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DMACC alumnus makes his debut on the X-Factor

DMACC alumnus makes his debut on the X-Factor

October 9, 2013 at 10:53 am 0 comments

By Miriah Masching The X-Factor, the award-winning, international phenomenon, is back for its third season. Four judges traveled the country in search of contestants who they believe have the x-factor. Contestants perform in front of the judges as well as an audience to prove they have what it takes toRead More

Opinion: DMACC should reconsider use of Blackboard

Opinion: DMACC should reconsider use of Blackboard

October 9, 2013 at 10:50 am 0 comments

By Alex Payne Professors and instructors here at DMACC seem to be in a love affair with an online learning program called Blackboard. Unfortunately all of them seem to have a different relationship with the program. As I log onto Blackboard I am overwhelmed with a large number of notifications.Read More

The man behind “The Daily”: Experience and perspective

The man behind “The Daily”: Experience and perspective

October 9, 2013 at 10:48 am 0 comments

By Anna Duran. There’s always something to do on any DMACC campus on any given day. If a student wants to know what that is, all they have to do is read the DMACC Student Daily. One man writes that email, and one man covers the events for it. ThatRead More

No shortage of groups for students to join

October 9, 2013 at 10:47 am 0 comments

By Ann Voight. DMACC has over 20,000 students attending campuses this fall.  Ankeny has a wide variety of groups students can join to meet new people who have similar interests.  Here’s a rundown on some of the clubs on campus:   DMACC United, LGBTQA students and Allies  This group meetsRead More

Rob Denson marks 10th year as DMACC president

Rob Denson marks 10th year as DMACC president

October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am 0 comments

By Alex Payne. November 1, 2013 will mark President Rob Denson’s tenth anniversary here at DMACC. Denson was appointed as the fourth president of Des Moines Area Community College after a long search to find a replacement following former President David English’s arrest for growing marijuana in his home. ManyRead More

Haunted house season returns to Des Moines

Haunted house season returns to Des Moines

October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am 0 comments

By Buddy Jackson It is that time of year for all things that go bump in the night to reveal their hideous evil throughout Des Moines and Ankeny. The places to be are The Ankeny Haunted Barn and Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Scream Park in Des Moines. The Ankeny Haunted BarnRead More

Dean Jim Stick: “Find something you love to do”

Dean Jim Stick: “Find something you love to do”

October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am 0 comments

By Megan Miras Dean of Arts and Sciences Jim Stick never thought he would be at a community college, but he is glad he is. Stick went to school in Northeast Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa. He lived in Iowa City for 10-11 years.  Next, he movedRead More

Opinion: Obamacare, government shutdown

Opinion: Obamacare, government shutdown

October 9, 2013 at 10:41 am 0 comments

By Mike Kelsey The government shut down has begun and Obamacare has officially started. It is one of the biggest bills to be passed in the last decade. The bill has created an abundance of ruckus over the last four years. This has helped create a federal government shut downRead More