How to make music – portably

Jose Figueroa, D.O.’95, is beyond busy with the courses he teaches, the patients he treats and his five children. But …

A spot of cuteness for your day!

As you might know, DMU is not far away from Drake University (& even have a joint dual degree program!) …

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 …

How to create an iPod app

FOR ANY HUMAN URGE OR NEED, it seems there’s now an app for one’s iPhone, iTouch or Blackberry to address …

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 …

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 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 run a truly great university: with trust, plus

There are many talented people who work or study at Des Moines University. In this issue of DMU Magazine, you …

The Bodies exhibit!

The human body is a beautiful, amazing thing! I’m always interested to learn more about how it works and what …

DMU honored by Iowa Psychological Association

Des Moines University (DMU) was recently chosen as the 2010 Iowa Psychologically Healthy Workplace by the Iowa Psychological Association (IPA). …

Doing a world of good during Haiti’s crisis

On Jan. 12, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the tiny island country of Haiti, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. DMU alumni and students were among those who responded to the dire need for assistance. Here, we share some of their stories.

DMU delivers compassion, care and babies in Mali

The DMU students, alumni and faculty who recently traveled to Mali, West Africa, on a medical service trip with the nonprofit organization Medicine for Mali, faced challenging conditions and hot weather.