Alphabet Soup

Eight not-so-obvious English words that aren’t actually English and how they came to be.   he United States is a melting pot; we all know that. The English language: likewise. Some words have obviously been borrowed from foreign lands: taco, soufflé, poltergeist. With others, like dollar, robot, and ketchup, it’s not so obvious. Some words that we use every day … Read More

Krantz fills Des Moines vegan eating niche

It didn’t take long for Madeline Krantz to figure out that Des Moines was missing something, and once she did, she decided to take action. What Des Moines lacks is options. People do not often think about how difficult it is for others to find a place to eat that fits their chosen lifestyle. As a vegan, Krantz knows all about this constant struggle and decided to do something about it by co-opening and becoming the chef at a new, all vegan café.

Q&A with Alum Emily Richardson

Name: Emilee Richardson

Current Employer: Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, Des Moines

Current Position: Marketing Communications Coordinator

Graduated: 2009

Areas of Study: Public Relations, Marketing, Business Studies

After studying public relations, marketing, and business at Drake University, Emilee Richardson was able to turn a summer job as a camp counselor into a career she loves. She didn’t always have the job of her dreams, but by using some connections that she made both at Drake and as she was working at the Science Center of Iowa as a camp counselor, she was able to land a job that she is excited about every day.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Drake

Domestic Violence Awareness Month started from a “day of unity” in October 1981 and has grown to what it is today. This year Drake University’s Alysa Mozak, coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationship promotion, is getting involved.

Drake introduces BlueMobile app

Drake University took a step into the technological world recently with the launch of its new blueMobile app. The app was created for faculty, staff, and students alike to access important information.