DMACC in the News

April 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
How the J&J vaccine pause impacts Iowa
AXIOS
"DMACC and UNI postponed or canceled clinics that were supposed to be held yesterday using J&J. …"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
IDPH advises all Iowa providers to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration
KCCI
"The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. …"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
IDPH advises stopping J&J vaccine doses following federal 'pause' recommendation
WOI-TV
"The CDC and FDA are monitoring six reported cases of blood clots that occurred in women ages 18 to 48. …"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Silicon Valley congressman: Iowa tech boom hinges on broadband, respecting farmers
Iowa Capital Dispatch
"A congressman from California’s Silicon Valley told an Iowa radio audience Tuesday many rural Americans are justifiably angry about getting left out of the tech boom. …"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
DMACC to hire counselors to ease high school transition
Dallas County News
"A $50,000 start-up grant from the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa College Aid Commission will help Des Moines Area Community College fund eight new counselors to be in high schools within the DMACC district. …"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
DMACC students take 5th in auto contest
Dallas County News
"William Lawry, of Waukee, and Gabe Fogarty, of Madrid, took fifth place in the 29th annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Automotive Skills Contest recently held at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
DMACC to hire eight new counselors to serve in area high schools to help students transition to college and careers
Newton Daily News
"With grant assistance, DMACC and 14 districts will hire new College and Career Transition Counselors (CCTC) who will prepare more high school students for success in college, post-secondary career training and the workforce. …"
Monday, April 12, 2021
DMACC VanKirk students take sixth in auto skills context
The Perry News
"Connor Smith and Chaz Warson, both of Madrid, were the skills competition sixth-place finishers. …"
Monday, April 12, 2021
Representative Axne conducts Ag listening tour
Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network
"Representative Axne heard from constituents and businesses about their concerns with current and future farm policy. …"
Sunday, April 11, 2021
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne tours DMACC ag program at county farm
The Perry News
"Friday morning’s rain and mud did not stop third district Congresswoman Rep. Cindy Axne (D-West Des Moines) from touring the DMACC agribusiness program that operates on the Dallas County farm north of Adel. …"
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Opinion: From pharmacists to web developers to bus drivers, Iowans pull together to get us vaccinated
Des Moines Register
"After Des Moines Area Community College was informed it would receive 1,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson, it quickly set up a mass vaccination clinic on the Ankeny campus. …"
Saturday, April 10, 2021
DMACC CiLIVE! keynote speaker tapped to orbit Earth on SpaceX
cbc online
"A recent Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Celebrate! Innovation Live keynote speaker has been selected to go into orbit on SpaceX. …"
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Congresswoman Cindy Axne Visits DMACC Farm
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Axne met with students currently going through the program at DMACC which uses the farm to teach them real world agriculture skills. …"
Friday, April 09, 2021
Here are the top 21 Division I basketball prospects at Iowa's junior colleges
Des Moines Register
"In Division II, DMACC is No. 3 in the country. …"
Friday, April 09, 2021
Here are the top 21 Division I basketball prospects at Iowa's junior colleges
Iowa City Press-Citizen
"In Division II, DMACC is No. 3 in the country. …"
Friday, April 09, 2021
Central Iowa colleges and universities helping students, faculty get vaccinated
We Are Iowa - 5
"Meredith Evans and Abby Richards are both nursing students at the Ankeny campus of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Friday, April 09, 2021
Coaches Corner for April 9th: Nic Mishler, DMACC Baseball
KWBG AM1590
"Coach Mishler talks DMACC baseball. …"
Friday, April 09, 2021
Coaches Corner for April 9th: Steve Krafcisin, DMACC Women’s Basketball
KWBG AM1590
"Coach Krafcisin talks women's basketball. …"
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Future Ready Iowa announces $1.6M in Summer Youth Internship grants
Business Record
"Iowa high school students across the state will participate in internships in fields ranging from wind energy to robotics and construction. …"
Thursday, April 08, 2021
DREAM Iowa Scholarship: local organization partners with community colleges to provide financial support for immigrant students
Hola Iowa
"DREAM Iowa will receive 100% matching funds towards student’s tuition at their respective participating colleges: Des Moines Area Community College …"
Thursday, April 08, 2021
DMACC’s Celebration of Literary Arts continues next week
AM 1590 KWBG
"Authors Matthew Dickman and Kazim Ali will read from their works from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wed., April 14 at DMACC’s 18th Celebration of Literary Arts. …"
Thursday, April 08, 2021
DMACC Boone Campus nursing students take part in vaccination clinic
AM 1590 KWBG
"DMACC Nursing students have been participating in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. …"
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Local DMACC Students Will Get Hands-On Training With Newly Donated Vehicle
