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Mar. 8, 2005
Silent College: Voices at the Door, 2 to 4 p.m., Oak/Maple Rm.,
All Faculty & Staff In-Service, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boone Campus. All
DMACC Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Eldon Leonard Bd. Room,
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DMACC STUDENTS NAMED PTK REGIONAL
Andrea Hammer (right) of the DMACC Carroll
Campus Beta Theta Xi Chapter has been elected President of the Iowa Region
of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Melissa Magin (left) of the DMACC Boone
Campus Tau Phi Chapter, has been elected Northwest District Vice President
of the Iowa Region of PTK. Jessica Arends (fourth from left) of the
DMACC Ankeny Campus Beta Epsilon Eta Chapter of PTK has been elected
Southwest District Vice President of the Iowa Region. Other newly
elected PTK officers are Laura Holm (second from left) of Hawkeye
Community College and James Sturgeon (center) of Kirkwood Community
Other awards and honors bestowed on DMACC
students at the PTK regional convention held Feb 24 and 25 on the Boone
- David Mohr, Beta Theta Xi Chapter,
Carroll Campus, received the 2005 Distinguished Chapter President Award
- Andrew Austin, Tau Phi Chapter,
Boone Campus, received the 2005 Distinguished Member Award
- Kristin Jackson, Beta Theta Xi Chapter, Carroll Campus, received a Spring 2005 Hall of Honor Award
- Tammy Hartman, Tau Phi Chapter,
Boone Campus, received a Spring 2005 Hall of Honor Award
- Jessica Peel, Tau Phi Chapter,
Boone Campus, received a 2004 Dr. Regena Peters Iowa Leaders of Promise
Award for the Northwest District
- Laura Countryman, Beta Mu Tau Chapter,
West Campus, received a 2004 Dr. Regena Peters Iowa Leaders of
Promise Award for the Southwest District
- Dr. Nancy Woods, Tau Phi Chapter,
Boone Campus, received the 2005 Distinguished Advisor Award
- Tau Phi Chapter, Boone Campus,
received the Leadership Hallmark Award and a Service Hallmark Honorable
- Lisa Ethington, Ankeny Campus; Sandi
Johnson, Boone Campus and Val Enenbach, Carroll Campus; received Horizon
DUREE IS FINALIST FOR BOONE CAMPUS
Chris Duree (right), Vice President of
Instruction at Southwestern Community College in Creston, visits with
DMACC Boone Campus Physics Instructor Nancy Woods at a public reception
held Feb. 21 on the Boone Campus. Duree is one of five finalists for
the Boone Campus Provost position. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Austin)
LEE INTERVIEWS FOR BOONE CAMPUS PROVOST
Dr. Tom Lee, Principal at Des Moines East
High School, visits with DMACC Boone Campus faculty and staff on the DMACC
Boone Campus. Lee is one of five finalists being considered to
replace Vivian Brandmeyer as Provost on the Boone Campus.
MCCLANAHAN VISITS WITH BOONE CAMPUS
FACULTY AND STAFF
Gary McClanahan, Director of Central Campus
in the Des Moines Independent School District, visits with Boone
Campus faculty and staff. McClanahan was one of five finalists
to be interviewed for the Boone Campus Provost position.
BRODERSON IS FIFTH TO INTERVIEW FOR
Lyn Broderson, Associate Dean of Community
and Industrial Technology at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, was
the fifth and final candidate to be interviewed for the Boone Campus
CAMPUS CHRONICLE RECEIVES AWARDS
Congratulations to the Campus Chronicle for winning three
awards at the Iowa College Media Association competition. Erica
Shorkey-Brumm received a first place in the News writing category for a
story on "Dean Unveils Childcare Plan on Ankeny Campus." Peter Riley
received a second place in the Photography category for a "Soldiers Coming
Home" photo. Tommy Birch received a third place in the Feature Writing
Category for a feature story on Minnesota Twins player Corey Koskie.
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ANKENY CAMPUS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
CENTER OPEN HOUSE
DMACC Ankeny Campus students work on
projects in the newly remodeled Academic Achievement Center (AAC).
The AAC has moved to Room 19 in Bldg. #6 and provides homework help in
math, chemistry, accounting, physics, Spanish, biology and English.
The Testing Center, located in Room 20D, has a new room available for
quiet testing. The Computer Law has moved to Room 16 and now has
computers with flat screen monitors. A new Smart classroom funded by
the Title III grant, is located in Room 14. The room is designated
for faculty/staff training and student use. The room has a
Smartboard and other new technology.
Besides the aforementioned changes, Program
Development Dean Randy Mead, Administrative Secretary Connie Metten and
the Program Development staff have been relocated to Room 30.
Academic Support Services Director Sharon Bittner, Educational
Interpreters Lori Johansen, Sherry Hill and Lisa Furney, and Special Needs
Coordinator Pamela Parker, have relocated to Room 10. Everyone is
encouraged to stop by and see the changes.
