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DMACC Women's Golf Team Wins Southeastern Invitational

Posted September 19, 2017

Sophomore Kortney Orr of Columbus Junction took medalist honors with a 79 and sophomore Jaime Bellingham of Auckland, New Zealand, added an 82 to lead the DMACC women’s golf team to the championship in the Southeastern Invitational Sept. 18th at Burlington.

The Bears toured the 18-hole Spirit Hollow course in 351 strokes and came away with a seven-stroke advantage over runner-up Southeastern Community College (SECC). SECC’s Morgan Totsch shot an 81 to finish second to Orr in the individual competition and Bellingham grabbed third place.

Other DMACC results included a 94 by freshman Allison Schweers of Carroll, a 96 by freshman Kylie Nichols of Ogden and a 99 from freshman Haley Trueg of Muscatine.

The DMACC women’s golf team will play in the BVU Invitational Sept. 22nd and 23rd at Storm Lake.

Davidson Leads DMACC Men's Golf Team to Second in Southeastern Invitational

Posted September 19, 2017

Sophomore Parker Davidson of Pleasant Hill took medalist honors with a two-under-par 70 as the (DMACC men’s golf team finished second to William Penn University (WPU) in the Southeastern Invitational Sept. 18th at Burlington. 

WPU won the team championship with 293 stroke over the Spirit Hollow Golf Course and DMACC was second at 295.

Other DMACC results included a 74 by sophomore Avery Fuhs of Webster City, a 75 by sophomore Alec Fuhs of Webster City and a 76 by sophomore Robert Flattery of Fort Dodge. Freshman Louie Psihoyos of Dubuque also played for DMACC and turned in a score of 81. 

DMACC sophomore Dalton Huseman of Boone and freshmen Dylan Sheffler of Sac City and Drew Fielder of Webster City competed in the individual portion of the tournament. Sheffler shot a 76, Fielder posted an 82 and Huseman shot an 84. 

The DMACC men’s golf team will play in the Waldorf Invitational Oct. 1st at Forest City.

 

22 Push-Up Challenge--Boone Campus

Posted September 19, 2017

​Come join us as we fight against suicide this Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Boone Campus Courter Center.  Buy a shirt for $10 and drop and do 22 push-ups.  It's estimated athat 22 veterans die of suicide every day in the United States.  Help us end this tragic epidemic.   

Proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts goes to Paws & Effects and their efforts to prevent military veteran suicide.  For more information, contact Sean Taylor at astaylor@dmacc.edu or (515) 337-3082.

 

Iowa National Guard Mentorship Summit

Posted September 19, 2017

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More than 200 Iowa National Guard members attended a day-long Iowa National Guard Mentorship Summit held in the Bldg #5 Conference Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.  Major General Tim Orr, the Adjutant General, Iowa National Guard, encouraged attendees to find a mentor.

 

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DMACC President Rob Denson delivered a welcome to the military personnel at the Mentorship Summit entitled: "Ignite Change:  Empower, Challenge & Inspire Leadership."

Tonic Sol Fa Ticket Link

Posted September 19, 2017


If you were unable to purchase tickets for the Tonic Sol Fa concert on Oct. 28th and the link didn’t work, please do it again.  An error in the link has been corrected and the your purchase will go through.  THANK YOU!

On Sat., Oct. 28th, the DMACC Ankeny Campus will host the outstanding male a cappella vocal group, Tonic Sol Fa.  Members of Tonic Sol Fa will teach a master class for students from West Des Moines’ Valley Southwoods from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Persons interested in a cappella vocal music may observe the master class for free; however, no one will be admitted after the class starts and those who attend are expected to stay for all of it.


After the master class, Tonic Sol Fa will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Ankeny Campus Auditorium in Bldg. #6, with a guest performance by singers from Valley High School. Tickets for the Tonic Sol Fa concert may be purchased at www.dmacc.edu/music through Fri., Oct. 13th.  Admission is $15; all seating is general admission. Tickets purchased online will be mailed to purchasers.  After Oct. 13th, remaining tickets will be available only as first-come-first-serve on the night of the concert.  Seating is limited to 320, so purchase tickets early.


