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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 1 comment

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

Chef Roy Choi visits West campus for ciWeek

Chef Roy Choi visits West campus for ciWeek

March 27, 2019 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Roy Choi, a world renowned chef, visited DMACC West Campus as a keynote speaker at the annual ciWeek event on Wednesday, March 6. Choi sat down with Dr. Anthony Paustian for a Q&A conversation. He shared his experience of growing up in a traditional Korean-American family in Los Angeles, andRead More

Opinion: Breaking the violent cycle: A new model for America

Opinion: Breaking the violent cycle: A new model for America

March 27, 2019 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Gun violence is a repetitious, destructive force in the United States of America. Fortunately or unfortunately, the right of the American people to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Typical responses to mass shootings in movie theaters, workplaces, public schools, places of worship, andRead More