DMU graduated 453 at 110th commencement May 29

Des Moines University (DMU) awarded 466 degrees at its 2010 Commencement service May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave.  The dean from each of the three DMU colleges presented their classes and DMU interim president, Stephen S. Dengle, M.B.A., conferred degrees. Continuing a tradition started in 1899, the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Take time to remember

Today DMU is closed in honor of Memorial Day. While everyone loves a long weekend to spend with family & friends, make sure you don’t forget why we all have the day off! Memorial Day is a time to remember our American military members who died in service. According to my good friend Wikipedia, the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Great outlook for Des Moines!

Kiplinger picked Des Moines for their “10 best cities for the next decade” list which is pretty awesome. So rest assured, the next 10 years in Des Moines are guaranteed to rock. As if there were any doubt!

— Courtney Tompkins

Congrats, grads!!

Today is the big day! Congrats to all of you who will lay claim to a new degree today! Amongst the nine programs, DMU bestowed 466 degrees (some of you got more than one, you crazy cats!) and you will all take that next step into the world. Congrats on this huge mile marker! You […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: moroccan chicken kabobs

If you haven’t broken out the grill yet this spring, this is the weekend to do it! These kabobs look super easy and you can customize them by adding any of your favorite veggies. Any time you can grill your meat and veggies together I’m all for it. What will you be grilling this holiday […]

— Andrea Cooley

Take a hike!

Our students love to explore Des Moines. Here are D.P.M. student Benjamin Thomas’s top 5 trail picks: One of the best things about the Des Moines area is the number of great parks and trails available. Sometimes the only reason we don’t use more of them is simply because we don’t know where to find […]

— Andrea Cooley

DMU to honor Holocaust survivor Peter Pintus, posthumously, Saturday

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) students, staff and faculty have been honored multiple times with presentations by Des Moines’ Peter Pintus, a Holocaust survivor. Pintus survived the horrors of the Holocaust and used his amazing life experiences to teach lessons of tolerance, understanding and forgiveness.  A popular speaker, Pintus addressed students and […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU to give 466 degrees Saturday at 110th commencement ceremony

Des Moines University (DMU) will award 466 degrees at its 2010 Commencement service May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges will present their classes and DMU interim president, Stephen S. Dengle, M.B.A., will confer degrees. Visit for a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Music, free, outdoors? I’m in!

I love live music, LOVE sittin’ outside in the summer time but don’t like spending a lot of money. When you combine all those elements, you get the following lineup of FREE outdoor music events this summer in Des Moines & surrounding areas: To enjoy some wine while soaking up the sunshine, check out this […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The roll out!

A little over a month ago we had our rotation roll out. The excitement in the air that day was crazy. We had been waiting a long time to find out and we were ecstatic the time was finally here. For me, I couldn’t be happier with my rotations. Granted there are places I am […]

— Daley Dodd

Did someone spike my cereal?

I woke up at 5 the other morning to get ready for rounds (visiting patients in the hospital). I had my morning bowl of chocolate Cheerios with soy milk, took my iron pills (I have chronic fatigue but not technically anemic by laboratory standards, I beg to differ), and went on my way as I […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday recipe: lemon chicken with broccoli

Chicken breasts are a staple in my kitchen and I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes to make with them. I think I’ll serve brown rice with this Weight Watchers recipe and call it good! What’s your favorite healthy chicken recipe? Lemon chicken with broccoli 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp table […]

— Andrea Cooley

Farmers market roundup

In Des Moines, we love  a good farmers market. The downtown market is a favorite (26,000 people showed up for opening day!), but you can buy fresh produce any day of the week at these local markets across the city. I can’t wait to check out the Ingersoll Market when it opens in June. What’s […]

— Andrea Cooley

Weekend plans?

Last weekend was PERFECT for the downtown farmers’ market and I saw a lot of DMU faces there. Plan to hit it up if you haven’t yet this year. If I get time I’m gonna drive west….from 2 til 5 on Sunday, you can enjoy The Melodie Proffit Band for FREE at Penoach Winery in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Upcoming CHS Alumni Association events

We have many ways for you to get involved with the CHS Alumni Association if you haven’t already joined us for one of the past activities. Here are just some of the upcoming events: graduation activities at the end of May, the annual alumni reunion in August (which has many, many activities for all ages) […]

— CHS Alumni Association

It’s nice to win things now and again…

I should preface this blog letting you all know that I may officially have the worst luck at winning things of anyone I know. I tell myself it’s because I love telling stories and it gives me great stories to tell. So it’s a rare day when something overwhelmingly great happens to me and honestly […]

— Daley Dodd

And we’re off…

In officially one week we are finished with our didactic (classroom) year. For those of you unaware of how our program is set up, here is a quick rundown. Our program starts in June and from that point on we go through numerous classes that give us the best comprehensive study of all aspects of […]

— Daley Dodd

Fun stuff for tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 15) there’s a few cool events I didn’t know about earlier to give you a heads up. But if your day is still unplanned, check these out! You can check in at 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. walk at the West Glen Town Center to raise money for the National Kidney […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: chicken pad thai

I love pad thai, but I’ve never made it myself. I think this recipe from Women’s Health looks pretty easy, and it’s cheaper than ordering delivery! What’s your favorite thai food? Chicken pad thai 6 oz whole-wheat cappellini or angel-hair pasta (about 1/3 16 oz box) 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces (about […]

— Andrea Cooley

Applying to D.O. school

Applications are available for the doctor of osteopathic medicine class of 2015. If you are going to be a college senior in the fall or have already graduated, now is the time to apply! DMU has a rolling admissions cycle, so the earlier you get your application in, the better chance you have at getting […]

— Andrea Cooley