News & notes

March 11, 2009 —

I hope this blog finds all you readers enjoying your week and being productive. I know there’s a lot going on at DMU as students tie up loose ends before spring break. We have a group of 24 students/staff/faculty spending their spring break in El Salvador giving care to those in need. Stay tuned for their reports when they get back!

For now, here’s a few things for you to check out:

Read about alum, now professor, Dr. Mike Lee‘s recognition with a recent ACFAS honor.

Or learn about colorectal cancer from Dr. Roberta Wattleworth, terrific professor and DMU all-star.

Check out DMU’s partnership with Drake to offer joint degrees for a health law career!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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