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Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Though we are separated by miles, we are still bonded by our Drake experiences. During this challenging time, we are celebrating that bond through #DrakeTogether stories of Bulldogs making a difference. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight is on public health. That’s where Drake University alumnus Igor Hadzisulejmanovic, PH’13, GR’15, steps in....

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Crew Scholars: Community and Leading Change

Crew Scholars: Community and Leading Change

Since 2015, the Crew Scholars program has been a catalyst for Drake students of color who want to achieve great things at Drake, support each other’s success as students of color, and are passionate about effecting change in the community. Students in the program receive scholarships totaling at least 50 percent of their tuition and—even...

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DVALI: Leadership in Learning and in Practice

DVALI: Leadership in Learning and in Practice

On campus and around the world, Bulldogs are leading in their classrooms, communities, and workplaces. Many of them are also students and graduates of Drake University’s Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute (DVALI). DVALI provides leadership training and facilitates opportunities for intentional learning, skill development, and self-reflection. “DVALI’s purpose is to help students feel more confident...

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Bulldogs Supporting Bulldogs

Bulldogs Supporting Bulldogs

Drake pride and a commitment to the University spans the ages.   You don’t have to look any further than the annual Scholarship Luncheon to see a testament to this.   Alumni from across the decades conversed and swapped Drake stories with current students in Parents Hall in the Olmsted Center one afternoon this November. While everyone in attendance shared...

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120+ Bulldogs Volunteer for DU Good Day 2019

120+ Bulldogs Volunteer for DU Good Day 2019

On September 21, over 120 Bulldogs showed up in 11 locations across the country to volunteer at local nonprofits for Drake’s annual day of service, DU Good Day. “DU Good Day is a great reminder that there are easy ways to positively contribute to the community we live in. I’ve been blessed by the community...

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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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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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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...