Tonic Sol Fa CDs, videos, and shirts will be available for purchase the evening of the concert. Following the concert the audience can meet and chat with Tonic So Fa and have merchandise autographed during a free reception in the atrium of Bldg. #7 (adjacent to Bldg. #6).  Light refreshments are included during the reception.
 
Contact Jim Loos, DMACC Music Program Chair with questions or for further information by e-mail to jcloos@dmacc.edu or by calling (515) 964-6633.

Free Gummy Bears

Posted September 19, 2017

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Southridge Center students enjoyed free gummy bears on Tues., Sept. 19th.

DMACC Cross Country Team Finishes Fourth in Viking Invitational

Posted September 19, 2017

The DMACC cross country team came away with a fourth-place finish in the Viking Invitational Sept. 15th at Pleasant Hill.

Simpson College took the team championship with 20 points and DMACC scored 91 points in finishing fourth. Sara Hendrickson of the Grand View Alumni won the individual championship with a time of 20 minutes, 46 seconds on the 5K (3.1-mile) course.

DMACC was led by sophomore Molly Eyerly of Winterset, who toured the course in 23:54, giving her an eighth-place finish.

Other DMACC results included a 16th-place finish by sophomore Chasity Moody of Maxwell. Sophomore Jada Wierck of West Des Moines was 19th and freshmen Anna Jones of Maxwell and Cassie Anderson of Knoxville were 23rd and 25th respectively. Moody crossed the finish line with a time of 25:54, Wierck turned in a time of 27:12, Jones finished with a time of 29:12 and Anderson’s time was 38:54.

The DMACC cross country team will run in the Fighting Bee Invitational Oct. 7th at Bettendorf.

Hort Club Fall Plant Blitz Sale

Posted September 19, 2017

The Hort Club is having their Annual Fall Plant Blitz Sale to fund their upcoming field trip.  Come support the Horticulture Student.  The sale will be featuring a variety of mums, with other trees and shrubs available as well.  The sale will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Horticulture Department area, south of the Bldg. #4 Greenhouses.  Cash or checks are the strongly preferred methods of payment.  The sale will only be held while supplies last, so stop in soon.

Two Day Stock Up Sale at DMACC Bookstores

Posted September 19, 2017

 
Stock up and save on some of your favorite items at any of the DMACC Bookstores.  Champion, Russell and League brand clothing for men, women and children is 25% off.  All headwear (caps or hats) is 25% off.  Drinkware, backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, earbuds and headphones (excluding Beats) are 25% off, too.  Take an additional 50% off clearance items.  Come shop with up and enjoy the bargains you will find.

DMACC Volleyball Team Wins Three of Four Matches in Rochester Tournament

Posted September 19, 2017

The DMACC volleyball team won three of four matches in the Topper’s Pizza Yellowjacket Invitational Sept. 15th and 16th at Rochester, Minn.

The Bears, ranked 20th in the most recent Division II poll from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), defeated Bismarck State College (BSC) and lost to Madison College (MC) in matches on Sept. 15th and were victorious in matches against North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) and Harper College (HC) on Sept. 16th to improve to 8-5 for the season. HC is ranked second in NJCAA Division III. MC is ranked third in NJCAA Division Ill and

Sophomore Lauren Rieck of Ankeny and freshman Peyton Parker of La Porte City had 13 kills apiece and freshman Madison Paulsen of Council Bluffs finished with 11 as DMACC defeated BSC by scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-18. The Bears hit .233 in the win, getting 50 kills from 115 attacks with 13 hitting errors.

Sophomore Leiah Paustian of Marshalltown had 45 assists in the win and freshman Gill Tupper of Nevada came away with a team-high 15 digs. Sophomore Rachael Bair of Braddyville had 14 digs, Paulsen finished with 13 and Paustian had 12. Paulsen led DMACC in blocks with two.

