Blog News and Updates

DMU day at the fair

It’s that time again – Iowa State Fair time! Today marks the start of the fair and it runs until Sunday, August 19. This Sunday is the official DMU Day at the Fair. Join us at our booth on the grand concourse for all sorts of activities, including OMM treatments, giveaways and tons of fun! Are […]

— Nicole Branstad

Welcome to Des Moines University!

This is a special greeting to the new and returning students arriving at Des Moines University this week. Welcome to a new academic year, a year full of opportunities to strive for excellence in all that we do! This is an exciting time at Des Moines University as we continue to focus on the future. […]

— Angela Franklin

Friday recipe: salmon/chickpea slam-up

Oppressive. Searing. Parched. The Midwest is put-a-fork-in-it cooked, fried and burned, thanks to weeks of daily-high three-digit temperatures and lack of rain. The smidgeon of a shower we received in central Iowa last night did little to counter the fact Iowa is three inches behind the normal July rainfall of 3.6 inches, according to the […]

— Barb Boose

RAGBRAI: Day 1 – 102 degrees “with no place to hide”

Des Moines University Trustee Brian Hart, owner of Hart Financial LLC in Des Moines, and his wife, Julie, are peddling 471.1 miles this week with approximately 10,000 other bicyclists from around the world during RAGBRAI, the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This annual week-long bike ride, now in its 40th year, […]

— Brian Hart

RAGBRAI: ready to roll!

Des Moines University Trustee Brian Hart, owner of Hart Financial LLC in Des Moines, and his wife, Julie, are peddling 471.1 miles this week with approximately 10,000 other bicyclists from around the world during RAGBRAI, the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This annual week-long bike ride, now in its 40th year, […]

— Brian Hart

Health care reform helps women

Say what you will about the Affordable Care Act – the much-touted, much-maligned health care reform legislation – but you can say with certainty that it will enhance health care access for women. A recent report of the Commonwealth Fund, “Oceans Apart,” shows that American women, both with and without health insurance – fair far […]

— Barb Boose