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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...

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Drake University awarded Platinum Seal in 2019 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Drake University awarded Platinum Seal in 2019 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently hosted its second biennial awards ceremony where select higher education institutions, educators, and students were recognized for excellence in student voter engagement during the 2018 midterm elections. Award winners were selected for their exemplary leadership in supporting students form the habits of active and informed citizenship. Drake University...

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Keys to Excellence features Drake University professor

Keys to Excellence features Drake University professor

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission free. The performance features the following works: FRANZ SCHUBERT: Sonata in D Major, D. 850JOHANNES BRAHMS: Klavierstücke, Op....

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Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University students are getting a chance to grow and strengthen their acrobatic skills in the extravagant and magical musical, Pippin. Pippin, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Erin Horst, runs Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will start at 7:30...

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George Stephanopoulos to moderate CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast at Drake

George Stephanopoulos to moderate CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast at Drake

Drake University, once again, will serve as the local host site for CHINA Town Hall. The event will feature an interactive webcast moderated by George Stephanopoulos, former White House communications director to the Clinton administration. Stephanopoulos will be joined by expert panelists Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner. CHINA Town Hall is...

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New industry-university partnership brings BlueX: Technology Applied Learning to Drake students

New industry-university partnership brings BlueX: Technology Applied Learning to Drake students

Wellmark and Drake launch immersive four-year practicum for computer science program DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 11, 2019) — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake University today announced the launch of BlueXSM: Technology Applied Learning — an innovative, four-year practicum for students studying computer science and related disciplines. Beginning fall 2019, Wellmark technology professionals will...

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Meredith Family and Meredith Corporation Contribute $3 Million to Drake University

Meredith Family and Meredith Corporation Contribute $3 Million to Drake University

The E.T. Meredith Foundation and the Meredith Corporation Foundation are donating a combined $3 million to Drake University to revitalize Meredith Hall, which houses the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Drake SJMC). The Meredith family will donate $2 million and the Meredith Corporation Foundation—the charitable arm of Meredith Corporation—will donate $1 million....

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Drake actuarial science student awarded Casualty Actuarial Society Trust Scholarship

Drake actuarial science student awarded Casualty Actuarial Society Trust Scholarship

Jack Richards, a senior studying actuarial science in the College of Business and Public Administration, has been awarded $5,000 by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) through the organization’s 2019 Trust Scholarship Program. Jack has completed a total of three internships at Travelers Insurance, Farm Bureau Financial Services, and Deloitte Consulting. He is also a member...

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Keys to Excellence presents Carol lei Breckenridge in a Clavichord Recital

Keys to Excellence presents Carol lei Breckenridge in a Clavichord Recital

Carol lei Breckenridge, Professor Emerita of Central College, will present the next concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach and Franz Josef Haydn:...