Robert Zortman: Gaming off the grid

Robert Zortman: Gaming off the grid

March 22, 2023 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

With almost three million views, 27,000 subscribers, and coming on their fifth year of content, Gaming Off The Grid is a YouTube channel run by DMACC student Robert Zortman, and his friend, Wes. They started the channel in April of 2018 and have been seeing success since.  So how didRead More

Meet English professor Dan Platt

Meet English professor Dan Platt

March 22, 2023 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

Dan Platt is a new English professor here at DMACC. Platt was born and raised in New Jersey near Philadelphia. He spent his teenage years there and went to the College of New Jersey and grad school at the University of Oregon.  “I like New Jersey. I feel like it’sRead More

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The pandemic’s lingering effects on college

March 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Although COVID rates have been declining, the pandemic has had a lingering effect on higher education, which along with most other schools, was forced to go mostly virtual in March 2020. DMACC would not resume full face-to-face classes until Fall 2021.  DMACC Ankeny Speech Professor Karen Christiansen says she hasRead More

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TikTok banned from DMACC devices

March 22, 2023 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

With the security concerns surrounding TikTok, Gov. Kim Reynolds banned the popular app from state devices. The same week, DMACC President Rob Denson followed suit by banning it from DMACC devices as well. On Dec. 13, 2022, Reynolds put out the following press release: “It is clear that TikTok representsRead More

Sports Podcast- Super Bowl

February 24, 2023 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Nick and Emily talking about Super Bowl.

DMACC to transition from Blackboard to Canvas

DMACC to transition from Blackboard to Canvas

December 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Blackboard will soon be a thing of the past for students and faculty at DMACC. Starting in the Fall of 2023, students will begin using Canvas as their new platform for classwork. Faculty will begin access to training on Canvas starting next semester.  The Director of Distance Learning and Technology,Read More

Pink Out Week craft night - Photo courtesy Erin Smith

Pink Out week raises $2,300 toward cancer research

November 4, 2022 at 10:55 am 0 comments

October 10 through 14 was Pink Out week on Ankeny campus. SAC encouraged people to wear pink every day. Throughout the week they had informational tables on every campus to help raise awareness, show support, and celebrate survivors. They also had information about Breast Cancer. Monday SAC started off byRead More

Phi Theta Kappa Officers and Advisors picture after the first annual campus clean up. Photo courtesy Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa honors society ramps back up

October 7, 2022 at 9:21 am 0 comments

When schools went virtual due to COVID, most clubs went dormant, including the Phi Theta Kappa on the Ankeny campus. This year, it is their goal to get it back up and running. PTK recognizes the academic achievement of community college students and provides opportunities for its members to growRead More