Media Coverage

​​​​​​Keep up with the latest news from local media outlets regarding Coronavirus.

Friday, June 26, 2020
DMACC to offer face-to-face classes this fall
Newton Daily News
"DMACC administrators and staff are busy preparing the College’s 12 campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa to be open and ready for students when the fall semester starts Aug. 26. …"
Thursday, June 25, 2020
DMACC to offer face-to-face and online classes for fall semester
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will be offering an assortment of learning options for the upcoming fall semester due to COVID-19, which will include face-to-face learning. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Des Moines Area Community College okay's face-to-face instruction
WHO Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College is announcing plans for in-person instruction for the fall semester, which starts Wednesday, August 26. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Des Moines Area Community College okay's face-to-face instruction
KASI 1430 AM
"Denson says DMACC has developed new policies and protocols to help protect those students, faculty and staff from contracting COVID-19 while they are in DMACC facilities. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
DMACC to offer face-to-face classes this fall
KWBG
"DMACC administrators and staff are busy preparing the College’s twelve campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa to be open and ready for students when the fall semester starts on Wednesday, August 26. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Face-to-face classes among options for DMACC students this fall
Business Record
"Students resuming classes this fall at Des Moines Area Community College campuses will have a number of options to choose from in how they attend classes, say DMACC officials. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
DMACC will offer in-person and online classesDMACC will offer in-person and online classes this fall; students must wear masks this fall; students must wear masks
Des Moines Register
"All 12 Des Moines Area Community College campuses will welcome students this fall for both in-person and online classes, the school announced Tuesday in a news release. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 26. …"
Friday, June 12, 2020
DMACC Horticulture program donates hundreds of fundraiser plants to UnityPoint Health
Business Record
"At Des Moines Area Community College, students in the horticulture program’s Greenhouse Production II course were preparing rows and rows of flowers and plants on the DMACC Ankeny Campus at the start of this year. …"
Monday, June 08, 2020
Iowa horticulture students donate plants to health care workers
Irrigation & Green Industry Magazine
"Students at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa, provided about 1,500 containers of student-raised plants and flowers to health care workers and facilities for UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register article. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
DMACC horticulture program donates plants to UnityPoint Health
Des Moines Register
"Students enrolled in the DMACC Horticulture Program’s Greenhouse Production II course traditionally spend each spring semester tending to robust rows of vibrant flowers and plants in a modern greenhouse on the DMACC Ankeny Campus, culminating with a public sale that showcases their work. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
DMACC receives funds for food pantry to support college students and families
Des Moines Register
"The DMACC Foundation, the preferred giving channel for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), recently received a $2,000 grant from Bayer Fund in support of Pamela's Food Pantry on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
DMACC horticulture program donates plants to UnityPoint Health
msn.com
"Students enrolled in the DMACC Horticulture Program’s Greenhouse Production II course traditionally spend each spring semester tending to robust rows of vibrant flowers and plants in a modern greenhouse on the DMACC Ankeny Campus, culminating with a public sale that showcases their work. …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Statewide library collabaritive will assist college students with return of materials
cbc online
"All Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campuses are included in this program. …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Plans not yet set, but in process for fall semester return
Ames Tribune
"Rob Denson, DMACC President, said while Gov. Kim Reynolds waived instructional hours for courses, the college worked to develop a way in which students – who were in hands-on, technical classes – would be able to gain those skills at a later date. …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Plans not yet set, but in process for fall semester return
Burlington Hawk Eye
"Rob Denson, DMACC President, said while Gov. Kim Reynolds waived instructional hours for courses, the college worked to develop a way in which students – who were in hands-on, technical classes – would be able to gain those skills at a later date. …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
