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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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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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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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Drake alumnus reflects on diversity in Des Moines community through new mural

Drake alumnus reflects on diversity in Des Moines community through new mural

When Drake University alumnus Ryan Topete was commissioned by community resource and art center Third Space DSM to create a mural on the east side of Des Moines, he set out to evoke the culture of the neighborhood in a way that the whole community could enjoy. “The Capitol Park neighborhood is roughly 40% Hispanic,” says...