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Keeping the Peace in the 21st Century

A retired U.S. diplomat and United Nations peacekeeper will discuss the UN’s role in peacekeeping on Nov. 6.
October 31, 2014

Drake board approves new academic programs, launch of $65 million STEM initiative

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
October 29, 2014

Drake and central Iowa schools partner on creek restoration

Students from Drake University and two central Iowa public school districts will receive $63,000 from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to fund an innovative environmental education project. During the year-long project, Drake students and faculty will work with high school students from Southeast Polk and Des Moines Public Schools to coordinate a major stream restoration […]
October 27, 2014

Maxwell to be inducted into Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Drake University President David Maxwell will be inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame, an exclusive group of leaders who have made outstanding contributions to develop and enhance Iowa's business climate. Maxwell and this year's other inductees—Tom Aller, former president of Interstate Power & Light; and John Bloomhall, chairman of Diamond V—were selected by […]
October 27, 2014

Everyday Abstraction: New work by five American painters

"everyday abstraction: contemporary abstract painting" is on view November 7 through January 23 in the Anderson Gallery.
October 23, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway scholar to give annual accounting lecture

“Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring World of Values” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
October 22, 2014

Lecture on youth activism and mental health in Sweden

"Swedish Youth Activists and Public Health Advocacy" will be held at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater in the Drake University Olmsted Center.
October 21, 2014

Public panel discussion on regional trade accords

"Negotiating Regional Trade Accords: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership" will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.
October 17, 2014

Drake theatre presents three student-produced plays

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present a collection of three student-produced short plays beginning Friday, Oct. 24. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 25 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in Studio 55 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. Eric Deutz, a junior musical theatre […]
October 17, 2014

National Journal to Host “The Next America: Population 2043” at Drake University

Education experts will explore how Des Moines’ deepening diversity is impacting its education system while also reflecting the direction of the rest of the country.
October 17, 2014

Drake wins 2013-14 MVC All-Academic Award

Drake University has earned the 2013-14 MVC All-Academic Award, an honor given to the Missouri Valley Conference institution that finishes with the highest overall grade-point average among its student-athletes.
October 9, 2014

Keys to Excellence concert features Beethoven Project founder

A renowned pianist known for bringing Beethoven to international audiences in exciting and novel ways will perform at Drake University.
October 9, 2014

President Jimmy Carter returns to Drake (in virtual form) for live program on U.S.–China relations

Drake University will host a live webcast by President Jimmy Carter on the topic of U.S.-China relations; an expert from Kemin Personal Care will speak on campus.
October 8, 2014

Sexual abuse survivor to give free talk at Drake

A survivor of child sexual abuse who served 18 years in prison for the murder of her father will speak at Drake University.
October 6, 2014

James Hansen to speak on climate change at Drake

One of the nation’s best-known climate scientists, James. E. Hansen, will give a free public talk in Sheslow Auditorium.
October 6, 2014