- Winners announced in the 12th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition
September 22, 2017
Drake University hosted a special luncheon to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, which encourages and promotes entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa.
- World-famous operatic baritone Sherill Milnes and soprano Maria Zouves to visit Drake Sept. 28-29
September 22, 2017
World-famous operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes and his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will hold a series of public lectures and masterclasses during their first visit to the University in 13 years.
- The Comparison Project hosts lecture on Quranic miracles
September 22, 2017
Umeyye Isra Yazicioglu, associate professor of Islamic Studies at St. Joseph's University, will deliver the lecture “Miracles as Transforming Invitations to Wonder & Gratitude: An Islamic Perspective" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Sussman Theater.
- Keys to Excellence Piano Series opens Sept. 25 with Steven Spooner
September 15, 2017
Audience members will vote on the repertoire for the Sept. 25 performance by Steven Spooner, who opens the fifth season of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series at Drake University.
DU in the News
- Des Moines Public Schools, Drake University partner to launch student immigrant podcast series
August 11, 2017 - WHO-TV
A new project at Drake University teaches 13 Des Moines high school students to produce a three-podcast series about the immigrant and refugee experience.
- Drake partners with 3 HBCUs for law, pharmacy programs
June 1, 2017 - The Des Moines Register
Drake University has partnered with three historically black universities to provide guaranteed scholarships to their graduates upon admission to Drake’s law and pharmacy programs.
- Drake students set up little pantries for neighbors in need
May 9, 2017 - ABC-5 Des Moines
Drake students are installing 10 little free food pantries this year to help address hunger in the Drake Neighborhood.
- Apple Watch for diabetics won't hit the market soon
April 24, 2017 -
June Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice, discusses upcoming technological advances that may bring comfort and convenience to millions of Americans with diabetes.
- 2017 Best & Worst States for Doctors
March 31, 2017 - WalletHub
Denise Hill, director of the Health Law Program at Drake University Law School, shares some of her favorite tips for current medical students who are considering where to work.
- Furman's Niko Medved accepts Drake head coaching position
March 27, 2017 - The Des Moines Register
Drake University has hired Niko Medved, former head coach at Furman University, to lead the men's basketball team.
Faculty & Staff
- The Comparison Project begins new lecture series on miracles
September 11, 2017
On Sept. 14, visiting assistant prof. Karen Zwier will deliver the first lecture in a new two-year series on the theme of miracles.
- Kent honored for mathematics writing
July 28, 2017
Deborah Kent, associate professor of mathematics, recently was honored for exceptional mathematics writing.
- June Johnson receives American Diabetes Association service award
July 27, 2017
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Practice June Johnson has been awarded the 2017 Dr. Edward J. Hertko Lifetime Service Award from the American Diabetes Association.
- Erin Lain receives 2017 Gertrude Rush Award
June 20, 2017
Erin Lain, associate provost for campus equity and inclusion, received the 2017 Gertrude Rush Award from the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (IOWA) and the Iowa Chapter of the National Bar Association.
Photo of the Day
Drake sophomore Alex Peterson, a computer science and math major, was greeted by this beautiful view as he stepped out of Goodwin-Kirk residence hall. www.drake.edu