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Professor William P. Dougherty to deliver 29th Stalnaker Lecture

William P. Dougherty, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Music at Drake University, will deliver the 29th Luther W. Stalnaker lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University, 2507 University Ave. His lecture, “Signs in Song,” will discuss the relationship between music and text. After an examination of intermediality...

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Comparison Project to discuss Buddhist philosophy of language on Oct. 3

The Comparison Project, the organization that brought the Tibetan Buddhist Monks to Drake’s campus earlier this month, will continue with their fall programming on Thursday, Oct. 3 with a lecture titled, “Ineffabilities and Conventional Truth in Jñānaśrimitra’s Buddhist Philosophy of Language.” Amy Donahue, assistant professor of philosophy at Kennesaw State University, will deliver the lecture...

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Drake professor receives Dissertation of the Year Award

Alyssa Samek, visiting professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was honored with the first annual Dissertation of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns within the National Communication Association. The GLBTQ Dissertation of the Year Award acknowledges one exceptional dissertation that is advancing GLBTQ communication. Samek is a first-year...

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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...