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Joan McAlister receives visual communication award

Professor McAlister received the award in November at the Visual Communication Division Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Convention in Washington D.C. The award is the most competitive in its division.
December 3, 2013

Fuller honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Kristi Fuller, assistant director of continuing student programs in the Office of Student Financial Planning at Drake University, was recently honored with the John Heisner Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.
November 26, 2013

Drake professors receive $12,000 grant for research in synthetic biology

The organizers of the National Science Foundation-funded Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) Synthetic Biology workshop honored two Drake University professors with a $12,000 grant.
November 18, 2013

Drake professor presents research at the annual Iowa Microscopy Society Fall Symposium at the Carver College of Medicine

Jerry E. Honts, associate professor of biology at Drake University and Robert Sterner, biochemistry, cell & molecular biology major at Drake University, were invited to present their latest research at the Iowa Microscopy Society’s annual symposium.
November 6, 2013

Professor Tom Rosburg receives federal funding for wetlands project

Tom Rosburg, professor of biology at Drake University, recently received federal grant funding from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the amount of $94,283.
October 16, 2013

Maura Lyons receives $9,500 in grants for exhibit at the Anderson Gallery

Lyons received two separate grants on behalf of the Anderson Gallery—one in the amount of $4,500 from the State Historical Society, Inc., and another in the amount of $5,000 from Humanities Iowa
October 1, 2013

Drake professor receives Dissertation of the Year Award

Alyssa Samek, visiting professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was honored with the first annual Dissertation of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns within the National Communication Association. The GLBTQ Dissertation of the Year Award acknowledges one exceptional dissertation that is advancing GLBTQ communication. Samek is a first-year […]
September 20, 2013

Drake professor speaks at Investor Protection Trust Forum in Des Moines

Joan McAlister, associate professor of rhetoric and communication studies, will speak on the appeal of visual rhetoric in investment advertisements at the 2013 Investor Protection Trust (IPT) Forum this week. The forum is being held Sept. 12-15 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines. The forum, “Celebrating Collaboration in Investor Education and Protection,” will […]
September 11, 2013

Sentwali Bakari receives Fulbright International Education Administrators Award

The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission recently awarded Sentwali Bakari, dean of students at Drake University, a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Award. As a result, Bakari will participate in a three-week program in the United Kingdom August 3-23, 2013 where he will travel to various colleges and universities to meet with top U.S. and U.K. administrators. […]
July 23, 2013

Raylene Rospond receives IPA Distinguished Pharmacist Award

Raylene Rospond, deputy provost at Drake University, received the Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist Award at the 2013 Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Annual Meeting in Coralville, Iowa. The award recognizes pharmacists for outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy and the IPA. The Distinguished Pharmacist Award is the highest recognition provided to a pharmacist by […]
July 9, 2013

Edrington and Lytle earn highest faculty honor at Drake University

Two Drake University professors were honored at commencement on May 18 as the 2013 recipients of the prestigious Madelyn Levitt Teacher and Mentor of the Year awards, the highest honor a Drake faculty member can receive. Mary Edrington, associate professor of practice in marketing and internship coordinator, received the 2013 Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the […]
June 19, 2013

Pharmacy practice faculty member receives award to partner with Hy-Vee, Inc. on research project

Nora Stelter, Pharm.D. and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, is one of four pharmacy educators in the country to receive the Health and Wellness/Pharmacy Practice Ideation (HWPPI) Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Food Marketing Institute (AACP/FMI) Foundation. Stelter received an award of $5,000 to collaborate with […]
June 11, 2013

Visiting professor of politics gives Masaryk Lecture in London

Kieran Williams, visiting assistant professor of politics at Drake University, was invited to give the annual Masaryk Lecture in London, U.K. on May 23, 2013. The lecture was created in honor of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Masaryk, and is typically delivered by historians. Williams was the first political scientist invited to give the […]
June 4, 2013

School of Education associate dean selected for National Teacher Education Advisory Committee

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) has selected Eunice Merideth, Levitt Distinguished Professor and associate dean in the Drake University School of Education, to be a member of the National Teacher Education Advisory Committee. The committee seeks to provide teacher education students more opportunities to study abroad and interact with students in international […]
June 4, 2013

School of Education professor receives national Kuhmerker Dissertation Award

Matthew Hayden, assistant professor of teaching and learning at Drake University, is the recipient of the Association for Moral Education’s (AME) Kuhmerker Dissertation Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertations that inform, develop, or relate to the understanding of moral development, moral functioning or moral education. The AME invites submissions from all fields, including […]
May 14, 2013