|In this issue
Oct. 26, 2004
College Transfer Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bldg. 5, Ankeny Campus.
DMACC Boone Campus hosts Regional Volleyball Tournament.
DMACC Boone Campus Fund-raiser, 5 p.m., Boone Country Club.
Stigma Busters, 11:15 a.m., Bldg. #6
21st DMACC Annual Food Drive. Bring non-perishable food
items to Bldg. #5 gym.
Brazil Year presentations by James Reid, all campuses. (See related
story for dates and times).
DMACC Boone Campus Play, "Perfect Wedding," 7:30 p.m., Boone Campus
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SPEAKS AT DMACC
Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew
Shepard, spoke about her son's brutal death at the DMACC Pride Celebration
event Oct. 21. Matthew Shepard was 21-year old when he was brutally
attacked six years ago because he was gay. He died a few days later
from injuries suffered in the brutal attack in Laramie, Wyoming. For
the past five years, Judy Shepard has given presentations on behalf of the
Matthew Shepard Foundation to help carry on Matthew's legacy by embracing
the just causes their her son had championed. She encourages school
officials nationwide to make schools safer for gay students by promoting
tolerance and reprimanding students who harass gay students. A
reception for Judy Shepard was held at the Betts Bldg. on the DMACC Urban
Campus prior to her presentation on the Ankeny Campus. More
than 250 people attended the Ankeny Campus event.
DMACC HOSTS 2004 REGIONAL
The DMACC Volleyball team, currently ranked tenth in the nation
according to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II
poll, is seeded third in the 2004 Regional Tournament to be held Oct. 29
and 30 at the DMACC Boone Campus. DMACC, which has a 28-12 record
under Coach Lisa Mathes, plays Ellsworth at 11:30 a.m., Fri., Oct. 29 and
takes on NIACC at 5:30 p.m. DMACC is in Pool B. The winner of
Pool A takes on the Runner-Up of Pool B Saturday morning with the winner
of Pool B playing the Runner-Up of Pool A on Saturday afternoon. The
championship will be played Tues., Nov. 2 with the highest seed remaining
hosting the championship.
RANKED IN PRE-SEASON POLLS
The DMACC men's and women's basketball teams are ranked in the
pre-season National Junior College Athletic Association Division II polls.
The women are ranked ninth in the nation and the men are ranked 12th in
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BOSWELL & CONGRESSWOMAN CAPPS SPEAK AT
Iowa Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell
(right) and California Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke on the DMACC Ankeny Campus on the need to recruit more nurses as Iowa deals with
a nursing shortage. Capps had a 20-year career as a practicing nurse
prior to her service in Congress. In Congress, Boswell and Capps
were able to pass the Nurse Reinvestment Act, which aims at bringing more
people into the nursing profession. Now that Congress has enacted a plan,
Boswell and Capps are working to fund that initiative. Surveys show that
by 2009, the projected number of current registered nurses over the age of
65 years of age will reach 65-percent and that by the year 2010, almost
half of Iowa's nursing teaching faculty plan to retire.
The Stigma Busters, who performed on the DMACC West Campus earlier in
the week, will perform at 11:15 a.m., Fri., Oct. 29 in the Bldg. #6
Auditorium on the Ankeny Campus. They are a volunteer group,
educating people about the truth of mental health problems/illness and
reducing misunderstanding and prejudice by using improvisational theater
to tell their stories.
DMACC FALL CONCERT
DMACC student Mallory VanderLinden of
Indianola sings a solo during DMACC's Fall 2004 concert, which featured
the Concert Choir (shown in background), Chamber Choir and two volunteer
ensembles. The next DMACC Concert is at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 11 in
the Bldg. #6 Auditorium.
BOONE CAMPUS PLAY
The DMACC Boone Campus Drama Department will present the comedy
"Perfect Wedding" at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 and 13 in the DMACC Boone Campus
Auditorium. "In this play, a man wakes up in the bridal suite on his
wedding morning to find an attractive naked girl beside him. In the
depths of a stag-night hangover, he can't remember meeting her.
Before he can get her out, his bride-to-be arrives to dress for the
wedding, and in the ensuing panic, the girl is locked in the bathroom.
