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Posts by 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

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

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

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

A spook-tacular time

The goblins will be haunting and the monsters will mash, it’s time to get ready for our Kiddie Halloween bash! Join us tomorrow in the SEC Commons for a little pre-Halloween fun. Bring your cute kiddies all decked out in their costumes for a dress rehearsal for the weekend event. Only difference is we provide a […]

— Nicole Branstad