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Johansen to receive 2018 Weaver Medal of Honor from Drake CPHS

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will award its highest honor, the 2018 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, to Iowa pharmacist and entrepreneur Greg Johansen, PH'76.
February 28, 2018

Drake junior Alex Freeman named Truman Scholarship finalist

Drake University junior Alex Freeman of Eldridge, Iowa, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Truman Scholarship. 
February 27, 2018

Katrina Sletten receives Brooke Owens Fellowship for women in aerospace fields

The maximum course load at Drake University is 18 credit hours per semester. Senior Katrina Sletten has had six 18-credit semesters as she strives to graduate with a triple major across disciplines, studying physics, astronomy and public relations with a minor in mathematics. In addition to her full academic schedule, she has worked at the […]
February 27, 2018

Meet Vince Kenney, conductor of the 'raucous' Bulldog Brass

Bulldog Brass brings the noise for Drake Basketball, and Vince Kenney is there to lead them. "You’re almost a DJ for the whole event," he says. "You’re calling up the right tune at the right time."
February 24, 2018

Drake University’s accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.
February 22, 2018

The Comparison Project hosts lecture on miracles and naturalism

Mark Harris, senior lecturer in science and religion at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Drake's Olmsted Center.
February 22, 2018

Wayne Ford donates political papers to Drake University

Wayne Ford, a pioneering Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of Iowa’s diverse population, will donate his historical papers and materials to Drake University.
February 21, 2018

Drake University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2017-2018

Drake University is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students.
February 19, 2018

Drake Theatre presents two full-length mainstage productions, Feb. 22-25

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming repertory showcase features two full-length, mainstage productions that vary significantly in style and message. The shows run Feb. 22-25.
February 15, 2018

Drake alumna to give free concert in Sheslow

Drake alumna Dana Sloter, a professional clarinetist, will showcase her talents during a free concert February 26 in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 15, 2018

University of Tokyo professor to discuss U.S.-Japan 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.
February 14, 2018

Seventeen names Drake University a “cool school” for politics

Seventeen magazine labeled Drake University one of America's coolest places to go to school, due to the breadth of political opportunities at Drake and in Iowa's capital city.
February 13, 2018

Drake introduces boundary-crossing academic concentration

A new academic concentration at Drake University challenges students to examine the complex relationship between science and the humanities.
February 12, 2018

Drake senior named Fulbright semi-finalist

Drake University senior Meghan Walters has been named a semi-finalist for the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
February 10, 2018

Drake to host young African leaders for third year

Drake University is proud to announce that it has been selected as an institute partner for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
February 7, 2018