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Drake Offers Scholarships for High School Cello, Other Music Lessons

The Drake University Community School of Music is offering scholarships for individual instruction for young musicians for the academic year beginning this fall.
July 31, 2006

Drake Jazz Students Jump Jets, Jive Around Europe

The Drake University Jazz Ensemble I recently returned from a European tour, where students performed at one of the continent’s oldest and largest jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland.
July 27, 2006

King Named Director of Drake's Anderson Gallery

CONTACT: Daniel Finney, 515-271-2833, Heather King has been named the new director of Drake’s Anderson Gallery. King received her bachelor’s degree in art history and studio art from the University of Iowa in 2004. She previously worked as project manager at the State Historical Museum and as a museum technician at the University of […]
July 27, 2006

From Turtles to Prairies, Drake Students Join Forces with Faculty on Summer Research Projects

Nearly 30 Drake students and a high school student from Ames have the opportunity to conduct research projects alongside Drake faculty this summer.
July 25, 2006

Drake Student Named 'Enlightened Woman of the Year'

The Network of Enlightened Women (NEW) recently named Drake University senior Danielle Sturgis “Enlightened Woman of the Year” at its first national conference on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C.
July 24, 2006

Drake Photographs, Memories to be Displayed at the Iowa State Fair

To steal a line from the late Jim Croce, Drake University will celebrate its day at the Iowa State Fair in photographs and memories.
July 24, 2006

Drake Junior's Folk Music Essay Rocks Writing Contest

Dan Connelly, a junior English and secondary teaching major at Drake University, recently won 33 1/3’s “Under 21 Writing Contest”
July 24, 2006

Drake, Hubbell Realty to Create $34-Million Development for Retail, Student Housing at 30th Street and Carpenter Avenue

Drake University and Hubbell Realty leaders announced today plans for a $34-million housing and retail development at 30th Street and Carpenter Avenue.
July 20, 2006

Drake Neighborhood Farmers' Market Going Strong

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market continues on Wednesday, July 26 with free games for children, nutrition information and a sign-up for free nutrition lessons from Polk County Extension Nutrition, along with the usual produce and BBQ offerings.
July 20, 2006

'Statistical Improbability' Becomes Reality, Drake Grad Receives Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

This fall, Lauren Mattern will study at the school of her dreams, in pursuit of her dream career – and it won’t cost her a dime.
July 20, 2006

Drake's Summer Observatory Program Concludes with Exploration of Astrology

The summer series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory will conclude with a program titled “Astrology” on July 21.
July 17, 2006

Drake Plans Career Seminar Series Supported by Nationwide Foundation

Nationwide Foundation recently donated $15,000 to Drake University to support/fund a new Career Seminar Series for business and journalism students.
July 7, 2006

Young Children to Explore Music of the World at Drake

The Drake University Community School of Music is hosting a four-day camp where children ages 3 to 6 can explore the Earth’s natural symphonies.
July 6, 2006

Drake to Celebrate Jazz and Art at the Market July 19

On Wednesday, July 19, Drake University and several neighborhood groups will celebrate Drake JAM (Jazz and Art at the Market) as part of the Metro Arts Jazz in July concert series.
July 5, 2006

Drake's Observatory Program to Explore Oldest Constellations

The summer series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory will continue with a program titled “The Oldest Constellations” on Friday, July 7.
July 5, 2006