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New industry-university partnership brings BlueX: Technology Applied Learning to Drake students

New industry-university partnership brings BlueX: Technology Applied Learning to Drake students

Wellmark and Drake launch immersive four-year practicum for computer science program DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 11, 2019) — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake University today announced the launch of BlueXSM: Technology Applied Learning — an innovative, four-year practicum for students studying computer science and related disciplines. Beginning fall 2019, Wellmark technology professionals will...

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Keys to Excellence presents Carol lei Breckenridge in a Clavichord Recital

Keys to Excellence presents Carol lei Breckenridge in a Clavichord Recital

Carol lei Breckenridge, Professor Emerita of Central College, will present the next concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach and Franz Josef Haydn:...

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U.S. Senate and Governor declare National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week

U.S. Senate and Governor declare National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University, home of CHARACTER COUNTS!, is proud to declare October 20–26, 2019 as National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. This annual recognition, dating to 1993, was initially created and continues to be bolstered by the United States Senate’s passage of a joint resolution declaring the third full week...

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Drake University Ferguson event to host legendary pianist, Sergei Babayan

Drake University Ferguson event to host legendary pianist, Sergei Babayan

Drake University proudly presents world-renowned pianist Sergei Babayan as the 2019 Edwin Earle Ferguson event artist. The solo concert will take place Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert program features the following works, all by Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1Valse in C-sharp...

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Drake ranked highly in its first year as a ‘National University’ in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges survey

Drake ranked highly in its first year as a ‘National University’ in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges survey

Drake University made its debut in the “National Universities” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges survey, ranking among the top third of the nation’s most prestigious universities. U.S. News places Drake at #130 among 402 of the nation’s elite private and public doctoral institutions, a list that includes Princeton, Harvard, Columbia,...

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Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake University Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Electra is taking an old story and putting a contemporary and political spin on it. Electra, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts John Graham, runs Thursday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will...

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Drake University to host the 2020 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest

Drake University to host the 2020 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior announced that the next Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest will be held at Drake University on Sept. 25–26, 2020. Jay N. “Ding” Darling’s drawing on a piece of cardboard in 1934 led to the creation of the Federal Duck...

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Drake University to celebrate 146th commencement, Harkin and Wittern to receive honorary degrees

Drake University to celebrate 146th commencement, Harkin and Wittern to receive honorary degrees

DES MOINES, Iowa – (May 13, 2019) – Drake University will award 1,134 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at its 2019 commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, in The Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday will be the presentation of...