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Drake University ranks among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Drake University ranks among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Drake University’s online business and education graduate programs have ranked among the top in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs rankings. The rankings assessed more than 350 schools and measured overall academic quality based on a variety of factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and...

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Members of the fall 2022 Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact announced by Drake’s College of Business

Members of the fall 2022 Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact announced by Drake’s College of Business

The third cohort of students to receive recognition for making service a priority during their college experience was announced today by Drake University’s College of Business. Nine undergraduate students performed and recorded at least 20 hours of community service during the Fall 2022 semester, as well as provided a reflection regarding how this volunteerism will...

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Drake OTD Faculty Hold AOTA Roster of Fellows Career Achievement Status 

Drake OTD Faculty Hold AOTA Roster of Fellows Career Achievement Status 

Three faculty members of Drake University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program hold the Roster of Fellows status in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Established in 1973, the Roster of Fellows Award (FAOTA) recognizes occupational therapists who – through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance – have made significant contributions over time to the...

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Hansen Completes Inclusive Teaching Fellowship 

Hansen Completes Inclusive Teaching Fellowship 

Anisa Hansen, clinical pharmacist and professor in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), completed the Lumen Circles Belonging and Inclusive Teaching Fellowship in the fall of 2022. Lumen Circles are faculty professional development experiences that use virtual learning communities to connect faculty members with peers and help them hone their expertise as...

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Youth Mindful Movement Program Launched by Drake OTD Department and Boys & Girls Club

Youth Mindful Movement Program Launched by Drake OTD Department and Boys & Girls Club

Faculty in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) department implemented a mindful movement and social-emotional life skills program for youth at the Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys and Girls Club on Drake University’s campus in the fall of 2022. The Move Mindfully and Build Bulldog Skills program will continue...

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Drake University commencement ceremony set for Saturday in the Knapp Center

Drake University commencement ceremony set for Saturday in the Knapp Center

Drake University will hold its 153rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. in the Knapp Center, located at 2525 Forest Avenue in Des Moines. The University will confer more than 300 degrees during the ceremony. Nicole Hunter, who is receiving her master’s degree in culturally responsive leadership and instruction from Drake’s School of...

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The Ray Center Receives Three Prairie Meadows Grants for 2022 Initiatives

Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino has awarded The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University three grants totaling nearly $62,000 to support initiatives that impact Iowans. “We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with Prairie Meadows. These grants provide valuable resources to Iowans and help promote good character, civility, and ethical leadership.” said Scott...

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Esfand Dinshaw, chief executive officer of Sammons Financial Group, recognized with Klugman Distinguished Alumni Award by Drake University

Esfand Dinshaw, chief executive officer of Sammons Financial Group, recognized with Klugman Distinguished Alumni Award by Drake University

The School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management at Drake University has presented the 2022 Stuart Klugman Distinguished Alumni Award to Esfand Dinshaw, chief executive officer of Sammons Financial Group. This award, named after a pioneer of Drake’s actuarial science program, recognizes Dinshaw’s nearly four-decade career in the insurance sector and his position as a respected...