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Student-directed theatre productions open at Drake this week

The Drake University Theatre Department opens the spring semester with two student-directed shows with dark themes, running Feb. 23-26.
February 21, 2017

Jordan Concert Series features violinist Robert Chen

Drake University is proud to present Robert Chen, concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as the next artist in the Jordan Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 14, 2017

Former Poet Laureate, National Poetry Slam champion co-headline 38th Bucksbaum Lecture

Billy Collins, poet laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003, and Clint Smith, winner of the 2014 National Poetry Slam, will deliver the 38th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University.
February 9, 2017

Drake to host free conference on “demographic opportunities and challenges”

Drake University will host a free conference to understand how local, state, national, and international demographics will change in coming years.
February 1, 2017

Writers & Critics Series features Chigozie Obioma on Feb. 22

A Nigerian-born author whose debut work of fiction received international acclaim will deliver a free public reading at Drake University next month.
January 17, 2017

Kutcher to receive 2017 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named Iowa native Ashton Kutcher as the 2017 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award recipient.
December 1, 2016