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From the President…

From the President…

The concept of “collective” is, in many ways, central to who and what we are as a University community. In recent years, Drake has emerged as a model for excellence, accountability and integrity in higher education, and it is clear that what we have done is indeed the consequence of collective strength.

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Post-print pioneers

Post-print pioneers

Senior magazines majors found their way into the homes, hands and even pockets of a diverse community this year with the publication of their all-digital lifestyle magazine, Urban Plains. With the bold decision to not produce a print publication, the class became one of the first in the country to create a fully multimedia-integrated digital edition of a student-produced publication.

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The art of education

The art of education

Clive Elliott is a Drake University icon, though he’d grimace if he heard anyone say so. His office wall is plastered with posters from past productions, his bookshelves filled with texts on dialect, acting theory and movement. Every first-year student who comes to Welcome Weekend encounters Elliott on stage. Elliott, the Daniel B. Goldberg Artist in Residence of Theatre Arts, is more than a celebrity; he’s an actor with a deep love for teaching.

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Treating the person behind the prescription

Treating the person behind the prescription

Pharmacists often have only a short window of time to interact with patients who are picking up prescriptions. Knowing how to convey health information in a 30-second spot is essential, but understanding patient lifestyle is also important.

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Athletic Excellence

Athletic Excellence

The Drake Football team is set to play the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl against a Mexican team, the CONADEIP All-Stars, in Tanzania on May 21. That matchup — billed as the first-ever game of collegiate American-style football on African soil — sets the stage for a series of student-hosted football clinics and volunteer opportunities at local orphanages. The trip will culminate with a group summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Parting Thoughts

Parting Thoughts

In the future, students will live in a world that requires an awareness of global events and the ability to understand and interact with people from other cultures. Indeed, it is already a reality that events around the globe have significant implications for every citizen of the United States.

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