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Young entrepreneurs present their startups to Lorentzen Hatchery sponsor at Drake University

Four groups of Drake University students who received funding for startup businesses through the Lorentzen Student Hatchery last spring will present final updates on their ventures.
October 1, 2014
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Volunteer training for the Adult Literacy Center begins Oct. 17

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University is seeking volunteers eager to change the lives of local adults by helping them achieve basic literacy (reading, writing, and/or speaking) skills. A tutor training will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave. Volunteers will […]
October 1, 2014
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Drake choirs launch performance season on Oct. 5

Drake’s three select choral ensembles will launch their 2014–2015 performance season Sunday, Oct. 5, with a free concert that celebrates life’s joys and struggles. The concert, “For most this amazing day,” will feature the Drake Choir, the Chamber Choir, and Drake Chorale, and will begin at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2875 University Ave. The […]
September 30, 2014
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Industry leaders to speak at public roundtable on retirement readiness and auto insurance at Drake University

A group of leading insurance and financial services experts will gather at Drake University next week to educate Iowans on retirement readiness and the changing environment of personal auto insurance.
September 29, 2014
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DSMove Block Party on University Ave. Sept. 28

Drake University partnered with nearly 100 community organizations to hold a major block party called "DSMove on University Ave." on Sept. 28.
September 26, 2014
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Drake partners with community to launch economic development program

Drake University is pleased to announce a statewide economic development competition in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Downtown Resource Center. Drake was chosen as the partner for this project among more than 24 different colleges and universities across the state.
September 25, 2014
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Drake Theatre presents “Square One” by Steve Tesich

Drake University’s department of theatre arts will present “Square One” by Steve Tesich beginning Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
September 24, 2014
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Drake Athletics to lead coaches' portion of state STEM initiative

The head coach of Drake University women’s basketball team will help lead a new program that challenges the state of Iowa's basketball coaches to mentor young women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. Jennie Barancyzk will be the official spokesperson for Iowa’s "Coaches' Mentoring Challenge," through which coaches will reach out to their […]
September 24, 2014
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Drake launches public series to discuss food insecurity and hunger

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Drake University will host Keegan Kautzky, director of national education programs for the World Food Prize Foundation, for a discussion on food insecurity and hunger.
September 23, 2014
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Harkin Institute presents the fall Sussman Lecture: A Conversation with Céline Cousteau

On Oct. 1, Céline Cousteau, a French explorer, education ambassador, and documentary filmmaker, will deliver a lecture on water issues—From the Amazon to the Oceans to Iowa—as part of the Sussman Lecture Series presented by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
September 23, 2014
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Drake University awarded nearly $1 million for rehabilitation counseling

In an announcement made by Senator Tom Harkin, the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program awarded Drake University a major grant to increase the number of individuals trained in providing all areas of rehabilitation services to people with disabilities.
September 23, 2014
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Renee Cramer elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs

Renee Cramer has been elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs. The Consortium promotes undergraduate legal studies education in a wide variety of institutions in the United States and Canada.
September 22, 2014
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Professor Thomas R. Rosburg to deliver 30th Annual Stalnaker Lecture

Thomas R. Rosburg, professor of biology at Drake University, will deliver the 30th Annual Luther W. Stalnaker Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
September 19, 2014
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Drake’s public relations program earns prestigious certification

The Drake public relations program is one of only 34 programs worldwide to earn the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR).
September 18, 2014
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Rod Henshaw named president of the Affinity Academic Libraries Group

Rod Henshaw, dean of Cowles Library at Drake University, is now serving as president for the Affinity Academic Libraries Group—a group of 33 private academic libraries representing master’s level institutions from across the United States.
September 18, 2014