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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

Photo by: Bailey Perkins

Iowa colleges respond to COVID-19

March 11, 2020 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

DMACC has announced that face-to-face classes will be postponed after spring break until further notice, although they will continue online. An email to students stated that between March 23 and 28 there will be no face-to-face classes, and beginning March 30 all classes will be strictly online. However, select lab-basedRead More

Philosophies differ on the use of tech in the classroom

Philosophies differ on the use of tech in the classroom

March 4, 2020 at 11:44 am 0 comments

In a modern classroom setting, one may find two kinds of students: some who use their laptop to take notes and organize materials, and others who use traditional paper and pencil. Professors today are forced to adapt to this change, which causes a divide in expectations between themselves and theirRead More

DMACC to add Renewable Energy and Video degrees, new drama classes

DMACC to add Renewable Energy and Video degrees, new drama classes

March 4, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Starting fall 2020, DMACC will offer new associate degrees for Video Production and Renewable Energy Technologies, as well as eight new drama classes. Brad Luhrs is the program chair for Electronic Engineering Technology, Robotics, and Renewable Energy Technology. He comes from Norwalk, and has worked for DMACC for 11 years.Read More

Photo courtesy Dan Ivis/DMACC.

Somali refugee shares her story, encourages activism

March 3, 2020 at 9:57 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, inside DMACC Building 6 auditorium, Saida Dahir shared her story as a Muslim Somali refugee who, along with her seven siblings and single mother, fled to the United States. “I was one of the lucky ones,” Dahir said when referencing President Trump’s travel ban that listedRead More

World-renowned opera singer and DMACC visiting professor Simon Estes performs at the Sing, Ebenezer! concert in the Building 6 auditorium on Jan. 21. Photo provided by Dan Ivis.

Concert pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 5, 2020 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

On the night of Jan. 21, in a packed auditorium, DMACC hosted “Sing, Ebenezer! The songs and stories from Martin Luther King’s Neighborhood.” The DMACC choir was joined by three special guests: former assistant minister Albert Paul Brinson, soprano singer Sherry Dukes, Broadway performer Roosevelt Andre Credit, and world-renowned operaRead More

Bonjour! French chefs give culinary demonstrations

Bonjour! French chefs give culinary demonstrations

February 4, 2020 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Since 1986, the Iowa Culinary Institute has been hosting chefs from Des Moines’s sister city, Saint-Étienne, France, to demonstrate their skills to the culinary students. Usually, two chefs come to the States, but since this year is the 35th anniversary, 20 chefs came over to Des Moines, which is moreRead More