CBC
"Two local Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students will be members of the Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) with the opportunity to work on a newly donated vehicle. …"
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Supervisors look to restore old poor farm coach house
The Perry News
"The Dallas County Board of Supervisors has set an April 15 deadline for contractors to respond to a request for proposals (RFP) for the restoration of a coach house. …"
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Drake, Iowa State announce first campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics
KCCI
"Iowa State University and Drake University joined a growing list of Iowa colleges and universities offering COVID-19 vaccinations to its students before the spring semester ends. …"
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Central Iowa teens to get more help with post-high school planning
WHO
"Des Moines Area Community College is hiring counselors to help teens transition to college. …"
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:
Cityview
"DMACC Celebration of the Literary Arts continues Apr 7, 14, and 22 with three more authors providing virtual presentations 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. …"
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
DREAM Iowa Scholarship
Preston Times
"DREAM Iowa has partnered with eight different Iowa community colleges to provide scholarship matching for recipients of DREAM Iowa scholarships. …"
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
DMACC Will Hire Eight New Counselors to Serve in Area High Schools to Better Help Students Transition to College and Careers
KWBG AM1590
"A $50,000 start-up grant from the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa College Aid Commission will help DMACC fund eight new counselors to be located in high schools within the DMACC district. …"
Monday, April 05, 2021
$300,000 in state grants to support new college and career counselors in 22 districts
Business Record
"The Iowa Department of Education and Iowa College Aid have awarded six $50,000 competitive grants to help establish new college and career transition counselor positions. …"
Monday, April 05, 2021
Des Moines man sentenced to 50 years for running down, killing DMACC professor Lauren Rice
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines man who ran down and killed a local college professor with his truck has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for her murder. …"
Monday, April 05, 2021
Central Iowa woman launches career as a horror writer
Ames Tribune
"Ever since she was a child, Summer Feaker has been writing. She is soon to launch book two in a paranormal series called the Haven Manor Trilogy. …"
Monday, April 05, 2021
Dean and Tracy Tope look back on their time with the Nevada Fire Department
Nevada News
"The Nevada Fire Department said farewell recently to a Nevada couple, who between them gave the department 48 years of service and served under four Nevada fire chiefs. …"
Monday, April 05, 2021
Esports club, VR arena help to 'reseed' Southridge Mall's empty space
Des Moines Register
"There's a new club coming to Southridge. …"
Saturday, April 03, 2021
2 Siouxland community colleges receive $50,000 grants to expand college, career transition counselor positions
Siouxland Proud
"Two Siouxland community colleges were each awarded a $50,000 competitive grant from the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa College Aid on Friday. …"
Saturday, April 03, 2021
Catholic Church converted to funeral home in Mallard
The Messenger
"When the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallard closed in 2018, many in the town of less than 300 people assumed it might just sit vacant. But Phil Harris, owner of Harris Funeral Home, had a different idea. …"
Friday, April 02, 2021
DMACC Hosts Virtual Career Discovery Events In April
Audobon County Advocate Journal
"DMACC is offering nine Virtual Career Discovery Events in April to provide a taste of various career pathways before entering college. …"
Friday, April 02, 2021
Reynolds implores Iowans to get shots as infections inch up
Telegraph Herald
"Facing an uptick in new coronavirus cases and a hesitancy among a significant portion of the population to get the vaccine, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday continued her push to persuade Iowans that getting a shot will help return life to normal. …"
Friday, April 02, 2021
Coaches Corner for April 2nd: Bob Ligouri, DMACC Softball
KWBG AM1590
"KWBG talks softball with Coach Ligouri. …"
Friday, April 02, 2021
Coaches Corner for April 2nd: Brett Putz, DMACC Men’s Basketball
KWBG AM1590
"KWBG sits down for an on-air interview with DMACC's Coach Putz. …"
Friday, April 02, 2021
Reynolds implores Iowans to get shots as infections inch up
Creston News Advisor
"Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday continued her push to persuade Iowans that getting a shot will help return life to normal. …"
Friday, April 02, 2021
Iowa Department of Education, Iowa College Aid award start-up grants to expand college, career transition counselors
Jim Magdefrau
"The Iowa Department of Education and Iowa College Aid today awarded six $50,000 competitive grants to help establish new college and career transition counselor positions. …"
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Vaccine eligibility expands Monday
Fort Madison Daily Democrat
"Beginning next week, Reynolds says specific allocations of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be sent to Dordt College, Northwestern College, University of Iowa, and DMACC. …"
