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Drake CBPA accepting applications for new graduate-level certificate programs

The Drake University College of Business and Public Administration is accepting applications for certificate programs that allow students and working professionals to add advanced credentials to their resumes without pursuing a degree.
November 25, 2014

Drake announces $500,000 gift to new Ray Center

Drake University has received a $500,000 anonymous gift in support of the University's new Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. Drake University President David Maxwell announced the $500,000 gift on Nov. 24 during a special reception to honor the establishment of the Center, which will focus its efforts globally on applied research and programming in leadership, […]
November 25, 2014

Grammy-winning blues artist to headline President Maxwell's 70th Birthday bash

Drake University President David Maxwell will celebrate his 70th birthday by jamming with a Grammy Award-winning blues musician. The free concert headlined by blues legend John Paul Hammond will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Sheslow Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Maxwell has been […]
November 21, 2014

Keys to Excellence: Nicholas Roth and Drake piano students in concert

Five Drake piano students will showcase their talents on a world-renowned concert grand piano during a free concert at Drake University next month. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
November 17, 2014

Lecture: How Middle East Turmoil Undermines Asian Rebalancing in U.S. Foreign Policy

A longtime diplomat who has lived, worked, or traveled in 91 countries will give a free talk on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East on November 12.
November 7, 2014

Writer’s Harvest will help fight hunger

The Susan Glaspell Writers and Critics Series at Drake University, in conjunction with the Food Bank of Iowa, will present the 2014 Drake Writer’s Harvest on Thursday, Nov. 13.
November 7, 2014

Wonder of Words: ‘Old News, New News: 220 Years of Journalistic Wisdom’

Iowa journalism professionals with 220 years of combined media experience will reflect on the past and future of the industry during a free panel discussion at Drake University on Thursday, November 13.
November 6, 2014

Drake establishes Ray Center; announces $1 million gift from Hy-Vee, Inc.

Drake University leaders announced today the creation of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. The Ray Center will focus its efforts globally on applied research and programming in leadership, ethics, and civility. Drake will acquire the Iowa-based nonprofit Character Counts In Iowa as a foundational element of the new Center, which will leverage the […]
November 5, 2014

Student sinks half-court shot, wins truck

Bulldog Madness began in full force on Nov. 4 when a first-year student buried a miraculous half-court shot to win a brand new truck. Alex Tillinghast's hustle to successfully sink a layup, free throw, 3-pointer, and half court shot won him a 2014 Ford F-150 truck from Noble Auto Group. It also made the Des […]
November 5, 2014

Not your typical "Jesus Christ Superstar"

The show will run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov 16, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
November 4, 2014

Keeping the Peace in the 21st Century

A retired U.S. diplomat and United Nations peacekeeper will discuss the UN’s role in peacekeeping on Nov. 6.
October 31, 2014

Drake board approves new academic programs, launch of $65 million STEM initiative

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
October 29, 2014

Drake and central Iowa schools partner on creek restoration

Students from Drake University and two central Iowa public school districts will receive $67,595 from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to fund an innovative environmental education project. A check presentation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Metro Waste Authority's Environmental Learning Center, 11730 SE 6th Ave., Mitchellville. (Directions: During the […]
October 27, 2014

Maxwell to be inducted into Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Drake University President David Maxwell will be inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame, an exclusive group of leaders who have made outstanding contributions to develop and enhance Iowa's business climate. Maxwell and this year's other inductees—Tom Aller, former president of Interstate Power & Light; and John Bloomhall, chairman of Diamond V—were selected by […]
October 27, 2014

Everyday Abstraction: New work by five American painters

"everyday abstraction: contemporary abstract painting" is on view November 7 through January 23 in the Anderson Gallery.
October 23, 2014