Building 5 opens with food court and more

After a year and a half of construction, Building 5 is reopened with a range of new spaces and services, including a new food court and space for student activities. Compared to the old building staff describe the new remodel as “much larger, brighter, light, airy, friendly and workable.”

Compared to the old building staff describe the new remodel as “much larger, brighter, light, airy, friendly and workable.”
The Student Activities Council has a new space located in the “Bullpen,” immediately to the right when you walk in. The Bullpen is where students can get information on anything they need. The area consists of evening and weekend services, SAC, Campus Recreation, the call center, veteran services/lounge, Iowa College Access Network, and the photo ID office.

The Bullpen is where students can get information on anything they need. The area consists of evening and weekend services, SAC, Campus Recreation, the call center, veteran services/lounge, Iowa College Access Network, and the photo ID office.
Students can also pick up discounted tickets for a number of events, such as Adventure Land, Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, local movie theaters, Iowa Cubs games, Des Moines Buccaneers games, Iowa Events Center, Civic Center events, Des Moines Performing Arts events and Dart Bus Passes.

Building 5 also hosts many activities for students including Back to School Bingo sponsored by the SAC on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. at the stage area. Students can win school supplies, groceries, household items and much more.
Also on Sept. 21, Active Minds speaker Dave Romano will be in the Building 6 auditorium from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Romano has suffered with depression and has even survived a suicide attempt during high school. He now travels, sharing his story with others and helping audiences overcome the stigma attached to mental illness.

Inside the Bullpen is the Veteran Services and Lounge. DMACC has 250-300 Veterans and families enrolled and on campus.
Don Enright, Veteran Service Coordinator, helps those Veterans get the benefits and college experience they deserve. Also inside is a Veterans Lounge, a small quiet place for veterans to get away and do homework or just relax.

The Lounge is a 300 square foot room that consists of a conference table, flat screen TV, mini fridge, coffee maker, and soon computers.

Building 5 allows space for more clubs to meet.

Andy Langager, adviser for the chess club, is excited about the new space.

“We started chess club last year, but we were meeting in Building 2 and no one knew we were over there. Now with Building 5 we can be out in the open, and people who are walking by will be able to see we’re here and join us if they want to.”

The Chess Club meets in Building 5 Wednesdays at noon.

“I’m excited to see how other clubs with use the space in Building 5, it has a lot of potential we didn’t have before,” says Langager.

Three restaurants now open in the building are The Leaning Tower of Pizza, Subway and Maid-Rite.

Leaning Tower of Pizza, voted best pizza in Ankeny for eleven years, is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Not only do they serve pizza, but also sandwiches, pasta dishes, and many appetizers such as onion rings and mozzarella sticks available in both full and half orders.

Pizza slices range in price from Breakfast for $2.50, Cheese for $2.00, Single Topping for $2.50 and Specialty for $2.75.
Full pizzas also can be ordered in sizes Mini, Small, Medium and Large. Prices for full depend on the style of pizza.

Subway has a New Store Special, Applewood Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce, $2.99 for a six inch and $5.98 for a footlong. Subway is open Monday to Thursday 8am-7pm, Closed Saturday and Sunday

Maid-Rite is open Sunday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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