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Poet Ocean Vuong to deliver free reading on Feb. 21

One of the world's most influential young poets and essayists will deliver a free public reading at Drake University.
January 17, 2018

Free conference tackles agriculture and food policy issues

The Drake University 2018 Engaged Citizen Conference, “Nourishing (Feeding) the World,” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday,  Feb. 23 in Drake’s Olmsted Center. Admission is free.
January 9, 2018

Palestinian and American students study civic engagement at Drake University

A group of college students from Palestinian and U.S. universities will spend two weeks in Des Moines for a federally-funded program designed to enhance civic engagement and cross-cultural understanding. 
January 4, 2018

Drake University among nation’s top 50 values in private higher education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018. 
January 2, 2018

Drake seniors honored for achievements in public relations

Drake seniors Maddy Gildersleeve and Sarah Mondello received honors during the PR News PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., this month.
December 19, 2017

Students present at national conference for religious scholars

Three Drake seniors had the opportunity to present at a national conference for the world’s largest association of scholars in the field of religious studies.  
December 19, 2017

Roth publishes book on neuroscience's role in American legal system

Martin Roth, associate professor of philosophy at Drake University, recently published Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw, which discusses neuroscience and the role it can play in the American legal system.
December 18, 2017

Mori receives Immigrant Entrepreneur Leadership Award

Associate Professor of Music Akira Mori received the Immigrant Entrepreneur Leadership Award during the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) on Nov. 18.
December 15, 2017

Drake recognized for outstanding student voting rate in the 2016 election

After a campaign season brimming with politicians and pundits, Drake students cast their votes at an exceptionally high rate in the 2016 presidential election.
December 8, 2017

Three sophomores receive NASA scholarships

Three Drake University sophomores received a NASA merit scholarship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the spring 2018 academic semester.
December 8, 2017

Drake’s 143rd commencement features nearly 70 Des Moines teachers

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this month to celebrate the accomplishments of 325 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion fall 2017 semester.
December 7, 2017

City bus to feature art by Associate Professor Ben Gardner

A city bus in the Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) system will be wrapped in the artwork of Benjamin Gardner, Drake University associate professor and department chair of art and design.
December 1, 2017

New building, new worlds

Drake math and computer science majors have formed a variety of Friday afternoon research groups in Collier-Scripps Hall, digging into video game design, VR, data modeling, and more.
December 1, 2017

Senior vocal performance major finds home in senior living

Most Drake University students spend their college years in a residence hall, apartment, or house. But senior vocal performance major Gabrielle Clutter has settled in with a different age group: seniors.
November 29, 2017

Drake student-athlete Madison Glennie honored as a Rhodes Scholar finalist

Madison Glennie, a Drake golf standout and straight-A student, was a finalist for the highly prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year. 
November 21, 2017