Alumni and Development

Let's DU Lunch 

2016 Spring Series

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 join us for the 17th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

March 2 ... RSVP by Feb. 26
April 6 ... RSVP by April 1
May 4 ... RSVP by April 29

Des Moines Club
666 Grand Ave. (34th Floor of the Ruan Building)
Parking available in the public ramp at 9th and Locust

Networking begins at 11:30
Buffet opens promptly at 11:45
Speaker begins at noon

$17 per event or $42 for all three lunches
Young professional (under 35): $13 per event or $30 for all three
Sorry, Pay in advance or at the door; no refunds given on cancellations or "no shows."
Walk-up's welcome, but reservations are recommended due to limited seating.  
We cannot guarantee you a seat without a reservation.  


eatDSM:  Drake, Dining, and Des Moines
Chris Diebel, Scott Carlson, and Sarah Pritchard

Des Moines has one of the best culinary scenes in the Midwest thanks in part to Drake alumni business and restaurant owners Chris Diebel, JO'03, GR'11; Scott Carlson, BN'93; and Sarah Pritchard GR'10.  Hear their success stories and insights on what the future holds for Des Moines-area dining.

Drake & Des Moines:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Martha Willits, Tiffany Tauscheck, and Zach Nunn

Great cities require great universities.  Great universities require great cities.  Hear from Drake alumni Martha Willits, FA'69, GR'72, GR'97; Tiffany Tauscheck, JO'01; and Zach Nunn, AS'02, who have played a leadership role in helping to build strong partnerships in central Iowa over the years while positioning both Drake and Des Moines for an even brighter future.

From Drake to Nashville
Danika Portz

The road to stardom is often formed when passion and talent meet opportunity.  With her hit release, "Greatest Show on Earth,"  Drake alumna Danika Portz, BN'11, is a rising star in country music.  Danika will discuss how she broke into the music industry, life on tour, and what her fans can expect in the future.  


Questions?  Contact Jennifer Woodley, GR'07, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, or (515) 271-1947. 

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Quantity and Pricing
Let's DU Lunch Spring Series
Register for all 3 events for a discounted rate
A schedule has not been set up for this event
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Let's DU Lunch March
eatDSM: Drake, Dining, and Des Moines
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 17.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 13.00 ea.

Let's DU Lunch April
Drake & Des Moines: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 17.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 13.00 ea.

Let's DU Lunch May
From Drake to Nashville
Danika Portz
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 17.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 13.00 ea.