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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...

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Drake University actuarial students are first US student team to win international case competition

Drake University actuarial students are first US student team to win international case competition

A team of five students in Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration took first place in the Society of Actuaries Student Research Case Study Challenge, an international competition that involved 63 teams of actuarial students from colleges and universities worldwide. It is the first time a team from the United States has won...

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Keys to Excellence series announces 2019-2020 concert season

The Keys to Excellence Piano Series will return to Drake University in Fall 2019 for its 2019–2020 concert season. The series will host world-renowned pianists, including Drake University’s very own Nicholas Roth, professor of piano. The artists will perform concerts and give masterclasses, which are free and open to the public. Concert Schedule ROBERT WEIRICH –...

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Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming production of Sunday On the Rocks brings to the stage a work of theatre based in the empowerment of women. The play will be performed in the William S.E. Coleman Theatre in the Harmon Fine Arts Center from May 2­–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is...

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Zenith Chamber Music Festival Announces 2019 Season; Moves to week of June 3rd

Zenith Chamber Music Festival Announces 2019 Season; Moves to week of June 3rd

The Festival takes place June 4–8 with internationally-recognized musicians and Iowa local artists Drake University is pleased to announce the fifth season of the Zenith Chamber Music Festival, June 4–8, 2019. The Zenith Chamber Music Festival is a family-friendly, annual summer concert series that brings world-class musicians to Central Iowa. For the last four years,...

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Drake Actuarial Science students place second in 2019 Humana Actuarial Case Competition

Drake Actuarial Science students place second in 2019 Humana Actuarial Case Competition

A team of four actuarial science students from Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration placed second in the Humana Actuarial Case Competition March 27–29 in Louisville, Ky. In its first year, the competition aims to bring together top actuarial students from around the country to tackle a real-world problem facing the insurance industry....

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Shameka Brown selected as 2019–2020 Newman Civic Fellow

Shameka Brown selected as 2019–2020 Newman Civic Fellow

Drake student Shameka Brown has been selected as a national Newman Civic Fellow for 2019–2020. She joins 262 students from across the U.S. for this year’s cohort. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s...