Parker had 17 kills, freshman Brianna Harvey of Dysart had 10 and Rieck and Paulsen had eight apiece as DMACC dropped a 23-25, 25-12, 19-25, 25-17, 10-15 decision to MC. The Bears finished the match with 48 kills from 166 attacks with 24 hitting errors for a .145 hitting percentage. Paustian led the way in assists with 42 and Parker and freshman Madeline Wagner of Carroll had two ace serves apiece. Bair topped DMACC in digs with 23 and Paulsen and Paustian had 20 and 14 respectively. Rieck led the Bears in blocks with seven, including four solo blocks, and Harvey and Parker finished with three blocks apiece.

Rieck’s 14 kills and 12 by Harvey led DMACC to a 25-15, 25-21, 30-28 win over NDSCS. The Bears got five kills from Paulsen as they hit .277 with 40 kills from 101 attacks and 12 hitting errors. Paustian came away with 37 assists, Wagner had three ace serves and Paulsen finished with two. DMACC got 13 digs from Paulsen, 12 by Bair, eight from freshman Taylor Schnathorst of Webster City and seven by Paustian. Rieck finished with six blocks and Paustian had three.

Rieck had 17 kills and Paulsen and Parker had 11 apiece to lead DMACC past HC, 26-24, 25-19, 24-26, 25-13. The Bears hit .425, getting 54 kills from 106 attacks with nine hitting errors. Paustian came away with 46 assists, Parker had three ace serves and Paulsen added two. Paulsen led the Bears in digs with 21 and Paustian and freshman Lexi Killinger of Treynor had 18 apiece. Rieck topped DMACC in blocks with four, including three block assists.

 The DMACC volleyball team returns to Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) play with a match against North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Sept. 20th at Mason City. The Bears are 1-1 in league play. NIACC is 4-9 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

Walk with DMACC on Wed., Oct. 4th

Posted September 18, 2017

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Over the last seven years, hundreds of thousands of Iowans have taken part in the annual Healthiest State Walk – including DMACC students, faculty, and staff – and we invite you to take part in this event, once again.
 
On Oct., 4th at noon, the following DMACC Campus locations will participate in this statewide effort. This year the Healthiest State Initiative is encouraging participants to walk 30 minutes.
 
Click on the link below to register with the campus/center location closest to you:

Ames - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1146/
Ankeny - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1140/
Boone - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1149/
Carroll - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1154/
Newton -  http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1145/
Perry - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1154/
Southridge -  http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1147/
Urban - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1144/
West - http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/walk-details/1151/ 
 
Please join DMACC on Oct. 4th as we walk with co-workers, friends, family and neighbors to promote our state’s well-being. 
 

22 Push Up Challenge

Posted September 18, 2017

The DMACC Ankeny Campus is again having a 22 push-up challenge.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to purchase “22 Push-Up T-shirts” for $10 with proceeds benefitting Paws & Effects and their efforts to prevent military veteran suicide.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their T-shirts and do 22 push-ups at 12:15 p.m., Wed., Sept. 27th in Bldg. #5 on the Ankeny Campus.  The number 22 stems from the fact that every day in America, 22 Veterans die by suicide. 

For more information, contact Haylee Rasmussen at hgrassmussen@dmacc.edu or  (712) 249-8377 or Ashlyn Murray at anmurray1@dmacc.edu or (515) 473-1201.

 

Transition to DMACC Family Night--Urban Campus

Posted September 18, 2017

​The DMACC Urban Campus will host a Transition to DMACC Family Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 3rd in Bldg. #1 on the Urban Campus. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with the program to start at 6 p.m. This event is designed to empower and inform persons with disabilities, their families and community advocates in the transition to higher education and training.


At the Transition to DMACC Family Night, DMACC faculty, staff, students and alumni will be providing information on the application process, financial aid availability, accommodations, wrap-around support mechanisms, program of study opportunities, general tips for academic and social success, and personal testimonies. 

 
Please RSVP to be entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship. The drawing will take place at the end of the program.  To be eligible to win, you must be present and a first-time DMACC student.  To RSVP or for any questions, go to www.dmacc.edu/familynight or call (515) 248-7239.

