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Memorabilia tells Drake history

Alumni have donated a variety of memorabilia to the Drake University Alumni House. Each piece tells a different story in the history of the University.
August 27, 2015

Can Medical Marijuana Treat PTSD?

Research by recent Drake alumni examines whether medical marijuana is clinically effective for treating post-traumatic stress among military veterans.
August 27, 2015

Peter Neufeld of The Innocence Project to Deliver 35th Bucksbaum Lecture

Peter Neufeld, co-founder of The Innocence Project, will deliver the 35th Bucksbaum lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, in the Drake University Knapp Center.
August 17, 2015

Drake hires CEO to lead renowned magazine media program

Drake University has hired the founder of a Des Moines communications company to lead the university’s award-winning magazine media program.
August 4, 2015

Drake Law introduces health care into curriculum

After several years instructing health care professionals on the intricacies of law as a faculty member at Des Moines University, Denise Hill, GR’95, JD’96, will shift to teaching law students about health care as the director of the new Health Law program at Drake Law School this fall.
July 30, 2015

Toward a live mascot legacy

It seems like yesterday that Porterhouse’s paws pattered across the Knapp Center court. All eyes in an at-capacity crowd stared as he stopped, sat, and stared into the eyes of co-owner Kevin Bell, LW’11. There was a moment of anticipation. Then Bell released a basketball across the court, and Porterhouse dashed after it—with all the […]
July 30, 2015

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
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Drake alumnus Zach Johnson wins the British Open in playoff

Zach Johnson, BN’98, who won the 144th Open Championship today following a four-hole playoff.
July 20, 2015

A Year of Goodbyes And Thanks

There is not one way to say goodbye to a university president and first lady who have served for 16 years – but a concert, a road tour, and honorary initiation into the class of 2015 is a start.
June 30, 2015

Learning to Teach in Kuwait

Kendra Glider, ED’10, taught for four years in Kuwait. Her rich experiences with the warm, caring people of the Middle East have driven her back, as she begins teaching in Oman this fall.
June 30, 2015

Big Ideas for Small Downtowns

Drake students and faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to revitalization in the small towns of Perry and Manning, Iowa.
June 30, 2015

Food for Thought

Associate Professor of Pharmacology Craige Wrenn, the Ronald Troyer Research Fellow, wonders if we can eat our way out of Alzheimer’s.
June 30, 2015

Students can go places with new Spanish minor

When Cara Pratt, AS’12, launched her first of three years (so far) in Paraguay with the Peace Corps, she brought with her an incredibly powerful tool—proficiency in Spanish.
May 28, 2015

Drake Law students help feed Iowa

Drake Law students are translating their work in the classroom into two projects with a significant impact on the state. One group helped create a new ordinance to allow food trucks to park downtown, and another wrote a series of documents to increase awareness and understanding of a new tax incentive that will help feed Iowans in need.
May 28, 2015

Building Leaders from the Inside Out©

Drake University has introduced an executive education program designed for mid- and top-level rising talent, called Building Leaders from the Inside Out©. They are seeking applicants now for the Leading Others experience.
May 28, 2015