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

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....

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Counseling Education Student Presents at Conference

Counseling Education Student Presents at Conference

Counseling Education student, Renu Suddapalli, recently presented her academic work at a conference. Suddapalli presented at the Race Challenge Conference held in October at Boston College. The theme of the 2019 conference was, “Race, Culture, & White Heterosexual Male Privilege (WHMP): Survival, Resistance, and Healing in the Current Social Climate.” The conference is sponsored by the Institute...

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Continuing Education and Professional Development Department wins United States Distance Learning Association award.

Continuing Education and Professional Development Department wins United States Distance Learning Association award.

The School of Education’s Continuing Education and Professional Development Department (CEPD) has won the United States Distance Learning Association’s prestigious 2020 Impact Award. The Impact Award honors outstanding projects featuring significant impact, reach, and understanding of diverse cultures, originating either in the U.S. or internationally; and extending across two or more organizations. This award is...

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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...

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Education for a Lifetime: Dean Janet McMahill’s 30+ Years at Drake University

Education for a Lifetime: Dean Janet McMahill’s 30+ Years at Drake University

Before Janet McMahill joined the faculty at Drake University, she had been a scholarship chairman, chaplain and secretary of Alpha Phi sorority, Panhel Rush secretary, candidate for Greek Week Queen, and a Miss Drake Finalist. She also served on Drake’s National Alumni Association Board of Directors; was selected for the leadership honor society Mortar Board...

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Dr. Beisser Hosting Pre-Conference Workshop

Dr. Beisser Hosting Pre-Conference Workshop

Sally Beiser, Talented and Gifted Professor, will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on October 13th for the Iowa Talented & Gifted Association’s Annual Fall Conference. The conference, held on October 14th-15th, will offer a variety of keynote speakers and breakout sessions to both general and special education teachers. Dr. Beisser’s workshop is centered around the...