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The skill of starting from scratch

The skill of starting from scratch

Transforming ambitious students into entrepreneurs A bold, yet practical vision. An evolving set of skills. The drive, and confidence, to succeed. These are among the assets of an entrepreneur; and there are myriad opportunities to acquire and develop them at Drake University. Brandon Clark, LW’10, has had the ambition required to start his own business […]

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Jazz immersion

Jazz immersion

The Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, which opened in winter 2010, allows students of all interests and majors to perform, book musical acts, learn musical production techniques, and enjoy concerts by local and national musicians. The 4,600-square-foot facility adjoining the Harmon Fine Arts Center features a practice and performance hall, a jazz gallery, piano alcove and state-of-the-art recording studio.

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Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions

Winners of the Annual Provost Purchase Award for original student artwork add not only color, charm and life to this grand old building, but a sense of balance — demonstrating Drake’s eagerness to embrace progress while cherishing tradition and convention.

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Finding her way

Finding her way

With a passion for people and for learning, Danielle Ford, a 2011 Drake graduate, says she knew a job in health care was for her. “I’ve always envisioned myself around people, and what better way to be around people than to help them,” she says. “Plus, I love learning and school. The health care field is always evolving, so I will always be learning.”

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A Beauty Contest with Drooling Contestants

A Beauty Contest with Drooling Contestants

The Beautiful Bulldog Contest, a Drake Relays tradition entering its 32nd year, was the first of its kind in the nation and continues to be a model for imitators from several states.

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The Campus Experience — From Those Living It

The Campus Experience — From Those Living It

Four years. It’s not long, but this short time can mean everything to college students hoping to discover and solidify their place in the world. Choosing where to spend this formative period is of the utmost importance — and it’s rarely an easy decision to make. Drake’s admission staff hosts personal visits, online chats, campus […]

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