A pedestrian carefully crosses the 28th Street corridor near Forest Avenue.
Major construction project to enhance Drake’s green space
The project is transforming 28th Street into an eco-friendly pedestrian walkway.
Drainage pipes await installation along Carpenter Avenue, also known as the “painted street,” which will be elevated and resurfaced.
Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair will showcase many ways to “Picture Yourself at Drake” on Saturday, Aug. 9. The free festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Drake University tent on Rock Island Avenue just east of the Bill Riley Stage.
The Drake tent will feature life-size photo cutouts representing different aspects of Drake life as well as a 25-foot-tall Spike the Bulldog. Visitors will be able to put their faces into several “virtual” Drake scenes and snap souvenir photos. Drake-themed disposable cameras will be handed out, but quantities are limited.
University President David Maxwell will greet visitors at the Drake tent from 10 to 11 a.m. Then he will move to the Iowa Pork tent, where he will serve as an honorary chef for two hours. The Iowa Pork tent is located two doors east of Ye Old Mill on Grand Avenue.
Drake Relays Director Brian Brown will be at the Drake tent from 9 a.m. to noon, promoting the celebration of the 100th birthday of the Relays (April 23-25, 2009). Plus, Drake student-athletes and coaches will visit the tent at various times to sign free, limited-edition sports posters. The following teams are scheduled:
- Volleyball — 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
- Men’s Basketball — 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.
- Women’s Soccer — 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
Also at the tent, Drake pharmacy students will conduct heartburn screenings for fairgoers. In true fair fashion, the screenings will include free samples of Prilosec on a stick for those suffering from heartburn after indulging in the fair’s vast array of deep-fried foods.
In addition to Drake Day on Aug. 9, the University will have a display in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building throughout the fair, which runs from Aug. 7-17.
For more information about Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, contact Michelle Thilges or Emilee Richardson at 515-271-3163 or email@example.com.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Thomas R. Pickering
- Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in history from Bowdoin College
- Master of Arts in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuffs University
- Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne in Australia, where he studied under a Fulbright Scholarship
- Honorary doctorate degree in law from Bowdoin College; he has received similar honors from 12 other universities