Upcoming Events

MLK Day of Service

Join a free community meal, dialogue and service project in celebration of the MLK Day of Service Jan. 26 from 5:30-7:30pm at First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., in Des Moines. 

Participants will have the opportunity to create and take home a starter kit for growing plants at home. Those who are able are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food and household items to be donated to the Drake Area Impact Food Pantry.

The project is open to all and is sponsored by Sprout Garden, NextCourse Food Recovery, and Drake's Office of Community Engaged Learning. 

Thank you to Iowa Campus Compact for providing a MLK Day of Service grant to support this project. 

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-day-of-service-tickets-30137583323.


Annual Events

Halloween Hoops 
Family friendly trick-or-treat event for local Des Moines kids ages 2-12
Organizers: Law School Public Service Scholars
When: late October, 6-8pm at the Bell Center

Campus Giving Campaign
What: Annual Campaign to support the United Way and Iowa Shares
When: First two weeks in November

Poverty Simulation
The Poverty Simulation is meant to help sensitize participants to the struggles people in poverty face on a daily basis. We host two poverty simulations each year for College of Pharmacy P2 students.
When: early November

Adult Spelling Bee
Annual fundraiser to support the Drake Adult Literacy Center
When: mid November 

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 17-21

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Organizers:Law School Public Service Scholars and the Christian Legal Society
What: A community Easter Egg Hunter for local Des Moines kids ages 2-12.
When: Saturday before Easter

Experiential Learning & Engaged Citizen Showcase
Organizers: The Experiential Learning Council
What: The Experiential Learning Council recognizes faculty, staff, students, and community partners who practice excellence in the area of experiential education. The Showcase is an opportuity for students to present and discuss their experiences and receive recognition for their work.
When: Mid April

Relays Downtown Street Painting
What: Downtown Street Painting allows business, nonprofit and community organizations to celebrate the Drake Relays and participate in the historic tradition of street painting. Businesses, non-profits and community organizations are invited to paint a sidewalk square on Court Avenue which will remain painted all year and be viewed by the thousands who enjoy the activities that take place downtown throughout the year.
When: Wednesday before Relays

University News
February 24, 2017
Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences honored four outstanding alumni during a ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 23, in Sheslow Auditorium.