Breakfast, the meal of champions

Since we recently survived international pancake day and IHOP’s national pancake day, I thought I’d share the fact that I have a small addiction to breakfast foods. Like I could eat them all 3 meals every day and life would be good. I’m a fan of pancakes on Facebook. I want to make Pioneer Woman’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Paging Dr. Know-it-all

I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play 1 on TV. My degrees are solely in the communication arts. It is possible that I am the lowest qualified person AT DMU to answer a health question. And yet sometimes I just CAN NOT bite my tongue. Not to worry, I don’t give medical advice as […]

— Courtney Tompkins


While watching the Olympics (love ‘em!) I saw these GE commercials and wanted to share them. (For those of you reading this via email, click HERE to view the videos. Sorry they don’t come through.) This first commercial is a GREAT reminder of who true heroes really are. It’s something I think of constantly as […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: black bean soup

As the winter drags on, one of the things that keeps me sane (and warm) is soup. Lots and lots of soup. Some weeks I think I eat soup every day. I’m trying to be better about making soup rather than buying it in cans (as easy as it is to empty a can, it’s […]

— Andrea Cooley

Discover DMU!

Have you ever gone on a campus tour and felt like you didn’t really get to see the heart and guts of the school? We don’t want that to happen at DMU. We also don’t want you to visit and leave without every question answered. So if you’re thinking you want to enter the health […]

— Gina Smith

Music update

The big 80/35 concert bash has been announced as July 3-4 in 2010. Ingrid Michaelson & Mat Kearney will play People’s on April 3. I am sooo going! I saw Ingrid 2 years ago at 80/35 and I am very excited! People’s also has Dashboard Confessional, Uncle Kracker, Five for Fighting & Needtobreathe on their […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU is coming to a campus near you!

It’s travel season again for the admissions’ office. We don’t have nearly as many stops on our list as we did in the Fall, but we’re still going to be pretty busy for the next couple months. Check out our schedule here. If your school isn’t on the list, let us know. We’d love to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Get a degree without leaving home!

Want to advance your career in health care but don’t think you have time to go back to school? Think again! Des Moines University has three programs that you can complete online: Master of Health Care Administration, Master of Public Health and Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy. Online classes offer convenience and flexibility for students […]

— Andrea Cooley

Go Google yourself!

Well, everyone is doing it so came my turn to Google myself, Tea Tu Nguyen, and I found this.  How amazingly cool is it to find my name associated to a publication, rather than someone’s similar name on a obscene website. It’s going to be a good Friday! What do you find when you Google […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday recipe: bittersweet chocolate cake with berries

Some people say Valentine’s Day is about love, I say it’s about chocolate! I don’t need an excuse to eat chocolate every day, but I am trying to be healthier, so this recipe is my compromise. It’s still full of chocolaty goodness, but it’s not quite as sinful as it could be. Now I just […]

— Andrea Cooley

How many ingredients in your salad?

It’s like people know I was on a diet this month. I mean, I don’t think I’ve seen more treats thrown at me more than during this time when I’m trying to cut back on sweets. And unfortunately, it’s true, I am weak! If I see it, then I must eat it. And so today, […]

— Tea Nguyen

Love isn’t all cupids & chocolates

Love. Such a funny little word that can mean oh, so very many things! I love my husband, my job, my parents, my dogs & oh yeah, my shoes. But they’re all a different form of love! And I think of this weekend’s holiday, Valentine’s Day, as special because it is a celebration of love. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Spend your summer doing research!

Research is key component for a successful medical and health science school and DMU is proud of its research department. You don’t have to be a DMU student to rub shoulders with faculty and medical students, though! Every summer, undergraduate students work with faculty researchers for 8 weeks on projects in microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry […]

— Andrea Cooley

A day in the life of Daley

I am sure you are all dying to know every detail of my life….so I figured I would fulfill all your hopes and dreams. Most of you probably have no idea what our schedule looks like here at school considering we rarely come out of our little nook in the Academic Center. However I am […]

— Daley Dodd

Give me the steak!

There’s no other way to put it except “I LOVE STEAK!” When I’m craving for something more than just salt and pepper on my steak, my go-to seasoning is the Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning. I highly recommend this if you just want to toss a piece of steak on the grill or frying pan […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday recipe: healthy blueberry muffins

I have to confess, just looking at this picture makes me drool a little, so when I found out they’re healthy that’s just an added bonus. I don’t usually use Splenda or egg substitute. Does anyone have a favorite brand or thoughts on these? This is a Hungry Girl recipe. If you haven’t checked out her […]

— Andrea Cooley

Dine, drink & dance to help out kids!

A friend & co-worker tipped me off but I forgot to post this earlier so apologies for the last minute timing but the Young Variety’s annual soiree is Friday, the 5th (ie. today or tomorrow depending on when you read this!) $30 tickets (or $35 at the door) gets you into the party at Wakonda […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Are you crazy?

If jumping into ice cold waters when the temp is below freezing, or riding a snowbike down hill sounds like fun, check out the Des Moines Winter Games this weekend!

— Courtney Tompkins