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Wayne Ford donates political papers to Drake University

Wayne Ford, a pioneering Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of Iowa’s diverse population, will donate his historical papers and materials to Drake University.
February 21, 2018

Drake University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2017-2018

Drake University is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students.
February 19, 2018

Drake Theatre presents two full-length mainstage productions, Feb. 22-25

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming repertory showcase features two full-length, mainstage productions that vary significantly in style and message. The shows run Feb. 22-25.
February 15, 2018

Drake alumna to give free concert in Sheslow

Drake alumna Dana Sloter, a professional clarinetist, will showcase her talents during a free concert February 26 in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 15, 2018

University of Tokyo professor to discuss U.S.-Japan relations

A leading scholar of U.S.-Japanese relations will discuss the state of the Asia-Pacific region during heightened world tensions in a lecture on March 1 at Drake University.
February 14, 2018

Seventeen names Drake University a “cool school” for politics

Seventeen magazine labeled Drake University one of America's coolest places to go to school, due to the breadth of political opportunities at Drake and in Iowa's capital city.
February 13, 2018

Drake introduces boundary-crossing academic concentration

A new academic concentration at Drake University challenges students to examine the complex relationship between science and the humanities.
February 12, 2018

Drake senior named Fulbright semi-finalist

Drake University senior Meghan Walters has been named a semi-finalist for the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
February 10, 2018

Drake to host young African leaders for third year

Drake University is proud to announce that it has been selected as an institute partner for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
February 7, 2018

Nine Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Nine members of the Drake University community were named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 class for 2018.
February 7, 2018

Drake students collaborate with Des Moines Playhouse

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is taking the show on the road this summer, and Drake students are helping the nonprofit community theater group to spread the word. 
February 2, 2018

Peggy Whitson to receive Robert D. Ray character award

Iowa native Peggy Whitson, a record-setting NASA astronaut, will receive the 2018 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award from The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.
February 1, 2018

Pritchett named director of Drake Legal Clinic

Suzan Pritchett has been named director of clinical and experiential programs and associate professor of law at Drake Law School, effective July 1.
January 31, 2018

Keys to Excellence continues with Israeli pianist in Beethoven program

Israeli pianist Asaf Zohar will deliver the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, in Sheslow Auditorium.
January 31, 2018

Griff joins Drake Choir for Singing Valentines fundraiser

Lovebirds can treat their significant other with a song, roses, and a dapper bulldog at any location in the Des Moines metro area on February 14. 
January 30, 2018