Today is MLK Day

January 18, 2010 —

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today.

Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the observation became law in ’83, was first observed in ’86 and officially observed in all 50 states in 2000. (I learned that from Wikipedia.)

One of DMU’s graduates, and recipient of our Pioneer in Osteopathic Medicine award, Dr. William Anderson, actually worked alongside the man we honor today. Read more about some of Dr. Anderson’s work.

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.


  • Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura

    Great post. MLK will always be remembered for his strong efforts