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Jones hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

Joseph Jones, a Drake alumnus and former legislative assistant to retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, has been hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
June 23, 2016
TREE CAMPUS FEATURE

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

In memory of “Doc” Coleman, alumni embrace endless possibilities

Drake University will dedicate William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in honor of one of the university's most longstanding and beloved theatre professors. Coleman, who passed away last year, taught at Drake for 36 years.
June 6, 2016

Volunteers ‘desperately’ needed as Adult Literacy Center celebrates its 40th year

Drake University's Adult Literacy Center is in need of volunteers to tutor adults and help them learn to read, write and comprehend.
June 3, 2016

Drake CBPA honors graduate students of the year

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduation and Awards Celebration at West End Architectural Salvage for graduate students on Thursday, May 5.
May 26, 2016

Drake to host Graduate & Professional Programs Expo

Drake University will host a Graduate & Professional Programs Expo for students and working professionals who are considering a graduate-level education.
May 26, 2016

Drake University statement on Drizzy's Oct. 4 concert in Des Moines

Drake University students have lobbied for years to #BringDrakeToDrake, and we’re eager to welcome this talented singer and songwriter to our hometown.
May 20, 2016

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns with free performances in Des Moines

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
May 20, 2016

Drake alumnus accepted to JET Program

Recent Drake alumnus Jason Withington will teach English in Japan for up to five years as a participant in the JET Program.
May 17, 2016

Alumna’s cosmetics company wins Iowa entrepeneurship contest

Drake University alumna Kelsi Ziemann recently was honored as one of the state’s top young entrepreneurs during the John Pappajohn Student Entrepeneurial Venture Competition.
May 11, 2016

Drake's Pi Alpha Alpha chapter inducts new members

Drake University’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for Public Affairs and Administration, inducted 40 new members and recognized a few students with special honors during an awards ceremony last month.
May 11, 2016

Free Drake Choir concert to kick off international tour

The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir will host a concert at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, to kick off their tour to Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, which begins Thursday, May 19.
May 10, 2016
Emily Enquist FEATURE

Two students offered Fulbright Scholarships for 2016-2017

Two Drake University students have been offered Fulbright Scholarships for 2016-2017. Seniors Emily Enquist and Taylor Donaldson will join a long list of Drake graduates who have received Fulbright Scholarships in recent years.
May 10, 2016
Brytani Cavil Oreon Scott FEATURE

Drake’s top senior is passionate advocate for equity, devoted mother of two

When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.
April 29, 2016

Drake joins forces with Creighton, Yahoo! for 3rd annual Murphy Cup marketing student case competition

Students from Drake University and Creighton University participated in the 3rd annual Murphy Cup marketing case competition from March 31 to April 2.
April 29, 2016