DMACC horticulture program donates hundreds of plants to UnityPoint Health
CITYVIEW
"Health care professionals receive special invite to visit DMACC greenhouse . …"
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Rebuilding America: Expect more online components to college classes across Iowa, even after COVID-19
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College had to rework class schedules to accommodate students in technical classes that require hands-on learning. …"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
DMACC students can return DMACC library items at 37 locations across the state
KWBG 1590 AM
"DMACC Libraries, the official library system of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), is participating in an unprecedented cooperative project that allows students to return DMACC library items by dropping them off at one of 37 participating libraries across Iowa. …"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
DMACC students can return library materials to Simpson
Indianola Independent Advocate
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students can return library items for the DMACC Library at Dunn Library on the Simpson College campus, according to a news release from DMACC Wednesday. …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC announces 'DMACC Rx' as it prepares for fall classes
WOI ABC 5
"The Des Moines Area Community College is already planning on how it will welcome new and returning students for the fall semester amid the pandemic. …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC announces ‘DMACC Rx’ as it prepares to welcome new and returning students this Fall
KWBG 1590 AM
"As part of its overall plan to welcome back students this fall, the College announced DMACC Rx, (R) real (x) time virtual classes as more face-to-face classes move to this unique online format. …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC plans for majority of fall classes to be online but on real-time, virtual basis
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced today it plans to move a majority of its programs to real-time, virtual classes for its fall semester across its campuses. …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC rolls out virtual “DMACC Rx” option for incoming students
Ames Tribune
"Students studying at DMACC will be able to see and interact with classmates and instructors in a real-time virtual format following the rollout of the college’s DMACC Rx program. …"
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Across the globe, talents get used for good amid COVID-19
American Welding Digest
"Cory Thompson, an emergency room nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Carroll, Iowa, and a 2013 graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus nursing program, knew he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protection equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
How COVID-19 will change Iowa’s restaurant scene forever
Iowa Capital Dispatch
"For restaurants that do close, Dunker said the next generation of aspiring owners graduating from culinary schools like DMACC and Kirkwood Community College may take up the mantle and help fill future vacant storefronts. …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
COVID-19 scuttles jobs, internships for Iowa’s college students
Iowa Watch/Iowa City Press Citizen
"Situations like Marsh’s are not uncommon during the pandemic, said Sara Clayton, a career center coordinator at DMACC. …"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Polk County & DMACC open Financial Empowerment Center to help Iowans achieve goals
WHO NBC 13
"Des Moines Area Community College is the service provider for this program. …"
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
DMACC announces guaranteed fall term tuition
KWBG 1590 AM
"DMACC is guaranteeing student tuition for in person and online instruction at all DMACC campuses and centers for the fall term. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
Virtual simulation education at DMACC
WOI ABC 5
"DMACC is having to do things differently when it comes to clinical education for nursing students. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
DMACC to guarantee fall tuition rates
WHO Radio 1040 AM
"Des Moines Area Community College officials says they're taking the step to eliminate the risk and concern about pursing education. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
DMACC offers guarantee of tuition refunds if fall classes canceled
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced today it is guaranteeing student tuition for in-person and online instruction at all DMACC campuses and centers for the fall term. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
DMACC guarantees fall term tuition
Perry Chief
"DMACC is guaranteeing student tuition for in-person and online instruction at all DMACC campuses and centers for the fall term. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
DMACC guarantees fall term tuition
Dallas County News
"DMACC is guaranteeing student tuition for in-person and online instruction at all DMACC campuses and centers for the fall term. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
