|In this issue
Jan. 13, 2004
Denson's Welcome Reception at West Campus, 3-5 p.m.
Women's BB vs. Wm. Penn J.V., 7 p.m.,Boone.
Denson's Welcome Reception at Newton Polytechnic Campus, 11:30 a.m. to
Denson's Welcome Reception at Boone Campus,
Women's BB vs. St. Ambrose, 5 p.m., Boone.
Men's BB vs. Clinton, 7 p.m., Boone.
Denson's Welcome Reception at Carroll Campus, 3-5 p.m.
Educational forum with presidential candidates,
8 a.m. to 12 noon, Urban Campus.
All DMACC Campuses Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
Denson's Welcome Reception at Urban Campus, 3-5 p.m.
Iowa Chinese New Year Celebration, 2-11 p.m., Ankeny Campus, Bldg. 5,
6 and 7.
Women's BB vs. Buena Vista J.V. 6 p.m., Boone.
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INTRODUCES GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR AT DMACC
DMACC President Rob Denson (left)
introduces Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Lt. Governor Sally Pederson
during a recent budget hearing held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. A
standing-room-only crowd of more than 400 interested Iowans packed the
Bldg. #6 Auditorium to express their viewpoints on the state's budget.
Many asked the governor to consider increases in the cigarette tax or
state sales tax.
GOVERNOR SPEAKS AT ANKENY CAMPUS
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (right) refers to
a visual during his introductory remarks at the recent state budget
hearing held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus as Lt. Governor Sally Pederson
watches. Vilsack spent the majority of the session taking notes as
he listened to Iowans speak on the state's budget. The Governor said
he will take the comments from this budget hearing and others held across
the state at Iowa's community colleges to come up with his budget
recommendations for the next fiscal year.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to my retirement from DMACC.
I am really going to miss so many people that I have gotten to know in the
years since I started in the basement of Bldg. #6. I am also going
to miss all of the changes that will be coming as the College continues to
grow. Thanks again to everyone.
To all of my friends and co-workers at DMACC, thank you from the
bottom of my heart for all of the gifts, cards and well wishes I received
as I got ready to retire. The party was a wonderful send-off from
the Financial Aid Staff and I appreciate al those who got to share it with
me. It has been a pleasure to work with all of you but now I am
looking forward to relaxing, planning my own schedule and joining the
For more information or to register for any of the Banner classes
listed below, e-mail Art Phares or call x6012.
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The next DMACC Pioneers meeting will be at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 12.
DMACC President Rob Denson will speak. For reservations, call Hedy
Ewing at 964-6357 by 4:30 p.m., Feb. 10.
If you have outstanding cook books checked
out, please bring them to the Feb. meeting. As a reminder, it is not too late to send
in your contribution to the DMACC Pioneers.
Vel Hans, DMACC's Lead Registration Specialist, will be retiring Jan.
20-years of service. Please join us between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Jan.
30 in Bldg. #1 Room 30 in wishing Vel much happiness in her retirement.
Gym Hours for the week of Jan. 12 & 19 are as follows:
Mon., Wed. & Fri.: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs.: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Jan. 16 Lunch and Learn will be "Strength to Carry On" by Della
Guzman, the IHS Wellness Service Manager. It will be held from 11:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bldg. #7 Conference Center. Please call
x6333 for reservations.
The Polar Bear Fitness Walk will start at
11:30 a.m., Thur., Jan. 22 outside Bldg. #5.
Posted outside the gym office in Bldg. #5 and outside the Evening and
Weekend College is a wellness walking map. The map shows us how many
miles you are walking in different areas around campus. Thanks to
John Jameson for making this map.
One commonly asked question is how many
laps does it take to reach a mile when walking around the gym. The
answer is 14.75 times around the track from the center lane equals one
Ankeny Campus, Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Internal Posting Only)
Salary: $9.29 per hour
Review Date: Jan. 13, 2004
Office Assistant I, Ankeny Campus
Salary: $10.34 per hour
Review Date: Jan. 13, 2004
If interested in the above positions, please contact DMACC's Human
Resources Office at (515) 964-6889. A review of completed
application materials will begin on the review date listed.
"Thank you" hardly seems adequate to express my gratitude for all of
my wonderful co-workers who came to my open house to say "see you around"
and contributed to the monetary gift that I will use to expand my home
office and get "organized!!!!!" I was truly overwhelmed by the
outpouring of caring and love expressed by all of you. I will miss
all of the neat people from DMACC and the students. I will not miss
the bureaucracy part of my position. A special "thank you" to all of
the full time and part time staff who supported me in the Evening/Weekend
College and Office Campus Credit. I look forward to seeing you
around in my new role as a DMACC Pioneer.
