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Symposium helps students of color plan for college

Fifty Des Moines Public Schools students will participate in a week-long symposium at Drake University to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college.
August 2, 2017

Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb to leave Drake University

After more than a decade at the helm of Drake University Athletics, Sandy Hatfield Clubb will be leaving the university, effective this Friday. She has accepted a senior partner position with the Pictor Group, an intercollegiate athletics consulting firm, effective Aug. 7.
August 1, 2017

Christina Trombley named Drake’s executive director of online education

Christina Trombley has been named executive director of the University’s online education programs effective August 14.
July 24, 2017

Zenith Chamber Music Festival set for August 15-19

The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.
June 23, 2017

Former Drake Legal Clinic director to lead Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds today appointed Drake University Law School Professor Jerry Foxhoven as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).
June 14, 2017

Young African leaders, visiting Drake this summer, have already changed lives

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings 25 young professionals to Drake's campus who have already changed thousands of lives in their home countries.
June 12, 2017

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Occupational Therapy building set for June 16

Drake University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Occupational Therapy building, a newly renovated facility that serves as a hub for Drake’s year-old occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program and a resource for community members in need of assistance with physical and cognitive challenges.
June 12, 2017

Drake launches master's program in applied behavior analysis

Drake's new master’s program in applied behavior analysis is a major step toward meeting the significant demand for certified behavior analysts in Iowa.
June 8, 2017

19-year-old Drake student stars in groundbreaking Netflix-style TV opera

Music major Rowen Sabala stars in “Vireo,” which will reach nearly 34 million homes and also be available for free online.
May 30, 2017

Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, confirmed as U.S. ambassador to China

Drake Law School alumnus Terry Branstad, LW’74, the longest-serving governor in our nation’s history, has officially been confirmed as United States Ambassador to China.
May 22, 2017

Drake signs agreement with three HBCUs for law, pharmacy enrollment

Graduates of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be guaranteed scholarships upon admission to Drake's law and pharmacy programs as part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity among Drake’s student body.
May 15, 2017

Drake SJMC earns reaccreditation by unanimous vote

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been reaccredited by a unanimous vote of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
May 12, 2017

Report: Drake University generates $413 million in consumer spending

A new study demonstrates the substantial impact of Drake University and its alumni on the central Iowa economy. Drake students, faculty, staff, and visitors drive more than $413 million in consumer spending annually in the greater Des Moines area.
May 11, 2017

Ullem, Zimpleman to receive honorary degrees during Drake commencement

Drake University will award 1,199 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony will be the presentation of honorary degrees to Benjamin B. Ullem and Larry D. Zimpleman.
May 9, 2017

Student-led "little free food pantry" project addresses hunger in Drake Neighborhood

Drake students will install 10 little food pantries around the Drake Neighborhood to help reduce food insecurity.
May 5, 2017