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Tolerance, understanding help in the process of coming out

October 11, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

In 1988, Robert Eichsberg and Jean O’Leary founded National Coming Out Day on October 11, which marked the one year anniversary of the national march on Washington D.C. for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The struggles of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Plus community (LGBT+) were apparent years before this march.Read More

Textbook prices continue to put strain on students’ wallets

Textbook prices continue to put strain on students’ wallets

October 11, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

 Textbooks are expensive. Long gone are the carefree days in public school when books were provided in class. In college, you need to find your own.  Sometimes one needs to purchase a gigantic, heavily-bound tome, but it is not unusual to have to buy a bundle of loose pages sealedRead More

An argument for ethical dog breeders

An argument for ethical dog breeders

October 11, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

“I rescued him.” How many times has a dog owner said these words to you? These days people feel very confident that the only way they should obtain a dog is to rescue one. A person who is concerned with maintaining the moral high ground would never buy a pupRead More

London Study Abroad

London Study Abroad

October 11, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Every spring, DMACC offers study abroad in London. Lauren Rice is the field coordinator for the trip, working on marketing the trip and working with AIFS, the company who sponsors the trip. However, last year, Rice was the faculty member who lead the trip, taught classes and went with themRead More

Speaker coming Oct. 25 for International Year: Liberia

October 11, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

When Joanne Dudgeon, a history and geography instructor at the Ankeny DMACC campus, became involved for the first time with the DMACC International Year campaign, she was intent on bringing knowledge about the continent of Africa to the forefront. With Africa as the target continent, Liberia was an easy choice. Read More

Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University spoke about the Reconstruction Era in the Building 6 Auditorium at DMACC on Monday, Sept. 18.

Noted historian speaks at DMACC for Constitution Day

October 4, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

One of the nation’s foremost historians spoke to a packed crowd as part of Constitution Day at DMACC Ankeny, Monday Sept. 18, in Building 5. Eric Foner, professor of history at Columbia University in New York City, is an expert on the Civil War.  He has written numerous books onRead More

Salt Co. launched in Ankeny

Salt Co. launched in Ankeny

September 20, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Salt Company, a college ministry, that started in 1994 in Ames and has spread across the Midwest, launched in Ankeny on Aug. 31 at Keystone Church. The name comes from the book in the Bible, Matthew 5. “Back in Jesus’ time, salt was used to preserve things and as fertilizer.Read More

Anderson gives it a shot

Anderson gives it a shot

September 20, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

There is a woman  on DMACC’s cross country team who has never run cross country before.  In fact, this is her first time ever participating in a sports team… ever. The Bears have a five member running group this year.  The team ran in the Bill Buxton Invitational in IndianolaRead More