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Conflict Engagement in a Divided World

Conflict Engagement in a Divided World

In today’s world of political stalemates and battles in Facebook comment sections, successfully navigating conflict engagement can be refreshing. Drake University’s Master of Public Administration program now offers a class dedicated to doing just that. Co-taught by Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Dr. C. Kenneth Meyer, Ph.D., and Richard K. Tucker, Ed.S.,...

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Legacy Weekend

Legacy Weekend

It was a year Drake will never forget. The 1969 Drake men’s basketball team shot past its competitors to make it into the NCAA Final Four game against UCLA. The team included Dolph Pulliam, FA’69; Willie Wise, ED’69; Willie McCarter, ED’69; and Rick Wanamaker, JO’70, among other all-stars. Coached by Maury John in his 11th...

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Alumni Profile—Farmer Legacy Family

Alumni Profile—Farmer Legacy Family

Raising strong-willed and independent daughters, Jill and John Farmer knew their girls would want to chart their own course when it came to choosing a college, though they certainly thought Drake should be on the list. After all, Drake University is where Jill and John’s story together began. Jill (Lingwall) Farmer, JO’91, first noticed John,...

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10 Things To Do at the 110th Drake Relays

10 Things To Do at the 110th Drake Relays

1. Check out how the campus has changed since your time at Drake. Be sure to start with the newly completed Ray Promenade, located in the center of campus. 2. Stop by a favorite professor’s office to catch up! We’re looking at you, Dr. Meyer. 3. Try one of Dogtown’s newest restaurants: Papa Keno’s, Chicago...

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Grooming the Next Generation of Leaders

Grooming the Next Generation of Leaders

On March 13, a group of nine College of Business and Public Administration graduate students boarded a plane to Berlin, Germany for a three-week European tour to study international conflict management. The students were joined on the tour by alumni, community members, and the faculty leading the course, Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public...

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Exclusive European adventure with Drake

Have you been longing to taste fresh seafood on the Italian coast? Relax on the pristine beaches of France? Stroll between the Gothic cathedrals of Spain?  Join your fellow alumni on an exclusive European cruise this fall! From October 29th to November 6th, Bulldogs are taking to the sea with Oceania Cruises to explore some of...

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Nine Items for Your 2019 Bulldog Bucket List

How will Bulldogs spend 2019? See if you can’t complete every item on the list to connect with other alumni and the University. 1— Show off your Drake pride We know you’re a proud Bulldog, and now is the time to flaunt it! Display that Drake flag in the office. Sport that Drake travel mug...

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New Year, New “Blue”

Check out Drake’s newly redesigned alumni magazine! Blue dropped last fall sporting a new size, new design, and new layout, but still with great content and alumni updates. Read about a Bulldog who’s always been Silicon Valley-bound, follow the evolution of a few famous and furry Drake Bulldogs, and see what your graduating class has...

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Generous Gift Sponsors New Tech

Within the Science Connector Building, kinesiology students are abuzz about the latest piece of technology at their fingertips to help them understand human movement. In addition to the other pieces of teaching and research equipment already in place, Drake’s new Human Performance Lab has recently obtained a motion capture system called the XSens.  The XSens uses seventeen wireless...

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The Evolution of the Bulldog

The Evolution of the Bulldog We all have a special place in our hearts for Bulldogs, but did you know that Drake University has a live mascot in addition to our traditional mascot? And how exactly does the Beautiful Bulldog Contest winner fit into the equation? Well, we’re here to clarify how there’s room for...

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