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OMG, Santa is real!

Ok, maybe not so much but my prayers have been answered and I am Kindle-ing! Best gift ever! Any recommendations on books I should read? I like humor, nonfiction and medically-related stories like Oliver Sacks stuff. On my queue is David Sedaris “Me Talk Pretty.” I’m also trying to catch up on oldies but goodies […]

— Tea Nguyen

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

…But the DMU library’s so delightful. I know that’s what you’re all singing, cozied up to study hard! As I’m sure everybody in Iowa knows we are in the middle of some chilly weather. To get the latest on early closing or cancellations, visit our home page or tune into local news on TV or […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Best bang for the buck

Happy Monday, ya’ll!!! Hope you all had a great weekend, stayed cozy and are ready for another week. The Des Moines metro area ranked #4 on Forbes’ new list of best cities for an affordable lifestyle! That’s good to know when you consider moving here to attend DMU. Another new great report…. Iowa has 2 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Fun & festive things to do

I love the holidays and plan to share lots of fun holiday events over the next month. Everyone seems cheerier, the lights are lovely and there’s many community events. I personally celebrate Christmas but would love to share events related to any holidays so please send me a message or leave a comment if you […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Magic Bullet-approved salad dressing

Does freshly made honey basil salad dressing sound yummy to you? Wait until you try it! I got this recipe from attending the Holistic Medicine Club’s presentation, “Living Raw with Sheree Clark.” Although I can’t really say I’m all about the vegan diet, this dressing sure makes me want to give it a try. Check […]

— Tea Nguyen

Birthday bonanza, round 2

Happy Birthday seems to be the most used phrase lately in the PA neck of the woods. Last Monday, November 23, was a very special birthday for one of our PA faculty and once again, we had a good time! Pam Chambers (if you don’t know her…you should because she rocks) turned 50, so of […]

— Daley Dodd

Birthday bonanza, round 1

November 19 was Elizabeth Campbell’s birthday and boy did we have a good time. She is one of my classmates and bestest buds. As I have mentioned previously, I love parties…but more than that, love planning surprises. So Lauren (another great friend/classmate) and I got busy scheming away! Elizabeth’s day started off with coffee from […]

— Daley Dodd

Happy thanksgiving!!

Today is a very special day indeed. Not only is it a day off school/work but it’s also a great reminder to truly take time to appreciate all we have and give thanks. At DMU we are thankful for all our amazing students and graduates. We are thankful for active alumni and supporters. We are […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Celebration station!

I have a crazy obsession with parties/birthdays/celebrations…pretty much anything that includes loads of sugar and free reign to be loud and crazy. So you can only imagine how much I freak when they are surprise parties….and that’s exactly what we got. Our wonderful faculty threw us a surprise celebration last week for our entire class […]

— Daley Dodd

Do some good today!

This is heart-warming, use it for inspiration today: see what this lil 4-year-old Iowa boy wants for Christmas. So now I know you’re wondering how you can do good too… here’s some options: Go to LetsSayThanks.com to send a free postcard to the troops overseas! Buy tickets for The Nada’s annual Silent Night concert Dec. 4, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Intramurals

I may be 5’3″ (on a good day) but I like volleyball and DMU has an intramural league—PERFECT! Why anyone ever thought to have a bunch of type-A personalities play sports against each other competitively, I am not sure…but at least we have fun! Seriously, it’s like perfection at its max. Everyone wants to win […]

— Daley Dodd

It’s my job to brag!

Seriously, when you have such adorable nephews/nieces as I do, you have to show them off. So let me brag for one hot second. I know you may be rolling your eyes and thinking, “oh, these kids aren’t even gonna be cute!” I agree…sometimes relatives are blinded by the “cuteness” or “adorableness” of their child/nephew/niece […]

— Daley Dodd

Winter is comin’

Do you like to skate? I know I do. I use to pretend I was a professional ice skater in my rollerblades circling my garage until it made me hurl. And yet, I still have not figured out how to use the brake pads (so glad for walls to break my fall!) I’m excited to […]

— Tea Nguyen

Rent

So, I don’t have a life most of the time but when I do…boy do I have a good time! Last Friday I got to see the musical RENT at the Des Moines Civic Center and it was AWESOME. I am not obsessed or anything…I mean this is only just my fourth time seeing it […]

— Daley Dodd

Des Moines makes my job too easy

See, it’s my job to tell you how much Iowa  rocks an sometimes that job includes merely collecting news articles from others about how much Des Moines rocks. So, enjoy this: MSN says Des Moines is the NUMBER ONE most-livable bargain market! That is based on average house cost, culture, outdoor rec options, commute, unemployment, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Holiday fun begins…

It’s rare in Iowa to be this far into the winter season without seeing the white stuff or being completely bundled up. Still, you wouldn’t expect to be able to enjoy a farmers’ market in November! But you can! Friday & Saturday is the first winter market-version of the popular downtown Saturday event. Held indoors […]

— Courtney Tompkins

They want your blood!

No, no, this isn’t some crazy post to coincide with society’s obsession with vampires… The Women’s Medical Alliance is sponsoring a blood drive @ DMU this Friday, Nov. 20, 11-4, in Ryan Hall #178. Sign up today to make a difference by donating blood! To schedule an appointment please click here, then click on ‘Search […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Fourth-year rotations… check!

Well, for me anyway. I’ve always enjoyed going wherever the wind blows and making the most of new experiences. But the month of October was really tense when my applications were sent to various programs and the only thing I could do from then on is wait idly by my email waiting for a response. […]

— Tea Nguyen

Halloween or paw-lloween

I think Halloween is mostly to entertain the adults. I tried dressing up my guinea pig as a mummy, but I don’t think she appreciated the holiday as much as I did. (hehehe)

— Tea Nguyen

Helping at the health fair

This past Saturday I was a part of the free senior health fair at DMU. There were nineteen DMU student groups helping put on this health fair. The health fair was open to anyone above the age of 50 and offered numerous stations that they could visit to assess their health. With supervision from clinicians, […]

— Daley Dodd