DMU Events News and Updates

Labor Day weekend plans?

Just a reminder: this weekend is Labor Day. DMU will be closed on Monday. I apologize if you go through withdrawals. I understand your pain. Ha ha. Not to worry though, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, regardless of your interests! There’s a blues fest at Living History Farms Saturday & Sunday. This weekend kicks […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Exciting alumni news

I recently ran across this announcement of a five-year $2.8 million grant to a 1991 alum, Dr. Vincent Grasso. He is working on improving care for women with HIV/AIDS. Way to go, Dr. Grasso. Keep up the great work – we are proud of you! And to read about the 3 alumni of the year, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

5k in review

Saturday was the Des Moines University Run-Day-Voo, a 5k run/walk for students, alumni, staff and friends. Lisa Vroegh and I, from the Enrollment office, decided to participate in the event this year. As walkers. We don’t run. Despite being toward the end of the pack, we had a great time.  It was wonderful to see […]

— Katie Pearce

TODAY is DMU Day at the fair!

I know you’re thinking about it… dreaming of corndogs and ice cold lemonade last night, weren’t you? It’s understandable, really! You know you wanna do it…   So jump in the car & head to the state fair! YES, right now. Do it! You won’t regret it! Today is DMU Day at the Iowa State Fair […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Events coming up!

The Iowa State Fair begins soon (Aug. 13-23!) and DMU Day is August 16. I know I blogged a bit about it awhile back but plans have changed a smidge… So just to update you, we will not be in the Farm Bureau tent the 15th & 16th. We will, however, have students and faculty […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Welcome! Take a look around!

Today kicks off orientation for most of our new students. We’re all excited to see new faces and make new friends! Here’s some good sites to learn more about your new city: www.desmoinesmetro.com or www.seedesmoines.com and, of course, the DMU site: www.dmu.edu. Take a virtual tour of some Des Moines area events & more! If […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan

Vegetarian dishes don’t have to be flavorless or full of mysterious veggies with weird textures (I still can’t make myself eat tofu). This eggplant parmesan is simple (only 4 main ingredients) and delicious. If you’ve never tried eggplant or don’t think you like it, think again. With the tomatoes, garlic, and cheese you can’t even […]

— Andrea Cooley

IHA golf outing

Last week several representatives from DMU attended the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual “Swinging for Scholars” golf outing. We sponsored a hole and distributed DMU golf towels, which turned out to be a useful tool on such a dreary day! And although the day started out cold and rainy, by late afternoon it was hot […]

— Gina Smith

Friday Recipe: Turkey Tenderloin

Fire up the grill this weekend and enjoy some grilled turkey tenderloins. The best part about this recipe is it’s super simple. Make the marinade the night before and let the turkey soak up all the good flavors. All you have to do is through it on the grill and enjoy! Marinade Juice of 2 […]

— Andrea Cooley

State fair countdown…

37 days ’til the Iowa State Fair begins! WOOOHOO!! I love our fair.   State Fair screenings, 2008 Mark your calendar for two very special days at the fair – Aug. 15 & 16. These are the days our wonderful clinicians and students will be performing BMI and blood pressure screenings, FREE, in the Farm […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU is Living United

Des Moines University is serious about community service. We do SO many projects every year it’s hard to keep track of them. So when United Way of Central Iowa had a contest for videos describing how an organization “Lives United,” I knew we had to enter. Here’s our video:   What do you think?? United […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Moving day!

As you may know, a great number of DMU students live near campus.  I watch them from my window every day as they dodge cars on Grand Ave. on their way to class. The last few weeks has been another spectacle entirely – moving mayhem!  Students, friends, parents, little siblings – all helping move belongings […]

— Gina Smith

Fun run info

I’ve received a few questions this week regarding running resources in Des Moines, so I did a bit of research on the topic. First I thought I’d start by sharing a few of my favorite places to run: To the fridge during commercials, to the mailbox on my birthday and to the ice cream truck […]

— Gina Smith

The BEST WEEK EVER

I decided this past week, May 2 through May 9, was going to be my BEST WEEK EVER.* How did I come to this conclusion? I was (self) diagnosed with Toomuchstudyitis, was getting kind of restless, and needed an excuse to celebrate. I thought, “Why not celebrate an entire week for no real reason at […]

— Kendall Conder

Annual memorial service

Before we send students out to treat patients, we prepare them every which way we can. One of the first things they do as a student is take anatomy. The learn every muscle, bone, vein and organ first-hand. They know the ankle bone connects to the foot bone because they’ve seen it with their own […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What’re those crazy students up to?

If you saw students dressed as KISS, wearing hands like the HULK or calling themselves Membrane Attack Complex, what would you think they were up to? If you guessed playing dodgeball, you’re correct! To see photos of this crazy event, plus see how many showed up early Saturday morning to help out with The Project’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Awesome event comin’ up!

This event is open to students, staff, faculty and the public. Everyone can learn! Plus, it’s free to attend. There’s a cafeteria near the auditorium if you want to grab lunch to eat during the event.

— Courtney Tompkins

Quilting for good

guest post by Barb Boose, editor of DMU Magazine When 14 DMU students, two faculty, two alumni and four others took a medical service trip to El Salvador in March, they took 30 quilts with them, thanks to the Crafting for Charity Club.  The club was organized last year by DMU employees, all enthusiastic crafters […]

— Seth Stevenson

The fair lineup!

So the other day I asked, via DMU’s Facebook page, what you’d like to see on our blog. One of my friends in the admissions department, Jean, pointed out that the Iowa State Fair has released their lineup for this summer’s fair. HOLY canoli, how did I miss sharing that news?! I’m glad Jean has […]

— Courtney Tompkins