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Deputy Provost Raylene Rospond resigns after 17 successful years at Drake

Raylene Rospond’s strong work ethic and leadership skills have been invaluable to Drake University since joining the faculty in 1997 as associate professor and associate dean. She quickly advanced in her responsibilities, becoming chair of the pharmacy practice department in 1999. In 2003, she assumed the role of dean of the College of Pharmacy and...


The Drake Chamber Choir tours England

The Drake Chamber Choir spent more than ten days touring England in January, where they sang in some of the country’s most prestigious performing venues, including sites in Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Ely, Coventry, and Gloucester. In London, the 30-voice ensemble performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, where they represented the United States in...


CBPA announces School of Actuarial Science

Building on its reputation as home to one of the top actuarial science programs in the nation, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is introducing the School of Actuarial Science, which will be operative starting in August 2015. The Drake University Board of Trustees approved the CBPA National Advisory Council’s (NAC) recommendation...


New endowed fund provides global experiential learning

Madeline Goebel, a sophomore studying international relations with a focus in African studies, will travel to Yaoundé, Cameroon, off the west coast of Africa this spring to participate in an Independent Study Project through an organization called SIT World Learning. Her research will focus on microfinance in Cameroon. “I have wanted to travel to an...


J-Term on campus

For three weeks in January, Drake students and faculty engaged in intensive focused learning opportunities around the world as part of the University’s second January Term (J-Term). While more than 200 students chose to participate in courses abroad, more than 800 students explored a world of opportunities right here on Drake’s campus. From synthetic biology...


From Drake Bulldog to Chicago Bear

If you were lucky enough to attend a Chicago Bears game at Solider Field this season, you saw firsthand the video editing work of Cameron Good. Good, JO’13, was hired as seasonal video editor for the Chicago Bears in 2013, and his content airs on the video boards during every home game. Working for the...


88-year-old Drake alumnus shares war stories on global stage

The Internet can be a treasure trove of cat videos, celebrity gossip, and photos of today’s lunch. But among the frivolity, deeply human exchanges emerge—the sharing of experience and wisdom that may have never surfaced if not for the curiosity of Web surfers around the world. Such is the revelatory connection that Robert Wayne Heideman,...


Old School Photo: The 1962 Cheer Team

These six cheerleaders made up the entire cheerleading squad during the 1962-1963 academic year. Today, there are more than 21 members of the Drake Cheer Team—18 women and three men. But, that’s not the only difference between then and now. Notice the team’s uniform? The bulldog doesn’t look like what we’re familiar with today. And,...

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