American Sign Language (ASL) Club

Posted January 23, 2018

Hi, guys!

I have a plan for new club, an American Sign Language (ASL) Club. I thought that why not I teach sign language to people who want to learn. I love to teach people. The reason why I want to start this club is because my friends told me that they want to learn sign language.

I need your help.  I need 3 or 4 people to sign a paper to be approved by the campus student government organization (SAC). After that, if approved, then we open the American Sign Language Club.   

If you have questions or are interesting in joining, please contact me at cdperez@dmacc.edu.

Thank you! I really appreciate it.
Carlos Perez

Irv Steinberg

Posted January 23, 2018

​Former DMACC Controller Irv Steinberg has passed away. He was 89.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thur., Jan. 25th at Temple B'nai Jeshurun at 5101 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.  For a complete obituary, go to https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?n=irving-steinberg&pid=187934135


Patients Needed for Dental Hygiene Clinical Board Exams

Posted January 23, 2018

The second-year dental hygiene students at the Ankeny campus are looking for patients for their clinical board examinations and for mock boards.  Clinical boards take place in Omaha the last weekend of April.  Mock boards take place at the DMACC Dental Hygiene Clinic on Thur., March 22nd.  If you qualify for boards (which is determined by a scheduled appointment at the DMACC Dental Hygiene Clinic), travel to Omaha would be required at the expense of the dental hygiene student.  If you haven’t had a dental cleaning in over 5 years and could make yourself available to be a patient for several hours on those days, please contact the dental hygiene class at dmacchygiene2018@gmail.com.  Please do not contact the DMACC Dental Hygiene Clinic directly.


SAC Meeting--Boone Campus

Posted January 23, 2018

​Everyone is invited to attend the next Boone Campus Student Activities Council meeting to be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Fri., Feb. 9th in Room 171 on the Boone Campus.  Lunch will be provided. 

Chad Elliott Performs on the Boone Campus

Posted January 23, 2018

​Musician Chad Elliott will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed., Jan. 24th in the Courter Center.  His performance is sponsored by the Boone Campus Student Activities Council. 

Salt Company Meeting on Thursday

Posted January 22, 2018

​Salt Company is a college ministry that meets Thursday nights at 8 p.m. at Keystone Church in Ankeny (849 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa.) We are in a teaching series called Relationship Goals. We would love for you to join us on Thursday night, Jan. 25th. Some of our students will have a  table on Thursday in Bldg. # 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come say hey, we’d love to chat. You can also check us out at www.saltankeny.com.


Graduation Application

Posted January 22, 2018

If you are anticipating completion of your degree/diploma/certificate requirements in Spring 2018, please submit an online Graduation Application, if not done so already.  The application can be found at www.dmacc.edu/graduation.

Graduation Application deadline is March 1st, 2018.  If you plan on completing your program in Summer 2018 and would like to walk in the May 2018 ceremony, you MUST submit the graduation application also, by March 1st, 2018. 

Credentials/Graduation Office

Parenting Club--Ankeny Campus

Posted January 22, 2018

​The Parenting Club at DMACC Ankeny is having its first meeting on Mon., Feb., 5th from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in Bldg. #6, room 12.  Free pizza and drinks will be provided.  The Parenting Club serves to support students who are currently parents or who are planning on becoming parents in the future through discussion topics, guest speakers and parenting resources. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Allison Pugh (afpugh@dmacc.edu) by noon on Feb. 2nd so that we can order the appropriate amount of food.

Meet Stan Jensen at Rescheduled Form

Posted January 22, 2018

​​The Ankeny Campus Forum originally scheduled for Jan. 11th has been rescheduled for 3 p.m., Thur., Feb. 1st in the Bldg. #6 Auditorium.  President Denson will introduce Dr. Stan Jensen, Executive Vice President of College Operations.  Please plan to attend and welcome Dr. Jensen to DMACC.

Are We Ready for Some Donations

Posted January 19, 2018

​Donate canned Soup or other nonperishable items from Mon., Jan. 22nd through Fri, Feb. 2nd as part of the "Souper Bowl" activities on the West Campus.  Donations will go to the Food Bank of Iowa.  Boxes are located in the Ellipse. This event is sponsored by Club West.

