- Radia, Willis to receive Ray Center's 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award
July 27, 2015
The Ray Center, formerly known as Character Counts in Iowa, will issue its 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award to Suku Radia, President and CEO of Bankers Trust, and Rich Willis, dealer principal at Willis Auto Campus.
- Harkin Institute, Drake University Archives to celebrate ADA legislation's 25th anniversary
July 21, 2015
The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University and the Drake University Archives and Special Collections will publicly unveil Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s Americans with Disabilities Act congressional files and materials on the 25th anniversary of the signing of Harkin’s signature piece of legislation.
- Drake alumnus Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff
July 20, 2015
Zach Johnson, BN’98, who won the 144th Open Championship today following a four-hole playoff.
- Sammons donates $1 million to Drake University Actuarial Program
July 17, 2015
Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.
DU in the News
- Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff
July 20, 2015 - USA Today
Drake University alumnus Zach Johnson, BN'98, won the British Open on July 20 after a four-hole playoff.
- Drake alums' pharmacy to focus on personalized prescriptions and general healthy living
July 20, 2015 - Bloomberg
Drake alumni Wade and Jennifer Siefert own Preckshot Professional Pharmacy, a unique health center and Illinois' largest compounding pharmacy.
- Sammons Donates $1 Million to Drake University Actuarial Program
July 16, 2015 - Yahoo Finance
Sammons Enterprises, Inc. has donated $1.0 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.
- The Right Prescription for Internationalization
July 16, 2015 - NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students Kelsey Japs and Erica Truong discuss their international rotations to the Dominican Republic in an article on influencing local and global health.
- Drake Observatory: Des Moines' ghostly path to stars
July 13, 2015 - Des Moines Register
The Des Moines Register reports on the fascinating history of the Drake Observatory and the many free and open to the public events the University hosts there each year.
- Des Moines teachers to get free master's degree from Drake University
June 24, 2015 - WHO-TV
An innovative partnership between Drake University and the Des Moines Public School district will allow some teachers to earn a custom-tailored Drake master's degree at no cost to the teacher.
Faculty & Staff
- Cheryl Clarke named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association
July 17, 2015
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
- Kende authors textbook on comparative constitutional law
June 11, 2015
Carolina Academic Press recently published "Comparative Constitutional Law: South African Cases and Materials in a Global Context" by Mark Kende, director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center and a James Madison Chair Professor in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School.
- Mathematics professor co-authors book on number choice
June 5, 2015
Tonia Land, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Education, has co-authored an professional book "Transforming the Task with Number Choice.” The book defines number choice and explores its use in problem solving, ensuring mathematics is accessible and engaging for all students.
- Pharmacy professor pens Diabetes Case Studies book
May 29, 2015
June Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice, is the primary author of a new casebook that helps student pharmacists and practitioners to provide quality diabetes care. Diabetes Case Studies (with Interprofessional Perspectives) will be available exclusively in the American Pharmacists Association's online subscription platform, PharmacyLibrary, beginning June 1, 2015. It provides teaching faculty and practitioners a rich source of […]