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Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the Fall 2021 Bucksbaum Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the Fall 2021 Bucksbaum Lecture

The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series is returning to Drake University in-person this fall with presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The lecture will take place Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Details regarding health and safety protocols...

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Five Drake recipients recognized for civic leadership awards

Five Drake recipients recognized for civic leadership awards

Four Drake programs and people were named winners of the 2021 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Awards. The awards honor outstanding achievements in the categories of student leadership, civic engagement, faculty and staff contributions, alumni leadership, community collaboration, and community-campus partners. Winners were selected by 27 of the organization’s member campuses. This year’s Drake honorees include: Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Sydnei Washington, ED’22Sydnei is...

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Scholarships available for Iowa women seeking graduate degrees in the College of Business and Public Administration

Scholarships available for Iowa women seeking graduate degrees in the College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University is pleased to offer six scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to Iowa women pursuing graduate degrees within the College of Business and Public Administration. The scholarships are made possible through the Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Business and Public Administration—named in honor of the late Judy Lindquist, a 1970...

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Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration waives admission test requirements for graduate programs

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration waives admission test requirements for graduate programs

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) will waive entrance exam requirements for all graduate programs in Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. The CBPA suspended its admission exam requirement for the Spring 2021 semester in response to the pandemic, which has made it challenging for many graduate candidates to access testing centers due...

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Eighteen Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Eighteen Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Nearly half of the honorees on this year’s “Forty Under 40” list by the Des Moines Business Record have Drake University ties.   Seventeen Drake alumni and one staff member were named to the list of local business leaders, under the age of 40, who have shown “impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement,” according to the publication.  “This list is a testament to the meaningful impact Drake alumni, faculty,...

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Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University will stream its long-awaited online musical Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown Feb. 25–March 11. The performance can be viewed for $2 plus a streaming fee. Watch video.  Songs for a New World was originally scheduled to debut in Spring 2020, but due to COVID-19, rehearsals were delayed until this year.   Due to the pandemic, Drake Theatre reimagined how students rehearse and perform Songs for a New World while maintaining students’ well-being.   Although the cast will not be performing live to a large in-person audience, the production was recorded through a single camera for...

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Black History Month events

Black History Month events

Join Drake University in celebrating Black History Month Black History Month is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of Black Americans, Black culture, and renew our resilience and solidarity in the face of current challenges. Drake University is celebrating Black History Month by encouraging members of the campus community and beyond to take...

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Drake University to celebrate 149th commencement virtually Saturday, Dec. 12

Drake University to celebrate 149th commencement virtually Saturday, Dec. 12

Drake University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 students who are eligible to receive their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.  The Virtual Commencement website will serve as the hub for the virtual celebration, which will go live at 10 a.m. CST on Dec. 12. Content on the website will include the conferring...