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Mental health TV show—brainchild of Drake graduate student—finds funding

On behalf of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, Drake University School of Education graduate student Ramona Wink earned a $10,000 award from the 100+ Women Who Care non-profit organization. These funds will be used to create a TV show dedicated to mental health awareness that Wink has initiated. Wink is working toward her master’s […]
May 22, 2018

Wayne Ford to receive honorary degree from Drake University

Wayne Ford, a longtime Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Drake’s 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in The Knapp Center. 
May 7, 2018

Professor publishes book on eating disorder recovery

Catherine Gillespie, associate dean of the Drake University School of Education, has published an academic book on eating disorder recovery.
May 1, 2018

Undocumented to Hyperdocumented: The Power of Documentation

Assistant professor, Aurora Chang, will speak about undocumented students on April 4 at 7 p.m in Olin Hall, Room 101.  One of the strategies that undocumented students have employed to “earn” citizenship is to academically achieve. In this talk, Aurora Chang, assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, shares the lessons she has learned on her journey/transition […]
March 29, 2018

Quick guide to public events at Drake (March 28 - April 15)

With so much going on at Drake during the next couple of weeks, there’s something to keep everyone intellectually stimulated.
March 28, 2018

Drake University’s accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.
February 22, 2018

Wayne Ford donates political papers to Drake University

Wayne Ford, a pioneering Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of Iowa’s diverse population, will donate his historical papers and materials to Drake University.
February 21, 2018

Drake University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2017-2018

Drake University is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students.
February 19, 2018

Drake University among nation’s top 50 values in private higher education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018. 
January 2, 2018

Innovative master's program enhances teacher retention and performance at Des Moines Public Schools

A customized master's program at Drake University has benefitted teachers and students within Iowa's largest public school district.
December 15, 2017

IEREA Conference 2017

Drake University School of Education doctoral students and faculty recently attended the Iowa Education Research and Evaluation Associate (IEREA) conference at the ACT Center in Iowa City, IA on December 1. IEREA is the state association for the national professional organization - the American Education Research Association (AERA). Several doctoral students, faculty, and recent graduates […]
December 13, 2017

Drake’s 143rd commencement features nearly 70 Des Moines teachers

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this month to celebrate the accomplishments of 325 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion fall 2017 semester.
December 7, 2017

8 Things to Look Forward to in 2018

A new year at Drake University also brings exciting changes to the campus and community.  Let’s explore the top 8 things to look forward to in 2018 at Drake University!
December 5, 2017

Stensrud awarded Collier Baker Endowed Professorship

Professor Robert Stensrud was awarded the Collier Baker Endowed Professorship, a four-year award that carries a stipend and research fund, by the Drake Board of Trustees on Oct. 7. 
October 27, 2017

‘Historic moment’: Drake celebrates first new academic buildings since 1993

Drake University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this weekend to celebrate the University’s first new academic buildings since 1993.
October 7, 2017