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Drake University actuarial students are first US student team to win international case competition

Drake University actuarial students are first US student team to win international case competition

A team of five students in Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration took first place in the Society of Actuaries Student Research Case Study Challenge, an international competition that involved 63 teams of actuarial students from colleges and universities worldwide. It is the first time a team from the United States has won...

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Keys to Excellence series announces 2019-2020 concert season

The Keys to Excellence Piano Series will return to Drake University in Fall 2019 for its 2019–2020 concert season. The series will host world-renowned pianists, including Drake University’s very own Nicholas Roth, professor of piano. The artists will perform concerts and give masterclasses, which are free and open to the public. Concert Schedule ROBERT WEIRICH –...

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Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming production of Sunday On the Rocks brings to the stage a work of theatre based in the empowerment of women. The play will be performed in the William S.E. Coleman Theatre in the Harmon Fine Arts Center from May 2­–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is...

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Beau and his family of Drake grads wins 40th Beautiful Bulldog Contest

You can’t spell “Beautiful” without “Beau.” The three-year-old Bulldog from Urbandale took the crown in the 40th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest presented by Sammons Financial Group. The English bulldog won the judges over with his winning personality, easygoing temperament, and beautiful appearance. His owners, TJ and Angela McKenzie and three children were all proudly showing...

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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 success of Drake University PharmD graduates in the first round of the ASHP Residency Match has continued through the second and final match phase. Out of 56 participants, 49 PharmD Class of 2019 graduates have matched with a residency. Drake’s overall 87.5 percent match rate far exceeds the national average of 64.38% percent, placing...

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Zenith Chamber Music Festival Announces 2019 Season; Moves to week of June 3rd

Zenith Chamber Music Festival Announces 2019 Season; Moves to week of June 3rd

The Festival takes place June 4–8 with internationally-recognized musicians and Iowa local artists Drake University is pleased to announce the fifth season of the Zenith Chamber Music Festival, June 4–8, 2019. The Zenith Chamber Music Festival is a family-friendly, annual summer concert series that brings world-class musicians to Central Iowa. For the last four years,...

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Drake Actuarial Science students place second in 2019 Humana Actuarial Case Competition

Drake Actuarial Science students place second in 2019 Humana Actuarial Case Competition

A team of four actuarial science students from Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration placed second in the Humana Actuarial Case Competition March 27–29 in Louisville, Ky. In its first year, the competition aims to bring together top actuarial students from around the country to tackle a real-world problem facing the insurance industry....

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Beautiful Bulldog Contest Announces Sponsor

Beautiful Bulldog Contest Announces Sponsor

Drake University is proud to announce Sammons Financial Group (SFG) as the presenting sponsor for the Beautiful Bulldog Contest®. This unique Drake Relays Week event is celebrating a milestone year. The 40th annual contest will take place Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in The Knapp Center at Drake University, and will feature 40 dogs...