The best man is persuaded to claim her, but he gets confused and
introduces the chamber maid to the bride as his date. The crisis
escalates when the mother of the bride and the best man's actual
girlfriend arrive." The play, under the direction of Kay Mueller, costs $5
with DMACC students admitted free of charge.
BRAZIL YEAR PRESENTATIONS
Scholar, author and artist James Reid will deliver Brazil Year
presentations on all six DMACC campuses Nov. 8-11. Reid served
20-years as a U.S. Army officer. He speaks seven languages and is
the author of ten books. He has lectured at locations all across the
globe and he exhibits his art work internationally. Reid has
traveled extensively throughout Brazil for the past 30 years meeting
intellectuals, artists, military leaders and government officials alike.
Reid's Brazil Year presentations are as follows:
- Boone Campus, Mon., Nov. 8 10:10
to 11:05 a.m., Boone Campus Auditorium.
- Carroll Campus, Mon., Nov. 8, 1:25-2:20
p.m., Room 148.
- Newton Campus, Tues,. Nov. 9, 9:40-11:05
a.m., Room TBA.
- Urban Campus, Wed. Nov. 10, 10:10-11:10
a.m., Room 124-126.
- West Campus, Wed., Nov. 10, 12:20-1:15
p.m., West Campus Auditorium.
- Ankeny Campus, Thur., Nov. 11,
9:40-10:40 a.m., Bldg. #6 Auditorium.
DMACC STUDENTS RESTORE JEEP OWNED BY
Six DMACC Ankeny Campus Auto Collision
Repair students helped restore a Jeep owned by the late Rhett Gelo of
Ankeny. The 24-year old Gelo, who was also a DMACC Auto Collision
Repair student, was restoring his Jeep, "Sally," during his spare time.
Gelo and 21-year old Rhiannon Lutts of Slater, were on a motorcycle that
crashed into a guardrail on the Saylorville Dam on July 22. Both
died in the accident. The DMACC students, standing in front of
Gelo's restored jeep, include: Curtis Davey (left to right) of Indianola;
Lane Richtsmeier of Iowa Falls; Nancy Corona of East Moline, IL; Matt
Berens of Johnston; Matt Forgy of Ankeny and Zachary Reed of Des Moines.
Gelo was the son of Gordon and Jennifer Gelo of Lake Kabetogama, MN.
Management Support Systems Instructor,
Ankeny Campus, (9 months/year).
Salary: Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Review Date: Oct. 29, 2004
Lead Custodian, Ankeny Campus, Mon-Fri: 4 pm-12:30 am (Internal Posting).
Salary: $10 per hour plus $.60 per hour shift differential for
Review Date: Nov. 2, 2004
Custodian, Ankeny Campus,
Mon-Thur: 4 pm to 12:30 am, Fri: 2 to 10:30 pm
Salary: $9.58 per hour plus $.60 per hour shift differential for
Review Date: Nov. 2, 2004
Educational Advisor, Urban Campus,
Mon-Thur: 11 am to 8 pm, Fri: 8 am to 5 pm, Occasional
Saturday hours: 8 am to 12 noon.
Review Date: Nov. 5, 2004
Financial Aid Advisor,
Review Date: Nov. 5, 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.
DMACC EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
At this time of the year, after all new faculty and staff have settled
in to their new surroundings, we would like to take this opportunity to
review our DMACC Emergency procedures.
In the event of an emergency, you should contact Security or the Physical
Plant on the Ankeny Campus, or on non-Ankeny Campuses, contact the
Building & Grounds supervisor or Campus Provost.
These people will
also alert the DMACC Crisis Management Team, if needed. If you are
pretty sure the police, EMT or Fire Department should be called, then call
911 first (or 9-911 if 9 is required for an outside line).
Every DMACC building has a Building Captain
who is trained to handle most emergency situations, such as fire, tornado,
power outages, medical problems, chemical spills, irate persons,
threatening phone calls, bomb threats, and weapons on campus. For
the complete list of all current building captains, click on
In each building, usually located near the
main entrances or on a public bulletin board, there is a sign showing who
the building captains are for that building.
Every Building Captain
has a manual that explains what should be done in each of the above
situations. Any DMACC faculty or staff can obtain a copy of the
Building Captain's Manual by requesting one from the physical plant.
