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American Autobiography

Professor’s book examines how 9/11 affected the way we imagine, view, and present ourselves to the world.
September 6, 2017

A Key(board) to Drake’s Success

Drake was at the forefront of a technological revolution with its early incorporation of computers on campus. Take a look back at how evolving technology helped—and sometimes bugged—Drake students.
September 6, 2017

Off the Books

This alumnus redefined accounting and used his Drake education to launch a wildly successful and varied career.
August 3, 2017

Moving Forward

Faculty and staff moved into the Science Connector Building in July to prepare the space for the fall semester. On August 28, 2017, students at Drake University will enter the doors of the Science Connector Building (SCB), and Collier-Scripps Hall. Faculty and staff got a head start on the SCB and moved in July 19 […]
August 3, 2017

Lunch and Learn: Spectrum of Faith

When refugees from India brought their Hindu beliefs to Iowa, there was no official place for their community to worship together. They made do by assembling in homes to practice their faith. Today the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, an ornate white marble structure that rises above the cornfields 30 miles northwest of […]
August 3, 2017

Another Shade of Blue

Drake’s customized course on implicit bias has educated hundreds of men and women in the Des Moines Police Department, and has now been incorporated into the regional academy curriculum. It is a common occurrence. There are two cashiers working in a grocery store, one an older woman, the other a high school kid. The younger […]
July 6, 2017

On Their Best Behavior

These Drake alumni find fulfillment in the field of behavior analysis, helping to improve the lives of hundreds of children with autism. Danielle Mroz, AS’15, stretches the mouth of a balloon over a water faucet, fills the colorful globe to near-bursting, and ties it shut. She hands it to a child and repeats the process, […]
July 6, 2017

Provide Input for Drake's Accreditation

Drake University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the institutional accrediting agency for the University. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academics programs. Alumni input is considered in the evaluation process and […]
May 24, 2017

Golden Reunion Offers a Glance into Drake’s Past

During the Drake Relays, the University welcomed more than 40 alumni back to campus for the Golden Reunion, a celebration of 50 (or 60!) years as Drake alumni. For some, this was their first trip back to campus since graduating; for all celebrants, it was a way to reconnect with the University and with friends […]
May 22, 2017

The Sum of Our Parts

New data highlights how Drake adds to the vitality of Central Iowa and its capital city. The University’s alumni are an essential part of the equation. Drake is a “brain gain” institution, according to a new economic impact study. Nearly 70 percent of Drake students come from outside Iowa—with only 19 percent coming from the Des […]
May 22, 2017

New Dog in the Alumni House

Andy Verlengia, JO’02, is the new director of Alumni Relations! Learn more about him, his team, and the big plans they have for Bulldogs.   Q: You received your undergraduate degree in journalism from Drake. What is your favorite memory from your time as a student? A: Drake University has always been a place where […]
May 22, 2017

Record Giving for All In Campaign

70,000 alumni. 24 hours. 1 university. Drake University's day of giving. April 4-5, 2017, noon to noon.
April 18, 2017

A 40-Year Friendship

This year’s Alumni Loyalty Award recipients, a trio of Knapp Center regulars, maintain strong ties with Drake and each other. The vitality of a university is best viewed by examining the success and achievements of its alumni. Drake University and the National Alumni Association Board of Directors are proud to honor exceptional graduates each year […]
April 18, 2017

5 Things to Do While You’re Back for Drake Relays

Make the most of your Relays visit with these tips on opportunities you should not miss. There’s so much happening during Relays week that it can be tough to prioritize. We’re here to help: Drop by the Alumni House Built in 1901, the Drake Alumni House first served as the home of Mary Carpenter and […]
April 18, 2017
Fields of Opportunity

Fields of Opportunity

For this recent Drake graduate, Iowa’s state slogan, Fields of Opportunity, proved more accurate than she ever anticipated. This spring, I filed my taxes in Iowa for the second year in a row. My car bears Iowa license plates. I’m registered to vote in Iowa, too. I suppose that makes me an Iowan—something I never […]
June 12, 2012