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Jordan Concert Series features violinist Robert Chen

Drake University is proud to present Robert Chen, concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as the next artist in the Jordan Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 14, 2017

Drake to host prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship program for second year

The U.S. Department of State announced that Drake University will again serve as a host institute for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, which cultivates vital personal and professional connections between Africa and Iowa.
February 10, 2017

Former Poet Laureate, National Poetry Slam champion co-headline 38th Bucksbaum Lecture

Billy Collins, poet laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003, and Clint Smith, winner of the 2014 National Poetry Slam, will deliver the 38th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University.
February 9, 2017

Provost Mattison to discuss disparities in cancer survival, treatment

Drake University Provost Sue Mattison will discuss disparities in treatment and survival among cancer patients during a free public lecture Feb. 17.
February 7, 2017

Ten Bulldogs named to Business Record's Forty Under 40 class

Ten members of the Drake community were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 class for 2017.
February 2, 2017

Princeton Review names Drake a top university for return on investment

Drake University is among the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid according to The Princeton Review.

February 2, 2017

Group extends accreditation of two M.S. in Counseling specializations

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs has extended its accreditation of two specializations within Drake University’s counseling program.
February 1, 2017

Drake SOE hosts Feb. 16 conference on legal developments in special education

The Drake University School of Education will host a day-long conference Feb. 16 on legal developments in the field of special education.
February 1, 2017

Drake to host free conference on “demographic opportunities and challenges”

Drake University will host a free conference to understand how local, state, national, and international demographics will change in coming years.
February 1, 2017

President Martin's message on the recent executive order restricting immigration and travel

The following message was sent to campus by Drake University President Marty Martin this morning, regarding the recent executive order restricting immigration and travel:
January 31, 2017

Campus Compact and Principal select Drake sophomore Lauren Oreto for new scholarship program

Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
January 23, 2017

Writers & Critics Series features Chigozie Obioma on Feb. 22

A Nigerian-born author whose debut work of fiction received international acclaim will deliver a free public reading at Drake University next month.
January 17, 2017

Nelson Institute grant supports Drake service projects in Belize

A new grant will help Drake University enhance current and future service projects in Southern Belize.
January 13, 2017

Drake Men’s Basketball to honor local law enforcement during Wednesday’s game

The Drake Men's Basketball team will honor local law enforcement officers with a special “We Back the Blue Night” in The Knapp Center on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
January 9, 2017

CANCELLED: Keys to Excellence piano series features Quentin Kim

Quentin Kim, professor of piano at Pusan National University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Jan. 23.
January 5, 2017