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Updated CBPA offerings prepare students for data-fueled world.
October 5, 2015

Des Moines surgeon to open two-year series on death and dying

A local surgeon’s incisive lecture will kick off a two-year exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with death and dying.
September 10, 2015
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Drake University ranks third in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among Midwest master’s institutions.
September 9, 2015

Drake junior is youngest person to ever earn top actuarial designation

At age 20, Roy Ju is the youngest FSA in the history of the Society of Actuaries.
September 4, 2015

Sammons donates $1 million to Drake University Actuarial Program

Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.
July 17, 2015

Drake University receives renewed Center for Actuarial Excellence designation

Drake University has retained its status as a Center for Actuarial Excellence. The designation is held by only 16 colleges and universities in the United States, and 26 in the world.
July 13, 2015

Drake hatchery nurtures start-up success in second year

Ten Drake University students are hard at work this summer developing five new businesses with mentorship and financial support from alumnus John Lorentzen, BN'77, AS'77, and his Lorentzen Student Hatchery.
July 8, 2015

Information sessions for Drake MPA cohort in Quad Cities

Drake University will hold information sessions in Davenport this summer for Quad Cities-area students interested in pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree.
July 2, 2015

Big Ideas for Small Downtowns

Drake students and faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to revitalization in the small towns of Perry and Manning, Iowa.
June 30, 2015

Graduate students and faculty recognized at CBPA awards ceremony

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 7, 2015. The college recognized four graduate students and one faculty member at the event.
May 20, 2015

Homesteaders partners with Drake students to reduce environmental footprint

Homesteaders Life Company, in consultation with students at Drake University, announced today that Homesteaders will begin phasing out plastic water bottle use at their West Des Moines office in favor of a more environmentally-sound, cost-effective alternative.
May 7, 2015

Jim Wallace, BN'77, honored at Actuarial Science Alumni Evening

About 50 Drake University alumni, faculty members, and students of Drake's actuarial science program gathered yesterday for an evening of networking and celebration. The annual Actuarial Science Alumni Evening was held in Levitt Hall of Drake's Old Main.
May 1, 2015

CBPA recognizes outstanding students and faculty at awards ceremony

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration honored students, faculty, and community leaders for their contributions to Drake and the business community at the college’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 8.
April 17, 2015

Pi Alpha Alpha to honor members at awards ceremony

Drake University’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for Public Affairs and Administration, inducted new members and recognized a few with special honors at an awards ceremony Monday, April 13 in Parents Hall.
April 14, 2015

Professor's work inspires major changes at Fortune 500 company, featured in Harvard Business Review

The key findings of research by Prof. Steve Scullen inspired changes in the way Deloittte, a Fortune 500 company, conducts performance reviews.
April 6, 2015