Children show appreciation for Des Moines area nurses
Des Moines Register
"Nurses Week, a week celebrating the nursing profession nationally and annually during the second week of May, was looking different this year due to the effects of COVID-19. But this didn’t stop more than a dozen local day cares in Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines from sending hundreds of appreciation cards, coloring pages and posters to celebrate MercyOne Des Moines nurses. Day cares who sent appreciation messages include: DMACC Child Development Center, Ankeny …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
DMACC guarantees fall tuition refund no questions asked
Perry News
"DMACC announced Monday it will guarantee student tuition for in-person and online instruction at all campuses and centers for the fall term. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
Perry leaders form coronavirus task force to sync anti-virus efforts
Perry News
"The task force, composed mostly of public-sector figures with a few representatives from the sphere of private business, was the brainchild of Perry Mayor John Andorf, Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson and DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Director Eddie Diaz. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
DMACC adjunct instructor goes to the front lines of COVID-19 in New York City
KWBG 1590 AM
"Dr. Nicole Nichols of St. Charles is a nurse and a DMACC Adjunct Nursing Instructor. …"
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Ames resident and DMACC nursing student to join Mary Greeley in COVID-19 efforts
Ames Tribune
"When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in March, Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus nursing student and Ames resident Thomas Lunaburg’s spring semester plans were suddenly put in flux... The governor’s proclamation, issued March 27, gave the Iowa Board of Nursing the authority to issue emergency licenses to nurses who have not yet obtained their initial licensure, so long as they have completed their education requirements. …"
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Ames resident and DMACC nursing student to join Mary Greeley in COVID-19 efforts
Boone News Republican
"When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in March, Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus nursing student and Ames resident Thomas Lunaburg’s spring semester plans were suddenly put in flux....Now, following a late-March proclamation by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lunaberg will join the Mary Greeley Medical Center’s ontological unit and provide aid in the pandemic, beginning Monday. The governor’s proclamation, issued March 27, gave the Iowa Board of Nursing the authority to issue emergency licenses to nurses who have not yet obtained their initial licensure, so long as they have completed their education requirements. …"
Thursday, May 07, 2020
DMACC nursing adjunct on front lines of COVID-19 in NYC
Perry News
"Dr. Nicole Nichols of St. Charles is a nurse and a DMACC adjunct nursing instructor. She is celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12, by recovering from a grueling three-week stint in a hotspot of the COVID-19 virus in this country. Nichols has been putting in 12-hour shifts at New York City’s Roosevelt Island Medical Center set up in the Coler Rehabilitation Facility. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Iowa Nurse Shares Experience Helping Patients Fight COVID-19 in The Big Apple
WHO NBC 13
"One Des Moines Area Community College professor returns back to Iowa following 21 days working on the frontlines as a nurse in New York City. St. Charles Resident Nicole Nichols is a registered nurse and said she didn’t think twice when she heard nurses were needed in New York City to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
DMACC To Waive All Online/Web-Blended Technology Fees For the Summer Term
KWBG 1590 AM
"ANKENY, Iowa—DMACC is waiving all online and web-blended technology fees for students taking summer term classes. The online fees being waived for summer are $30 per credit hour and the web-blended fees are $20 per credit hour. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
DMACC to waive some fees for on-line classes
WHO Radio 1040 AM
"DES MOINES, Iowa -- The state's largest two-year college is waiving some fees for students taking on-line summer classes. Des Moines Area Community College says it's waiving technology fees for on-line and web-blended classes. The school says the online fees being waived for summer are $30 per credit hour and the web-blended fees are $20 per credit hour. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
COVID alters graduating nurses' traditional ceremony in Iowa
WHO Radio 1040 AM
"ANKENY, Iowa- Graduating nurses at Des Moines Area Community College will experience a new twist on a long-standing tradition, because of the pandemic. New nurses have a pinning ceremony when they graduate, to welcome them into the profession, but this year, DMACC will hold brief, individual ceremonies outside the homes of each graduate, with social distancing. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
IN DEPTH: LOCAL NURSE HELPS COVID-19 PATIENTS IN NYC; KNIA AND KRLS
