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Video: Famous rock drummer shakes Sheslow

Kenny Aronoff didn’t become rock-and-roll’s most in-demand and influential drummer overnight. The lean 60-year-old from Massachusetts has contributed a signature combination of power and finesse to hits by John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Jon Bon Jovi, and a dizzying list of other iconic musicians, over many decades of perseverance and discipline. This fall, fresh from a...


Student Alumni Association creates new ways to connect

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is moving full speed ahead with new programs that will reward both current Drake students and alumni. The athletics department approached SAA to lead a school spirit initiative. SAA now oversees the Blue Crew, an audition-required group of students who help in various capacities with the Knapp Center’s student section...


Mobile in the Classroom

As the field of journalism continues to evolve and change, faculty and staff in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) are considering ways to implement new technology into already existing curricula. “There is no question that we are moving toward a mobile-first mind set. It is all good that we can produce something...


Drake grad holds the ingredients for success

Drake alumnus and longtime Board of Trustees member John Shufeldt, LA’82, reveals the formula for success in his new book, Ingredients of Outliers: A Recipe for Personal Achievement. Throughout the book, Shufeldt shares stories about the experiences and people who impacted him the most. He discusses failure and persistence, but also packs in plenty of...


J-Term continues leadership in Nassau

Drake students from a variety of disciplines are gearing up to take their learning abroad during Drake University’s 2014 January Term. Fourteen different travel seminars are being offered this year—some hitting new destinations and others returning to last year’s hot spots. It’s no surprise that Leadership at Sea—a course on leadership, seamanship, and Nassau—is one...


Drake holds public forum on Islamic finance

Focusing on Islamic finance, the Fall Finance Forum on Drake’s campus offered an opportunity for Drake students, individuals in the finance industry, and members of the Des Moines community to learn about this rapidly expanding industry. “The management of Islamic funds represents one of the fastest growing segments of the financial services industry, and Drake...


New clinical program helps Drake Law students and the community

The Drake Legal Clinic offers Drake University Law students the opportunity to apply their legal education and represent real clients in a first-class clinical setting. The clinic, which opened its doors more than 30 years ago, continually looks for ways to expand its programs to benefit Drake students and the Des Moines community. Most recently...


Three lessons from an internship in addiction treatment

Annette Haas doesn’t have much personal experience with addiction. Her only addiction—and it’s a stretch—is to education. “I’m a workaholic,” says Haas, a senior psychology and sociology major from Stockton, Ill. “I get too involved in too many things.” This is not a diagnosis she’s made on her own. Thinking through her various commitments’ impact...

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