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Chambers of Secrets

Chambers of Secrets

Mark Chambers is the man with all the keys—and all the access to Drake’s buildings and grounds. Since coming to Drake in the early-1980s, this multi-talented architecture aficionado has come to know Drake’s campus better than just about anyone. He first worked as chief electrician before becoming Drake’s HVAC and Electrical Department manager, then operations […]

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Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever

After a teaching career spanning 35 years at Drake University, Bill “Doc” Coleman left his role as professor and mentor to theatre arts students in 2001 to embrace a life of retirement. “I wanted to write,” says Coleman. “And I read a lot. And there’s always baseball.” Reading, writing, watching baseball. Sounds like retirement. Yet in his […]

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Professional Growth

Professional Growth

Senior Anna Chott is cultivating her career path. In a few short months, senior environmental science major Anna Chott will walk across the stage of The Knapp Center, clutching her diploma—the physical representation of a wealth of knowledge accumulated during her years at Drake. Yet as soon as the academic year is finished, Chott will […]

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Recovery Race  Competes Against Hunger

Recovery Race Competes Against Hunger

When the starting gun fired for the 2014 Drake Relays, Professor of Law Ellen Yee took off. Yee launched a new initiative, now called Next Course, to save pre-prepared but unserved food from the garbage bin and put it to good use. Nearly a year after the program’s pilot operation during the Relays, Next Course […]

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Blue Notes

Blue Notes

A Sense of Adventure Meet Drake’s Next President Space Cowboy Facility Services Director Mark Chambers Retirement, Schmetirement Professor Emeritus Bill Coleman Next Stop, Paraguay Senior Anna Chott Cultivates a Career Hungry for Action Student Help Address Food Insecurity Therapy Goes to the Dogs The Breed Helps Those in Need New Agriculture Matt Russell Has a […]

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A New Chapter Begins

A New Chapter Begins

Earl F. Martin is good on his feet. He learned early in his professional career that dynamic environments don’t follow a script. When he arrives as Drake University’s 13th president on July 1, his first steps will employ a well-tested skillset, one that has served him well in his formidable rise through the ranks of […]

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