KNIA/KRLS Radio
"A local nurse went to New York City to help treat COVID-19 patients. She’ll never be the same. Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Nicole Nichols, RN from Knoxville who teaches at DMACC …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
In my feelings By Camry Jones — Okoboji High School
Dickinson County News
"I am attending DMACC in the fall and playing basketball. My teammates and I were looking forward to orientation day because it was the day we all got the chance to meet each other. …"
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
DMACC Boone Campus Graduate Enters Nursing Profession During COVID-19
KWBG 1590 AM
"BOONE, Iowa—Thomas Lunaburg of Ames is celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12, on many fronts. He is graduating from the DMACC Boone Campus nursing program. He will receive a nursing pin in a social-distancing ceremony. He’s entering a profession he dearly loves. He has found employment as a registered nurse in the Oncology unit at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. And thanks to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is allowed to enter the nursing profession early. …"
Saturday, May 02, 2020
How The Perry Community Is Handling Their COVID-19 Outbreak
IowaStartingLine.com
"“You can’t sit on the sidelines,” says Eddie Diaz, a community organizer and Director of the DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. “We have to do that work and push the people who need to be doing the work—to do the work. We need to advocate for this community because there are a lot of people that won’t.” …"
Friday, May 01, 2020
Perry VanKirk Academy adjusts to online classes
Perry Chief
"The move to online classes has been a relatively smooth one for the Perry VanKirk Career Academy. “Our staff really worked tremendously to transition,” said Eddie Diaz, VanKirk Career Academy Director. …"
Thursday, April 30, 2020
DMACC President Rob Denson signs 2,700 graduation letters
Perry News
"Each year during graduation ceremonies, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson and DMACC Board Chairperson Joe Pugel shake the hands of more than 2,000 graduates who walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. …"
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
COVID-19 research: better testing capacity, treatments, and vaccine delivery
FlyoverFuture.com
"If you’re new to working from home and need a crash course in avoiding cyber threats, Iowa State University (ISU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have you covered. The schools have teamed up to produce a series of videos that will get you up to speed. …"
Monday, April 27, 2020
DMACC, Bomgaars team up with 3,000 free masks for Carroll area
Carroll Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College’s Carroll campus and Bomgaars are distributing 3,000 free masks to anyone who needs them at their organizations’ two locations in Carroll. And more may be on the way. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC announces changes to course delivery for spring and summer
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC President Rob Denson said today that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact DMACC face-to-face instruction, announcing that DMACC hands-on and lab-based classes will not return to campus this spring. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC moving summer classes online
WHO News Radio
"The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is effecting summer classes at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC students will not return to campuses this spring; summer classes to be online
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced that DMACC hands-on and lab-based classes will not return to campus this spring. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC announces changes to course delivery for spring, summer
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College announced Wednesday that all hands-on and lab-based classes will not resume on campus this semester, and no in-person summer classes will meet prior to July 1. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Perry factories so far free of Tyson virus troubles
The Perry News
"She said DMACC provided Osmundson’s with a supply of face masks, two per person, and some people have brought homemade masks to the job. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC cancels in-person classes until July 1
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College announced in a news release Thursday that in-person classes, including lab-based courses, will not return to campus this semester. …"
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
ISU and DMACC create cybersecurity series for those working from home
Clay & Milk
"Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have partnered to create an online series of videos designed to help new home workers adjust to new cybersecurity practices. …"
Monday, April 20, 2020
Committee members wrap up mask campaign
Dallas County News
"Committee members included DMACC VanKirk Career Academy. …"
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Perry graduate donates 3D printed face shields to EMS workers
