One of Des Moines University’s esteemed trustees, Willie Stevenson Glanton, J.D., was recently honored with an invitation to the White House in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The small group of invited guests viewed the Emancipation Proclamation and joined President and Mrs. Obama for a discussion on past and present civil rights work. […]
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 […]
Iowa Psychiatric Society teams up with Des Moines University, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center to offer help Click here to download a flyer! The current economy is causing a ripple effect of symptoms. Some of those symptoms are emotional or psychological and often take a back seat to seemingly more pressing needs. This can make […]
This Thursday & Friday, at noon in Lecture Hall 3, DMU Diversity Services will sponsor a viewing of “KING” in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18). The video will be shown in 2 parts (each about 50 minutes). You are invited to bring your lunch. Email your questions to Misty@dmu.edu.
Is that a real word? Probably not but maybe it should be! Whether you’re considering moving to town for the awesome DMU experience OR you live here & want to know more about the Hawkeye state, check out this travel guide &/or the calendar of events!
Des Moines University invites you to hear Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” on January 27 at noon. Free and open to all, her talk will be held in the Des Moines University (DMU) Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]
What’s better than a costumed-team playing dodgeball on a chilly Saturday? Raising money for Variety–The Children’s Charity while dodging, dipping, ducking and diving at Des Moines University (DMU). DMU student club, American Association of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), is hosting the first annual Dodgeball Derby at DMU on January 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]
If you’re from out-of-state trying to decide where to live when you move here for DMU, check out zipskinny.com to learn a bit about different areas. Here’s the Des Moines University zip code page. It lists average age, sex and race demographic info, based on census, compares the area to other zip codes, gives school […]
Based on crime, extreme weather, natural disasters, house depreciation, foreclosure rate, air quality, threat of terrorism, environmental risks, life expectancy and job loss numbers, Des Moines was rated the SECOND most secure U.S. place to live, among metro areas of 500,000 or more, according to Farmers Insurance Group. This is an annual survey using data […]
DMU has teamed up with Variety-The Children’s Charity to host a new annual event: Dodgeball Derby @ DMU. If you’ve ever played dodgeball or seen the movie “Dodgeball,” you know this event will be fun. And when you consider that costumes and themed-teams are encouraged, you can imagine the riot this will be. Variety is […]
So, didja eat anything yummy over holiday break? Check this out: Metromix lists the top 100 restaurants in central Iowa, per 17,000 votes! Any of your favorites make the list? Any you are surprised by their ranking?
Our campus is closed today so I’ll keep it lighthearted as I imagine most people are busy today… So if you have a few minutes, enjoy these videos on our site. These lil puppies bark you a holiday greeting:
…so stay indoors where it’s toasty warm & watch some Christmas videos! (If you’re reading this via email, click here to view on our site so you can actually see the videos!) First up, a few renditions of “Baby it’s cold outside,” one of my fave Christmas songs. The first one is Selma Blair & […]
Today’s post is a health public service announcement: Seasonal flu will soon be arriving in our community. Even if you have been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus you need to protect yourself against seasonal influenza. If you have not been vaccinated against seasonal influenza you still have time, before the holiday travelling and festivities begin, […]
So today I thought I’d share some fun public health videos as a (somewhat gross) reminder to keep your germs to yourself… (if you’re reading this post on email, click here to our site to see these videos!) Here’s a parody-d song about having the flu:
I like this series called “fresh view” by local photographers of what they like in central Iowa. Check out Andrea’s awesome work! Please share your favorite photos of beloved Des Moines haunts here or on DMU’s Facebook page! Did you see the new winter photos of campus I posted on our Facebook page? This photo […]
…But the DMU library’s so delightful. I know that’s what you’re all singing, cozied up to study hard! As I’m sure everybody in Iowa knows we are in the middle of some chilly weather. To get the latest on early closing or cancellations, visit our home page or tune into local news on TV or […]
The 7 p.m. meeting of Health Career Explorer Post 141 at Des Moines University scheduled for tomorrow, December 8, has been POSTPONED due to weather. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on December 15 in the Academic Center. Post members may direct questions to Melissa Wilder at 515.271.1429. For more info about the […]
Happy Monday, ya’ll!!! Hope you all had a great weekend, stayed cozy and are ready for another week. The Des Moines metro area ranked #4 on Forbes’ new list of best cities for an affordable lifestyle! That’s good to know when you consider moving here to attend DMU. Another new great report…. Iowa has 2 […]
I love the holidays and plan to share lots of fun holiday events over the next month. Everyone seems cheerier, the lights are lovely and there’s many community events. I personally celebrate Christmas but would love to share events related to any holidays so please send me a message or leave a comment if you […]