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Brytani Cavil Oreon Scott FEATURE

Drake’s top senior is passionate advocate for equity, devoted mother of two

When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.
April 29, 2016

Drake Theatre to host 'The Wild Party'

Drake University Theatre Department roars into the 1920s with Andrew Lippa's risqué prohibition era musical, The Wild Party, from April 28 to May 1.
April 25, 2016

LPS students to present at Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies conference

Three students in Drake University’s Law, Politics, and Society program have been selected to present research papers at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergraduate conference in Ames.
April 8, 2016

Alumni-founded theater company’s on-campus debut to star retired Drake administrator Wanda Everage

A theater company founded by four Drake alumni will stage its debut production on campus, with retired Drake administrator Wanda Everage in a leading role.
April 8, 2016

Theatre production gives voice to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Drake University will host “Messages: A Lived Experience Play about Sexual and Relationship Violence" on April 12.
April 7, 2016

Keys to Excellence features Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, April 18.
April 7, 2016

Chen receives Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

Phillip Chen, professor of drawing and printmaking at Drake University, recently received the 2015/2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The foundation has awarded Chen $20,000, for his work in printmaking. This is Chen’s second major art grant after receiving the Louis B. Comfort Tiffany Award in 2006. Established in 1985 through the generosity of the late Lee […]
April 4, 2016
Bill Nye FEATURE

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

Drake Theatre Department presents "The Taming of the Shrew"

The Drake Theatre Department presents a new twist on Shakespeare's classic "The Taming of the Shrew," beginning Thursday, March 31.
March 25, 2016

Show highlights 29 students’ work

Nearly 100 works entered into the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, awards presented to eleven artists.
March 23, 2016

45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Anderson Gallery recently celebrated the opening of the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition with a public reception and award ceremony.
March 3, 2016

J-Term propels record label

Drake students dive deep into music, media, and money—bringing a live show to the Drake neighborhood while experiencing the workings of the recorded music industry.
February 24, 2016
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Drake among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Drake University has made its debut on the Peace Corps’ annual Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, ranking No. 23 among small universities.
February 23, 2016

Violinist/social activist Mazz Swift to deliver Myron Marty Lecture

Violinist, social activist, and cultural ambassador Mazz Swift will deliver the 2015-2016 Myron "Mike" Marty Arts and Humanities Lecture at Drake University. The evening of collaborative performance and commentary is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The event is free and open to the public; tickets […]
February 22, 2016
Joel Venzke FEATURE

Researchers control ultrafast electrons in motion

A physicist from Drake University is part of an international research team that has developed a new method of studying and controlling some of the fastest processes in nature.
February 22, 2016