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Drake Football Season Opener Features All-Iowa Matchup, Many Firsts

The Drake Bulldogs invite fans to a tailgating party before their first home football game of the season, where they play the UNI Panthers.
August 28, 2006

Drake Student Finds Rare Turtle Population

Hank Vogel, a student in the Drake University Undergraduate Science Institute’s summer research program, discovered a new population of rare Blanding’s turtles during a recent survey of reptiles and amphibians at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt in northeast P
August 28, 2006

Learn to Make Beautiful Music at Drake University This Fall

The Drake University Community School of Music is still taking applications for its 16-week fall session and Young Violinist Program, which begin Monday, Aug. 28.
August 22, 2006

Drake's Newspaper Finishes Above the Fold in National Contest

The Associated Collegiate Press recently recognized Drake University’s student newspaper, The Times-Delphic, as one of the nation’s top college publications.
August 21, 2006

Drake Moves Up in U.S. Rankings as a Best Value

Drake University advanced to seventh in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" rankings and gained sole possession of fourth place in the overall rankings of 142 Midwest Universities.
August 17, 2006

Experts Say Gardening Can Fight Childhood Obesity and Other Health Issues

Working under the notion that a garden in every school can combat some of the serious health problems facing children, the nation's most influential garden policy experts will descend on Des Moines next month for the first-ever summit to discuss the socia
August 16, 2006

New 'Eco House' Plants Seeds of Environmentalism on Drake Campus

Drake University’s “eco house” is opening its doors to six students this month.
August 16, 2006

Drake Presents 37 (Abridged) Plays by Shakespeare in One Night

A trio of Drake University faculty and alumni will present all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays -- in less than two hours -- in performances on Sept. 8 and 9.
August 15, 2006

Carry a Tune Back to Dear Ol' Drake: Drake University Community School of Music Begins Fall Sessions Aug. 28

The Drake University Community School of Music is set to begin its 16-week fall session on Aug. 28. DUCSOM offers individual instruction for children and adults at all levels in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ and music theory.
August 15, 2006

Drake Offers Scholarships for High School Cello, Other Music Lessons

The Drake University Community School of Music is offering scholarships for individual instruction for young musicians for the academic year beginning this fall.
July 31, 2006

King Named Director of Drake's Anderson Gallery

CONTACT: Daniel Finney, 515-271-2833, daniel.finney@drake.edu Heather King has been named the new director of Drake’s Anderson Gallery. King received her bachelor’s degree in art history and studio art from the University of Iowa in 2004. She previously worked as project manager at the State Historical Museum and as a museum technician at the University of […]
July 27, 2006

Drake Jazz Students Jump Jets, Jive Around Europe

The Drake University Jazz Ensemble I recently returned from a European tour, where students performed at one of the continent’s oldest and largest jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland.
July 27, 2006

From Turtles to Prairies, Drake Students Join Forces with Faculty on Summer Research Projects

Nearly 30 Drake students and a high school student from Ames have the opportunity to conduct research projects alongside Drake faculty this summer.
July 25, 2006

Drake Student Named 'Enlightened Woman of the Year'

The Network of Enlightened Women (NEW) recently named Drake University senior Danielle Sturgis “Enlightened Woman of the Year” at its first national conference on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C.
July 24, 2006

Drake Photographs, Memories to be Displayed at the Iowa State Fair

To steal a line from the late Jim Croce, Drake University will celebrate its day at the Iowa State Fair in photographs and memories.
July 24, 2006