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Drake University named a 2015 Best Value in Private Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34.
December 17, 2014
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$1.1 million federal grant to Drake University Head Start will boost quality of early childhood education in Des Moines

Drake University has been selected for a $1.1 million federal grant that will allow eight of Des Moines’ urban childcare centers to increase the quality of year-round, full-day service for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
December 10, 2014
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Drake's marketing program ranked one of the most valuable in the nation

Drake University offers one of the most valuable marketing degrees in the nation, according to a new list by College Factual. The higher education ranking website said Drake's undergraduate marketing major is the 14th best value in the nation. The list, featured recently by USA Today College, assigned value rankings by comparing estimated average starting salaries and mid-career salaries […]
December 10, 2014
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Laura Plumb named PR Student of the Year by PR News

Laura Plumb, a public relations major at Drake University, has been named PR Student of the Year by PR News, a publication and online community focused on the public relations industry.
December 9, 2014
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Dennis Goldford named as Flansburg Fellow at Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University announced today that Professor Dennis Goldford has been named the Institute’s first Flansburg Fellow.
December 9, 2014
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Top 10 FAFSA Myths Debunked

Colleges have never offered so much of their resources for financial aid—but to qualify you first have to apply, says Tom Delahunt, vice president for admission and student financial planning.
December 4, 2014
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Free citizenship courses available online for Iowa schools

Character Counts Iowa, an organization based at Drake University, helped finance a project to offer citizenship classes in Iowa middle schools and high schools.
December 4, 2014
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Koch presents at 33rd annual Charleston Conference

Teresa Koch, professor of librarianship and Collections Development Librarian at Cowles Library, presented at the 33rd annual Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
December 1, 2014
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Political analyst Charlie Cook to preview the upcoming presidential race

Nonpartisan political analyst Charlie Cook will usher in the 2016 election season with insights on the key 2014 mid-term election races and a preview of the upcoming presidential race.
November 26, 2014
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Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers

Show your gratitude that you can read. Give the gift of literacy to an adult who cannot. Volunteers tutor one adult for 1 ½ or 2 hours a week at the Adult Literacy Center at Drake University.
November 26, 2014
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Lazareva named editor-in-chief of Behavioural Processes journal

Olga Lazareva, associate professor of psychology, has been named editor-in-chief of Behavioural Processes effective January 1, 2015. Already an associate editor for the journal, she will replace C.D.L. Wynne as editor-in-chief handling manuscripts on behavior analysis, comparative cognition, and experimental psychology. Lazareva’s current research interests focus on behavioral and neurobiological aspects of early visual processes in […]
November 25, 2014
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Drake CBPA accepting applications for new graduate-level certificate programs

The Drake University College of Business and Public Administration is accepting applications for certificate programs that allow students and working professionals to add advanced credentials to their resumes without pursuing a degree.
November 25, 2014
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Drake announces $500,000 gift to new Ray Center

Drake University has received a $500,000 anonymous gift in support of the University's new Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. Drake University President David Maxwell announced the $500,000 gift on Nov. 24 during a special reception to honor the establishment of the Center, which will focus its efforts globally on applied research and programming in leadership, […]
November 25, 2014
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Grammy-winning blues artist to headline President Maxwell's 70th Birthday bash

Drake University President David Maxwell will celebrate his 70th birthday by jamming with a Grammy Award-winning blues musician. The free concert headlined by blues legend John Paul Hammond will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Sheslow Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Maxwell has been […]
November 21, 2014
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Haedicke publishes article in "Contexts"

Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology, had a feature article published in the Summer 2014 issue of Contexts. The article, titled “Small Co-ops in a Whole Foods World,” examines the difficulties natural food co-op stores encounter in an increasingly competitive market. It details the strategies these member-owned, mission-driven businesses have put in place to push […]
November 21, 2014