Julie Simanski (left) and Eden Pearson (right) during their Marriage & Family and Composition II class

Learning Communities; group learning at DMACC

February 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

DMACC’s Ankeny campus provides students with “learning community” opportunities. Learning communities are classes that allow students to work in a small group setting with two different instructors while completing two different classes. Students are used to being taught one subject at a time: Math, History, Sociology, English, etc.  Learning communitiesRead More

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Boone’s Molly Jacobsen named Preseason All-American First Team

February 7, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Molly Jacobsen, a sophomore at the DMACC campus in Boone, has been named the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Preseason All-American First Team by Fastpitch News, a newsletter covering women’s fast-pitch softball. The honor was based off of the 2017 season. During the 2017 season last spring, JacobsenRead More

Simon Estes performs Friday; biggest jazz ensemble yet performs Monday

December 7, 2017 at 9:24 am 0 comments

To finish off “dead” week before finals, the Ankeny Campus Concert Choir and the Ankeny Campus Chamber Ensemble will perform with Simon Estes on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Building 6 Auditorium on the Ankeny Campus. Along with Estes and the two groups, will be a numberRead More

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

December 6, 2017 at 11:32 am 0 comments

Iowa’s two largest public colleges Iowa and Iowa State plan to raise in-state tuition 7 percent yearly for five years. This percent is added on to the tuition each year so instead of it just being an increase of 35 percent in five years it will actually be up toRead More

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Online courses provide more opportunity for cheating

December 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

“Adam” logged on to Blackboard to finalize the accounting homework due that night and realized he had an exam due in 30 minutes. The exam was 60 multiple choice questions, and he had 30 minutes to complete it. His plan of attack: Phone a friend. While he had the examRead More

The doors of The Ames United Church of Christ, photo courtesy their website.

Ames reverend responds to criticism after teens’ party

December 6, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

An Ames church became the victim of criticism after throwing a LGBT+ friendly Halloween party in October. The Ames United Church of Christ’s party was called “Drag-O-Ween.” Pizza was provided and activities included crowning a king and queen as well as a gender neutral ruler.  A vlogger called Activist MommyRead More

YesYes Book Tour: left to right Lynn Melnick, Raena Shirali, Brandon Courtney. 
Photo by: Hannah Rothamel.

YesYes authors read their work

November 1, 2017 at 11:12 am 0 comments

In case you missed authors Lynn Melnick, Brandon Courtney, and Raena Shirali’s book tour stop at DMACC on Oct. 16. Published with the independent press YesYes Books, each author brought a series of poems to share. Lynn Melnick read from her recently published work “Landscape with Sex and Violence.” ItRead More

Liberia: A history of Americans in exile

Liberia: A history of Americans in exile

November 1, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Most people don’t think of the United States as a point of departure, but Dr. Claude Clegg of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, addressed 91 students on Oct. 25 to discuss Liberia, a nation with a history of Americans in exile. It is typical, Dr. Clegg said, that UnitedRead More