Dine, drink & dance to help out kids!

A friend & co-worker tipped me off but I forgot to post this earlier so apologies for the last minute timing but the Young Variety’s annual soiree is Friday, the 5th (ie. today or tomorrow depending on when you read this!) $30 tickets (or $35 at the door) gets you into the party at Wakonda […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Are you crazy?

If jumping into ice cold waters when the temp is below freezing, or riding a snowbike down hill sounds like fun, check out the Des Moines Winter Games this weekend!

— Courtney Tompkins

Dump your plump? Yes!

Many of you may know about the Dump Your Plump program going on here at DMU. Dump Your Plump is a 10-week team wellness challenge amongst the faculty, staff and students here. Teams have 4-10 people and are in essence competing for health. There will be participants trying to maintain their weight and others that […]

— Daley Dodd

Wear red Friday (Feb. 5)!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America. Join folks across the nation in wearing red Friday to raise awareness of this horrible, oft preventable, disease and help connect people to the American Heart Association. If you’re on campus, stop by the SEC Commons, Feb. 3-5, noon-1, to donate $5 or more […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Good food reviews!

On Friday when I got home from work, my husband surprised me with having dinner and hotel reservations ready for a night out (he is THE BEST) and we hit up Centro, one of our favorite dinner spots. We devoured the pancetta-wrapped gulf shrimp that we love, gobbled up the focaccia bread, then I had […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Do you need Super Bowl food?

I know you do! Well then this is perfect for you… my class is selling Papa Murphy’s discount cards as our class fundraiser. We will be selling the cards February 1 – 5 in the Student Education Center commons area. Cards are only $5 and there is more than a $33 value on the cards. […]

— Daley Dodd

Anatomy word of the month: hiatus

The Latin word for “an opening, a gaping mouth”.  The diaphragm, the muscular partition that divides the chest from the abdomen, has three openings.  The aorta, esophagus and inferior vena cava each pass through a hiatus in the diaphragm.  You likely have seen this word before when your favorite TV show took a break for […]

— Bill Dyche

Student research spotlight: Katie Welliver

Katie first became interested in research during her undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota. During her sophomore year, she began conducting research in the dietetics field. She spent the majority of her research work looking at the nutritional effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on the prevention of breast cancer. Following her undergraduate education, Katie […]

— Seth Stevenson

Catch some tunes Saturday

D.O. student Amy Hynek is not only insanely smart and ready to graduate in May but she’s also musically talented and plays in a family band with her sister, brother & dad, in between classes and rotations! Pumptown is a folk/country/rock band that has performed all over Iowa and will do a show here in […]

— Courtney Tompkins