park-and-ride options and more are available at online. Questions? Contact the Alumni Office or local alumni Laurie Woken Manny, BN’82, at laurie.manny@gmail.com or 661-428-6578, or Jeff Pielet, JO’76, at 661-296-6614. Don’t miss this evening full of “Good Vibrations”!

Short-term medical coverage available for alumni, new grads

If you are a recent Drake grad whose medical coverage through student health insurance or your parents’ policy has ended, you can take advantage of GradMed Short Term Medical Coverage as a benefit to help fill the gap between graduation and employee benefits at your first job.   

Alumni who find themselves with a need for temporary health insurance coverage also can take advantage of GradMed Short Term Medical to help fill the coverage gap.

Coverage can start the day after receipt of your application. To get more information, receive a rate quote or apply for coverage, visit the GradMed Web site or call the plan administrator at 1-800-922-1245.

GradMed is not available in all states. Some provisions, benefits, exclusions or limitations may vary depending on your state of residence. Depending on state, coverage is underwritten and issued by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company or Time Insurance Company.