Breakfast with Spike
  • Breakfast: 9-11 a.m.; Machine Shed, 11151 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, Iowa
Alumni and their families can take photos with Spike and have the mascot sign autographs. A breakfast buffet will be available for $10 for adults and $5 for kids. 

Hollywood Bowl Concert and Picnic
  • Pre-concert picnic: 6 p.m., Area 13 across from the Bowl (closest to parking lot D — south Fairfield lot — between Milner and Odin.)
  • Concert: Los Angeles Philharmonic, 8:30 p.m. with fireworks finale, 2301 N. Highland Ave., (just off the Hollywood Freeway)
Tickets are $30 per person. If you already have concert tickets, please join us for the picnic. Tickets are limited, so RSVP early. (Tickets will be mailed.)
RSVP to the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 515-271-2500.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Office or local alumna Laurie Woken Manny, BN’82, at 661-428-6578 or ljatbbk@aol.com, or Brian Harms, AS’89, at 310-829-8429 or bfharms@aol.com

Drake vs. Marist College and post-game celebration
  • Game: 1 p.m., Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field; game tickets are $8 each.
A group of alumni will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Grand Central to take MetroNorth to Poughkeepsie (train departs 10:52 a.m. and arrives 12:34 p.m.) in advance of the 1 p.m. game. Metro North tickets are $29 roundtrip.

Post-game celebration: Mahoney’s Irish Pub, 35 Main Street, Poughkeepsie (downtown near the train station)

For more information or to RSVP, contact Alan Robinson, JO’79, at aer250@nyu.edu or Connie Kwok, BN’04, or conniekwok@gmail.com.

For more information on Marist College, visit www.goredfoxes.com or www.marist.edu.

Lunch to preview upcoming events and men’s basketball season

Drake Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb and Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mark Phelps will preview the upcoming basketball season and other Drake athletic events in the Let’s DU Lunch series on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

This event, which is open to the public, will be held at AllPlay, located at 615 3rd Street in downtown Des Moines.  Doors open for networking at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch and program begin at noon.

Clubb will speak about preparations for Drake to host the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2010.  Named Drake’s 16th athletic director in 2006, Clubb was instrumental in hosting the successful 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium.  

Other accomplishments under Clubb’s leadership include the Drake men’s and women’s basketball teams winning Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) championships and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. In addition, the men’s tennis team has won three MVC titles and the softball and men’s soccer teams competed in the NCAA Tournament in 2008.

Phelps will preview the upcoming basketball season and share information on his incoming recruiting class, ranked No. 1 among MVC schools for the 2009-2010 season by several recruiting publications.

The rebirth of the Drake men’s basketball program has been one of the top sports stories in Iowa over the last two years.  Mark Phelps is entering his second season as head coach, coming to Drake after serving as associate head coach at Arizona State from 2006-2008.  

In his first season, Phelps led the Bulldogs to a 17-15 record and an appearance in the inaugural CollegInsider.com Postseason Tournament. It was the first time the Drake men’s basketball program advanced to postseason play in two consecutive years since 1970-1971. 

More about Let’s DU Lunch

Let’s DU Lunch will continue the fall series on Wednesday, Nov. 4, with a lecture by Drake alumnus Dan Cosgrove, vice president for biotech business 
development at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business.

Cost is $17 and reservations are recommended by Wednesday, Sept. 30 due to limited seating. Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsor all luncheons.

For more information or to register for Let’s DU Lunch, contact Betty See in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 515-271-2500 or betty.see@drake.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Day

Alumni will visit campus for the National Advisory Council meeting and speak with students and professors in various First Year Seminar classes.  Alumni will also speak from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 206 of Olin Hall in a panel, titled “Beyond Drake,” which is open to juniors and seniors in the college.

Drake vs. Missouri S&T Homecoming Tailgate — Drake Homecoming 2009

Join the Drake family for a homecoming pre-game tailgate bash and cheer on the Bulldogs as they take on Missouri S&T. Spike, members of the Drake Marching Band and the Cheer Squad will be on hand to get us fired up. While you’re “home,” celebrate and help us recognize the 1969 Pecan Bowl and 1972 Pioneer Bowl teams. 

Tailgate: Saturday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; North Plaza of Drake Stadium; $15 per person; RSVP by October 2 by calling 515-271-3147 (game ticket required to attend tailgate)

Game: 1:05 p.m.; $10 per ticket
For game tickets, call the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-DOGS or visit www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com.

Drake football game vs. University of San Diego, pre-game picnic 
  • Pre-game picnic: faculty and staff dining room of the Hahn University Center, Marian Way. Cost, which includes picnic, a Drake gift and ticket for a prize drawing, is $25 per adult and $15 per youth (12 and under). 
  • Game: Drake vs. San Diego, 2 p.m. Torero Stadium
RSVP by Oct. 9 to the Office of Special Programs at 515-271-3147 or alumni.rsvp@drake.edu.

Drake vs. Davidson Pre-game Reception and Football Game 
  • Pre-game reception: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Brickhouse Tavern, 209 Delburg Street, Davidson NC
  • Game: 1:00 p.m., Richardson Stadium
There is no cost to attend the pre-game reception; food and beverage will be available for purchase. Game tickets are available for $12 per adult and $6 per child (age 12 and under), and can be obtained by calling the Davidson Athletic Ticket Office at 800-768-2287.  

Please RSVP by Oct.16 to John Brown, assistant director of alumni relations, at 800-44-DRAKE x3378 or john.brown@drake.edu.