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DESCRIPTIONUndergraduate recruitment piece for the University. Written & designed by Casey L. Gradischnig
The faculty has trulychallenged me to gobeyond the classroom andthe coursework. Instead ofmemorizing the material, I have had to apply it.They also have challenged me to step out of mycomfort zone and to do things that I never thoughtI would have done.
SUCCESSScored in top percentile for high quality andeffective learning experiences by the NationalStudy of Student Engagement, a survey inwhich students rate their academic experience.
Ranked as a best value in higher educationby both U.S.News & World Report and BarronsBest Buys in College Education.
Ranked as a best value for academicquality and affordability by KiplingersPersonal Finance magazine.
Consistently ranked among the topMidwestern colleges and universities byU.S.News & World Report.
DRAKES FACULTY MEMBERS WORK HARD TO INVOLVE THEMSELVESWITH STUDENTS ON A PERSONAL LEVEL BOTH IN THE CLASSROOMAS TEACHERS AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AS MENTORS.
FUELING DESIRES: Restore prairie grasses
for biology class. Design a business plan
for a local restaurant. Study renaissance
art in Italy. Drakes diverse academic
opportunities will engage, change and
challenge your mind in an active and
supportive environment and they wont
confine you to the classroom. You will
acquire knowledge by testing and
practicing it on campus and in the real
world. You will learn and work with other
students and faculty in a variety of
settings, from small classes and laborato-
ries to e-mail discussions and seminars in
You will get your hands dirty, your
assumptions challenged and your mind
opened to new perspectives and
opportunities. You will learn by doing. In
the process, you will equip yourself
to succeed in your own way in a fast-
LEARN FROM THE BEST: More than 95
percent of Drakes faculty hold the highest
degrees in their field. And they not
teaching assistants are the ones who
will teach and inspire you. Youll be guided
by professors who hand out their home
telephone numbers on the first day of
class. They will interact with you inside
and outside of the classroom. Theyll be
there to support you not only during
your college years, but as friends
and mentors who will celebrate your
achievements long after the ink is dry on
STIMULATING AND RELEVANT CLASSES
PHARMACY MAJOR TODD THUC PHAM
HIT THE GROUND RUNNINGTHE DRAKE CURRICULUM, a general education
curriculum required of all undergraduates, gives
you diverse choices across 10 academic areas of
inquiry. In your first year, you will work with your
faculty advisor to create a rigorous, individualized
plan to help you achieve your educational and
career goals. If youre undecided on your major,
the Drake Curriculum will give you a taste of
different disciplines while helping you fulfill
academic requirements. As part of the Drake
Curriculum, all first-year students choose a First-
Year Seminar. These interactive, interdisciplinary
courses will immediately engage you in topics
such as globalization, genetics, alternative
medicine, poverty, extraterrestrial intelligence,
and race in film and fiction. In most First-Year
Seminars, students also live on the same
residence hall floor together.
The Honors Program is designed for qualified
students who seek challenging, discussion-based
courses on interdisciplinary and topical issues as
well as learning experiences outside class.
Honors classes are small and span several
disciplines and approaches to learning.
GLOBAL THINKING: The Drake University Language
Acquisition Program (DULAP) offers a unique
approach to language studies. Through the
customized, one-on-one sessions of DULAPs
Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)
program, the Language Across the Curriculum
(LAC) program and Drakes study abroad program,
students have the opportunity to design their own
approach to language acquisition.
Drake Universitys Center for Global Citizenship
prepares students for responsible global citizenship,
teaches them to function effectively in different
cultural contexts and see their own culture from
the perspective of others. Through academic
programming, faculty development, international
initiatives and community outreach, the Center
ensures that global perspectives and issues are an
integral part of the intellectual and cultural expe-
rience of all members of the Drake community.
