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Drake to Face Saint Louis in First Round of NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament

Drake University will play Saint Louis University in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament this Friday at Robert R. Hermann Stadium in Saint Louis, Mo.
November 6, 2006

`The Boyfriend' Brings Humor and Drama to Drake University

In a select school by the French Riviera, five perfect young ladies enthusiastically await the annual Carnival Ball. Their personalities sparkle, their costumes dazzle, their manners are beyond compare. What more could they wish for?
November 3, 2006

Drake Pharmacy School Receives $1.5 Million for Endowed Faculty Chair

John R. "Jack" Ellis, a 1957 graduate of Drake University, and his wife, Audrey, have announced a $1.5 million gift to the University to fund an endowed faculty chair in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
November 3, 2006

Beckett Reading Wraps Up Fall Writers and Critics Series

Drake University concludes its fall Writers and Critics series Wednesday, Nov. 8, with a reading of Samuel Beckett’s “Not I” by Michigan State University professor Judith Roof, with lecture and discussion to follow. The reading starts at 8 p.m. in room 10
November 2, 2006

Drake Lecturer to Discuss Women's Equality vs. Traditional Cultures

Penelope E. Andrews, professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law, will give a lecture on the South African Constitution and its impact on women's equality vs. traditional cultures on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Drake University Law School.
October 30, 2006

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