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.
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Actuaries, those number-crunching whizzes who help determine insurance premiums based on the odds of bad things happening, are in high demand these days, because new mathematical models are needed to respond to natural disaster trends and the growing complexity of health care insurance.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 “Collisions of Conscience and Professional Responsibility: When Judges, Pharmacists, Lawyers and Doctors Choose Not to Serve,” 3 p.m., Cartwright Hall, room 213. Annual School of Education’s Alumni Awards and Senior Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m., Parents Hall, Olmsted Center, . For reservations, contact Tracy Bainter, 515-271-2183, email@example.com. Stringfellow Lecture: Ed Fallon, “Politics as...
The fourth annual Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (DUCURS) will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Parents Hall, Olmsted Center. Rodney Rogers, LA'49, GR'51, professor of biology, will also be honored at a luncheon for his 51 years of service at Drake.
Scott Brennan, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, and Leon Mosley, co-chair of the Iowa Republican Party, will open the new Drake-IowaPolitics.com Luncheon Series. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, on Drake’s campus in Levitt Hall, Old Main.