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6 things in 2016

It’s an eventful year ahead with caucuses, construction, competition, commitment, camaraderie, and courses. Save the date for these six events happening in 2016 at Drake University. There are so many exciting things happening on campus in 2016. Follow us through a year of transformation! 1. Caucuses Drake becomes the caucus capital of Des Moines on […]
January 22, 2016

Special Education Department Hosts Guest Speaker

The Drake University School of Education is pleased to present guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Dieker.  Lisa Dieker will be here February 10 from 9:00 - 3:30 in the Cowles Library Reading Room on Drake University's campus.  Dr. Dieker is a Professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences at the University of Central […]
January 15, 2016

Doctoral Student Receives Faculty Excellence Award

Susie Lubbers, doctoral student in the School of Education at Drake University, was awarded the Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa at the Excellence Award Appreciation Dinner in November, 2015.  The award is based on teaching excellence, effective advising, scholarship, and service to Morningside College and carries a $10,000 […]
January 14, 2016

Drake Sponsored STEM Festival Seeks Volunteers

Drake University will host a free, family friendly STEM event on April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bell Center.  The event is open to all ages PreK-8 and their families.  We are seeking exhibitors to host activity-based booths.  The event draws participants of all ages, making this a fun and educational metro-area event. It […]
January 12, 2016

Teaching and Learning Professors Receive Grant

Drake University has been awarded a $525,000 grant through the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program.   Congratulations to Jerrid Kruse, Assistant Professor of Science Education, and Tonia Land, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Technology Education, on this significant achievement.   This three-year project entitled, Developing Content, Pedagogy, and Mentorship Capacity for Improving Elementary Math and […]
January 11, 2016

Kiplinger's names Drake University a 2016 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance placed Drake University at No. 36 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2016.
December 23, 2015

Drake University appoints UW-Green Bay dean Sue J. Mattison as provost

Drake University President Marty Martin, on behalf of the University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue J. Mattison to the position of provost.
December 18, 2015

School of Education Doctoral Students Win Awards

Several SOE doctoral students attended and presented posters and roundtables at the Iowa Education Research and Evaluation Association Conference on Friday, December 4, 2015. Erin Lain and Anne Franklin won awards for Best Research Posters. Erin presented “A Phenomenological Case Study: The Law School Environment as Experienced by Academically Dismissed Black and Latina/o Law Students."  Anne […]
December 16, 2015

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers to teach basic literacy skills. Training sessions will be held Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23.
December 15, 2015

Leadership Development Capstone Event

The Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) program in the School of Education is proud to present the great work of our students.  Students in the MSLD program will host a poster session outlining their capstone project completed this fall.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please join us Friday, December […]
December 15, 2015

Free Showing At the Fleur Cinema

There will be a free showing of Paper Tigers on December 2 from 1:15-3:15 at the Fleur Cinema.  Bringing this film to Des Moines is a joint endeavor between Des Moines Public Schools’ Roosevelt High School and Drake University’s School of Education.   The film illuminates the situations that adversely affect students’ ability to perform in […]
November 12, 2015

Leuwerke co-authors college success textbook

Wade Leuwerke, aassociate professor of education, recently published a textbook on college student success along with colleagues at Xavier University and the University of Utah.
October 30, 2015

Professor Elected to Board of Directors

Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp, Associate Professor of Education, was recently elected to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association Board of Directors.   The ITAG website identified the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG) as "a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization which was organized more than 40 years ago with a vision that gifted and talented children in the State […]
October 22, 2015

STEM Festival Success

The South Central Iowa STEM hub, housed at Drake University, partnered with DMACC Ankeny to host a STEM festival for students in third through eighth grade.  The event took place Monday night, October 19 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny campus. There were 181 exhibitors providing a wide range of activities with […]
October 20, 2015

School of Education Graduates Make a Difference in Ghana

Two School of Education graduates have made their home in Ghana.  Mary Stang, BSE '15 and Anna Suminski, BSE '15 are moving to the village of Askiuma to help locals get the school up and running.  They are working with Kingdom Cares Community School.  The KCC School recently opened in January, 2015 and has over […]
October 12, 2015