University Advancement

Let's DU Lunch
Twenty years later, we're still whetting your appetite. 

Okay, so we didn’t invent the lunch-and-learn, but nobody puts together plates and people like Bulldogs in the capital city.
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to the 20th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that is more than just food for thought. It’s a heaping helping of connections that bring you closer to your community’s dreamers and doers.

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

Questions? Contact Mark Reiter, assistant director of Alumni Relations at mark.reiter@drake.edu or 515-271-1947. 

Public parking is available in the public ramp at 9th and Locust. Seating is limited. Walk-ins are welcome, but we cannot guarantee a seat without a reservation. Reservations transferable to a guest if you are unable to attend. Registration will close when capacity is met. No refunds given for cancellations or no-shows. 

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
All three lunches of the 20th Anniversary Let's DU Lunch Series
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Quantity
Price
$51.00
 
Wednesday March 07
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Todd Ashby, Executive Director of Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, works closely with local, state and federal agencies to prepare transportation plans and programs. The MPO’s water trails plan provides the region with a roadmap for enhancing the city’s relationship with 150 miles of waterways in Greater Des Moines. The goal is to create an abundant network of water recreation opportunities along the metro area’s creeks and rivers—places for tubing, bird watching, hiking, paddling, boating, and fishing—while incorporating greenways, floodplain protection, and habitat improvements.
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$20.00
 
$16.00
 
Wednesday April 04
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Brian Hardin, Drake University’s 17th director of Athletics. A Des Moines native, Hardin began his tenure with Drake in December 2017 after serving as deputy director of athletics at Marquette University, with prior experience at the University of Notre Dame and Ball State University. Hardin will share what he’s learned during his first months on the job and as he prepares for his first Drake Relays since competing on the Blue Oval himself while in high school and college.
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$20.00
 
$16.00
 
Wednesday May 02
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Keith Miller, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake University, teaches a course on gaming law, as well as courses in the area of torts. He has authored numerous Drake Law Review articles and is coauthor of The Law of Gambling and Regulated Gaming (2nd ed.), the leading casebook on gaming law. Professor Miller is the vice president of educator members for the International Masters of Gaming Law, a global gambling law network and educational organization. He serves as vice chair of the Gaming Law Committee for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He will discuss the history of sports gambling in the United States and the possibility of legal sports betting coming to Iowa and other states.
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$20.00
 
$16.00
 
Event registration summary
Let's DU Lunch–Three Lunch Package:
Standard Rate
0
$51.00
Let's DU Lunch with Todd Ashby:
Standard Rate
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$20.00
Young Professional
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$16.00
Let's DU Lunch with Brian Hardin:
Standard Rate
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$20.00
Young Professional
0
$16.00
Let's DU Lunch with Keith Miller:
Standard Rate
0
$20.00
Young Professional
0
$16.00
Donation:
$0.00
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