In October alumni in Washington, D.C., and New York City celebrated Drake's 125th birthday with President David Maxwell, Drake First Lady Madeleine Maxwell, College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Burney, Provost Ron Troyer, Vice Provost Wanda Everage and Professor Emeritus of Journalism Bob Woodward.
Alumni Tom Drake, GR'71, and Sheryle Drake, ED'67, were recently honored with the YMCA of Greater Des Moines 2006 Service To Youth Award. The award commends the Drakes for their 34 years and countless volunteer hours to the non-profit organization.
Herb Strentz, professor emeritus of journalism, recently received the 2006 Central Iowa Activist Award in the First Amendment category for his commitment to openness in government and his leadership role at the Freedom of Information Council.
Penelope E. Andrews, professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law, will give a lecture on the South African Constitution and its impact on women's equality vs. traditional cultures on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Drake Law School.
Expectations will be at an all-time high surrounding the Drake women's basketball team during the upcoming 2006-07 campaign as the Missouri Valley Conference announced on Oct. 30 that the Bulldogs have been tabbed as the preseason favorite to capture the 2007 MVC crown
Ugandan-born Jimmy Senteza, Drake associate professor of finance, is organizing a course, "Sustainable Development in Africa," that involves a 21-day journey to Uganda that will examine globalization from the perspective of a sub-Saharan African country
Central Iowa alumni enjoy "Dessert with Drake:" As part of Drake's ongoing 125th birthday celebration, the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs will treat alumni to dessert and other goodies at The Principal Financial Group on Tuesday, Nov. 7