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Interview with Matt Sprengeler

Interview with Matt Sprengeler

October 16, 2020 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Campus Chronicle staff members Cole and Aaron interview Academic Advisor Matt Sprengeler. They talk about academic advising during the virtual semester, differences between community colleges and four year colleges’ pandemic response, and a recent “Why Honors?” talk at the NACADA Annual Conference featuring Mr. Sprengeler.

Relief grant funds available for students

Relief grant funds available for students

September 16, 2020 at 11:51 am 0 comments

In the wake of COVID-19, students across the country have had their education disrupted as many schools transition to online learning. This has left some students struggling to pay for the resources required to attend classes online such as technology, internet, or childcare. In response to this, the federal governmentRead More

Building 5, DMACC Ankeny Campus. Photo by Andy Langager

DMACC professors adapt to all online classes

April 27, 2020 at 11:58 am 1 comment

By Chronicle Staff Since the widespread outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, DMACC faculty have been working to find a solution to continue classes in an online setting.  Many classes are fairly straight-forward to transition online, but other programs can be a bit more difficult, especially those that require a more hands-onRead More

Holly Clark, Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives Program Coordinator. Photo courtesy DMACC.

DMACC adds Community Engagement and Diversity coordinator

April 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm 1 comment

Applying to college can be scary, especially when you have no guidance and you don’t even know where to start.  Luckily, DMACC has people like Holly Clark set on making your transition to college as successful as possible, and help you feel secure along the way. Holly is the newRead More

DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts Festival postponed

DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts Festival postponed

April 12, 2020 at 8:27 pm 0 comments

This will be the 19th year that DMACC will be holding its annual Celebration of Literary Arts Festival. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to reorchestrate their plans. Originally slated to have begun on April 6, the event has been postponed until sometime in the Fall 2020 semester. EmailsRead More

DMACC English Professor Lauren Rice

Remembering DMACC Professor Lauren Rice

April 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

On Sunday April 5, DMACC Professor Lauren Rice was killed in a hit-and-run incident near her home in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines.  Around 8 a.m., Rice was walking her dog when a driver struck her with a truck at a high rate of speed; police said they believeRead More

DMACC introduces new pass/fail policy for Spring term, drop deadline extended

DMACC introduces new pass/fail policy for Spring term, drop deadline extended

April 1, 2020 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

DMACC is introducing a new opt-in system for pass/fail grading. Along with including a designation on all student transcripts that shows that the Spring 2020 semester was affected by the pandemic, students can also submit a request for a pass/fail designation on the transcript instead of the usual letter grade.Read More

Discussion: DMACC adds pass/fail option

Discussion: DMACC adds pass/fail option

March 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The Chronicle staff (and adviser Andy) sit down via video chat to discuss the new pass/fail option at DMACC in light of the COVID-19 disruptions. Did we get anything wrong? Reach us at chronicle@dmacc.edu and follow us on Twitter, @dmaccChronicle