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  • Save the Date for Pantherpalooza 2016 on Sept. 9!

    July 28, 2016

    This annual kickoff event will take place on September 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Aux Gym. Join other departments and local vendors as you …

  • Volunteer at Move-in

    July 27, 2016

    Housing and Residence Life is looking for energetic volunteers to assist students as they move onto campus. Individuals and groups (athletic teams, student organizations, etc.) …

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Save the Date for Pantherpalooza 2016 on Sept. 9!

This annual kickoff event will take place on September 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Aux Gym.

Join other departments and local vendors as you get the opportunity to introduce your organization to the students of Davenport University. Tables are provided free of charge to registered participants and we anticipate that over 400 students, faculty and staff will attend! Deadline to apply for a booth is Friday, September 2, 2016. Click here to apply today! https://orgsync.com/56043/forms/177798

Please contact our student coordinators at Studentlife@davenport.edu with any questions.

Alumni Success Story – Matt Wiedenhoeft ’13

Nearly two years ago, Matt Wiedenhoeft ’13 was approached by his friend about starting a business unlike any other business in Grand Rapids – a Roller Hockey League. As a former hockey player and risk-taker, he jumped on board! Now, co-owner of the National Roller Hockey League (NRHL), Matt is leading the way in this growing sport in America. Learn more about the NRHL and Matt’s journey on the alumni blog.


Shari Jones elected to State Association Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance

Shari Jones, Senior Career Services Coordinator, was elected to the state association Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance (MCEEA) as the treasurer.

MCEEA is an organization founded on enhancing Michigan’s future, growing and connecting talent to opportunities, and providing strong professional development and collaboration. Because of the dedicated members, the organization continues to thrive and serve as a resource for educators and employers alike. 

Volunteer at Move-in

Housing and Residence Life is looking for energetic volunteers to assist students as they move onto campus. Individuals and groups (athletic teams, student organizations, etc.) are welcome. Several volunteer shifts are available  throughout the day. Come wearing your favorite Davenport polo.

Housing move-in will occur in the Sneden Meeting Rooms on:

  • Friday, September 2, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for first-year students 
  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day), 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for returning students 

If you’d like to assist this year, please complete the online form prior to August 29.

Davenport Recognizes the 2015-2016 Community Service Honor Roll Members

Every April, DU students are invited to report their community service volunteer hours completed during the academic year to become a part of our university’s highly-esteemed Community Service Honor Roll. Beginning in 2011, this program recognizes students who have committed 25 or more volunteer hours in their community, with special recognition for students who have completed more than 50 and 100 volunteer hours over the academic year.

University-Wide Cultural Engagement Calendar

Annually published, the DU Cultural Engagement Calendar (CEC) promotes cultural events that educate and engage faculty, staff and students to increase knowledge, understanding and value of diversity. Please help provide a comprehensive calendar of  different cultural engagement opportunities offered across the university by sending the information to diversityis@davenport.edu. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will include your event on their website and in the GMail cultural engagement calendar that DU students and employees can subscribe to by adding cultural.engagement@davenport.edu to the “Other Calendars” list.

Six Reasons to Attend the DU at the Detroit Zoo on August 13

1. The Polk Penguin Conservation Center – Visit Bart, Vivie, Tubby and 80 of their penguin friends at the “most extraordinary center for penguins ” at The Polk Penguin Conservation Center!

2. Zookeeper talks – Twice daily you will have the opportunity to hear zookeepers educate zoo-goers about different species and their habitats.

3. The animals – The Detroit Zoo is home to 2,500 animals from 270 different species of amphibians, mammals, birds and reptiles live in the Zoo’s 125-acres of habitats.

Ever Consider a Degree in Physical Therapy?

Have you ever considered a career in physical therapy? Did you know a new graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy program can earn between $65,000 to $80,000 a year depending on the location and the population they are treating?

Alumni Success Story: Brandie Heyboer ’16

As a Staff Accountant for Broadstone Accounting, Brandie Heyboer ’16 works behind-the-scenes as a bookkeeper and accountant for hotels and campgrounds around the Ludington area. Brandie values mentors and networking because of the connections she built growing up in a small town. She says, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the great mentors in my life, including my current supervisor Robert Lancour ‘98, ‘13, a DU alumnus.” Learn more about Brandie and her role as an accountant on the alumni blog - http://blogs.davenport.edu/alumninews/

New Hires for July

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees that joined the University in July 2016:

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