Who says there’s no reward for doing good? There is for students of Drake University and other universities, colleges and high schools who can verify that they’ve volunteered 10 or more hours in the past year. The reward: a concert by Australian band Jet on April 11 at the Drake Knapp Center.
Six former Drake standouts have been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball All-Centennial team, which was determined by an online fan vote (www.mvc100.org), in-arena ballots at the recent MVC tournament in St. Louis and a centennial committee.
Fifty contestants sporting whiskers, wrinkles and wagging tails will compete in the 28th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest to kick off Drake Relays Festival Week on Monday, April 23, at Nollen Plaza in downtown Des Moines. The winning bulldog will serve as Drake’s mascot for the 98th running of the Drake Relays April 26-28.
Some 30 faculty members from around the region will convene at Drake for a weekend of elaborate role-playing later this month. Led by College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Burney, this spring’s "Reacting to the Past" regional conference will be held March 23-25 on behalf of a consortium of 35 colleges and universities.
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.