Events News and Updates

Wooden shoes, tulips and pastries galore

About 30-45 minutes from Des Moines is the lovely little town of Pella. Pella was founded by the Dutch and every year residents celebrate their heritage with Tulip Time. While you may be able to imagine an entire city awash in colorful tulips, there is no way you could begin to imagine the delectable treats […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Lots to do!

Came across this great listing of fun summer events: The Register’s guide to summer fun in DSM! Enjoy!!!

— Courtney Tompkins

Food festivals in Iowa

I’ve noticed a trend in our DMU blogs. Apparently we are all very food-focused!!! And while I should totally pick a different topic so you, my friendly blog readers, don’t think we all have one-track minds, I’m not going to today. And why you ask? because, yesterday the Des Moines Register did a story on […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Are you ready for some fooootball!??!!!

Last night was a big night for Des Moines – our new arena football team debuted on home turf. The Iowa Barnstormers play in the AF2 league. Last night was the team’s second game and second loss. But what a fun night! I have to back up a bit for those of you not from Iowa…. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Why Des Moines is the best place to live in the entire world

Des Moines truly is a great place to live. It is safe, small, fun, and still has all of the “big city attractions.” One of the things that is a lot of fun is the downtown farmers’ market. It’s a big street fair-type event held every Saturday, May-October. The food is amazing and they have […]

— Seth Stevenson

Brrrr

DMU has a bit of a cycling culture, and for several years now, we have sponsored a group of riders on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), which takes place the last full week of July – often the hottest week of the year. So it seems somehwat fitting to invite DMU […]

— Seth Stevenson

Iowa still rocks

You may have heard a loud “whooshing” sound late last Thursday night or early Friday morning – it was the sound of thousands of media and political types leaving Iowa and heading for New Hampshire! Yes, Iowans did themselves proud and turned out in record – HUGE record – crowds for the Iowa Caucuses. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Interesting visitors on campus

Regardless of politics, it’s pretty cool to hear a presidential candidate first-hand. It seems like DMU is a hot-spot for politicians lately! Senator Joe Biden even chose us as the location to unveil his healthcare plan! If you missed seeing Senator Biden at DMU, watch it on youtube: Biden at DMU

— Courtney Tompkins

Come to the DMU tent at the state fair on August 12!

August 12 is Des Moines University day at the Iowa State Fair! Stop by our tent on the Grand Concourse! We’ll have freebies like temporary tattoos, bandaid dispensers, spray hand sanitizer, pens and magnetic shopping lists! If you take a health quiz you can take home a free ballcap! Pick up some materials to learn […]

— Seth Stevenson