Securitas Security officers are also
trained in First Aid, CPR and the use of AEDs (Automatic External
Defibrillators). Campuses that have AEDs are as follows:
Ankeny (2--Security and Campus Nurse in Bldg. #5), Boone (1) and West
Emergency phone numbers for the campuses
are as follows:
Ankeny Campus: DMACC
Security at 964-6500 or the Physical Plant (at 964-6253 or at 964-6259) or
Boone Campus: Campus
Provost at 433-5020 or Supervisor of Bldgs. & Grounds at 433-5052 or cell
phone (515) 290-0553 or 9-911.
Carroll Campus: 9-911
and notify the Campus Provost at 792-8308 or Supervisor of Bldgs. &
Grounds cell phone (712) 830-3072.
Newton Campus: 9-911
and notify the Campus Provost at 791-1721 or Supervisor of Bldgs & Grounds
cell phone (641) 831-7037.
Urban Campus: DMACC
Urban Security at 7200 or 248-7200 or the Campus Provost at 248-7533 or
Building & Grounds Supervisor at cell phone 249-8269.
West Campus: Campus
Provost at 633-2439 or Building & Grounds Supervisor at cell phone
249-0545 or 633-2401.
Call or e-mail me if you have questions.
Rod Clark, x6612 or email@example.com
DMACC & POLK COUNTY ARE CONSERVATION
PARTNERS AT CARNEY MARSH
DMACC Biology Instructor Gary Nelson (left)
and DMACC first-year student Paul McDermott admire the 40-acre Carney
Marsh located on the south side of Ankeny. The Polk County
Conservation Board acquired the wetland and prairie area five years ago.
A new recreational trail is planned for Carney Marsh that will run around
the nesting patterns of the birds that live in the area. Nelson and
his students volunteer to help the county maintain the wildlife sanctuary
and use the area as an outdoor classroom.
The DMACC Pioneers programs for 2004 and 2005 are as follows:
|| Donna Mueller, CEO @
||Christmas Joy, we will be
doing a Christmas Service Project for the Nursery at Iowa Lutheran
Hospital in Des Moines. Details to follow. Program: Brian
Block from Ames Adventure Outfitters with slides of his climbs of Mt.
||"Coffee" to help DMACC
celebrate the "Year of Brazil."
||"Antiques--How do you
||Iowa State Fair
||"50+ Nutrition Tips"
||Annual Pioneers Picnic
The Pioneers will again be selling Younkers
Community Day tickets for $5, which includes a $5 couple and six 20
percent off coupons to be used on Nov. 20. The $5 goes to the DMACC
Pioneers Foundation. Tickets are available from Chris Schreurs at
964-7731 or Shirley Jorgensen on Tues. & Wed. at x6527.
CITY KIDS TOUR THE DMACC DALLAS COUNTY FARM
Des Moines Longfellow Elementary School
students Roy Patterson (left) and Nestor Zarata gets a up close look at a
nearly 500 pound cow at the Dallas County Farm while some students kept
their distance. The trip was sponsored by the Northwest Des Moines
Rotary Club. DMACC Agri-Business students, who take classes
receiving hands-on experience in several disciplines, answered numerous
ag-related questions from the elementary school students. The
students viewed trumpeter swans, sat in a John Deere combine, learned
about global positioning satellites and learned that cows do not bite.
COLLEGE TRANSFER FAIR
A College Transfer Fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed.,
Oct. 27 in Bldg. #5 on the Ankeny Campus.
COLLEGE CLOSING DUE
TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
It's that time of year again to
let you know how DMACC will make college closing information available to
students, staff and faculty. The College will disseminate closing
information via the internet, campus phone numbers, radio, television and
voice mail. For the complete listing of all closing information,
please access the following website: http://www.dmacc.edu/handbook/commoncampus/closings.asp This link
is also now posted on the DMACC homepage at
ANNUAL BENEFIT DANCE FOR HOSPICE OF CENTRAL
The Annual Benefit Dance for Hospice of Central Iowa, sponsored by
Central Iowa Educators and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, will be held from
7 to 10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 12 at the Izaac Walton League Hall at 4343 Valley
Drive. For more information, contact Ed Kelley at (515) 242-7729.