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Alumni in Afghanistan

Bill Kelly, LW’99, and Maj. Mike Wunn, JO’91, GR’01, LW’01, Drake graduates who were deployed to Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard, spoke at Drake University on March 13 as part of The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship’s spring lecture series. In their speech, “An Afghan Odyssey: Legal and Media Issues through the...

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Global ambassadors

Karli-Jo Storm, AS’09, taught English in Azerbaijan. Brittany Buchholz, AS’06, studied Islamic principles in Jordan. Their experiences were made possible by Fulbright grants; this year, six more Drake University students and alumni have been selected as Fulbright finalists, giving them the chance to join these students’ ranks. The six students represent the largest class of...

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What will you do with your Relays weekend?

All is quiet on the Blue Oval, but in just a month, world-class athletes will take over the track as they make the pilgrimage to Drake Relays. Adding to the excitement, this year’s Relays take place mere months before the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, as alumni will tell you, the athletic events are only part...

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Old school photo: Wanda Everage

  Whether it’s the length of basketball shorts or the landscape of campus, part of the fun of our monthly old-school photos is to show you how much things at Drake have changed. This month, we feature a Drake mainstay — and not much has changed but her hairstyle. Wanda Everage, vice provost for student...

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Supreme Court Celebration brings high-profile case to Drake campus

Drake’s 75th Supreme Court Celebration will start with a prominent case that has garnered national attention. On March 29, Drake University Law School will host the Iowa Supreme Court’s oral arguments in an appeal of Mark Becker’s murder conviction involving the insanity defense. Mark Becker was convicted of killing Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas in...

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Caring for the community

Students from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) continued to strengthen the connection between Drake and the community at the third annual Drake University Health and Wellness Fair on February 11. The fair took over Southridge Mall in Des Moines to offer free health information and screenings for community members. “The College is...

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