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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

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

The Comparison Project to focus on Sikh mysticism

The lecture, “Expressing the Inexpressible: The Heartbeat of Sikh Mysticism” by Nikky-Gunider Kaur Singh, Crawford Family Professor of Religion at Colby College uses the ”beat of the heart” as a metaphor to help listeners understand the complexities of Sikh mysticism.
April 8, 2014

DUSCI presents 11th annual DUCURS event

Every spring, DUSCI hosts DUCURS to showcase the exceptional research conducted by Drake students. The conference provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 8, 2014

Cavalcade of Choirs, a concert featuring all four Drake choirs

What do brass sextets, bells, and tuned water glasses have in common? All three will be used during the Cavalcade of Choirs on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Collaboration between singers and instrumentalists is just one aspect of the performance. More than 250 singers from all four Drake University choruses will […]
April 3, 2014

Chinese tradition and diversity through song

A vocal performance from Han Changmei, a visiting professor of music from Minzu University of China in Bejing, and Drake University music students will take place on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
April 2, 2014

Theatre department presents A Streetcar Named Desire

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. This critically acclaimed masterpiece transports its audience to 1940s New Orleans.
April 1, 2014

Keys to Excellence concludes with Beatles inspired concert

The Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will conclude on Monday, March 31 with a performance by Anthony Molinaro, featuring the iconic music of the Beatles.
March 28, 2014

Drake student attends installation of new Norman Borlaug statue in D.C.

Adam Riesselman, a senior studying biochemistry, cell & molecular biology with a minor in computer science at Drake University, will attend one Washington D.C.’s most exclusive events next week—the unveiling of a statue depicting Norman Borlaug in the National Statuary Hall.
March 25, 2014

Currency Wars: Panel to discuss implications of economic growth on global currency

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University will present “Currency Wars? The Dollar, the Euro, and the Yuan,” a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater, 2875 University Ave.
March 20, 2014

The Comparison Project to host West African Dance Workshop

On March 28, Diadié Bathily will visit Drake University to conduct a West African Dance Workshop. The workshop will consist of a lecture followed by a demonstration where students will have the opportunity to develop dance techniques and learn about the culture of West Africa.
March 19, 2014