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.
Iowa leaders in business, government and health care shared their views on Iowa's future during the Innovation and Leadership Conference at Drake on Friday, Nov. 17. Some 50 area professionals and academics participated as panel members and moderators, and 170 community members attended as participants.
The Drake Alumni Office is seeking alumni worldwide to help organize the annual Bulldog Bashes in their cities. These parties, typically held at pubs and restaurants, are fun, informal ways for Bulldogs to gather and get to know fellow alumni in their area.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Drake men’s basketball Tip Off Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Christopher’s Restaurant, $11. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 Play: “Sunday on the Rocks” by Theresa Rebeck, student-directed by Avian Jangula, 8 p.m., Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Call the Fine Arts Box Office at...
Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently announced the launch of a new degree program that will allow students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Starting next fall, incoming students can opt to enroll in the new four-year degree program.