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Local writers invited to "Story Slam" fundraiser for Drake Community Press

The Drake University Community Press and Chicago-based literary journal 3elements Review will sponsor an open-invitation “Story Slam” contest February 5 at Mars Cafe.
January 23, 2015
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NPR's Nina Totenberg to deliver 34th Bucksbaum Lecture

Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, will deliver the 34th Bucksbaum Lecture on March 12, 2015, in Drake's Knapp Center.
January 22, 2015

Eight honorees have Drake ties in Business Record’s “Forty Under 40” list

Congratulations to eight members of the Drake community who were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s “Forty Under 40” class for 2015.
January 22, 2015

The Comparison Project: Craig Owens to discuss “The Sayings and Missayings of Samuel Beckett”

The Comparison Project’s two-year thematic exploration of the concept of ineffability continues Feb. 12 with "The Sayings and Missayings of Samuel Beckett."
January 20, 2015

Drake University/Community Chorus to begin spring rehearsals

The Drake University/Community Chorus will begin rehearsals on Jan. 27 to prepare for May 2-3 performances of Mozart’s “Requiem. The non-auditioned ensemble is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.
January 16, 2015

Students collaborate for three weeks on 'Threepenny'

Drake University students have collaborated for three weeks on a full-scale production of Threepenny Opera, and a seat in the audience won’t even cost three pennies.
January 16, 2015
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Earl F. Martin Named 13th President of Drake University

DES MOINES, IA (January 12, 2015)—Earl F. “Marty” Martin has been named the 13th president of Drake University. The Drake University Board of Trustees identified President-elect Martin as an engaged leader who will bring to Drake a passionate commitment to the liberal arts and professional education; experience enhancing diversity; a deep understanding of excellent teaching, […]
January 12, 2015

Drake University Receives National Community Service Honors

Drake University has received a pair of prominent honors in recognition of community service by students, faculty, and staff. These honors reflect nearly 300,000 hours of service, worth millions of dollars each year, performed in collaboration with more than 100 non-profit organizations and schools.
January 7, 2015

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