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Dodging, ducking and diving for a good cause

Fifteen teams, including nine from the community and many in costume, relived their P.E. days and raised money for Variety – the Children’s Charity in DMU’s first annual Dodgeball Derby.

Spring 2010, The Pulse
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High-energy and highly musical, Pumptown includes Bill Hynek, DMU student Amy Hynek and her siblings, Amanda and Joe. The band performs original folk rock, rock, pop, country, “island country” and polka tunes with some drum solos in the mix.

Pumptown serves up musical smorgasbord

DMU student Amy Hynek and her family’s rollicking band, Pumptown, may not be the only group to perform with a wide variety of musical instruments. But it may be the only one to incorporate a conch shell, a Maori war chant and topics like bacon – and make it all musically irresistible.

DMU Profiles, Spring 2010
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How to put out a fire

Rule number one: Avoid starting one.

Tom Wicks, D.P.M.’94, a podiatric physician in Chickasha, OK, is a volunteer firefighter and chief medical officer for the third-largest fire department and the largest volunteer department in the state.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to swing your partner, allemande left

Let’s get one thing straight: DMU computer technician Barry Peck emphatically did not want to learn how to square dance. Even though he writes and records music and was in a gospel singing group for 13 years, for him doing the do-sa-do was a big no, no, no.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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Oh the humanity!

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honors select medical students, residents, physician teachers and others for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service” – in a word, humanism.

Summer 2010, Viewpoint
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How to make a great hummus

Marco Torres is DMU kitchen lead and master hummus maker in Summerfield’s Cafe on campus. Hummus was added to the café’s menu about two and a half years ago to provide another option for vegetarians. He says most DMU people like the hummus to be spicy, so he adds chipotle, Cajun or jalapeno seasonings.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to paint a portrait

To capture someone’s face on canvas, trust your eyes. “Most of us look at things and see not what they look like, but what we think they’re supposed to look like,” says Gary Hoff, D.O., FACOI, FACC, chair of DMU’s medical humanities and bioethics department. Carefully observing one’s subject is key in painting and drawing….

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to hurl yourself through space

When it comes to launching yourself on a skinny, bendable fiberglass pole, “it helps to be a little crazy,” says PA-C student Anne McNeil. She began pole vaulting in high school in 2002, the first year that Illinois allowed girls to compete in the sport. “I’d been in track and had been a gymnast, so…

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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