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Scholar to discuss underrepresentation of women, minorities in STEM

Drake University will host a free public lecture focusing on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
March 10, 2017

National expert on Japanese politics to discuss US-Japan relations

A leading national expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy will discuss U.S.-Japan relations under the Trump Administration during a free lecture at Drake University on March 21.
March 10, 2017

Book brings the diversity of religions in Des Moines area to light

More than 60 Drake students collaborated with faculty, staff, and community members on a new book that explores Des Moines' religious diversity. "A Spectrum of Faith" launches April 6 via Drake Community Press.
March 9, 2017

Regional Cultural Assessment community conversations announced

Members of the Greater Des Moines community are invited to a series of seven community conversations focusing on how to leverage arts and culture to enhance quality of life and economic development in central Iowa.
March 8, 2017

38th Beautiful Bulldog Contest receives record number of applicants

The contestants may be all smiles and slobber, but this year’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest® at Drake University promises to be the fiercest competition in history.
March 7, 2017

Ploehn to receive 2017 Weaver Medal of Honor

Lisa C. Ploehn, owner and manager of Main at Locust Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Davenport, was selected to receive the 2017 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Ploehn will receive the award and deliver the 2017 Weaver […]
March 7, 2017

Keys to Excellence Continues with Pianist Alan Chow

Pianist Alan Chow, a professor at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on March 6.
February 28, 2017

Drake students perform with Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth

Eight Drake musical theatre students had a Wicked cool opportunity last weekend when they performed with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth at the Des Moines Civic Center.
February 27, 2017

Drake CPHS honors four alumni

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences honored four outstanding alumni during a ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 23, in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 24, 2017

Survey: 99 percent of recent Drake grads found professional success

New data affirms that Drake University does an exceptional job of preparing its alumni for professional success.
February 23, 2017

Hundreds of students to participate in Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Hundreds of current and prospective students in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) will participate in a day of activity examining the changing nature of U.S. health care policy.
February 22, 2017

Student-directed theatre productions open at Drake this week

The Drake University Theatre Department opens the spring semester with two student-directed shows with dark themes, running Feb. 23-26.
February 21, 2017

Drake OTD candidate accepted to prestigious summer research institute

Drake OTD student Emily Nadolny was chosen to attend the highly selective Second Annual Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy.
February 21, 2017

Drake announces new options for international studies

Drake University students will have new options for international studies beginning in fall 2017.
February 17, 2017

Drake announces 2017 National Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize eight exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.
February 16, 2017