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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...

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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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Drake Opera Theater presents “Falstaff” from Feb. 22-24

The Drake Opera Theater will present Giuseppe Verdi’s famous comedic opera, Falstaff, on Feb. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Conducted by newly appointed director Stefano Vignati, the Drake Opera Theater staff are thrilled to bring opera to the University and Des Moines community. “It is...

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Drake Theatre presents two full-length mainstage productions, Feb. 21-25

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming repertory showcase features two shows that vary greatly in both style and message. The showcase begins Thursday, Feb. 21, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 24, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave, with shows playing on alternating days. This Is Our Youth...

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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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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...