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Dr. Kevin Lam

Dream to Teach Students Visit School of Education

Since its inception in 2014, the Dream to Teach program at Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) has introduced minority students to a profession where minorities are largely underrepresented. Dream to Teach has chapters in seven of the 10 district middle schools and all five of the district’s high schools. The Dream to Teach program introduces...

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Drake University’s online master’s programs recognized among best in nation

Two business degrees ranked in the top 100 in their categories and received the highest rank of any school in the state U.S. News & World Report released its 2022 Best Online Programs rankings today (Jan. 25), and three of Drake University’s online graduate degrees were recognized as one of the best in the nation:...

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Drake Talented and Gifted Endorsement in South Africa

Drake Talented and Gifted Endorsement in South Africa

The Drake TAG online endorsement program is being extended to South Africa. Emeritus Professor Sally Beisser developed the program with Dr. Angela James, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This partnership developed out of a Drake International Program. Service-learning projects were organized with area universities and this project took shape as a result....

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New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

Tune in to Front Row at Drake every Thursday night to connect and witness the talents of Drake students, faculty, and staff Starved for collegiate sports, music, or art? Drake University is bringing them to you every Thursday night with the new Front Row at Drake series. Tomorrow night, Dec. 3, 2020, the University will...

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New program guarantees admission for DMACC transfer students to Drake

DMACC students enrolled in Drake Admission Partnership Program also receive student advisor, Drake email address and Drake student ID A new program will help Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students complete an undergraduate degree at Drake University. DMACC students enrolled in the Drake Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) will receive guaranteed admission to Drake after...

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Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake University is one of the nation’s leading universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The 2021 edition of Best Colleges places Drake 124th among 389 of the nation’s most elite private and public doctoral institutions, advancing six spots from last year’s rankings. This is the second year U.S. News...

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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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School of Education professor brings “Game of Thrones” theme to virtual classroom

School of Education professor brings “Game of Thrones” theme to virtual classroom

The ethics of “Game of Thrones” was the theme of Associate Professor of Education Cris Wildermuth’s spring 2020 course in the Master of Science in Leadership Development program. In the course, students run simulations, participate in group activities and hold discussions around ethical dilemmas encountered by leaders in “Game of Thrones” and in real life....

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School of Education professor inspired by students’ resiliency in pandemic

School of Education professor inspired by students’ resiliency in pandemic

Assistant Professor of Literacy and Early Childhood Education Jen Thoma knows her students have other things going on in their lives. “Some of my students are parents,” said Thoma. “Some work jobs to pay tuition or support their families. Some are in living places without internet or adequate technology. I am amazed at their strength.”...

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Drake University

DSM tutor connection helps match K-12 students with college-aged tutors

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has partnered with Drake University to provide a tutoring service to Greater Des Moines (DSM) K-12 students called the DSM Tutor Connection. DSM Tutor Connection is a web-based platform that connects families seeking tutoring for their children with Drake students pursuing education degrees who are interested in providing these services....