April 11, 2018
April 10, 2018
- In remembrance of former Drake University President and Iowa Governor, Robert D. Ray
July 8, 2018
The following message was sent to campus by Drake University President Marty Martin on July 8, 2018: With a heavy heart, I am writing to share that our cherished friend, distinguished alumnus, and former colleague, Robert D. Ray, died this morning. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as […]
- In remembrance of Larry Cotlar
July 1, 2018
Drake University offers its condolences to the family of Larry Cotlar, who passed away overnight during flooding in Des Moines. “Our hearts go out to Larry’s family and friends, especially the thousands of Bulldog fans in Des Moines who have come to know Larry as the voice of their hometown team,” said Marty Martin, president […]
- Mental health TV show—brainchild of Drake graduate student—finds funding
May 22, 2018
On behalf of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, Drake University School of Education graduate student Ramona Wink earned a $10,000 award from the 100+ Women Who Care non-profit organization. These funds will be used to create a TV show dedicated to mental health awareness that Wink has initiated. Wink is working toward her master’s […]
- Bachelor of Fine Arts Show, Points of Intersection: “an eccentric exhibition”
May 15, 2018
The Department of Art and Design at Drake University presents the 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) exhibition, Points of Intersection, from May 1—20. The show serves as a culmination of the five BFA graduating seniors’ work during their time at Drake, with a total of 67 works on display in media including painting, drawing, […]
DU in the News
- Drake's Timmer an example of NCAA gone right
March 5, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A sports columnist from St. Louis encourages the NCAA to build an advertising campaign around Drake basketball standout Reed Timmer, the university's all-time leading scorer and a member of Drake's Doctor of Pharmacy program.
- Tips for administering medicine to children
December 11, 2017 - The Des Moines Register
Professor Edward Bell, author of the new book "Children's Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know," shares tips on safely and effectively administering medication to kids.
November 6, 2017 - DSM Magazine
Finance major McKenna Haase applies her studies to a career as a champion sprint car driver. She's a fan favorite and manages all her own sponsorships.
- Opioid prescriptions should be ordered with more care, state says
October 27, 2017 - The Des Moines Register
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hosted “Identify, Prevent, Recover: Combating Opioids in Iowa” in Drake University’s Sussman Theater.
- 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.
Faculty & Staff
- Professor of Art and Design Researching Civil War Art
July 12, 2018
Building on her scholarship on artwork about the American Civil War, Maura Lyons, professor of art and design at Drake University, is spending her summer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields, researching a painting in the collection called Our Flag. Her plan is to combine an art historical analysis of the painting […]
- Drake political scientist featured on the cover of Times Literary Supplement
May 4, 2018
Kieran Williams, adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science, was featured on the cover of this week's issue of The Times Literary Supplement.
- Professor to present at international conference on behavior analysis
May 3, 2018
Maria Valdovinos, professor of psychology, has been invited to present at the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s 44 Annual Conference later this month.
- Professor publishes book on eating disorder recovery
May 1, 2018
Catherine Gillespie, associate dean of the Drake University School of Education, has published an academic book on eating disorder recovery.
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