Urban's Student Activities Council gives generous donation to Texas Harvey Relief

Posted September 15, 2017

Thanks to the Student Activities Council at Urban campus, $1500 worth of relief supplies will soon be headed to Texas.

A former graduate of DMACC's Transportation Institute organized a drive to fill a trailer to take to Texas.  With community and business support, the goal is nearly achieved and the trailer is due to make its way to Texas by Sept. 21st. 

Many thanks to the Student Activities Council for their generosity.  Watch for a DMACC Daily update in a couple of weeks on this project.

 

​Ankeny Library Newsletter

Posted September 15, 2017

Check out what’s new in the library!  Remodel, hot spots, and MORE!  https://www.dmacc.edu/library/Documents/FP20September2017.pdf

 

Learning How to Learn Better

Posted September 15, 2017

​A free "Learning How to Learn Better" workshop will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m., Wed., Sept. 20th in Bldg. #1 Room 232 on the Urban Campus.  Professors Meridith Nelson and Martha Stearns will present the workshop, which is available for all faculty, staff and students to learn about study/reading strategies for indpendent learning and academic success.

If you have questions, please contact Farfum Ladroma at ffladroma@dmacc.edu.


 


 

Constitution Day at the Newton Campus

Posted September 15, 2017

​A panel discussion with a Q & A will be held on Constitution Day at the Newton Campus in Room 129 on Wed., Sept 20 from 1:45 to 3 pm. There will be Constitution handouts and cake.

Flu Vaccine--Southridge

Posted September 15, 2017

Members from the Polk County Health Department will be at DMACC Southridge on Wed., Oct. 4th  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 21 to administer the flu vaccine to those interested. Please mark your calendars.

Details: Polk County Health Department will accept most major insurances. Please bring your insurance card. Many plans have a zero deductible for the flu shot, if that doesn't apply to your insurance, your co-pay amount will be collected that day. For uninsured participants there will be a cost of $20, that includes flu shot. The flu mist will not be available this year. High-dose flu vaccine will be available for those 65 and over, and insurance covers it. For uninsured over 65, Polk County Health will ask for a $50 donation. No one is turned away for inability to pay.
Please see the following sites below for helpful information:
           https://www.dmacc.edu/campushealth/Documents/Flu_Consent_Form.pdf

           https://www.dmacc.edu/campushealth/Documents/flu_infosheet2016.pdf

​Part of Term 2 QA/Progress Reporting

Posted September 15, 2017

Reminder to Faculty Part of Term 1 (Aug. 24th – Oct. 18th)
The web will open on Mon., Sept. 18th at 8 a.m. for QA/Progress Reporting for Part of Term 2. The web will close on Fri., Sept. 22nd at 11:59 p.m.

Ask a Cop--West Des Moines Campus

Posted September 14, 2017

​Ever wanted to ask a cop a question but were too shy to do it?  Now's your chance.  Join us in the DMACC West Des Moines Campus Auditorium at 12:15 p.m., Wed., Sept. 20th for an "ask a Cop" Lunch and Learn. Simply anonymously write down your question and put it in the box and we will hve Sgt. Anthony Giampolo answer them, or better yet, ask in person during the Lunch and Learn.  The event is sponsored by Club West.

Annual Fall Volunteer Work Day

Posted September 14, 2017

​Join the annual fall workday on Oct. 14th at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refugee fora day of volunteer work, education, fun and a free lunch.

  • Meet at the Urban Campus as 7:45 a.m. SHARP.  The bus will leave for Prairie Cityy and the Neal Smith NWR at 8 a.m.
  • We will join other volunteers in an effort to restore our native tall grass prairie out on the refugee during the morning hours. We will then enjoy lunch, time to explore the Prairie Learning Center and hopefully a glimpse of the bison herd as we head back to Des Moines.
  • You are welcome to bring family and friends to participate. Just make sure they register for the event.  No kids under five please.
  • We will return to campus by 2 p.m.

    Register at https://tinyurl.com/urbanevents.  If you have questions, email mel Sadeghpour at mhsadeghpour@dmacc.edu.

