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Drake announces Pre-M.Acc., Pre-M.F.M., and Pre-M.P.A. admissions options

Drake University today announced the launch of Pre-M.Acc., Pre-M.F.M., and Pre-M.P.A. programs that allow students to begin coursework toward a master’s degree before completing entrance exams and submitting formal transcripts.
April 17, 2017

Day-long conference for Iowa educators aims to increase school success and graduation rates

Drake University’s School of Education will host a one-day conference dedicated to increasing academic success and graduation rates for all of Iowa's K-12 students.
April 12, 2017
President John F. Kennedy, Congressman Neal Smith, and President Lyndon B. Johnson

Daniel Connolly, PhD, named dean of Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Daniel Connolly, PhD, has been named dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, effective June 30, 2017.
April 11, 2017

Shakespearean scholar, noted musicologist to co-deliver 2017 Myron "Mike" Marty Lecture

This year’s Myron “Mike” Marty Arts and Humanities lecture will be co-delivered by a leading Shakespearean scholar and a musicologist who specializes in the relationship between sound and environment.
April 10, 2017

Drake honors Pi Alpha Alpha inductees

Drake University’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for public affairs and administration, inducted 25 new members and recognized a few students with special honors during an awards ceremony last month.
April 10, 2017

Students share research at Midwest Political Science Association conference

Two Drake University students presented papers during the undergraduate poster session of the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association.
April 10, 2017

Pharmacy student shares his passion for leadership

A Drake University pharmacy student has become the first Drake student to publish an article in a national service-learning journal.
April 10, 2017

Drake to host 14th annual conference on undergraduate research in the sciences

Hundreds of central Iowa high school and college students will present scientific research during a day-long conference at Drake University on Thursday, April 13.
April 5, 2017

Drake University to initiate global partnership with Republic of Kosovo

Top officials from Drake University and the Republic of Kosovo will hold a signing ceremony on Wednesday, April 5, to formalize a new partnership between the Des Moines, Iowa, university and the nation in Southeastern Europe.
April 4, 2017

Today: "All In" Campaign Raises Money for The Drake Fund

Drake University invites all members of the Drake community, including 75,000 alumni around the world, to participate in the university's fourth annual All In campaign, April 4-5.
April 4, 2017

Griffiths named director of Occupational Therapy program

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced Dr. Yolanda Griffiths has been named director of the Occupational Therapy program at Drake University, effective June 30, 2017.
April 4, 2017

Writers & Critics Series features Rekha Basu on April 20

A columnist for The Des Moines Register whose byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, USA Today, India Today and The International Herald will deliver a free lecture at Drake University on April 20.
April 4, 2017

Scholarships available for Iowa women seeking MBAs

The Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Women MBAs covers up to half the cost of tuition for current and incoming Drake M.B.A. students who are unable to participate in a tuition reimbursement program through their employer.
March 28, 2017

Vote Smart to celebrate its move to Drake campus

Vote Smart, one of the nation's leading sources of non-partisan political information, will formally celebrate the organization's move to Drake University next month.
March 24, 2017

Nelson Institute global affairs conference set for April 5-8

Two U.S. ambassadors will headline the 4th annual Nelson Institute Conference on Global Affairs, scheduled from April 5-8 at Drake University.
March 23, 2017