RICHARD GOLFIN III DOUBLE MAJOR: Marketing andBusiness Management
HOMETOWN: San Diego
INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE:Gilmore & Bell, PC law firm.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS:Deans List, Pioneer Hi-Bred InternationalInc. International Scholar, National HonorsSociety, Golden Pyramid Academic Scholar.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES:Theta Chi Fraternity president,Interfraternity Council (IFC) board,council member of the Donald V. AdamsLeadership Institute, Coalition of BlackStudents (CBS) member.
DES MOINES' BEST-KEPT SECRET:The Iowa State Fair! Dont knock it tillyou try it.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS:I plan on joining a large corporation andsharpening my skills in a marketing department. Later, I would like to start my own business, or take over my familys distribution warehouse business.ST
CUSTOMIZE YOUREXPERIENCE Drake lets you change, combine or create your own majors.
Interdisciplinary concentrations are available in American studies,human resource management, information technology, LatinAmerican studies, multicultural studies, quantitative economicsand womens studies.
Individualized majors and minors: Students whose educationalgoals lie outside the programs offered may seek faculty approval topursue a combination of existing courses as an individualized majoror minor.
Independent study: Each department in the colleges and schoolsof Drake University offers the possibility of independent studyaccording to the needs and interests of students. These coursesprovide an opportunity for directed or independent study andresearch in selected topics.
The Drake community
fosters openness and
creativity. From day one
I have been active with
top-level faculty, the
provost, the dean of
students and the deans
of the different schools.
Professors put their
STUDENTS CHOOSE FROM MORE THAN 70 PROGRAMS OF STUDY,DESIGN A PERSONAL ACADEMIC PLAN, COMBINE MAJORS OR CREATETHEIR OWN MAJOR.
MAJORSLIBERAL ARTS Anthropology and SociologyAstronomyBiochemistry, Cell and Molecular BiologyBiologyChemistryComputer ScienceEnglishEnvironmental PolicyEnvironmental Science HistoryIndividualized MajorInternational RelationsLaw, Politics and SocietyMathematicsMathematics Education (Secondary)PhilosophyPhysicsPhysics/Pre-engineeringPoliticsPsychologyReligionRhetoric and Communication StudiesSociologyStudy of Culture and SocietyWriting
DETAILED INFORMATION for every programof study offered by Drake is located on theDrake Web site: WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU
A huge percentage of the knowledge andexperience that I havegained at Drake islargely due to Drakessmaller and morepersonal atmosphere.
CAMMEO MEDICI MAJOR: International Relations
HOMETOWN: Chariton, IA
INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE:George Washington Carver intern for theWorld Food Prize Foundation. During thissemester-long internship I had the opportu-nity to meet and work with former U.S.Ambassadors, Nobel Peace PrizeLaureates, and prestigious leaders fromaround the globe.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS:Deans List two semesters and Presidents List two semesters.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES:North American Ambassador for theInternational Student Association, GlobalAmbassador, and member of La FuerzaLatina, Coalition of Black Students and Campus Fellowship.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS:I would like to serve in the Peace Corpsand someday work for a humanitarian aid organization. I would like to own myown business.ST
Pre-professional InterestsPre-dentistryPre-lawPre-medicinePre-veterinary medicine
Minors or concentrations are available in American studies, anthropology, geography, Latin American studies, primate studies, womensstudies and in most fields which offer majors.
FINE ARTSDepartment of Art and DesignBFA and BA in Graphic DesignBFA and BA in Studio Art (drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture)
BA in Art History Department of MusicBA, Music MajorBachelor of MusicApplied Music (instrumental, piano or vocal music performance)
Elective Studies in BusinessBachelor of Music Education-Instrumental or Choral
Jazz Studies ConcentrationDepartment of Theatre ArtsBFA inTheatre (acting, directing or theatre design)Musical TheatreTheatre Education
BA in Theatre Arts
Minors are available in art, music and theatre.
TOTAL IMMERSION COURSES: One day you
might work with other students on a plant
genetics problem for a major biotech-
nology company. The next youll debate
the social justice of communism versus
democracy. You could use a computer to
design sets and lighting for a student-
directed play. Or you might engage in
service learning while working for a local
DEFINE YOURSELF: Your experiences in the