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Friday recipe: spinach and fresh fruit salad

I like May for all sorts of reasons, including for its various “holiday” statuses. Did you know, for example, that May is National Foot Health Month, Mental Health Month, Correct Posture Month and Share a Story Month? For all you foodies out there, May is National Strawberry Month, Chocolate Custard Month, Egg Month, Artisan Gelato […]

— Barb Boose

A true sense of community

Last Friday morning I was about 15 miles into my 35-mile commute to DMU when my cell phone rang. The caller ID showed me it was someone here at the University. I answered the phone and right away knew something was not right. The caller asked me where I was, what I was doing, had […]

— Melissa Wilder

There is still time

That is, time to enjoy the last two sessions of this year’s Mini Medical School. Tonight, Heart Health and Exercise. Presented by Julie Ronnebaum, MPT, DPT.

— Nicole Branstad

Let’s Move

If campus seems bare today it’s because our employees and students have been given a unique and exciting opportunity to volunteer. Over 125 people from the DMU community are in downtown Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena taking part in the First Lady, Michelle Obama’s, 2nd anniversary of her ‘Let’s Move’ initiative. Let’s Move is […]

— Melissa Wilder

I’ll Make Me a World In Iowa

One of the ways Des Moines area residents kick off Black History Month is with the hugely popular African-American festival I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa. The first year for this event was 1999 with 1,000 people in attendance. The popularity has grown over the years and numbers have soared with this year’s totals […]

— Melissa Wilder

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