Drake has further cemented its budding partnership with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, with a new agreement that will make it possible for Southwest University students to earn a Master of Financial Management or a Master of Accounting from Drake's College of Business and Public Administration.
Bob Ehrhart, former director of Drake Relays, was named recipient of the Howard Schmertz Lifetime Achievement Award during the Awards Breakfast held Dec. 2 in conjunction with the 2006 USA Track and Field Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
This January, Drake's Cowles Library will present a comprehensive exhibition of renowned editorial cartoonist and conservationist J.N. "Ding" Darling's drawings. Darling chronicled society's beat with some 15,000 cartoons that he produced between 1912 and 1962.
Drake's new Career bluePrint lets you mentor Drake students in their career journeys and also advance your own career. The "Be A Mentor" program connects alumni with Drake students with activities including e-mail networking, mock interviews, job shadowing and resume critiquing.
John P. Smith, AS'92, GR'00, has been named the vice president of alumni and development at Drake University. Smith began his Drake career in the admissions office in 1992 and climbed the ranks to the positions of associate director of alumni programs, gift planning officer and major gift officer.
Drake University recently was included in Barron's college guide, "Best Buys in College Education." Colleges are selected to appear in the book based on various criteria, including tuition rates and survey responses by the dean of students and by students.
Bryan Ptak, JO'96, and Nolan Mitchell, AS'95, are encouraging fellow alumni and friends to join Team Drake and participate in the International Triathlon Union / Hy-Vee World Cup Triathlon to be held in Des Moines on June 17, 2007.
Earlier this semester, 10 Drake students from the department of art and design participated in a weeklong workshop, "Organic Bending," instructed by internationally acclaimed artist Shih-Chieh "CJ" Huang. The intensive, hands-on workshop took place Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 in Drake's Studio Arts Hall.