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Adult Literacy Center to celebrate 40 years of service

Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center will celebrate 40 years of service to the community this week with a celebration, during which they will announce a brand new literacy program.
October 25, 2016

Interfaith event to precede Bucksbaum Lecture by On Being host Krista Tippett

A high-profile lecture by one of the world’s leading journalists on the topic of faith and religion will be preceded by an interfaith event designed to introduce visitors to the diversity of religious and faith communities in central Iowa.
October 25, 2016

SJMC students receive 3 Pacemakers, numerous in-state PRSA awards

Awards season just got more exciting for students in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Two of Drake’s student publications earned top national honors, while students and faculty in the public relations program earned regional in-state awards.
October 24, 2016

The Comparison Project to host interfaith dialogue on death and dying

The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.
October 20, 2016

Drake to host free lecture on immigrants and savings groups

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship will host a free lecture this month titled “Getting Ahead with Almost Nothing: What Immigrant Communities Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream.”
October 19, 2016

James Cloyd and Natalie Schmitz to lecture at Drake University Science Colloquium Series

Drake University will host free lectures this week by a University of Minnesota professor whose team recently had an anti-seizure drug approved by the FDA and by one of his graduate students, a Drake pharmacy alumna.
October 19, 2016

The Ray Center receives $20K grant from Variety - the Children's Charity

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has received a $20,000 grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to fund CHARACTER COUNTS! programming for early childhood centers.
October 18, 2016

Sarah Ramsey hired as director of Drake University Executive Education Center

The Executive Education Center at Drake University hired its first full-time director, Sarah Ramsey.
October 13, 2016

Keys to Excellence Piano Series launches fourth season on Oct. 24

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series will open its fourth season with a performance by Lori Sims, professor of piano at Western Michigan University.
October 12, 2016

Boldon named the Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Director of the Drake Relays

Drake University director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb has announced the hiring of Blake Boldon as the 12th Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Director of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.
October 11, 2016
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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Drake 149 in nation

The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 149 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.
September 30, 2016

Greenfield teenager Hank Bohling receives Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named teenager Hank Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa the recipient of the 2016 Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award.
September 29, 2016

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents "Doubt: a parable"

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
September 28, 2016

Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"

The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
September 22, 2016

Author Kiese Laymon to deliver free public reading at Drake University

A black southern writer whose work bridges the worlds of high culture and pop culture will meet with Drake University students this fall and deliver a free public reading on Drake’s campus.
September 22, 2016