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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
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

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
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Alexander receives mathematics teaching award

Mathematics professor Dan Alexander received the 2014 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
November 21, 2014
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Keys to Excellence: Nicholas Roth and Drake piano students in concert

Five Drake piano students will showcase their talents on a world-renowned concert grand piano during a free concert at Drake University next month. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
November 17, 2014
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Lecture: How Middle East Turmoil Undermines Asian Rebalancing in U.S. Foreign Policy

A longtime diplomat who has lived, worked, or traveled in 91 countries will give a free talk on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East on November 12.
November 7, 2014
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Writer’s Harvest will help fight hunger

The Susan Glaspell Writers and Critics Series at Drake University, in conjunction with the Food Bank of Iowa, will present the 2014 Drake Writer’s Harvest on Thursday, Nov. 13.
November 7, 2014
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Wonder of Words: ‘Old News, New News: 220 Years of Journalistic Wisdom’

Iowa journalism professionals with 220 years of combined media experience will reflect on the past and future of the industry during a free panel discussion at Drake University on Thursday, November 13.
November 6, 2014
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Drake establishes Ray Center; announces $1 million gift from Hy-Vee, Inc.

Drake University leaders announced today the creation of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. The Ray Center will focus its efforts globally on applied research and programming in leadership, ethics, and civility. Drake will acquire the Iowa-based nonprofit Character Counts In Iowa as a foundational element of the new Center, which will leverage the […]
November 5, 2014
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Student sinks half-court shot, wins truck

Bulldog Madness began in full force on Nov. 4 when a first-year student buried a miraculous half-court shot to win a brand new truck. Alex Tillinghast's hustle to successfully sink a layup, free throw, 3-pointer, and half court shot won him a 2014 Ford F-150 truck from Noble Auto Group. It also made the Des […]
November 5, 2014
DU in the News

Drake Student Hits Half-Court Shot, Wins Truck [VIDEO]

Bulldog Madness began in full force on Nov. 4 when a first-year student buried a miraculous half-court shot to win a brand new truck.
November 5, 2014
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Lee Jolliffe to present paper at 19th Century Press symposium

Lee Jolliffe, associate professor of journalism, will present her paper at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Freedom Expression in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov 7. Her paper, titled “Afire! Abolitionists’ Speech and Press,” examines the suppression of human rights activists' speech against slavery. The paper is part of a series […]
November 4, 2014
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Not your typical "Jesus Christ Superstar"

The show will run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov 16, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
November 4, 2014
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Keeping the Peace in the 21st Century

A retired U.S. diplomat and United Nations peacekeeper will discuss the UN’s role in peacekeeping on Nov. 6.
October 31, 2014
DU in the News

Iowa doctor discusses ebola quarantine [Video]

Dr. Allen Zagoren of Drake and UnityPoint Health discusses the use of quarantines to control the spread of illness.
October 30, 2014
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Drake board approves new academic programs, launch of $65 million STEM initiative

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
October 29, 2014