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Iowa leaders wait for word on what 15 million ruined vaccine doses mean for state’s delivery
Siouxland Proud
"Late Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times broke the news that workers at a Baltimore manufacturing plant mixed up ingredients while making the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. …"
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Vaccination Clinics Are A Go At Northwestern & Dordt Next Week
KIWA AM 1550
"State officials say while millions of doses of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID vaccine that were produced at a Maryland plant are apparently ruined, they see no impact on Iowa’s shipments of the one-dose vaccine this week or next. …"
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Iowa Vaccine Supply Won’t Be Affected by Spoiled Doses Next Week
WHO13
"Late Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times broke the news that workers at a Baltimore manufacturing plant mixed up ingredients while making the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. …"
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Iowa Corn announces Future of Agriculture Scholarship recipients
KIWA AM 1550
"Iowa Corn announced the 18 student recipients of the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program for the 2020-2021 school year. …"
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Two Glidden-Ralston And A Carroll High Senior Receive Ag Scholarships
CBC
"Two students from Glidden-Ralston and one from Carroll High have been selected as recipients of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association Carroll County Agriculture Scholarships. …"
March 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
DMACC Offers High School Students Opportunity To Explore Careers Before College
KCIM 1380 AM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will begin hosting Virtual Career Discovery Pathways this week and they will continue throughout the month of April. These free events are open to high school students in grades nine through 12 as well as their parents and teachers. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
DMACC to offer Career Discovery Events virtually in April
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has scheduled nine virtual Career Discovery Events in April to provide high school students a taste of various career pathways before entering college. The free events are offered virtually for ninth through 12th grade students, their parents and teachers. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Reynolds: All Iowans eligible for vaccines April 5, doses headed to college campuses
KCCI CBS 8
"Reynolds said the first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be going to students at Dordt College, Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
State of Iowa Working to Vaccinate College Students Before Summer Break
WHO NBC 13
"Beginning next week, Governor Reynolds says specific allocations of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be sent to Dordt College, Northwestern College, University of Iowa, and DMACC. More schools will be allocated Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses in the coming weeks. The one-shot vaccine allows students to complete the process quickly in one-day. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Iowa remains on track to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility as state allocations increase
KCRG-TV
"Next week a small allocation of vaccine doses is going to Dordt University (in Sioux Center), Northwestern College (in Orange City), University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Court reporter promotes profession
Dyersville Commercial
"“Now the only place you can get a degree in court reporting in Iowa is at the DMACC campus in Newton. It’s set up to be a two-year program. It’s pretty intense, so not a lot of people make it through in two years. The goal is to write for five minutes at 225 words per minute with 95% accuracy. So, in my world, 94.9% is failing. It’s a very high standard. As soon as you can write 225 words and pass your test, you can graduate.” …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
University of Iowa students eager after announcement of vaccine availability on campus
KCRG
"Next week, a small allocation of vaccine doses is going to the University of Iowa, Dordt University in Sioux Center, Northwestern College in Orange City, and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
University of Iowa to distribute vaccines for students and staff before semester’s end
The Daily Iowan
"Reynolds said the state is collaborating with Iowa’s Board of Regents-governed universities, private colleges, and community colleges to vaccinate students and staff, but only named the University of Iowa, Dordt College, Northwestern College, and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) as recipients of next week’s Johnson & Johnson allocation. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Reynolds implores Iowans to get shots as infections inch up
U.S. News
"They are Dordt College in Sioux Center, the University of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccine allocation increases, Gov. Reynolds urges Iowans to remain vigilant
KTVO
""Next week, a small allocation will be provided to Dordt University, Northwestern College, University of Iowa, and DMACC to begin student vaccinations." …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Northwestern and Dordt among first IA colleges to get vaccines
Sioux County Radio
"Reynolds says College students and staff at select Iowa campuses will be getting the shot as early as next week as a small allocation will be provided to Dordt University, Northwestern College, the University of Iowa, and DMACC to begin student vaccinations. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Iowa to start deploying Covid vaccine to college campuses
