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A run, a reunion and return to the fair!

This weekend is big for DMU. Big tents, big crowds, big fun! Tomorrow is the beginning of our first-ever all-classes, all-colleges unified Reunion. There’s lots of great things planned for alumni and their guests. On Saturday, bright and early,we’re holding our first 5k race, the DMU Run-Day-Voo!  Sign up by midnight tonight or in person Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7:30 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Sweet, sweet corn!

There actually is one annual Des Moines area event that I try to attend every year and every year have a schedule conflict. The sounds of it make my stomach growl with delight and my mouth waters uncontrollably… This event I’m describing is the Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival. This event has a 5k run, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU is tops!

DMU has offered free physicals to local kids for years and years. This year we partnered with local cardiology groups, a dental group and others to form Des Moines University TOPS (team of physicians for students) and offer really in-depth sports physicals. The first TOPS physical fair was Saturday and in six hours, nearly 400 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University hosts first-ever 5k

Register today for August 9 run! (Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to join Des Moines University (DMU) students, faculty, alumni and staff for a 5k through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU. The August 9 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Shelby Schultes

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Shelby Schultes of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as a wellness specialist. She was previously at Columbia College in Missouri.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Amanda Poppens

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Amanda Poppens of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the accounts receivable administrator. She is a 2008 graduate of Central College.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Dawn Bisenius

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Dawn Bisenius of Johnston recently joined the Des Moines University Clinic administration as an EMR application specialist.

— Courtney Tompkins

Hot air and hot rides

This weekend there are some really interesting things, as usual, going on in Des Moines. The National Balloon Classic will begin in Indianola today and run through Aug. 2. I saw some balloons lazily floating above Des Moines, one morning this week on my way to work and got excited for the festival. At $3 per […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Local music to m’ears

In May my little sister traveled through Italy. A waiter at a café asked where she was from and when she responded with “Iowa,” he got very excited and, with accent, proclaimed “AHH, Slipknot!” And while Slipknot is definitely a famous Iowa band, it and its brother band, Stone Sour, are not the only groups […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New Pilates sessions begin in August at DMU

(Des Moines, IA) – Stronger, more empowered and relaxed are all descriptions of how participants felt after taking Pilates at Des Moines University (DMU). Pilates classes are designed to strengthen abdominal, pelvic and back muscles and at DMU they are taught by people professionally trained to understand and work with the musculoskeletal system. The upcoming […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free physicals at DMU July 26 for athletes

(Des Moines, IA) – Middle school and high school athletes from Des Moines and surrounding areas can receive a free sports physical on July 26 at Des Moines University. Des Moines University (DMU) has offered free sports physicals to local children for years. This year the school will provide free physicals on Saturday, July 26 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Mary Mincer Hansen joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Mary Mincer Hansen, RN, Ph.D., of Panora recently became a full-time associate professor Des Moines. She joined Des Moines University part-time last fall. She was previously the director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.

— Courtney Tompkins

Nicole Frangopol joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Nicole K. Frangopol of Mingo recently joined Des Moines University as a wellness assistant. She was previously with Angeli Cristiani Childcare in Des Moines. She is a 2008 graduate of Grand View College.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU RUN-DAY-VOO

How can you even try to resist saying that over & over again?  It’s such a fun name and I’m sure it’ll be a fun event! This is the first-EVER race for DMU. It’ll start and end in front of the Academic Center, 3440 Grand Ave. The Aug. 9 race begins at 6:30 a.m. (yeah, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Honor society induction at DMU recognizes leadership, compassion

(Des Moines, IA) – Medical school isn’t just about learning anatomy, biology, pharmacology and more. It’s also about learning how to care for patients as fellow human beings. It’s learning interpersonal skills, compassion, ethics and leadership. Des Moines University has an entire department dedicated to teaching such skills. To emphasize just how much priority is […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Butter what?

It’s official, this year’s state fair butter statue has been announced!! In addition to this year’s butter cow at the fair, there will be a butter Shawn Johnson! Details here! I should back up a moment for those of you new to Iowa… We LOVE our state fair in Iowa. It’s the best state fair […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy Independence Day!

Happy birthday America! Hope today finds every one of you celebrating the freedom and privileges we have in the U.S. and enjoying time with family and friends! photo by mc_lemore

— Courtney Tompkins