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‘Historic moment’: Drake celebrates first new academic buildings since 1993

Drake University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this weekend to celebrate the University’s first new academic buildings since 1993.
October 7, 2017

Mysteries of Drake

Rumors have surrounded the campus burial of President Morehouse, the house that the Fine Arts Center was built around, and the tunnels underneath campus for generations of Bulldogs.  
October 3, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Kretschmer Leads Through Music

Kelly Kretschmer, AS'12, GR'16; is the fine and performing arts curriculum coordinator for Des Moines Public Schools. She is striving to develop a program that removes barriers and creates equity. Learn more about how Drake has helped during her journey.
October 3, 2017

Jane Austen scholar to deliver free lecture on Oct. 11

Devoney Looser, author of "The Making of Jane Austen," deliver a free public lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room.
October 2, 2017

Drake Theatre presents Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?"

A family’s already dysfunctional lives begin to crumble when a dark family secret is revealed in Drake University Theatre’s production of Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" The production runs Oct. 5-8.
September 27, 2017

World-famous operatic baritone Sherill Milnes and soprano Maria Zouves to visit Drake Sept. 28-29

World-famous operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes and his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will hold a series of public lectures and masterclasses during their first visit to the University in 13 years.
September 22, 2017

Summer camps give voice to immigrant/refugee youth and religious minorities

Drake University hosted summer storytelling camps for immigrants, refugees, and interfaith students from Des Moines high schools.
September 14, 2017

The Anderson Gallery presents "Apparatus: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews"

The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of APPARATUS: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews, an exhibition running Sept. 22 to Oct. 22, 2017.
September 12, 2017

Drake third among Midwest regional universities in 2018 U.S. News rankings

Drake University is one of the Midwest’s best universities, with an exceptional commitment to undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report 2018 "Best Colleges" rankings released today. 
September 11, 2017

The Comparison Project begins new lecture series on miracles

On Sept. 14, visiting assistant prof. Karen Zwier will deliver the first lecture in a new two-year series on the theme of miracles.
September 11, 2017

Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

As the fall semester picks up steam at Drake University, students are effusive in their praise of Drake’s two new academic buildings. Collier-Scripps Hall and the Science Connector Building opened this fall as the centerpiece of Drake’s $52 million STEM@DRAKE initiative.
September 7, 2017

Historian Douglas Brinkley to deliver 39th Bucksbaum lecture

Presidential historian and environmental conservationist Douglas Brinkley will deliver the 39th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series on November 14.
September 6, 2017

Kent honored for mathematics writing

Deborah Kent, associate professor of mathematics, recently was honored for exceptional mathematics writing.
July 28, 2017

Professor’s book advocates for misunderstood musical genre

Eric Saylor, professor of music history at Drake University, has published a new book that seeks to redeem a style of music that he says is gravely misunderstood and sorely underrated.
June 26, 2017

Zenith Chamber Music Festival set for August 15-19

The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.
June 23, 2017