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Boys and Girls Clubs to build Drake University campus location

Drake University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announced last week that Drake’s campus will be home to a new Club location that provides after-school and summertime services to hundreds of K–12 youth. The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club, to be located near the southwest corner of 25th St. and Forest […]
May 2, 2017

Drake students win Principal marketing challenge for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Drake University students won a marketing competition that pits them against teams from five other Iowa universities to solve a real and timely challenge for Principal Financial Group.
May 1, 2017

Fischer shatters 39-year-old track record, set before the Blue Oval was blue

When Drake senior Reed Fischer crossed the finish line at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee on Thursday, he broke a school record that has stood since long before Drake’s famed Blue Oval was blue.
April 27, 2017

Seeking: Iowans with exceptional character

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center is accepting nominations until May 9 for the Iowa Character Awards, which annually recognize individuals, organizations, and communities who demonstrate good character.
April 27, 2017

Drake students, organizations earn state awards for community impact

Iowa Campus Compact honored several members of the Drake community today when they announced the winners of this year’s Engaged Campus Awards.
April 26, 2017

Mixed-use development will feature views of iconic Old Main

Drake University has agreed to sell two parcels of University-owned land to Nelson Construction & Development, which plans to build a hotel, market-rate apartments, and urban-style row houses on the site.
April 26, 2017

Prudence dazzles as winner of 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University

Prudence, a two and-a-half year old English bulldog owned by Angela and Tom Miller of Des Moines, won the 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University.
April 23, 2017

Drake pianist teams up with Euclid Quartet for concert in Sheslow Auditorium

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano, will join forces with the internationally acclaimed Euclid Quartet in a free performance Sunday, April 30, in Drake's Sheslow Auditorium.
April 19, 2017

Drake Relays kicks off with 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest® on Sunday, April 23

Forty bulldogs from 10 states will compete to be the official 2017 Drake Relays mascot during the Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University on Sunday, April 23.
April 18, 2017

Dean's statement in memory of David J. Noble

Terri Vaughan, dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, issued the following statement in memory of philanthropist David J. Noble.
April 17, 2017

Drake Theatre invites audiences to "See Rock City: And Other Destinations"

With the spring semester drawing to a close and summer travel locations on the mind, Drake Theatre is taking audiences all over the U.S. with See Rock City: And Other Destinations, a production directed by Michael Rothmayer, associate professor of theatre arts. See Rock City: And Other Destinations, with music by Brad Alexander and book and […]
April 17, 2017

Four Drake students named Fulbright Finalists for 2017–2018

Four Drake University students have been selected as finalists for prestigious 2017–2018 Fulbright Scholarships. This year’s Fulbright recipients join a lengthy list of Bulldogs to have been offered the scholarship at Drake, which is often recognized as one of the nation's top producer of Fulbright scholars.
April 17, 2017

Drake announces Pre-M.Acc., Pre-M.F.M., and Pre-M.P.A. admissions options

Drake University today announced the launch of Pre-M.Acc., Pre-M.F.M., and Pre-M.P.A. programs that allow students to begin coursework toward a master’s degree before completing entrance exams and submitting formal transcripts.
April 17, 2017

Day-long conference for Iowa educators aims to increase school success and graduation rates

Drake University’s School of Education will host a one-day conference dedicated to increasing academic success and graduation rates for all of Iowa's K-12 students.
April 12, 2017
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Daniel Connolly, PhD, named dean of Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Daniel Connolly, PhD, has been named dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, effective June 30, 2017.
April 11, 2017