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Bam Bam Slams Competition, Wins Drake University’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Bam Bam Slams Competition, Wins Drake University’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest

The five-year-old bulldog takes the crown as the overall winner at the 43rd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest® at Drake University Monday, April 25. More than 1,000 people were on hand at the Knapp Center to witness the crowning of Bam Bam as the 2022 Most Beautiful Bulldog during the 43rd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University. The five-year-old bulldog...

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Drake University streamlines and transitions MBA and MPA programs to online learning

Drake University streamlines and transitions MBA and MPA programs to online learning

The updated programs will focus on increased flexibility, faster time to completion, and enhanced virtual learning  The College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University announced today that it is merging its on-campus Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programs with their respective online counterparts to offer two enhanced virtual programs...

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Drake University’s business education quality affirmed by leading global accreditation body

Drake University’s business education quality affirmed by leading global accreditation body

After a rigorous review, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) has received an extension of its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The prestigious accreditation recognizes Drake’s continued commitment to high academic quality, measurable student success, relevant business programs, and positive impact on society. The CBPA...

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Drake University mourns the loss of the Honorable Neal E. Smith, LW’50

Drake University mourns the loss of the Honorable Neal E. Smith, LW’50

Drake University mourns the loss of former U.S. Congressman and distinguished alumnus Neal E. Smith, LW’50, who passed away on Nov. 2, 2021. Congressman Smith and his wife Bea generously supported Drake University throughout their lives, the impact of which is felt today by Drake University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Smith was 101 years...

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Melissa Sturm-Smith named to EAB’s Student Success Innovation Council

Melissa Sturm-Smith named to EAB’s Student Success Innovation Council

Council members to collaborate with other schools and EAB to drive research and strategy for the company’s student success technology and advisory services EAB, which harnesses the collective power of more than 2,100 educational institutions to identify and apply proven practices that help education leaders achieve their goals, has named Melissa Sturm-Smith, Drake University’s associate provost for...

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Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact launched at Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact launched at Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration is rolling out a new program to recognize students who take the initiative to make their communities a priority through service. Dubbed the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact, it will lift up the importance of community involvement and encourage business and public administration students to participate...

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Drake University and Institute of World Politics form partnership for international affairs education

Drake University and Institute of World Politics form partnership for international affairs education

Drake University signed a new memorandum of understanding with The Institute of World Politics (IWP), an independent graduate school for students pursuing careers in statecraft, national security, intelligence, and global affairs. IWP has campuses in Washington, D.C. and Reston, Virginia. As part of this new partnership, Drake University students are now eligible for early admission to IWP’s...

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Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be honored during six in-person, socially distanced ceremonies Drake University will hold its 150th commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety measures, May 14–15. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been moved indoors to the Knapp Center due to forecasted...