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Drake University to continue live mascot program

Drake University will soon have a new live mascot. Erin Bell, owner of the late Porterhouse, has formally agreed to direct the live mascot program at Drake.
April 24, 2015

Drake joins new Iowa Caucus Consortium

Drake University is part of a new Iowa Caucus Consortium that has been created to highlight Iowa’s first in the nation Caucus status and provide the media, candidates and visitors a meaningful, positive experience while showcasing the state and region.
April 21, 2015

Donate your Drake memorabilia

The Office of Alumni Relations has settled into its space in the Drake University Alumni House, which the office’s staff has occupied more than a year now. As they continue to decorate and style the home, they have found a need for authentic Drake memorabilia to fill the its nooks and crannies. Do you have […]
April 20, 2015
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Sturdy 'Tank' wins 36th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University

Tank, a 2-year-old English bulldog from Des Moines, was named Most Beautiful Bulldog at the 2015 contest. Owner Duane Smith adopted him from Craigslist last year.
April 19, 2015

CBPA recognizes outstanding students and faculty at awards ceremony

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration honored students, faculty, and community leaders for their contributions to Drake and the business community at the college’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 8.
April 17, 2015

Drake University wins national service innovation award

Drake University is one of three winners of the Service Year + Higher Education Innovation Challenge by the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, the National Conference on Citizenship and the Corporation for the National and Community Service.
April 17, 2015

Multi-media senior thesis exhibition opens May 1 at the Anderson Gallery

Drake art and design seniors present Seek, their senior thesis exhibition starting Friday, May 1 in Drake’s Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, featuring painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, and installation, seeks to both identify and redefine basic human constructions.
April 15, 2015

Drake University a Tree Campus 2014 USA Recipient

  Drake University has received the 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Created in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for engaging their students and staff in conservation goals. In its sixth year, Tree Campus […]
April 15, 2015

Tail-wagger swagger: Watch the 36th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Think of it as the Westminster Dog Show—with a lot more doggy drool, elaborate dog/owner costumes, and a pageant exclusively consisting of English bulldogs.
April 14, 2015

Pi Alpha Alpha to honor members at awards ceremony

Drake University’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for Public Affairs and Administration, inducted new members and recognized a few with special honors at an awards ceremony Monday, April 13 in Parents Hall.
April 14, 2015

Events Listing: Spend Your Day at Drake on Thursday, April 16

Drake University is hosting a particularly wide variety of public events on Thursday, April 16. Whether you are interested in politics, science, music, religion, or creative writing, there is something to appeal to everyone.
April 13, 2015

Life After Drake: "American Dad," "Fresh Off The Boat" writer to give free public talk

Drake alum Eric Ziobrowski, writer on "American Dad!" and "Fresh Off The Boat!", will share his experience as a screenwriter in Hollywood. 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16, Cowles Library 201.
April 13, 2015

“Growing Up: Food for Thought” to be held at Drake on April 16

Sprout, the Des Moines Urban Youth Garden, will host “Growing Up: Food for Thought” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Paul Morrison Room at The Knapp Center at Drake University. Sodexo Foundation is sponsoring this event for children and families from the First Christian Church Boys and Girls Club program through […]
April 13, 2015

Dr. Ann Burkhardt named Director of Occupational Therapy Program

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced Dr. Ann Burkhardt as the director of the Occupational Therapy program at Drake University, effective July 1, 2015. Burkhardt is currently a therapy resources management (TRM) occupational therapist at Crestwood & Grace Barker Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities in Warren, Rhode Island. Until 2010, she served as […]
April 10, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at Drake University

On Thursday, April 16, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at Drake University on the issue of income inequality.
April 10, 2015