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Mar. 8, 2005


Upcoming Events
Mar. 8
Silent College:  Voices at the Door, 2 to 4 p.m., Oak/Maple Rm., Bldg. #7.

Mar. 11
All Faculty & Staff In-Service, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boone Campus. All campuses closed.

Mar. 14
DMACC Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Eldon Leonard Bd. Room, Ankeny Campus.

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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DMACC STUDENTS NAMED PTK REGIONAL OFFICERS

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 College.

Other awards and honors bestowed on DMACC students at the PTK regional convention held Feb 24 and 25 on the Boone Campus include:

  • 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 Mention Award
  • Lisa Ethington, Ankeny Campus; Sandi Johnson, Boone Campus and Val Enenbach, Carroll Campus; received Horizon Awards

DUREE IS FINALIST FOR BOONE CAMPUS PROVOST POSITION
 

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 POSITION
 

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 PROVOST POSITION

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 Provost position. 


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.


BANNER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
For more information or to register for any of the Banner classes listed below, e-mail Art Phares at ajphares@dmacc.edu or call x6012.
 
3/15 8:15-9 a.m. Downloading from Banner to EXCEL *
3/15 9:15-10 a.m. Banner Query Tips *
3/15 10:15-11:45 a.m. Creating a Requisition in Banner
3/15 1:30-2:15 p.m. Entering Timesheets and Leaves on the Web
3/15 2:15-2:45 p.m. Approving Banner Timesheets and Leaves
3/29 8:15-9 a.m. Running Reports *
3/29 9:15-10 a.m. Viewing or Downloading Reports *
3/29 10:15-10:45 a.m. Verifying Purchasing Card Transactions
3/29 1:30-3 p.m. Managing Your Budget with Banner

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

View the training materials and session descriptions at http://www.dmacc.edu/instructors/ajphares/BannerTraining.htm


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 CAMPUS

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 forbearers.


SILENT COLLEGE:  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. 


DMACC 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 ensembles.

 


PROJECT SEMI BRINGS MOBILE BIOTECH LAB TO SCHOOLS

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.


PIONEERS CONNECTION
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.


JOB OPENINGS
Psychology Instructor,
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.


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