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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Drake alumnus Zach Johnson wins the British Open in playoff

Zach Johnson, BN’98, who won the 144th Open Championship today following a four-hole playoff.
July 20, 2015
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Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

Drake University alumnus Zach Johnson, BN'98, won the British Open on July 20 after a four-hole playoff.
July 20, 2015
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Drake alums' pharmacy to focus on personalized prescriptions and general healthy living

Drake alumni Wade and Jennifer Siefert own Preckshot Professional Pharmacy, a unique health center and Illinois' largest compounding pharmacy.
July 20, 2015
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Sammons donates $1 million to Drake University Actuarial Program

Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.
July 17, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Cheryl Clarke named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
July 17, 2015
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Sammons Donates $1 Million to Drake University Actuarial Program

Sammons Enterprises, Inc. has donated $1.0 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.
July 16, 2015
DU in the News

The Right Prescription for Internationalization

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students Kelsey Japs and Erica Truong discuss their international rotations to the Dominican Republic in an article on influencing local and global health.
July 16, 2015
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Drake University adopts test-flexible admission policy

Drake University has implemented a test-flexible admission policy that allows eligible prospective students to choose whether to submit standardized test scores as part of their application.
July 15, 2015
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Senior capstone Urban Plains receives top honors

Drake University journalism students nabbed top honors in the 2015 AEJMC Student Magazine Awards. UrbanPlains.com was named the best online magazine.
July 15, 2015
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New website provides Iowa caucus information and analysis for journalists, voters

A new website provides comprehensive information and analysis of presidential campaigns in Iowa leading into the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.
July 14, 2015