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Justus Williams, a member of the Perry Class of 2018, was enlisted by DMACC VanKirk Career Academy Director Eddie Diaz to use his knowledge and resources to 3D print the shields to be used by medical professionals. …"
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Iowa organizations form alliance for small business relief
Raccoon Valley Radio
"The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund has formed in response to COVID-19, and the alliance includes Des Moines Area Community College Financial Empowerment Center. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
Carroll DMACC professor answers call, creating PPE for his son and coworkers at St. Anthony
cbc online
"This story begins with an emergency department nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital who is a 2013 graduate of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Carroll. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
DMACC emeritus professor gets creative to make face shields for St. Anthony
Carroll Times Herald
"Cory Thompson, an Emergency Room nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll and a 2013 graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus nursing program, knew that he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
Iowa State University, DMACC launch work-from-home cybersecurity series
Business Record
"The Iowa Cyber Hub, a cybersecurity education partnership between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College, is launching a series of videos at www.iowacyberhub.org to help newly remote workers adjust to new cybersecurity practices. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Carroll, Iowa retiree using welding skills to make face shields
WHO News Radio
"The elder Thompson, is a retired Industrial Tech professor at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll, and happened to have welding equipment. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Local news DMACC emeritus professor gets creative to make face shields for local hospital in Carroll
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"Cory Thompson, an Emergency Room (ER) nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll and a 2013 graduate of the DMACC Carroll Campus Nursing Program, knew that he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Six thousand free face masks to be given to Perry residents
Perry News
"The fundraising committee composed of Dallas County EMS Director Mike Thomason, Perry Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lynsi Pasutti, DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Director Eddie Diaz and Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson has raised enough money to buy 6,000 masks. …"
Monday, April 13, 2020
Sewing for a cause amid the coronavirus outbreak
We Are Iowa
"Iowans are rising to the occasion during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Gretchen Bohling, a fashion designer and adjunct Professor at DMACC. …"
Monday, April 13, 2020
Des Moines, Waukee districts hand out computers; students resume schooling at home
Des Moines Register
"For Des Moines students enrolled in dual-credit courses through a community college, classes will continue online, said Tascha Brown, director of DMPS’s Central Campus. …"
Friday, April 10, 2020
Iowa universities, colleges due millions in federal coronavirus aid
Cedar Rapids Gazette
"The Iowa community college due the biggest chunk from the CARES Act is Des Moines Area Community College at $7.2 million. …"
Friday, April 10, 2020
Emergency aid to students announced for ISU, DMACC
Business Record
"At DMACC, President Rob Denson said any student “who has a justifiable emergency need because of COVID-19 can apply.” …"
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
DMACC fights virus during National Community College Month
The Perry News
"DMACC quickly responded alongside the Greater Des Moines Partnership to a call for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health care providers in central Iowa, supplying some 4,000 N95 masks to Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy donates PPE to Dallas County Hospital
Perry Chief
"“Community and connection have never been more important to all of us,” DMACC President Rob Denson said. …"
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy donates PPE to Dallas County Hospital
Boone News Republican
"Here are some recent examples of how DMACC is working to help others during these unprecedented times. …"
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Nevada senior still plans future in health care
Nevada Journal
"And even though her high school classes have stopped, Filbrant is still taking some DMACC courses online through the Ames campus. …"
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Nursing officials believe governor’s licensure proclamation helps medical workforce as COVID-19 peak nears
Ames Tribune
"Nursing student Kendra Thompson, who studies at DMACC's Ankeny program, was concerned she would not be able to complete her clinical hours. …"
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Managing online learning, I wonder, 'Can I be a teacher if I am not teaching?'
