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Drake University’s School of Accounting introduces graduate-level scholarships to support diversity and not-for-profit work

Drake University’s School of Accounting introduces graduate-level scholarships to support diversity and not-for-profit work

Drake University’s School of Accounting announced two new scholarships to promote diversity and not-for-profit work in the accounting field. The scholarships, totaling $2,500 each, will be available to qualifying students pursuing Master of Accounting degrees. “These scholarships aim to reduce barriers for students from underrepresented groups who want to advance in the accounting field and...

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Drake University and Institute of World Politics form partnership for international affairs education

Drake University and Institute of World Politics form partnership for international affairs education

Drake University signed a new memorandum of understanding with The Institute of World Politics (IWP), an independent graduate school for students pursuing careers in statecraft, national security, intelligence, and global affairs. IWP has campuses in Washington, D.C. and Reston, Virginia. As part of this new partnership, Drake University students are now eligible for early admission to IWP’s...

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Drake’s RaySociety to be renamed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Drake University

Drake’s RaySociety to be renamed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Drake University

Drake University’s lifelong learning organization known as the RaySociety received a $100,000 grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation to strengthen and expand its programming. As a result, the RaySociety will be renamed the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Drake University. The name change signifies its inclusion as one of 125 lifelong learning institutes on...

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Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University is pleased to announce that its Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program has earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The council accredited the program for five years, the maximum amount allowed for initial accreditation. The program demonstrated compliance with all accreditation standards and was recognized in the areas of experiential learning, faculty, medical directors, unique interprofessional learning opportunities, and support...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the Fall 2021 Bucksbaum Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the Fall 2021 Bucksbaum Lecture

The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series is returning to Drake University in-person this fall with presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The lecture will take place Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Details regarding health and safety protocols...

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Drake Law Associate Dean John Edwards inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame

Drake Law Associate Dean John Edwards inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame

John Edwards is one of three recipients of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 2021 Hall of Fame Award. Edwards is associate dean for information resources and technology, director of the law library, professor of law and director of legal research at Drake Law School. The Hall of Fame Award was established in 2009...

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Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be honored during six in-person, socially distanced ceremonies Drake University will hold its 150th commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety measures, May 14–15. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been moved indoors to the Knapp Center due to forecasted...

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Drake’s ASHP Residency Match Rate #1 in Midwest, #3 in Nation

Drake’s ASHP Residency Match Rate #1 in Midwest, #3 in Nation

The Drake University PharmD Class of 2021 graduates continue a tradition of success in the ASHP Residency Match. Out of 53 participants in 2021, 43 PharmD graduates matched with a residency. Drake’s overall 81.13 percent match rate far exceeds the national average of 64.95 percent, placing the University 1st among all Midwest private programs and 3rd among all pharmacy programs in the Midwest. Nationally, we are placed 3rd among private programs and 12th among all 142...