In this issue
Jan. 13, 2004

Upcoming Events
Jan. 13
Denson's Welcome Reception at West Campus, 3-5 p.m.

Women's BB vs. Wm. Penn J.V., 7 p.m.,Boone.

Jan. 14
Denson's Welcome Reception at Newton Polytechnic Campus, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Denson's Welcome Reception at Boone Campus, 3-5 p.m.

Women's BB vs. St. Ambrose, 5 p.m., Boone.

Men's BB vs. Clinton, 7 p.m., Boone.

Jan. 15
Denson's Welcome Reception at Carroll Campus, 3-5 p.m. 

Jan. 17
Educational forum with presidential candidates,
8 a.m. to 12 noon, Urban Campus.

Jan. 19
All DMACC Campuses Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Jan. 22
Denson's Welcome Reception at Urban Campus, 3-5 p.m.

Jan. 24
Iowa Chinese New Year Celebration, 2-11 p.m., Ankeny Campus, Bldg. 5, 6 and 7.

Jan. 26
Women's BB vs. Buena Vista J.V. 6 p.m., Boone.


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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.


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.                                                         Marcia Johnson

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 DMACC Pioneers.                                     Linda Miller

For more information or to register for any of the Banner classes listed below, e-mail Art Phares or call x6012.

1/20 10:15-11 a.m. Completing Leave Forms & Timesheets on the Web
120 11-11:30 a.m. Approving Electronic Timesheets & Leave Requests
1/20 1:30-2:15 p.m. Downloading Banner to EXCEL *
1/20 2:30-3 p.m. Entering NA Grades on the Web *
1/27 10:15-11 a.m. Tips on Banner Queries *
1/27 1:30-3 p.m. Banner Requisitions
1/28 1:30-3 p.m. Banner Budget Management
2/3 10-10:45 a.m. Banner Basics *
2/3 11-11:30 a.m. Personal Menus in Banner *
2/3 1:30-2:15 p.m. Downloading Banner to EXCEL *

* These sessions are pre-approved for Teaching Improvement Units.

View a schedule and brief description of Banner training and TIU logs at

View the training materials at

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. 30. after
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 mile.

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.              Mike Perry

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  68787

DMACC Diesel Technology Program Chairperson
Bill Gorman (left) and DMACC President Rob Denson stand 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.  


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.  

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 Consortium.

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.   

Individually, Steve 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). 

Anna 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 ranked 25th.

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