Archive for October, 2017

Tips and tricks for travel

October 11, 2017 at 11:50 am 1 comment

I’m definitely not a world traveler. In fact, I’ve never traveled out of the country. But I’m curious. What does it take to travel internationally? I’ve enlisted the help of my peers, the internet, and Stacy Amling (a DMACC instructor and avid traveler) to pull together a list of tipsRead More

Textbook prices continue to put strain on students’ wallets

Textbook prices continue to put strain on students’ wallets

October 11, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

 Textbooks are expensive. Long gone are the carefree days in public school when books were provided in class. In college, you need to find your own.  Sometimes one needs to purchase a gigantic, heavily-bound tome, but it is not unusual to have to buy a bundle of loose pages sealedRead More

Clubs looking for new members

Clubs looking for new members

October 11, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

There are nearly 50 clubs and organizations on DMACC’s Ankeny Campus this semester. The benefits of joining one are immense: make new friends, find a subject you’re passionate about, network with staff and faculty… It’s time to get involved. Here are a few clubs on campus that are looking forRead More

Brady Mooers

Chateaus and Catacombs: A trip to France with my family

October 11, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

In the summer of 2016, I travelled with my family to France for 2.5 weeks. Getting the opportunity to go to overseas with my family was a once in a lifetime trip I won’t forget anytime soon. Our journey began from Minneapolis, Minn. at 9 a.m. when we flew toRead More

Hilary Hamilton

Ignore the pseudoscience; get a flu shot for the greater good

October 11, 2017 at 11:41 am 0 comments

As a very young child, I was sick a lot.  My immune system was a mess, and by the time I reached kindergarten and received an allergen test, my family found out that I was allergic to everything in the environment including chocolate and grass. After seven years of allergyRead More

An argument for ethical dog breeders

An argument for ethical dog breeders

October 11, 2017 at 11:40 am 2 comments

“I rescued him.” How many times has a dog owner said these words to you? These days people feel very confident that the only way they should obtain a dog is to rescue one. A person who is concerned with maintaining the moral high ground would never buy a pupRead More

London Study Abroad

London Study Abroad

October 11, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Every spring, DMACC offers study abroad in London. Lauren Rice is the field coordinator for the trip, working on marketing the trip and working with AIFS, the company who sponsors the trip. However, last year, Rice was the faculty member who lead the trip, taught classes and went with themRead More

Speaker coming Oct. 25 for International Year: Liberia

October 11, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

When Joanne Dudgeon, a history and geography instructor at the Ankeny DMACC campus, became involved for the first time with the DMACC International Year campaign, she was intent on bringing knowledge about the continent of Africa to the forefront. With Africa as the target continent, Liberia was an easy choice. Read More