Past Virtual Event Recordings

See below for past Alumni Virtual Event recordings.

September 29, 2020
Back to Class with Griff II
Meet Griff II, Drake University's new live mascot during a live virtual event.

October 13, 2020
DU Good Month Panel
Join us during DU Good Month for a panel covering volunteerism and insights from the nonprofit sector.

October 19, 2020
Back to Class: Civility, Ethical Leadership, and Character Development
Executive director Scott Raecker shares about The Robert D. & Billie Ray Center and the center’s mission to enhance civility through ethical leadership and character development.

October 22, 2020
Back to Class: Lessons from RBG
Join us for a discussion around the legacy and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how Drake brings her work into the classroom.

October 27, 2020
Let's DU Lunch - Fall 2020
Join us for our first virtual Let's DU Lunch. President Marty Martin will give an update on the University, current projects, and the COVID-19 pandemic response.

October 28, 2020
Back to Class: Second Acts
Your Drake education helped prepare you for a rewarding and satisfying career. Maybe you plan to retire soon or already have, or perhaps new chapters are on the horizon. What will be your “Second Act?”

October 29, 2020
Dallas-Fort Worth DU Good Month Panel
Join us to learn about opportunities to volunteer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Moderated by Regional Alumni Board member Bob Luxen, FA’73, the panel will include representatives from the North Texas Food Bank, Vogel Alcove, The Senior Source, and Transforming Lives.

November 19, 2020
Let's DU Lunch - Jonathan Azu and Louis Carr
Jonathan Azu, BN’99, and Louis Carr, JO’78, met when their music industry career paths crossed, and a mutual Drake experience sealed the deal: The two Bulldogs became friends, mentors, and collaborators.

December 10, 2020
Back to Class: Then and Now
Listen as Don Adams, Drake’s first vice president of students, and Jerry Parker, current dean of students and Adams’ contemporary, discuss Drake student life, then and now.

January 26, 2021
Back to Class: Inside Drake: Leadership, Structure, and Governance
Get to know Drake University from the inside. Nate Reagen, chief of staff, will give attendees a firsthand look at the leadership, structure, and governance of the University. Join us for a 60-minute session on an inside look at Drake.

February 11, 2021
Back to Class: Bright College
This presentation from Bright College Dean Craig Owens will offer insight into the history and development of Bright College, its aspirations for the future, and its mission.

March 25, 2021
Back to Class: Permission to Innovate: What Should Stick in Education, Post COVID
Trent Grundmeyer, assistant professor of educational leadership at Drake University, shares various examples of his own and other K-12 leaders' successful ideas that have demonstrated effectiveness. Grundmeyer challenges participants to think about what changes to K-12 should stick after the pandemic.

March 31, 2021
Back to Class: COVID-19 Vaccines: Unlocking the Door Out of the Dungeon
Join College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Professors Geoffrey C. Wall and Brian Gentry to learn more about why this virus has caused a pandemic and the major studies of the three vaccines out for COVID-19.

March 31, 2021
Back to Class: COVID-19 Vaccines: Unlocking the Door Out of the Dungeon
Join College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Professors Geoffrey C. Wall and Brian Gentry to learn more about why this virus has caused a pandemic and the major studies of the three vaccines out for COVID-19.

April 1, 2021
Back to Class: The Harkin Institute: It’s Not Just an Awesome Archival Collection
Join College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Professors Geoffrey C. Wall and Brian Gentry to learn more about why this virus has caused a pandemic and the major studies of the three vaccines out for COVID-19.

April 24, 2021
Boyd Granberg's 100th Birthday Virtual Celebration
Celebrate Boyd Granberg's 100th birthday as we toast to his achievements and contributions, and connect with fellow pharmacy graduates.

April 28, 2021
Back to Class: Birthing a Movement: Midwives, Law, and the Politics of Reproductive Care
Drake University Professor Renée Cramer will take a dive into her book, Birthing a Movement: Midwives, Law, and the Politics of Reproductive Care.

May 12, 2021
Class of 1970 & 1971 Virtual Get-Together
Join us for an evening of memories and fun and toast to your milestone anniversary!

May 13, 2021
Back to Class: Inside Above and Beyond Cancer with Drake Community Press
During this Back to Class session, we'll hear from Carol Spaulding–Kruse, professor of English and Drake Community Press director and Dr. Richard Deming, medical director of MercyOne Cancer Center in Des Moines and founder of Above + Beyond Cancer.

May 19, 2021
Back to Class: Fighting Fake News - How You Can Help Stop the Spread of Misinformation
Misinformation can run rampant before traditional news media can catch up. Jennifer Konfrst, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will cover questions like: What role do media play in combatting so-called "fake news"? How do you even define fake news? And how can consumers make an impact?

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