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Nine Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Nine members of the Drake University community were named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 class for 2018.
February 7, 2018

Drake students collaborate with Des Moines Playhouse

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is taking the show on the road this summer, and Drake students are helping the nonprofit community theater group to spread the word. 
February 2, 2018

Peggy Whitson to receive Robert D. Ray character award

Iowa native Peggy Whitson, a record-setting NASA astronaut, will receive the 2018 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award from The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.
February 1, 2018

Pritchett named director of Drake Legal Clinic

Suzan Pritchett has been named director of clinical and experiential programs and associate professor of law at Drake Law School, effective July 1.
January 31, 2018

Keys to Excellence continues with Israeli pianist in Beethoven program

Israeli pianist Asaf Zohar will deliver the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, in Sheslow Auditorium.
January 31, 2018

Griff joins Drake Choir for Singing Valentines fundraiser

Lovebirds can treat their significant other with a song, roses, and a dapper bulldog at any location in the Des Moines metro area on February 14. 
January 30, 2018

Jonathan Azu elected to Drake University Board of Trustees

Music industry executive Jonathan Azu, BN’99, was elected to Drake University’s Board of Trustees during the board’s quarterly meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 11. He joins the board for a three-year term, beginning in April.
January 30, 2018

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