Former Skinhead Speaks At West Des Moines Campus

Posted September 13, 2017

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Former skinhead Frank Meeink speaks to an audience of nearly 100 people at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Des Moines Campus.  Meeink was speaking as part of a book signing event sponsored by Beaverdale Books in conjunction with Meeink’s new book, Autobiography of a Former Skinhead.  Meeink admits he grew up in a dysfunctional family.  He says he dropped out of school, got involved in drugs and alcohol, and became a racist skinhead with a swastika tattoo on his neck.  He has since changed his life around and now coaches the six-time national champion Des Moines Explosion roller hockey team, as well as professional ice hockey.  He has had the swastika tattoo removed.


He told the DMACC West Des Moines Campus audience that the former Creston High School football players who dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members holding a rifle and burning a Confederate flag were just being rebels. He told the DMACC audience the high school students had no idea what they were doing. 

 

Meeink signs his book 

Meeink signs his book for the many who came to listen to his story and purchase his new book.

One Drive & File Management Workshop--Urban Campus

Posted September 12, 2017

​Wondering how to access your files at home and at DMACC?  Then attend a OneDrive & File Management workshop to be held Wed., Sept. 27th from noon to 12:45 p.m. or 5 to 5:45 p.m. The workshop will be held in the DMACC Urban Campus Academic Achievement Center Computer Lab in Bldg. #1 Room 201.  All services are provided at no cost. For more information, contact Joel Parker at japarker2@dmacc.edu or Lori Von Muenster at llvonmuenster@dmacc.edu.

 

 

Graduation Deadline

Posted September 12, 2017

If you are anticipating completion of your degree/diploma/certificate requirements in December 2017, please submit an online Graduation Application.  The application can be found at www.dmacc.edu/graduation

The Graduation Application deadline is Nov. 18th, 2017. 


 

Volunteers Needed for the Latino Heritage Festival

Posted September 12, 2017

​The Latino Heritage Festival is again being held in Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines. This is a lively, fun filled festival which has music, dance, activities and great food.  Please check out the website at www.latinoheritagefestival.org
Volunteers are needed on Sun., Sept. 24th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. There is free parking in the Nationwide ramp at 1100 Walnut St and all volunteers will receive a wristband that gets them into the festival.  Please contact Ciel at cafriess@dmacc.edu.

 

Dog Wash--Ankeny Campus

Posted September 11, 2017

The DMACC Vet Tech Club is holding its Semi-annual Dog Wash Sat., Sept. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus behind the FFA Enrichment Center.  Signs will be posted.  A dog bath will be only $15 for a wash and towel dry or blow out.  Only socialized dogs on short leashes (No flexi-leashes) please.  Homeagain microchips will also be available for dogs, cats and other small pets.  All cats and other small pets must be in carriers.  The microchips are $39.95 and the fee includes implantation of the chip and registration.  All proceeds from the event benefit the DMACC Vet Tech Club and their philanthropic endeavors.  This event will be held rain or shine.

 

 

 

Flu Vaccination Clinic--Urban Campus

Posted September 11, 2017

​All Urban Campus students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get a flu shot at the Flu Vaccination Clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed., Oct. 11th in Bldg. #1 Room 112 of the Urban Campus.  Most major insurance plans are accepted.  Please bring your insurance card.  The flu vaccine for those uninsured is $20.  Nobody is turned away for the inability to pay.

If you hve questions, contact Farfum Ladroma at ffladroma@dmacc.edu or (515) 248-7204. 

PowerPoint 2016 Training

Posted September 7, 2017

​PowerPoint 2016 Nuts & Bolts
Spend time becoming familiar with the program screen and views of PowerPoint and working with existing PowerPoint presentations, such as those from your textbook publishing company. Next learn how to effectively deliver a presentation to an audience using the tools available such as the laser pointer, making annotations, etc.  Then learn how to create support materials for both the audience as well as the presenter.  You will also learn how to create a presentation from the very beginning.  You will explore the many templates that are available, create placeholders to enter text, insert clipart, pictures, or shapes, work with bulleted text, convert bulleted text into SmartArt, insert screenshots, etc.
Wed., Sept. 13th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Fri., Nov. 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon 
Tues., Dec. 12th from 9 a.m. to noon
 