Des Moines Register
"Writing class receives Des Moines Area Community College credit, my course, along with others like it at our high school, needed to go online to ensure that students could receive the college credit. …"
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Darland keeps glass half full
The Messenger
"Rhett Darland had trouble finding the exact words to express himself after Des Moines Area Community College had clinched a spot to the men’s national basketball tournament. …"
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Emergency proclamation enables DMACC nursing students to complete program
Business Record
"Nearly 100 nursing students set to graduate from Des Moines Area Community College in May but who have not yet obtained their nursing licenses will be able to complete their education and be hired as nurses, under a section of the disaster emergency proclamation issued by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday. …"
Monday, March 30, 2020
Reynolds applauds Iowans stepping up to help during COVID-19 pandemic
Caffeinated Thoughts
"She noted that DMACC has also donated over 4000 masks to Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, and Kum & Go donated masks for distribution. …"
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Knoxville Community School District continues to serve students while buildings are closed
Marion County Tribune
"We’ve also moved Des Moines Area Community College classes, taught by KCSD staff, to an online format. …"
Saturday, March 28, 2020
DMACC announces continuation of online delivery for spring 2020 semester
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC Friday announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC announces continuation of online delivery for spring 2020 semester
CITYVIEW
"DMACC today announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of the College’s ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
Coronavirus in the news: March 27
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College will be continuing online courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and implementing a temporary pass/fail grading option. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC courses go online, college offers temporary pass-grading option
Carroll Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College today announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of the College’s ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC to continue online course delivery for spring 2020 term
The Perry News
"DMACC announced several important updates Friday for its students, faculty and staff members as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC extends on-line classes due to COVID-19
WHO News Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College is moving to online delivery of its web-blended and face-to-face courses for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC confirms some classes will remain online for rest of semester
WHO NBC 13
"DMACC is moving to online delivery of its web-blended and face-to-face courses for the remainder of the spring semester. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Latest local updates: March 25
Business Record
"DMACC Fashion Merchandising and Design students are now making “Olson masks” from their homes to support local health care providers responding to COVID-19, DMACC announced today. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DCH thanks DMACC VanKirk Academy for PPE donation
The Perry News
"The Dallas County Hospital and Family Medicine Clinics in Perry received a donation of personal protective equipment Thursday from the DMACC Perry VanKikr Career Academy. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DMACC design, fashion merchandisers sew new masks
The Perry News
"DMACC students of fashion merchandising and design are reponding to the COVID-19 epidemic by making Olson masks from their homes to support local health care providers. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DMACC Fashion Merchandising & Design students sewing Olson masks for health care providers
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC Fashion Merchandising and Design students are now making Olson masks from their homes to support local health care providers responding to COVID-19. …"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
How COVID-19 is costing college basketball hopefuls
KCCI
"From a coaching standpoint, guys like Josh Sash at DMACC knows these delays will cause a long-lasting ripple effect. …"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
HPR Coronavirus coverage: COVID-19 stories from across the United States
Harvard Political Review
"The Des Moines Area Community College, like many other educational institutions, has closed and begun doing online classes only. …"
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
What’s closed?
Boone News Republican
"DMACC: Closed and all sporting events CANCELLED …"
Saturday, March 21, 2020
NJCAA cancels basketball tournaments, spring sports
Boone News Republican
"The NJCAA’s decision is a particular disappointment to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) men’s basketball team. …"
Saturday, March 21, 2020
DMACC cancels spring semester commencement ceremonies
Newton Daily News
"DMACC has announced the college-wide cancellation of its Spring Semester Commencement Ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
Coronavirus in the news: March 20
Business Record
"The Des Moines Area Community College announced a college-wide cancellation of spring semester commencement ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
DMACC cancels spring commencement exercises
Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Friday the college-wide cancellation of its spring semester commencement ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
County update: Reservations for public facilities canceled for now
Marion County Tribune
"Students receiving credits through Des Moines Area Community College will be able to finish associated classes online. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
DMACC cancels all spring semester commencement ceremonies
KWBG Local News Radio
"DMACC announced today the College-wide cancellation of its Spring Semester Commencement Ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DMACC to close all facilities to public starting Wednesday
The Perry News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Tuesday the closure of all college facilities to the public effective Wednesday, March 18 and reopening Monday, April 13. …"
