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Former President of Mexico will give Bucksbaum Lecture

Former President of Mexico will give Bucksbaum Lecture

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak at Drake University’s Knapp Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, as part of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. Fox served as president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president since 1920, upsetting […]

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Alumni in Afghanistan

Alumni in Afghanistan

Bill Kelly, LW’99, and Maj. Mike Wunn, JO’91, GR’01, LW’01, Drake graduates who were deployed to Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard, spoke at Drake University on March 13 as part of The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship’s spring lecture series. In their speech, “An Afghan Odyssey: Legal and Media Issues through the […]

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Global ambassadors

Karli-Jo Storm, AS’09, taught English in Azerbaijan. Brittany Buchholz, AS’06, studied Islamic principles in Jordan. Their experiences were made possible by Fulbright grants; this year, six more Drake University students and alumni have been selected as Fulbright finalists, giving them the chance to join these students’ ranks. The six students represent the largest class of […]

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Inaugural J-Term courses offer exciting opportunities

After months of planning and preparation, the official list of 49 J-Term classes was released — and it’s caught students’ attention. While some students will use Drake’s new January Term to catch up on credits, others will enroll in on-campus and overseas courses that are brand new to the Drake Curriculum. The list includes classes […]

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What will you do with your Relays weekend?

What will you do with your Relays weekend?

All is quiet on the Blue Oval, but in just a month, world-class athletes will take over the track as they make the pilgrimage to Drake Relays. Adding to the excitement, this year’s Relays take place mere months before the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, as alumni will tell you, the athletic events are only part […]

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Downtown Street Painting: Brush up on your community spirit

Downtown Street Painting: Brush up on your community spirit

Street Painting has long been an unofficial kickoff to Drake Relays Week. This year, Drake is once again partnering with the city of Des Moines and the Court Avenue District to bring the festive event to the downtown area. The third annual Downtown Street Painting, scheduled from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, allows […]

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