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At Home in the World

At Home in the World

Careers built near Drake reach lives beyond borders. Anyone who questions the breadth of opportunities that characterize a lifetime in Iowa should talk to Larry, LW’74, and Cynthia Eisenhauer, GR’76. The couple moved in 1975 to an early 20th-century farmhouse in what is now a suburb of Des Moines. It’s been their home ever since, […]

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The Last Word

The Last Word

Welcome Home Originally from Peoria, Illinois, I had never been in Des Moines before visiting Drake University. I knew nothing about the city except that it is the state capital of Iowa. By the end of my first visit, I knew I was headed there to pursue my educational goals (a degree in business) at […]

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Good Counsel

Good Counsel

School of Education faculty connect abilities with workforce needs. Tucked away on the second floor of Drake’s School of Education, Matt Bruinekool and Robert Stensrud quietly rake in millions of dollars. That money, in the form of federal grants, funds the National Rehabilitation Institute (NRI), established at Drake in 1976. With a mission that differs […]

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A Million Different Paths

A Million Different Paths

Pharmacy student Kim Askren shares her passion for math and science, for Des Moines, and for making a difference. I’m a fourth-year pharmacy student from Des Moines. I’m currently nearing the end of eight rotations in different areas of pharmacy and applying for residencies. I’m studying pharmacy because I love math and science and am fascinated […]

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Toppling Hedges, Tapping Synergy

Toppling Hedges, Tapping Synergy

How a Plan, a Chain Saw, and an Incredible City Made Drake Even Better By Jill Brimeyer There have been many pivotal moments in the 133-year relationship between Drake University and Des Moines but perhaps none quite as telling as the day the shrubbery came down. “When I arrived at Drake in 1999, there was a row of […]

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‘We’ll Do It Together’

‘We’ll Do It Together’

Iowa’s capital city has garnered much national attention in the past several years, ranking at or near the top in best-of lists. If Greater Des Moines has not quite yet arrived, it certainly seems to be well on its way. Martha Willits, FA’69, GR’72, GR’97, and Gene Meyer, GR’81, have two distinct vantage points from which to assess success […]

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