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Kiplinger’s names Drake University a 2017 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has placed Drake University at No. 39 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2017.
December 16, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Bill Nye to headline ‘exciting’ day of science at Drake University

Hundreds of Des Moines area high school and college students will dive into science through a series of fun and educational activities that culminate in a free lecture by Bill Nye the Science Guy at Drake University on Thursday, April 14.
March 30, 2016

Mike Cigelman retires after 29 years

Associate Athletic Director, Facilities/Director of Recreational Services Mike Cigelman is retiring from Drake University after 29 years of service. His contributions to Drake read like a highlight reel.
May 28, 2015
The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project

Promoting religious and cultural understanding This past August in Milwaukee, Wis., the crowd in a Sikh temple had recently finished its ritual prayer and had begun to prepare its customary meal. That’s when Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, allegedly came through the doors of the temple and opened fire. The shooter, a man […]
December 6, 2012
Tech in health care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track […]
November 28, 2012
Zach Bosch

Well-rounded Athletes

Football team excels on field and off Above the entrance of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Des Moines hangs a stark reminder: “The price of freedom is visible here.” The quote has served as inspiration to Drake football player Zach Bosch during visits to the hospital to meet with veterans. “I think it has […]
November 13, 2012
App Class

Well-earned recognition

JMC Days highlights J-school success, innovation “Every year our publications get national awards and recognition,” Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa says. “It’s not a fluke; our students and our faculty consistently do great work for journalism. I think people need to know.” Zamarripa, a senior news-Internet journalism and English double major and president of the Drake chapter […]
October 9, 2012
Herb and Karen Baum Symposium on Ethics and the Professions

Retired CEO Still Working

The symposium is preceded by an invitation-only reception on Oct. 1, where the 2012 Herb and Karen Baum Ethics Award will be given to former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray, BN’52, LW’ 54. The ethics award is given to an individual who has made substantial contributions to ethics awareness and practice in the community. “For this […]
October 1, 2012
Teaching for future generations

Comfort and Collaboration

Renovations promote social learning In the future, study spaces will look more like living rooms than voting booths. Students will cluster together in sunlit areas, seated on plush furniture as they debate theories, collaborate on presentations via virtually networked iPads, or just connect. At Drake, that future has arrived. Construction is underway on spaces with […]
August 29, 2012

Learning through Service

Service-learning internships grow skills, social consciousness During summer break, many college students are either working to earn extra cash, picking up college credits, volunteering in the community, or tackling challenging internships in their fields. At Drake, one group of students was able to tackle all of these at once. Through Drake’s Summer Service-Learning and Social […]
July 16, 2012

Where theory meets practice

Research and practical application go hand-in-hand in the Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory. The Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory opened last summer in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with the promise of expanding research opportunities and preparing Health Sciences students for a wide range of careers. In the year since, students and faculty have demonstrated […]
July 3, 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

For these grads, success starts now Finals are finished, dorm rooms are empty and the Class of 2012 has marked the end of their Drake careers. As these grads say farewell, they know they're ready for the next step. Meet just a few of the members of the Class of 2012 who depart with job […]
May 14, 2012

Photo Finish: The 103rd Annual Drake Relays in students' photos


April 28, 2012

America's Athletic Classic

Drake Relays 2012 Calendar of Events NOTE: Events are designated as Student (STU), Community (COMM), Alumni (ALUM) and Athletic (ATH). Some events require pre-registration or RSVP. Events are subject to change. Check the full schedule of events for the most current information. See competition schedule for specific athletic event times.   Thursday, April 26 Drake […]
April 26, 2012