Radio Iowa
"DMACC president Rob Denson said they’re planning to have a mass vaccination clinic on the Ankeny campus next Wednesday, April 7. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Iowa getting big bump in COVID vaccine doses
WHO Radio
"The state is launching college campus vaccination efforts. Starting next week, doses will go to Dordt and Northwestern Colleges, Des Moines Area Community College, and the University of Iowa. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Reynolds: All Iowans eligible for vaccines April 5, doses headed to college campuses
KETV
"Reynolds said the first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be going to students at Dordt College, Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa. …"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Reynolds implores Iowans to get shots as infections inch up
Around World Journal
"They are Dordt College in Sioux Center, the University of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
UNI, DMACC elementary ed program celebrates 25th year
Waverly Newspapers
"The University of Northern Iowa and DMACC 2+2 Elementary Education Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the largest student class in its history, part of a successful partnership that is expanding in Des Moines and beyond. …"
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Joint enrollment in community college and high school increases
Radio Iowa
"“The highest percentage coming from Northeast Iowa Community College with 49.8% of overall student enrollment. Followed closely by Des Moines Area Community College with jointly enrolled students making up 48% of total enrollment,” according to Rathje. …"
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Crawford County Cattlemen's Association selects scholarship winners
Denison Bulletin review
"The Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association (CCCA) awarded 10 $500 scholarships at its annual banquet Saturday night at Boulders Conference Center. …"
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
So refreshing! The countryside is finally starting to green up
WHO Radio
"It always puts a smile on our face to see things green up, including the cover crops at the The Big Show Corn Cam at DMACC, sponsored by Champion Seed: …"
Monday, March 29, 2021
California congressman a force behind Carroll, Jefferson tech internships
Carroll Times Herald
"The three Des Moines Area Community students with Carroll-area ties, all working remotely during the pandemic, are the first members of a pioneering rural-technology partnership, a plan collectively hatched by school officials, the international business giant Accenture and a California congressman who is relentless in connecting rural Americans with Silicon Valley jobs. …"
Friday, March 26, 2021
Coaches Corner for March 26th: Patty Harrison, DMACC Volleyball
KWBG 1590 AM
"Patty Harrison speaks about the Bears getting reading for the Region XI-B Tournament this weekend. …"
Friday, March 26, 2021
Relief funds could help clear the air for Iowa students
WOI ABC 5
"Bob Frisk, supervisor of mechanical and electrical systems at the Ankeny campus of Des Moines Area Community College said these projects can give students and staff confidence when coming back on to campus. …"
Friday, March 26, 2021
Coaches Corner
KWBG 1590 AM
"Patty Harrison, DMACC Volleyball …"
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
DMACC’s Celebration of Literary Arts Continues with Readings From a Poet and Novelist
KWBG 1590 AM
"Poet Tim Seibles and Novelist Jill McCorkle will read from their works from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tues., March 30 at DMACC’s 18th Celebration of Literary Arts. …"
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Landmark University Of Northern Iowa And DMACC Elementary Education Program Celebrates 25th Year
Patch Media
"The University of Northern Iowa and DMACC 2+2 Elementary Education Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the largest student class in its history, part of a successful partnership that is expanding in Des Moines and beyond. …"
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Rita Perea Named DMACC Foundation Board President
KWBG 1590 AM
"Professional speaker, author and executive coach Rita Perea has been named the new President of the DMACC Foundation Board. She replaces Mike Grandgeorge as president. She has served on the Foundation Board for the past five years. …"
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Household Hazardous Materials Disposal Day
CBC Online
"Carroll County Solid Waste in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College is teaming up to bring the annual Household Hazardous Material Disposal Day for all households in Carroll County. …"
Monday, March 22, 2021
College Professor and Apollo Astronaut Publish Children’s Picture Books to Unite, Inspire, and Give Back
Isabella's Book Club
""Messages on the Moon," written by Des Moines Area Community College professor Jill Friestad-Tate, details the events surrounding the silicon disc left on the Moon by the Apollo 11 crew of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. …"
Monday, March 22, 2021
Horse Dreams: A Broken-In Villanelle
Grand Little Things Journal
"Ann Stewart McBee teaches English at Des Moines Area Community College, and lives outside Des Moines, Iowa. …"
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Tuned in
KWBG 1590 AM
"Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus …"
Thursday, March 18, 2021
DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts Continues Next Week
KWBG 1590 AM
