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DMACC English Professor Lauren Rice

Remembering DMACC Professor Lauren Rice

April 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

On Sunday April 5, DMACC Professor Lauren Rice was killed in a hit-and-run incident near her home in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines.  Around 8 a.m., Rice was walking her dog when a driver struck her with a truck at a high rate of speed; police said they believeRead More

DMACC introduces new pass/fail policy for Spring term, drop deadline extended

DMACC introduces new pass/fail policy for Spring term, drop deadline extended

April 1, 2020 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

DMACC is introducing a new opt-in system for pass/fail grading. Along with including a designation on all student transcripts that shows that the Spring 2020 semester was affected by the pandemic, students can also submit a request for a pass/fail designation on the transcript instead of the usual letter grade.Read More

Discussion: DMACC adds pass/fail option

Discussion: DMACC adds pass/fail option

March 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The Chronicle staff (and adviser Andy) sit down via video chat to discuss the new pass/fail option at DMACC in light of the COVID-19 disruptions. Did we get anything wrong? Reach us at chronicle@dmacc.edu and follow us on Twitter, @dmaccChronicle

DMACC splits home opener as season is put on hold

DMACC splits home opener as season is put on hold

March 14, 2020 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

  The Bears split their home opener versus Indian Hills on Friday, which will be their final game for the month due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus. They intend to return to the field April 3.  The Bears improved their record to 5-11 and end the month onRead More

Photo by: Bailey Perkins

Iowa colleges respond to COVID-19

March 11, 2020 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

DMACC has announced that face-to-face classes will be postponed after spring break until further notice, although they will continue online. An email to students stated that between March 23 and 28 there will be no face-to-face classes, and beginning March 30 all classes will be strictly online. However, select lab-basedRead More

Animation has the potential to appeal to a wide range of ages

Animation has the potential to appeal to a wide range of ages

March 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

People of all ages have fond memories of watching cartoons as a child, whether it be “SpongeBob Squarepants” or “The Flintstones.” But cartoons and animation as an art form can be so much more; not only can it be a vital form of early learning for kids, it can alsoRead More

Photos from DMACC's first game of the season. Left fielder, Grant Bohling , from Lincoln, Neb.  The Bears loss 7-3 and went 1-3 in the series. Photo courtesy Michelle Ymker and DMACC baseball.

DMACC baseball season starts with new coach

March 4, 2020 at 11:49 am 0 comments

The future of DMACC baseball starts this season as first-year head coach Nic Mishler is set to take over for the Bears. David Pearson coached the Bears from 2016 to 2019 before resigning to become an assistant coach at North Dakota State. In those three seasons, Pearson had an overallRead More

Philosophies differ on the use of tech in the classroom

Philosophies differ on the use of tech in the classroom

March 4, 2020 at 11:44 am 0 comments

In a modern classroom setting, one may find two kinds of students: some who use their laptop to take notes and organize materials, and others who use traditional paper and pencil. Professors today are forced to adapt to this change, which causes a divide in expectations between themselves and theirRead More