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44th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opens March 8

The Anderson Gallery is excited to announce the opening of an exhibition of student worksthat has been an annual tradition for the department of art for over four decades. The 44th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University will open next weekend on Sunday, March 8, in the Anderson Gallery within the Harmon Fine Arts […]
February 26, 2015

Drake Law announces part-time/evening J.D. and M.J. programs

Drake Law School will offer evening courses for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) programs, beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. The addition of evening courses will allow greater flexibility for individuals who wish to pursue a law degree while continuing to work or juggling multiple priorities. Drake Law School Dean Ben […]
February 26, 2015

Drake to Host Second Annual Conference on Bullying

Drake University and the Center for Bullying Resolution will host the second annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution on March 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This full-day conference will be held in 310 Upper Olmsted Center at Drake University, 2875 University Avenue. This conference is geared towards K-5 educators, administrators, and graduate students in […]
February 24, 2015

Reception for "Payton Prize" essay contest winners set for Feb. 25

The Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series will host a reception for the “Payton Prize” winners on Wednesday, February 25, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize is a national non-fiction essay contest sponsored by the Freeman family in honor of their late son, Payton. Judges Cheryl […]
February 23, 2015

National Alumni Association announces 2015 Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors will recognize eight alumni with an award reception during the week of Drake Relays on Thursday, April 23. The 2015 Alumni Award recipients represent seven graduating classes and four colleges. "These individuals are shining examples of the power of a Drake degree," says Blake Campbell, director […]
February 23, 2015

PBS Host Alexander Heffner Will Visit Drake University

Journalist Alexander Heffner, the host of PBS’s The Open Mind, will visit Drake University next week to deliver a public lecture titled The Future of Civil Discourse: Millennials, Media, and the 2016 Campaign.
February 20, 2015

David Maxwell named Chinese Association of Iowa 'Person of the Year'  

The Chinese Association of Iowa has named Drake University President David Maxwell its Person of the Year. Association members bestowed its top honor on Maxwell in recognition of his personal commitment to promoting cultural diversity and enrichment in Iowa, as well as Drake University's exceptional efforts to promote global citizenship and enhanced awareness of global […]
February 18, 2015

Drake Theatre Presents "The American Plan"

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present The American Plan by Richard Greenberg, beginning Thursday, Feb. 26.
February 17, 2015

Keys to Excellence Concert features Israeli pianist Asaf Zohar

Israeli pianist Asaf Zohar will perform a free concert Feb. 22 at Drake University as part of the Keys to Excellence series.
February 12, 2015

STEM Explorers Program Benefits Des Moines High School Students

Three major Des Moines institutions will kick off an innovative pilot program today designed to give talented high school students a pipeline to higher education and employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The 40 ninth-grade students from Des Moines Public Schools participating in the inaugural STEM Explorers program gathered on Drake's campus Thursday […]
February 12, 2015

Beautiful Bulldog Contest Registration Open

Registration for the 2015 Beautiful Bulldog Contest is now open for entry and will remain open until Monday, March 9. Any and all proud owners of English bulldogs are welcomed to enter. Around one hundred contestants enter the event each year. Due to such a large number of Beautiful Bulldog hopefuls, there will be a […]
February 10, 2015

Adult Literacy Center Volunteer Training Set For Feb. 13-14

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University is seeking volunteers eager to change the lives of local adults by helping them achieve basic literacy (reading, writing, and/or speaking) skills. A tutor training will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave. Volunteers will […]
February 9, 2015

Vice President Biden to Visit Drake University on Thursday, Feb. 12

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Feb. 12 to deliver remarks on the Administration’s economic policies.
February 6, 2015

President Maxwell Accepts Senior Fellowship at Association of Governing Boards

Drake University President David Maxwell has accepted a position as Senior Fellow at the Association of Governing Boards, a national association centered on governance in higher education. The year-long, renewable fellowship will begin July 1, 2015, following a 16-year presidential tenure marked by significant improvements in Drake’s national stature, academic profile, financial position, and strategic […]
February 6, 2015

Drake University Master of Science in Counseling Receives National Accreditation

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) last month issued new programmatic accreditation to Drake's Master of Science in Counseling specializations for clinical mental health counselors and school counselors.
February 5, 2015