Animations in PowerPoint 2016
Learn how to spice up your PowerPoint presentation by adding action to your slides.  Apply transitions to move from slide to slide or add and modify animations to determine when or how bullet text or other objects appear or disappear from the slide.  Find out how to apply actions settings or use the predefined Action Buttons provided by PowerPoint.  Also learn how to create hyperlinks and Custom Shows.
Wed., Sept. 20th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Fri., Nov. 10th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Tues., Dec. 12th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Create Videos from PowerPoint
Learn about the ways to add narration to a PowerPoint presentation and the advantages and disadvantages of each.  Once the narration is added and your animations and transitions are applied, see how easy it is to save the PowerPoint presentation as a video file (.wmv) to be viewed on a computer screen, the internet, or a portable device.  It is recommend that you have a working knowledge of PowerPoint before taking this class.
Thur., Sept. 28th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Fri., Nov. 17th from 11 a.m. to noon 

Working with Videos in PowerPoint
Do you have YouTube videos or saved video files that you would like to use in your PowerPoint presentation?  In this course you will learn various ways to efficiently find and link to an online video so it will automatically play within the PowerPoint program.  Or if you are using a video file, learn how to embed the file into the presentation and how to use the various formatting tools such as setting a poster frame or applying video styles and effects. You will also learn how to specify playback options such as setting bookmarks, trimming a clip, fade in/out durations, etc.
Thur., Sept. 28th from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Fri., Nov., 17th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Thur., Dec. 14th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.


 

Banner Training

Posted September 7, 2017

​Banner Basics
Learn about Ellucian Banner, an administrative software application developed specifically for institutions of higher education, and how DMACC uses it.  This class includes an introduction to Banner, how to log on and off, various ways to access forms, the basic layout of all Banner forms, and functions.
Tues., Oct. 3rd from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Thur., Nov. 2nd from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Tues., Dec. 5th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Customizing Banner
Learn how to customize the overall look and feel of Banner forms by changing the colors of the backgrounds, scroll bar, etc.  Set up the ‘My Links’ section and the ‘My Banner’ folder with your frequently used forms.
Tues., Oct. 3rd from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Thur., Nov. 2nd from 11 a.m. to noon 
Tues., Dec. 5th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Banner Budget
Become familiar with the various DMACC funds, forms and terminology used to better manage your budget.  Learn tricks to limit what is included in totals, details on what is displayed, and how to extract budget information into an Excel spreadsheet.
Wed., Sept. 27th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thur., Oct. 26th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thur., Nov. 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Requisitions in Banner
Become familiar with the DMACC process of creating requisitions in Banner.  Learn to efficiently work with Banner forms such as FPAREQN, FTIIDEN, FOAPOXT, FOIDOCH, FOADOCU, FOAAINP, and FPIREQN.
Thur., Oct. 19th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx
(and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

Constitution Week Events--Urban

Posted September 5, 2017

Justice David Wiggins of Iowa State Supreme Court will provide a basic overview of the State Supreme Court, and major civil rights cases in Iowa from 10 to 11 a.m. Tues., Sept. 19th in Bldg . #1 Room 126 on the Urban Campus.

Author Neil Nakadate will talk about his memoir which details the Japanese American experience, including his time in a WWII internment camp, from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m., Wed., Sept. 20th in Bldg. #1 Room 126 on the Urban Campus. 

Flu Clinics for Students, Faculty and Staff

Posted September 1, 2017

​Flu Clinics for students/faculty and staff will be held soon. The first one is Sept. 27th and the second is Nov. 1st. Here is the link for the website and to register:

https://www.dmacc.edu/campushealth/Pages/fluclinic.aspx

President’s Day Awards

Posted August 28, 2017

Please consider nominating a fellow colleague for the 2017 President’s Day Employee awards. These awards are given in appreciation and recognition of outstanding and excellence service to the College by DMACC faculty and staff. Nominations must be received by Fri., Sept. 29th for consideration. Any DMACC employee may submit a nomination. Awards will be conferred at President’s Day on Oct. 20th.     

