DMACC in the News

December 2018
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
One of the worlds wealthiest people visits DMACC
We Are Iowa
"Mike Bloomberg visited DMACC to promote his new movie about climate change and talk to students about wind energy. …"
November 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Indianola Schools Happy to Provide Courses with College Credit
KNIA/KRLS
"The Indianola School Board reviewed the concurrent college-credit class list at their most recent meeting, approving the courses available through a partnership with DMACC. The classes are available either at Indianola High School or at the DMACC campus. Superintendent Art Sathoff tells KNIA News offering college credits is as important as ever. …"
Monday, November 19, 2018
Ames two-sport star signs with Bears
Boone News Republican
"Katelyn Courtney of Ames High School signed national letters of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College and play both women’s basketball and volleyball. …"
Saturday, November 17, 2018
DMACC Office at Knoxville City Hall Available for FAFSA Assistance
KNIA/KRLS
"Application assistance is available through Andrea Gotta at the DMACC office in Knoxville City Hall. You can contact her for more information at 641-840-2026 or at ajgotta@dmacc.edu …"
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Coaching legend Knight headlines DMACC fundraiser
Ames Tribune
"Legendary former basketball coach Bobby Knight spoke during a Q & A session to a full-house at Boulder Inn & Suites to help raise funds for DMACC Athletics and Foundation. …"
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
DMACC celebrates 25 years in Newton
Newton Daily News
"This week, a well-known educational institution in Newton is celebrating its existence in the area for two-and-half decades. Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with a special ribbon cutting and re-dedication ceremony Thursday. …"
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Bobby Knight treats DMACC, Boone to entertaining evening
KCCI
"Bobby Knight is a legend in Indiana, but his most recent work is in Iowa. The former Indiana basketball coach has helped DMACC with coaching videos, and spent Wednesday evening in Boone to speak at the DMACC Athletics and Foundation fundraiser. …"
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Bergman’s ‘Persona’ to be screened at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"“Persona,” the acclaimed 1966 film directed by Academy Award-winning director Ingmar Bergman, will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday at DMACC in Room 118 and is open to the public. …"
Friday, November 09, 2018
DMACC One Of Five Iowa Colleges Offering Programs To Help Staff Repay Student Debt
cbc online
"Five Iowa colleges have launched new resources to assist professors, administrators and other employees with repayment of their student debt. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Grand View University, Iowa Wesleyan University, St. Ambrose University and Wartburg College have partnered with Aspire Resources, Inc. as some of the first national employers to offer these solutions as a way to attract and retain talent in today’s highly competitive workforce. …"
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Newton students lunch with the DMACC president
Newton Daily News
"These Newton student recently had lunch with DMACC President Rob Denson …"
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Local Teams Enjoy Success at Knowledge Bowl
KNIA/KRLS
"Local teams had success at the recent Iowa Knowledge Bowl. ... competition was held at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny; the DMACC …"
October 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Community Collaboration
viewfinder
"The Grand View theater department is teaming up with the Des Moines Area Community College theater for the production of “Ghost Bike.” Ghost Bike was written by Laura Jacqmin and is loosely based on the Greek mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice. It is a story about Ora and Eddie who are best friends and ride their bikes all over the city of Chicago. The story travels deep within the city. …"
Monday, October 29, 2018
New Criminal Justice building under construction at DMACC
Radio Iowa
"Work is now underway on a new building on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus in Ankeny that will serve as a training ground for crime scene investigators. …"
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Children, families attend DMACC’s STEM Festival
Dallas County News
"Alex Stoianov, 7, of Waukee shows his excitement as he and DMACC Surgical Technology Professor John Hadley operate via a laparoscopic surgical simulator at the STEM Festival held on the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, October 26, 2018
Microsoft Datacenter Academy coming to DMACC's West Des Moines campus
Des Moines Register
"Microsoft is working with a local community college to bring the Microsoft Datacenter Academy, a first-of-its-kind program in the region, to the Midwest. The center, at DMACC's West Des Moines campus, will educate and train students to work data centers jobs that are growing throughout central Iowa. It is the fourth such academy in the nation. …"
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
DMACC unveils plans for a criminal justice training facility in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College unveiled plans Wednesday for a criminal justice training facility at its Ankeny campus.  The facility is meant to provide criminal justice students a space to learn crime scene processing, said Scott Ocken, …"
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
DMACC Breaks Ground on Innovative New Criminal Justice Facility
WHO TV
"Leaders at DMACC hope the newest addition to their Ankeny campus will be the scene of many hundreds of crime for years to come. …"
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Area Schools Prepare for Iowa Knowledge Bowl
KNIA/KRLS
"The competition will take place at Des Moines Area Community College on Thursday in Ankeny; the DMACC Honors Program sponsors this annual competition, which matches up teams from around the state in a contest covering a variety of subjects. …"
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Estes' presence elicits applause
Ottumwa Courier
"Estes is currently a voice instructor with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Iowa candidates for governor face off in first debate
Marshalltown Times-Republican
"Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell traded barbs Wednesday over the state budget and privatization of the Medicaid program as they met on a debate stage for the first time. Reynolds aggressively challenged Hubbell, interrupting him and moderators several times to get her points across during the debate held at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Saluting local developers