"Authors Aimee Nezukumatathil and Ross Gay will read from their works from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mon., March 22 at DMACC’s 18th Celebration of Literary Arts. …"
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Ames Irish dance team to perform virtually for long-term care residents as 'a way to give back' on St. Patrick's Day
Ames Tribune
"Patton's daughters Madaline, a freshman at DMACC, and Haileigh, a high school junior, are also instructors on the Irish Performance Team. …"
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Ames Chamber of Commerce receives $15,000 in state funding to support workforce training
Ames Patch
"The Ames Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and the United Way of Story County, have received $15,000 for accelerated certificate programs for high-demand industries in the region. …"
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
DMACC Nursing Club is asking for donations to create memorial for professor’s child
CBC Online
"The Carroll chapter of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Student Nursing Club will be initiating a fundraiser for a professor and her family on Wednesday, March 17. …"
Monday, March 15, 2021
Women’s History Month 2021: Why MCC has always prioritized women’s economic empowerment
Millennium Challenge Corporation
"MCC’s Kosovo Threshold program includes a scholarship for women to study at Des Moines Iowa Community College (DMACC). …"
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Iowa History Month: When Southeast Asians came to Iowa
Des Moines Register
"Nguyen would leave work and freshen up in a DMACC bathroom before class. …"
Friday, March 12, 2021
DMACC plans "new normal" operations this fall
Audubon County Advocate Journal
"DMACC administrators are making plans this month to start a “new normal” in College operations when fall classes resume on August 25. That includes a return of most face-to-face classes at all 12 DMACC campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa. …"
Friday, March 12, 2021
Coaches Corner for March 12th: Brett Putz, DMACC Men’s Basketball
KWBG 1590 AM
"[Audio file] …"
Friday, March 12, 2021
Much at risk if shopping centers remain the same
Business Record
"Shopping centers in the Des Moines area have also been evolving. Several years ago, Des Moines Area Community College opened a satellite campus at Southridge Mall …"
Friday, March 12, 2021
Dr. Joel Lundstrom receives Tapestry Award
Audubon County Advocate Journal
"The Tapestry Award is presented by the DMACC Diversity Commission to recognize individuals whose character embodies a welcoming spirit, contributes to the culture of valuing diversity and promoting awareness at DMACC, and engages in activities and events in the community. …"
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
DMACC’s Speaker Series Kicks Off This Week
dsm Magazine
"The schedule is out for Des Moines Area Community College’s annual Celebrate! Innovation series, which starts virtually tomorrow. The two-day event, with the theme “Amplified,” features international speakers who are known for innovation in their fields, including a NASA analog astronaut, a leading oceanographer and deep-water explorer, and a top wilderness survivalist. …"
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Dallas County Supervisors Move Forward with Wetland Project
Raccoon Valley Radio
"The Dallas County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward with the Des Moines Area Community College wetland project at their regular meeting Tuesday. …"
Monday, March 08, 2021
Newton DMACC honors employee for work in the community
Yahoo News
"A Newton DMACC employee was honored for her work in promoting inclusion in the community by receiving the Tapestry Award, the college announced in a press release March 4. Administrative assistant, instructor and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Advisor Sveta Miller received the award from the DMACC Diversity Commission. …"
Monday, March 08, 2021
DMACC Implements Their “New Normal” For Return To Classes This Fall
KCIM 1380 AM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has announced they are planning to incorporate a “new normal” when fall classes resume on Aug. 25. …"
Monday, March 08, 2021
DMACC Employees Receive Awards at College’s Recent All-Staff In-Service
KWBG 1590 AM
"Nicole Stepleton-Hardin of Waukee Receives Distinguished Customer Service Award. Megan Snook Lautner of Norwalk Receives Distinguished Service Award. DMACC’s Come Back Strong Committee Receives an Award for Preparing the College for a Phased Re-Opening from the COVID-19 Shutdown. …"
Monday, March 08, 2021
DMACC Releases March 10-11 Schedule for 2021 Celebrate Innovation Speakers Series
KWBG 1590 AM
"Get ready to amplify your creative thinking and be inspired! DMACC is pleased to announce the event schedule for the 12th Annual Celebrate! Innovation (ciLive! 12) Speaker Series, which is coming up on March 10-11 and will be held virtually for the first time since the event began in 2010. The year’s ciLive! theme is “Amplified,” and will focus on the exciting and different ways we can all amplify innovation through creative thinking and collaboration. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
CiLive Amplified
Business Record
"Have you ever had an analog astronaut, an oceanographer or a ghost hunting team speak candidly from the comfort of your own living room? Celebrate Innovation Live, hosted annually by DMACC, may be a virtual experience for 2021 -- but there’s nothing wrong with claiming the best seat in the living room to watch 10 keynote speakers this month. Below, the Business Record had a chance to speak with …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
10 projects competing for $100 million in Iowa incentives. Here's what they'd do with the money.
