November 7 - January 23
- Drake University named a 2015 Best Value in Private Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
December 17, 2014
Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34.
- $1.1 million federal grant to Drake University Head Start will boost quality of early childhood education in Des Moines
December 10, 2014
Drake University has been selected for a $1.1 million federal grant that will allow eight of Des Moines’ urban childcare centers to increase the quality of year-round, full-day service for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
- Drake's marketing program ranked one of the most valuable in the nation
December 10, 2014
Drake University offers one of the most valuable marketing degrees in the nation, according to a new list by College Factual. The higher education ranking website said Drake's undergraduate marketing major is the 14th best value in the nation. The list, featured recently by USA Today College, assigned value rankings by comparing estimated average starting salaries and mid-career salaries […]
- Laura Plumb named PR Student of the Year by PR News
December 9, 2014
Laura Plumb, a public relations major at Drake University, has been named PR Student of the Year by PR News, a publication and online community focused on the public relations industry.
DU in the News
- Top 10 FAFSA Myths Debunked
December 4, 2014 - NerdWallet
Colleges have never offered so much of their resources for financial aid—but to qualify you first have to apply, says Tom Delahunt, vice president for admission and student financial planning.
- Free citizenship courses available online for Iowa schools
December 4, 2014 - Radio Iowa
Character Counts Iowa, an organization based at Drake University, helped finance a project to offer citizenship classes in Iowa middle schools and high schools.
- Drake Student Hits Half-Court Shot, Wins Truck [VIDEO]
November 5, 2014 - ESPN
Bulldog Madness began in full force on Nov. 4 when a first-year student buried a miraculous half-court shot to win a brand new truck.
- Iowa doctor discusses ebola quarantine [Video]
October 30, 2014 - WHO-TV
Dr. Allen Zagoren of Drake and UnityPoint Health discusses the use of quarantines to control the spread of illness.
- Gay marriage: Will Supreme Court drive angry voters to polls?
October 9, 2014 - Christian Science Monitor
Dennis Goldford, professor of politics and international relations, says Iowa Republicans planned to go to the polls even before the Supreme Court declined to review gay marriage cases.
- Changing the Mission of College Athletics
September 12, 2014 - Iowa Public Radio
Sandy Hatfield-Clubb and Craig Owens discuss how Drake is bringing the locker room into the classroom—the Bulldog way.
Faculty & Staff
- Koch presents at 33rd annual Charleston Conference
December 1, 2014
Teresa Koch, professor of librarianship and Collections Development Librarian at Cowles Library, presented at the 33rd annual Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Lazareva named editor-in-chief of Behavioural Processes journal
November 25, 2014
Olga Lazareva, associate professor of psychology, has been named editor-in-chief of Behavioural Processes effective January 1, 2015. Already an associate editor for the journal, she will replace C.D.L. Wynne as editor-in-chief handling manuscripts on behavior analysis, comparative cognition, and experimental psychology. Lazareva’s current research interests focus on behavioral and neurobiological aspects of early visual processes in […]
- Haedicke publishes article in "Contexts"
November 21, 2014
Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology, had a feature article published in the Summer 2014 issue of Contexts. The article, titled “Small Co-ops in a Whole Foods World,” examines the difficulties natural food co-op stores encounter in an increasingly competitive market. It details the strategies these member-owned, mission-driven businesses have put in place to push […]
- Alexander receives mathematics teaching award
November 21, 2014
Mathematics professor Dan Alexander received the 2014 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).