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CPHS Adapts Annual BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare Summer Camp to a Virtual Format

CPHS Adapts Annual BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare Summer Camp to a Virtual Format

The COVID pandemic did not stop the CPHS from holding its annual BullD.O.G.S. (Drake Opportunities for Gaining Skills) in Healthcare camp.  While the camp transitioned to a virtual experience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, students were able to have fun while exploring career pathways in health care.   The BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare program introduces high school students...

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Professor adapts to student feedback

Professor adapts to student feedback

To adapt his calculus class to remote teaching, the first thing Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enes Akbuga did was listen to his students. “I prepared an online survey to ask students their preferences on instruction type—whether instruction should be in a live session or prerecorded so students could watch it on their own time,” Akbuga...

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Students continue interviews with top employers

Students continue interviews with top employers

Drake connects its students to working professionals; it’s an element of the Power of Community in the Drake Commitment. For example, every spring sophomore and transfer business students in the Business 002 class participate in mock interviews with working professionals from leading employers. Even with the pandemic, the interviews moved forward in spring 2020. Thirty-six...

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BizTalk: Engaging with business leaders remotely

BizTalk: Engaging with business leaders remotely

In an average semester, there is no shortage of Drake-sponsored events and professional development resources. Following a day of classes, Drake students, faculty, and staff can be found attending an evening lecture, workshop, fine arts performance, athletic event, or trivia night. So, when classes moved to a remote format for the remainder of the Spring...

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Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three Drake University students were recognized by the 2020–2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Two students were named finalists while a third will be an alternate in what is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. A finalist is an applicant who was approved by the host country and offered a Fulbright...

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Celebrating Juneteenth—Friday, June 19

Celebrating Juneteenth—Friday, June 19

President Marty Martin announced today that this Friday, June 19, will be an official holiday at Drake University so that the campus community can observe Juneteenth.Read the full message below. This Friday will mark the 155th celebration of “Juneteenth,” an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It was on June...

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Professor Ed Bell nears finish line of his Drake career

Professor Ed Bell nears finish line of his Drake career

Ed Bell, professor of pharmacy practice, is retiring on June 30, 2020, after 30 years of service to Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Bell received his B.S. and Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He joined CPHS and Blank Children’s Hospital in the fall of 1989. “I found the...

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Drake University statement on state legislation targeting use of SAVE funds

Drake University statement on state legislation targeting use of SAVE funds

The following is a statement from Drake University in response to legislation approved by the Iowa Senate to change the law in regard to approving school district athletic facilities: “It is surprising and extremely disappointing that state legislators have chosen to usurp a unanimous decision made by locally elected school board members and retroactively change...