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Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community

Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community

“I know how hard it is to adjust to the United States and the way of life here,” says Paul Foo, BN’00, an immigrant from Malaysia who came to Drake to study finance, investments, and marketing. “It is not an easy task.” Since graduating from Drake, Foo has worked as a financial planner at MassMutual […]

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The Provost’s Student Art Collection

The Provost’s Student Art Collection

Unbeknownst to many on campus, a small eclectic art collection on the second floor of Old Main spans form, media, and time. In May Ineffability—an intriguing and, for some, baffling canvas—became the 2014 installation in Provost Deneese Jones’ office reception area, joining seven earlier Provost Purchase Award winners that highlight a range of student work. […]

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If This Campus Could Talk: Diane Caldbeck, ED ’72

If This Campus Could Talk: Diane Caldbeck, ED ’72

Diane Caldbeck, ED’72, associate vice president for alumni and development, helps University supporters shape major philanthropic projects as well as raise funds and awareness for Drake’s academic programs and endowment. After more than 25 years on campus—and with three children and a husband who are all Drake alumni—she has a deep understanding of the University. […]

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Agility Underscores SJMC Curriculum Transformation

Agility Underscores SJMC Curriculum Transformation

The answer was simple, at least for Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Get ahead of it. The question was more complex: How do you prepare effective and competitive students for an industry that’s shifting faster than the clouds in a roiling summer thunderstorm? This fall, the SJMC introduced the most sweeping overhaul of the school’s programming […]

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Start-Ups Emerge in Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery

Start-Ups Emerge in Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery

It seems everywhere you look someone is launching his or her own business. The statistics surrounding success, however, are daunting—on average, 25 percent of startups fail within their first year, 55 percent by the fifth year, according to a recent Forbesarticle. The Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery, a newly developed program at Drake, gives students an […]

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Small Town Law Holds Big Opportunities

Small Town Law Holds Big Opportunities

Rural Revitalization If you’re looking for a dizzying breadth of professional experience, head to small-town Iowa. That’s the lesson David Grapentine learned this summer. The third-year Drake Law student spent three months as an intern in Belle Plaine, a picturesque city (pop. 2,534) about 45 minutes west of Cedar Rapids, at law offices owned by Drake […]

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