Des Moines Register
" In addition, the plan includes expanding computer and auto tech labs at the Des Moines Area Community College's local campus and renovating part of a library there. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
Coaches Corner for March 5th: Steve Krafcisin, DMACC Women’s Basketball
KWBG 1590 AM
"Radio Interview with Steve Krafsicin [audio article] …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
DMACC announces plans for 'new normal' operations with fall 2021 classes
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College administrators are making plans this month to start a “new normal” in college operations when fall classes resume on Aug. 25, including a return of most face-to-face classes at all 12 DMACC campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa, the college announced today. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
DMACC Plans “New Normal” Operations This Fall
KWBG 1590 AM
"DMACC administrators are making plans this month to start a “new normal” in College operations when fall classes resume on August 25. That includes a return of most face-to-face classes at all 12 DMACC campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
Carroll DMACC’s Provost, Dr. Joel Lundstrom, Receives Diversity Award
KCIM 1380 AM
"Provost at Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Carroll campus, Dr. Joel Lundstrom, is one of four DMACC employees to be recognized by the school’s Diversity Commission. The 2021 Tapestry Award was presented to Lundstrom not only for his positive interactions with the student body, but also for energizing his staff through professional development opportunities such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the “We Include” year-long DEI speaker series and a 21-day United Way Equity Challenge. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
Decreased student enrollment at DMACC expected through 2021
WOI ABC 5
""The biggest issue that most of our students have is uncertainty," said Rob Denson, president of DMACC. He added that he expects the trend to continue through the fall term, too. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
DMACC Boone Campus Student and Community Resources Coordinator Receives a Tapestry Award
KWBG 1590 AM
"DMACC Boone Campus Student and Community Resources Coordinator Erin Neumann was recently selected as the recipient of the Tapestry Award presented by the DMACC Diversity Commission. The Tapestry Award is presented by the DMACC Diversity Commission to recognize individuals whose character embodies a welcoming spirit, contributes to the culture of valuing diversity and promoting awareness at DMACC, and engages in activities and events in the community. …"
Friday, March 05, 2021
Letter to the editor: Perry poised for sustained growth
The Perry News
"DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy (WTA) is working to help provide free or low-cost short-term training that will prepare individuals to enter the manufacturing and health fields in a short amount of time. While many of the production positions might not require experience, employers are looking for team members who are safe, familiar with manufacturing and how to work efficiently. …"
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Rock Star lineup for DMACC ciLive! 12
WOI ABC 5
"Celebrate! Innovation Live at DMACC features Rock Star type guests this year! The FREE VIRTUAL EVENT starts Wednesday morning and concludes Thursday afternoon (March 10 & 11th). The theme this year is AMPLIFIED and the amplified line-up includes: …"
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
‘2020 Bingo’ involves DMACC student writers, actors
The Perry News
"Kaylynn Bousmann of Perry is one of half-a-dozen students who first wrote and now are performing in the DMACC Ankeny Theatre production of “2020 BINGO.” …"
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
DMACC Celebration Of Literary Arts Goes Virtual With Poetry Readings Wednesday
KCIM 1380 AM
"After being cancelled due to the pandemic last year, this year’s Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Celebration of the Literary Arts has gone virtual. Two poets are scheduled to headline the Wednesday, March 3 event …"
Monday, March 01, 2021
Celebrate Innovation with ciLive!
WHO-TV 'Hello Iowa'
"It’s time to celebrate innovation! The most meaningful app​roach to storytelling is interaction with the people who are the stories. Now in its 12th year, DMACC’s ciLive! gives students and the community opportunities to interact with people who have dreamed, created, and accomplished. …"
February 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Van Wall partners with DMACC to launch new program
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Van Wall in Perry and Des Moines Area Community College have launched a new program. …"
Friday, February 26, 2021
Two poets to read from their works at DMACC’s virtual Celebration of the Literary Arts
KWBG 1590 AM
"Two poets headline DMACC’s annual Celebration of Literary Arts this week. Local and national authors continue to read from their works via zoom meetings. …"
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Perry Lutheran Homes open career advancement program
The Perry News
"A partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has been established to be the educational institution of choice for the career advancement program. …"
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Provost, Dr. Tony Paustian, talks about amazing speakers at DMACC's ciLIVE!
WHO Radio
"Max & Amy talk with Des Moines Area Community College Provost, Dr. Tony Paustian, about the amazing line-up of speakers at this year's ciLIVE! event, March 10 and 11. …"
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
DSM Book Festival announces 2021 virtual and in-person event lineup
CITYVIEW
"Writers can also sign up for the DMACC Writers’ Workshop, a series that brings published and inspiring authors together to discuss the writer’s journey and the publishing industry. …"
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Celebrating diversity
Yahoo News
"Many ideas centered around food, with the chef at DMACC proposing having themed events, dinners or experiences to get others interested in learning about different cultures. …"
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Project Profiles: Education
Retrofit Magazine
"Iowa Culinary Institute, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny …"
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tuned in
KWBG 1590 AM
"Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC-Boone Campus …"
