If your kids like Spiderman, Princess Leia, Veggie Tales or Diego, you should know… Today (March 5) through Sunday at 4 p.m. is KIDSFEST! in the Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building. There’s snacks, entertainment, crafts, competitions, scavenger hunt and more! What fun! It’s a fun way to let kids run around & blow off […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: sour cream coffee cake

I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to coffee (you don’t want to be around me if I haven’t had my daily cup o’ joe). And what better to go with my morning coffee than coffee cake? Unfortunately coffee cake (and most delicious pastries) are high in fat and sugar–that’s why […]

— Andrea Cooley

Grab some popcorn & a soda, it’s movie time!

Today Metromix Des Moines picked their favorite movie theaters in the area which makes a nifty lil guide for next time you wanna catch a flick. I happen to know DMU students are fond of the Cobblestone 9 theatre on Tuesdays when they have $1 popcorn, $1 drinks & $2.50 candy. Or, if you go […]

— Courtney Tompkins

That’s my classmate!

Adam Lang, a third-year CPMS student, wrote this article on diabetes! So if you see him around campus, give him a high-five for representing our profession and our college. You can also find more podiatric articles at this website so surf around at your leisure and learn about the profession. (Picture: And yes, he loves […]

— Tea Nguyen

Fresh produce sold locally?

I encourage you to take a look at this website and  learn more about locally grown produce provided by farmers who just want you to eat fresh and healthy foods. By purchasing from this website, you are investing in your local community and reducing your carbon footprints. Now that is something to chew on. Once […]

— Tea Nguyen

Anatomy word of the month: jugular

This is the major vein in the neck draining blood most importantly from inside the skull. The Latin jugulummeant “the throat, yoke or collar”. The ancient Greeks referred to this structure as the “sacrificial vein”, likely a reference to cutting the throat of animals sacrificed to their gods.

— Bill Dyche

Student research spotlight: Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard first became interested in research during her undergraduate education at Rockhurst University. Her interest in research began while taking a required genetics lab, where students had to set up experiments to determine the chromosomal loci of a specific trait. This interest was confirmed during her molecular biology class, where students worked with zebra […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Jeffrey Means

J. Jeffrey Means, M.Div., Ph.D. is associate professor and chair of the behavioral medicine department. In addition to his role at the University, Means serves as the director of the Institute for the Practice of Ministry at Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center where he also has a part-time psychotherapy practice. Means’s academic journey has taken […]

— Seth Stevenson

Vote for the worthy couple!

Remember my older post on my friend Matthew who was going through some tough times with leukemia? Well I have good news to share! He’s back on his feet and is moving forward with his own wedding planning. More details can be found here.

(Please don’t hesitate to vote for them too while you’re there!)

— Tea Nguyen