DU in the News
Workshop On Value Added Producer Grants
The Agricultural Law Center at Drake University in Des Moines is hosting a workshop July 20 for farmers, businesses owners, and those who serve them such as accountants, lawyers, and consultants. The workshop will focus on USDA's Value Added Producer Grant program.
Robin Jensen joins Florida Opera Theatre
The Florida Opera Theatre appointed Robin Jensen, who earned her master's degree in piano performance from Drake University, to be director of the organization's youth programs.
Minnesota's budget crisis could help Pawlenty
Drake student Rachel Cutler is interning in Tim Pawlenty's Iowa headquarters, calling state Republicans about the candidate. She is featured in an article about the Presidential candidate.
New guide aims to offer real-world success strategies for working man
Drake University alumnus Corey Jahnke shares tips, techniques and anecdotes on professional success in his new book, "We Are Not Here on Rehearsal," compiled from a 20-year pharmacy career. The book aims to share insights on how to add value and find meaning in life and work.
Iowans Talk About Fed Government's Debt
Tom Root, Drake associate professor of finance, explains the debt ceiling and the impact on the country should Congress not reach a deal.
Lifetime Des Moines booster enjoys making his city better place
Drake alumnus James O'Malley Boyt is profiled for his longtime work in the advertising and public relations industry and his impact on efforts to revitalize Des Moines' East Village.
Pride of Carlisle
Carlisle High School retired the softball jersey of Jordan Gronewold, a current Drake student and third base player and pitcher on the University's softball team. She is the second best pitcher in Carlisle softball history with a career record of 140-22.
Lyons named to judgeship, will leave state's attorney's office
Kevin Lyons, who received his law degree from Drake University in 1981, was named an interim judge for the Illinois Supreme Court. Lyons has been state's attorney in Peoria County since 1988 and is one of the longest serving chief prosecutors in Illinois.
Trigger Trombone Valve Maintenance and Care
Grady McGrannahan, Drake assistant professor of low brass, offered advice on how to clean a trombone for a web article.
Summer heat produces crop of outdoor shows
A preview of outdoor summer concerts includes the Drake Jazz Faculty Ensemble "Jazz in July" event, happening 6 p.m. July 21 on the Harmon Fine Arts Building courtyard.
Using FMEA to Drive BCMA Improvements
Drake alumna Diane McClaskey, RPh, BCPS co-authored a report on how the implementation of bar code medication administration (BCMA) system resulted in an increase in reported medication errors and the solutions to overcome not only technology malfunctions, but also barriers in system design and use.
Leaving home for the first time can be doubly hard for twins
Azra and Amra Beganovic, twins who attend Drake University, always assumed they would attend college together. "We were drawn to Drake, so our decision wasn't dictated by a need to be together, but by our mutual desire to go there," Azra said.
Growers Edge offers sophisticated web-based marketing tools
Drake University graduate Craig Mouchka is president of growers-edge.com, which offers web-based marketing tools to farmers. "There is a lot of information out there, and the purpose of growers-edge.com is to help farmers make sense of it all," said Mouchka. "Farmers need timely and relevant market, weather and profitability information from a source they can trust."
Texting ban, one year later: Behaviors slow to change
Lisa Gardner, assistant professor of statistics at Drake University, says it's hard to measure the impact of strategies that persuade people to stop risky behavior.
Prediction tools gauge college admissions chances
An increasing number of free Internet services claim to help students predict their chances of getting into their favorite colleges and Universities. Tom Delahunt, vice president of admission and financial aid, says a physical visit to campus and meeting with faculty is the best way to decide where to apply.