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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

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

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

National Alumni Association announces new board members

The Drake University National Alumni Association recently appointed seven new members to its board of directors and elected five new executive positions.
May 29, 2014

Drake partners with Ascent to expand business boot camp for women

Drake University has teamed up with Ascent to expand its successful Startup Boot Camp for Women. The sessions in Des Moines will be held on June 6, 7, 20, and 21 in Aliber Hall on Drake University’s campus.
May 28, 2014

Drake faculty remember Maya Angelou

As news broke today that Maya Angelou has died at age 86, members of the Drake University community remembered the influential author and poet who reminded us that we can all be “rainbows in the clouds.”
May 28, 2014

Adult Literacy Center receives grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University recently received a grant of $10,000 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
May 21, 2014
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CBPA hosts graduate student awards ceremony

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 8. The college recognized five graduate students and a faculty member at the event.
May 20, 2014

Drake choirs to perform at Avery Fisher Hall, pre-concert in Sheslow

Under the sponsorship of Distinguished Concerts International New York, the Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir will perform at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City—one of America’s most prestigious concert venues. On May 21, the choirs will perform a preview concert on Drake’s campus.
May 19, 2014