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Beautiful Bulldog Contest announces judges for 2018

The Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University® has selected a panel of judges that is every bit as exciting and diverse as the canines who will participate in the 39th annual pageant. 
March 21, 2018

Drake hosts exhibit on ‘Ding’ Darling, visionary, cartoonist and conservationist

A new exhibition in Cowles Library examines the life and work of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and environmental conservationist.
March 19, 2018

Spring Sussman Lecture to address national security

The Harkin Institute’s Spring 2018 Sussman Lecture on April 12 will feature a discussion on the top national security issues of the day with a panel of experts who work in the field.
March 15, 2018

Beautiful Bulldog Contest sees record registration

More than 135 English bulldogs from 18 states registered to compete in Drake’s world-famous Beautiful Bulldog Contest®.
March 14, 2018

Study: Gender stereotypes can decrease performance on cognitive tasks

Cultural stereotypes about women and money may carry tangible and unconscious psychological consequences, according to a recent study conducted by Drake University Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Jill Allen.
March 12, 2018

Women’s Leadership Breakfast celebrates and prepares future female business leaders

Students in the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration met with faculty, staff, and community leaders last month to celebrate and support the role of women in leadership.
March 9, 2018

Drake University announces 2018 National Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize six exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.
March 6, 2018

Sophomore Julie Uram selected as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

The non-profit Campus Compact has selected Drake sophomore Julie Uram as a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow.
March 6, 2018

Drake University applications reach record high

A record number of prospective first-year undergraduate students have applied for admission to Drake University for the fall 2018 semester.
March 5, 2018

Johansen to receive 2018 Weaver Medal of Honor from Drake CPHS

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will award its highest honor, the 2018 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, to Iowa pharmacist and entrepreneur Greg Johansen, PH'76.
February 28, 2018

Drake junior Alex Freeman named Truman Scholarship finalist

Drake University junior Alex Freeman of Eldridge, Iowa, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Truman Scholarship. 
February 27, 2018

Katrina Sletten receives Brooke Owens Fellowship for women in aerospace fields

The maximum course load at Drake University is 18 credit hours per semester. Senior Katrina Sletten has had six 18-credit semesters as she strives to graduate with a triple major across disciplines, studying physics, astronomy and public relations with a minor in mathematics. In addition to her full academic schedule, she has worked at the […]
February 27, 2018

Meet Vince Kenney, conductor of the 'raucous' Bulldog Brass

Bulldog Brass brings the noise for Drake Basketball, and Vince Kenney is there to lead them. "You’re almost a DJ for the whole event," he says. "You’re calling up the right tune at the right time."
February 24, 2018

Drake University’s accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.
February 22, 2018

The Comparison Project hosts lecture on miracles and naturalism

Mark Harris, senior lecturer in science and religion at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Drake's Olmsted Center.
February 22, 2018