Book signing event with Gary Porter author of ‘Griff: My Life as Drake’s Top Dog’

Book signing event with Gary Porter author of ‘Griff: My Life as Drake’s Top Dog’

Gary Porter, Drake alumnus and biographer of Griff: My Life as Drake’s Top Dog, will host a book signing event, Friday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. at Drake University’s Helmick Commons. The campus community and public are invited to attend.  The event will include a meet and greet with Porter and Griff I, who served as Drake University’s first official live mascot from 2015–2020. Porter will also speak at the event, sharing how the book came to life and the joys of telling this lovable bulldog’s story.  In the biography, My Life as Drake’s Top Dog, Griff tells of his time as Drake University’s live mascot—from cheering on the sports teams to collecting donations for...

Drake University and Broadlawns Medical Center to build new medical clinic

Drake University and Broadlawns Medical Center to build new medical clinic

A new Broadlawns clinic on University Avenue will serve the public and Drake students Residents of the Drake neighborhood and members of the Drake University community will soon have a convenient location to receive primary care, urgent care, and mental health services. Today, Drake University announced it is entering a long-term lease agreement on property it owns at 29th Street and University Avenue with Broadlawns Medical Center. Broadlawns will construct a 12,000 sq. ft. medical clinic on the property. Construction will begin in May 2022 with a completion date scheduled for August 2023. The clinic will be open to the...

Drake’s RaySociety to be renamed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Drake University

Drake’s RaySociety to be renamed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Drake University

Drake University’s lifelong learning organization known as the RaySociety received a $100,000 grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation to strengthen and expand its programming. As a result, the RaySociety will be renamed the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Drake University. The name change signifies its inclusion as one of 125 lifelong learning institutes on university and college campuses across the country supported by the Osher Foundation. “The RaySociety has been a recognized leader in the field of lifelong learning for nearly two decades,” said Tracy Beck, manager of OLLI at Drake University. “This grant along with our new national...

Drake student wins Pacemaker feature story of the year

Drake student wins Pacemaker feature story of the year

Allaire Nuss, a 2021 graduate of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won a national Pacemaker award for Feature Story of the Year. Nuss’ story, “The Light Side of the Moon,” appeared in the Winter 2021 edition of Drake Mag, the University’s student magazine. It told about a soldier’s use of hallucinogens to battle PTSD. The annual National Student Press Association Pacemaker Awards recognize excellence in student media work and are considered the top honors in scholastic journalism. Nuss, a magazine media and writing double major, currently is a performance content writer for Meredith Corporation in Des Moines.

TIME UPDATE: ITS routine database maintenance on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

TIME UPDATE: ITS routine database maintenance on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Due to additional upgrades needed, database maintenance will be from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. this coming Saturday, Oct. 23 instead of the earlier advertised time of 6 to 9 a.m. This will affect your ability to log into Drake systems including Blackboard, Self Service/MyDUSIS, Banner Admin pages, Touchnet, Starfish, and Bulldog Bucks (adding funds only). For a full schedule of maintenance dates for 2021 please see www.drake.edu/its/maintenanceschedule/.

$1.6 million federal grant to fund new telehealth initiative at Drake, improving health outcomes for underserved, rural residents

$1.6 million federal grant to fund new telehealth initiative at Drake, improving health outcomes for underserved, rural residents

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is working to address health disparities for underserved populations in rural communities. The College is partnering with Certintell, a telehealth company based in Des Moines and founded by Drake alumnus Ben Lefever, and Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc.® to improve health outcomes for underserved, rural patients through a remote approach. The collaboration will utilize TRHC’s proprietary Medwise® technology to facilitate medication safety reviews and monitor patients remotely through an existing call center at Drake University. The project is being funded through a 5-year, $1.6 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services...

Drake University launches new degree program to prepare students for rewarding careers at the intersection of business and law

Drake University launches new degree program to prepare students for rewarding careers at the intersection of business and law

The College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University is rolling out a new undergraduate business law degree program to provide students with expertise in how businesses operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic legal environment. The major is designed for aspiring lawyers and other students who want to have a more thorough understanding of how to practically apply existing laws and regulations in a business environment so they can pursue the many rewarding careers that exist at the intersection of business and law. “In every area of business in the U.S. and around the world, the private sector...

Duo Prompting Issue

Duo Prompting Issue

ITS was made aware this morning that some users were being prompted to authenticate to Duo more than usual when accessing Microsoft applications. ITS has resolved this issue and you should not be seeing any extra prompts. If you continue to experience any issues, please contact the support center at 515-271-3001 or visit service.drake.edu/its for assistance.

Drake PRSSA chapter wins national award for professional ties

Drake PRSSA chapter wins national award for professional ties

The Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has won a national Teahan Award for excellence. The Drake chapter was recognized for its strong relationship with the local professional community. It has been recognized as a PRSSA “star chapter” for eight years in a row. The Drake public relations program was recently reaccredited by the Certification in Education for Public Relations, one of only 40 in the world so certified. It will be recognized during a virtual global event on Nov. 3.

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 18, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 18, 2021

Drake PRSSA wins national professional award The Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has won a national Teahan Award for excellence. The Drake chapter was recognized for its strong relationship with the local professional community. Remember to celebrate the PR major’s reaccreditation during an international virtual event on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Mer. 124C. Pizza will be served! Drake will be featured at approximately 12:25 p.m. Become an orientation leader Each year the University recruits current Drake students to become part of the orientation leader staff. Orientation leaders work closely with new students and their families...