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Adult Literacy Center Volunteer Training May 29-30

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults achieve basic literacy (reading, writing and/or speaking) skills. Training sessions will be held May 29-30.
May 13, 2015

Student receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Paige Diamond is a 2015-2016 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Diamond, who is a junior chemistry and BCMB major, was selected from more than 1,200 students nominated nationwide. “I am honored and humbled to be […]
May 11, 2015

Pharmacy students raise money for Medicine for Mali

Pharmacy students raised $4,700 to support Medicine for Mali, a nonprofit organization that provides health services in Mali, West Africa.
May 8, 2015

Drake University receives United Way volunteer award

United Way of Central Iowa honored Drake University recently with an award in recognition of the University’s commitment to volunteerism and community engagement.
May 8, 2015

Winners of Juneteenth Essay Contest selected

Three Iowa high schools students have been selected as the winners of the statewide Juneteenth Essay Contest, sponsored by Drake University.
May 8, 2015

Homesteaders partners with Drake students to reduce environmental footprint

Homesteaders Life Company, in consultation with students at Drake University, announced today that Homesteaders will begin phasing out plastic water bottle use at their West Des Moines office in favor of a more environmentally-sound, cost-effective alternative.
May 7, 2015

Jim Wallace, BN'77, honored at Actuarial Science Alumni Evening

About 50 Drake University alumni, faculty members, and students of Drake's actuarial science program gathered yesterday for an evening of networking and celebration. The annual Actuarial Science Alumni Evening was held in Levitt Hall of Drake's Old Main.
May 1, 2015

Drake degree gives significant boost to projected career earnings, according to Brookings Institution data

Drake University alumni fare better than the graduates of Iowa's other four-year colleges and universities on key economic factors, including career earnings, according to new rankings by the Brookings Institution.
April 29, 2015

Ternus, Ruans to receive honorary degrees at Drake commencement 

Former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Iowa community leaders and philanthropists John and Janis Ruan will receive honorary degrees from Drake University at the 138th Commencement for bachelor's degree recipients on Saturday, May 16.
April 29, 2015

Drake's libraries adopt new platform for enhanced services

Drake University’s libraries have selected a new integrated cloud-based platform for collections management, purchasing, and patron account management.
April 28, 2015

Drake Theatre presents Irish musical “A Man of No Importance”

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present the Irish musical “A Man of No Importance," April 30-May 3.
April 27, 2015

Drake University to continue live mascot program

Drake University will soon have a new live mascot. Erin Bell, owner of the late Porterhouse, has formally agreed to direct the live mascot program at Drake.
April 24, 2015

Drake joins new Iowa Caucus Consortium

Drake University is part of a new Iowa Caucus Consortium that has been created to highlight Iowa’s first in the nation Caucus status and provide the media, candidates and visitors a meaningful, positive experience while showcasing the state and region.
April 21, 2015

Donate your Drake memorabilia

The Office of Alumni Relations has settled into its space in the Drake University Alumni House, which the office’s staff has occupied more than two years now. As they continue to decorate and style the home, they have found a need for authentic Drake memorabilia to fill its nooks and crannies. Do you have a […]
April 20, 2015

Sturdy 'Tank' wins 36th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University

Tank, a 2-year-old English bulldog from Des Moines, was named Most Beautiful Bulldog at the 2015 contest. Owner Duane Smith adopted him from Craigslist last year.
April 19, 2015