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Audio: Students react to armed security decision

Audio: Students react to armed security decision

April 29, 2019 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

The DMACC Board of Directors approved a resolution allowing administration to pursue new security measures, including armed personnel, on March 11. Administration is currently developing a plan set to return to the board for approval in fall 2019. Provisions of the resolution include limiting armed officers to exterior and entranceRead More

Cierra Rainey, 24, from Independence, helped design and test a LEGO rover at a NASA Space Center in Mississippi in March. Photo by Hannah Bonnett

Spring break at NASA? Yes please

April 26, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

For Ankeny DMACC student Cierra Rainey, spring break was not a time of rest and relaxation as it is for most students; she was spending the week at NASA. Cierra Rainey, studying liberal arts, is planning to major in physics after transferring. She was recently chosen to participate in theRead More

Four ‘failures’ from DMACC succeed at honors conference

Four ‘failures’ from DMACC succeed at honors conference

April 26, 2019 at 11:28 am 1 comment

This April, DMACC was the only community college represented at the annual Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. This year’s theme of the conference was “Embracing Failure.” Guest speakers and panels discussed this topic and shared many interpretations of what it means to fail. College honorsRead More

Lucas Anderson of Davenport designed “Cyberpunk — Tech- nology to Take Over,” modeled by North High School student Lily Inthalangsy.

Designs from ‘A World Beyond’

April 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

Photos by Anthony Arroyo Candy wrappers, book pages, trash bags, coins — these are some of the materials students used in their non-traditional designs that were presented during the fifth annual DFI Fashion Gala titled “A World Beyond” on April 19 in Des Moines. More than 20 student designers wereRead More

Students weigh in on board’s security decision

Students weigh in on board’s security decision

April 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

“What should DMACC do?” Vice President of Academic Affairs Scott Ocken posed this question to students on April 3 at an Ankeny campus SAC meeting to gather input on how the school should improve its on campus security measures. He told the room of about 20 students that DMACC administrationRead More

CiWeek speaker Jason Feifer discussed entrepreneurship and his work at the magazine on March 6. Photo by Hannah Bonnett.

Editor-in-Chief at Entrepreneur magazine speaks during 10th annual ciWeek

April 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

What is entrepreneurship and who is an entrepreneur? Jason Feifer, Editor-in-Chief of “Entrepreneur” magazine, set out to answer these questions in his presentation at DMACC’s tenth annual ciWeek event, held at the West Campus on March 6. Feifer, who became the Editor-in-Chief of “Entrepreneur” magazine in October of 2016, hasRead More

Photo by: Bailey Perkins

Harris campaign launches caucus training on DMACC campus

March 29, 2019 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ campaign announced in a press release Thursday that five Iowa colleges, including DMACC in Ankeny, will hold trainings teaching students about the caucus process and how to get involved in caucus organizing. The trainings will take place from April 16-18 where students will hear from theRead More

Pixar’s director of lighting speaks at ciWeek 2019

Pixar’s director of lighting speaks at ciWeek 2019

March 27, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Danielle Feinberg works at Pixar, but when she’s successful, you might never notice. As the director of lighting and photography, the goal of her work is to keep viewers from noticing what she has done and keep them immersed in the film. With 19 years and counting at Pixar, FeinbergRead More