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The Comparison Project to host interfaith dialogue on death and dying

The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.
October 20, 2016

Drake to host free lecture on immigrants and savings groups

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship will host a free lecture this month titled “Getting Ahead with Almost Nothing: What Immigrant Communities Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream.”
October 19, 2016

James Cloyd and Natalie Schmitz to lecture at Drake University Science Colloquium Series

Drake University will host free lectures this week by a University of Minnesota professor whose team recently had an anti-seizure drug approved by the FDA and by one of his graduate students, a Drake pharmacy alumna.
October 19, 2016

The Ray Center receives $20K grant from Variety - the Children's Charity

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has received a $20,000 grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to fund CHARACTER COUNTS! programming for early childhood centers.
October 18, 2016
Sarah Ramsey FEATURE

Sarah Ramsey hired as director of Drake University Executive Education Center

The Executive Education Center at Drake University hired its first full-time director, Sarah Ramsey.
October 13, 2016

Keys to Excellence Piano Series launches fourth season on Oct. 24

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series will open its fourth season with a performance by Lori Sims, professor of piano at Western Michigan University.
October 12, 2016
Drake Relays FEATURE

Boldon named the Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Director of the Drake Relays

Drake University director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb has announced the hiring of Blake Boldon as the 12th Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Director of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.
October 11, 2016
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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Drake 149 in nation

The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 149 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.
September 30, 2016

Greenfield teenager Hank Bohling receives Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named teenager Hank Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa the recipient of the 2016 Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award.
September 29, 2016

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents "Doubt: a parable"

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
September 28, 2016

Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"

The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
September 22, 2016

Author Kiese Laymon to deliver free public reading at Drake University

A black southern writer whose work bridges the worlds of high culture and pop culture will meet with Drake University students this fall and deliver a free public reading on Drake’s campus.
September 22, 2016

Drake University unveils new Tuition Guarantee for fall 2017

Drake University announced today a new tuition model that will help families plan for the cost of a four-year education.
September 20, 2016

Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, National Institute for Civil Discourse call for civility and release debate standards for 2016 presidential debates

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center joined the National Institute for Civil Discourse in calling on presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative, and civil.
September 16, 2016