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Funeral Service Foundation announces 2020 academic scholarship recipients and issues call for 2021 scholarship applications
Connecting Directors
"Brian Wohlhuter, Minden, Iowa (Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa). …"
Monday, February 22, 2021
Schools vaccinated: NCSD teachers receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Newton Daily News
"More than 300 teachers and staff of the Newton Community School District and DMACC Newton Campus on Thursday, Feb. 18 received their COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in the district’s administration center. …"
Monday, February 22, 2021
History & Hope: Iowa native Simon Estes shares his experience with racism
KCCI CBS 8
"Born and raised in Centerville, Iowa, Estes can still recall the early racism he experienced in Southern Iowa. …"
Friday, February 19, 2021
Western Governors University seeks to fill workforce education gaps in Iowa
Business Record
"Last October, Des Moines Area Community College entered into an articulation agreement to streamline transfers to WGU for its students. …"
Friday, February 19, 2021
2021 Healthiest State Annual Award winners announced
KJAN Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College Child Development Center …"
Friday, February 19, 2021
PEDI, DMACC career fair brings together manufacturing, health care opportunities
The Perry Chief
"Perry Economic Development Inc & DMACC Perry hosts career fair. …"
Friday, February 19, 2021
Man Convicted of Iowa Hit-and-Run That Killed Professor
WHO NBC 13
"Man convicted on Tuesday …"
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Des Moines man convicted in hit-and-run death of DMACC professor Lauren Rice
Des Moines Register
"Rice had spent the previous 10 years teaching English at the Des Moines Area Community College, and had recently led a study abroad program for students in London. …"
Thursday, February 18, 2021
DMACC and DREAM Iowa partner to offer scholarship opportunities to the immigrant community
CBC Online
"A partnership between Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and DREAM Iowa will have each providing $500 to offer up to 10, $1,000 DREAM Iowa scholarships throughout the year in support of immigrant students pursuing higher education. …"
Thursday, February 18, 2021
DMACC, DREAM Iowa partner to offer immigrant student scholarships
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College and DREAM Iowa have established a partnership in which each will provide $500 scholarships for a total of $1,000 to as many as 10 DMACC students. …"
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
‘Elegant, dignified’ home stands as reminder of early years
Carroll Times Herald
"He enrolled in the Des Moines Area Community College mortuary science program and already is assisting with funerals. …"
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
DMACC’s annual celebration of the literary arts goes virtual in 2021
Ogden Reporter
"DMACC’s annual Celebration of Literary Arts will be held virtually this year and span ten-weeks compared to three-days in previous years. …"
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
"Remnants of Prohibition" program set for Feb. 21
Atlantic News Telegraph
"Dr. Ossian is emerita professor of history at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, February 15, 2021
New multi-purpose DMACC commons area to be named in honor of Jim and Marjorie Knott
cbc online
"A Carroll family with a long-history of unwavering support to the Carroll area will be honored by having the newly constructed multi-purpose commons area at Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Carroll Campus named after them. …"
Monday, February 15, 2021
Flame food truck owner opens new Mexican restaurant in Johnston
Des Moines Register
"When he moved to Des Moines in 1997, he continued taking English language courses and, later, took business classes at DMACC to prepare to someday open his own restaurant. …"
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Microsoft adds CompTIA certifications to datacenter training programs
National Cybersecurity News
"Earlier this spring at the Des Moines Area Community College, the datacenter academy opened a virtual learning lab, which features virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies that will give students the opportunity to navigate the Microsoft data centers located throughout Central Iowa via a simulated environment …"
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Perry-Centered career fair kicks off next week
Raccoon Valley Radio
"(PEDI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Perry want to help people get those jobs. …"
Friday, February 12, 2021
Iowa's frigid weather doing a number on car batteries
WHO Radio
"Jerry Burns is Program Chairman of the Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Department. …"
Friday, February 12, 2021
Community Foundation of Carroll County announces grant distributions of more than $136,000
CBC Online
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll campus expansion project was granted $15,000 as well. …"
Thursday, February 11, 2021
PEDI-DMACC Career Fair set for February 18, 20 at Hotel Pattee
The Perry News
"Next week’s Perry-centered career fair, sponsored by Perry Economic Development Inc. (PEDI) and DMACC Perry, will bring together employers and potential employees in a two-day recruitment event. …"
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
DMACC and Van Wall Equipment Launch New Power Equipment Tech Program
The Ogden Reporter
"DMACC and Van Wall Equipment have formed a new partnership to provide education, on-the-job training and work placement for Iowans. The Power Equipment Technician program will originate on DMACC’s Boone Campus, with much of the technical training occurring in Van Wall’s CITECenter training facility, adjacent to the Agriculture EXPO Center in Boone. …"
Saturday, February 06, 2021
Simon Estes on Black History Month
Advocate Journal
"International opera star Dr. Simon Estes, a longtime Visiting Professor of Music at DMACC and namesake of the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts at DMACC, is interviewed by KCCI-TV reporter Kayla James. …"
Friday, February 05, 2021
Coaches Corner
KWBG 1590 AM
"Steve Krafcisin, DMACC Women’s Basketball …"
Friday, February 05, 2021
Public parking lots could be installed with EV charging stations
Newton Daily News
"Newton Community Development Director Erin Chambers said George’s suggestions make sense and that DMACC, too, is planning to install electric vehicle charging stations at its campus. …"
Thursday, February 04, 2021
