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International delights!

YAY!!!!  If you know me you know how much I love to eat & I love outdoor community festivals. Combine them into a FOOD FESTIVAL and you’ve won my heart. One of my FAVORITE outdoor festivals is next weekend – the World Food Festival! There’s great entertainment, cooking demos and you can learn about non-profit […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A post for a rainy day

What to do in this dreary weather? Bundle up with a good book, that’s what! My new book just came in! “Shattered Silence” is a true story about the daughter of a serial killer. It’s about her life and how she dealt with this horrendous past. I expect it to be an awe-inspiring book. Have […]

— Tea Nguyen

Current reads: Anne Frank’s Diary – The Secret Annex

Something on TV, not exactly sure what it was, prompted me to get my hands on this book. Knowing my reading pace, I wanted to buy the book instead of borrowing it at a public library. (I still haven’t gotten a public library card here.) Naturally, I couldn’t get myself to justify buying a leisure […]

— Tea Nguyen

Hear a U.S. Olympic Committee sports psychologist

DMU student organizations frequently bring experts and opinion leaders to campus, sometimes “virtually.” On October 2, 12 – 1 p.m., the Sports Medicine Club and the Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Club will co-sponsor a video presentation by Kirsten Peterson, Ph.D., a sport psychologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. Peterson served on […]

— Barb Boose

Recipe: butternut squash pasta with bacon

The challenge: Trying a new food item = butternut squash in a main dish. This pasta will warm you right up during those cold winter nights in Iowa. If you’re into wedding gifts, here’s a recipe for the couple-to-be to prepare together. This is a great recipe because you hardly need to measure anything – […]

— Tea Nguyen

Corn, a new food… for me at least!

Before moving to Des Moines, I thought I could avoid eating corn. (Can’t say it’s on my favorite vegetable list.) But gee, corn really is everywhere and it has finally invaded my home! I mean, I like candied corn, popcorn and corn dogs, but not regular ‘ole corn on the cob. These Iowans really convinced […]

— Tea Nguyen

St. Lucia in summary

My two-week global health rotation in St. Lucia was an amazing experience.  I had the opportunity to work in outpatient and inpatient physical therapy, as well as complete home visits and visit a senior citizens’ home. This was such a great experience because I was challenged by working in a new culture as well as […]

— Lindsay Dean

Apples to Apples!

I didn’t know how many different types of apples exist in this world. I thought the variety was only red and green. Well I learned about the variety of apples when I started to grocery shop for them and when I tagged along with my neighbor buddies, Clint Cummings, D.O. ’11, and wife Brandie (see […]

— Tea Nguyen

Cool family events this weekend

It sounds like this weekend will be more days of gorgeous weather. You should plan now to get your nose out of the books and spend some time with those you love! Maybe you can go to an orchard and soak up some sunshine while picking your fruit! Or, on Saturday morning, check out Paws […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Mmmmm, so tasty!

I thought I’d point out some new places to eat around town…. Because, well, I love to eat and I love new places! Yesterday I was delighted to try the new smashburger in West Des Moines.(Full disclaimer: my entire lunch and that of my friend was free. It was a social media folks invite-only preview […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Help raise awareness of homeless kids!

Imagine your life now… on your way to a successful career in health care. While there are still challenges to face, your basic needs have always been met. Now imagine if you will, growing up without those basic needs and wonder… would you still be where you are today if you grew up without them? […]

— David Guajardo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Clemson vs. Georgia Tech. Anybody watch last night? If you did, you were treated to an enjoyable, remarkably close game… that I called. I said it was going to be close and I said it was going to be good. Nailed it. I send an email to my classmates every week with my “What to […]

— Kendall Conder

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

A rockin’ endorsement of DSM

OMG, I’m so excited!!  Des Moines made design*sponge! Check out this brand new city guide with a great listing of hip DSM places to visit! Plus, bonus, they even mention that Iowa is home to MMA legend Pat Miletich (I’m a fan!). We are nothing if not diverse here in the Hawkeye state!

— Courtney Tompkins

Stretching the dollar… with water

Did you know you can double the value of your fruit juice drinks simply by adding water? I found there is way too much sugar in a standard serving for fruit drinks like V8 Fusion or even Tropicana’s OJ. So if you want the juice to last a little longer or you want to drink […]

— Tea Nguyen

Scheels 10k (& 1k youth run) is TOMORROW!

If you enjoyed the DMU 5k and are looking for another fun run and a way to contribute to the community, try the Scheels 10k & 1k youth run tomorrow at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Part of the donations from the run will be given to Shoes That Fit, a non-profit […]

— David Guajardo

Physical therapy in St. Lucia

St Lucia has been quite the eye-opening experience on many levels. The health system here, as far as physical therapy is concerned, is very good but needs further development. The people do very well with the resources available to them but they need so much more. We had the opportunity to do some community outreach […]

— Katie Schultz

Street Party!

Take a break from studying this weekend and head to the best block party in town. Ingersoll Live is this Saturday from 4p.m. to 11p.m. Ingersoll Ave will be closed between 28th and 29th Streets. The event is free and great for the whole family. Enjoy live music, food (from Jesse’s Embers, Star Bar, Gateway […]

— Andrea Cooley

Did someone say FREE?

Anyone else out there that loves free educational materials? Well do I have the website for you! This website has bunches and bunches of free medical books available to the public and even some anatomy dissecting guides to help compliment your learning experiences as a medical student. Take a whirl and let me know what […]

— Tea Nguyen

Checking in from our St. Lucia rotation

We have completed one week of work here at St. Jude Hospital in St. Lucia and things are going well. Throughout the week we evaluated and treated inpatients and outpatients. We have seen a variety of diagnoses including orthopedic, neurological and wound care. We have also been giving in-services on various topics in the afternoons […]

— Lindsay Dean