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Public Lecture on Procrastination

Dr. Bilge Uzun Ozer will be giving a public lecture on 'Antecedents and Consequences of Excuse-Making: Reviewing PROCRASTINATION in a cross-cultural context.'  Procrastination is a tendency to put off an action or decision.  Research suggests that procrastination is a significant problem especially among university students and can result in negative outcomes. The presentation is scheduled […]
May 16, 2014

Drake English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement Students Partner with Community Organizations

Pre- and in-service teachers in the Drake School of Education’s ESL Methods courses this semester developed lesson plans and materials for use by five Des Moines area organizations: Lutheran Services of Iowa Catholic Charities Oakridge Neighborhood Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) Trinity Las Americas Methodist Church The lesson plans and materials […]
May 16, 2014

ALOP/MSLD Students Present Capstone Projects

The Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) program ends with a capstone project.  Completed near the end of the program, this project acts as a recap of the student’s graduate school experience.  Students may select among three options: an original research project a comprehensive literature search an approved service learning or professional project in the student’s […]
May 6, 2014

Local Author Presents Books to Adult Literacy Center

April 23 marks World Book Night.  This annual celebration is dedicated to expanding the love of reading.  Each year on this date, people go out into their communities and give free World Book Night paperbacks to those who do not regularly read and/or people who do not normally have access to printed books. The authors […]
May 2, 2014

School of Education Counseling Student Achievements

Habitat for Humanity Opportunity School of Education Counseling Student Cody Samec, along with other Drake University students, attended an alternative spring break in Natchez, Mississippi with Habitat for Humanity. The concept of alternative spring break originated in the early 1980s as a counter to traditional spring break trips taken by college students.  These trips typically […]
May 2, 2014

SOE Alumni Awards Dinner celebrates outstanding educators

The Alumni Awards Dinner, a longstanding tradition for SOE, brings together Drake alumni, students, faculty, and friends to honor remarkable alumni and celebrate the graduating class of 2014.
March 28, 2014

Drake alumna receives Golden Apple Award from Channel 13

Stacie Mitchell-Gweah, a triple degree alumna of Drake University and teacher at Callanan Middle School in Des Moines, was honored with the Golden Apple Award from Channel 13 News.
March 20, 2014

Education Leadership Symposium: Implementing Standards-Based Grading

The Drake University Education Leadership Symposium entitled, 'The Leader's Role in Implementing Standards-Based Grading' will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  The symposium will feature Dr. Thomas Guskey, a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of numerous books, articles, and professional […]
March 19, 2014

Adult Literacy Center receives grant from the Gannett Foundation

The Adult Literacy Center is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation, which supports local organizations in communities that are served by Gannet Co., Inc. The grant will help the Adult Literacy Center sustain and expand its reach in the Des Moines metropolitan area.
February 5, 2014

Counseling Students Engage in Service Learning Project

In the fall 2013 semester, School of Education counseling students engaged in a service learning project to provide personality and career assessment at Dress for Success, a local non-profit organization providing services for mostly underprivileged women in their careers. The program was well received by the participants and the organizers; counseling students are invited to […]
January 30, 2014

Hawaiian JTerm Experience for Counseling Students

J-Term brought a multitude of international travel opportunities to School of Education students.  Among them, counseling students were given an opportunity to travel to Kapaa, Hawaii on Kauai.  The course introduced student to the Clubhouse Model for individuals with mental illness.  They were given the chance to work in a clubhouse in Des Moines, learn […]
January 29, 2014

Adult Literacy Center hosts volunteer tutor training

Drake University's Adult Literacy Center is looking for volunteers eager to change the life of local adults. A tutor training will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave.
January 28, 2014

Iowa Financial Literacy Academy

Drake University School of Education students will be able to participate in the new Iowa Financial Literacy Academy this spring semester provided by the Iowa Financial Literacy Academy. The Academy, based on the legacy of Maddie Levitt’s financial mentorship, provides SOE  students with a chance to increase personal financial knowledge while building financial teaching skills. […]
January 24, 2014

Adult Literacy Center Receives Grant

The Drake University Adult Literacy Center (ALC@DU) received a grant for $5000 from the Gannett Foundation/The Des Moines Register. This grant will assist ALC@DU sustain and expand the reach of their services, provide a variety of learning options to adults in the greater Des Moines area, and support volunteers with excellent training and professional development. Many […]
January 24, 2014

Dean's List and President's List

Congratulations to all of the students that made the Dean's List and President's List in the fall, 2013. Dean's List Kaitlyn Aberson Cassandra Aerts Abbygayle Anderson Matthew Andrews Erin Andrus Joan Barry Emily Bowman Kristen Bramhall Kayla Brauer Leah Bromaghim Jessica Bruin Ellen Calder Ashley Clark-Davidson Emelia Clement Lara Cox Krystal  Cudworth Patricia DeWeerdt Kelly […]
January 14, 2014