Weekend plans?

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and there are all kinds of fun things going on in Des Moines. If …

Happy thanksgiving!

Today I hope you are taking time to be thankful for your family, friends, home, job, education & the beauty …

Fireworks in November!

I love fireworks and shopping, so for me the annual Holiday Promenade in the East Village is pretty much a …

Winter market!

The downtown farmers’ market is one of the best spring-summer-fall activities in Des Moines but we all miss it during …

Cake, my favorite

I’m an emotional eater (bad, I know!) and therefore think cake or cupcakes could solve most of the world’s woes. …

Senior Health Fair

Saturday is a GREAT annual event at DMU — the Senior Health Fair! From 8 until noon, our students, along …

Reach out and read!

This Saturday some of our students & staff are helping out with a really cool initiative called Reach Out & …

Get inspiration from a genius

The Mona Lisa is the first thing people think of when they hear the name Leonardo da Vinci, but he …

It’s marathon time!

This coming Sunday is the Des Moines Marathon. Obviously if you’re running it, you’re acutely aware of when it is. …

It’s pumpkin & apple time!

Where to get your pumpkins: Howells – has a barnyard, kid activities, corn maze & tractor rides. They also have …

Food festival this weekend!

Friday kicks off my all-time favorite outdoor festival in Des Moines, The World Food Festival!! If you’ve read this blog …

Global Health conference

On October 13, our global health department and the Heartland Global Health Consortium are again hosting an awesome conference. This …