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Drake hosts exhibit on ‘Ding’ Darling, visionary, cartoonist and conservationist

A new exhibition in Cowles Library examines the life and work of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and environmental conservationist.
March 19, 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

Library exhibit features Harkin Steak Fry memorabilia

A new exhibit at Drake University’s Cowles Library features memorabilia from the Harkin Steak Fry, a longtime staple of Iowa’s Democratic political process.
September 27, 2017

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Bill Nye to deliver 36th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
February 8, 2016

Chronicling the caucuses

The Iowa Caucus Collection, a rapidly growing collection of historical artifacts associated with the caucuses, is receiving items to chronicle Iowa's unique place in presidential politics.
July 30, 2015

Harkin Institute, Drake University Archives to celebrate ADA legislation's 25th anniversary

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University and the Drake University Archives and Special Collections will publicly unveil Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s Americans with Disabilities Act congressional files and materials on the 25th anniversary of the signing of Harkin’s signature piece of legislation.
July 21, 2015

Drake Supports SEP College Week

As part of Southeast Polk College Week, Mitchellville Elementary fourth and fifth graders visited Drake University campus on April 29. Trent Grundmeyer, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Joe Nelson, Principal of Mitchellville Elementary, put together a field trip creating a college experience for about 50 students. With the assistance of Drake faculty, staff and students, this was […]
May 18, 2015

Drake's libraries adopt new platform for enhanced services

Drake University’s libraries have selected a new integrated cloud-based platform for collections management, purchasing, and patron account management.
April 28, 2015

Koch presents at American Library Association's midwinter meeting

Teri Koch, professor of librarianship at Drake University, spoke at the Print Archive Network forum at the American Library Association's midwinter meeting.
March 5, 2015

The Lytles' Legacy

Steven Lytle always knew he’d go to college. He just never imagined that the college would be Drake. "My parents would have seen that I went to school somehow," says Lytle, BN'67, LW'76. "But the only way I could afford a private school was with scholarships from many different donors." With his tuition halved by […]
December 18, 2014

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Robert Isokane, LA’53, was on a golf course in Honolulu when his life—and, indeed, the world—changed forever. The date was December 7, 1941 and Isokane was 15 years old. The Honolulu native was working as a caddy for an Army lieutenant colonel when the colonel was suddenly called away. Soon Isokane [pronounced e-so-kahn-ay] and a […]
December 18, 2014

Koch presents at 33rd annual Charleston Conference

Teresa Koch, professor of librarianship and Collections Development Librarian at Cowles Library, presented at the 33rd annual Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
December 1, 2014

Rod Henshaw named president of the Affinity Academic Libraries Group

Rod Henshaw, dean of Cowles Library at Drake University, is now serving as president for the Affinity Academic Libraries Group—a group of 33 private academic libraries representing master’s level institutions from across the United States.
September 18, 2014