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Vote Smart to celebrate its move to Drake campus

Vote Smart, one of the nation's leading sources of non-partisan political information, will formally celebrate the organization's move to Drake University next month.
March 24, 2017

Nelson Institute global affairs conference set for April 5-8

Two U.S. ambassadors will headline the 4th annual Nelson Institute Conference on Global Affairs, scheduled from April 5-8 at Drake University.
March 23, 2017

Iowa Interfaith Exchange to be held April 6-8 at Drake

Drake University will host the Iowa Interfaith Exchange, a free series from April 6-8 of more than 50 presentations, panels, and performances on the current state and future promise of interfaith activity in the state of Iowa.
March 14, 2017

Perfect NCAA bracket? Not likely.

The odds of picking a perfect men's tournament bracket are astronomical, as one data analytics professor explains. (In the women's tournament, at least one choice is clear—Bulldogs all the way.)
March 13, 2017

NPR diversity editor to discuss journalism in the 'fake news' era

Luis Clemens, senior editor for diversity at National Public Radio, will deliver a public lecture March 21 on the challenges of practicing journalism in the era of "fake news" and attacks on the press.
March 13, 2017

The Comparison Project hosts lecture on death and dying in Navajo religious traditions

Michelene Pesantubbee will deliver a lecture on death and dying in Navajo religious traditions at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Sussman Theater as part of The Comparison Project's lecture series.
March 13, 2017

Keys to Excellence closes season with pianist Alexander Djordjevic

Alexander Djordjevic, instructor at the Music Institute of Chicago, will present the final concert of the season for Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series.
March 12, 2017

Scholar to discuss underrepresentation of women, minorities in STEM

Drake University will host a free public lecture focusing on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
March 10, 2017

National expert on Japanese politics to discuss US-Japan relations

A leading national expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy will discuss U.S.-Japan relations under the Trump Administration during a free lecture at Drake University on March 21.
March 10, 2017

Book brings the diversity of religions in Des Moines area to light

More than 60 Drake students collaborated with faculty, staff, and community members on a new book that explores Des Moines' religious diversity. "A Spectrum of Faith" launches April 6 via Drake Community Press.
March 9, 2017

Regional Cultural Assessment community conversations announced

Members of the Greater Des Moines community are invited to a series of seven community conversations focusing on how to leverage arts and culture to enhance quality of life and economic development in central Iowa.
March 8, 2017

38th Beautiful Bulldog Contest receives record number of applicants

The contestants may be all smiles and slobber, but this year’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest® at Drake University promises to be the fiercest competition in history.
March 7, 2017

Ploehn to receive 2017 Weaver Medal of Honor

Lisa C. Ploehn, owner and manager of Main at Locust Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Davenport, was selected to receive the 2017 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Ploehn will receive the award and deliver the 2017 Weaver […]
March 7, 2017

Keys to Excellence Continues with Pianist Alan Chow

Pianist Alan Chow, a professor at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on March 6.
February 28, 2017

Drake students perform with Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth

Eight Drake musical theatre students had a Wicked cool opportunity last weekend when they performed with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth at the Des Moines Civic Center.
February 27, 2017