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Hundreds of Drake musicians to perform "Mass in C Major"

Nearly 300 singers and instrumentalists will perform Beethoven’s “Mass in C Major” on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. Performances are at St. Ambrose Cathedral downtown.
April 17, 2018

AACSB International recognizes Drake University for innovation in leadership development

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration has received international recognition as an innovator in the field of leadership education.
April 17, 2018

Student receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Shannon Herzog is a 2018-2019 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.
April 16, 2018

Keys to Excellence season closes with Peter Miyamoto

Peter Miyamoto, professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri, will present the final concert of the season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on April 23.
April 11, 2018

39th Beautiful Bulldog Contest set for April 22 at Drake University

Forty English Bulldogs from across the country will compete in the world-famous 39th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest on Sunday, April 22 in Drake University’s Knapp Center.
April 10, 2018

Juried Art Exhibition showcases 65 student works of art

The Anderson Gallery recently celebrated the opening of the 47th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which showcases 65 works of art by 32 current Drake students. The exhibit runs through April 22.
April 10, 2018

Drake senior Meghan Walters offered Fulbright Scholarship for 2018-2019

Drake University senior Meghan Walters of West Bend, Wis., has been offered a prestigious 2018–2019 Fulbright Scholarship.
April 9, 2018

Drake's Phillip Chen awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Phillip Chen, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Art at Drake University, has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
April 6, 2018

Drake University accounting program earns endorsement by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

Drake University’s undergraduate accounting program has earned endorsement by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Drake is the only university in Iowa and one of only 36 schools in the United States to receive this endorsement
April 6, 2018

Research by high school, college students on display April 12

A one-day event at Drake University will showcase the breadth of scientific research by local high school and college students—including one project that caught the eye of Ivanka Trump.
April 4, 2018

Q&A with Jon Bowermaster, adventure filmmaker

Jon Bowermaster, JO’76, discusses his work, his time at Drake, and the future of journalism in advance of a free public lecture in Meredith Hall on April 11.
April 4, 2018

Mirla Criste prepares for ‘transcendent’ Drake directorial debut

Assistant Professor Mirla Criste makes her directorial debut at Drake University this week with Drake Theatre's "The Trojan Women," which runs April 5-8.
April 2, 2018

All-Star Evening special guests include ESPN's Maria Taylor

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center’s All-Star Evening is living up to its name, with many notable celebrities on the guest list for the April event including ESPN's Maria Taylor.
March 29, 2018

Drake Theatre presents Trojan Women starting April 5

Drake University Theatre presents an adaptation of "The Trojan Women" by Euripedes, adapted by Charles Mee and directed by Mirla Criste, April 5-8.
March 28, 2018

Quick guide to public events at Drake (March 28 - April 15)

With so much going on at Drake during the next couple of weeks, there’s something to keep everyone intellectually stimulated.
March 28, 2018