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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...

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Drake Theatre presents Theatre Durang-ed, a collection of parodies, Oct. 4–7

Drake University’s production Theatre Durang-ed, a collection of theatre parodies written by Christopher Durang, runs Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre of Drake University’s Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and...

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Resistance, Resilience, Regeneration: A Meskwaki art and performance event

Resistance, Resilience, Regeneration is an event of Meskwaki art and performance, both traditional and contemporary, that tells a story about how plant and human life compare in relation to how both have overcome adversity. It is about how young indigenous people have looked to their past to know where they are going in the future. The...

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The Comparison Project hosts lecture on “miracles” and near-death experience.

The Comparison Project hosts lecture on “miracles” and near-death experience.

The Comparison Project will present the second lecture of the second year of its two-year series on miracles. Jeffrey J. Kripal, who holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University, will deliver a lecture titled “Changed in a Flash: How One Woman Was Struck by Lightning, Talked to God,...

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Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University has signed an agreement, effective immediately, that will ease the transfer process for students moving from Iowa’s community colleges to Drake. Under the articulation agreement, Iowa community college students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of courses and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 can transfer to Drake University with all...

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The Comparison Project hosts lecture on miracles as stories: a journalist’s perspective

The Comparison Project hosts lecture on miracles as stories: a journalist’s perspective

The Comparison Project will present the first lecture of the second year of its two-year series on miracles. Kenneth Woodward, former religion editor at Newsweek, will deliever a lecture titled “Miracles as Stories.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at Sussman Theater in the Olmsted Center on Drake’s campus. Kenneth...

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Drake University awarded Two Green Globes rating for new buildings

Drake University awarded Two Green Globes rating for new buildings

Drake University is pleased to announce that it earned a rating of Two Green Globes for the construction of its newest academic buildings, the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall. The project, part of the STEM@DRAKE initiative, is the second in Iowa to earn the Two Green Globes rating, and the first on Drake University’s...