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Drake graduate recognized as Iowa AmeriCorps Member of the Month

The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) announced the selection of Courtney Howell as the August 2014 Iowa AmeriCorps Member of the Month.
August 20, 2014

Des Moines is Forbes' No. 1 city for young professionals

Des Moines nabbed Forbes' No. 1 spot in 2011, when the magazine first launched its list, and snagged the top position again this summer.
August 18, 2014

Drake University receives grant in support of feature documentary about the Iowa Caucuses

Drake University has received a major grant of $10,000 from Humanities Iowa in support of Phase 1 preproduction development of a feature documentary about the Iowa Caucuses.
August 18, 2014
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Artist Charles Matson Lume transforms the Anderson Gallery, beginning Sept. 5

Each piece of artwork, stemming from a single point of illumination in an otherwise completely darkened gallery, invites viewers to consider intersections between the real and imaginary. Matson Lume will provide an introduction to his work at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Harmon Fine Arts Center, Room 336.
August 14, 2014

Drake celebrates annual Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9

Bulldogs unite! Don’t miss your chance to show your Drake University pride at the annual Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9. Join student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni, and friends in an all-day celebration.
August 5, 2014

Laura Vollmer named finalist for 2014 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist awards

Established through a partnership of Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, Next-Generation Pharmacists is a recognition program that honors pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists, and industry advocates who are defining the future of the industry.
July 31, 2014

Three of the 2014 Women of Influence honorees have Drake ties

Three Drake alumnae were honored in the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 Women of Influence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a difference in their community.
July 15, 2014

Drake students are top winners in AEJMC magazine contest

Drake University journalism students were the big winners in the 2014 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest, grabbing a total of 12 awards, including four first-place prizes.
July 11, 2014

Drake co-sponsors environmental education workshop for teachers

The Environmental Education Summer Workshop for Teachers—co-sponsored by Drake University, MetroWaste Authority, and Prairie City-Monroe (PCM) School District—is designed to expose educators to a wide range of experiences connecting the natural history of Iowa’s plants and animals to problem-based learning exercises that address both science and math standards.
July 11, 2014
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Drake University hosts ADA roundtable presented by the Harkin Institute

Attendees will learn about the impact of the ADA, the important changes that have occurred since its passage, and the equal opportunity, independent living, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency challenges yet to be addressed.
July 9, 2014

Natalie Schmitz receives 2014 Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) presented Natalie Schmitz with the 2014 Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award. The Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award is given annually to one full-time Pharm.D. student.
June 30, 2014

Hatfield Clubb Named NACDA Under Armour AD of the Year

Drake University Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb has been honored as one of 28 recipients of the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) Under Armour AD of the Year Award.
June 16, 2014

Drake celebrates faculty and staff at annual recognition event

Nearly 100 faculty and staff members were recognized for their dedication and commitment to Drake at the Drake University Spring Faculty and Staff Recognition Event on May 6.
June 3, 2014

Drake offers summer startup program to help students launch businesses

The Entrepreneurship Centers at Drake are excited to announce the Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery, a program aimed at fostering student startups. The program is open to all Drake University students.
May 29, 2014
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Honoring faculty, staff, and students at Experiential Learning Showcase

Drake faculty, staff, and students were recognized at the annual Experiential Learning Showcase this spring. The purpose of the showcase is to highlight student experiential learning activities that have been conducted throughout the academic year, as well as recognize faculty, staff, and community partners that have made the opportunities possible.
May 29, 2014