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Drake honored for partnership with DMARC

Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).
April 24, 2018

Sophomore Julie Uram selected as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

The non-profit Campus Compact has selected Drake sophomore Julie Uram as a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow.
March 6, 2018

Wayne Ford donates political papers to Drake University

Wayne Ford, a pioneering Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of Iowa’s diverse population, will donate his historical papers and materials to Drake University.
February 21, 2018

Campus Compact and Principal select two Drake students for second year of Community Scholars Program

Drake students Jazlin Coley and Maddy Stokes were selected for the 2018 class of the Principal Community Scholars Program.
December 7, 2017

Announcing the 2018 Herb and Karen Baum Symposium on Ethics and the Professions

The 2018 Herb and Karen Baum Symposium on Ethics and the Professions will examine the key moral responsibilities of members of the U.S. civic body, from various walks of professional life, in light of the current political climate.
October 23, 2017

Open house celebrates new additions to Sprout Garden

The Sprout Garden will host a free open house Oct. 21 to celebrate a new porch swing and pergola, share fall and winter gardening tips, and distribute samples of fresh produce.
October 5, 2017

Tiny home project will have big impact on Des Moines

More than 100 members of the Drake University community will pitch in next week on a project to benefit homeless individuals in Des Moines.
September 8, 2017

Student-led "little free food pantry" project addresses hunger in Drake Neighborhood

Drake students will install 10 little food pantries around the Drake Neighborhood to help reduce food insecurity.
May 5, 2017

Boys and Girls Clubs to build Drake University campus location

Drake University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announced last week that Drake’s campus will be home to a new Club location that provides after-school and summertime services to hundreds of K–12 youth. The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club, to be located near the southwest corner of 25th St. and Forest […]
May 2, 2017

Mixed-use development will feature views of iconic Old Main

Drake University has agreed to sell two parcels of University-owned land to Nelson Construction & Development, which plans to build a hotel, market-rate apartments, and urban-style row houses on the site.
April 26, 2017

Book brings the diversity of religions in Des Moines area to light

More than 60 Drake students collaborated with faculty, staff, and community members on a new book that explores Des Moines' religious diversity. "A Spectrum of Faith" launches April 6 via Drake Community Press.
March 9, 2017

Campus Compact and Principal select Drake sophomore Lauren Oreto for new scholarship program

Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
January 23, 2017

Drake receives MLK Day of Service grant to raise awareness of food insecurity

Drake University will raise awareness of food insecurity in Des Moines during a free community event in honor of Martin Luther King Day 2017.
November 16, 2016

Drake University issues RFP for development along University Avenue

Marking a renewed commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood, Drake University announced today that it is seeking proposals from a pre-determined group of eleven Iowa firms to develop a plot of University-owned land along University Avenue in Des Moines.
July 18, 2016

Drake branches out

The campus community comes together to observe Arbor Day and maintain the University’s standing as a Tree Campus USA.
May 27, 2016