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Clarence Padilla named music director, conductor of Des Moines Metro Concert Band

The professor of clarinet and chair of Drake's Music Department will direct Iowa's only professional concert band for three performances at Music Under The Stars.
April 11, 2011

Law professor Peter Yu to deliver keynote address at Confucius Institute Symposium

Yu's speech explores the rise of China and its ramifications for the future development of the international intellectual property system.
April 4, 2011

Christina Sibouih, grants specialist, featured in The Des Moines Register

Grants Specialist Christina Sibouih was recently featured in a Des Moines Register "Get to Know" article highlighting her work with Drake faculty and staff in finding, developing and submitting grant projects for external funding as part of the Sponsored Programs Administration staff.
March 23, 2011

Linda Ryan honored with Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education.

During the time she has been involved with NAPAHE, Ryan has displayed extraordinary service to the organization as a member and board member. Her peers recognized her as a respected and deeply committed colleague who has held many leadership roles within the organization, including secretary, chair-elect and chair.
March 17, 2011

Paul Secord named to Business Record 'Forty under 40'

Drake University Director of Development Paul Secord is among the Des Moines young professionals tapped for the annual Business Record honor.
March 9, 2011

Chief Information Technology officer Ann Kovalchick selected for Technology Association of Iowa board

Ann Kovalchick, chief information technology officer for Drake University, was recently selected to serve on the board of directors for the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI). TAI is recognized as the premier professional organization driving the success of the state's technology industry and tech-based economy.
February 24, 2011

Dolph Pulliam selected as the 2010-11 recipient of the Missouri Valley Conference John Sanders 'Spirit of The Valley' Award.

The Missouri Valley Conference presents the 'Spirit of The Valley' Award to honor a student-athlete, coach or university administrator who exemplifies the spirit of the late John Sanders, former MVC assistant commissioner for operations.
February 8, 2011

Law Professor Jerry Anderson's argument for animal welfare reform

The Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy recently published Anderson's article tiled "Protection for the Powerless: Political Economy History Lessons for the Animal Welfare Movement."
February 4, 2011