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MISSION STATEMENT

Drake’s mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

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ALUMNI EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 — MPA Luncheon Graduates of Drake’s Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program are invited to come back to campus for a special luncheon on Wednesday, April 15. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Parents Hall in Olmsted Center. The keynote speaker will be C. Kenneth Meyer,...

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ALUMNI NEWS

Author and alumnus Bill Bryson lifts spirits by sharing his wit and wisdom; Alumnus selected as Obama's next assistant secretary of state for Africa; Drake to honor five outstanding alumni May 16; Drake alumnus plays out rivalry with University of Iowa alumnus on "Lost"; Alumni organize fundraising walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

A stone from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp -- where Nazis forced prisoners to extract rocks from a quarry with their bare hands -- is on display as Drake musicians rehearse a Holocaust memorial oratorio to be performed on April 19.

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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Just three days after winning the award for best oralist in the annual Iowa Supreme Court Competition on Saturday, Drake law student Erin Grundy again found herself standing before the seven justices of the state's highest court.

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

An exhibit of art and essays created by troubled adolescents from the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, Iowa, has a permanent home in Drake's School of Education, thanks to the generous support of several donors.

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