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Drake University hosts formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center

Drake University held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new headquarters of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event doubled as an 89th birthday celebration for Robert D. Ray, a longtime former governor of Iowa, and his wife Billie Ray; both are proud Drake alumni.
September 26, 2017

Drake, UNI to host 250 high school students for gender violence prevention training

More than 250 central Iowa high school students will attend a day-long summit at Drake University designed to help them identify, prevent, and advocate against sexual assault and gender-based violence.
September 26, 2017

'BIG Dream Gathering' returns to Drake University

The free “BIG Dream Gathering” is returning to Drake University at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Parents Hall of Olmsted Center.
September 25, 2017

Winners announced in the 12th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Drake University hosted a special luncheon to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, which encourages and promotes entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa.
September 22, 2017

World-famous operatic baritone Sherill Milnes and soprano Maria Zouves to visit Drake Sept. 28-29

World-famous operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes and his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will hold a series of public lectures and masterclasses during their first visit to the University in 13 years.
September 22, 2017

The Comparison Project hosts lecture on Quranic miracles

Umeyye Isra Yazicioglu, associate professor of Islamic Studies at St. Joseph's University, will deliver the lecture “Miracles as Transforming Invitations to Wonder & Gratitude: An Islamic Perspective" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Sussman Theater.
September 22, 2017

Keys to Excellence Piano Series opens Sept. 25 with Steven Spooner

Audience members will vote on the repertoire for the Sept. 25 performance by Steven Spooner, who opens the fifth season of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series at Drake University.
September 15, 2017

Summer camps give voice to immigrant/refugee youth and religious minorities

Drake University hosted summer storytelling camps for immigrants, refugees, and interfaith students from Des Moines high schools.
September 14, 2017

Drake Football announces historic China tour

The Drake University football program announced that the Bulldogs will once again make history when they travel to the People’s Republic of China in May 2018.
September 13, 2017

The Anderson Gallery presents "Apparatus: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews"

The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of APPARATUS: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews, an exhibition running Sept. 22 to Oct. 22, 2017.
September 12, 2017

Drake third among Midwest regional universities in 2018 U.S. News rankings

Drake University is one of the Midwest’s best universities, with an exceptional commitment to undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report 2018 "Best Colleges" rankings released today. 
September 11, 2017

The Comparison Project begins new lecture series on miracles

On Sept. 14, visiting assistant prof. Karen Zwier will deliver the first lecture in a new two-year series on the theme of miracles.
September 11, 2017

Alumni gift creates $700,000 scholarship fund for pharmacy students

A $700,000 gift from the estate of Drake alumni Jim and Joyce McLuen will provide scholarships for pharmacy students.
September 11, 2017

Tiny home project will have big impact on Des Moines

More than 100 members of the Drake University community will pitch in next week on a project to benefit homeless individuals in Des Moines.
September 8, 2017

Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

As the fall semester picks up steam at Drake University, students are effusive in their praise of Drake’s two new academic buildings. Collier-Scripps Hall and the Science Connector Building opened this fall as the centerpiece of Drake’s $52 million STEM@DRAKE initiative.
September 7, 2017