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Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Italian pianist Mattia Ometto will present the upcoming concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Mario Pagotto, and Nikolai Medtner. Ometto will also...

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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...

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Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University students are getting a chance to grow and strengthen their acrobatic skills in the extravagant and magical musical, Pippin. Pippin, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Erin Horst, runs Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will start at 7:30...

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George Stephanopoulos to moderate CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast at Drake

George Stephanopoulos to moderate CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast at Drake

Drake University, once again, will serve as the local host site for CHINA Town Hall. The event will feature an interactive webcast moderated by George Stephanopoulos, former White House communications director to the Clinton administration. Stephanopoulos will be joined by expert panelists Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner. CHINA Town Hall is...

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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,...