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Drake University named a 2015 Best Value in Private Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34.
December 17, 2014

$1.1 million federal grant to Drake University Head Start will boost quality of early childhood education in Des Moines

Drake University has been selected for a $1.1 million federal grant that will allow eight of Des Moines’ urban childcare centers to increase the quality of year-round, full-day service for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
December 10, 2014

Drake's marketing program ranked one of the most valuable in the nation

Drake University offers one of the most valuable marketing degrees in the nation, according to a new list by College Factual. The higher education ranking website said Drake's undergraduate marketing major is the 14th best value in the nation. The list, featured recently by USA Today College, assigned value rankings by comparing estimated average starting salaries and mid-career salaries […]
December 10, 2014
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Laura Plumb named PR Student of the Year by PR News

Laura Plumb, a public relations major at Drake University, has been named PR Student of the Year by PR News, a publication and online community focused on the public relations industry.
December 9, 2014

Dennis Goldford named as Flansburg Fellow at Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University announced today that Professor Dennis Goldford has been named the Institute’s first Flansburg Fellow.
December 9, 2014

Political analyst Charlie Cook to preview the upcoming presidential race

Nonpartisan political analyst Charlie Cook will usher in the 2016 election season with insights on the key 2014 mid-term election races and a preview of the upcoming presidential race.
November 26, 2014

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers

Show your gratitude that you can read. Give the gift of literacy to an adult who cannot. Volunteers tutor one adult for 1 ½ or 2 hours a week at the Adult Literacy Center at Drake University.
November 26, 2014

Drake CBPA accepting applications for new graduate-level certificate programs

The Drake University College of Business and Public Administration is accepting applications for certificate programs that allow students and working professionals to add advanced credentials to their resumes without pursuing a degree.
November 25, 2014

Drake announces $500,000 gift to new Ray Center

Drake University has received a $500,000 anonymous gift in support of the University's new Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. Drake University President David Maxwell announced the $500,000 gift on Nov. 24 during a special reception to honor the establishment of the Center, which will focus its efforts globally on applied research and programming in leadership, […]
November 25, 2014
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Grammy-winning blues artist to headline President Maxwell's 70th Birthday bash

Drake University President David Maxwell will celebrate his 70th birthday by jamming with a Grammy Award-winning blues musician. The free concert headlined by blues legend John Paul Hammond will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Sheslow Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Maxwell has been […]
November 21, 2014

Keys to Excellence: Nicholas Roth and Drake piano students in concert

Five Drake piano students will showcase their talents on a world-renowned concert grand piano during a free concert at Drake University next month. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
November 17, 2014

Lecture: How Middle East Turmoil Undermines Asian Rebalancing in U.S. Foreign Policy

A longtime diplomat who has lived, worked, or traveled in 91 countries will give a free talk on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East on November 12.
November 7, 2014

Writer’s Harvest will help fight hunger

The Susan Glaspell Writers and Critics Series at Drake University, in conjunction with the Food Bank of Iowa, will present the 2014 Drake Writer’s Harvest on Thursday, Nov. 13.
November 7, 2014

Wonder of Words: ‘Old News, New News: 220 Years of Journalistic Wisdom’

Iowa journalism professionals with 220 years of combined media experience will reflect on the past and future of the industry during a free panel discussion at Drake University on Thursday, November 13.
November 6, 2014

Drake establishes Ray Center; announces $1 million gift from Hy-Vee, Inc.

Drake University leaders announced today the creation of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. The Ray Center will focus its efforts globally on applied research and programming in leadership, ethics, and civility. Drake will acquire the Iowa-based nonprofit Character Counts In Iowa as a foundational element of the new Center, which will leverage the […]
November 5, 2014