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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

Drake Theatre presents musical "Runaways," Nov. 16-19

Drake University Theatre’s first musical of the season explores the lives of runaway children in "Runaways," Nov. 16-19.
November 8, 2017

Four Drake students awarded Iowa Space Grant scholarships

Four Drake University students have been awarded the prestigious NASA sponsored scholarship through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the 2017-2018 academic year.
November 3, 2017

Brian Hardin named Drake University Director of Athletics

Des Moines native Brian Hardin has been named Drake University’s director of athletics, President Marty Martin announced today. He will join the Bulldog staff on Dec. 11 as the 17th athletic director in University history.
October 31, 2017

Drake Opera laid foundation for young alumnus' success

Drake alumnus Eric Ferring, AS'14, is one of many Drake grads who found success in the opera world. "Drake will always have a special place in my heart," he said.
October 30, 2017

Political scientists to discuss 'American Politics in Turmoil' on Nov. 2

Experts from Drake University and Iowa’s regents universities will host a panel discussion about political polarization in the United States.
October 30, 2017

Keys to Excellence continues with Arthur Greene in Russian Mystic program

Arthur Greene, professor of piano at University of Michigan, will present the next concert of Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Nov. 6 in Sheslow Auditorium.
October 27, 2017

Drake Theatre to showcase four student productions

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will showcase a collection of four student-produced short plays. Performances are Oct. 27-29.
October 24, 2017

Porter Clinical Skills Center to enable more nimble, efficient pharmacy education

The new Porter Clinical Skills Center will expand lab space and provide greater flexibility for pharmacy students to study important skills including immunization administration, patient consultation, preventative health screenings, and medication therapy management.
October 24, 2017

Mies | Weese exhibit explores Iowa connections to renowned modernist architects

An exhibition at Drake University’s Anderson Gallery reveals the Iowa connections to three pioneering minds in modernist architecture. Nov. 9 - Dec. 22
October 24, 2017

Announcing the 2018 Herb and Karen Baum Symposium on Ethics and the Professions

The 2018 Herb and Karen Baum Symposium on Ethics and the Professions will examine the key moral responsibilities of members of the U.S. civic body, from various walks of professional life, in light of the current political climate.
October 23, 2017

Descended from royalty, Drake senior shares his culture through art exhibition

Drake senior Morayo Adeyoju, a native of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, shares his cultural history as part of an art exhibition on display through Oct. 22 in The Anderson Gallery. Adeyoju's grandfather was a king of the Yoruba tribe.
October 19, 2017

Nov. 9 lecture: Using 'big data' to detect and expose fraud

A member of the auditing team for one of history’s largest U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations will deliver a free lecture on the ways data analytics can help companies to detect and expose fraud.
October 19, 2017

Ambassador Susan Rice to headline “China Town Hall” at Drake

Drake University will serve as Des Moines’ host site for a live “town hall” event with Ambassador Susan Rice, former national security advisor to the Obama administration, on the subject of U.S.-China relations.
October 19, 2017

Newman named director of athletic training program

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced Nathan Newman as director of the new athletic training master’s program at Drake University.
October 18, 2017