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The Comparison Project hosts dialogue on “miracles and medicine”

The Comparison Project will hold its second spring 2019 event with a community dialogue on “miracles and medicine,” hosted by Dr. Richard Deming, founder and director of Above + Beyond Cancer, and director of the Mercy Cancer Center. The dialogue will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at Mercy Hospital in Conference...

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Dr. Eric Barnum announced as new Drake choral director

Drake is thrilled to announce that Dr. Eric Barnum will become Drake’s director of choral studies beginning in fall 2019. Dr. Barnum currently serves as director of choral music at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned his bachelor of arts degrees in composition and vocal performance at Bemidji State University (MN-2002), a master’s degree in choral...

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Jordan Concert Series hosts legendary Georgian pianist Elisso Virsaladze

Jordan Concert Series hosts legendary Georgian pianist Elisso Virsaladze

Drake University is proud to present world-renowned pianist Elisso Virsaladze as the next artist of Jordan Concert Series. The concert will take place Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Avenue. Admission is free. The Jordan Concert Series is named in honor of Alice and Frank B. Jordan, a prominent...

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Anderson Gallery hosts 48th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Anderson Gallery will host the 48th annual Juried Student Exhibition March 10–April 5. Drake University students have a chance to show their work in the Gallery, win a cash prize, and sell their work. Students may submit up to four total works (maximum of three in one category) including drawings, paintings, graphic design, sculpture,...

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Eight Drake students named Fulbright semi-finalists

Eight Drake students named Fulbright semi-finalists

Eight Drake University students were named semi-finalists for the 2019–2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This marks a sharp increase in semi-finalists for Drake, which has been recognized as a top institutional producer of Fulbright recipients in the past. Drake has produced 35 Fulbright Students since 2000. The Fulbright program is one of the most competitive...

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Griff joins Drake Choir for Singing Valentines fundraiser

Griff joins Drake Choir for Singing Valentines fundraiser

This Valentine’s Day, the Drake Choir has an offer that turns any romance into puppy love. Drake University’s live bulldog mascot, Griff, plans to turn on the charm for the choir’s annual Singing Valentines fundraiser. Lovebirds can treat their significant others with a song, roses, and—back by popular demand—a dapper bulldog, at any location in...

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Explore campus with the new virtual tour

Explore campus with the new virtual tour

Drake’s campus came online through the new virtual tour, available now for all current and prospective students. The walkthrough has several features, including 360° panoramas, videos, and images of Griff. The online virtual tour provides students with a new way to engage and view the University. Specifically, the tool benefits prospective students who may not be...

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Keys to Excellence series continues with Quentin Kim

Keys to Excellence series continues with Quentin Kim

Quentin Kim, professor of piano at Pusan National University, will present the next concert in Drake University’s 2018–2019 Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works: Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 (Books 1 &...

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Lisa Ling to deliver 40th Bucksbaum lecture at Drake University

Lisa Ling to deliver 40th Bucksbaum lecture at Drake University

Acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling will deliver the 40th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. A book signing will immediately follow the event. The lecture is free and open to the public; no...