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School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

Lindsay Woodward, assistant professor of secondary literacy, has published a book entitled Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy for Diverse K-5 Classrooms. Woodward, along with co-authors Jamie Colwell of Old Dominion University and Amy Hutchison of Clemson University, recognized the need for elementary students to have opportunities to engage in the specific literacies related to math, science, social...

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Assoc. Professor Grundmeyer presents at National Youth At-Risk Conference

Assoc. Professor Grundmeyer presents at National Youth At-Risk Conference

Trent Grundmeyer, associate professor of educational leadership from Drake’s School of Education recently presented at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference. His presentation, The Domino Effect: Lessons from the prison walls, focused on the program that goes into Iowa prisons and prompts those who work with at-risk youth to hear from incarcerated men and women. A highlight...

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Professor Alanah Mitchell Honored for Service

Professor Alanah Mitchell Honored for Service

Alanah Mitchell, associate professor of information systems and the department chair of information management and business analytics (IMBA) in the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), has been awarded the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Saundra Slaughter Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions of leadership and service to the profession and was presented...

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Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Renae Chesnut, dean of Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was the recipient of two prestigious awards at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) annual meeting July 21—25 in Boston. Chesnut received the James Robertson, Jr. Leadership Excellence in Student Services Award, and the inaugural Sustained Contribution to Administrative Practice in Pharmacy...

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Professor of Art and Design Researching Civil War Art

Professor of Art and Design Researching Civil War Art

Building on her scholarship on artwork about the American Civil War, Maura Lyons, professor of art and design at Drake University, is spending her summer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields, researching a painting in the collection called Our Flag. Her plan is to combine an art historical analysis of the painting...