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Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni recognized at Health Professions Day

Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni recognized at Health Professions Day

The College’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards were presented at Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day) on February 25, 2021. This year’s outstanding alumni included Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients James Grunert, and Sarah (Dean) Shetler, and Alumni Award Recipients, Tommy Bramley, and Siva Kasinithan.  “Our 2021 Alumni Achievement Awardees are a distinguished group of individuals with many achievements,” said Renae Chesnut, dean of the college. “Their...

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Reimagining work with Christine Bader

Reimagining work with Christine Bader

Through the generous support of the Essman Family Business Innovation Fund, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) invites you to attend virtual presentations regarding reimagining work by world-renowned speaker Christine Bader on March 12 and 19, 2021 (both sessions are from 11 a.m. to noon CST). Christine was Amazon’s first director of...

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Pharmacy Students Train Drake Public Safety in Use of Naloxone

Pharmacy Students Train Drake Public Safety in Use of Naloxone

Phi Lambda Sigma, a professional leadership society for PharmD students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) at Drake University, implemented an initiative to train Drake Public Safety Officers on the use of Naloxone in the case of suspected drug overdoses. Phi Lambda Sigma obtained Naloxone kits through two grant programs: the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Tele-Naloxone Project and the Adapt...

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Eighteen Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Eighteen Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Nearly half of the honorees on this year’s “Forty Under 40” list by the Des Moines Business Record have Drake University ties.   Seventeen Drake alumni and one staff member were named to the list of local business leaders, under the age of 40, who have shown “impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement,” according to the publication.  “This list is a testament to the meaningful impact Drake alumni, faculty,...

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Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University will stream its long-awaited online musical Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown Feb. 25–March 11. The performance can be viewed for $2 plus a streaming fee. Watch video.  Songs for a New World was originally scheduled to debut in Spring 2020, but due to COVID-19, rehearsals were delayed until this year.   Due to the pandemic, Drake Theatre reimagined how students rehearse and perform Songs for a New World while maintaining students’ well-being.   Although the cast will not be performing live to a large in-person audience, the production was recorded through a single camera for...

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Hy-Vee, Polk County Health Department, and Drake University partner to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Polk County educators on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

Hy-Vee, Polk County Health Department, and Drake University partner to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Polk County educators on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

Appointments Are Required and Must be Made Online In Advance Hy-Vee, Inc., and Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced today that they are partnering with the Polk County Health Department and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for approximately 1,000 Polk County educators, including PK-12...

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Black History Month events

Black History Month events

Join Drake University in celebrating Black History Month Black History Month is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of Black Americans, Black culture, and renew our resilience and solidarity in the face of current challenges. Drake University is celebrating Black History Month by encouraging members of the campus community and beyond to take...

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Drake CPHS Assists With COVID-19 Vaccinations

Drake CPHS Assists With COVID-19 Vaccinations

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) and Hy-Vee have partnered to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Polk County, Iowa residents. The vaccinations are administered by appointment at the Harkin Institute’s new building at 2800 University Ave. Several days each week.  The partnership is a testament to the commitment of the CPHS and Hy-Vee to help the community overcome the pandemic. Hy-Vee is providing the supplies and administration support needed for the campus...

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Truth Will Have the Final Word

Truth Will Have the Final Word

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, December 10, 1964 Dear students and colleagues, I was born in December of 1961 during my father’s last year at the University of Kentucky College of Law. After graduation that following...

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Nikole Hannah-Jones to Headline Virtual Discussions on Racial Oppression

Nikole Hannah-Jones to Headline Virtual Discussions on Racial Oppression

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s 1619 Project will also be featured in a seven-week series on racial equity Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and Iowa-native Nikole Hannah-Jones will deliver the spring Sussman Lecture on April 8, as part of a community-wide dialogue about systemic oppression and racial equity. The Sussman Lecture is free and open to the...