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Campus Compact and Principal select Drake sophomore Lauren Oreto for new scholarship program

Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
January 23, 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

Nelson Institute grant supports Drake service projects in Belize

A new grant will help Drake University enhance current and future service projects in Southern Belize.
January 13, 2017

Drake Men’s Basketball to honor local law enforcement during Wednesday’s game

The Drake Men's Basketball team will honor local law enforcement officers with a special “We Back the Blue Night” in The Knapp Center on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
January 9, 2017

CANCELLED: Keys to Excellence piano series features Quentin Kim

Quentin Kim, professor of piano at Pusan National University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Jan. 23.
January 5, 2017

Kiplinger’s names Drake University a 2017 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has placed Drake University at No. 39 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2017.
December 16, 2016

Drake University to host fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.
December 15, 2016

Vote Smart to relocate to Drake University in Des Moines

Drake University will soon be home to Vote Smart, one of the world’s leading sources of non-partisan political information.
December 12, 2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, selected as ambassador to China

President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a 1974 alumnus of Drake University Law School, to serve as ambassador to China.
December 7, 2016

Central Iowa executives graduate from Executive Education Center’s Leading Others program

Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.
December 2, 2016

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

Anderson Gallery exhibition of faculty work opens Dec. 2

The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit by Drake University's Department of Art & Design faculty on view Dec. 2 through Feb. 10.
November 28, 2016

The Comparison Project hosts interfaith dialogue on death and dying

The Comparison Project will present the fifth event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying.
November 28, 2016

Keys to Excellence series continues with Drake's Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Nov. 28.
November 21, 2016

Drake receives MLK Day of Service grant to raise awareness of food insecurity

Drake University will raise awareness of food insecurity in Des Moines during a free community event in honor of Martin Luther King Day 2017.
November 16, 2016