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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Benjamin B. Ullem, a senior partner at the Des Moines law firm of Whitfield & Eddy PLC, has been appointed to a one-year term as dean of Drake University Law School.

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Middle school teachers and their students will benefit from the James McMahon Institute's summer workshop offered by Drake University's School of Education. The workshop aims to give teachers new strategies and information to help students become successful and independent.

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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!