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Bill Nye to deliver 36th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
February 8, 2016

Longtime Drake University supporter G. David Hurd dies at 86

David Hurd, a retired Des Moines business leader who strengthened Drake University’s relationship with the community, died Saturday at the age of 86.
February 8, 2016

Counseling Student Receives Fellowship

Anthony Ferguson Jr., a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Counseling in the Drake University School of Education, recently received a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation fellowship.
February 4, 2016

Chesnut named dean of Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Renae Chesnut, professor of pharmacy practice, has been named dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS).
February 4, 2016

Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, to speak at Drake University

Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, will visit Drake’s campus on Saturday, Feb. 13, for an event sponsored by the Coalition of Black Students (CBS) as part of Black History Month programming.
February 2, 2016

After mock caucus, students prepped and ready for the real thing

Students at Iowa's colleges and universities haven't been on campus on caucus night for more than a decade. But tonight, far from being out of practice, Drake University students will caucus with confidence.
February 1, 2016

Drake choir offers Singing Valentines as tour fundraiser

Drake Choir is sponsoring several upcoming events to support the group's 2016 concert tour of Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
February 1, 2016

Keys to Excellence features Nicholas Phillips

Nicholas Phillips, associate professor of piano at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will present the next concert in Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series.
February 1, 2016

Statement on event in Sheslow Auditorium

University statement regarding tonight's event in Sheslow Auditorium.
January 28, 2016

Paul, Trump, Christie, Clinton schedule events at Drake in lead-up to Iowa caucuses

Presidential hopefuls Dr. Rand Paul, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump have scheduled major campaign events on Drake University’s campus in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
January 27, 2016

Allstate, Atlantic Media to host 'Renewal Awards' ceremony at Drake

Atlantic Media and Allstate will celebrate some of the nation’s most impressive innovators during an awards ceremony on Drake’s campus Tuesday, Jan. 26.
January 25, 2016

Students to host Iowa Caucus simulation Jan. 27

Drake's student-led political organizations will host a mock caucus for students, faculty, staff, and members of the media on Jan. 27.
January 22, 2016

On-campus precinct caucus locations at Drake University

Caucus locations have been announced for the four Republican precincts and one Democratic precinct that meet on Drake's campus, Feb. 1, 2016.
January 21, 2016

Des Moines doctor to speak on the effects of aging on the brain

A local specialist on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will kick off a six-month speaker series educating the public on issues related to aging.
January 21, 2016

CNN to host Democratic presidential candidates for Town Hall at Drake University

For the third time this campaign cycle, the Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium to discuss issues of critical importance to voters.
January 20, 2016