Tuesday, December 4, 2007
On November 10th the DMU students once again won the coveted Malpractice Bowl against the law students of Drake University. Both the mens and womens teams from DMU beat their Drake rivals this year.
The women won in a stunning blowout ending in a “mercy rule” victory. The final score was 28-6. The men's team had a more difficult game, winning in just the last few seconds before time ran out.
In the end, a good time was had by all. Our students even offered their medical training to injured players from the opposing team! Congratulations to everyone from Des Moines University and Drake University who participated in the 2007 Malpractice Bowl. We’ll see you again next year!
Director of Admission – College of Health Sciences
Friday, November 30, 2007
Des Moines University is very involved with community outreach throughout the year. From on-campus events (such as the Senior Health Fair and OMM Community Night) to working events in the city (we were at the Iowa State Fair this past summer, and this fall students assisted runners after the Des Moines Marathon), DMU is involved. However, it is during the holidays when this is most apparent. Students, faculty, and staff can adopt a senior citizen, purchase winter boots for elementary students, provide gifts for mothers and children, and make donations to the local food bank. Not only do we work to improve the health of the community, we also work to meet the basic needs of individuals during the holiday season. It is wonderful to see so many opportunities to give here at DMU!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I moved into an apartment in Des Moines right across the street from DMU in June. It’s a nice, safe neighborhood and it’s very cost-efficient for my DMU PT-Student roommate and me. Not only do we save on gas by not driving to work/class, but we’re also close enough so we can grab an extra 10 minutes of sleep each morning instead of commuting in (although I hear the commute in DSM isn’t bad!) or run home for a quick lunch in the middle of a long day.
Now, I know you’re all probably more interested in the students’ daily life than mine. While I can’t give you the rundown of what each day is like, I can give you my observations after being here on campus every day and interacting with students regularly. Graduate school is hard and you all know that. There are days before a test where you can feel the stress on campus… but you can also feel the camaraderie. There are students hanging out in every nook and cranny of the Student Education Center in small groups working together to iron out those last few problems or lecture points. It can be difficult to get a spot in our programs, but once you do, I think you’ll find a welcoming and collaborative atmosphere.
Being a university focused on healthcare, many of our students make use of our Wellness Center most every day. I almost feel out of place on my elliptical machine without a stack of lecture notes or diagrams to be looking over like all the students around me. But not every minute of every day is consumed with studying! There are also evenings in the Wellness Center where I can barely hear my TV show on the cardio theatre because an intramural volleyball game has heated up!
Well, I’d best get back to work processing applications and replying to emails; but, I hope you’ve gained a little better idea of what campus feels like and what to expect when you step onto campus. To form your own opinions, the best advice I can give you is to come visit us and we’ll do our best to set you up with a current student as your tour guide!
Jean Shelton, Admission Coordinator
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This is also a great time of year to visit campus and meet with an admission representative. We are happy to schedule visits Monday through Friday - whenever it’s most convenient for you. You can schedule a visit to DMU online by visiting our website at http://www.dmu.edu/. Simply click on the program you are interested in and choose “request a visit”. The online form will allow the enrollment staff to schedule an on-campus visit that works with your schedule.
Whether you are coming for an interview, or you just want to visit campus and see what’s going on at DMU, we look forward to seeing you this fall!
Director of Admission - College of Health Sciences
Monday, November 19, 2007
Director of Admission - College of Health Sciences
Friday, November 16, 2007
At DMU, our expert faculty are able to share their knowledge with not only DMU students, but the community as well. Check out Fritz Nordengren, a faculty member for the Healthcare Administration program, as he comments on recent plans to build new hospitals in the Des Moines area and the rising cost of health care.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I thought I would write today about the Wellness Center here at DMU. For those of you who love working out, this is the place for you! And, for those of you who hate working out (like me!), this is also the place for you!
The Wellness Center has everything a person would expect from a fitness facility – free weights, an indoor track, cardio machines, intramurals, a basketball court, and fitness classes (including spinning, yoga, pilates, and more). What makes the Wellness Center special, however, are the things that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see. These are the things that help me – a person who generally does not enjoy working out – stay on track in my fitness plan.
The Wellness Center staff is truly amazing! They are so motivating, helpful, and friendly! I get tons of encouragement from the staff – they notice when I’ve been working out and let me know I’m doing a good job! In addition, they provide delicious recipes and information about healthy eating.
Another thing about the Wellness Center that I love is that the cardio machines each have individual televisions attached to them. I just need to bring my own headphones and I can watch whatever I want while I’m working out. This is a great way to distract myself from the fact that I’m exercising!
The Wellness Center also offers Personal Wellness Profiles for all of its students, faculty, and staff. Free of charge, the PWP gives me a fitness evaluation, health risk assessment, and a lipid profile. The PWP helps me know what I need to do to maintain good health, both physically and mentally.
Below is a picture of the DMU Wellness Center. If you become a student here, maybe I’ll see you around (when I’m not watching the TV on the cardio machine!).