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Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

As the fall semester picks up steam at Drake University, students are effusive in their praise of Drake’s two new academic buildings. Collier-Scripps Hall and the Science Connector Building opened this fall as the centerpiece of Drake’s $52 million STEM@DRAKE initiative.
September 7, 2017

Historian Douglas Brinkley to deliver 39th Bucksbaum lecture

Presidential historian and environmental conservationist Douglas Brinkley will deliver the 39th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series on November 14.
September 6, 2017

Pence named director of applied behavior analysis program at Drake University

Sacha Pence has been named director of Drake's applied behavior analysis program, effective August 21, 2017.
August 28, 2017

Drake University to celebrate first-year move-in day

More than 300 students, faculty, and staff members will help Drake’s incoming Class of 2021 move into the residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
August 22, 2017

Symposium helps students of color plan for college

Fifty Des Moines Public Schools students will participate in a week-long symposium at Drake University to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college.
August 2, 2017

Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb to leave Drake University

After more than a decade at the helm of Drake University Athletics, Sandy Hatfield Clubb will be leaving the university, effective this Friday. She has accepted a senior partner position with the Pictor Group, an intercollegiate athletics consulting firm, effective Aug. 7.
August 1, 2017

Christina Trombley named Drake’s executive director of online education

Christina Trombley has been named executive director of the University’s online education programs effective August 14.
July 24, 2017

Zenith Chamber Music Festival set for August 15-19

The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.
June 23, 2017

Former Drake Legal Clinic director to lead Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds today appointed Drake University Law School Professor Jerry Foxhoven as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).
June 14, 2017

Young African leaders, visiting Drake this summer, have already changed lives

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings 25 young professionals to Drake's campus who have already changed thousands of lives in their home countries.
June 12, 2017

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Occupational Therapy building set for June 16

Drake University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Occupational Therapy building, a newly renovated facility that serves as a hub for Drake’s year-old occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program and a resource for community members in need of assistance with physical and cognitive challenges.
June 12, 2017

Drake launches master's program in applied behavior analysis

Drake's new master’s program in applied behavior analysis is a major step toward meeting the significant demand for certified behavior analysts in Iowa.
June 8, 2017

19-year-old Drake student stars in groundbreaking Netflix-style TV opera

Music major Rowen Sabala stars in “Vireo,” which will reach nearly 34 million homes and also be available for free online.
May 30, 2017

Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, confirmed as U.S. ambassador to China

Drake Law School alumnus Terry Branstad, LW’74, the longest-serving governor in our nation’s history, has officially been confirmed as United States Ambassador to China.
May 22, 2017

Drake signs agreement with three HBCUs for law, pharmacy enrollment

Graduates of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be guaranteed scholarships upon admission to Drake's law and pharmacy programs as part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity among Drake’s student body.
May 15, 2017