Posts by Courtney Tompkins

Happy new year!!!

Happy 2011! I hope this year brings you many steps closer to your dreams, showers you in good things and allows you to spend time with your favorite people. Each new year is a chance for a new beginning, fresh slate and more opportunities. Enjoy!

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: breakfast fondue

Happy New Year’s Eve! Have fun & be careful tonight as you ring in 2011. In honor of what may be a long night that turns into a lazy morning with family or friends, today’s recipe is a fun breakfast idea. Breakfast fondue - from mealtime.org 1 can (15 oz) sliced peaches in juice 1/3 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Connected?

How many ways are you connected to DMU? We’d love for you to check out our Facebook page, watch our YouTube vids & follow us on Twitter. Another other cool thing to check out – our campus tour in photos.

— Courtney Tompkins

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is one of my favorite seasons of the year and the day itself is so much fun. Family, food, friends, carols, cookies, cozy pjs and quality time. Oh yeah, and presents! Hope you all have time to sit & reflect on the gifts you’ve given or been given this year and revel in the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: hot cocoa

Whether you’re preparing for Christmas tomorrow or just enjoying a quiet Friday, make yourself a warm cup of cocoa and enjoy some peace and quiet! Cocoa includes good-for-you antioxidants and has been said to help lower blood pressure and glucose so use the good stuff, not just the sugary mixes! Also, a warm soothing cup […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Great PharmFree grade!

Last week the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) released the results of its fourth “PharmFree Scorecard” project. The AMSA PharmFree Scorecard (http://www.amsascorecard.org) offers a comprehensive national overview as well as an in-depth school-by-school analysis in 11 areas, including gifts and meals from industry to doctors, paid promotional speaking for industry, acceptance of free drug samples, interaction with sales […]

— Courtney Tompkins

David Vellinga added to DMU Board of Trustees

David H. Vellinga of Des Moines was appointed to the Des Moines University Board of Trustees during the board’s December meeting. Vellinga is president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, a role he has held since 1998. He has also been CEO of Mercy Health Network since 2000. Prior to being at […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The ulna is connected to the…

This is a sweet new Google tool that could be pretty handy for our incoming pre-med students, or really anyone interested in health. (You may need to download the new beta version of Google’s Chrome browser to make it work.) You can choose to view just the nervous system or skeletal system, view several systems […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Holiday hours

Don’t forget: the University is closed Dec. 23-26 but will re-open Dec. 27. It will then be closed again Dec. 30-Jan. 1. The halls get pretty quiet around here on those days in between so we’ll probably cya all in January!

— Courtney Tompkins

Consider our socks knocked off!

The APMA recently held a “Knock your socks off” video contest for podiatric medical students to do a message about diabetic effects on the foot. Happy news — DMU’s own Justin Banks, D.P.M.’13, won with his video: Congrats, Justin!

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy chanukah!

Today at sundown begins the Jewish celebration through Dec. 9. To all of you celebrating, we hope your Chanukah is as warm and bright as the light on the Menorah! Here’s some info on local menorah lightings! For the rest of you, here’s some history about the holiday!

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy thanksgiving!

Today I hope you are taking time to be thankful for your family, friends, home, job, education & the beauty around you. Take time to breath and appreciate. And have fun eating, playing/watching sports, shopping and enjoying the company of the ones you love! Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

— Courtney Tompkins

Winter market!

The downtown farmers’ market is one of the best spring-summer-fall activities in Des Moines but we all miss it during the winter. I’m super happy the organizers have arranged for 2 winter markets again! The first is THIS Friday, 11-2, & Saturday, 9-1. The next is Dec. 17-18. They will be at Capital Square/Nollen Plaza. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Thanksgiving plans?

Sometimes holiday plans are hard to schedule around school and students may not be able to travel home or make dinner on their own. For that reason, our Student Services department organizes a DMU Family Thanksgiving each year! The DMU celebration is on Thanksgiving and begins at 11:30, with dinner starting at 12:30. It’s a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Cake, my favorite

I’m an emotional eater (bad, I know!) and therefore think cake or cupcakes could solve most of the world’s woes. There’s a cool event in Des Moines Saturday that prompted this admittance and spurred a cake-centric post… If you’re a fan of cakes you probably watch “Cake Boss” and might be excited to know Buddy […]

— Courtney Tompkins

PICA scholarship awarded

Two fourth-year podiatric students, Sarah Rincker and Scott Hoffman, were selected by the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery faculty to each receive a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). The selection was based on academic performance, service and leadership. PICA is the nation’s leading provider of professional liability insurance […]

— Courtney Tompkins