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Sleister and Honts earn NASA ISGC grant for synthetic biology project

Heidi Sleister, associate professor of genetics, and Jerry Honts, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, recently received a NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Curriculum Development Grant in the amount of $5,000.
February 27, 2014

The Comparison Project to feature lecture from Daoist perspective

On Thursday, March 6, Louis Komjathy, assistant professor of Chinese relations and comparative religious studies at the University of San Diego, will deliver the lecture, “‘Names are the Guest of Reality’: Apophasis, Mysticism, and Soteriology in Daoist Perspective.”
February 27, 2014

Distinguished Tibetan lama to deliver lecture for The Comparison Project

On March 5, Arjia Rinpoche, a world renowned Tibetan lama, will visit Drake to discuss Buddhist concepts and meditation practices, and share his thoughts on achieving eternal peace through non-dualistic means.
February 26, 2014

Drake Chorale celebrates women in music with free concert

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Drake Chorale, a select women’s ensemble, will perform a concert to celebrate female composers and musicians.
February 26, 2014

Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series continues with Sergio Gallo

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Monday, March 3 with pianist Sergio Gallo of Georgia State University. The concert is free and open to the public.
February 24, 2014

Department of Theatre Arts showcases two student-directed performances

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present All New People and Extremities, directed by Drake theatre majors Matthew Schultz and Cameron Reeves respectively.
February 21, 2014

Drake Choir hosts benefit concert for performance in Avery Fisher Hall

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Drake Choir will host a benefit concert to support the group’s trip to New York in May. The concert will be held on Drake’s campus at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 10, 2014

Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series continues with exciting spring lineup

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, Feb. 18 with pianist Robert Satterlee of Bowling Green State University.
February 7, 2014

Courard-Hauri earns funding for STEM curriculum development

David Courard-Hauri, associate professor of environmental science and program chair, received funding for his project titled, “STEM Curriculum Development: Sophomore-Level Case Study Analysis.”
February 6, 2014

The Comparison Project to offer a lecture and performance on music history and musicology

Jonathan Bellman, professor of music history and literature, and head of academic studies in music at the University of Northern Colorado, will deliver a lecture and piano performance titled, “After Silence, That Which Comes Nearest” as part of the Comparison Project’s spring 2014 programming.
February 5, 2014

Drake University Singing Valentines, available for purchase through Feb. 8

Surprise your special someone this Valentine's Day with a serenade and roses from the Drake University Choir. Students will personally deliver Singing Valentines throughout the Des Moines area on Feb. 14.
January 29, 2014

Roll Over Beethoven, a public lecture on musicology

On Jan. 31, Stephanie Heriger, education programs manager at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will deliver a lecture titled “Roll Over Beethoven: Public Musicology at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.”
January 23, 2014

Drake Chamber Choir tours England

The Drake Chamber Choir, the most select of the University's four choruses, is currently touring England.
January 14, 2014

Drake University/Community Chorus begins spring rehearsals

Starting Jan. 28, the Drake University/Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for an April 13 concert. The chorus is open to Drake students, faculty, staff, and the public, and does not require an audition.
January 13, 2014

Drake Symphony Orchestra holds second concert of the season

On December 4, the Drake Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
December 3, 2013