For additional award information, a list of past award recipients and to submit a nomination, please visit: https://www.dmacc.edu/foundation/Pages/presidentsday.aspx.


 

London Study Abroad Program

Posted August 25, 2017

Study Abroad with DMACC in London this spring. You’ll spend eight-weeks living and learning in the most exciting city in the world.

Learn more about study abroad at one of our upcoming information sessions:

Ankeny, Sept. 6th from noon to 12:45 p.m., Bldg. #2, Room 12C
Urban,  Sept. 6th from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Bldg. #1, Room 103
West Des Moines, Lunch and Learn, Sept. 11th from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Auditorium
Newton, Sept. 12th from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Room 113
Carroll, Sept. 13th from noon to 1 p.m.,  Room TBA
Ankeny, Sept., 25th from 3 to 4 p.m., Room 2-03

For more information visit www.dmacc.edu/studyabroad or contact Study Abroad Coordinator Lauren Rice at lrrice@dmacc.edu

 


 

​Word 2016 Training

Posted August 8, 2017


Word 2016 Nuts & Bolts
This class will cover the fundamentals of Word 2016 including document basics, formatting characters and paragraphs, working with and editing text as well as how to format a document by adjusting margins, using page breaks, etc.
Tues., Sept. 26th from 9 a.m. to noon 
Wed., Nov. 8th from noon to 3 p.m. 

Mail Merge in Word 2016
Learn how easy it is to set up a mail merge in Word 2016.  Create a main document, create a data source or use an existing data source, create labels and envelopes, make a directory, or merge into an e-mail message.
Tues., Oct. 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Wed., Nov. 15th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg.# 1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

Excel 2016 Training

Posted July 24, 2017

​Excel 2016 Nuts & Bolts
This class will cover the fundamentals of Excel 2016 including worksheet basics, editing and formatting, sorting, basic calculating, working with page layout and printing, and managing workbooks.  There is so much to learn that we have divided the class into two parts with time for lunch in between!  (Lunch is not provided).  Register for one or both sessions. 
Wed., Aug. 2nd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Part 1 
Wed., Aug. 9th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Part 2 
Thur., Sept. 7th from 10 a.m. to noon Part 1 
Thur., Sept. 14th from 10 a.m. to noon Part 2 
Fri., Oct. 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Part 1 
Fri., Oct. 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Part 2 

Basic Formulas and Functions in Excel 2016
This class will cover an overview of basic formulas and functions in Excel 2016.  Topics include creating formulas in cells, using the AutoSum button, the order of operations, relative and absolute cell references, using the AutoCalculate area, verifying formulas, and adjusting formula calculation options.  Commonly used mathematical functions, text functions, and date & time functions will also be examined.
Mon., Aug. 7th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bldg. #8, Room 2A
Tues., Sept. 12th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Thur., Oct. 5th from 10 a.m. to noon 
Fri., Nov. 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Managing Data in Excel 2016
Learn about the various ways to apply conditional formatting to make your data more visual, as well as how to sort and filter your data to change the order or pull out data that meets certain criteria.  Topics will include creating, editing, and deleting rules that apply formatting, data bars, color scales, or icon sets to data that meets specific criteria; sorting by one column or row, creating custom sorts to use with multiple columns or rows; and filtering data by text, numbers, or dates along with clearing and removing filters, and creating custom autofilters.
Tues., July 25th from 9 a.m. to noon 
Mon., Aug. 14th from noon to 3 p.m. Bldg. #8, Room 2A
Thur., Sept. 28th from 9 a.m. to noon 
Fri., Nov. 10th from 9 a.m. to noon
 
All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #6 Library Classroom (3R) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

Windows 10 Training

Posted July 11, 2017

Demystifying Windows 10
Explore Windows 10, the operating system of your computer.  Learn how to use and customize the Start Menu and Task Bar and how to handle multi-tasking.  See how you can personalize your Desktop and use Windows Aero along with other features of Windows.
Tues., Aug. 29th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Fri.,, Sept. 8th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Wed., Sept. 27th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Thur., Oct. 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Mon., Nov. 13th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Fri., Dec. 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

