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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

Maryann Huey receives three-year grant to continue with STEM-related project

Maryann Huey, assistant professor of mathematics at Drake University, has been awarded a $600,000 three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education for her project, “Statistics and Probability, Content and Pedagogy, for Secondary Teachers.”
May 28, 2014

Timothy Urness creates iPad app for learning languages

Timothy Urness, associate professor of computer science, has produced an iPad application to help facilitate learning a foreign language.
May 19, 2014

Drake choirs to perform at Avery Fisher Hall, pre-concert in Sheslow

Under the sponsorship of Distinguished Concerts International New York, the Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir will perform at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City—one of America’s most prestigious concert venues. On May 21, the choirs will perform a preview concert on Drake’s campus.
May 19, 2014

Timothy Knepper selected as Ronald Troyer Research Fellow for 2014–2015

Timothy Knepper, associate professor of philosophy and department chair, will be the Ronald Troyer Research Fellow for 2014–15.
May 6, 2014

Senchina honored with 2014 Distinguished Iowa Science Teaching Award

David Senchina, associate professor of biology, recently received the 2014 Iowa Distinguished Science Teaching Award from the Iowa Academy of Science. The award is given to educators for their innovative teaching practices at the post-secondary level. Senchina was nominated for the award by current and former Drake students, as well as faculty and staff from […]
April 29, 2014

Joan Faber McAlister named editor of Women’s Studies in Communication

Joan Faber McAlister, associate professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was recently named editor of Women’s Studies in Communication, an academic journal created by the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC). Women’s Studies in Communication (WSIC) provides a forum for addressing the relationship between communication and gender. The journal has a 40-year history […]
April 28, 2014
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Drake seniors present “Primal,” art exhibition in Anderson and Weeks Galleries

Beginning Friday, May 2, five graduating art and design students will present their senior capstone project titled “Primal” at the Anderson and Weeks Galleries on Drake University’s campus. Their work will be on display until May 16.
April 25, 2014

Robert Meunier elected to the American Bandmasters Association

Robert Meunier, director of bands and professor of percussion at Drake University, was invited to join the prestigious American Bandmasters Association this spring. Election to the American Bandmasters Association is among the greatest honors that can be awarded to members of the band conducting profession.
April 25, 2014
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Department of Theatre Arts presents Italian American Reconciliation

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley, opening Thursday, May 1 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
April 25, 2014

Robert Sterner receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Robert Sterner is a 2014 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.
April 21, 2014

Drake celebrates Pan American Day with Merrill Middle School students

On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
April 15, 2014

“Inside // Out,” new exhibition opening April 11 at Anderson Gallery

“Inside // Out” features the work of Drake University art and design seniors Lauren Oliver, Laura Hansen, Megan Lawrence, and Nicole Dyar. The exhibition will be open to the public April 11-25 at the Drake University Anderson Gallery.
April 10, 2014

Drake hosts the Nelson Undergraduate Conference on Global Affairs, keynote open to the public

Drake University is gearing up to host the first annual Nelson Undergraduate Conference on Global Affairs. The conference, organized by the Roland and Mary Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs, will feature high-quality undergraduate research related to international and global topics.
April 9, 2014