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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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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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School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

Lindsay Woodward, assistant professor of secondary literacy, has published a book entitled Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy for Diverse K-5 Classrooms. Woodward, along with co-authors Jamie Colwell of Old Dominion University and Amy Hutchison of Clemson University, recognized the need for elementary students to have opportunities to engage in the specific literacies related to math, science, social...

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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...