- Greenfield teenager Hank Bohling receives Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award
September 29, 2016
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named teenager Hank Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa the recipient of the 2016 Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award.
- Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents "Doubt: a parable"
September 28, 2016
Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
- Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"
September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
- Author Kiese Laymon to deliver free public reading at Drake University
September 22, 2016
A black southern writer whose work bridges the worlds of high culture and pop culture will meet with Drake University students this fall and deliver a free public reading on Drake’s campus.
DU in the News
- 'FiveThirtyEight' gives Trump 61.8 percent chance of winning Iowa
September 19, 2016 - Radio Iowa
Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of political science, says Trump has an advantage in Iowa, in part because Democratic voters were divided by a contentious primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
- Memetics and the science of going viral
September 16, 2016 - The Conversation US
Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, authored this explanation of why "Who Let the Dogs Out," Grumpy Cat, and similar web crazes gain traction while other trends and ideas quickly fizzle out.
- Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
September 15, 2016 - Pharmacy Times
Renae Chesnut, dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, spoke with Pharmacy Careers about the college’s learner-centered teaching, opportunities for diverse experiences, and advice for graduating students.
- Cortical Visual Impairment in children
September 9, 2016 - Advance Healthcare Network for OT Practitioners
Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. Jayna Fischbach, assistant professor of occupational therapy, co-wrote this piece on how occupational therapists can help identify CVI.
- The tattoo on your body might not really be yours
September 7, 2016 - Michigan Public Radio
A recent spate of lawsuits involving celebrities, athletes, and even small business owners makes it clear—the tattoo on your body may not belong to you. Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, discusses this developing area of law.
- Ace the transition from full-time worker to full-time student
August 31, 2016 - Yahoo! Finance
Kara Blanchard, assistant dean of admission and financial aid at Drake Law School, offers extensive advice for making a successful transition from full-time employee to full-time student.
Faculty & Staff
- Rovers receives second annual Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award
September 21, 2016
John Rovers, professor of practice in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, recently was honored with the second annual Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
- Haedicke receives grant to study Louisiana coastal restoration initiatives
September 19, 2016
Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology at Drake University, received a grant to support his research on the social and political organization of coastal restoration initiatives in southeastern Louisiana.
- Lisa West publishes essay on integrating early-1800s novel into course curricula
August 23, 2016
Lisa West, associate professor of English, is one of several faculty members across different universities participating in a scholarship and pedagogy project designed to re-integrate little known authors and out-of-print texts into the classroom.
- Bruinekool elected to National Council on Rehabilitation Education
August 22, 2016
Matt Bruinekool, assistant professor of counseling education in the Drake University School of Education, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
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