Trip to China in May

Posted January 18, 2018

Prices slashed! There are just a few spots left for the China Trip, May 8th - 16th. Details: https://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1932027VR. Contact Reggie Sinha
rsinhaa@dmacc.edu or call 515 480 8068 anytime.

Seven Oaks Night

Posted January 17, 2018

​DMACC Boone Campus faculty, staff and students can have some fun at Seven Oaks Night from 4 to 9 p.m., Fri., Feb. 2nd.  You can receive a free lift pass to ski or snowboard or snow tube for yourself and one guest, wtih your DMACC ID.  If you need equipment, check out the link to see rates for equipment rental.  http://www.sevenoaksrec.com/ski-iowa-rentals/.  This event is sponsored by the Boone Campus Student Activities Council.

Volunteers Needed for I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa

Posted January 16, 2018

The 20th annual Iowa African American Festival Celebrating African American Art’s Culture & Contribution at the Iowa Events Center will be on Sat., Jan. 27th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  You can check out the website at www.worldiniowa.com to view the schedule of events.  Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.  Please contact Ciel at cafriess@dmacc.edu to schedule a time. 

Dive into DMACC this Spring

Posted January 8, 2018

With the success of Dive into DMACC in the fall semester, we have had several requests to have a similar event in the spring! So we are holding a “Spring” into DMACC on Wed., Jan. 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This event will be similar as the fall event with information and freebies from departments and clubs.  We will be set up in the Bldg. #5 Student Center corridor.  Each participating department/club will receive 1 table and 2 chairs. 

This can be a very effective way to reach students and it proves to be an excellent recruitment tool for student organizations.   Help us make this event a success!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please call the Student Activities Office at x6376.  Don’t delay your response, register now for the 2018 Spring into DMACC!  Here is the registration form that can be either returned electronically or sent to the Student Activities Office in Bldg. #5.


DMACC Hosts Boots to Business Reboot Program

Posted January 8, 2018

DMACC is hosting a U.S. Small Business Administration program to give veterans and their spouses an overview of business ownership as a career.

This day-long Boots to Business Reboot Program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed., Jan. 24th in Bldg. #5, Rooms B & I on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. It is free to veterans and their families.

“Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs,” said DMACC Veterans Services Coordinator Don Enright.  “This program will help veterans and their spouses be better prepared to start or grow a veteran-owned business.”

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership.

Step One is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to veterans of all eras, service members (including member of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. The course is taught by the U.S. Small Business Administration and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step Two is one of the online follow-on courses instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network.

To register for the Reboot class, go to https://sbavets.force.com/.  If you have already attended an in-person Boots-to-Business class, and wish to sign-up for an online course, go to boots-to-business@sba.gov.


"Almost Sunrise" Showing in Boone

Posted January 5, 2018

Please mark your calendars! You, your classes, and the general public are invited to participate!

To kick off the 5th Annual “In My Boots” in spring 2018, a series of veteran-affairs-related films will be shown. 

Through the group, “Paws & Effect,” The DMACC Boone Campus received a substantial grant enabling the showing of these top quality- highly honored and acclaimed --films.  We want to strongly encourage not only campus participation, but participation from the entire DMACC district and the whole Boone Community.  Please make plans now to be included, along with your students, as we examine many veteran-related issues.

The first film showing date has been set as Wed., Jan. 24th on the Boone Campus.

Here are details about the first film showing on the Boone Campus:

Film title:  Almost Sunrise

Wed., Jan. 24th
• 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Speaker Tom Voss & Panel discussion in Boone Campus Theater – topics of discussion include PTSD and Veteran Suicide
• 6 p.m. Desserts in Boone Campus Courter Center
• 6:30 p.m. Tom Voss, from the movie “Almost Sunrise” speaks in Courter Center
• 7 p.m. Movie “Almost Sunrise” Showing in Boone Campus Theater


About the film
Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves.

Watch the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/1kTgVXuli8s