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NEW Iowa Financial Literacy Academy

Drake University School of Education (SOE) students will meet for the second time on October 25 as members of the new Iowa Financial Literacy Academy. Dr. Sally Beisser, SOE professor and Joanne Kuster, financial literacy educator and author, provide leadership for the academy based on the legacy of Maddie Levitt’s financial mentorship. This opportunity provides...

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WorkPlace Big Five Certification Opportunity

For the first time in Iowa, the Drake University School of Education is offering a Workplace Big Five Certification Program.  The program will be offered November 4-6 in the Pomerantz Conference Room in Olmstead Hall. The Workplace Big Five is a powerful tool designed to measure personality traits and capacity for competencies. This personality instrument...

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Retired Teacher Inspires SOE Students

Retired Des Moines Public School teacher, administrator, and Drake alum, Mr. John Ligouri, addressed Dr. Shelley Fairbairn’s Learning and Assessment students on Thursday, September 19 as part of the classroom management and motivation unit for the class. He discussed key principles that he refers to as “Rules of the Game,” as well as important concepts related...

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Bob Johansen to speak on leadership at Drake University

On Oct. 8, Bob Johansen, distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future, will deliver a lecture at Drake University on leadership in the 21st century. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave. Johansen will discuss the ten critical skills that define leadership today, suggesting that traditional leadership skills...

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Drake to co-sponsor public event on recovery with UnityPoint Health

On Sept. 5, Drake University and UnityPoint Health Des Moines will host a community forum and panel discussion on recovery. Discussion topics include community mental health, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders, and advocacy and reform efforts, among others. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Sussman...

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Recovery: A Community Forum and Panel Discussion

UnityPoint Health and Drake University are co-sponsoring a forum and panel discussion about Recovery. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in the Sussman Theater. For more information call 515-263-4004. The panel will discuss what “recovery” really means in mental health and addiction treatment.  Additional topics include: The Brain and Recovery...

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Leadership Courses Open

There is still time to pursue a Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) at Drake University this fall. Students can take up to 7 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student.  Students thus have the opportunity to try the program before officially applying. The following courses might be of interest: MSLD 242: Living, Learning...

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Adult Literacy Center Success Story

Michael Woods, 29, has dedicated 3 1/2 years to the Adult Literacy Center. He has been working with volunteer tutors to improve his reading level from third grade to post high school. Mike is now working with Tutor Bill Barnes to earn his high school equivalency (GED). Mike is a self-employed musician who has performed...

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New Statewide Online Education Job Posting System

The Iowa Department of Education recently announced the launch of a new online education job posting system, TeachIowa.gov, which simplifies the process of connecting teaching candidates with job openings, makes hiring and applying for jobs more efficient, and reduces costs. The system is provided at no charge to users. TeachIowa.gov allows candidates to view all...