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Pappajohn Awards luncheon celebrates entrepreneurship  

Business, higher education, nonprofit, and government leaders celebrated the 10th annual John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition Awards during a luncheon in Levitt Hall.
October 1, 2015

Drake Theatre presents "Blood Wedding"

Drake University’s Theatre Department kicks off its 2015-2016 season with “Blood Wedding" by Frederico García Lorca from October 8-11.
September 30, 2015

Drake, Campbell presidents make high-“steaks” pigskin agreement

The presidents of Drake University and Campbell University have forged a high-“steaks” agreement in advance of their teams’ gridiron matchup on Saturday, Oct. 3.
September 29, 2015

Eagleton Poll director joins Harkin Institute's political expert team

Drake University, a capital of political events and expertise leading into Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, has deepened its pool of campaign experts. Drake’s Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement recently added Rutgers University political science professor David Redlawsk as its Drake Mabry Fellow. Redlawsk will draw on his considerable knowledge as director of the […]
September 29, 2015

First Year Seminar finalist for community grant

A First Year Seminar titled “I Want to Ride My Bicycle: Cycling and Social Change” is one of 121 finalists for a Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter grant.
September 29, 2015

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University will hold volunteer tutor training sessions on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave.
September 18, 2015

CNN to host Iowa voter focus group at Drake University during Republican debate on September 16

Cowles Library at Drake University will serve as the venue for a CNN voter focus group in conjunction with the network’s Republican Presidential Primary Candidates Debate on September 16.
September 14, 2015

Tracey Meares to deliver 2015 Constitution Day Lecture at Drake Law School

Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will serve as the 2015 Drake University Constitution Day Lecture speaker. Her speech is titled “Policing in the 21st Century.”
September 11, 2015

Benefit concert to hit high note for literacy

Three musical groups comprised of Drake University students and faculty members will perform a benefit concert in support of literacy education.
September 10, 2015

Des Moines surgeon to open two-year series on death and dying

A local surgeon’s incisive lecture will kick off a two-year exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with death and dying.
September 10, 2015

High honors for two Drake pharmacy fraternities

Two of Drake’s professional pharmacy fraternity chapters have been named among the best in the nation by their national organizations.
September 9, 2015

Drake University ranks third in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among Midwest master’s institutions.
September 9, 2015

Drake junior is youngest person to ever earn top actuarial designation

At age 20, Roy Ju is the youngest FSA in the history of the Society of Actuaries.
September 4, 2015

Drake University among top 50 colleges for Greek Life

Drake University has been named one of the nation’s 50 best colleges and universities for Greek Life.
September 3, 2015

IDEAS AT WAR: American Propaganda Posters of WWII

Exhibition features over fifty original posters produced by American designers to persuade the public to support wartime efforts Drake University's Anderson Gallery will open its new season with “Ideas at War: American Propaganda Posters of World War II,” an exhibition featuring more than 50 original wartime posters from the collection of the State Historical Museum […]
August 28, 2015