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Sally Beisser Chosen as a Levitt Distinguished Professor

The Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professorship has long been an important way to recognize and reward superior performance by Drake University faculty members.  Only one new Levitt Professor was selected this year, and it was given to Sally Beisser, Professor in the School of Education.   The criteria for selection included teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by […]
May 19, 2017

Counselor Education Program Recognized

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association honored the Counselor Education Program in the School of Education for their continued support of the organization. Their note stated, "Drake has produced some very active therapists who have contributed a great deal to our organization. Drake has promoted and encouraged membership and activities that we have hosted and we […]
May 17, 2017

Continual Improvement Network Grows and Expands

Completing the fourth session of its inaugural year, the Drake Continual Improvement Network has welcomed and engaged 193 educational leaders from across the state of Iowa in learning about the science and practice of continual improvement.  Guest speakers have included Dr. Patrica Greco, Superintendent of Menomonee Falls, WI; David Langford of Langford International; Jim Shipley of […]
May 16, 2017

Motherboard To Mortar Board

Earning a graduate degree while working full-time and raising a child can be a challenge. It’s even more complicated when you take classes in Des Moines and live in Los Angeles. One student has made it work.
May 11, 2017

Ullem, Zimpleman to receive honorary degrees during Drake commencement

Drake University will award 1,199 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony will be the presentation of honorary degrees to Benjamin B. Ullem and Larry D. Zimpleman.
May 9, 2017

Boys and Girls Clubs to build Drake University campus location

Drake University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announced last week that Drake’s campus will be home to a new Club location that provides after-school and summertime services to hundreds of K–12 youth. The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club, to be located near the southwest corner of 25th St. and Forest […]
May 2, 2017

Seeking: Iowans with exceptional character

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center is accepting nominations until May 9 for the Iowa Character Awards, which annually recognize individuals, organizations, and communities who demonstrate good character.
April 27, 2017

Documentary Film and Director Discussion Coming to Sheslow

The School of Education is pleased to announce, through the efforts of the Diversity Committee and in partnership with several Des Moines organizations:  bringing the film I'm Not Racist ... Am I? to Des Moines. In addition to viewing the film, there will be a facilitated discussion with the director, writer, and producer, Catherine Greene, following the showing. […]
April 18, 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

Special Awards Ceremony

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Drake University School of Education gathered this month to reflect on a world of accomplishments. From decades-long legacies to new beginnings, the SOE’s Special Awards Ceremony was a time to cherish activities and individuals who advance the school’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. “We’ve reached new heights. […]
April 10, 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

Survey: 99 percent of recent Drake grads found professional success

New data affirms that Drake University does an exceptional job of preparing its alumni for professional success.
February 23, 2017

Drake announces new options for international studies

Drake University students will have new options for international studies beginning in fall 2017.
February 17, 2017

SOE Science Faculty Member Co-Chairs Conference

The Association for Science Teacher Education 2017 International Meeting brought approximately 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world to Des Moines for ASTE 2017.  Associate Professor of Science Education, Jerrid Kruse co-chaired the event. The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) held its 2017 International Conference January 12 through 14 in Des […]
February 14, 2017

For Drake alumna, Teacher Appreciation Week praise comes from the top

Teacher Appreciation Week was progressing much like any other for Drake alumna Loan Nguyen. It was the final week of the fall semester at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, and the second-year English and Creative Writing teacher had a long weekend of grading ahead. But on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, Nguyen got the surprise of […]
February 10, 2017