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Observant Alumnus Saves a Piece of Drake History

An irreplaceable relic from Drake’s early days– the first-ever award received by Drake University was spotted in a heap of metal at an estate sale.
January 29, 2018

Bulldogs Find Meaningful Way to Celebrate 50th Anniversaries

High school sweethearts, Gene and Jacque Fuller have decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and 50-year class reunion by leaving their legacy at Drake. Their $50,000 donation will provide scholarships for undergraduates in the College of Business and Public Administration.
January 29, 2018

Drake Choir Tours England 

Drake’s Chamber Choir made stirring music inside intimate chapels and soaring cathedrals during a two-week tour of England this month. 
January 29, 2018

Bulldogs Are Everywhere!

What have alumni been up to? University Advancement has been busy planning various events this fall. Some of which took place in front of old main and others which took place over 1,000 miles away from campus. 
December 5, 2017

8 Things to Look Forward to in 2018

A new year at Drake University also brings exciting changes to the campus and community.  Let’s explore the top 8 things to look forward to in 2018 at Drake University!
December 5, 2017

Only a Griffopotamus Will Do

Did you know that the original songwriter for “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” attended Drake? An Iowa native, John Rox graduated from Winterset High School before jumping into student life at Drake in the early 1920s.
December 5, 2017

Honoring Our Veterans

In 1945, the cargo ship SS Victory Drake was christened in honor of Bulldogs serving in the armed forces. How will you observe Veterans Day this year?
October 24, 2017

Houston alumni DU Good in the wake of Harvey

Scenes of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey were on the minds of Houston alumni as they gathered for their first-ever DU Good Day event, Sept. 16. 
October 24, 2017

Bulldog Buildings and Memories they Contain

A new Drake University art exhibit will explore the architects behind some of Drake’s great buildings. Perhaps more importantly, it will explore how the University has claimed these buildings as its own.
October 24, 2017

Mysteries of Drake

Rumors have surrounded the campus burial of President Morehouse, the house that the Fine Arts Center was built around, and the tunnels underneath campus for generations of Bulldogs.  
October 3, 2017

Let’s DU Breakfast Recap

In September, more than 60 alumni and friends gathered at the Edina Country Club for Let’s DU Breakfast. Guests were invited to arrive early for networking with President Martin, Interim Director of Athletics–Megan Franklin, and Head Basketball Coaches Jennie Baranczyk and Niko Medved. Area alumni enjoyed breakfast and listened to Twin Cities influencer Mark Coyle, University of Minnesota’s Director of Athletics.
October 3, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Kretschmer Leads Through Music

Kelly Kretschmer, AS'12, GR'16; is the fine and performing arts curriculum coordinator for Des Moines Public Schools. She is striving to develop a program that removes barriers and creates equity. Learn more about how Drake has helped during her journey.
October 3, 2017

Three Things to Know About Coach Medved and the Upcoming Season

Six months into the role as new men’s basketball head coach, Niko Medved is getting to know a new team and community, while looking ahead to build a program.
October 3, 2017

American Autobiography

Professor’s book examines how 9/11 affected the way we imagine, view, and present ourselves to the world.
September 6, 2017

A Key(board) to Drake’s Success

Drake was at the forefront of a technological revolution with its early incorporation of computers on campus. Take a look back at how evolving technology helped—and sometimes bugged—Drake students.
September 6, 2017