Archive for February, 2020

Oscars Prediction Podcast

Oscars Prediction Podcast

February 10, 2020 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Cole, Justin, and Aaron discuss their predictions for the 2020 Oscars!

Behind the screen: DMACC’s social media team

Behind the screen: DMACC’s social media team

February 5, 2020 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Tucked away down the sidewalk from Trail Point sits Building 21; most students may have walked by without even noticing. This is where DMACC’s Marketing and Public Relations Office is housed, including the three-person team that runs the school’s social media. First, there is Lisa Schmitz of West Des Moines.Read More

‘Parasite’ effectively depicts class struggle with likable cast

‘Parasite’ effectively depicts class struggle with likable cast

February 5, 2020 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

At the recent 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2020, Boon Joon-Ho’s dark comedy and social thriller made history as the first foreign language film to win Best Cast in a Motion Picture, the ceremony’s most prestigious award. “Parasite” also won Best Foreign Film, and was nominated for Best DirectorRead More

World-renowned opera singer and DMACC visiting professor Simon Estes performs at the Sing, Ebenezer! concert in the Building 6 auditorium on Jan. 21. Photo provided by Dan Ivis.

Concert pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 5, 2020 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

On the night of Jan. 21, in a packed auditorium, DMACC hosted “Sing, Ebenezer! The songs and stories from Martin Luther King’s Neighborhood.” The DMACC choir was joined by three special guests: former assistant minister Albert Paul Brinson, soprano singer Sherry Dukes, Broadway performer Roosevelt Andre Credit, and world-renowned operaRead More

Meet Sara: The one who keeps campus caffeinated

Meet Sara: The one who keeps campus caffeinated

February 5, 2020 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Every DMACC student knows that Cafe X serves coffee, but who can students give thanks to? Sarah Volkman, that is who. Sara has been working with Cafe Diem for 12 years and has been an owner since 2014. She is the proud owner of Cafe X and Campus Grounds, theRead More

Bonjour! French chefs give culinary demonstrations

Bonjour! French chefs give culinary demonstrations

February 4, 2020 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Since 1986, the Iowa Culinary Institute has been hosting chefs from Des Moines’s sister city, Saint-Étienne, France, to demonstrate their skills to the culinary students. Usually, two chefs come to the States, but since this year is the 35th anniversary, 20 chefs came over to Des Moines, which is moreRead More

DMACC to begin arming security

DMACC to begin arming security

February 4, 2020 at 8:50 am 0 comments

This month, security officers will patrol the halls of DMACC Ankeny campus with firearms for the first time.  Along with firearms, other officers will also be carrying tasers. This has been an ongoing discussion between the DMACC administration, the security team, students, and other campus groups for almost two yearsRead More

DMACC team to climb stairs for good cause in March

DMACC team to climb stairs for good cause in March

February 4, 2020 at 8:47 am 0 comments

This March, teams are racing up Des Moines’s tallest buildings, floor by floor, to raise money for the American Lung Association in the annual Fight For Air Climb. DMACC Security Supervisor and team captain Terry Harrison has participated in the event for nine years, and speaks about how he gotRead More