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

Apply to podiatric medical school

The 2011 application for the doctor of podiatric medicine program at DMU opens this week! For students who are entering their senior year of college, this is the time for you to apply. You can start the application process while you are still finishing your prerequisite coursework. Keep in mind that you should also plan […]

— Gina Smith

Let’s get oriented…

Welcome to campus! We promise you’ll figure out where everything is soon and be able to ditch the map & compass. We’re not a very huge campus, plus everyone’s friendly so feel free to ask a passer-by if you’re not quite sure where you’re headed. There’s lots to see & do & learn over the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Victory and a look ahead

We’ve finally done it. We survived high school, we made it through college intact and endured one of the most rigorous academic selection processes in history. But now, all of that’s behind us. Now, we get to enjoy our reward – four years of mind-ripping semesters packed with 26 credits each, a rapid immersion into […]

— Nathan McConkey

Anatomy word of the month: buccinator

The “trumpeter” in Latin. Our cheek muscles, the buccinator, assist the tongue during chewing movements to hold food between our teeth. Otherwise food would accumulate between our cheek and gums making chewing much less efficient and much more frustrating to accomplish. The buccinator muscles also hold in our cheeks during whistling and forceful blowing through […]

— Bill Dyche