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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

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

Keys to Excellence Concert Series welcomes Marina Horak

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Monday, March 24 with pianist Marina Horak. Horak has performed in Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Denmark, Italy, Montenegro, and Kosovo.
March 18, 2014

The Comparison Project to discuss West African religion

On March 27, The Comparison Project is hosting Joseph Hellweg, associate professor of religion at Florida State University, who will discuss how hunters communicate with the dead in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
March 17, 2014

Drake professor to receive lifetime achievement award

Aimee Beckmann-Collier, professor of conducting and director of choral studies at Drake University, is the recipient of the 2014 Weston H. Noble Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association (NC-ACDA).
March 12, 2014

Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series continues with Nathan Carterette

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Monday, March 10 with pianist Nathan Carterette from Pittsburg, Penn. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
March 6, 2014

Anderson Gallery celebrates 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University will open Sunday, March 9, in the Anderson Gallery of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The exhibition showcases work by Drake art and design students across disciplines that include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design.
March 4, 2014

Drake Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, directed by Akira Mori, associate professor of music, will perform a concert on Friday, March 7. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
March 4, 2014

Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir host concert to kick-off regional tour

On Tuesday, March 11, the Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir will celebrate the start of their regional tour with a concert on Drake’s campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
February 27, 2014