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Central Iowa executives graduate from Executive Education Center’s Leading Others program

Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.
December 2, 2016
Ashton Kutcher FEATURE

Kutcher to receive 2017 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named Iowa native Ashton Kutcher as the 2017 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award recipient.
December 1, 2016

Anderson Gallery exhibition of faculty work opens Dec. 2

The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit by Drake University's Department of Art & Design faculty on view Dec. 2 through Feb. 10.
November 28, 2016

The Comparison Project hosts interfaith dialogue on death and dying

The Comparison Project will present the fifth event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying.
November 28, 2016

Keys to Excellence series continues with Drake's Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Nov. 28.
November 21, 2016

Drake receives MLK Day of Service grant to raise awareness of food insecurity

Drake University will raise awareness of food insecurity in Des Moines during a free community event in honor of Martin Luther King Day 2017.
November 16, 2016

Drake President Martin names chief of staff

Drake University President Marty Martin has appointed Nate Reagen to the position of chief of staff effective Nov. 16.
November 15, 2016
Lead at Sea FEATURE

Students learn Leadership at Sea in the Bahamas

For the fifth year in a row, a group of Drake University students will travel to the Bahamas over January Term for a leadership course on the high seas.
November 15, 2016

Drake CBPA introduces new admission paths for M.B.A. students

Drake University College of Business and Public Administration recently made it more accessible for prospective students to enroll in the university’s unique, hybrid-style Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.
November 14, 2016

Drake, Creighton students tee up promotional ideas for 2017 Solheim Cup

Top marketing students at Drake University and Creighton University will compete this month to tee up exciting promotional ideas for the 2017 Solheim Cup golf event.
November 10, 2016

Drake Theatre presents "Heathers: The Musical" from Nov. 17-20

"Heathers: The Musical" runs Nov. 17-20 at Drake University. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.
November 7, 2016

Educator to speak on inclusive education and "Changing the Story of Disability in Africa"

Ugandan educator and public speaker Francis Kamuhanda will lecture on education and the role it plays in child development in Uganda during a free public lecture at Drake University.
November 2, 2016

SEC chief accountant to deliver annual accounting lecture

A high-ranking official within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will discuss the rules and regulations that guide financial disclosures by Wall Street firms.
November 1, 2016

Regional cultural plan selects consulting partner

Drake University President Marty Martin and Bravo Greater Des Moines announced today that Creative Community Builders will serve as the consultant to support the Regional Cultural Assessment launched in August.
October 31, 2016

Keys to Excellence series features Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown, associate professor of piano at Western Illinois University, will deliver a free performance in Drake's Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Nov. 14.
October 31, 2016