Drake University College of Arts & Sciences
The mission of the College of Arts & Sciences is to provide an exceptional learning environment for students to develop the talents and skills necessary for personal and professional success. Combining a solid grounding in their major disciplines with an interdisciplinary approach to education, Arts & Sciences students learn, practice and value analysis, experimentation, creativity, and ethical action. In collaboration with the entire university, the College encourages students to assume responsibility for their education and to become engaged citizens on both the local and global levels.
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- Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences Kieran Williams, visiting assistant professor of politics at Drake University, was invited to give the annual Masaryk Lecture in London, U.K. on May 23, 2013. The lecture was created in honor of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Masaryk, and is typically delivered by historians. Williams was the first political scientist invited to give the lecture. Kieran Williams, visiting assistant professor of politics at Drake University, was invited to give the annual Masaryk Lecture in London, U.K. on May 23, 2013. The lecture was created in honor of th... Visiting professor of politics gives Masaryk Lecture in London 1 week 6 days ago.
- Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences Today we'll let Ellen DeGeneres to the talking to honor our soon to be graduates. "It was so important for me to loose everything because I found what the most important thing is. The most important thing is to be true to yourself. Ultimately tha't what got me to this place. I don't live in fear, I have no secrets and I know I will always be OK because no matter what, I know who I am. When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought success was to be famous, become a star, drive nice cars..." 4 weeks 6 days ago.
- Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences Lots of Arts & Sciences representation in the news today! Senior writing major Gabriell Butler and Dr. Melisa Klimaszewski are featured in the Des Moines Register regarding the launch of the Crew Scholars Program to recruit and retain African-American students at Drake, Dr. Tim Urness' mobile app development class is also highlighted in the Register, and Dr. Renee Cramer was quoted in the New York Times Fashion & Style section's cover story. Bravo, all of you! Making stylish gowns and baby bumps fit gracefully in the same sentence. Pregnancy Takes a Turn on the Red Carpet 4 weeks 6 days ago.
- Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences Today's featured graduation speech in honor of our fine grads-to-be: David Foster Wallace's "This Is Water" commencement address in a lovely short film. If you liked J.K. Rowling, we think you'll love this, too. "...the capital T truth is about life before death. It is about the real value of a real education which has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness, awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight around us all the time that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: this is water. This is water." You may have read David Foster Wallace’s “This Is Water” speech before, or heard it on tape, or maybe you were even at Kenyon College in 2005 when he gave it. But part of the point of the address is the importance of keeping things in mind: You don’t just... David Foster Wallace’s “This Is Water” Speech Is Now a Great Short Film 5 weeks 2 hours ago.
- Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences To honor our graduates who will walk across the stage in just a few days, we'd like to share some of our very favorite commencement speeches. For today: J.K. Rowling on The Fringe Benefits of Failure "If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice...if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, it will not be only your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped change. We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better." 5 weeks 1 day ago.