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Innovations in diabetes care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track...

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Well-rounded Athletes

Well-rounded Athletes

Football team excels on field and off Above the entrance of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Des Moines hangs a stark reminder: “The price of freedom is visible here.” The quote has served as inspiration to Drake football player Zach Bosch during visits to the hospital to meet with veterans. “I think it has...

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Well-earned recognition

Well-earned recognition

JMC Days highlights J-school success, innovation “Every year our publications get national awards and recognition,” Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa says. “It’s not a fluke; our students and our faculty consistently do great work for journalism. I think people need to know.” Zamarripa, a senior news-Internet journalism and English double major and president of the Drake chapter...

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Retired CEO Still Working

Retired CEO Still Working

The symposium is preceded by an invitation-only reception on Oct. 1, where the 2012 Herb and Karen Baum Ethics Award will be given to former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray, BN’52, LW’ 54. The ethics award is given to an individual who has made substantial contributions to ethics awareness and practice in the community. “For this...

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Comfort and Collaboration

Comfort and Collaboration

Renovations promote social learning In the future, study spaces will look more like living rooms than voting booths. Students will cluster together in sunlit areas, seated on plush furniture as they debate theories, collaborate on presentations via virtually networked iPads, or just connect. At Drake, that future has arrived. Construction is underway on spaces with...

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Learning through Service

Learning through Service

Service-learning internships grow skills, social consciousness During summer break, many college students are either working to earn extra cash, picking up college credits, volunteering in the community, or tackling challenging internships in their fields. At Drake, one group of students was able to tackle all of these at once. Through Drake’s Summer Service-Learning and Social...

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Where theory meets practice

Where theory meets practice

Research and practical application go hand-in-hand in the Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory. The Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory opened last summer in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with the promise of expanding research opportunities and preparing Health Sciences students for a wide range of careers. In the year since, students and faculty have demonstrated...

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Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

For these grads, success starts now Finals are finished, dorm rooms are empty and the Class of 2012 has marked the end of their Drake careers. As these grads say farewell, they know they’re ready for the next step. Meet just a few of the members of the Class of 2012 who depart with job...

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America’s Athletic Classic

America’s Athletic Classic

Drake Relays 2012 Calendar of Events NOTE: Events are designated as Student (STU), Community (COMM), Alumni (ALUM) and Athletic (ATH). Some events require pre-registration or RSVP. Events are subject to change. Check the full schedule of events for the most current information. See competition schedule for specific athletic event times.   Thursday, April 26 Drake...