- Symposium helps students of color plan for college
August 2, 2017
Fifty Des Moines Public Schools students will participate in a week-long symposium at Drake University to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college.
- Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb to leave Drake University
August 1, 2017
After more than a decade at the helm of Drake University Athletics, Sandy Hatfield Clubb will be leaving the university, effective this Friday. She has accepted a senior partner position with the Pictor Group, an intercollegiate athletics consulting firm, effective Aug. 7.
- Christina Trombley named Drake’s executive director of online education
July 24, 2017
Christina Trombley has been named executive director of the University’s online education programs effective August 14.
- Zenith Chamber Music Festival set for August 15-19
June 23, 2017
The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.
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
- 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.
- West co-organizes 20th anniversary symposium of Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
June 19, 2017
Lisa West, associate professor of English, co-organized the 20th anniversary symposium of the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society, one of the first literary author societies to focus on the recovery of early American writings by prominent women writers of the 19th century.
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