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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

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

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

Drake choir offers Singing Valentines as tour fundraiser

Drake Choir is sponsoring several upcoming events to support the group's 2016 concert tour of Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
February 1, 2016

Keys to Excellence features Nicholas Phillips

Nicholas Phillips, associate professor of piano at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will present the next concert in Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series.
February 1, 2016

Drake music major becomes 'youngest senior living resident in Iowa'

Drake University senior Haley Jenkins will live rent-free at Deerfield Retirement Community this semester in exchange for a little musical entertainment.
January 4, 2016

Drake Theatre debuts "Fiorello!" in time for caucus season

Fiorello, a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical perfectly timed for this political season, runs Nov. 19-22 at Drake University.
November 2, 2015

Drake Theatre presents two student-produced short plays

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present two student produced short plays in one performance, beginning Friday, Oct. 30 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
October 26, 2015

Metrick-Chen publishes article in Hyperallergic

Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history in the Department of Art and Design, published “We’ve Always Been Here: A Portrait of the US by Two Black Artists” in the web outlet Hyperallergic.
October 21, 2015

Keys to Excellence Concert Series launches third season

Princeton University faculty pianist Francine Kay kicks off the third season of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series, which raises awareness of Drake's fundraising efforts for the purpose of purchasing 70 brand new Yamaha pianos for the music department.
October 20, 2015