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School of Education Partnership with Kosovo

Dr. Sally Beisser and Dr. Jennifer Thoma from the Drake University School of Education (SOE) are traveling to Kosovo March 1-8 in continuation of the partnership between Drake University and the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST). Dr. Beisser and Dr. Thoma will conduct professional development workshops in contemporary teaching methods for faculty...

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Outstanding Educator of the Year Award Granted to Kruse

Dr. Jerrid Kruse, Associate Professor of Education, was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year by the Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE). The award was announced at ASTE’s annual international conference held in Savannah, Georgia on January 3-5. The award is chosen based on six criteria: (1) Competency in Teaching,...

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Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University has signed an agreement, effective immediately, that will ease the transfer process for students moving from Iowa’s community colleges to Drake. Under the articulation agreement, Iowa community college students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of courses and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 can transfer to Drake University with all...

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Drake University awarded Two Green Globes rating for new buildings

Drake University awarded Two Green Globes rating for new buildings

Drake University is pleased to announce that it earned a rating of Two Green Globes for the construction of its newest academic buildings, the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall. The project, part of the STEM@DRAKE initiative, is the second in Iowa to earn the Two Green Globes rating, and the first on Drake University’s...

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Mental health TV show—brainchild of Drake graduate student—finds funding

On behalf of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, Drake University School of Education graduate student Ramona Wink earned a $10,000 award from the 100+ Women Who Care non-profit organization. These funds will be used to create a TV show dedicated to mental health awareness that Wink has initiated. Wink is working toward her master’s...

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Undocumented to Hyperdocumented: The Power of Documentation

Assistant professor, Aurora Chang, will speak about undocumented students on April 4 at 7 p.m in Olin Hall, Room 101.  One of the strategies that undocumented students have employed to “earn” citizenship is to academically achieve. In this talk, Aurora Chang, assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, shares the lessons she has learned on her journey/transition...