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Apply today for PPDPT!

Usually $50, you can apply today to the post-professional doctor of physical therapy program at DMU for free! If you’ve thought of furthering your physical therapy career, this could be the time. Check out the admission requirements and consider application! You do not need to even be in Iowa to complete this program!

— Courtney Tompkins

A birthday cake big enough to feed an army

When the U.S. Army celebrated its 234th birthday at the Pentagon on June 12, DMU graduate Colonel Arthur Wittich, D.O., was there to cut the tank-sized cake. He earned the honor as the oldest soldier serving in the Army. “All the senior Army and Defense Department leaders were there,” he says. “It was pretty exciting.”

— Barb Boose

Sign up for a 5k walk/ run through beautiful DMU neighborhood

(Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to join Des Moines University (DMU) students, faculty, alumni and staff for a 5k through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU. The August 15 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the Des Moines University Academic Center […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday Recipes: Salsa and Guacamole

Friday Recipes: Salsa and Guacamole As the newest member of DMU’s marketing and communications team, I wanted to introduce myself, and what better way to get acquainted than with food! I’m a closet foodie. I love watching Top Chef and the Food Network, subscribe to Bon Appétit and can recommend the best restaurants in Des […]

— Andrea Cooley

School physicals at DMU

For many years Des Moines University has provided hundreds of free physicals for children in July. Do to some schedule changes, we are unable to offer this service this year. The next time we will offer free school/sports physicals on our campus will be April 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Gov. Branstad to visit Muscatine July 6

(Des Moines, Iowa) – He served the state for 16 years as governor, is now president of Iowa’s only osteopathic medical school and will soon be in town to speak to you. Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Muscatine on July 6 to speak to the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to contribute to DMU’s literary journal

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) is the largest medical school in Iowa — not necessarily a school you’d expect to produce a literary journal. Now in its third year, however, the annual Abaton journal is very popular and the public is invited to submit work. Overseen by DMU students and staff in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

It’ll be an artsy weekend!

This weekend is one of my FAVORITE Des Moines events – the Arts Festival downtown. It’s so much fun to stroll around and enjoy amazing works of art. I’m so jealous of people with artistic talent and I love to soak in their creativity. There’s also live music, food vendors, crafts for kids and booths […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy father’s day

My dad (lil brother in the background) showing the Christmas gift I got him last year, a chihuahua dressed like Zorro. It’s not just anybody who will proudly wear a tie with a rubber chicken on it, especially while doing hospital rounds. If you know my dad, however, you would likely not be shocked by […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU alum honored with Global Health Outreach award

Dr. Niru and Mrs. Priya Pandeya Des Moines – A 1969 graduate of Des Moines University was recently honored by the school’s global health department. Nirmalendu (Niru) K. Pandeya, D.O., M.S., was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Global Health Outreach award. The Global Health Outreach award was created in 2008 to recognize contributions […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Random tidbit roundup

Read an amazing story of recovery for one local girl. She was lucky to have CPR-trained people around her, including DMU alum Nick Sullivan! Get some ideas for free or cheap outdoor fun in Des Moines. I’m checking out El Patio on Ingersoll tonight with DMU friends. It’s walking distance from campus so hope it’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What is OMM?

  Dr. Klock doing OMM OMM – if you’ve been looking into medical schools, you surely have heard of this but may still wonder what exactly it IS. And if you’re reading this as a member of the public, you may have wondered whether it’s a treatment that’d work for you. So, OMM (also called […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Fun run info

I’ve received a few questions this week regarding running resources in Des Moines, so I did a bit of research on the topic. First I thought I’d start by sharing a few of my favorite places to run: To the fridge during commercials, to the mailbox on my birthday and to the ice cream truck […]

— Gina Smith

DMU’s outstanding scholar award goes to CPMS professor

(Des Moines, IA) – The DMU Outstanding Scholar Award was presented to James Mahoney, D.P.M., FACFAS, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs in Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at a faculty meeting June 9. This annual award is given to a full-time DMU faculty member who best exemplifies excellence […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Call for entries!

This is the last month you can submit work for the third edition of Abaton – get movin’! Abaton is a literary journal produced at DMU, made up entirely of submitted art and literary pieces.To actually browse the pages of the last edition and see its awesome-ness, click here.

— Courtney Tompkins

Makin’ your mouth water?

I can’t be organized all the time and pull together an actual post so here’s a roundup of some tasty food tidbits. This shall tide you over until my brain returns – haha! This week the Register is making a list of 5 great Italian places. (My fave. will always be Tumea & Sons.) Here’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Explore at Discover DMU Day July 1!

(Des Moines, IA) – If you’ve wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students’ skills before picking your graduate school, you can’t miss Discover DMU Day. On July 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What to do this weekend? or the next weekend…

There is so much going on this weekend in Des Moines! Because we have a brand new batch of students on campus (the PA class began this week!) I thought a list of some events might be helpful, so here goes… Want to try some great BBQ, hear live tunes or enjoy a beer garden? […]

— Courtney Tompkins