Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Iowa Education: Community colleges falling behind in per-pupil state funding

November 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

The original legislation that founded community colleges in Iowa was introduced in 1965 by Senator Jack Kibbie, and tuition was a mere $25-30 per credit hour according to Jim Stick, dean of liberal arts at DMACC. Since then, Iowa’s community colleges have expanded and become invaluable assets to the healthRead More

Starting on a high note: DMACC’s new music director James Thompson

Starting on a high note: DMACC’s new music director James Thompson

November 28, 2018 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Interested in completing a music program here at DMACC? Don’t fret. DMACC’s new Music Department Chairman James Thompson plans to compose the now-minor music education program into a major transferring opportunity. After finishing his degree in Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Iowa in 2013, Thompson had theRead More

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News Briefs, October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Report of sexual assault at Campus View DMACC students, faculty and staff received email notification of an alleged sexual assault that took place the morning of Sept. 21 at Campus View Apartments, the complex located adjacent to Ankeny campus. The email, sent by Jay Tiefenthaler, Director of Energy, Safety andRead More

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Update: DMACC administration considers arming security

October 31, 2018 at 8:47 am 0 comments

The motion to arm security on campus, specifically in Buildings 5 and 9, has not moved forward yet, according to Jay Tiefenthaler, director of campus security at DMACC. “Currently we are still in the evaluation phase,” Tiefenthaler said about the proposal. He said he would like to see more studentRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Reynolds and Hubbell focus on healthcare, taxes in first debate

October 11, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Gov. Kim Reynolds and opponent Fred Hubbell took to the debate floor for the first time Wednesday night at the DMACC campus in Ankeny to express their views publicly. The auditorium of Building 6 was divided in half, one side occupied by Hubbell’s supporters, the other by Reynolds’. Regardless, byRead More

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News Briefs, Oct. 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

Italy Trip: This spring, DMACC students have the chance to go on a week-long trip to Italy. The trip will be May 13-20 and stop in Rome, Florence and Venice. For more information, email Maria Cochran at, or attend meetings in Building 2, Room 12B from 12:15-12:45 p.m. onRead More

Paul Akpan

New Facebook marketing class fills quickly

October 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

This fall, DMACC is offering a business course in “Facebook and Digital Marketing.” The class is an update to MKT: 121, it features proprietary Facebook marketing lessons and real-world digital marketing projects. The idea arose this summer, after Facebook unveiled a plan to train 1 million people and small businessesRead More

Paul Robidoux

Sciences split from Liberal Arts

October 10, 2018 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Students may notice a change in venue for psychology and sociology classes this spring. The Ankeny campus is currently in the process of moving those social sciences classes out of Building 2, and into Building 9. This is part of a split from the Liberal Arts program where the science,Read More