weekend plans?

April 15, 2009 —

Have you figured out what you’re doin this weekend? If not, let me make a few suggestions…

On Friday you can head to the Vaudeville Mews and catch some local bands. These aren’t just any bands, either… They’re partially the work of our multi-talented students!  Pumptown will play at 7 p.m….A folk/country/rock group made up by an Iowa family, you’ll enjoy them – make sure you cheer for D.O. student Amy Hynek!  Also The Lymphomaniacs will play. That band includes DMU students James Halgrimson, David Lindenberg, Herman Chiu, Alex Reynolds & Adam Lang! (Plus they’ve got a funny name!) Buy tickets at the door for $10 or now for $8 at IowaTix.

On Saturday, head over to DMU for the annual AIDS walk/run to raise money for the AIDS Project of Central Iowa. It’s a 5k through the beautiful DMU neighborhood. Sign up now!

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.