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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

Celebrate Character Counts! At Blank Park Zoo Oct. 15

Gather the whole family for face painting, art projects, games and prizes at the 2006 CHARACTER COUNTS! Day at the Blank Park Zoo. This family-fun event, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, is presented by the Institute for Character Deve
October 6, 2006

New Documentary Explores Rapid Ethnic Diversification in Perry

The complexion of once predominantly white Perry, Iowa, was changed forever 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 did
October 6, 2006

Film Scholar to Speak on `Grizzly Man' and Essay Film

Timothy Corrigan CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu Film scholar Timothy Corrigan will lecture on his most recent study, “The Essay Film,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Drake University as part of the Drake Writers and Critics Series. The lecture, titled “Herzog's `Grizzly Man' (2005) and the Essayistic," will be held in room 206 […]
October 4, 2006

Drake to Host Exhibit Featuring Art by Mothers Behind Bars

Drake University will host a traveling art exhibit, titled “Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States,” which explores the challenges facing mothers in prison and their children.
October 4, 2006

Gubernatorial Candidates to Discuss Health Care at Drake Forum

Iowans will have the opportunity to hear the candidates for governor discuss their ideas for improving health care quality and access at a free forum and panel discussion hosted by Drake University on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
October 2, 2006

Drake Choir and Chorale Host Night of Dreams and Visions

The Drake Choir and Drake Women’s Chorale invite you on a trip into dreams, visions and the spiritual with a free performance at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, on the Jordan Stage at Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.
September 29, 2006

Drake University to Dedicate Field in Honor of Johnny Bright

Shortly before the kick-off at Saturday's homecoming game against Morehead State, Drake University will dedicate its football field in honor of the University's greatest athlete of all time — Johnny Bright, who later became a celebrated Canadian football
September 28, 2006

Renowned Pianist to Teach Master Class at Drake

Ralph Votapek, renowned pianist and grand prize winner of the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will teach a master class for Drake University and Graceland University students on Monday, Oct. 2. The class, which is free and open to the p
September 26, 2006

Under Cover, Under-Paid: Drake Theatre Presents 'Nickel and Dimed'

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 28, Drake University Theatre will present Joan Holden’s play “Nickel and Dimed,” adapted from the best-selling book by Barbara Ehrenreich.
September 26, 2006