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Drake SJMC earns reaccreditation by unanimous vote

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been reaccredited by a unanimous vote of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
May 12, 2017

Report: Drake University generates $413 million in consumer spending

A new study demonstrates the substantial impact of Drake University and its alumni on the central Iowa economy. Drake students, faculty, staff, and visitors drive more than $413 million in consumer spending annually in the greater Des Moines area.
May 11, 2017

Ullem, Zimpleman to receive honorary degrees during Drake commencement

Drake University will award 1,199 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony will be the presentation of honorary degrees to Benjamin B. Ullem and Larry D. Zimpleman.
May 9, 2017

Student-led "little free food pantry" project addresses hunger in Drake Neighborhood

Drake students will install 10 little food pantries around the Drake Neighborhood to help reduce food insecurity.
May 5, 2017

Boys and Girls Clubs to build Drake University campus location

Drake University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announced last week that Drake’s campus will be home to a new Club location that provides after-school and summertime services to hundreds of K–12 youth. The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club, to be located near the southwest corner of 25th St. and Forest […]
May 2, 2017

Drake students win Principal marketing challenge for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Drake University students won a marketing competition that pits them against teams from five other Iowa universities to solve a real and timely challenge for Principal Financial Group.
May 1, 2017

Fischer shatters 39-year-old track record, set before the Blue Oval was blue

When Drake senior Reed Fischer crossed the finish line at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee on Thursday, he broke a school record that has stood since long before Drake’s famed Blue Oval was blue.
April 27, 2017

Seeking: Iowans with exceptional character

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center is accepting nominations until May 9 for the Iowa Character Awards, which annually recognize individuals, organizations, and communities who demonstrate good character.
April 27, 2017

Drake students, organizations earn state awards for community impact

Iowa Campus Compact honored several members of the Drake community today when they announced the winners of this year’s Engaged Campus Awards.
April 26, 2017

Mixed-use development will feature views of iconic Old Main

Drake University has agreed to sell two parcels of University-owned land to Nelson Construction & Development, which plans to build a hotel, market-rate apartments, and urban-style row houses on the site.
April 26, 2017

Prudence dazzles as winner of 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University

Prudence, a two and-a-half year old English bulldog owned by Angela and Tom Miller of Des Moines, won the 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University.
April 23, 2017

Drake pianist teams up with Euclid Quartet for concert in Sheslow Auditorium

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano, will join forces with the internationally acclaimed Euclid Quartet in a free performance Sunday, April 30, in Drake's Sheslow Auditorium.
April 19, 2017

Drake Relays kicks off with 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest® on Sunday, April 23

Forty bulldogs from 10 states will compete to be the official 2017 Drake Relays mascot during the Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University on Sunday, April 23.
April 18, 2017

Dean's statement in memory of David J. Noble

Terri Vaughan, dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, issued the following statement in memory of philanthropist David J. Noble.
April 17, 2017

Drake Theatre invites audiences to "See Rock City: And Other Destinations"

With the spring semester drawing to a close and summer travel locations on the mind, Drake Theatre is taking audiences all over the U.S. with See Rock City: And Other Destinations, a production directed by Michael Rothmayer, associate professor of theatre arts. See Rock City: And Other Destinations, with music by Brad Alexander and book and […]
April 17, 2017