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Drake celebrates January, February new hires and anniversaries

January Anniversaries Linda Anderzhon, Alumni and Development Heidi Ball, Head Start Donna Blunck, Finance and Administration Kelsey Bolton, Psychology Doris Brunnette, Vocational Rehabilitation Rosa Castro, Maintenance/Custodial Amy Daughenbaugh, Student Financial Planning Ricky Fox, Athletics Alice Fynnardt, Biology Mark Harrington, Maintenance/Grounds Sara Heijerman, Student Services Center Carla Herling, DTS Matthew Holub, OIT Laura Juarez, Head Start...


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Merrill Middle School students had been told to dress in nice clothes and prepare for an important occasion. The crowd of pre-teens squirmed in the gymnasium bleacher seats, waiting and speculating and whispering. Perhaps a visit from Justin Bieber? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer? When Principal Alex Hanna entered the gym with Des Moines Public Schools...


Law School Celebrates 150 Years

Recognizing the unique relationship between Drake Law and the Iowa Legislature, the Iowa Senate and House approved a resolution on Feb. 18 congratulating the Law School on its 150th anniversary and declaring the day as Drake Law School Day. While the proclamation itself might carry little legal weight, lawmakers, friends, and alumni echoed the sentiment...


Achievement Meets Opportunity

The Drake community has a lot to celebrate—and a lot to look forward to—as the University’s largest campaign in its history passes a momentous mile marker. The amounts vary: $20 to strengthen the annual fund; $1,500 to advance scholarship support; $1 million to renovate campus learning spaces. The goal does not: to propel Drake into...