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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Cary Fowler, executive director of Global Crop Diversity Trust, planted a seed about the importance of preserving the world's crops with nearly 30 Drake law students during his recent Drake visit.

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ALUMNI EVENTS

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 TalkAbout Dinner and Discussion for Urinetown, 6:00 p.m., Levitt Hall. For information or to make reservations send an e-mail to alumni.rsvp@drake.edu SATURDAY, NOV. 15 Drake/Butler Pre-game party, 4:30-6:30 p.m., West End Lounge. Questions? Contact John Brown at john.brown@drake.edu. TUESDAY, NOV. 18 Drake Jazz 1 concert, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine...

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ATHLETICS NEWS

Native Iowan named Drake associate athletic director; Drake alumnus Zach Johnson enjoys victory at golf tournaments in Texas, Nevada; Drake men's and women's basketball teams kick off season with victories; and Drake loses two Centennial Football Team members to heart attacks.

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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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CAMPUS NEWS

Drake students help historic mosque recover from flood damage; Library exhibit reveals Morehouse's astronomy legacy still shining at Drake; and Tickets on sale for 19th annual Drake Madrigal Dinners.

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ALUMNI NEWS

Drake grad takes 23rd place in World Series of Poker; Alumnus wins award for research from international chemistry society; WHO Radio personality Van Harden named SJMC Alumnus of the Year; Painting by alumna selected for national traveling art exhibit; School of Education seeks nominations for 2009 Alumni Awards; and Nominate Drake grads for national alumni awards.

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Saarinen exhibit explores the building of a modern campus at Drake University

Drake University has the distinguished honor of having a campus plan and nine buildings designed by two of the greatest architects of the 20th century. This fall, a comprehensive exhibition sheds light on how those designs by Eliel Saarinen and his son, Eero, reflected Drake's determination to be a modern university that would help propel America into post-World War II leadership.

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