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Drake Municipal Observatory opens fall 2013 series Sept. 6

The Drake University Municipal Observatory will open its fall 2013 series, “We Are All Star Stuff,” this Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. Presentations will be held every Friday night through Oct. 25 at the Drake University Municipal Observatory, which is located on the Waveland Golf Course, 4908 University Ave. Each event in the series...

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Tibetan Monks to visit Drake University, create sand mandala

Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India will be on Drake University’s campus September 9–13, 2013, creating a sand mandala and participating in a series of special cultural events that are free and open to the public. The creation of the sand mandala is an artistic tradition for Tibetan Buddhists. The mandala...

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Drake hosts Kodaly Certification Course at Summer Music Institute

Over 40 adults participated in a two-week intensive course as part of the Summer Music Institute, which ended July 19 on the Drake campus. The Kodály Certification Course, led by Thomas Sletto, assistant professor of music education, is endorsed by the National Organization of American Kodály Educators. The Kodály Method, also referred to as the...

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First-year student receives top awards at educational theatre festival

Marissa Schuster, an entering first-year student at Drake University, won the top scholarship and first place in the monologue competition at the Educational Theatre Association’s Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb. More than 2,500 students and teachers gathered on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s campus in June for the Thespian Festival, a weeklong celebration of theatre that...

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Drake participates in FUTURE in Biomedicine program

Drake University student Amanda Marwitz and Adina Kilpatrick, assistant professor of physics, are engaging in a program that aims to strengthen undergraduate science education in Iowa. FUTURE (Fostering Undergraduate Talent – Uniting Research and Education) in Biomedicine allows select professors and undergraduates in Iowa to use the University of Iowa (UI) laboratories for research. Through...

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Middle school students attend App Camp at Drake University

On Monday, June 10, Drake University will kick off two, weeklong App Camps for middle school students. Participants will learn the basics of computer science through the development of Android application software in a series of interactive activities. “One of the main goals of the camp is to plant some seeds amongst the younger generation...

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Drake students receive Goldwater Foundation Scholarship and honorable mention

Drake University students John Emmons and Adam Riesselman are recent recipients of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship award, a prestigious scholarship for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Emmons and Riesselman were selected from more than 1,000 students nominated nationwide. Additionally, Zachary Kadow, also a Drake student, received an honorable...