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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

Drake hosts the Nelson Undergraduate Conference on Global Affairs, keynote open to the public

Drake University is gearing up to host the first annual Nelson Undergraduate Conference on Global Affairs. The conference, organized by the Roland and Mary Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs, will feature high-quality undergraduate research related to international and global topics.
April 9, 2014

The Comparison Project to focus on Sikh mysticism

The lecture, “Expressing the Inexpressible: The Heartbeat of Sikh Mysticism” by Nikky-Gunider Kaur Singh, Crawford Family Professor of Religion at Colby College uses the ”beat of the heart” as a metaphor to help listeners understand the complexities of Sikh mysticism.
April 8, 2014

DUSCI presents 11th annual DUCURS event

Every spring, DUSCI hosts DUCURS to showcase the exceptional research conducted by Drake students. The conference provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 8, 2014

Sister Helen Prejean to speak at Drake’s Sheslow Auditorium as part of Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Dead Man Walking

Sister Helen Prejean will discuss capital punishment at Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake University campus on May 6 at 7 p.m. The lecture is called Dead Man Walking—The Journey Continues: A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean.
April 8, 2014

Tec de Monterrey lecturer to discuss global citizenship in the digital era

Salvador Leetoy, professor of communication and digital arts at Technológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico, will explore that complex question in “Cosmopolitanism and Participatory Politics: The Construction of Global Citizenship in the Digital Era.”
April 4, 2014