DR. THOMAS HILL SPEAKS AT DMACC URBAN
As part of Black History Month, Iowa State
University Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Thomas Hill spoke on
"Education and Career Hurdles on the Road to Success" at the DMACC Urban
Campus on Feb. 22. Dr. Hill was a high hurdler who won a bronze
medal for the U.S. track and field team during the 1972 Olympics in
Munich, Germany. He encouraged everyone to get a good education, set
your sights high, never give up and don't forget your roots or your
VOICES AT THE DOOR
The DMACC Disability Education and Awareness Committee invites you to a
presentation of �Silent College: Voices at the Door� from 2 to 4 p.m.,
Mar. 8th or Mar. 15th in the Oak/Maple Room of Bldg. #7. The Silent
College workshop provides hands-on experience for participants of what it
is like for people to live in the deaf and hard of hearing world where the
dominant mode of communication is visual. This workshop is for faculty,
staff and students, as well as for DMACC Pioneers members. There is no
cost, however, registration is required to attend. To register, call Mary
Ocker at x6517.
ANKENY CAMPUS CONCERT
Ashley Miller of Ankeny sings
"Valentine" during the recent DMACC Choral Department Winter Concert II
held Feb. 26 in the DMACC Ankeny Campus Auditorium.
DMACC Choral Director Jim Loos chose
music from two American composers--Gwyneth Walker and Aaron Copland.
The concert featured the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and volunteer
PROJECT SEMI BRINGS MOBILE BIOTECH LAB
This 53-foot, custom-built semi-trailer
truck was unveiled at the State Capitol on Mar. 2 as an innovative way to
deliver world-class scientific training to Iowa students. Project
SEMI (Science Education Mobile Instruction) is Iowa's newest biotechnology
classroom. When parked, the trailer's sides extend creating a
22-foot wide more than 800 square foot lab large enough to accommodate 21
students. Project SEMI is equipped with computers, internet access
and the latest materials and equipment to provide students with a modern
life sciences and biotechnology laboratory not available in Iowa
classrooms. The idea for Project SEMI emerged from Heartland Area
Education Agency's Business and Education Center. The semi-trailer
truck was funded by grants and donations from Iowa businesses and
industry. DMACC is contributing the use of the semi tractor and
driver to pull the lab from school to school. Project SEMI is
expected to serve 30 to 35 school district, nearly 14,000 students and
more than 100 teachers annually.
JOB FAIR ON DMACC BOONE CAMPUS
DMACC Boone Campus student Kristin Van Zee
(right) of Pella visits with Central College Transfer
Coordinator & Admissions Counselor Anna Bates at a College Fair recently
held on the DMACC Boone Campus. A total of 22 colleges and universities
sent representatives to the College Fair.
FFA ENRICHMENT CENTER TO BE BUILT ON
DMACC ANKENY CAMPUS
DMACC President Rob Denson (left) and FFA
Enrichment Center Capital Campaign Committee Chair Ed Wiederstein answer
questions among a sea of blue jacket wearing high school FFA members
during the news conference announcing that a FFA Enrichment Center will be
built on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. The Iowa FFA Foundation will own
the facility to be built on the east side of the lake on seven-acres being
leased by DMACC to the Iowa FFA Foundation.
The FFA will build a
72,000 square foot two-story facility to meet the educational and
leadership training needs of Iowa FFA members and agricultural education
instructors. DMACC will be using approximately 20,000 square feet of
the building for its agri-business programs. The building is
expected to cost about $13.5 million with groundbreaking expected as early
as this coming September.
DMACC Pioneers members are invited to attend the "Silent College:
Voices at the Door" presentation on Mar. 8th or Mar. 15th. (See
related story above).
Remember, the DMACC Pioneers meet on
Thurs., Mar. 10 in the Oak Rm.
Carroll Campus (9 months per year position)
Salary: Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Review Date: Mar. 11, 2005
If interested in the above position, please contact DMACC's Human
Resources Office at (515) 964-6889. A review of completed
application materials will begin on the review date listed.
WIN A BEAR
This adorable "Chef Robert" Vermont Teddy
Bear is being raffled off to help raise money for the DMACC Culinary Arts
program and the French Chef Exchange. As you can see, "Chef
Robert" is dressed in chef's attire complete with the checkered pants,
white chef's coat and chef's hat. He is wearing a checkered red
bandana and is carrying a rolling pin.
The French Chefs Exchange is
celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Because of the
additional expense of hosting 20 of the French chefs and their spouses,
the DMACC Foundation is undertaking this fund-raiser to help recover some
of the funds that have been deleted.
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6
tickets for $5 and are available in the DMACC Foundation Office in Bldg.
#22 or from members of the Friends of the French Chefs Committee.
The drawing will be held April 2 at the French Gourmet buffet immediately
following the silent auction. Reservations are still available for
the French Gourmet buffet and silent auction. The price is $50 per person
with $25 of each ticket being a tax deductible gift to the DMACC
Foundation to help fund the French Chefs Exchange. For raffle
tickets or buffet tickets contact Cheryl Spencer at 965-7105.