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Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"

The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
September 22, 2016

Haedicke receives grant to study Louisiana coastal restoration initiatives

Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology at Drake University, received a grant to support his research on the social and political organization of coastal restoration initiatives in southeastern Louisiana.
September 19, 2016

Fall series gives global perspectives on social justice

A series of free and low-cost public events at Drake University will highlight the experiences of social justice leaders from developing countries around the world.
September 15, 2016
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Drake third in Midwest in U.S. News 2017 rankings

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among universities in the Midwest.
September 13, 2016

'Death and Dying' series continues with lecture on Jewish bioethics

The Comparison Project at Drake University resumes its two-year series on Death and Dying with a Sept. 15 lecture on Jewish bioethics.
September 8, 2016

Noted pianist to stage comeback concert with help of Drake University students

A noted pianist and composer will make his proud return to the concert stage for the first time in more than 15 years thanks in part to the efforts of Drake students.
August 30, 2016

Lisa West publishes essay on integrating early-1800s novel into course curricula

Lisa West, associate professor of English, is one of several faculty members across different universities participating in a scholarship and pedagogy project designed to re-integrate little known authors and out-of-print texts into the classroom.
August 23, 2016

Ambassador Darci Vetter to speak at Drake University

Members of the public are invited to a free talk by Drake University alumna Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on July 27.
July 20, 2016

Sociology professor's new book examines conflict, compromise in organic food industry

A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Sociology Michael Haedicke explores how farmers, small business owners, regulators, and other stakeholders navigate conflict in the organic food industry.
July 7, 2016

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

In memory of “Doc” Coleman, alumni embrace endless possibilities

Drake University will dedicate William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in honor of one of the university's most longstanding and beloved theatre professors. Coleman, who passed away last year, taught at Drake for 36 years.
June 6, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns with free performances in Des Moines

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
May 20, 2016

Drake alumnus accepted to JET Program

Recent Drake alumnus Jason Withington will teach English in Japan for up to five years as a participant in the JET Program.
May 17, 2016