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Drake political scientist publishes study of secret police

Kieran Williams, assistant professor and co-chair of the Department of Political Science, has published a chapter on the secret police in Communist Czechoslovakia in the book Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe in the Era of Normalisation, 1969–1989, edited by Kevin McDermott and Matthew Stibbe. Williams’s chapter charts the rebuilding of a web of surveillance in the...

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Jordan Concert Series features Metropolitan Opera tenor Eric Ferring

Drake University is proud to present the next artist of the Jordan Concert Series—Drake alumnus and Metropolitan Opera tenor, Eric Ferring. A masterclass with Drake voice students will be held Oct. 12 from 3–5 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University’s campus. A concert with Ferring is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m....

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Keys to Excellence Piano Series resumes Oct. 3 featuring Kansas State Professor of Piano Sławomir Dobrzański

Now in its 10th season—and after a two-year hiatus—Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series resumes featuring internationally acclaimed pianists from around the world. Sławomir Dobrzański, professor at Kansas State University, will present the first concert of the 2022–2023 season on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature works by Bach, Mozart,...

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Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents It Shoulda Been You written by Barbara Anslemi and Brian Hargrove. Showtimes are March 31–April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall at the Harmon Fine Arts Center on Drake University’s campus. Face coverings are not required but encouraged. Tickets are available...

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More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

Drake students voted at an almost 15% higher rate than the national average for university students More than eight in 10 (80.4%) Drake University students voted in the 2020 General Election, according to a national study published by Tufts University. Drake student turnout exceeded the national average of 66%. Drake student voter turnout increased almost...

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Keys to Excellence honors philanthropist Sally Bay Bartlett Nov. 29

Keys to Excellence honors philanthropist Sally Bay Bartlett Nov. 29

The 2021 season of the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series opens with Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, presenting a memorial concert honoring Sally Bay Bartlett, who passed away in March. Bartlett’s support for the Drake piano program was far reaching. Chief among her many notable contributions included gifting the magnificent...