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Lansing: Parking & Construction

Major underground construction has begun on Grand Ave just outside the entrance of Student Lot 2. The construction will be on-going for the next few weeks and it will be very difficult to enter and exit Student Lot 2 from Grand Ave. Because of this, we have opened an additional entrance to the lot along Washtenaw St. Washtenaw is a two-way street that can be accessed from both Grand Ave. and Washington. The entrance of the lot is marked with a ‘Davenport Students Only’ sign.
Please contact Security Services at 517-899-4424 or stop into the office with any questions.

DU receives Insight Into Diversity 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Davenport University has received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This marks the third consecutive year Davenport has been honored with the HEED Award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.  DUn will be featured along with 82 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity’s November 2014 issue.

“Davenport University’s selection was based on its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and its ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity at its 11 campuses across Michigan, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and others,” said Rhae-Ann Booker, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Davenport University.

“We hope the HEED award serves as a way to honor those institutions of higher education that recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion as part of their everyday campus culture,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

For more information about the 2014 HEED award, visit www.insightintodiversity.com.

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A message from Career Services

Career Fair season is here!

Pay attention to the Career Services Event Calendar on CareerNet for many upcoming Fairs and preparation events you can take part in.

Upcoming Events:

Volunteer Fair Holland Campus

CPA Fair

Networking to the Next Level

Intern Infusion- All College Fair

Statewide Sports Management Conference

Career Services is ready to help you make a move. Visit early, visit often, and get where you want to go!

Applications now available for Homecoming Ambassadors

As part of DU’s Homecoming Celebration (October 6-11, 2014), Davenport will recognize student leaders as Homecoming ambassadors, with winners receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Students meeting the qualifications below are encouraged to complete an online application by Friday, September 26th.

The process includes an online application, uploading a copy of your resume, phone interview, and student vote.

Qualifications include:

Must be a current full or part-time student of junior status or above at DU (any campus or online)

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Must be in good academic and judicial standing

Applications are available on the Student Life website and must be submitted by September 26. Click here for an application!

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Once you’ve entered your search terms in the search box, start narrowing your results using the limiters that show up on the left hand side of your screen http://www.davenport.edu/Library.

REMINDER: Women’s Basketball tryouts held on September 18

Calling all women who love basketball and are interested in playing at the collegiate level!

The Women’s Basketball Team will  host tryouts on September 18 at 12:30 p.m. The tryouts will be located in the Main Gym in the Student Activities Center. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Assistant Coach Kayla Gross.

REMINDER: Holland Campus Volunteer Fair is Sept. 18

The Holland Campus is hosting a Volunteer Fair on September 18. There will be representatives from 21 organizations presenting recruiting opportunities and answer any questions on volunteer work. The organizations will  educate community members about their services and raise awareness of the resources that are offered to the community as a whole. This event is open to the public and will be sponsored by Orange Leaf Holland. Orange Leaf is also providing complimentary frozen yogurt! Join us on September 18,  from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the Holland Campus.

Click here to watch the official video for the Holland Volunteer Fair.

Participating Organizations:

American Red Cross

City Of Holland, Michigan – City Hall

Tulip Time Festival

Calling all Future Alumni!

The Davenport University Alumni Association is sponsoring the Future Alumni Network of Students (FANS) program, and needs your help!

As a current student (and future alum), are you interested in being involved on an advisory group to the Alumni Relations Office? Would you be interested in making recommendations to the Office of Alumni Relations and also want to join the FANS Leadership Team?  It’s a great way to network, and also a great line item for your resume!

Click here to learn more about the FANS Leadership Team and all that would be involved in becoming a member.  If you are interested, please get your nomination in soon as the Leadership Team member openings will be filled quickly!

If you have any questions, please contact David Tyler, Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at david.tyler@davenport.edu.

As future DU alumni, we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Homecoming 2014 is almost here!


Homecoming Night October 10!

4:30 p.m. – Women’s Rugby vs. Calvin College

5:00 p.m. – Alumni Tailgate Tent

5:30 p.m. – Student/Staff/Faculty Tailgate Tent

7:30 p.m. – Men’s Rugby vs. Arkansas State University

For more information and a schedule of events visit davenport.edu/homecoming

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