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Drake lecture to focus on U.S.-Japanese relations

A leading scholar of U.S.-Japanese relations will discuss the state of the Asia-Pacific region during heightened world tensions in a lecture on March 1 at Drake University. 
January 30, 2018

Harkin symposium to highlight preventive care, community health

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University is gathering experts for a discussion about the importance of preventive care and community health at a public event on March 21 at Drake.
January 25, 2018
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Drake recognized as a member by Home Base Iowa’s prestigious CHAMPS program

The State of Iowa formally recognized Drake as a member of its Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMPs) program, which helps promote Iowa as an attractive place for veterans and their family members who choose to pursue their higher education.
January 25, 2018

Gesine Gerhard, PhD, named dean of Drake’s College of Arts and Sciences

Gesine Gerhard, PhD, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018. 
January 22, 2018

Drake arbitration team wins national championship

Drake’s team of Olivia Brooks, Jordan Garrison-Nickerson, Rachael Irlbeck, and Gabe Walsh won the national ABA Law School Division Arbitration Competition on Jan. 20.
January 22, 2018

Keys to Excellence features Roustem Saitkoulov

Roustem Saitkoulov will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 29, in Sheslow Auditorium.
January 18, 2018

Poet Ocean Vuong to deliver free reading on Feb. 21

One of the world's most influential young poets and essayists will deliver a free public reading at Drake University.
January 17, 2018

Free conference tackles agriculture and food policy issues

The Drake University 2018 Engaged Citizen Conference, “Nourishing (Feeding) the World,” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday,  Feb. 23 in Drake’s Olmsted Center. Admission is free.
January 9, 2018

Palestinian and American students study civic engagement at Drake University

A group of college students from Palestinian and U.S. universities will spend two weeks in Des Moines for a federally-funded program designed to enhance civic engagement and cross-cultural understanding. 
January 4, 2018

Drake, Mercy College of Health Sciences form accelerated degree partnership for Nursing

A new partnership between Drake University and Mercy College of Health Sciences will allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees from both institutions in four years.
January 3, 2018

Drake University among nation’s top 50 values in private higher education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018. 
January 2, 2018

Drake seniors honored for achievements in public relations

Drake seniors Maddy Gildersleeve and Sarah Mondello received honors during the PR News PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., this month.
December 19, 2017

Drake Law School announces partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Drake Law School has entered into a partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to provide students in its Collegiate 100 program guaranteed admission and scholarship assistance the Law School’s JD program.
December 19, 2017

Students present at national conference for religious scholars

Three Drake seniors had the opportunity to present at a national conference for the world’s largest association of scholars in the field of religious studies.  
December 19, 2017

Innovative master's program enhances teacher retention and performance at Des Moines Public Schools

A customized master's program at Drake University has benefitted teachers and students within Iowa's largest public school district.
December 15, 2017