DMACC cybersecurity student studies on deepwater drilling ship
The Perry News
"DMACC cybersecurity student Steve Roth of Moulton, Iowa, is pursuing his associate of applied science (AAS) degree online but not from an office in his home. …"
Thursday, February 04, 2021
DMACC’s online business degree advances in national rankings
KWBG 1590 AM
"DMACC’s online Business Administration AAS Degree moved up in the national rankings this year to the #3 online business program among two-year colleges and the best for entrepreneurs, according to Intelligent.com, an online magazine and resource dedicated to students. …"
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Best of Des Moines
CITYVIEW
"Best Community College in Iowa - Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) …"
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Kenyan-born Red Bull Soldier reflects on deployment journey to the Horn of Africa
dvidshub.net
"Prior to deploying, Kiplagat was studying to be an auto mechanic at Des Moines Community College in Des Moines, Iowa. …"
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
DMACC and Van Wall Equipment launch new Power Equipment Tech program
KWBG 1590 AM
"DMACC and Van Wall Equipment have formed a new partnership to provide education, on-the-job training and work placement for Iowans …"
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Sauter, a ‘super hero for our district,’ named Educator of the Year
Indianola Independent Advocate
"After Sauter earned her associate’s degree from DMACC, she moved on to Buena Vista University, where she balanced her studies with a full-time job as a special-education teaching associate. …"
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Allegiant Air announces new opening date for its Des Moines base after pandemic delay
The Hawk Eye
"Des Moines Area Community College has chipped in $600,000 to help train the company's new employees. …"
Monday, February 01, 2021
Wyuka Funeral Home & Cemetery Welcomes Joey Peck as Funeral Director/Embalmer
Strictly Business
" Originally from North Platte, Joey decided to enter into the mortuary field after the passing of his uncle. He studied mortuary science and received his certification from Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, February 01, 2021
Celebrate Black History Month with IPR Classical's Steinway Cafe
Iowa Public Radio
"Last September, Estes, who currently teaches at Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College, earnestly spoke with us from DMACC about his life and the Black Lives Matter movement. …"
January 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Des Moines Area Community College holding art contest
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College’s annual “Celebrate! Innovation Live” (ciLive) program is hosting an “Amplified” themed art contest. …"
Friday, January 29, 2021
Coaches Corner
KWBG 1590 AM
"Patty Harrison, DMACC Volleyball …"
Friday, January 29, 2021
A closer look: Ahmed Agyeman
Business Record
"Ahmed Agyeman will always remember the positive experience he had when he first visited the Boone Campus of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Availa Bank donates to DMACC expansion project
Carroll Times Herald
"Availa Bank recently presented a $5,000 check to the Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus Expansion project. …"
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Knoxville Chamber Business Builder Expo to feature local entrepreneurs
KNIA - KRLS
"This is a virtual event that we’re planning with a few other organizations, including the PACE Alliance, Marion County Development, and DMACC Business Resources, a lot of collaboration going on. …"
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Cultivating a community of innovation
Ames Tribune
"One of my favorite examples of innovation in the workforce is the recent partnership between the United Way of Story County, Des Moines Area Community College and the Ames Chamber of Commerce that led to the creation of the Story County Workforce Innovation Project. …"
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
St. Anthony Foundation announces 2021 health care scholarships
Carroll Times Herald
"Scholarship applications and guidelines are available from guidance counselors at most area high schools and community colleges, including Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
DMACC campuses to close at noon Monday
The Perry News
"All DMACC locations will close at noon Monday, Jan. 25, the community college has announced. …"
Friday, January 22, 2021
Coaches Corner
KWBG 1590 AM
"Brett Putz, DMACC Men’s Basketball …"
Friday, January 22, 2021
Story County-based Joygrow mushrooms' niche market grows during pandemic
Ames Tribune
"The culinary school at Des Moines Area Community College is also a significant customer for Joygrow, Johnson said. …"
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Tuned In
KWBG 1590 AM
"Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus, Aired Thursday, January 21, 2021 …"
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Students participate in virtual mock trial
The JCR
"On Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, the second-year court reporting class at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Newton, Iowa, staged and participated in a mock trial. …"
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Noble Nurses: Smith & Staver
Ringgold County Hospital
"After she graduated from Des Moines Community College as an RN, she moved to Mount Ayr to be near family …"
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Biden and Harris in Iowa, 2006-2020
The Gazette
"Vice President Joe Biden laughs after a roundtable attendee said he voted for Biden in the 2008 Iowa caucuses at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny on Thursday, February 12, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette) …"
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
DMACC student-athletes earned All-Region XI academic honors
KWBG 1590 AM
"A total of 100 DMACC student-athletes earned All-Region XI academic honors from the ICCAC following the fall semester. …"
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
START OF A NEW LEGACY: Supervisors onboard with reinvestment district
Newton Daily News
"Jasper County supports city’s application to designate state funds to benefit Legacy Plaza project. …"
Monday, January 18, 2021
Second Opinion: City does well to buy hotel
The Perry News
"PHS-DMACC building trades class still managed to raise a few more roofs during the pandamic, and the first 12 of 34 new homes are now going up in Magnolia Park. …"