Call for submissions: Front Row on Thursday Night

The first segment of Front Row will debut Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. and feature Drake’s Jazz One ensemble. Be sure to tune in via Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

In an effort to stay connected with our Bulldog community while we are working and learning remotely, Drake is excited to announce Front Row on Thursday Night, a weekly virtual presentation to highlight the many aspects of our community. This weekly showcase will feature faculty, staff, and students from all colleges, departments, and talents on Drake University’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube).

To produce content each week, we are putting out a call for recorded video submissions from any member of the Drake community. Videos can include athletic, academic, and artistic components, and should focus on members of the Drake community. Videos can be submitted from any college, school, or department, and showcase anything from a research project, to a fine arts performance, to an athletic event. Videos should be between 5 and 30 minutes long, and if filmed on a phone, must be recorded horizontally. Student extracurricular groups are also encouraged to apply, but must comply with the DrakeTogether COVID-19 guidelines.

Please submit your video using Upload and send your file for free to Ashton Hockman, assistant director of communications, at Submit your video at least one week prior to when you want it to stream.

Although COVID-19 has presented many unanticipated obstacles this school year, we are proud of what our Drake community has accomplished during these challenging times, and we look forward to seeing the many talents of our faculty, staff, and students.