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DMACC to close all facilities to public starting March 18
Perry Chief
"Effective tomorrow Wednesday, March 18, DMACC will close all facilities to the general public until Sunday, April 12 resuming Monday, April 13 …"
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
NJCAA cancels all spring sports amid coronavirus outbreak
WOI ABC 5
"11 Iowa schools are a part of the NJCAA, including DMACC, Marshalltown Community College and Iowa Central in Fort Dodge. …"
Monday, March 16, 2020
Harvard and other major universities still charging full tuition as classes go online amid coronavirus outbreak
MarketWatch.com
"All of the sudden, Shannon Tremblay’s classes at Des Moines Area Community Colleges are going online as the coronavirus pandemic grips the U.S., and the end date for that virtual schooling is uncertain. …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
Running list of Iowa schools closing or canceling classes due to the coronavirus
Des Moines Register
"DMACC, the state's largest two-year school, told its 23,260 students on March 11 that it's canceling 'face-to-face' classes March 23-28 …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
This is madness
Newton Daily News
"Last week, Des Moines Area Community College announced students would have a short break and then shift many face-to-face classes to online by the end of March. …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
SCC to extend spring break, transition to remote instruction
The Hawk Eye
"The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and numerous other schools, including Kirkwood Community College, which has two students who tested positive for the virus after traveling, and DMACC already had announced remote instruction following spring break. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
COVID-19 concerns prompt safety precautions from central Iowa workplaces
KCCI CBS 8
"Drake University, Mercy College, Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College also announced measures to move classes online and limit person-to-person interactions. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Colleges announce new protocols in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announces in-person classes are canceled after spring break until further notice; online-only classes to resume as scheduled on March 23. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Kirkwood moving to distance education amid COVID-19 fears
The Gazette
"Des Moines Area Community College — which, like many community colleges, already offers plenty of online courses — crafted its own amended schedule, announcing in person classes won’t meet between March 23 and March 28 to allow for “self-isolation and social distancing.” …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC classes shift online in response to COVID-19
Newton Daily News
"A majority of face-to-face classes at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campuses will transition to online courses near the end of the month until further notice, administrators announced in a press release Wednesday afternoon. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
County public safety agents receive COVID-19 briefing Thursday
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College also announced schedule changes Wednesday. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Growing number of two-year colleges move online
Inside Higher Ed
"Other two-year institutions making similar moves include Des Moines Area Community College, Parkland College in Illinois, Maryland's Harford Community College, Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Rhode Island Community College and Northern Virginia Community College. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Carroll DMACC Provost details plans for mitigating impact of coronavirus in coming weeks
CBC Online
"Des Moines Area Community College leaders announced late Wednesday that they will be taking preventative measures following spring break to try to mitigate exposure to the Covid-19 virus. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC will move majority of classes to online format following spring break
CBC Online
"Following the announcement that all three state colleges in Iowa and some private institutions will be conducting classes online following spring break, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has followed suit. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC announces steps to deal with coronavirus
KWBG Local News Radio
"DMACC will continue with the College’s planned Spring Break, March 16-20. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Iowa colleges move all classes online as coronavirus cases increase
WHO NBC 13
"Des Moines Area Community College also announced Wednesday it will hold all in-person classes online beginning March 30th. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Full list of colleges, universities changing classes amid coronavirus concerns
KCCI CBS 8
"Des Moines Area Community College will not have face-to-face classes between March 23 and March 28. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Classes go online-only at state universities, other Iowa schools
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College, the state's largest two-year school, and Mercy College of Health Sciences also said they're moving most classes online. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Iowa State University moves to online classes amid COVID-19
Ames Tribune
"Other universities, including Drake and Grinnell College have also opted to go online only, as has Des Moines Area Community College, which announced it would extend its spring break through March 28 and resume classes on-line only on March 30. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Local entities prepare as virus spreads
Carroll Times Herald
"After DMACC’s planned spring break March 16–20, the class will not hold face-to-face classes the week of March 23-28 to allow self-isolation of any students or employees who have traveled. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
DMACC moves to protect students, community from pandemic
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College spring break will take place as planned March 16-20, the school system announced Wednesday. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID-19 impacts NJCAA, NAIA tournaments
Ottumwa Courier
"The DII men’s basketball championship in Danville, Illinois featuring the DMACC Bears coached by former IHCC assistant and Oskaloosa native Josh Sash will operate as scheduled until further notice from state officials. …"