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A Centennial of Journalism Education at Drake

A Centennial of Journalism Education at Drake

Meredith Hall was designed in the early 1960s by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who is considered a founding father of modern architecture and famed for his minimalist aesthetic. His building became the centerpiece of Drake’s iconic mid-century modern architecture. Today, Meredith Hall is one of the most heavily used building on campus. It...

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Do Good with Fellow Bulldogs on September 21

Do Good with Fellow Bulldogs on September 21

Across the country, groups of Drake University Bulldogs come together in September for DU Good Day and represent Drake as they volunteer at local nonprofits. The annual volunteer and philanthropy day celebrates the University’s mission to engage meaningful personal lives and responsible global citizenship. Service projects range from packing meals and supporting food bank operations...

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New Regional Alumni Board Formed in Dallas-Fort Worth

New Regional Alumni Board Formed in Dallas-Fort Worth

In March, alumni in the Dallas-Fort Worth area joined the ranks of their counterparts in cities such as Des Moines, Kansas City, and Chicago and formed the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Alumni Board (DFW RAB). The board seeks to strengthen and build the Drake community in their region. by connecting alumni with one another, hosting events, reaching...

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Drake Honors Goodenows for Years of Service

Drake Honors Goodenows for Years of Service

Drake University is proud to honor Karen (Kolbe) Goodenow, ED’60, and John Goodenow, ’57, with the Drake Medal. Karen is a retired educator, and John is a chairman at Goodenow Bancorporation. He is past president and CEO of the company. They are both emeriti volunteers for the University and have a long history of philanthropic...

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Watch Now: Reflections from the 2019 Alumni Award Winners

Watch Now: Reflections from the 2019 Alumni Award Winners

On April 25, Drake University recognized six exceptional alumni for their loyalty, service, and contributions to their professions and the University and honored these individuals as the 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Hear directly from 2019’s winners as they receive their award and reflect on how Drake has impacted their lives. (Click each name to watch...

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Alumni: Call to Go All In

Alumni: Call to Go All In

On April 4–5 from noon to noon, Drake Bulldogs around the world are invited to take part in the sixth annual All In Giving Challenge. All In celebrates Drake University and is a call for students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends to share and celebrate their love of Drake and support its future. The...

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A Lifelong Mentorship: ‘Journalism v. the Flying Saucer’

What do UFOs have to do with the lifelong mentorship of a Drake professor? According to Herb Strentz, “mentorship” does not quite encapsulate his take on Drake University faculty and student relationships, and it certainly doesn’t apply to his lifelong bond with former student, Phil Hutchison, JO’79. “There’s a lot of learning and teaching that...

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Fifty Years of Dolph

Fifty Years of Dolph

A high school boy searching for that right college fit landed at Drake University and it became a lifelong commitment. Dolph Pulliam’s resume, from his college days on, displays a wide range of demonstrated excellence, commitment, and passion for the institution and city that he fell in love with as a young college student in the 1960s.  And 2019 marks two important golden...

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Celebrating Black History Month at Drake University

In celebration of Black History Month, Drake University is taking time to honor and highlight six alumni and their achievements and accomplishments, and to express gratitude for their efforts in furthering the workplaces, industries, and communities they have been a part of and where their influence has made a positive difference. “We have a wealth of impressive alumni that...