Behind the “Euphoria” fashion show

Behind the “Euphoria” fashion show

April 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

Story by Jasmine Arroyo, photos by Alyssa Monroe The 2022 DMACC fashion show revolves around the idea of avant-garde fashion and focuses on the concept of using sustainable products to design fashionable clothing and items in collaboration with the date of the fashion show being on Earth Day. The showRead More

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Ankeny sees spike in gun violence

April 27, 2022 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Ankeny, Iowa has famously been regarded as a safe, friendly community conveniently located minutes outside of the state’s capital city of Des Moines. Home to Des Moines Area Community College’s largest campus and known for its family-centric neighborhoods and events, Ankeny has become a hot-spot for growing families and thoseRead More

Free professional clothing was offered at an event organized by the Evelyn K. Davis Center at the Ankeny DMACC campus, Building 5, on Friday, April 1. Photo by Halle Reynolds.

Event offers free professional clothing through Evelyn K. Davis Center

April 4, 2022 at 11:31 am 0 comments

The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families held on Friday its first-ever pop-up event for their Men on the Move program, a free community resource that allows men a chance to obtain new and gently used professional attire for building their “career closet” without spending a penny. The eventRead More

Sarah Bogaards of the Des Moines Business Record

Former Chronicle editor joins Des Moines Business Record

March 23, 2022 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

For many college graduates, finding a full-time job relating to their major can be a long, stressful journey. For DMACC and Drake journalism graduate Sarah Bogaards, her college experience helped lead directly into a job as a reporter for the Des Moines Business Record. Sarah, who graduated from DMACC inRead More

West campus kicks of CI! Week

West campus kicks of CI! Week

March 7, 2022 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

DMACC’s West Campus will be hosting this year’s Celebrate! Innovation Week (ci!Week) March 9-10. The event is free to watch streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and e360tv. In-person seating for the event is also free, but restricted on a first-come, first served basis. Speakers this year include John de Lance, JazzyRead More

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Recap of DMACC Building 6 flood

February 9, 2022 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

There was a water main break causing a major flood in the basement of Building 6 on Dec. 21, 2021. Jay Tiefenthaler, Director of Energy Management, Safety, and Security, said, “Building 6 has a basement storage area that runs along the west wall of the building (under the library). TheRead More

Psychology adjunct instructor Jessica DeBoom

Q&A with adjunct Psychology professor Jessica DeBoom

February 9, 2022 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Where did you get your degree and why did you choose it? I got my undergraduate degree in psychology from Simpson College and my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Iowa.  I chose to major in psychology basically because I loved learning about it.  InitiallyRead More

The DMACC cybersecurity response team prepares for a call with the FBI around 9:30 a.m., June 5, to discuss the ransomware attack. 
Photo courtesy Mark Clark

How DMACC fought back: The ransomware attack explained

December 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

Note: Names have been changed to protect the identity of the cyberattack response team. Summer classes were only one week underway when Robert Schmidt, a senior member of the DMACC technology team, received a notification on his phone indicating suspicious activity within DMACC’s database.  Several accounts were found to beRead More