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DMU Research Symposium

Mark your calendars for this year’s DMU Research Symposium taking place on campus this Thursday, December 1. No classes will be scheduled for the afternoon so all students can attend or participate. The annual DMU Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those in the surrounding community; to provide a forum for the […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: turkey tostadas

Some people believe Thanksgiving is all about the food – well, in addition to actually being thankful – but the traditional meal of turkey, marshmallowed sweet potatoes, dressing and green-bean casserole is my least favorite eating “event” of the year. I don’t even like pumpkin pie. What I do like is the comfort of having […]

— Barb Boose

Don’t blame the bird

The turkey is often cited as the culprit in after-dinner lethargy, but the truth is that you could omit the bird altogether and still feel the effects of the feast. Turkey does contain L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid with a documented sleep inducing effect. L-tryptophan is used in the body to produce the B-vitamin, niacin. Tryptophan […]

— Nicole Branstad

Make a change for Mother Earth

About three years ago, a group of DMU students began pushing the University to increase its sustainability practices. They wanted DMU to recycle more paper and plastic water bottles and reduce waste in other areas. Now an official campus organization, the Conservation and Sustainability Committee succeeded in getting the University to install several water coolers […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: go hungry

This Sunday marks the end of National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week,a national endeavor created by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness to promote education, action and awareness about these two critical issues. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2010 annual report […]

— Barb Boose

10th Annual East Village Holiday Promenade

Tomorrow marks the return of the Holiday Promenade – one of the most popular events in the Historic East Village. This year’s 10th anniversary event will feature free horse and carriage rides, boutique shopping, caroling and store events from 5 – 9 p.m. There will also be fireworks again this year, and they will begin […]

— Nicole Branstad

Winter market

Stock up for the holidays with poinsettias & holiday ornaments and much, much more at the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market starting this Saturday and Sunday, Nov 19-20. Located within Capital Square, the Downtown Farmers’ Winter Market allows you to stock up for holiday meals, parties & gift giving. Along with this will be a wide variety […]

— Nicole Branstad

Polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocyte, Rah, Rah!

Nucleous, Pacemaker, Cardiograph – those are just some of the names of the Des Moines University yearbook published on and off since 1905. Lindsey Smith has launched an effort to scan the collection amid her other duties as archivist in the DMU Library and Kendall Reed Rare Book Room, where visitors can page through the […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: baked squash and apples

I hear more and more talk about the importance of eating “real,” and I’m convinced an important component of that is eating local. I appreciate that will require me to adjust my own expectations – for example, not fretting when I can’t get good fresh tomatoes in the winter, because fresh tomatoes don’t grow in […]

— Barb Boose

Interprofessional Education Day

This afternoon all first year clinical students and DMU faculty will be participating in the first annual Interprofessional Education Day here on campus. The goal is to introduce students to the concept of collaborating with other health care professions who the students may or may not consider to be part of their everyday team. The students […]

— Nicole Branstad

Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M.’04

Rogers is the associate director of Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Amputation Prevention Center in Van Nuys, CA, and will be named one of “America’s Most Influential Podiatrists” in Podiatry Management magazine’s November issue. The Amputation Prevent Center is an integrated limb-preservation center that is one of the nation’s only facilities of its kind.

— Anna Hudson

Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A.’01

Christensen is the recipient of the John Fisher Alumni Award from his undergraduate, Buena Vista University (BVU), in Storm Lake, IA. The award was established in 1970 and named for BVU’s 14th president. This outstanding service award recognizes a former student who possesses a consistent and persevering dedication to the qualities for which BVU stands. He is […]

— Anna Hudson

Clarence M. Jones, D.P.M.’93

Jones was recently published in Podiatry Management’s orthotics and biomechanics section in September 2011. The article was titled, “Unwringing the helix: it’s not nuclear physics, it’s old biomechanics with a new twist.”

— Anna Hudson

Stormy L. Weis, D.P.T.’11

Weis and Kyle Wilson announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will be married on December 10 in Creston, IA. She is a physical therapist with Professional Physical Therapy Association at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, IA, and his employer is the Creston News Advertiser.

— Anna Hudson