It’s a new year (ok, I’m a bit behind!)

So this is my first blog in a long time and I’m sorry it’s been forever. Let’s face it…my lack of blogs is pretty pathetic. I know none of you want to hear my excuses but to make myself feel a little better for abandoning those that follow me, I will bore you with my […]

— Daley Dodd

Video in honor of MLK day

This Thursday & Friday, at noon in Lecture Hall 3, DMU Diversity Services will sponsor a viewing of “KING” in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18).  The video will be shown in 2 parts (each about 50 minutes). You are invited to bring your lunch. Email your questions to

— Courtney Tompkins


There are many things that I am thankful for this year, and one of them is having the Google search engine. Some people joke that they can’t cook or even know how to boil water. I thought making hard boiled eggs was something everyone knew how to do except me! However, when I searched for […]

— Tea Nguyen

Planning an Iowa-cation?

Is that a real word? Probably not but maybe it should be! Whether you’re considering moving to town for the awesome DMU experience OR you live here & want to know more about the Hawkeye state, check out this travel guide &/or the calendar of events!

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to DMU to hear from author on medical apartheid

Des Moines University invites you to hear Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” on January 27 at noon. Free and open to all, her talk will be held in the Des Moines University (DMU) Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: slow-cooker wild rice soup

One of my resolutions for 2010 is to cook more meals in the crock pot. I love coming home on a cold night to a warm meal that’s ready to eat. This recipe sounds especially satisfying for this chilly weekend. What are your New Year’s Resolutions? If eating healthy is on the list, check out […]

— Andrea Cooley

Be careful and protect your feet!

Believe it or not, just 5 minutes of walking in this freezing weather can be exceptionally dangerous for your feet if they are not well protected. Did you know that people who have itchy, burning, painful feet may actually not have oft-heard-of athlete’s foot but actually something called chilblains? After being in the cold for […]

— Tea Nguyen