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Drake's Spring Observatory Programs start Friday

The spring series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the observatory in Waveland Park on the west side of Des Moines.
March 13, 2006

Multicultural event at Drake connects peoples, cultures

Drake University will host the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Multicultural Celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, March 15 in the upper level of Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.
March 13, 2006

Renowned Opera Star to Speak at Drake March 30

Drake University alumnus Sherrill Milnes, who has enjoyed an international career as an opera singer, concert soloist and recitalist, will share his wisdom, passion and experiences in a special appearance at Drake.
March 10, 2006

Holocaust Survivor to Share Experiences in talk at Drake

Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan will tell her personal story in a speech at Drake University set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, in Bulldog Theater, Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.
March 7, 2006

Drake Choirs to give Concert March 14, then Tour Midwest

Before setting off on a tour of eastern Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, the Drake Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.
March 6, 2006

BBC Journalist to Speak at Drake's Supreme Court Celebration

Justin Webb, BBC Radio’s chief Washington Correspondent, will deliver the keynote address at the Drake University Law School’s annual Supreme Court Celebration at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 11, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave.
March 6, 2006

Two Drake Students win jobs in 'Four Hire' Competition

Drake University students Brenna Gannon and Benton Hendrix were among the four winning candidates to hear the welcome words “You’re hired!” at the Four Hire! competition news conference held today at Capital Square in downtown Des Moines.
March 3, 2006

Nurturing Employee Talent focus of Business Link Workshop

The Drake University Business Link will help employers discover the hidden skills of their workers with the workshop “Getting the Most Out of Your No. 1 Asset: Uncovering and Developing Your Employees’ Talents” set for Friday, March 10.
March 2, 2006

Kyle Krause to speak at Drake Entrepreneurship conference

Des Moines entrepreneur Kyle Krause will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 Drake University Entrepreneurship Conference, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in the upper level of Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.
March 2, 2006

Iowa Supreme Court holds special Session at Drake Law School

First-year students at Drake University Law School will hear oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Drake Legal Clinic courtroom in the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, 2400 University Ave.
March 1, 2006

Poets to speak at Drake Writers and Critics series March 8

As part of the Drake University Writers and Critics Series, poets Lisa Jarnot and Mark McMorris will read from their work and discuss writing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Bulldog Theater in Olmsted Center, 29th Street and University Avenue. The event
March 1, 2006

Drake Ag Law Center To Host 2007 Farm Bill Discussion

The Drake University Journal of Agricultural Law and the Agricultural Law Center will hold a "2007 Farm Bill Discussion"
February 28, 2006

Drake to present Leonard Bernstein's 'Wonderful Town'

Drake University’s production of "Wonderful Town" combines a cast of intriguing characters with jazzy dance moves and a catchy score
February 27, 2006

Federal Judge, Drake Law Alumnus, To Reflect Upon Presiding Over High-profile Death Penalty Cases in Iowa

Mark W. Bennett, a U.S. District Court judge in the Northern District of Iowa, will reflect upon his presiding over two high-profile death penalty cases in Iowa last year
February 23, 2006

Manufacturing Technology Expert To Speak At Drake Lunch

Bob Janeczko, chief operating officer of Innovative Injection Technologies in West Des Moines, will be the featured speaker at Drake University’s "Let’s DU Lunch"
February 21, 2006