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Drake University statement on Drizzy's Oct. 4 concert in Des Moines

Drake University students have lobbied for years to #BringDrakeToDrake, and we’re eager to welcome this talented singer and songwriter to our hometown.
May 20, 2016

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns with free performances in Des Moines

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
May 20, 2016

Drake alumnus accepted to JET Program

Recent Drake alumnus Jason Withington will teach English in Japan for up to five years as a participant in the JET Program.
May 17, 2016

Alumna’s cosmetics company wins Iowa entrepeneurship contest

Drake University alumna Kelsi Ziemann recently was honored as one of the state’s top young entrepreneurs during the John Pappajohn Student Entrepeneurial Venture Competition.
May 11, 2016

Drake's Pi Alpha Alpha chapter inducts new members

Drake University’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for Public Affairs and Administration, inducted 40 new members and recognized a few students with special honors during an awards ceremony last month.
May 11, 2016

Free Drake Choir concert to kick off international tour

The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir will host a concert at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, to kick off their tour to Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, which begins Thursday, May 19.
May 10, 2016
Emily Enquist FEATURE

Two students offered Fulbright Scholarships for 2016-2017

Two Drake University students have been offered Fulbright Scholarships for 2016-2017. Seniors Emily Enquist and Taylor Donaldson will join a long list of Drake graduates who have received Fulbright Scholarships in recent years.
May 10, 2016
Brytani Cavil Oreon Scott FEATURE

Drake’s top senior is passionate advocate for equity, devoted mother of two

When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.
April 29, 2016

Drake joins forces with Creighton, Yahoo! for 3rd annual Murphy Cup marketing student case competition

Students from Drake University and Creighton University participated in the 3rd annual Murphy Cup marketing case competition from March 31 to April 2.
April 29, 2016
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Drake University celebrates the inauguration of 13th President Marty Martin

Drake University formally installed its 13th president, Earl F. “Marty” Martin, during an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, April 28.
April 28, 2016

Broadcasting student takes internships to the next level through LEAD Concentration

In just three years, Brenna Paukert has completed three internships—two of them with the same TV station in Des Moines. Her second internship at KCCI expanded on the first by focusing on administrative-level work.
April 28, 2016

Drake Theatre to host 'The Wild Party'

Drake University Theatre Department roars into the 1920s with Andrew Lippa's risqué prohibition era musical, The Wild Party, from April 28 to May 1.
April 25, 2016

Marsha Ternus to retire as director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

Marsha Ternus will retire as director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University effective June 1.
April 25, 2016
Vincent 2016 Beautiful Bulldog

Joyful rescue dog Vincent wins 37th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Vincent, a rescue dog found wandering the streets of West Des Moines less than a year ago, today was named the winner of the 37th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University.
April 24, 2016

Drake celebrates 7th Annual Downtown Street Painting on Court Ave.

Downtown Street Painting is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, between 3rd and 4th streets on Court Ave.
April 21, 2016