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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Five Drake University law students appear to have a bright future as lobbyists and legislators, thanks to the experience they gained in lobbying for children's rights in the Iowa Legislature this session.

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ATHLETICS NEWS

Men's tennis to compete in NCAA tournament Friday; Phelps named new men's basketball coach; Legislators honor Drake basketball programs at state capitol; and Drake to host NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

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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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ALUMNI EVENTS

Reception, award to honor Boyd Granberg; Six outstanding alumni to be honored at annual awards banquet; Classes of 1938, 1948, 1958 invited to “come home” to Drake, May 16-18; Bulldog Bashes abound this spring; Get swinging for the Windy City Golf Outing, June 19; Volunteer with fellow alumni, friends at the 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival; Have fun, fun, fun with fellow alumni at the Hollywood Bowl and Brian Wilson Sept. 13; and Pharmacy Alumni - Sponsor Scholarships and Have Fun!

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ALUMNI NEWS

Iowa legislator, alumna Libby Jacobs honored for public service; Enjoy alumni photos online; Find classmates, update your information with blueView; Alumnus’ story featured in "Final Season" on DVD; and Seeking Drake alumni to share their stories.

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CAMPUS NEWS

Three ceremonies for Drake graduates planned; Prof. Dean Wright honored by Iowa Legislature; Morrow describes Weaver Medal as his greatest professional achievement; Drake and Des Moines National Poetry Festival partner to bring award-winning poet; Drake president announces new environmental initiative; Drake University Chamber Choir touring England; and Bucksbaum Lecture draws crowd of 1,900.

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