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Indulge

You attend rigorous classes daily, study for hours on end, and when you aren’t in class or studying you are trying to catch a few z’s. So this weekend, why not indulge a little bit. Instead of snuggling up to your books in the library, how about you take a few hours to indulge yourself […]

— Nicole Branstad

Celebrate MLK’s life and achievements

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. DMU alum Dr. William Anderson, who will be on campus tomorrow to speak about […]

— Nicole Branstad

Get a head start

  DMU has the perfect way for pre-med students to get a head start… The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) gives them a taste of what it’s like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant or physical therapy. The FREE three-week program takes place at the end […]

— Nicole Branstad

Dumping the plump

After the holiday season many people resolve to lose a little of that extra weight that was gained by eating one too many cookies. Are you one of those people? Well, then DMU has got the program for you – Dump Your Plump. Dump Your Plump is a 10-week team wellness challenge amongst the faculty, […]

— Nicole Branstad

Want to research?

Faculty and students at Des Moines University work together in first-rate facilities on diverse research studies regarding health and wellness, and you could be a part of it. Are you an undergrad student (or know of one) interested in research or a future career in health or medicine? Then check out the mentored research program. This […]

— Nicole Branstad

Health Careers Exploring Post 141

Know of any high-school students in the area who want to learn more about careers in health care? DMU has a great resource for them called the Exploring Post. This year they have more than 50 members from 12 area high schools. Cost for the program is $20 for the entire year (September – April), […]

— Nicole Branstad

We’re all connected

  Are you connected to DMU? If you aren’t already, head on over to our Facebook page and ‘Like’ us. Alums, check out this page. Check out our Twitter feed and follow our tweets. Or there is even the DMU Tube with all of our latest videos. Are you on campus right now? Check in on Foursquare. […]

— Nicole Branstad

Last minute shopping

Have you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? Are you running out of time and ideas for that special DMU student/faculty/staff on your list? Well you are in luck because the Matthew’s DMU Bookstore is open for business a few more days this week and has tons of great stuff! All […]

— Nicole Branstad

Living a mission

As an institution that emphasizes high-quality health care education, health care services, preventive medicine and healthy lifestyles, Des Moines University demonstrates its values with its platinum-ranked wellness program. Did you know that DMU is the only college or university to achieve Platinum Well Workplace Certification in the United States? That’s a pretty impressive feat. DMU […]

— Nicole Branstad

‘Twas the last weekend before Christmas

‘Twas the last weekend before Christmas and all through DMU, students were stirring, in search of something to do… Tomorrow is the last day before a long (and I’m sure, much needed) Winter Break, but there are still a ton of fun things to do this weekend if you are sticking around Des Moines. Strap […]

— Nicole Branstad

Human Rights Day this weekend

It has been a year like no other for human rights. Human rights activism has never been more topical or more vital. And through the transforming power of social media, ordinary people have become human rights activists. Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the […]

— Nicole Branstad

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