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Men’s basketball coach BJ McGinn finds success for DMACC

Men’s basketball coach BJ McGinn finds success for DMACC

May 2, 2014 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Barrett J McGinn the current DMACC men’s basketball head coach, has coached nearly his entire life. Growing up in Cedar Falls, Iowa, he played high school basketball for Cedar Falls High School. McGinn graduated from Cedar Falls, then started his coaching career at the age of 18 becoming an assistantRead More

Profile: Executive Vice President Kim Linduska

December 4, 2013 at 9:56 am 0 comments

By Olivia Herr. Executive vice president at DMACC. President of the Ames Chamber of Commerce  Board. President of the Ames Red Cross Board. Would you believe that all of these titles belong to one person? Kim Linduska is all of these things and more. She has been with DMACC forRead More

Soldier’s compelling tale inspires students, faculty

Soldier’s compelling tale inspires students, faculty

November 13, 2013 at 9:46 am 0 comments

By Ann Voight. DMACC campuses selected Brian Castner’s memoir, The Long Walk, an unflinching look at the war in the Middle East and the psyches of soldiers after returning stateside, as the book for the One Book, One College, One Community program. The purpose of One Book, One College, OneRead More

Grammar Grrrl: Then vs Than

Grammar Grrrl: Then vs Than

November 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

This society is becoming dumber. It is time for an intervention! Stop me if you’ve heard this one: I would rather cuddle then have sex. If you’re good with grammar you’ll get it. I would rather eat dessert first than my meal, because dessert first is better then second. IfRead More

Daniel Little and Aly Benoit pick apples together during a family outing at the Happy Apple orchard earlier this season. Photo by Megan Miras.

Happy Apple brings families together

October 30, 2013 at 9:57 am 0 comments

By Megan Miras. She is the apple of my eye, and words cannot express the joy I felt watching my daughter eat an apple to the core while searching for more perfect apples. She grinned from ear-to-ear holding her apple in one hand and steadying herself with the other whileRead More

Beards, glorious beards

Beards, glorious beards

October 9, 2013 at 11:04 am 0 comments

By Anna Duran. Take a look around. Do you see them? Magnificent? Patchy? Beards are more popular than ever, and DMACC is a participating example. A study published in 2011 may shed some light on why the male facial trend is here to stay – women and men agree aRead More

Life at The Bistro

Life at The Bistro

September 11, 2013 at 9:54 am 0 comments

By Avis Allen. One might think that having a Culinary Institute with a Bistro restaurant on their college campus would be an easy task to run every day.  In the beginning of the culinary program, I thought that the Chef would control the whole kitchen and dictate to the studentsRead More

Students mix school and work

Students mix school and work

August 23, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

For many college students, summer is either a time to find a summer job, to help pay for school, or take summer classes. For second year Culinary Arts student, Chad Borchers, he mixed the two. Borchers decided to make his usual summer job, of being a Senior Counselor at OkobojiRead More