 

​SMART Board Training

Posted July 11, 2017

​SMART Board Basics
Learn the basics of using a SMART Board as a touch screen to simulate computer keystrokes or mouse functions during a PowerPoint presentation, and how to markup or write on the board and capture the notes using SMART Ink.  Examine the interactive tools found on the Floating toolbar and learn to use the Sympodium, a new tablet installed in many classrooms.
Mon., Aug. 21st from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Wed., Aug. 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Bldg. #6, Room 14
Thur., Aug. 31st from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Fri., Sept. 8th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Tues., Sept. 19th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Wed., Oct. 4th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Thur., Oct. 26th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Fri., Dec. 1st from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Thur., Dec. 14th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

SMART Ink 4
You may find yourself in a classroom containing a SMART Board with the new SMART Ink 4 software installed.  In SMART Ink 4, the Floating Toolbar has been replaced with a Dynamic Toolbar.  In this session you will learn how to use the tools on the SMART Ink Dynamic Toolbar in a Microsoft Office application, browser window, or when writing on a PDF.
This session is for those who have already taken SMART Board Basics and only need to learn about the new Dynamic Toolbar.  If needing to learn about using SMART boards as well as SMART ink, please enroll in a SMART Board Basics class.
Wed., July 19th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Wed., Aug. 23rd from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Bldg. #6, Room 14

SMART Notebook 15
Learn to create and deliver engaging, interactive lessons that may be created from any computer in any location using the SMART Notebook software program.  Examine the interactive tools available in the Notebook program and explore features such as the Activity Builder, measurement tools, transparent background, inserting an internet browser window, tables, etc.  Also learn to access mini tutorials to learn more about creating lessons.
It is highly recommended that you take the SMART Board Basics class before attempting to learn about SMART Notebook.
Wed., Aug. 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bldg. #6, Room 14
Thur., Sept., 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Wed., Oct. 4th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Fri., Nov. 10th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Fri., Dec. 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

Outlook Training

Posted July 11, 2017

Outlook Tidbits – Basics & Mail
Increase your efficiency with Outlook by becoming aware of the many views and customizations that can be adapted to meet your needs.  Learn how to reduce your Inbox clutter and set up color categories to organize your mail.  Discover how to save time by using quick steps, quick parts, and the auto create feature as well as keyboard shortcuts.
Thur., July 20th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Fri., Aug. 4th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Wed., Aug. 30th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Mon,, Oct. 16th from 10 a.m. to noon  
Thur., Nov. 30th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny Campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

 

OneDrive Training

Posted July 11, 2017

Using OneDrive - DMACC
Explore OneDrive – Des Moines Area Community College where each DMACC user is allotted 5 terabyte of storage.  You will learn how to create class folders, how to upload document, and how to share a document or an entire folder.
Wed., July 19th from noon to 1:30 p.m. 
Thur., July 27th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Wed., Aug. 2nd from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Fri., Aug. 11th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Fri., Aug. 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
Mon., Aug. 21st from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Mon., Aug. 21st from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Tues., Aug. 22nd from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Tues., Aug. 22nd from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Wed., Aug. 30th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Thur., Sept. 7th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Tues., Sept. 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Wed., Sept. 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Wed., Oct. 11th from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Fri., Oct. 27th from 10:30 a.m. to noon 
Fri., Oct. 27th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Mon., Nov. 13th from 10:30 a.m. to noon 
Thur., Nov. 30th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Thur., Dec. 14th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Fri., Dec. 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.  If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.


 

File Management Training

Posted July 11, 2017

Organize Your Electronic Files
Do you spend too much time looking for your stored electronic files?  Help is on the way!  This session will show you how to become more efficient in storing files and folders on your computer.  You will learn how and where to save your files, and then how to locate them once they are saved.  This class will also cover copying, moving, and deleting files.
Thur., July 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Tues., Aug. 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Wed., Oct. 11th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Mon., Nov. 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Fri., Dec. 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.

To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.