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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

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

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

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