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STEM Festival Success

The South Central Iowa STEM hub, housed at Drake University, partnered with DMACC Ankeny to host a STEM festival for students in third through eighth grade.  The event took place Monday night, October 19 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny campus. There were 181 exhibitors providing a wide range of activities with...


School of Education Graduates Make a Difference in Ghana

Two School of Education graduates have made their home in Ghana.  Mary Stang, BSE ’15 and Anna Suminski, BSE ’15 are moving to the village of Askiuma to help locals get the school up and running.  They are working with Kingdom Cares Community School.  The KCC School recently opened in January, 2015 and has over...


TECH Talks Scheduled

The doctoral class, Technology and Leadership, will be putting on TECH Talks from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 17 in the Sussman Theater on Drake University’s campus. These TECH Talks are modeled after the popular TED Talks though the focus will be specifically on technology and leadership. Each talk will be 10 minutes...


SOE Graduate Speaks at Parents Weekend

Parents and Family Weekend is an annual opportunity to showcase Drake to family and friends.  Students can connect with family members, introduce them to new friends and show what Drake University has to offer.  Families can experience everything from athletics to improv, cookouts to live music. This year, as part of the festivities, Kate Evans of...


Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development

Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement” was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn...