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  • 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, […]
  • Happy 6th birthday, Griff!
    May 8, 2018
    If you see Griff today, be sure to give him extra snuggles—Drake’s official live mascot is turning six today! In honor of his special day, we’re taking a moment to appreciate everything this pretty pup has done the University.
  • Wayne Ford to receive honorary degree from Drake University
    May 7, 2018
    Wayne Ford, a longtime Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Drake’s 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in The Knapp Center. 
  • The Magic Flute: “One last, amazing show” for Drake Opera Theater director Ann Cravero
    May 3, 2018
    Drake's Music Department presents "The Magic Flute," an opera known worldwide for its timeless beauty, May 4-6. It's a final bow for Ann Cravero, who will step down as director of the Drake Opera Theater after nearly 17 years.
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  • 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.
  • Driven
    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.
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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.
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