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 Newton Campus Events

March 29, 2017

Procrastinators Book Club: The Unspeakable

Campus: Newton
Location: The Landing
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Nursing instructor, Alex Thompson, will lead the discussion of Meghan Daum’s collection of essays, which she says circle around the “idea of emotional dissonance, the disconnect between what we think and what we think we’re supposed to feel and what we actually feel. Basically, it’s about what it’s like when you just can’t get with the program.”
April 3, 2017

DMACC's Celebration of the Literary Arts

Campus: Newton
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Dr. Hai-Dang Phan, an Assistant Professor of English at Grinnell College and a poet, and author Ralph James Savarese, who teaches American literature, creative writing and disability studies at Grinnell College, will read from their works from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 3 at the DMACC Newton Campus.

Phan is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing.  His poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2016, jubilat, Prelude, New England Review and elsewhere.  His work has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers ' Conference, the American Literary Translators Association, and Grinnell College. Phan is the author of the chapbook, Small Wars (Convulsive Editions, 2016) and is working on his first collection of poetry.

Phan was born in Vietnam and came to the U.S. as a refugee.  He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Savarese is the author of Reasonable People:  A Memoir of Autism and Adoption (Other Press, 2007).  It won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal in the category of health/medicine/nutrition, and a chapter was selected as a "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 2004.  The book was featured on CNN 's "Anderson Cooper 360 Show" (twice), "ABC 's Nightly News with Charles Gibson," and NPR 's "Diane Rehm Show" (twice).  He is also the co-editor of three collections:  Papa PhD:  Men in the Academy Write about Fatherhood (Rutgers University Press, 2010), a special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly entitled "Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity" (2010), and a special issue of Seneca Review entitled "The Lyrical Body" (2010).

DMACC 's Celebration of the Literary Arts is an annual literary festival that brings national and Iowa-writers to DMACC 's six campuses. The celebration includes readings, master 's workshops, and classroom visits.

For more information about the Newton event, contact Lauren Rice, (641) 791-1746 or lrrice@dmacc.edu.  For more information about the Celebration of Literary Arts, contact Marc Dickinson,madickinson@dmacc.edu.

April 6, 2017

Health Information Technology Information Session

Location: Ankeny campus, building 24, room 302
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Anyone wishing to learn more about the growing field of Electronic Health Records and Information Technology in the health care field, is encouraged to attend a Health Information Technology information session about the program. This session is also a requirement for acceptance to the HIT program. Contact Patty Origer for more information: 515-964-6548 or paoriger@dmacc.edu.
April 8, 2017

ICI Fleur de Lys Gala and Auction

Location: Building #7, DMACC Ankeny Campus
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Reservations required. For more information, please contact Denise Moore at 515-964-6566 or ddmoore3@dmacc.edu.
April 15, 2017

West Des Moines Fire Fighters Association Easter Egg Hunt

Location: West Campus
10:30 AM – 10:30 AM
WDM Fire Fighters Association Easter Egg Hunt at the West Campus. Face painting, fire trucks and the Easter Bunny! Hunt begins promptly at 10:30 am. If you have questions, contact Ciel at cafriess@dmacc.edu
April 18, 2017

DMACC Alumni Awards Ceremony

Location: Building #7, DMACC Ankeny Campus
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Reservations required. Please contact the Alumni Association at 515-965-7331 or alumni@dmacc.edu.
June 22, 2017

DMACC CEO Golf Invitational

Location: Talons of Tuscany Golf Course, Ankeny IA
6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Reservations required. Please contact the DMACC Foundation at 515-964-6229 or foundation@dmacc.edu
August 26, 2017

Shrimp and Bingo

Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
For additional information, please contact Dennis Hayworth at 515-256-4919 or dahayworth@dmacc.edu.
September 14, 2017

DMACC Small Buisness Awards Ceremony

Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reservation required. Please contact Lisa Cappaert at 515-964-6229 or foundation@dmacc.edu.
October 23, 2017

DMACC Foundation Scholarship Dinner

Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Reservation required. Please contact Lisa Cappaert at 515-964-6229 or foundation@dmacc.edu