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Local writers invited to "Story Slam" fundraiser for Drake Community Press

The Drake University Community Press and Chicago-based literary journal 3elements Review will sponsor an open-invitation “Story Slam” contest February 5 at Mars Cafe.
January 23, 2015
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NPR's Nina Totenberg to deliver 34th Bucksbaum Lecture

Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, will deliver the 34th Bucksbaum Lecture on March 12, 2015, in Drake's Knapp Center.
January 22, 2015
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Eight honorees have Drake ties in Business Record’s “Forty Under 40” list

Congratulations to eight members of the Drake community who were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s “Forty Under 40” class for 2015.
January 22, 2015
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Valdovinos named fellow of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

Maria Valdovinos, associate professor of psychology at Drake University, has been promoted to fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
January 20, 2015
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The Comparison Project: Craig Owens to discuss “The Sayings and Missayings of Samuel Beckett”

The Comparison Project’s two-year thematic exploration of the concept of ineffability continues Feb. 12 with "The Sayings and Missayings of Samuel Beckett."
January 20, 2015
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Drake University/Community Chorus to begin spring rehearsals

The Drake University/Community Chorus will begin rehearsals on Jan. 27 to prepare for May 2-3 performances of Mozart’s “Requiem. The non-auditioned ensemble is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.
January 16, 2015
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Students collaborate for three weeks on 'Threepenny'

Drake University students have collaborated for three weeks on a full-scale production of Threepenny Opera, and a seat in the audience won’t even cost three pennies.
January 16, 2015
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Earl F. Martin Named 13th President of Drake University

DES MOINES, IA (January 12, 2015)—Earl F. “Marty” Martin has been named the 13th president of Drake University. The Drake University Board of Trustees identified President-elect Martin as an engaged leader who will bring to Drake a passionate commitment to the liberal arts and professional education; experience enhancing diversity; a deep understanding of excellent teaching, […]
January 12, 2015
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Drake University Receives National Community Service Honors

Drake University has received a pair of prominent honors in recognition of community service by students, faculty, and staff. These honors reflect nearly 300,000 hours of service, worth millions of dollars each year, performed in collaboration with more than 100 non-profit organizations and schools.
January 7, 2015
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Hamad Interviewed By Arabic-Language News Agency Alhurra

Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor of politics, gave an extended interview to Alhurra, a United States-based Arabic-language television network.
January 6, 2015
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Yu Discusses Intellectual Property Reforms in Finnish Ambassador's Residence in Beijing

Peter K. Yu, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, delivered a presentation on intellectual property law reform in the Finnish Ambassador's Residence in Beijing, China.
January 6, 2015
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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