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The Drake Chamber Choir tours England

The Drake Chamber Choir spent more than ten days touring England in January, where they sang in some of the country's most prestigious performing venues, including sites in Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Ely, Coventry, and Gloucester. In London, the 30-voice ensemble performed at St. Paul's Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, where they represented the United States in […]
February 26, 2014

CBPA announces School of Actuarial Science

Building on its reputation as home to one of the top actuarial science programs in the nation, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is introducing the School of Actuarial Science, which will be operative starting in August 2015. The Drake University Board of Trustees approved the CBPA National Advisory Council’s (NAC) recommendation […]
February 26, 2014

New endowed fund provides global experiential learning

Madeline Goebel, a sophomore studying international relations with a focus in African studies, will travel to Yaoundé, Cameroon, off the west coast of Africa this spring to participate in an Independent Study Project through an organization called SIT World Learning. Her research will focus on microfinance in Cameroon. “I have wanted to travel to an […]
February 26, 2014

J-Term on campus

For three weeks in January, Drake students and faculty engaged in intensive focused learning opportunities around the world as part of the University’s second January Term (J-Term). While more than 200 students chose to participate in courses abroad, more than 800 students explored a world of opportunities right here on Drake’s campus. From synthetic biology […]
February 26, 2014

From Drake Bulldog to Chicago Bear

If you were lucky enough to attend a Chicago Bears game at Solider Field this season, you saw firsthand the video editing work of Cameron Good. Good, JO’13, was hired as seasonal video editor for the Chicago Bears in 2013, and his content airs on the video boards during every home game. Working for the […]
February 26, 2014

Professor of Law follows passion in Washington D.C.

Cathy Mansfield, professor of law and consumer law expert, was called to Washington D.C., last summer to serve as a policy analyst for the Division of Consumer Education and Engagement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Prior to teaching at Drake, Mansfield worked as an attorney in Phoenix, Ariz. She's published articles in the […]
February 26, 2014

88-year-old Drake alumnus shares war stories on global stage

The Internet can be a treasure trove of cat videos, celebrity gossip, and photos of today's lunch. But among the frivolity, deeply human exchanges emerge—the sharing of experience and wisdom that may have never surfaced if not for the curiosity of Web surfers around the world. Such is the revelatory connection that Robert Wayne Heideman, […]
February 26, 2014

Old School Photo: The 1962 Cheer Team

These six cheerleaders made up the entire cheerleading squad during the 1962-1963 academic year. Today, there are more than 21 members of the Drake Cheer Team—18 women and three men. But, that’s not the only difference between then and now. Notice the team’s uniform? The bulldog doesn’t look like what we’re familiar with today. And, […]
February 26, 2014

National Alumni Association announces 2014 Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors will recognize eight alumni with an award reception during the week of Drake Relays on Thursday, April 24.
February 26, 2014

Adult Literacy Center receives grant from the Gannett Foundation

The Adult Literacy Center is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation, which supports local organizations in communities that are served by Gannet Co., Inc. The grant will help the Adult Literacy Center sustain and expand its reach in the Des Moines metropolitan area.
February 5, 2014

New partnership gives low-income students a pathway to higher education and a career

Drake University President David Maxwell announced today the university will partner with Principal Financial Group (PFG), Des Moines Public Schools, and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to implement a pilot program called the STEM Pathway Initiative.
January 16, 2014

Video: Famous rock drummer shakes Sheslow

Kenny Aronoff didn't become rock-and-roll's most in-demand and influential drummer overnight. The lean 60-year-old from Massachusetts has contributed a signature combination of power and finesse to hits by John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Jon Bon Jovi, and a dizzying list of other iconic musicians, over many decades of perseverance and discipline. This fall, fresh from a […]
December 18, 2013

Old School Photo: Ice skating on Quad Creek

This month’s Old School Photo was found in the 1958 Quax. Ever wonder why the bed of rocks below the quad residence halls is referred to as Quad Creek? The area used to be a creek, and in the winter it would flood to create a skating rank for students. In this photo, two sweethearts […]
December 18, 2013