Archive for October, 2021

Students work in Building 5 at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Photo by Alyssa Monroe.

Faculty petition for mask authority in classroom

October 28, 2021 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

A petition has been circulating among faculty members requesting the authority to mandate masks in the classroom. The petition states: “DMACC should mandate that students wear masks during classroom time per the discretion of the instructor.” Ankeny Speech Professor Julie Simanski created the petition, which has 100 signatures. “It’s notRead More

Halloween Superstitions and Traditions!

Halloween Superstitions and Traditions!

October 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Halloween may seem like it’s all about costumes and trick or treating. This holiday has some history; it became popular in the early 1900s with roots in pagan beliefs. About 2,000 years ago, Halloween marked the Celtic New Year, originally called Samhain, which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic. With HalloweenRead More

Photo by Krister Strandskov, courtesy DMACC Theatre.

“The Turn of the Screw” has twists and turns

October 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

The DMACC Ankeny Theater performed “The Turn of the Screw” six days in October. The play was written by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James. It is directed by Carmen McDermott. The performances are free to attend and watch and held in building five in the Black BoxRead More

Photographer and Drake graduate Anthony Arroyo

Interview: Photographer Anthony Arroyo

October 8, 2021 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Former Chronicle Photo Editor Anthony Arroyo joins Halle and Maria to talk about his experiences at Drake University after attending DMACC. Lots of good tips for anyone thinking of transferring! Play in new window | Download

The pop-up shop outside Building 6 supporting the fashion trip to NYC. Photo by Alyssa Monroe.

Fashion students to visit NYC

October 8, 2021 at 10:28 am 0 comments

It’s every fashion major’s dream to go to New York City and experience city life, and this year their dreams come true.  Fashion major Jamie Moreno, from Des Moines, said, “I’ve always wanted to go to New York City, the city is so beautiful and I’ve always wanted to getRead More

Heather Tisdale

Q&A with new English faculty Heather Tisdale, P.hD.

October 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What colleges did you attend? I attended St. Olaf (in Norway) for my undergraduate work, where I focused on philosophy and political science and women’s studies, and because I’d studied over there, I went on to join the Peace Corps.Read More

Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

October 1, 2021 at 11:28 am 0 comments

The Slaughterhouse: It’s a personal favorite and each year has something new to offer! The slaughterhouse reenacts the bone-chilling story of a family based out of the book, “The Biggs: A Family Affair: A Tell-All Account of America’s Most Heinous Cannibals.” Staff will be taking COVID safety measures as directedRead More

Q&A with new video faculty Miguel Tarango

Q&A with new video faculty Miguel Tarango

October 1, 2021 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What college(s) did you go to? I went to the University of Texas at El Paso. I majored in psychology, but a minor in film, anthropology, and art history. Then I got a master’s degree, and it was calledRead More