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Drake recognized for outstanding student voting rate in the 2016 election

After a campaign season brimming with politicians and pundits, Drake students cast their votes at an exceptionally high rate in the 2016 presidential election.
December 8, 2017

Three sophomores receive NASA scholarships

Three Drake University sophomores received a NASA merit scholarship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the spring 2018 academic semester.
December 8, 2017

Drake’s 143rd commencement features nearly 70 Des Moines teachers

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this month to celebrate the accomplishments of 325 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion fall 2017 semester.
December 7, 2017

Campus Compact and Principal select two Drake students for second year of Community Scholars Program

Drake students Jazlin Coley and Maddy Stokes were selected for the 2018 class of the Principal Community Scholars Program.
December 7, 2017

New building, new worlds

Drake math and computer science majors have formed a variety of Friday afternoon research groups in Collier-Scripps Hall, digging into video game design, VR, data modeling, and more.
December 1, 2017

Drake Celebrates the Life of Paul Morrison, affectionately known as “Mr. Drake”

Paul F. Morrison, one of the most iconic and cherished individuals in the history of Drake University and Drake Athletics, died today. He was 100 years old.
November 30, 2017

Students work with Union Pacific Railroad for Murphy Cup competition

Marketing students from Drake and Creighton universities competed to solve real marketing challenges for the Union Pacific railroad franchise.
November 30, 2017

Senior vocal performance major finds home in senior living

Most Drake University students spend their college years in a residence hall, apartment, or house. But senior vocal performance major Gabrielle Clutter has settled in with a different age group: seniors.
November 29, 2017

Drake student-athlete Madison Glennie honored as a Rhodes Scholar finalist

Madison Glennie, a Drake golf standout and straight-A student, was a finalist for the highly prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year. 
November 21, 2017

International expert to discuss North Korean nuclear threat on Dec. 4

A senior fellow for Korea studies at the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations will deliver a free public lecture on the North Korean threat.
November 21, 2017

Outstanding art alumna receives rent-free studio space through new Drake initiative

Drake alumna Betsy Hart is the first recipient of a University fellowship that offers recent art graduates one year of rent-free studio space at Des Moines' Mainframe Studios .
November 20, 2017

Central Iowa execs graduate from Executive Education Center’s Leading Others program

Fifteen executives from 13 central Iowa organizations recently graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change. Sixty percent of the program’s participants experienced a promotion or significant increase in responsibilities while enrolled in the program. […]
November 20, 2017

Keys to Excellence series showcases Drake pianist Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in the Keys to Excellence series. The Nov. 27 concert also features Drake senior Pablo Valladares.
November 15, 2017

Which medicines are safe and effective for children? Professor's new book has the answers.

A new book by Edward Bell, professor of pharmacy practice, answers parents’ most common questions about the safety and effectiveness of medicines for children.
November 14, 2017

Drake, Bravo announce findings of Regional Cultural Assessment

During a joint presentation on Wednesday, Bravo Greater Des Moines (Bravo) and Drake University announced the findings of a fifteen-month long Regional Cultural Assessment.
November 8, 2017