University Advancement

Let's DU Lunch

Ever curious with a hunger for knowledge, Bulldogs love to learn. Satisfy your craving and connect with the pack at Let’s DU Lunch.Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to the 19th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from the Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

Des Moines Embassy Club
34th Floor of the Ruan Building
666 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
11:30 AM – 1 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
Tim Knepper, Professor of Philosophy, Director of The Comparison Project, Drake University
Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Professor of English, Director of Drake Community Press, Drake University
Bob Blanchard, Freelance Photographer, Bob Blanchard Photography

Knepper, Spaulding-Kruse, and Blanchard spent the last two years directing a student-written photo narrative about 15 religious communities in greater Des Moines, which was recently published as A Spectrum of Faith: Religions of the World in America’s Heartland. Each chapter of the book is the story of one faith community, written by a student who spent a semester immersed in the life of that community. Highlighting not only the rich diversity of religion in their state, the project also underscores how that diversity reflects how Iowans have welcomed refugees and immigrants over the last four decades. The book, published through the Drake Community Press, now sells as a fundraiser for the food-panty network of the Des Moines Area Religious Council.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
Niko Medved, Head Coach, Drake University Men’s Basketball
Jennie Baranczyk, Head Coach, Drake University Women’s Basketball

Medved will start his first season as head coach of the men’s program after being named to the position last March. The 2017 Southern Conference Coach of the Year and Minnesota native has a record of building a program through recruiting and player development. Baranczyk will be starting her sixth season as head coach of the women’s program. The 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year is coming off of a historic 28-5 season, including a 22-game winning streak that set both a Drake and Missouri Valley Conference record!

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1
Craige Wrenn, Department Chair of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Administrative Science, Drake University
Sally Haack, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Practice, Drake University

Wrenn has taught and conducted research at Drake since 2004 and is currently focused on neuropharmacology: how medicine can affect the brain and behavior. He was Drake’s Hartig Distinguished Professor in 2011 and received the Troyer Research Fellowship in 2015. As an associate professor, Haack coordinates a pharmacy skills-based lab course for third-year pharmacy students and precepts student pharmacists at Primary HealthCare Pharmacy. Wrenn and Haack will speak about the opioid epidemic—how the crisis started, what makes opioids so addictive, and what countermeasures are being taken by Iowa and other states.

 

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Purchase tickets for the entire Let's DU Lunch series at a discounted rate of $51!
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Wednesday September 06
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tim Knepper & Bob Blanchard - Authors of "A Spectrum of Faith" Young Professional Rate: $16, Standard Rate: $20
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Wednesday October 04
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Niko Medved & Jennie Baranczyk - Upcoming Basketball Seasons Young Professional Rate: $16, Standard Rate: $20
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Wednesday November 01
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Craige Wrenn - The opioid epidemic and what's being done to end it Young Professional Rate: $16, Standard Rate: $20
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Event registration summary
Let's DU Lunch Fall Series 2017:
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$51.00
Let's DU Lunch September 2017:
Young Professional
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$16.00
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Let's DU Lunch October 2017:
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$16.00
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$20.00
Let's DU Lunch November 2017:
Young Professional
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$16.00
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$20.00
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