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Vocal Music FEATURE

Mark your calendars: Drake's large music ensembles announce fall performance schedule

Drake University’s large music ensembles have scheduled an eclectic series of free performances that are guaranteed to please fans of all ages and tastes.
August 16, 2016
Krista Tippett FEATURE

Krista Tippett to deliver 37th Bucksbaum Lecture

Krista Tippett, an American journalist, author, and talk show radio host known for smartly and sensitively tackling life’s toughest questions, will deliver the 37th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
August 10, 2016

Drake Law School to co-sponsor Iowa LGBT Rural Summit

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will serve as keynote speaker at the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit on Aug. 18, an event co-sponsored by Drake Law School to share information with LGBT people, families, and the community.
August 5, 2016

Drake Day at the Fair hits a high note in 2016

Show-stopping musical performances book-end Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Aug. 12.
August 4, 2016

Drake University/Community Chorus invites new members

Singers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the Drake University/Community Chorus as the group begins rehearsing for its fall season.
August 4, 2016

Four Mandela Washington Fellows at Drake University receive federal grants up to $25K

Four young African professionals who studied business and entrepreneurship at Drake University this summer have received federal grants of up to $25,000 to support social enterprises in their home countries.
August 3, 2016

Drake, Bravo announce formation of cultural planning initiative for central Iowa

Drake University President Marty Martin and Bravo Greater Des Moines announced today the formation of a cultural planning initiative for central Iowa.
August 3, 2016

Drake to host 50 Des Moines-area students for Wanda Everage Academic Success Symposium

Fifty Des Moines-area teenagers will participate in a week-long symposium to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college. They’ll hear from experts uniquely qualified to speak on the topic—including their classmates.
August 2, 2016
Drake Magazine Fall 2015 FEATURE

'Professional' quality Drake Magazine wins top AEJMC honors

Drake Magazine recently received top honors in the Association of Journalism and Mass Communications' national contest for student-produced magazines, with the judge noting the publication was fit for newsstand.
August 2, 2016

Drake CPHS to co-host forum on opioid abuse and heroin epidemic

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the US Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa will co-host a community forum on Aug. 2 to discuss prescription pain killers, opioid abuse, and the nation’s heroin epidemic.
July 28, 2016

Patty and Jim Cownie to receive Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character award

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University will issue its highest honor to Iowa philanthropists Patty and Jim Cownie.
July 28, 2016

Drake hires neighborhood and community relations manager

Drake University took a powerful step this summer in renewing its commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood when University officials hired Drake alumnus Nick Valdez to the position of Neighborhood and Community Relations Manager.
July 22, 2016

Ambassador Darci Vetter to speak at Drake University

Members of the public are invited to a free talk by Drake University alumna Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on July 27.
July 20, 2016

Drake University issues RFP for development along University Avenue

Marking a renewed commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood, Drake University announced today that it is seeking proposals from a pre-determined group of eleven Iowa firms to develop a plot of University-owned land along University Avenue in Des Moines.
July 18, 2016

Maki named Health-System Pharmacist of the Year

The Iowa Pharmacy Association recently honored Drake University Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Erik Maki with the association’s 2016 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award.
July 8, 2016