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Bringing Healthy Back

Bringing Healthy Back

New initiatives, recognition highlight University commitment to wellness Last fall, the Academy for a Healthy Iowa presented Drake University the “Healthy Iowa College/University Award,” recognizing a long-term, strategic commitment to physical, mental and emotional health on campus.  This month, Drake unveils its newest brick in the wellness wall: Underground Fitness. A brand new addition to […]

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Dress for Success Des Moines

Dress for Success Des Moines

Tucked away on the third floor of the Edna Griffin Building in downtown Des Moines is an elegant, little-known boutique called Dress for Success Des Moines. Appointed with fashionable women’s clothing and accessories, the shop is often its visitors’ first step toward economic independence.

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Prime-time politics

Prime-time politics

The Drake University community is preparing for a televised, prime time debate December 10 that will bring with it top presidential candidates, hundreds of journalists, crowds of voters and — perhaps most important — a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Competing in the next realm of research and treatment

Competing in the next realm of research and treatment

New Ellis Pharmacogenomics and Disease Prevention laboratories propel pharmacy and health sciences students to the cutting edge The healthcare landscape is changing and, with the exciting addition of two new laboratories, the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is poised to take a leadership role. In today’s “one size fits all” healthcare experience, […]

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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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