July 2016 Message

State Fair

"For 11 days every August, Des Moines hosts the Iowa State Fair which sees over 100, 000 people daily.  As a major sponsor of the Iowa State Fair, Drake University is provided a booth inside the Varied Industries Building all 11 days and outside for one day to host "Drake Day".  This is a special time of the year for Drake because of the university's commitment to community engagement.  Through out all 11 days, university faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners and valued friends come together to staff wonderfully decorated booths to invite the public to connect with the community Drake University has established as Des Moines' university.

Drake University will be available all 11 days of the Iowa State Fair from 9am to 9pm, August 11th-21st.  If you are in Des Moines during this time, please join us on the state fair grounds in the Varied Industries Building and outside August 12th on the Grand Concourse." 


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December 8, 2017
After a campaign season brimming with politicians and pundits, Drake students cast their votes at an exceptionally high rate in the 2016 presidential election.