A big "thank you" to all of our DMACC friends and colleagues for their
many good wishes, generosity and attendance at our retirement party.
We all agree it has been wonderful to be here. We will miss you all.
Alicia Fetters, Jan Klinker, Verlyn Noring and Carolyn Rudisil
To our many DMACC friends, thank you for your beautiful cards of
sympathy. As I read each card and note, memories cam rushing back.
The special work family we were a part of for many years meant a great
deal to both Quentin and myself. Our children were acquainted with
many of you and they extend their thanks. With appreciation and
love. Maxine Preston, 211 Maple St., Wayne, NE
RECEIVES DONATED ENGINE
Diesel Technology Program Chairperson
Gorman (left) and DMACC President Rob
in front of a Cummins ISX Diesel Engine donated by Cummins Great Plains,
Inc. of Des Moines. Cummins Great Plains, Inc. representatives who helped
make the donation a reality include Steve Carnine, (third from left) Vice
President; Doc Wilson, Power Specialist; Jim Taylor, Service Advisor and
Jeff Clay, Service Advisor. The Cummins engine will be used by DMACC
Diesel Technology students to learn about the latest technology
incorporated in today�s diesel engines.
DMACC STUDENTS RECEIVE
Two DMACC Commercial Horticulture students each receives $350 scholarships
from the Evening Star Federated Garden Club of Johnston. Corrie
Stetzel (left) of Algona and Tara Dudley of Manchester are the scholarship
recipients. The Garden Club awards an annual scholarship to a
second-year DMACC Commercial Horticulture student every spring who
maintains a 3.5 grade point average or better and is in need of financial
support. The Garden Club has awarded scholarships to DMACC students
for the past three years.
DMACC HOSTS AUTOMOTIVE
More than 300 students
representing 23 Iowa high schools from across the state competed in the
written portion of the 12th annual DMACC Automotive Skills Contest held
Dec. 11 on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Eight two-member teams qualified
for the hands-on portion of the Automotive Skills Contest by having the
highest average scores ion the written test. The teams which will
compete in the hands-on portion later this spring include: Ankeny
High School, Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne High School, Creston High School, Des
Moines Central Campus, Dubuque Hempstead High School, Iowa City City High
School, Nodaway Valley High School and Story County High School
Robert Singer is the new Director of Grants and Contracts. Bob
will be located in Bldg. #22. His phone number is 965-7025.
Bob earned a B.F.A. from Drake University and has acquired life skills
training growing up on the streets of New York.
He is a former WHO-TV
newsman and a former national healthcare association communications
director in Washington, D.C. He has two teenage sons, Benjamin and
Daniel, and a pre-school aged daughter, Hannah. Bob enjoys news,
politics, Washington Redskins football, classic rock, classic movies and
traveling back to the East coast often to act like a New Yorker again.
Congratulations to DMACC Men's Head Basketball Coach Orv Salmon for
winning his 100th game as a DMACC coach in a 91-63 victory over Grand View
J.V. The Bears are 14-2 and ranked fifth
in the nation in the NJCAA Division II poll. The Bears are allowing only
57 points per game, which is the second best in the nation.
The Bears are averaging 90.5 points per game, which is the
eighth best in the nation. The Boone Bears are hitting 58 percent of
their field goal attempts, which is the third best in the country and 43.4
percent of their three-point field goal attempts, which ranks as the fifth
best in the nation.
Clayton's 51.5 percent accuracy beyond the three-point arc is the 11th
highest in the country. Euvon Turner's 6.5 assists per game is the
13th best. Shaun Williams is connecting on 65 percent of his two-point FG
attempts, which ranks as the 19th best in the nation. Frashon McGee
is 25th in the country is steals averaging 2.8 per contest.
The Boone Lady Bears are
considered the Most Improved Team of 2003 by the Iowa Community College
Athletic Conference. Ben Conrad's team is 12-3 and are ranked among
the top 25 in the nation in several categories: free throw
percentage (67 percent), (seventh in the nation); defense (allowing 52.9
points per game) (eighth); offense (74.7 points per game) (16th) and field
goal percentage (46.9 percent) (16th).
Siebert's 78 percent accuracy from the free throw line is the 21st best in
the nation. Latasha Pendeton's 59 percent field goal shooting is
24th highest in the country. Ashley Austin's 5.0 assists per game is