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Documentary and Panel Discussions Offered

The East Asian Studies minor is pleased to announce the viewing of the documentary film, TYRUS.  TYRUS is Pamela Tom's tour-de-force documentary about the late Tyrus Wong, a Guangzhou-born, L.A. based visual artist and his personal and professional journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America. Tom's film includes illuminating interviews and commentary from Wong himself […]
September 14, 2017

Drake third among Midwest regional universities in 2018 U.S. News rankings

Drake University is one of the Midwest’s best universities, with an exceptional commitment to undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report 2018 "Best Colleges" rankings released today. 
September 11, 2017

Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

As the fall semester picks up steam at Drake University, students are effusive in their praise of Drake’s two new academic buildings. Collier-Scripps Hall and the Science Connector Building opened this fall as the centerpiece of Drake’s $52 million STEM@DRAKE initiative.
September 7, 2017

Collier-Scripps Hall Opens its Doors

The School of Education has a new home at the heart of campus. Read all about the new Collier-Scripps Hall which opened its doors just in time for the first week of classes.
September 6, 2017

Pence named director of applied behavior analysis program at Drake University

Sacha Pence has been named director of Drake's applied behavior analysis program, effective August 21, 2017.
August 28, 2017

Symposium helps students of color plan for college

Fifty Des Moines Public Schools students will participate in a week-long symposium at Drake University to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college.
August 2, 2017

Drake launches master's program in applied behavior analysis

Drake's new master’s program in applied behavior analysis is a major step toward meeting the significant demand for certified behavior analysts in Iowa.
June 8, 2017

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