Bulldog Bash, 6 p.m., Elephant and Castle

1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Contact Christopher McDonnell, JO’05, at cmcdonnell73@gmail.com for more information.


Let’s DU Lunch — Des Moines

Judy Bradshaw, Drake University alumna and Des Moines chief of police, will speak as part of Drake’s “Let’s DU Lunch” series on Wednesday, March 3.

The talk, which is open to the public, will be held at AllPlay, 615 Third Street in downtown Des Moines. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at noon.

Bradshaw is a 29-year veteran of the DMPD and began her career as a cadet in 1980. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Drake and was a pioneer at the DMPD as the first woman lieutenant, captain, major and chief.

She also served as an adjunct professor at Grand View and Des Moines Area Community College.

Since Bradshaw was appointed chief of police in 2007, she has implemented several new programs and initiatives that have positively impacted the department and the citizens of Des Moines.

The luncheon costs $17 and reservations are highly recommended by Feb. 24 due to limited seating.

The “Let’s DU Lunch” series will conclude next month on Wednesday, April 7, with a talk from Greg Edwards, president and CEO of Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsor the series.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-2500.


2010 MVC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Scottrade Center, St. Louis

Join fellow Bulldog fans in supporting the Drake men’s basketball team at the MVC basketball tournament.

Pre-game reception (three hours before tip-off)

J. Bucks, 1000 Clark Ave., St. Louis


For tournament tickets, call 515-271-DOGS.

Visit www.godrakebulldogs.com starting February 27 for pairings.

Questions? Call John Brown in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-3378, or e-mail john.brown@drake.edu.


“Something Blue” screening event, 7-10 p.m.

The Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St., Chicago

Cocktail reception
, hosted beer and wine bar and light hors d’oeuvres, $60 per person (limited seating for 120 attendees).

Join the Drake Chicago Advisory Board along with other alumni and friends for a screening of secret clips of the documentary-style film “Something Blue,” which follows a couple through ups and downs as they plan their wedding. There also will be a brief question and answer session with the Drake alumni who directed and starred in the production:

  • Sean Gannon, FA’91, director
  • Kate Mortimer Kreissl, FA’03, actor
  • Mike Kreissl, FA’02, actor
  • Bridget Flanery, FA’92, actor

The film will be shown at 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

RSVP by Friday, Feb. 26, online at https://wwww.drake.edu/alumni or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-3147.


2010 MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo.

Show you’re true blue by cheering on the Bulldogs as they battle for another MVC basketball championship.

Pre-game reception (Thursday, March 11, or Friday, March 12)

Three-and-a half hours before tip-off

Sheraton Westport Tower, 900 Westport Plaza

Team send-off

Sheraton Westport Tower lobby, two hours before tip-off

Join fellow Bulldogs for a team send-off and pep rally in the Sheraton Westport lobby approximately 2 hours before tip-off on consecutive game days. Note: once Drake has completed participation in the tournament, any subsequent events will be canceled.

Tickets and hotel information

For tournament tickets, call 515-271-DOGS. For information on hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Westport in St. Louis, visit www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/drakeuniversity10.

Questions? Call John Brown in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-3378, or e-mail john.brown@drake.edu.