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In their words…Move in is a family affair for first-year students

First-year students and their families express delight at the $10 million renovations of Crawford and Stalnaker and Morehouse Residence Halls. By next fall, Drake will have renovated all of its residence halls and opened a new development with Hubbell Realty Co. providing apartment-style housing for upper-class students and graduate student on the west side of campus.

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

For fairgoers whose food choices were sticking it to them at the Iowa State Fair, Drake pharmacy students offered an appropriate remedy: a free heartburn screening -- and a free sample of Prilosec on a stick. During five days of the fair, pharmacy students conducted approximately 90 screenings, handed out hundreds of brochures and talked to a diverse group of both heartburn sufferers and non-sufferers.

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Calendar

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 • Drake women’s soccer vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m., Drake Stadium. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 • Law School Symposium: “Risk and Responsibility in the 21st Century,” 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Neal and Bea Smith Law Center. • World War I Graphic Posters, Anderson Gallery, Harmon Fine Arts Center, opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue...

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ATHLETIC NEWS

Cole Ingle threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Augustine Agyei with 23.2 seconds left to power Drake to the biggest victory in its 22-year history of nonscholarship football Aug. 30, a 27-24 season-opening upset of Illinois State, ranked No. 7 in the Championship Subdivision.

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Drake moves up in national college rankings

Drake University climbed to fifth in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" rankings and improved its score for academic quality and overall score in the Midwest Master's Universities category of the 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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Foote, Zirkin named outstanding athletes at Drake

Drake senior Sarah Foote, who was named the most valuable women's soccer player in the Missouri Valley Conference, and senior Maor Zirkin, who was named the 2007 MVC Tennis Player of the Year, were named co-recipients of the Tim and Jerry Howlett Memorial Award as the school's top athletes for 2006-07 during the annual Drake Corn Feed and Auction Aug. 27.