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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

DMACC to begin arming security

DMACC to begin arming security

February 4, 2020 at 8:50 am 0 comments

This month, security officers will patrol the halls of DMACC Ankeny campus with firearms for the first time.  Along with firearms, other officers will also be carrying tasers. This has been an ongoing discussion between the DMACC administration, the security team, students, and other campus groups for almost two yearsRead More

DMACC team to climb stairs for good cause in March

DMACC team to climb stairs for good cause in March

February 4, 2020 at 8:47 am 0 comments

This March, teams are racing up Des Moines’s tallest buildings, floor by floor, to raise money for the American Lung Association in the annual Fight For Air Climb. DMACC Security Supervisor and team captain Terry Harrison has participated in the event for nine years, and speaks about how he gotRead More

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The college transfer process can be daunting for first-generation students

December 5, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

When someone graduates high school, a guest at the graduation party will likely ask, “What college do you plan to attend?” Many would answer with a university or community college, while others never really thought about it. Some graduates had already met their expectations or had other obstacles which preventedRead More

Rivers Cuomo raises a guitar as Andrew Yang speaks in downtown Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 1.

Weezer plays for Yang supporters in Des Moines

November 8, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

On the cold and rainy first of November, a crowd of 1,000 people gathered at Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines for what the “Yang Gang” titled Yangapalooza. Andrew Yang, along with many other Democratic presidential candidates, came to Iowa to campaign during the Liberty and Justice Celebration. Yang campaignedRead More