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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...

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Rehabilitation Counseling Program Rated a Best Graduate School for Health

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Rated a Best Graduate School for Health

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program offered through the School of Education at Drake University was recently rated as one of the Best Graduate Schools for Health according to the U.S.News and World Report. This ranking is based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to administrators and faculty of accredited degree programs. Respondents rated the...

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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...