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Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

As the fall semester picks up steam at Drake University, students are effusive in their praise of Drake’s two new academic buildings. Collier-Scripps Hall and the Science Connector Building opened this fall as the centerpiece of Drake’s $52 million STEM@DRAKE initiative.

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Sally Beisser Chosen as a Levitt Distinguished Professor

The Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professorship has long been an important way to recognize and reward superior performance by Drake University faculty members.  Only one new Levitt Professor was selected this year, and it was given to Sally Beisser, Professor in the School of Education.   The criteria for selection included teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by...

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Counselor Education Program Recognized

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association honored the Counselor Education Program in the School of Education for their continued support of the organization. Their note stated, “Drake has produced some very active therapists who have contributed a great deal to our organization. Drake has promoted and encouraged membership and activities that we have hosted and we...

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Continual Improvement Network Grows and Expands

Completing the fourth session of its inaugural year, the Drake Continual Improvement Network has welcomed and engaged 193 educational leaders from across the state of Iowa in learning about the science and practice of continual improvement.  Guest speakers have included Dr. Patrica Greco, Superintendent of Menomonee Falls, WI; David Langford of Langford International; Jim Shipley of...

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Motherboard To Mortar Board

Earning a graduate degree while working full-time and raising a child can be a challenge. It’s even more complicated when you take classes in Des Moines and live in Los Angeles. One student has made it work.

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Ullem, Zimpleman to receive honorary degrees during Drake commencement

Ullem, Zimpleman to receive honorary degrees during Drake commencement

Drake University will award 1,199 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony will be the presentation of honorary degrees to Benjamin B. Ullem and Larry D. Zimpleman.