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Drake board approves new academic programs, launch of $65 million STEM initiative

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
October 29, 2014

Keys to Excellence concert features Beethoven Project founder

A renowned pianist known for bringing Beethoven to international audiences in exciting and novel ways will perform at Drake University.
October 9, 2014

Drake choirs launch performance season on Oct. 5

Drake’s three select choral ensembles will launch their 2014–2015 performance season Sunday, Oct. 5, with a free concert that celebrates life’s joys and struggles. The concert, “For most this amazing day,” will feature the Drake Choir, the Chamber Choir, and Drake Chorale, and will begin at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2875 University Ave. The […]
September 30, 2014

Drake Theatre presents “Square One” by Steve Tesich

Drake University’s department of theatre arts will present “Square One” by Steve Tesich beginning Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
September 24, 2014

Renee Cramer elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs

Renee Cramer has been elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs. The Consortium promotes undergraduate legal studies education in a wide variety of institutions in the United States and Canada.
September 22, 2014

Professor Thomas R. Rosburg to deliver 30th Annual Stalnaker Lecture

Thomas R. Rosburg, professor of biology at Drake University, will deliver the 30th Annual Luther W. Stalnaker Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
September 19, 2014

International writers visit Drake as part of the Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Reading Series

Three writers from the University of Iowa International Writing Program will be visiting Drake University on Sept. 23 for a presentation titled “Being a Writer in the World: Writing as World Citizenship.”
September 18, 2014

Zen Buddhist scholar to discuss the ineffable as part of The Comparison Project

Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.
September 12, 2014

Drake presents lecture on the Scottish referendum

Derek Wilson, former Scottish solicitor and law professor from the University of Nantes in France, will deliver a lecture titled “The Scottish Referendum on Independence: Bravehearts or Faint Hearts?” on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
September 9, 2014

Rika Uchida, piano, hosts faculty recital in collaboration with Misook Yun, soprano

Rika Uchida, associate professor of piano and theory at Drake University, will give a faculty recital with guest artist Misook Yun, soprano and professor of voice at Youngstown State University, on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Drake University.
August 27, 2014

Drake offers public meditation workshop

The Comparison Project at Drake University will kick off its 2014–2015 programming with a meditation workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.–noon.
August 21, 2014

Bearing Witness

Drake painting students journey into unfamiliar territory with support from faculty members, Angela Battle and Tim Knepper. Learn how an interdisciplinary experience landed Myriah Kolar award-winning artwork.
August 20, 2014
MatsonLume carousel

Artist Charles Matson Lume transforms the Anderson Gallery, beginning Sept. 5

Each piece of artwork, stemming from a single point of illumination in an otherwise completely darkened gallery, invites viewers to consider intersections between the real and imaginary. Matson Lume will provide an introduction to his work at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Harmon Fine Arts Center, Room 336.
August 14, 2014

Drake co-sponsors environmental education workshop for teachers

The Environmental Education Summer Workshop for Teachers—co-sponsored by Drake University, MetroWaste Authority, and Prairie City-Monroe (PCM) School District—is designed to expose educators to a wide range of experiences connecting the natural history of Iowa’s plants and animals to problem-based learning exercises that address both science and math standards.
July 11, 2014

Mary McCarthy appointed to the 2014 Japan Studies Fellowship

Mary McCarthy, associate professor of politics at Drake University, is one of three international scholars awarded the 2014 Japan Studies Fellowship at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C.
June 2, 2014