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Registration for 2016 TLI is Open

Registration for the 2016 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute is now open. This annual academic event is a chance for all members of Davenport’s academic team to share ideas and connect. This year’s event will be held at the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids on Thursday, August 25.

Please register no later than July 1 for either the online or in-seat event using the online registration forms available here.

Join us for the West Michigan Alumni Golf Outing!

Grab your clubs and join fellow alumni and friends for the revived West Michigan Alumni Golf Outing at Watermark Country Club. The outing will be an 18-hole scramble with a shot-gun start. Registration includes access to the practice green and a post-golf lunch reception. Register before June 30th to take advantage of the early bird discount! Don’t miss your chance to catch up with fellow alums!

Date: Monday, July 25th
Golf Course: Watermark Country Club, Grand Rapids MI
Time: 8:30 am - Registration | 9:30 am - Shotgun Start | 1:30 - Lunch & Reception

$140/Foursome or $35/Golfer – before June 30th
$160/Foursome or $40/Golfer – after June 30th

RSVP here! 

Questions? Email Erik Dane at edane@davenport.edu.

Alumni Success Story: Erik Schmidt ’15

Erik Schmidt ’15 knows a thing or two about insurance. As a Senior Claims Representative at Farmers Insurance, Erik handles residential homeowner’s claims throughout the United States.  After receiving his first promotion in less than a year of working at Farmers, Erik credits DU for the networking opportunities and hands-on experiences that has helped him get where he is today. Learn more about Erik’s path on the alumni blog.



Join the Young Alumni Council

Interested in building your resume and your professional network?  The Davenport University Young Alumni Council is looking for new members to help create meaningful professional, social and volunteering experiences to develop stronger connections with their community, fellow alumni and Davenport University.

Join us on Wednesday, June 8 at Gippers on Kraft in Grand Rapids from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to meet fellow young alumni and members of the Young Alumni Council. You’ll experience quick and interactive lesson in Design Thinking methodologies, which will be used to brainstorm events for the rest of 2016. Questions? Email the alumni office at alumni@davenport.edu.

Davenport Wins Sixth Straight WHAC All-Sports Trophy

Davenport captured its sixth straight Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) All-Sports Trophy with 93 points. Indiana Tech was close behind with 90.5 for second place. Madonna rounded out the top three with 86 points. The Panthers won conference championships in Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse, Softball, and Competitive Cheer and tied for the championship in Women’s Lacrosse.

Pete Hoffswell Honored with Infragard Award

Congratulations to DU Network Manager Pete Hoffswell on being honored with the statewide Infragard Award!

Infragard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector that seeks to prevent hostile cyber-attacks against the USA. Pete was honored at their most recent meeting as the recipient of their statewide award for contributions to the information security community.

Top Internship Employers for Fall….So Far

Internship seeking students:  The following employers have multiple internships open on the PantherJobs system right now!  Log in, search by employer name or advanced by your internship course and see if they have a role for YOU!

IPEx offers Certificate of Project Management

The Institute for Professional (IPEx), Davenport University’s corporate and professional development training depart, has witnessed a large increase in the desire for Project Management training. To fill this need, IPEx offers different options depending on the experience and goals of the participants. IPEx recently completed a boot camp style preparation course for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam. This intensive five day program prepares project managers to sit for the PMP Exam. This boot camp model is in addition to the regular practice of cross-listed adult learnings into regular academic classes for the PMP Prep.

Selections made for Champions High School All Star Basketball Game June 15

Game Director Steve Project and Davenport Sports Professor  is excited to announce the  2016 All Stars selections -  with input  of  local HS coaches, 10 college coaches, and media panel – as a Champions of Character -   to play in the 10TH annual Champions of Character SENIOR  High School All-Star basketball games.

Update from China Study Abroad Program (Happening Now!)

The China program, like DU’s other Study Abroad programs, offers students the opportunity to engage in 12 weeks of innovative and exciting coursework with three weeks spent abroad.  Currently, our students in China are being hosted by our partner, Ningbo University, and have been treated to an immersive cultural experience, witnessed some of the natural beauty of China and have had powerful first-hand learning experiences at a variety of businesses and institutions including the Ningbo Free Trade Zone, the Beilun Port and Geely Automotive.  There is much more to come as our students continue their once-in-a-life journey.  Please watch for future updates about this powerful student experience!

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