Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Alumni holiday giving opportunities

present-21As the holiday season approaches, the DU Alumni Association is reaching out to a family from Grand Rapids, Mich., who doesn’t have the means to provide holiday gifts or a meal for their family. We invite you to help us make this holiday special for a single mother and her four children by choosing an item from the list to purchase.

Please contact Carol Distel at 616-233-3416 in Alumni Relations before buying any items to ensure that there will be no duplicates. Please drop off your gift unwrapped to the Alumni Relations Office located in the Cook Administration Building at 415 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, Mich. Our office must receive all gifts by December 16, 2009.

If Grand Rapids is too far to drop off a gift, here are additional giving opportunities hosted by our local campuses.

ALMA
Alma has adopted a current student and her family who lost their belongings in a recent house fire. Please contact Kristy Best at 989-463-8922 for ways you can help.

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Save the date

Mark your calendar for upcoming events sponsored by the Alumni Association. Details will be posted as they become available. Make sure to check our alumni website, Facebook page and future issues of the alumni eNewsletter.

December 17, 2009 – DU Young Alumni Holiday Party. 6-8 p.m. at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • Facebook users RSVP here
  • Non-Facebook users RSVP here

January 13, 2010 – Women’s Basketball vs. Madonna. Alumni reception at the Livonia Campus before the game.

February 4, 2010 – Men’s Division II Hockey vs. Oakland University. Alumni reception to be held at the Onyx Rochester Ice Arena in Rochester, Mich.

February 13, 2010 – Men’s Basketball vs. Aquinas. Alumni reception in the Student Center at the W.A. Lettinga Campus before the game.

June 26, 2010 – DU at the Zoo. Alumni gathering at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich.

On-line degree programs

dsc_6429Wishing you could complete your undergraduate degree or obtain a master’s degree, but you’re not sure how school will fit into your already packed schedule? Davenport has the solution. Earn your degree online.

DU was among the first universities to offer students the ability to complete their degree program online. Many programs DU offers can be completed entirely online. You can also choose to take some of your classes online and some in a traditional classroom setting. “The online program is a complement to what the university already offers,” said Sherri Donovan, executive director of academic services. “Through our online course offerings, we are meeting the needs of students who may not have the ability to commit to a set time every week because of other responsibilities in their lives,” she said.

Online courses allow students who are comfortable communicating virtually to leverage technology to meet their educational goals. “Our online model is highly interactive,” explained Donovan, “and discussion groups with fellow classmates and professors are not only encouraged but required.”

To learn more about DU’s online degree programs or for specific information regarding programs, call 866-925-3884.

Career Services for Alumni

dav_4553Coming up on December 7, the Midland Campus will be hosting a Career Services Open House from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. We encourage you to stop in and meet the staff and learn how to best utilize the services and resources offered.

Don’t forget, alumni are always welcome to take advantage of any events, activities or programs offered by DU Career Services. All events and activities are posted on the Career Services’ Facebook page and on the home page of DUCareerNET.

Cyber Week specials for alumni

Visit the online spirit store to take advantage of these limited time offers for DU alumni.
Cyber Week Specials and more!

Cyber Week specials and more!