Some deals & steals!

I love to get good deals & be as thrifty as possible and I’m sure you do too so I had to share some new finds…. Restaurant.com – here’s a site I am GLAD finally has some Des Moines participants! I always heard of folks using it but there weren’t enough good local places participating […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Street party!

Tomorrow (Saturday) is Ingersoll Live! A FREE annual event just a few blocks away from DMU, this block party runs 2-11 on Saturday and includes all kinds of family activities. Food, artists with goods for sale, inflatables and games for the kids, bands and even a performance by the Isiserettes drill & drump corp! So […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: wheat berry salad

One of my healthy-eating goals is to experiment with whole grains. I’ve started using brown rice instead of white and have made quinoa (which is supposed to be the most complete protein). This wheat berry salad is next on my list. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen wheat berries at Gateway Market or Campbell’s Nutrition and […]

— Andrea Cooley

Get your runnin’ shoes on for a cause!

Walk/run the 5k or 10k for Shoes That Fit on Aug. 28. On Sept. 12 you can Step Out to Fight Diabetes at Gray’s Lake Park. (There’s even a DMU Podiatry team already!) Look for the DMU team providing first aid! American Lung Association’s Lung Walk 5k on Sept. 18 at the Blank Park Zoo. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

So wrong & yet so right….

It was wrong…it was scandalous…it may or may not have been some incarnation of evil itself. And yet, I still couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it. On one hand, it was the most diabolical creation in all of the culinary arts, and it might single-handedly oppose all that I work for as a […]

— Nathan McConkey

Friday recipe: chocolate souffle

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? The best things about this recipe from Cooking Light is that is makes two individual servings and it’s under 200 calories. Don’t be intimidated by the word souffle. Read the directions, it’s actually a pretty simple recipe. Chocolate souffle Cooking spray 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup […]

— Andrea Cooley

Des Moines dining

If you consider yourself a foodie or just love a good deal, you won’t want to miss Des Moines’ 3rd annual restaurant week, August 20-29. Chefs at 39 local restaurants are offering fixed menu dinners or two lunches for $25 featuring special menus. This is a great excuse to try a new restaurant or order […]

— Andrea Cooley

Can you spare a CLICK?

The Crafting for Charity Club, hosted at DMU & run by DMU employees, could use your help! Make their dreams come true simply by clicking on the vote button! If they win, they can continue to provide material crafts, like quilts and toys, to community members. They can really use your support! Click Click!

— Tea Nguyen

Friday recipe: black bean burger

I used to always have Morningstar Farms black bean burgers in the freezer for a back-up dinner. Then I discovered this recipe in an old issue of Better Homes and Gardens and realized I can make burgers that are even better. I still can’t get my husband to eat these, so I freeze the extras. […]

— Andrea Cooley

Busy, busy weekend!

You have NO excuse for not having fun this weekend. There’s tons to do around town PLUS Saturday is the 5k at DMU. You can show up early & sign up if you don’t get a chance to do it online. Sunday is my favoritest day ever — DMU day at the Iowa State Fair. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Meet Mulder!

Some people might think I’m crazy for getting a dog but I couldn’t help it! Ever since my dad took my first dog away from me (7 years ago) because it pooped in the house, my broken heart had never healed. All throughout medical school, I wondered when a good time would be to get […]

— Tea Nguyen

The DMU advantage in global health

Did you know 12,000+ students apply for 200 World Health Organization internships each year? And DMU students have had 6 spots over the last two years. This high placement rate, I believe, is not a coincidence but more a credit to the hard work of our global health faculty & staff. The sites & partnerships […]

— Courtney Tompkins

It’s an extreme race!!!

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon out & about in Des Moines, check out the eXtreme race Aug. 27 @ 1. (I know many of you new students will be enjoying family weekend so plan to do this another year!) You can sign up as a team of 4 for the DMU student rate […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Run-Day-Voo!!!

Don’t forget to RSVP soon for the great DMU Run-Day-Voo! The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, in front of the Academic Center. It’s only $20 (which includes a tee) if you register online or $30 at the door. Not only will you be rubbing elbows with fellow students, staff & grads, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: blackberry-peach smoothie

I love fruit smoothies, especially after a workout. I’m hoping to get peaches at the farmer’s market this weekend to make this smoothie. The green monster is still my go-to smoothie, but this one’s pretty good! Blackberry-peach smoothie 4-5 ice cubes 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered 1/4 cu) blackberries 1/2 cup fat-free skim […]

— Andrea Cooley

515 Alive

Saturday, 12-12, is the annual urban music & art party known as 515 Alive. 60+ performers, 7 stages & lots of fun. Check it out! Big names this year include Shock G, Craze & DJ Scene. Here’s a whole schedule [link no longer exists] so you don’t miss your fave act! You can buy tickets online [link […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Walk to raise awareness about epilepsy

In a few weeks on Aug. 28, the Iowa Walk for Epilepsy will kick off at 8 a.m. at Merle Hay Mall. You should sign up, organize a team, donate or spread the word! DMU is a proud sponsor of the event and hopes it brings awareness to the struggle many people with epilepsy have. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU chosen as a “2010 Great College to Work For”

Des Moines University (DMU) was one of 97 schools chosen by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s new report “Great Colleges to Work For.” Results were based on surveys of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities around the United States. DMU was specially recognized in the categories of professional/career-development programs; compensation and benefits; […]

— Courtney Tompkins