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Drake alumna is role model for responsible global citizenship

From South Africa to Peru, Cammeo Medici, AS’08, has traveled the globe thanks to her education at Drake University. Her next adventure will take her to Colombia, where she will finish her master’s in public health (MPH) through a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Waukee Rotary Club. Medici says her connections and learning experiences...

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Drake puts Des Moines on the social media map

Through a grassroots effort, students from Drake’s Social Media Strategies class earned Des Moines its own badge on Foursquare, a popular location-based social media app — and it all started with a tweet. The project began when senior Hilary Henak discovered Foursquare’s challenge for users to create the best list of “gotta-see” sites in their...

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Drake law students’ trip to Cuba is a first

Cuba — a nation few Americans have set foot in since 1960 — played host to a group of 18 students from the Drake University Law School last month. The group, accompanied by Professor Neil Hamilton, director of Drake’s Agricultural Law Center, was the first U.S. legal group to visit Cuba to study agricultural law....

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Nationwide is on our side

When 20 Drake sophomores first met their Nationwide Insurance professional mentors on Jan. 20, it was as much a reunion as it was a meet-and-greet. Now in its fifth year, the mentor/mentee program between the College of Business and Public Administration and Nationwide Insurance employees has allowed Drake business students to make lasting relationships with...

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Here to help

Mary Walbridge, PH’74, has made a career of serving needy communities in the United States. From impoverished rural areas to inner cities, she’s sought areas where her work as a pharmacist can have a profound impact. Walbridge’s passion for health care and community service was cultivated at a young age: Her mother, a nurse, worked...

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Salsa dancing and Seyfert Galaxies

The list of the 22 projects funded by College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Grants this spring reads like a library shelf out of order. Application of Data Visualization Techniques for Studying Seyfert Galaxies. An Iconic Taxonomy of Vegetables and Fruits. Early Life Experience and the Adult Response to Traumatic Stress. It’s quite the...

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Best in state

Drake was well represented at the Iowa Newspaper Association Awards and Iowa College Media Association Contest this month, an event honoring the best of journalism in Iowa. The annual meeting was held Feb. 2–3 at the Marriott in downtown Des Moines. The two organizations partner to allow student journalists the chance to network with and...

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SOE celebrates outstanding alumni

Faculty, students and alumni will honor exceptional alumni from the Drake University School of Education March 6 at this year’s Believers and Achievers Banquet. The School of Education will host the event in Olmsted Center’s Parents Hall. A reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dinner and a program. Thomas A. Sletto,...