Upcoming Events

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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

Holiday Food Basket Collection
Faculty, staff and students collect non-perishable food items for Des Moines Community Action Agency
When: last two weeks in November and first week in December

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
December 2, 2016
Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.