Events News and Updates

A breathtaking experience

by Barb Boose, editor of DMU Magazine Some people enjoy winter, some hate it and others simply tolerate it. But on a recent frigid Friday night in Des Moines, a unique group not only enjoyed it, they literally leapt into it. First-year DMU students John Budi and Jayten Shook were among approximately 100 people who […]

— Seth Stevenson

Discover DMU March 4!

A couple of years ago, we began hosting Discover DMU — a campus-wide open house — and it’s been a huge success! We host events in March, July and September each year and it’s chance for you to see more than we can show in a brochure. We usually have a variety of prospective students, […]

— Gina Smith

Dinner for 2, on a budget

There’s an article in today’s Des Moines Register showing 10 tabs at local restaurants – each offers a meal for 2 at less than $50 (sometimes less than $40). They include 2 entrees, 2 drinks & tip. The list shows a variety of types of restaurants. Check it out! From the list, I’ve got some […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What to do in Iowa? Hard to choose!

Whether you’re planning your next weekend or wondering if you’d be bored attending school in Iowa, visit TravelIowa.com for a downloadable travel guide with events (see the upper right hand corner). Or browse the site for new, exciting ways to experience Iowa. I love living here & I’m never short of things I’d like to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Cool art exhibit coming to DSM this year

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted artist Tara Donovan and her sculptures made with everyday objects. I talked to a friend in Boston who has seen the exhibit and she said it was very cool. Luckily for us in Des Moines, our Art Center is bringing Tara’s show to us, June 19-Sept. 13. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy 2010!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I hope this year’s dropping of the ball in Times Square and flipping of the calendar page brings good tidings of great adventures and personal growth for you. Do you have any resolutions? Plans or goals for the year? Please share!

— Courtney Tompkins

‘Tis the season for giving

Every year DMU students throw a holiday party for residents at the House of Mercy. House of Mercy is an organization sponsored by Mercy Medical Center to assist at-risk women and children. This year’s party was organized by the Pediatrics Club, Women’s Medical Association & American College of Family Practice groups at DMU. The three […]

— Courtney Tompkins

How tweet it is!

You’re probably looking at this photo thinking, “Why would those people wear such silly sweaters, let alone three of the same?” Well, those are just three of the 80+ people that attended last night’s Epic Ugly Sweater Party at Impromptu Studio, one of many Tweetups in the Des Moines area that happen pretty regularly. This Tweetup, however, was […]

— David Lay

Cool upcoming events

On Saturday, buy handmade items directly from the artist/crafter/photographer at Craft Saturday on Dec. 6, noon-7, 216 4th St. in Des Moines. This is a regular event. I’ve gone and it’s really fun with great stuff. Check it out! Enjoy 3+ miles of Christmas lights at Jolly Holiday Lights @ Water Works Park on Fleur Dr. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Set, spike, scored $$$ for kids

Two DMU student clubs (The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Student National Podiatric Medical Association) recently hosted a volleyball tournament to raise money for Camp Hertko Hollow, a summer camp for children with diabetes.

— Courtney Tompkins

Entertain holiday guests in Des Moines

Whether you’re hosting out-of-town relatives the first time in Des Moines for the holidays or are looking for fun on your days off, check out the Register’s piece about entertaining guests in Des Moines. Or check out their holiday planner.

— Courtney Tompkins

Do your feet hurt?

DMU students & faculty will partner with the Polk County Health Department on Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m., at 1907 Carpenter Ave., to help people with podiatric issues. If your feet hurt, toe/foot shape has changed, your feet are dry or have sores, stop by and have them take a look!  Our students & docs will do […]

— Gina Smith

Raise money/awareness for homeless kids

There’s a great event in Des Moines to address the issue of homeless youth—Reggie’s Sleepout. For one night, teams camp out together with entertainment and frivolity (a lot more fun than a homeless night outdoors) to raise money. In 2006, the event drew in $60,000 and last year it raised $138,000.

— Courtney Tompkins

Helping hands

If you’ve read my posts over the last year or so you know how proud we are of our students’ community service work. But it’s time I took a minute to brag on my fellow employees as well! Our Community Service Committee and HR developed a policy, now in practice, that allows staff and faculty 40 hours […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The next Doogie Howser?

OK, well maybe these high school students won’t be performing brain surgery anytime soon…  But, earlier this month, 22 high school students from across the Des Moines metro area were on campus to learn surgery skills from DMU students. Members of SCACFAS (Student Chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) demonstrated suturing […]

— Andrea Cooley

Runnin’ the race

I truly admire people who can commit themselves to running more than a mile. I remember back in middle school that we were only required to run one mile in P.E. so from then on, I never saw that it was necessary to go any further than that. There was a point in my life […]

— Tea Nguyen

Des Moines Marathon

The Des Moines Marathon was Sunday and DMU was everywhere!  There were more than 7,000 runners and walkers for this Boston Marathon qualifier, and the weather couldn’t have been better!  While I don’t think I’ll ever run in a marathon (I get sore from playing Wii Tennis), I have cheered on runners before and the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Pumpkins, apples, ghosts & goblins!

I’ll be the first to admit that autumn is not my favorite season. BUT one of my favorite things about the season is picking out a pumpkin and picking apples. It’s cheap entertainment and you get to enjoy the fall colors, bundle up in a sweatshirt and hang out with people you love. What’s better? […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Takin’ a break

The definition of a weekend will vary among medical students. For many of us, it’s the time that we use to catch up with sleep and relax with our family and friends — that is, if there are no exams looming over us on Monday. For some of us who cannot be with our dearest […]

— Tea Nguyen

Free senior health fair

On Saturday, November 1, 8 a.m. – noon, Des Moines area residents 50 and older are invited to the DMU Senior Health Fair. The annual event is organized by the Geriatrics Club and will be staffed by 50+ DMU students, plus faculty & staff. It’ll be held in the Student Education Center (the new building […]

— Courtney Tompkins