Archive for February, 2016

Diversity week brings former skinhead and Academy Award winner to campus

February 17, 2016 at 11:12 am 0 comments

For the first time in DMACC history, the Diversity Commission will be hosting a weeklong event to celebrate and recognize the diversity that resides on our campuses. Under the leadership of Chairwoman Joanne Dudgeon, the commission has developed a simple and attainable mission: “Advocate for diversity awareness and ensure theRead More

Illustration by Kate Allender

Ziggy has returned to Mars; RIP Major Tom

February 5, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

I don’t usually have problems with celebrity deaths. I’ll admit that I did cry when I heard Robin Williams died in 2014, but out of all the recent celebrity deaths, the death of David Bowie on Jan. 10 probably was the hardest celebrity death for me to deal with inRead More

A rendering of the new Building 5 student center.Image courtesy DMACC Physical Plant

Building 5 opens its doors this fall

February 5, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

The Building 5 Student Center is expected to open by Fall Semester 2016, and the attached recreation center is expected to be operational by January 2017, DMACC officials have announced. Ned Miller, DMACC Executive Director of the Physical Plant, said, “This is the biggest project we have done in aRead More

Nickolas Illingworth stands at fhe front counter of Lurra Cocina restaraunt at 1420 Locust in downtown Des Moines.

Downtown’s Lurra Cocina features ICI grad

February 5, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 comment

A nomad journey through Europe and an “eat, pray, love” attitude influenced this chef to open up his own restaurant in downtown Des Moines three months ago. Nickolas Illingworth, Indianola native, is the head chef at Lurra Cocina, with his business partners, is working to make his dream of openingRead More

English Professor Marc Dickinson in his office in Building 2.
He advises the Creative Writing Club. It meets Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in 2-7

English prof writes shorts stories that engage

February 5, 2016 at 10:34 am 0 comments

On the first day of the creative writing class Marc Dickinson, a creative writing instructor, tells students in order to be a successful writer they need to practice writing every day. While not all teachers practice what they preach, Dickinson leads by example. Arriving at DMACC around 6 a.m. toRead More