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Drake University awarded Two Green Globes rating for new buildings

Drake University is pleased to announce that it earned a rating of Two Green Globes for the construction of its newest academic buildings, the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall. The project, part of the STEM@DRAKE initiative, is the second in Iowa to earn the Two Green Globes rating, and the first on Drake University’s […]
July 18, 2018

In remembrance of former Drake University President and Iowa Governor, Robert D. Ray

The following message was sent to campus by Drake University President Marty Martin on July 8, 2018: With a heavy heart, I am writing to share that our cherished friend, distinguished alumnus, and former colleague, Robert D. Ray, died this morning. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as […]
July 8, 2018

In remembrance of Larry Cotlar

Drake University offers its condolences to the family of Larry Cotlar, who passed away overnight during flooding in Des Moines. “Our hearts go out to Larry’s family and friends, especially the thousands of Bulldog fans in Des Moines who have come to know Larry as the voice of their hometown team,” said Marty Martin, president […]
July 1, 2018

Mental health TV show—brainchild of Drake graduate student—finds funding

On behalf of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, Drake University School of Education graduate student Ramona Wink earned a $10,000 award from the 100+ Women Who Care non-profit organization. These funds will be used to create a TV show dedicated to mental health awareness that Wink has initiated. Wink is working toward her master’s […]
May 22, 2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts Show, Points of Intersection: “an eccentric exhibition”

The Department of Art and Design at Drake University presents the 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) exhibition, Points of Intersection, from May 1—20. The show serves as a culmination of the five BFA graduating seniors’ work during their time at Drake, with a total of 67 works on display in media including painting, drawing, […]
May 15, 2018

Happy 6th birthday, Griff!

If you see Griff today, be sure to give him extra snuggles—Drake’s official live mascot is turning six today! In honor of his special day, we’re taking a moment to appreciate everything this pretty pup has done the University.
May 8, 2018

Wayne Ford to receive honorary degree from Drake University

Wayne Ford, a longtime Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Drake’s 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in The Knapp Center. 
May 7, 2018

The Magic Flute: “One last, amazing show” for Drake Opera Theater director Ann Cravero

Drake's Music Department presents "The Magic Flute," an opera known worldwide for its timeless beauty, May 4-6. It's a final bow for Ann Cravero, who will step down as director of the Drake Opera Theater after nearly 17 years.
May 3, 2018

Interprofessional Drake-DMU team wins national competition

A team of Drake and DMU students won the 2018 CLARION National Case Competition, held April 14 at the University of Minnesota.
May 3, 2018

Drake Theatre presents "A Piece of My Heart," May 3-6

Drake University Theatre closes the 2017-2018 season with "A Piece of My Heart," May 3 through May 6.
May 2, 2018

Drake CBPA honors faculty, students, and alumni during 2018 awards ceremony

The College of Business and Public Administration held its annual awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding achievements of students, faculty, and community members.
May 1, 2018

Professor publishes book on eating disorder recovery

Catherine Gillespie, associate dean of the Drake University School of Education, has published an academic book on eating disorder recovery.
May 1, 2018

Drake’s ninth president, Wilbur C. Miller, dies at 94

Wilbur C. Miller, Drake University's ninth president, died yesterday at the age of 94. He was a visionary leader who made a tremendous impact on Drake's campus.
April 30, 2018

Senior's art project stems from climate change data

Global climate change has been called the single most significant threat to human existence. Drake senior Marie Dolleman found a way to make it hauntingly beautiful.
April 24, 2018

Drake honored for partnership with DMARC

Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).
April 24, 2018