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Drake welcomes new live mascot Griff

Drake's new live mascot, Griff, is a retired show dog who adores the limelight and represents the best qualities of the Bulldog community.
October 8, 2015

NPR to host 'Michel Martin: Going There' at Drake University

NPR's Michele Martin presents a look at voting myths and facts about the "Hashtag Generation" in this live event at Drake University.
October 8, 2015

Monks to present on death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism

Seven monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, will deliver a presentation on death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism. The monks will present a short lecture along with a demonstration of specific rituals, prayers, and dances related to death and dying. The presentation and demonstration will occur Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. […]
October 7, 2015

Drake to celebrate dedication of David J. Noble American Equity Center

Drake students now have access to a new state-of-the-art collaborative learning space with industry-standard business tools, thanks to a generous $1.5 million gift from American Equity founder and Drake University supporter David J. Noble.
October 6, 2015

Jordan Concert Series features world-renowned tenor James Valenti

The Jordan Concert Series continues Oct. 17 with a free concert by internationally acclaimed tenor James Valenti and pianist Danielle Orlando.
October 5, 2015

Drake to unveil new live mascot Thursday

Drake University will unveil its newest live bulldog mascot during a special campus event Thursday.
October 5, 2015

Simon to lecture on "How Food Recovery Can End Hunger"

Visionary social entrepreneur Ben Simon will present “Waste Not, Want Not: How Food Recovery Can End Hunger in the 21st Century" at Drake University on Tuesday, October 13.
October 2, 2015

Pappajohn Awards luncheon celebrates entrepreneurship  

Business, higher education, nonprofit, and government leaders celebrated the 10th annual John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition Awards during a luncheon in Levitt Hall.
October 1, 2015

Drake Theatre presents "Blood Wedding"

Drake University’s Theatre Department kicks off its 2015-2016 season with “Blood Wedding" by Frederico García Lorca from October 8-11.
September 30, 2015

Drake, Campbell presidents make high-“steaks” pigskin agreement

The presidents of Drake University and Campbell University have forged a high-“steaks” agreement in advance of their teams’ gridiron matchup on Saturday, Oct. 3.
September 29, 2015

Eagleton Poll director joins Harkin Institute's political expert team

Drake University, a capital of political events and expertise leading into Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, has deepened its pool of campaign experts. Drake’s Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement recently added Rutgers University political science professor David Redlawsk as its Drake Mabry Fellow. Redlawsk will draw on his considerable knowledge as director of the […]
September 29, 2015

First Year Seminar finalist for community grant

A First Year Seminar titled “I Want to Ride My Bicycle: Cycling and Social Change” is one of 121 finalists for a Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter grant.
September 29, 2015

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University will hold volunteer tutor training sessions on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave.
September 18, 2015
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CNN to host Iowa voter focus group at Drake University during Republican debate on September 16

Cowles Library at Drake University will serve as the venue for a CNN voter focus group in conjunction with the network’s Republican Presidential Primary Candidates Debate on September 16.
September 14, 2015

Tracey Meares to deliver 2015 Constitution Day Lecture at Drake Law School

Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will serve as the 2015 Drake University Constitution Day Lecture speaker. Her speech is titled “Policing in the 21st Century.”
September 11, 2015