Special Events

The Special Events/Community Service Committee develops and implements plans for special events on campus and shall offers ideas for enhancing community service opportunities across campus.

Show your LOVE in February!!


From Monday, February 2 until Noon on Friday, February 6, staff can encourage the hearts of their colleagues by sending a Heart Gram.

Each Heart Gram will include a heart healthy recipe and tip for the recipient. Heart Grams will be delivered via campus mail the week of February 9 – 13.


Thursday, February 12 is Wear Red Day!

Join All Staff Council and Drake Wellness for the Pack the Track walk on Thursday, Feb 12 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Knapp Center.

Fruit will be available on a first come, first serve basis to all who come to Pack the Track .

There will also be free blood pressure screenings available to all at the track! 

Sponsored by Drake Wellness and All-Staff Council Special Events Committee

All Staff Council Homecoming Tailgate

Come join us October 24 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Helmick Commons for a Homecoming Tailgate celebrating Drake’s Homecoming!

  • Meet football players, cheerleaders, and hang with Spike
  • Soup/Chili discounted lunch from Sodexo. $5 includes your choice of:
    • Chili with toppings or
    • Spiced Pumpkin Soup (vegetarian) and
    • Corn Bread
    • Warm Apple Cider
    • Water
  • Yard Games 
  • Football Kicking Contest and Bags Tournament with Prizes!
  • Informal “kickoff” to United Way and Iowa Shares programs by learning more about their programs
  • Athletic giveaways

Thank you to all the staff members who attended the All-Staff Council Special Events Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 24. The lucky winners of the raffle prizes are listed below. The ASC Special Events Committee would like to thank Athletics for the generosity in donating the prizes for the drawing.

Winner Prize
Megan Martin
College of Arts & Sciences
2 tickets to Nov 1 Football Game
Heather Travis
2 tickets to Nov 15 Men’s Basketball Game 
and a basketball shirt
Randi Boelkes
Student Accounts 
2 tickets to Nov 14 Women’s Basketball Game
and an autographed basketball
Renae Chesnut
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 
Drake Basketball t-shirt 
Nancy Geiger
Academic Excellence & Student Affairs 
Drake Relays socks
Denise Ganpat
Center for Global Citizenship 
Drake Relays polo shirt
Jennifer Glover Konfrst
School of Journalism & Mass Communication 
Drake Relays t-shirt 
Mindy Davis
Office of Residence Life
Mini Spike stuffed animal 

2013-2014 Events

‌Bulldog Bingo!

BINGO with Beautiful Bulldog - LUCEY!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thanks to the more than 50 people who attended the inaugural Bulldog Bingo event!

With your support, All Staff Council collected $176 in monetary donations and 24 bags of pet food and treats for Beautiful Bulldog Lucey's charity of choice, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. 

24 Drake Staff members were Bingo winners, winning various gift cards and Drake gear.

PI Day

Celebrate with pie on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Parents Hall South

  • Bake or bring a pie to share
  • Raffle for Drake Relays tickets
  • Make new friends!

On behalf of the All-Staff Council, we wanted to thank all of you who brought in homemade and store bought pies for Pi Day.  We also wanted to thank the faculty, staff, and students that joined in the festivities. 

The contest for the homemade pies was a close one – the winners are Amy O’Shaughnessy – A&S and Christine Marchand – Provost Office.  These individuals will receive Relays swag. 

The winners of the Relays ticket raffle are Jeff Sabin – OIT and Professor Adina Kilpatrick – Physics.  Congratulations to the winners and we thank you again for coming to the event!

Faculty/Staff Holiday Pancake Breakfast

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thank you for your generosity at the All University Holiday Breakfast!

319 total items were collected + $48 in cash. With every dollar community action can purchase $11 worth of food from the food bank, stretching our donation even further! With the cans collected it is estimated, that more than 20 families will benefit in some fashion from donations made this morning!

  • 87 cans of vegetables= 20 families
  • 25 cans of fruit=6 families
  • 67 cans of soup=22 families
  • 53 cans of beans=26 families
  • 6 cans/bag of potatoes
  • 24 cans spaghetti/tomato sauce= 24 families
  • 1 cornbread mix
  • 22 cans of meat=7 families
  • 3 Jars Peanut Butters
  • 6 juice boxes
  • 12 pastas=6 families
  • 2 cakes
  • 11 Misc items

Thank you again for adding to the holiday baskets to benefit the city of Des Moines Community Action Agency!

‌Pumpkin Palooza!

Come celebrate Halloween with your co-workers! 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Hubbell Dining Hall, lunch available for $7.25

Pumpkin Chunkin' starts at 12:15 p.m.—enter by bringing a women's product, toiletry, or monetary donation for The Mid-Iowa Sexual Assault Response Team

Pumpkin Carving Contest voting starts at 11 am, so make sure your office submits your already carved pumpkin by 10:15!

Annual Drake Mini-Golf

The Special Events Committee of the All Staff Council is inviting you to participate in Drake's Annual Mini-Golf event this summer!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Olmsted 

Get out of your office and come socialize with your colleagues/friends.

It's summer and time to see how your golf game has improved!

Your department can even design your own hole! The committee is looking for offices and departments interested in sponsoring a hole for this event. It doesn't cost much, just a little creativity!

If you or your department are interested in sponsoring a hole, please identify one individual in your department who will serve as the primary contact. You will also need to have a couple of representatives available on Wednesday, August 7 to help set up, be present at event and tear down.

Each office/department sponsoring a hole will need to provide a putter, ball and small prize.

For more information or to reserve a mini golf hole please contact Jana Peterson at x2027 or jana.peterson@drake.edu

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