Special Events Committee

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.

2014-2015 Events

Tailgating at the Agora

October 24th

Details to come!


2013-2014 Events

Bulldog Bingo!

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

Bulldog Bingo was a huge success!

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 14th from 12 to 2 pm 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 spagehtti/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 31st

from 11 am to 1 pm

at Hubbell Dining Hall, lunch available for $7.25

Pumpkin Chunkin' starts at 12:15-- 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!

Who: All Drake faculty and staff

What: Mini-golf event

When: Wednesday, August 7 from 11 am ­ 1 pm

Where: Olmsted ­ Main floor

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



 See What We've Done Over the Years!

Spread the Love: Valentine's Day Celebration 2013

Decorate and enjoy heart-shaped cookies
Take a cookie with you
Sip on hot chocolate
Share your love for Drake with your coworkers

ASC 2011 Pumpkin Palooza:

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Pumpkin Palooza event.

We were able to donate a tote full of personal care/food items to the Iowa Homeless Youth Center.

Congratulations to the following prize winners in the Pumpkin Chunkin' Contest:

Larry Cox – Most destructive (President Maxwell was a close 2nd)

Mary Sanders – Closest

Diance Spahr – Farthest 

In a separate contest, the President’s Office pumpkin won best carved pumpkin! 

It was a tight race with a tied vote that had to be broken by the vote of a passing student!  The traveling pumpkin trophy is now in 211 Old Main until next year’s contest.  Will they keep it? 

April 2010: Best in Show.

Winners of the monthly SPOTlight Award were honored at a campus-wide celebration, and Mary Middleton was named Best in Show. 


December 2009: Des Moines Public Schools Circle of Support Winter Wear Collection.

Those attending the employee holiday breakfast were encouraged to bring mittens, hats, and other winter gear to donate. Four bins of items and $110 were collected for the DMPS Circle of Support. 

November 2009: DMARC Non-Perishable Food Collection.

Approximately 157 food items and over $81 were collected at the Thanksgiving buffet.