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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

After serving the West Des Moines Community School District for 30 years, eighth-grade teacher Mary Brooks was honored with the 2008 Drake University School of Education Excellence in Education Award.

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ALUMNI EVENTS

Let’s DU Lunch March 12, April 9; Drake Choir coming to northern Iowa, Minnesota’s Twin Cities this month; Have fun, fun, fun with fellow alumni at the Hollywood Bowl and Brian Wilson Sept. 13.

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ALUMNI NEWS

Pharmacy students to gain state-of-the-art practice lab; Drake trustee honored for character-based leadership; Drake alumni honored at annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day; Alumnus Bruce Foster explores solutions to lending crisis; Enjoy alumni photos online; and School of Education recognizes three outstanding alumni.

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CAMPUS NEWS

'Today' show features Drake student in story on finding college scholarships; and Two new members to join Drake Board of Trustees.

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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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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Each year in its main stage season, Drake Theatre typically selects one student from multiple applicants to direct a full-length production -- a chance offered by very few universities. To set itself apart even more, this year instead of one show, Drake Theatre presented three student-directed plays.

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ATHLETICS NEWS

Double D Awards honor outstanding Drake letter winners; Whorton named to ESPN The Magazine Academmic All-America squad; and Emmenecker named Basketball Academic All-American of Year.

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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Agricultural law expert and professor Neil Hamilton shared his expertise in a recent story about urban sprawl on NPR's "All Things Considered."

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