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Drake University crowns 2014 Most Beautiful Bulldog

Dressed all in pink with a fluffy tutu around her hind legs and flower on top of her head, Lucey—an 18-month-old English bulldog—strutted past the judges on the runway, pausing just a moment to wave her delicate paw at the audience. She instantly stole the show. Lucey, a pet therapy dog at Mercy Katzmann Breast […]
April 23, 2014

Robert Sterner receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Robert Sterner is a 2014 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.
April 21, 2014

State legislator to deliver public Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture at Drake

John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.
April 21, 2014

Drake’s Engaged Citizen Series to feature Tina Frundt discussing sex trafficking in Iowa

In an effort to educate the community, Drake University has invited Frundt to deliver a lecture as part of its Engaged Citizen Series. Her lecture, “In Our Own Backyard: Sex Trafficking in Iowa,” will take place on Tuesday April 29 at 7 p.m. in Parents Hall of Olmsted Center, 2875 University.
April 21, 2014

Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack to headline “The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in the Heartland”

On Tuesday, April 22, The New Republic and Drake University’s Engaged Citizen Experience, with support from the League of Women Voters, will host a half-day forum on climate change at Drake.
April 18, 2014

Following more than 25 years of service to Drake University, Charles Edwards, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to retire

Charles (Charlie) Edwards, dean of Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), announced today that he will retire effective May 31, 2014.
April 17, 2014

Drake celebrates 5th Annual Downtown Street Painting on Court Ave.

A beloved Drake tradition hits Court Ave. for the fifth year in a row in celebration of the Drake Relays. Downtown Street Painting will take place on Wednesday, April 23 from 1–4:30 p.m. between 3rd and 4th streets on Court Ave.
April 17, 2014

Drake Law School hosts 2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Children ages 2–12 and their families are invited to Drake’s campus on Saturday, April 19 for the 2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event, hosted by the Drake University Law School and student organizations from Des Moines University, will begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn south of Olmsted Center.
April 17, 2014

Drake University to host discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative

Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.
April 15, 2014

Drake celebrates Pan American Day with Merrill Middle School students

On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
April 15, 2014

Dr. Richard Deming to receive honorary degree at Drake commencement

Dr. Richard Deming, medical director at Mercy Cancer Center Radiation Oncology and medical director of the CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center of Iowa, will receive an honorary degree from Drake University at undergraduate commencement on Sunday, May 18.
April 14, 2014

Tail-waggers and tiaras unleashed: Drake hosts 35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest on April 21

On April 21, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa will host its 35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest in the Drake University Knapp Center. Fifty English bulldogs are in the running for this year’s contest, all in hopes of being crowned the 2014 Drake Relays’ official mascot.
April 14, 2014

Writing With: A Campus-Community Publishing Partnership

On Monday, April 14, the Drake University Community Press will present “Writing With: A Campus-Community Publishing Partnership,” to celebrate publication of its first book.
April 10, 2014

CBPA hosts awards ceremony to recognize outstanding students and faculty

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) celebrated its annual awards ceremony on April 9 to honor Drake students, faculty, and community leaders for their contributions to the CBPA and business community.
April 10, 2014

“Inside // Out,” new exhibition opening April 11 at Anderson Gallery

“Inside // Out” features the work of Drake University art and design seniors Lauren Oliver, Laura Hansen, Megan Lawrence, and Nicole Dyar. The exhibition will be open to the public April 11-25 at the Drake University Anderson Gallery.
April 10, 2014