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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:...

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Paul and Claudia Schickler Donate $5M to Drake University

Paul and Claudia Schickler Donate $5M to Drake University

The unique and generous gift will benefit rural communities and Drake athletics October 22, 2019 – DES MOINES, Iowa – Former DuPont Pioneer president and Drake University trustee and alumnus Paul Schickler and his wife, Claudia Schickler, are investing $5 million in two communities close to the couple’s hearts: rural America and Drake University athletics....

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Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present poet and educator Denice Frohman

Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present poet and educator Denice Frohman

Denice Frohman, a poet, performer, and educator from New York, will speak at Drake on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Cowles Library Reading Room. The event will kick off the Drake English department’s annual Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series. All events in the series are free and open to the public. Frohman...

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U.S. Senate and Governor declare National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week

U.S. Senate and Governor declare National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University, home of CHARACTER COUNTS!, is proud to declare October 20–26, 2019 as National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. This annual recognition, dating to 1993, was initially created and continues to be bolstered by the United States Senate’s passage of a joint resolution declaring the third full week...

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Drake University Ferguson event to host legendary pianist, Sergei Babayan

Drake University Ferguson event to host legendary pianist, Sergei Babayan

Drake University proudly presents world-renowned pianist Sergei Babayan as the 2019 Edwin Earle Ferguson event artist. The solo concert will take place Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert program features the following works, all by Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1Valse in C-sharp...

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Drake ranked highly in its first year as a ‘National University’ in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges survey

Drake ranked highly in its first year as a ‘National University’ in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges survey

Drake University made its debut in the “National Universities” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges survey, ranking among the top third of the nation’s most prestigious universities. U.S. News places Drake at #130 among 402 of the nation’s elite private and public doctoral institutions, a list that includes Princeton, Harvard, Columbia,...

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Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake University Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Electra is taking an old story and putting a contemporary and political spin on it. Electra, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts John Graham, runs Thursday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will...