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Students can go places with new Spanish minor

When Cara Pratt, AS’12, launched her first of three years (so far) in Paraguay with the Peace Corps, she brought with her an incredibly powerful tool—proficiency in Spanish.
May 28, 2015

Student receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Paige Diamond is a 2015-2016 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Diamond, who is a junior chemistry and BCMB major, was selected from more than 1,200 students nominated nationwide. “I am honored and humbled to be […]
May 11, 2015

Professor's work featured in bestselling "Ladies of Letterpress" book

Sarah McCoy, assistant professor of graphic design, has had her letter press and design work featured in "Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints," a new bestselling book by the Princeton Architectural Press.
May 8, 2015

Drake biology professor revises book on Iowa wildflowers

Thomas Rosburg, professor and chair of biology, recently published the 2014 revised edition of the popular wetland book Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands.
May 8, 2015

Homesteaders partners with Drake students to reduce environmental footprint

Homesteaders Life Company, in consultation with students at Drake University, announced today that Homesteaders will begin phasing out plastic water bottle use at their West Des Moines office in favor of a more environmentally-sound, cost-effective alternative.
May 7, 2015

Drake Theatre presents Irish musical “A Man of No Importance”

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present the Irish musical “A Man of No Importance," April 30-May 3.
April 27, 2015

Memory Prints

For Phillip Chen, inspiration is everywhere: an antique spike from a circus tent, the stories of his great-grandfather working in a California gold mining town, or even the rock piles his children arrange in their backyard. From this collection of materials, ideas, stories, and histories, Chen, professor of art and design and printmaker, creates works […]
April 21, 2015

Art Imitates Life

It is a masterful design of cells and tissue, organs and vessels, ligaments and bone. The human body is a work of art. Dr. Meyer Emanuel understood its intricacies and translated them with brush and palette. The urologist and gastrointestinal surgeon took to the canvas at age 55, and over the next three decades produced […]
April 21, 2015

Multi-media senior thesis exhibition opens May 1 at the Anderson Gallery

Drake art and design seniors present Seek, their senior thesis exhibition starting Friday, May 1 in Drake’s Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, featuring painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, and installation, seeks to both identify and redefine basic human constructions.
April 15, 2015

Drake University a Tree Campus 2014 USA Recipient

  Drake University has received the 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Created in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for engaging their students and staff in conservation goals. In its sixth year, Tree Campus […]
April 15, 2015

DUSCI presents 12th annual DUCURS event

The 12th annual DUCURS event, which is free and open to the public, is in the Olmsted Center from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. DUCURS provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 10, 2015

The Comparison Project to host scholar of Muslim mysticism

The Comparison Project hosts Tamara Albertini, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawai'i, for a lecture on Muslim mysticism on Thursday, April 16.
April 8, 2015

Keys to Excellence Series Features EStrella Piano Duo

The EStrella Piano Duo will perform at Drake University on April 10 as part of the Keys of Excellence series.
April 3, 2015

Drake to host free STEM Festival for K-12 youth

Drake University will host a free, family-friendly STEM Festival for students in grades K-12 and their families on April 16.
April 2, 2015

Drake professor’s documentary to screen alongside Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration in the U.S.

A documentary film co-produced by Drake University English Professor Jody Swilky will be screened in Iowa in conjunction with a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration.
April 2, 2015