- Mark your calendars: Drake's large music ensembles announce fall performance schedule
August 16, 2016
Drake University’s large music ensembles have scheduled an eclectic series of free performances that are guaranteed to please fans of all ages and tastes.
- Krista Tippett to deliver 37th Bucksbaum Lecture
August 10, 2016
Krista Tippett, an American journalist, author, and talk show radio host known for smartly and sensitively tackling life’s toughest questions, will deliver the 37th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
- Drake Law School to co-sponsor Iowa LGBT Rural Summit
August 5, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will serve as keynote speaker at the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit on Aug. 18, an event co-sponsored by Drake Law School to share information with LGBT people, families, and the community.
- Drake Day at the Fair hits a high note in 2016
August 4, 2016
Show-stopping musical performances book-end Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Aug. 12.
DU in the News
- Who should moderate the debates? A millennial.
August 26, 2016 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/08/24/who-should-moderate-the-debates-a-millennial/?utm_term=.98b0a5b7f0c5
Drake's student body president, Thalia Anguiano, is recognized for having brought an important perspective to the presidential primary debates when she asked Hillary Clinton, "What does white privilege mean to you?"
- Drake University uses new program to improve experience of minority students
August 26, 2016 - ABC-5
Drake University launched a new program this year designed to help incoming first-year students of color acclimate to life at the university.
- Watch the ritual of college move-in day
August 25, 2016 - KCCI-TV
Drake University welcomed nearly 800 incoming first-year students to the residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 24. KCCI chronicled the big day from the perspective of Aleeza Mandel, a health sciences major from Minneapolis, Minn.
- Helping parents with the first day of school
August 24, 2016 - The Des Moines Register
Special programming can help parents of K-12 students handle the stress of sending kids off to school, says Tom Buckmiller, associate professor of education.
- How to Survive College Midterms
August 19, 2016 - Teen Vogue
Renee Ann Cramer, director of Drake's Law, Politics, and Society program, provided Teen Vogue with one of her favorite tips for preparing for midterm exams.
- Rural pride for small town LGBT
August 19, 2016 - Iowa Public Radio
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was keynote speaker at the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit, an event co-sponsored by Drake University Law School to foster conversation and share information with LGBT people, families, and the community.
Faculty & Staff
- 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.
- Wall named Next-Generation Pharmacist Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
August 12, 2016
Geoff Wall, professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, has been named the Next-Generation Pharmacist Health-System Pharmacist of the Year.
- Shontavia Johnson named ABA top young lawyer
August 5, 2016
Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, has been named one of the nation’s top young lawyers by the American Bar Association (ABA).
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