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The Comparison Project hosts interfaith dialogue on death and dying

The Comparison Project will host a community interfaith dialogue on death and dying on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Iles' Funeral Home, Dunn's Chapel, 2121 Grand Ave.
November 20, 2015

Award-winning documentarians turn their lens to Iowa State Penitentiary

Jody Swilky, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of English, is working on a documentary about the Iowa State Penitentiary.
November 17, 2015

Keys to Excellence series to feature Drake piano professor

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Nov. 30.
November 16, 2015

Chicago Symphony bass trombonist to perform at Drake University

Chicago Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist Charles Vernon will perform a free solo recital at Drake University on Nov. 16.
November 10, 2015

Civic Music hosts jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco on Nov. 15

Master jazz organist and Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco will showcase his pioneering sound during a concert in West Des Moines this Sunday.
November 10, 2015

First Year Seminar receives $10,000 community grant

A group of first-year students at Drake University received a $10,000 grant to implement a plan that will make the campus more bicycle-friendly.
November 9, 2015

The Harkin Institute presents: An Evening with Charlie Cook

One of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends will return to Drake University for a public lecture on December 7.
November 9, 2015

Former ambassador to discuss "Foreign Policy on the Campaign Trail"

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship will host a lecture about voters' heightened interest in foreign policy during the presidential campaign season.
November 6, 2015

Adult Spelling Bee to support adult literacy Nov. 13

The second-annual Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser for Drake's Adult Literacy Center will be held Friday, Nov. 13, in the Olmsted Center.
November 4, 2015

"Face the Nation" to broadcast live from Drake University

CBS News’ extensive coverage of the network’s Democratic presidential debate at Drake University will include a live broadcast of Face the Nation from campus the following day.
November 4, 2015

New art exhibit asks, "Are We Global Yet?"

The Anderson Gallery will feature a major new exhibition titled “Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual),” curated by professor Lenore Metrick-Chen and students from her curatorial capstone seminar. The exhibition runs Nov. 13, 2015 through Feb. 12, 2016,
November 4, 2015

Drake Theatre debuts "Fiorello!" in time for caucus season

Fiorello, a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical perfectly timed for this political season, runs Nov. 19-22 at Drake University.
November 2, 2015

Ticket information for DNC presidential debate on Nov. 14

The Democratic National Committee has issued Drake University a limited number of tickets for the nationally televised live Democratic presidential candidate debate to be held in Sheslow Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 14.
October 30, 2015

Panel discussion: "The Changing Role of Central Banks"

Drake University will host a panel discussion on “The Changing Role of Central Banks,” sponsored by The Principal Financial Group and The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, on November 3.
October 30, 2015

Drake ranks 17th in nation for boost to alumni mid-career earnings

A new ranking by The Economist of all U.S. four-year, non-vocational colleges and universities places Drake University 17th in the nation for value.
October 30, 2015