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Drake's Timmer an example of NCAA gone right

A sports columnist from St. Louis encourages the NCAA to build an advertising campaign around Drake basketball standout Reed Timmer, the university's all-time leading scorer and a member of Drake's Doctor of Pharmacy program.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tips for administering medicine to children

Professor Edward Bell, author of the new book "Children's Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know," shares tips on safely and effectively administering medication to kids.
The Des Moines Register


Finance major McKenna Haase applies her studies to a career as a champion sprint car driver. She's a fan favorite and manages all her own sponsorships.
DSM Magazine

Opioid prescriptions should be ordered with more care, state says

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hosted “Identify, Prevent, Recover: Combating Opioids in Iowa” in Drake University’s Sussman Theater.
The Des Moines Register

Des Moines Public Schools, Drake University partner to launch student immigrant podcast series

A new project at Drake University teaches 13 Des Moines high school students to produce a three-podcast series about the immigrant and refugee experience.

Drake partners with 3 HBCUs for law, pharmacy programs

Drake University has partnered with three historically black universities to provide guaranteed scholarships to their graduates upon admission to Drake’s law and pharmacy programs.
The Des Moines Register

Drake students set up little pantries for neighbors in need

Drake students are installing 10 little free food pantries this year to help address hunger in the Drake Neighborhood.
ABC-5 Des Moines

Apple Watch for diabetics won't hit the market soon

June Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice, discusses upcoming technological advances that may bring comfort and convenience to millions of Americans with diabetes.

2017 Best & Worst States for Doctors

Denise Hill, director of the Health Law Program at Drake University Law School, shares some of her favorite tips for current medical students who are considering where to work.

Furman's Niko Medved accepts Drake head coaching position

Drake University has hired Niko Medved, former head coach at Furman University, to lead the men's basketball team.
The Des Moines Register

Lizzy Wendell’s evolution on the court has keyed Drake’s rise

All eyes are on Drake women's basketball, which won the MVC Tournament on the heels of a 22-game winning streak and a perfect 18–0 conference record, and is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.
The Des Moines Register

These Drake students published a book on Des Moines' faith traditions

The Des Moines Register columnist Daniel Finney spoke with Drake J-Term students about their experience with researching, writing, designing, editing, promoting, and publishing a book on Des Moines' religious diversity.
The Des Moines Register

The most important thing to remember ahead of the inauguration

Drake alumna Lauren Ehrler, a producer at The Des Moines Register, shares lessons from a Drake January Term trip to witness the U.S. Presidential inauguration in 2013.
The Des Moines Register

She got 24 years for her boyfriend's meth. Even her sentencing judge supports clemency.

Associate prof. William Garriott contrasts law enforcement approaches to policing methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. Garriott has written a book on meth enforcement.
The Washington Post

For small electronics business, Black Friday just another day

Matthew Mitchell, associate professor of international business, explains how small businesses provide customer value on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.