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Faculty and Staff Recognition

On May 7, faculty and staff of Drake University were honored for their commitment to creating an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal and professional lives and responsible global citizenship. The following individuals represented the School of Education: Eunice Merideth, Teaching & Learning, retiring after 26 years of service Tom Buckmiller, Counseling […]
May 19, 2015

Drake Supports SEP College Week

As part of Southeast Polk College Week, Mitchellville Elementary fourth and fifth graders visited Drake University campus on April 29. Trent Grundmeyer, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Joe Nelson, Principal of Mitchellville Elementary, put together a field trip creating a college experience for about 50 students. With the assistance of Drake faculty, staff and students, this was […]
May 18, 2015

Counseling Professor Earns Community Service Award

Matt Bruinekool, Assistant Professor of Counseling Education, was presented with the Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award on May 7 at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception.  Dr. Bruinekool is the first faculty member of the School of Education to receive this award. Recipients of this award are chosen on the following criteria: demonstrated personal commitment […]
May 15, 2015

Adult Literacy Center Volunteer Training May 29-30

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University is seeking volunteers eager to change the lives of local adults by helping them achieve basic literacy (reading, writing, and/or speaking) skills. A hands-on tutor training will be held on May 29 and 30 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave in room B13. Volunteers […]
May 13, 2015

Homesteaders partners with Drake students to reduce environmental footprint

Homesteaders Life Company, in consultation with students at Drake University, announced today that Homesteaders will begin phasing out plastic water bottle use at their West Des Moines office in favor of a more environmentally-sound, cost-effective alternative.
May 7, 2015

STEM Festival Huge Success

256 middle school and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, otherwise known as STEM, attended a festival held at Drake University on April 16, 2015. The festival also included 92 presenters and volunteers. The festival was one of 8 scheduled for this year by the South Central STEM Regional Manager, Sarah […]
May 6, 2015

MSLD Aligns With SHRM

Drake University School of Education announced today that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that its Master of Science in Leadership Development program has renewal its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 375 programs in 280 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its […]
May 5, 2015

SOE Students Mentor Elementary Students

For six weeks, Erin Dobey, a junior in the undergraduate program, has been mentoring students at Hubbell Elementary. Erin worked with three, fifth graders at Hubbell Elementary. Each year, the students do a research project on a topic of interest to those students. This group chose to do gun safety. There are a small number of […]
May 4, 2015

Continuing Education and Professional Development

In December 2014, the decision was made to change the name of the twenty-year-old program. Formerly known as Extension Education, it is now called Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD). The name change came with new goals for its future. Continuing Education and Professional Development is a graduate level distance-learning program for K–12 educators. The […]
April 21, 2015

Adult Literacy Partners with Lead 100

The Experiential Learning and Engaged Citizen Showcase was held Tuesday evening, April 15, 2015. at the Olmsted Center on Drake University's campus. This event allows the service learning community, which includes Drake students and community partners, to come together and hear about the projects that students and partners have done or are currently doing. Adult […]
April 17, 2015

Leadership Workshop Sponsored by the MSLD Program

Drake University School of Education cordially invites you to the first in a series of leadership workshops sponsored by the Masters of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) Program on May 12.  The workshop entitled "Connection Detectives: The Impact of Bias in the Workplace" will help you experience the impact of bias in the workplace in […]
April 15, 2015

Educational Leadership Symposium Announced

The Educational Leadership Department in the School of Education has announced that they will conduct a second annual symposium entitled "Standards-Based Grading in Special Education."  The symposium will feature Dr. Lee Ann Jung, an Associate Professor and Director of International School Partnerships for the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. The symposium will […]
April 13, 2015

DUSCI presents 12th annual DUCURS event

The 12th annual DUCURS event, which is free and open to the public, is in the Olmsted Center from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. DUCURS provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 10, 2015

Counseling Professor Publishes Book

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” […]
April 10, 2015

SOE Student Honored

School of Education senior, Nicole Germann, was one of two Drake sorority members inducted into the first Greek Life Hall of Fame. The award was made April 7 at the All Greek Gala Awards Ceremony. Ms. German was selected because of outstanding  academic and service contributions during her four years at Drake University.  One of the […]
April 8, 2015