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Tattoo 101

Tattoo 101

April 27, 2022 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Thinking of getting a tattoo? We’ve got you covered. Here are some basics you should consider before getting inked. Location Location is one of the most important things to consider when getting a tattoo. A tattoo can change not only how you see yourself, but also how others see you.Read More

Richard Alvarenga-Lopez teaches photography classes at the DMACC Ankeny campus.

Q&A with Richard Alvarenga-Lopez

March 23, 2022 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Richard Alvarenga-Lopez is 24 years old, and as he says, “living the dream right now.” Richard teaches the Photoshop classes for DMACC’s Photography program. He plans on moving more into the art world, focusing more on community issues. Not all about himself, but rather giving back and hopefully inspire theRead More

DMACC opens new Automotive Center

DMACC opens new Automotive Center

February 9, 2022 at 11:58 am 0 comments

Nearly 10 years ago, the DMACC Automotive Programs approached the school asking for a larger space to offer students. This additional space allows for a partnership with Subaru, Mercedes, and Honda, as well as newer technology and more hands-on learning experience for Automotive Program students. Building 13 can hold upRead More

Psychology adjunct instructor Jessica DeBoom

Q&A with adjunct Psychology professor Jessica DeBoom

February 9, 2022 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Where did you get your degree and why did you choose it? I got my undergraduate degree in psychology from Simpson College and my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Iowa.  I chose to major in psychology basically because I loved learning about it.  InitiallyRead More

Heather Tisdale

Q&A with new English faculty Heather Tisdale, P.hD.

October 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What colleges did you attend? I attended St. Olaf (in Norway) for my undergraduate work, where I focused on philosophy and political science and women’s studies, and because I’d studied over there, I went on to join the Peace Corps.Read More

Q&A with new video faculty Miguel Tarango

Q&A with new video faculty Miguel Tarango

October 1, 2021 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What college(s) did you go to? I went to the University of Texas at El Paso. I majored in psychology, but a minor in film, anthropology, and art history. Then I got a master’s degree, and it was calledRead More

Iowa State Daily Editorial Adviser Mark Witherspoon. Photo courtesy Iowa State Media Group.

Profile: Mark Witherspoon, editorial advisor for the Iowa State Daily

March 3, 2021 at 11:45 am 0 comments

With an inviting and warm Texan accent and a spoon inked on his forearm, Mark Witherspoon, the editorial advisor for the Iowa State Daily, is one of those rare personalities where rapport is easily found.  After any conversation with Spoon, a name he is commonly referred to by his youngRead More

Emily Anderson at Smokey Row coffee shop in Ankeny, where she often meets in-person (but still safely) with friends.

Pandemic poses challenges to social lives for DMACC students

September 23, 2020 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Even as some places around Iowa and the nation begin to open up and return to normal, students still feel the effects of the deep lack of socialization accessible to them.  Our very own DMACC students reported that maintaining a social life is difficult in the midst of pandemic-related safetyRead More