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Drake University hosts lecture on the United Nations

On Saturday, April 5, Chris Whatley, executive director of the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA), will deliver a lecture on the U.N. and its role in conflict areas at 2 p.m. in the Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center.
April 1, 2014

Gardner and White awarded for first place essay

Lisa Gardner, professor of statistics, and Toby White, assistant professor of finance and actuarial science, earned first place in the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) writing competition for their essay, “Managing Investment, Underwriting, and Production Risks from Drought-Related Agricultural Exposures.”
March 27, 2014

Currency Wars: Panel to discuss implications of economic growth on global currency

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University will present “Currency Wars? The Dollar, the Euro, and the Yuan,” a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater, 2875 University Ave.
March 20, 2014

Drake alumna receives Golden Apple Award from Channel 13

Stacie Mitchell-Gweah, a triple degree alumna of Drake University and teacher at Callanan Middle School in Des Moines, was honored with the Golden Apple Award from Channel 13 News.
March 20, 2014

Drake students take third place in regional CFA Institute Research Challenge

Five College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) students had the opportunity to represent Drake at the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute Research Challenge in Des Moines.
March 11, 2014

Drake hosts sixth annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

More than 20 community leaders and nearly 80 students, faculty, and staff were in attendance at the breakfast, which was hosted by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA).
March 10, 2014

Kavilash Chawla to discuss Social Entrepreneurship and the Arab Spring

Kavilash Chawla, global practitioner-in-residence for Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration, will deliver a lecture, “Social Entrepreneurship and the Arab Spring” on Tuesday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at the Downtown Des Moines Library, 1000 Grand Ave.
March 3, 2014

Drake joins forces with Creighton and Nike for marketing competition

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration is joining forces with Creighton University’s Heider College of Business for the first annual Murphy Cup—a marketing student case competition.
February 6, 2014

Drake professor Tom Swartwood on NBC’s TODAY Show

Tom Swartwood, assistant professor of practice in entrepreneurship at Drake University was featured on NBC’s TODAY Show as part of the “healthy, wealthy and wise” series.
January 23, 2014

Drake partners with Bloomberg and CFA Society of Iowa to present finance forum

On Friday, Nov. 8, Drake University will host the Fall Finance Forum in collaboration with Bloomberg and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Iowa. This event will feature leaders in Islamic finance as well as Bloomberg knowledge experts. The daylong forum is free and open to the public and will be held in the […]
November 1, 2013

Drake to host panel discussion on Islamic finance

On Nov. 7, Drake will host a panel discussion on Islamic finance featuring four experts, including Noripah Kamso, advisor of the Group Islamic Banking Division for Commerce Merchant International Bankers (CMIB). This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Sussman Theater at Drake University from 7–8 p.m. Kasmo […]
November 1, 2013

Benard Wabukala to present “Business Opportunities in Emerging Africa”

On Oct. 30, Benard Wabukala, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Drake University, will present “Business Opportunities in Emerging Africa.” This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sussman Theater of the Olmsted Center. The lecture is part of the Fall 2013 Speaker and Film Series co-sponsored by […]
October 24, 2013

2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Awards at Drake University

Drake University recently hosted the 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition Awards Luncheon for the third year in a row. The five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Centers located in Iowa collaborated for this competition, which aims to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and create a greater awareness of resources available for startup businesses in Iowa. The 2013 […]
October 24, 2013

Health care in 2014, a roundtable discussion

As the Affordable Care Act begins to take its course, many Americans are left with unanswered questions. In an effort to help educate Iowans on the new program, the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Rahul Parsa, Principal Financial Group Distinguished Professor and professor of actuarial science and statistics, hosted a roundtable discussion […]
October 17, 2013

Iowa Certified Public Manager Program receives national accreditation

The College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program was granted national accreditation in September. “The Center for Professional Studies is pleased to be the State of Iowa’s educational partner of this nationally accepted public sector leadership credential,” says Lance Noe, director of the Center for Professional […]
October 8, 2013