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Yee receives Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award

Drake Law School professor Ellen Yee recently was honored with the inaugural Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
August 28, 2015
Press Release

IDEAS AT WAR: American Propaganda Posters of WWII

Exhibition features over fifty original posters produced by American designers to persuade the public to support wartime efforts Drake University's Anderson Gallery will open its new season with “Ideas at War: American Propaganda Posters of World War II,” an exhibition featuring more than 50 original wartime posters from the collection of the State Historical Museum […]
August 28, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development

Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
August 28, 2015
Press Release

Sussman Lecture: “The Making of Ferguson and Baltimore”

Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute will deliver “Beyond the Invisible Fence: The Making of Ferguson and Baltimore” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Sussman Theater.
August 20, 2015
Press Release

Philanthropist Melva Bucksbaum dies at age 82

Melva Bucksbaum, a dedicated philanthropist who helped to establish Drake University’s largest and most well-known lecture series, died last weekend. She was 82 years old. Melva Bucksbaum and her husband Martin, a longtime member of Drake’s governing board, established the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series through a generous gift to the university. The series—named in […]
August 19, 2015
Press Release

Peter Neufeld of The Innocence Project to Deliver 35th Bucksbaum Lecture

Peter Neufeld, co-founder of The Innocence Project, will deliver the 35th Bucksbaum lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, in the Drake University Knapp Center.
August 17, 2015
DU in the News

Rick Perry stops paying Iowa staffers

Although Rick Perry has a handful of wealthy donors in his corner, the fact that he has stopped paying his Iowa campaign staff indicates a lack of grassroots support that he needs to win in 2016, says Tony Gaughan of Drake Law School.
August 12, 2015
DU in the News

The GOP is still waiting for a breakout moment

Candidates didn't say much during the Fox News presidential candidate debate that they haven't said before, said Dennis Goldford, professor of political science and a Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
August 11, 2015
Press Release

Drake scheduled to host nationally televised DNC debate 

Drake University will host a live, nationally televised debate among Democratic presidential candidates on Nov. 14, 2015.
August 6, 2015
Press Release

Drake hires CEO to lead renowned magazine media program

Drake University has hired the founder of a Des Moines communications company to lead the university’s award-winning magazine media program.
August 4, 2015
Press Release

Join us for Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13

Drake University is expanding its presence at the Iowa State Fair to provide more ways for students, alumni, faculty and friends to reconnect and show their pride.
July 31, 2015
DU in the News

Candidates connecting with supporters, 10 seconds at a time

Jennifer Glover Konfrst, co-chair of Drake's Strategic Political Communications program, explains how candidates are using tools like Snapchat to reach younger voters who don't consume traditional media outlets.
July 30, 2015
DU in the News

Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, Drake University (IA) and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation.
July 29, 2015
Press Release

Radia, Willis to receive Ray Center's 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award

The Ray Center, formerly known as Character Counts in Iowa, will issue its 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award to Suku Radia, President and CEO of Bankers Trust, and Rich Willis, dealer principal at Willis Auto Campus.
July 27, 2015
Press Release

Harkin Institute, Drake University Archives to celebrate ADA legislation's 25th anniversary

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University and the Drake University Archives and Special Collections will publicly unveil Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s Americans with Disabilities Act congressional files and materials on the 25th anniversary of the signing of Harkin’s signature piece of legislation.
July 21, 2015