Newton Daily News
"Held Wednesday at the DMACC Newton Conference Center, NDC’s “Salute to Business & Industry” event acknowledged the award recipients and their respected work. The showcase also allowed representatives — Julia Prendergast of Newton Elite Properties, LLC and DMACC Newton Campus Provost Joe DeHart with DMACC Business Resources Executive Director Kim Didier — to conduct presentations about their history, progress and upcoming developments. …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Reynolds and Hubbell in Contentious Debate
Iowa Public Radio
"Excitement ran high outside the debate venue on the Ankeny Campus of Des Moines Area Community College, where competing crowds chanted in …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Leaders honored for manufacturing
Newton Daily News
"Leaders in Iowa manufacturing, including Thombert, Inc. President Richard Davidson and Des Moines Area Community College's Business …"
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Everything you need to know about the Gov. Kim Reynolds vs. Fred Hubbell debate
Des Moines Register
"The one-hour debate, hosted by the Des Moines Register and KCCI-TV, was held on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny …"
Friday, October 05, 2018
DMACC Program Encourages People to Get Back Into Workforce
WHO TV
"A program at Des Moines Area Community College is supporting people looking for a career change, are unemployed, or are at or below the poverty level. DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy is a tuition-assistance program for short-term certificates. …"
Friday, October 05, 2018
DMACC Program Encourages People to Get Back Into Workforce
WHO TV
"A program at Des Moines Area Community College is supporting people looking for a career change, are unemployed, or are at or below the poverty level. DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy is a tuition-assistance program for short-term certificates. …"
Monday, October 01, 2018
New BCycle Station Gives DMACC Students Additional Transportation to Campus
WHO TV
"DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Area Community College is unveiling a new form of transportation for its students at the Urban Campus. On Monday, the campus celebrates the arrival of a BCycle rental station. It can hold up to 11 bikes at a time. DMACC Urban Campus Provost Anne Howsare Boyens said it costs $3 to use a rental bike for a half hour. …"
September 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Panel of Apollo astronauts to be featured at ciWeek 10
Des Moines Register
"A panel of Apollo astronauts be in central Iowa this upcoming spring.  The astronauts will speak at the annual "Celebrate! Innovation Week," the Des Moines Area Community College and the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced Thursday.  …"
Friday, September 28, 2018
Albia High School hosts Simon Estes in October
Ottumwa Courier
"Estes currently teaches at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines and Ankeny. …"
Friday, September 28, 2018
DMACC Urban Campus to open BCycle station
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s Urban Campus will celebrate the opening of the new Urban Campus BCycle Rental Station, funded by United Way of Central Iowa, on Monday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the south lawn of Building 1. The Urban Campus station will increase the transportation options for DMACC students, staff …"
Friday, September 28, 2018
Students from Des Moines Area Community College’s Boone campus are going to NASA
Ames Tribune
"Three of DMACC’s Boone campus students have been selected to travel to NASA’s Langley Research Center this fall. These students will participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite experience. …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DMACC professor installed as director of National Court Reporters Association
Newton Daily News
"Cathy Penniston, an instructor in the Realtime Court Reporting at the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, was recently chosen by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Board to serve as its Director for a two-year term. …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Iowa Sculpture Festival switches up event for this weekend
Newton Daily News
"“From Their Hands: The Artists’ Playbook” will feature at least nine artists and their sculpted artwork. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Legacy Plaza in building 16, 403 W. Fourth St. N. in Newton. …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Yamanashi Dental Hygiene College students visit DMACC
Newton Daily News
"DMACC second-year dental hygiene student Kenzie Cogley of Colfax, left, cleans the teeth of fellow second year dental hygiene student Elaina ... …"
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Constitution Day at Newton DMACC
Newton Daily News
"DMACC is hosting a Constitution Day event at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in room 118 at the Newton Campus. The event will include a panel discussion with …"
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
DMACC Culinary Institute gets national accreditation
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s Iowa Culinary Institute has received a grant of accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission …"
Monday, September 17, 2018
DMACC Facebook Course Full Within First 12 Hours of Enrollment
WHO-TV
"ANKENY, Iowa – Des Moines Area Community College is partnering with Facebook as part of a program to train over one million people across the United States about the digital world. …"
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
DMACC opens enrollment for Facebook and digital marketing certificate
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has opened enrollment for its new Facebook and Digital Marketing Certificate. The certificate program is part of Facebook’s initiative to train 1 million people across the U.S. by 2020; the company has partnered with DMACC to arm individuals and small businesses with social media and digital marketing skills. Facebook has made an additional investment to the community by awarding …"
Monday, September 10, 2018
Planning for College? Avoid the 6 year money trap.
Des Moines Register
"For example, the highly respected DMACC Career Advantage Program in the Des Moines area offers high school students the opportunity to earn up to a semester of college credit while in high school in areas like accounting, business administration, computer programming, criminal justice, cybersecurity, fire science, health occupations, graphic design, etc. …"