February 2016 Message to Parents


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Just over 1100 students participated in J-Term 2016.  Of those students, approximately 200 were enrolled in 12 domestic or international travel seminars.  This included seminars that studied either Theatre or Gothic Literature in London, Urban Society and Poverty in either New York City or Mexico, Eastern Religions in India, Cultural Diversity and Education in either Ghana or Hawaii, Environmental Issues in either Belize or Rwanda, Leadership in the Bahamas or corporate growth in Chile. Those who stayed on-campus participated in over 75 courses and independent studies on topics that included Winter Bird Ecology, Virtual Reality, The Recorded Music Industry, Adolescent Fiction, Robot Programming, the Cold War, Sports Medicine, the Iowa Caucuses and Classic American Film.  As has been the case in previous years, the Theater Department put together and staged a production during J-Term, this year Side by Side by Sondheim. 

The J-Term Fair for 2017 will be on Monday, March 7.  This is an opportunity for students to gather information about courses that will be available in 2017.  This is particularly helpful for those interested in travel seminars as we will have preliminary cost estimates available.  Students pay costs for travel, and those living in the residence halls pay a J-Term room and board fee, but full time undergraduate and pharmacy students, as determined by spring 2017 enrollment, can take up to 3 credits in J-Term without paying additional tuition. 

Students register for J-term when they register for Fall 2016 courses. 

For additional information about J-Term, go to the J-Term website.  http://www.drake.edu/dc/j-termexperience/  The information on the site will be shifted from 2016 to 2017 as the information is developed, but the basics will remain the same.  

University News
September 28, 2016
Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
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