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Gifts Bolster Drake Law School's Offerings

Drake University announced today $5.25 million worth of gifts that will sponsor a pair of endowed faculty chairs and provide scholarship opportunities at the Drake Law School.
June 21, 2006

Drake University Head Start to Receive National Award From RIF

Reading Is Fundamental Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest children’s and family literacy nonprofit group, has selected Drake University Head Start as a recipient of RIF Program Excellence Honors 2006, an award sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
June 15, 2006

Drake's Summer Observatory Programs Continue

The summer series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory will feature a program about "The Planets".
June 12, 2006

Drake Among Six Schools that are Finalists to Host 2008-2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Drake University is among six schools that have been notified that they are finalists for hosting the 2008, 2009 and 2010 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships.
June 12, 2006

Drake to Host Three Events Celebrating Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth, Drake University will host an education forum, the Miss Iowa Juneteenth Coronation and Fashion Showcase as well as a benefit concert.
June 9, 2006

Drake Pharmacy Students Gain Compounding Lab Through Generous Gift From Larry and Sandy Mayhew

Drake University pharmacy students are gaining a state-of-the-art compounding laboratory where they'll learn how to prepare medications that are not commercially available.
June 9, 2006

Swing Into Jazz in July at Drake University

On Wednesday, July 19, Drake University will host Drake JAM (Jazz and Art at the Market) as part of the Jazz in July concert series.
June 9, 2006

Drake Law Student Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law recently named Jason Yates, a Drake University Law School student, a 2006 Janet D. Steiger Fellow.
June 8, 2006

Fresh Veggies, Fresh Faces at Farmers' Market B-Day Bash

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, (515) 271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu The Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market opened its 10th year with a celebration that included speakers from Drake University, the Drake Neighborhood Association and First Christian Church, as well as a concert by the Java Jews and free birthday cake on Wednesday, June 7. Market-goers bought fresh vegetables, jams, honey, […]
June 8, 2006

Westridge Elementary Students Have 700 Reasons to Smile

CONTACT:  Lisa Lacher, (515) 271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu Students at Westridge Elementary in West Des Moines had 700 extra reasons to smile as Drake University faculty and students carted containers of books into the school’s library on Wednesday, May 31. The Children’s Choices program donated the books – valued at $20,000 – to Westridge and Perkins Elementary […]
June 5, 2006

Drake's RaySociety to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday

Drake University's Billie and Robert D. Ray Lifelong Learning Society will hold its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.
June 1, 2006

Drake's Summer Observatory Programs Start Friday

The summer series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory will begin at 8 p.m., Friday, June 9.
May 31, 2006

Hatfield Clubb Named Drake Athletic Director

Sandy Hatfield Clubb, senior associate director of athletics and senior women’s administrator at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., has been named the 16th athletic director at Drake University.
May 30, 2006

Drake Receives Grant To Develop Courses On 'Ethics In A Globalizing World'

Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship has received a $113,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
May 22, 2006

Drake Farmers' Market Begins 10th Season with Birthday Party

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers' Market will celebrate the opening of its 10th season Wednesday.
May 22, 2006