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Drake Conference to Explore Innovation, Leadership and Iowa's Future

Iowa leaders in economics, government and health care will share their views on innovation, leadership and Iowa's future during an all-day conference on Friday, Nov. 17, at Drake University's Olmsted Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
October 30, 2006

Experts to Discuss How Courts Shape the Election Process

A program on "Judging Elections: How Courts Shape the Democratic Process" will be presented by the American Judicature Society and Drake University Law School from 3 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Drake Legal Clinic, 2400 University Ave. T
October 26, 2006

Beloved Drake Administrator to Receive Crystal Apple Award

Longtime Drake University administrator Donald V. Adams received the Crystal Apple Award for his accomplishments and dedication to education during an awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 27, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.
October 26, 2006

Drake Exhibit Reveals the Unpredictability of Seemingly Tedious Suburbs

Drake University will host artist Jeremy Drummond’s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” exhibition, which reveals individuality, humor and irony among the conformity of suburbia. Combining painted works, sound, video and photography, Drummond renders conven
October 25, 2006

Federal Reserve Board Member to Speak at Drake Nov. 2

Susan Schmidt Bies, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will speak at the 20th annual Drake - FEI lecture at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Drake University.
October 24, 2006

Drake Symphony to Present Free Concert Saturday

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Clarence Padilla, will present its first concert of the fall season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.
October 23, 2006

Activist Author to Discuss the Politics of Race, Class and Gender in Annual Community in Diversity Lecture at Drake

When members of the Diversity Committee at Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication sat down to choose a diversity lecturer, someone asked an intriguing question: “Why not have a white person talk with our predominantly white audience in Des Mo
October 23, 2006

Two Nationally Recognized Poets to Speak at Drake Oct. 30

Drake University’s Writers and Critics Series continues on Monday, Oct. 30, with a double poetry reading by two National Poetry Series Award-winning writers, Juliana Spahr and Lee Ann Brown. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will begin at
October 20, 2006

Drake Listed Among Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Fellows

Three students from Drake University won Fulbright awards in 2006-07 – putting Drake in third place among "top producing" master's institutions in the nation.
October 19, 2006

Drake Celebrates Entrepreneurship Day Friday

True to its purpose to create a culture that encourages innovation and provides the tools necessary to build Iowa’s business community, the Drake University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host Entrepreneurship Day. The conference organized for
October 16, 2006

Talent Show to Feature President Maxwell and Other CEOs

In an effort to shine the spotlight on the issue of recruiting and retaining a qualified and talented workplace in the Des Moines area, Drake University President David Maxwell will join forces with a string of local CEOs in a "Take It From the Top
October 16, 2006

New Documentary Explores Rapid Ethnic Diversification in Perry

The complexion of once predominantly white Perry, Iowa, was changed dramatically in the early 1990s by an influx of Latino workers and their families from as far away as Texas, California, Mexico and Central America. How did the community respond? And how
October 16, 2006

Spooks and Hoops Haunt Drake Halloween Party Oct. 25

Children ages 3 through 12 are invited to the 13th annual Drake University Community Halloween Hoos Shoot Out, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Bell Center, 1421 27th St.
October 13, 2006

Ugandan-Born Drake Prof Hopes Movie About Idi Amin Will Spur Positive Interest in Uganda Travel Seminar

Ugandan-born Jimmy Senteza is hoping that a highly acclaimed movie about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's reign during the 1970s will spur curiosity about the Uganda of today, and the educational trip he is organizing in May 2007 to a fascinating country that
October 10, 2006

Strong Interest in Gubernatorial Candidate Health Care Forum

More than 400 Iowans have registered to hear the gubernatorial candidates discuss their plans for improving health care at a free issue forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Drake University. Congressman Jim Nussle and Secretary of State Chet Culv
October 9, 2006