The President's Advisory Council speaks to DMACC students and faculty. Photo courtesy Robert Denson

President’s Advisory Council speaks to students and faculty

October 25, 2023 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Prominent Iowa business leaders comprising the DMACC President’s Advisory Council spoke to a room of about 70 students and faculty on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Building 5 Black Box Theater.  The council was formed two years ago by the president of DMACC, Robert Denson, and the president of theRead More

Photo illustration by Kennedy Ballinger

DMACC rolls out Canvas for Fall 2023

October 20, 2023 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

A new school year has started at DMACC and Fall 2023 has proven to be eventful as DMACC has said goodbye to Blackboard and turned to Canvas.  For more than 10 years, DMACC Community College has used Blackboard as its primary software for online learning.  In 2020, DMACC’s contract withRead More

Former NYC firefighter Joe Torrillo (image courtesy

Former NYC firefighter speaks about his experience on 9/11

October 9, 2023 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

On Sept. 26, Des Moines Area Community College hosted Joe Torrillo, a former New York City firefighter who was buried alive twice on September 11, 2001. Torrillo spoke to an overflowing room in Building 2, and many audience members were brought to tears during his story.    Torrillo opened his speechRead More

Cup plant is one option for native wildflower landscaping. Photo by Sarah Outterson-Murphy

Native prairie landscaping offers a range of ecological benefits

October 6, 2023 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

By Sarah Outterson-Murphy, special to the Chronicle Fluffy seeds wave along little bluestem stalks. Tiny purple aster petals pour down shrubby branches that flop on the dry soil. End-of-summer sun beats down as bees dangle from flowers in every direction, readying food in dried flower stems and soil burrows forRead More

Transfer Fair 2023 Highlights

Transfer Fair 2023 Highlights

October 6, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments
Johnston-Grimes fire department leads controlled burn training

Johnston-Grimes fire department leads controlled burn training

May 4, 2023 at 6:54 am 0 comments

On Thursday, March 30, the Johnston-Grimes Fire Department led a controlled burn on Merle Hay Road in West Des Moines. This was made possible by a donation from Bombers Golf Course in Johnston. The golf course purchased the property where an old dealership had previously stood. The golf course plansRead More

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Welcome to FUNHAUS

April 27, 2023 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Photos by Alyssa Monroe The DMACC Fashion Institute held their ninth gala, entitled “FUNHAUS,” on April 21 and 22 in the Black Box Theater in Building 5. The gala is planned by students in a class called Events and PR, in which they start planning the event at the beginningRead More

Browse April 2023 Issue

Browse April 2023 Issue

April 26, 2023 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Click the above image to browse a virtual copy of our latest issue!