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Graduate students and faculty recognized at CBPA awards ceremony

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 7, 2015. The college recognized four graduate students and a faculty member at the event. The awards were given to the following: • Darcie Berry, Master of Accounting Student of the Year • Kara Smith, Master […]
May 20, 2015
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Drake University mourns loss of former President Michael "Mick" Ferrari

Michael Ferrari, who served as president of Drake University from 1985 to 1998, died on the evening of May 15. He was 75 years old.
May 18, 2015
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Renae Chesnut named interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Renae Chesnut, associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs since 2004, has been promoted to serve as interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) effective June 18, 2015. Chesnut earned her bachelor of science in pharmacy, master of business administration, and doctorate of education degrees from Drake University. Chesnut, who joined […]
May 15, 2015
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Drake management class unveils designs for revitalizing downtown Perry

Drake University management students presented their visions for filling the vacant buildings in Perry’s retail district last week to officials from the city of Perry. The presentations were the first installments in a new collaboration among the city of Perry, Drake University and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
May 14, 2015
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Adult Literacy Center Volunteer Training May 29-30

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 hands-on tutor training will be held on May 29 and 30 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave in room B13. Volunteers […]
May 13, 2015
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Student receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Paige Diamond is a 2015-2016 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Diamond, who is a junior chemistry and BCMB major, was selected from more than 1,200 students nominated nationwide. “I am honored and humbled to be […]
May 11, 2015
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Pharmacy students raise money for Medicine for Mali

Pharmacy students raised $4,700 to support Medicine for Mali, a nonprofit organization that provides health services in Mali, West Africa.
May 8, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Professor's work featured in bestselling "Ladies of Letterpress" book

Sarah McCoy, assistant professor of graphic design, has had her letter press and design work featured in "Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints," a new bestselling book by the Princeton Architectural Press.
May 8, 2015
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Drake biology professor revises book on Iowa wildflowers

Thomas Rosburg, professor and chair of biology, recently published the 2014 revised edition of the popular wetland book Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands.
May 8, 2015
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Drake University receives United Way volunteer award

United Way of Central Iowa honored Drake University recently with an award in recognition of the University’s commitment to volunteerism and community engagement.
May 8, 2015
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Winners of Juneteenth Essay Contest selected

Three Iowa high schools students have been selected as the winners of the statewide Juneteenth Essay Contest, sponsored by Drake University.
May 8, 2015
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Homesteaders partners with Drake students to reduce environmental footprint

Homesteaders Life Company, in consultation with students at Drake University, announced today that Homesteaders will begin phasing out plastic water bottle use at their West Des Moines office in favor of a more environmentally-sound, cost-effective alternative.
May 7, 2015
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The role of public opinion in the Supreme Court decision on marriage legality

Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion, examines the role public opinion plays as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the legality of same-sex marriage.
May 6, 2015
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What are performance reviews really about? 'Enough about you. Let's talk about me.'

Personal bias has an enormous influence on the outcome of performance reviews, according to intriguing research by Steve Scullen, professor of management.
May 5, 2015
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Jim Wallace, BN'77, honored at Actuarial Science Alumni Evening

About 50 Drake University alumni, faculty members, and students of Drake's actuarial science program gathered yesterday for an evening of networking and celebration. The annual Actuarial Science Alumni Evening was held in Levitt Hall of Drake's Old Main.
May 1, 2015