The Davenport women’s basketball team enters its tenth NAIA Division II National Tournament next week at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. As the No. 1 seed in one of four quadrants, they will face Ave Maria (Fla.) in the first round Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. EST. It will be the first meeting between the two schools and can be heard live on the Davenport Athletics Network with Ken Clemens and Ed Keating on the call.
For more information on this event click here!
The Housing & Residence Life Office is now hiring Conference Assistants to work during the summer! Students would work 20 hours a week (nights and weekends included) and receive free housing. They must be taking 6 credit hours to be eligible. Apply now at jobs.davenport.edu.
The Center for Campus Life is looking to hire two students to serve as Student Access Assistants. Students would begin in summer 2014 and work 20 hours a week for the duration of the year. Highly qualified technology students are encouraged to apply to continue developing their skills in Microsoft access, programming, confidentiality, and project management. Apply now at jobs.davenport.edu.
Please join Diana Stout and and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) on Tuesday, March 11 as they discuss ‘Life Long Learning.’ To attend this short discussion please visit the CTE at the Lettinga Campus from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Diana will lead a discussion on tips and tricks to juggle teaching and writing. Discover opportunities to publish across different disciplines.
If interested – please drop by the CTE at the Lettinga Campus located in the library or email an invitation request via Google Hangout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion facilitated many sessions of Level II Diversity Training for staff and faculty at DU campuses over the past months. The training included both in-seat participation and online modules, with the final component including completion of “High Five Learning Partners” activities with a staff or faculty member who had also completed the training.
Everyone who has completed the training is now spending time with their High Five Learning Partners and sharing in discussion questions and additional online modules.
Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in giving the following staff and faculty a ‘High Five’ for recently completing both the in-seat and learning partner components of the training!
Click here to see a full list of DU staff and faculty who have completed this training to date.
Wednesday, February 19 marked the first official gathering of the recently elected University Advisory Council members. Council members participated in an orientation, identified early action items to assist in beginning the work of the council, and elected officers.
This past week Kid’s Food Basket dropped off a ‘Thank You’ board at the Lettinga Campus to show appreciation for all of the support the Davenport campuses has given to the organization this year. The ‘Thank You’ board will be displayed outside the Tyrus Wessell Bookstore and will be displayed in the Panther Den as well.
Kid’s Food Basket this Davenport’s DU Cares Partner this year. Learn more about our DU Cares Partner here!
About Kid’s Food Basket:
Kid’s Food Basket serves healthy, nutritious, cost-effective take home dinners called SACK SUPPERS to kids in our community who might otherwise go to bed hungry. Your generosity ensures kids get the nutrition they need for proper brain development – giving them their best chance to succeed in school and life! On behalf of the thousands of kids we serve each day, thank you for creating a brighter future for West Michigan children!
Have you nominated an outstanding Davenport University faculty member for the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards? Please submit all nominations by March 18, 2014 via the online form here.
This award recognizes outstanding adjunct and full-time faculty who:
- Show enthusiasm for teaching and subject matter
- Connect with students, demonstrating a genuine concern and caring for student learning and success
- Exceed expectations in helping students learn
- Consistently achieve student learning outcomes
- Demonstrate mastery of current knowledge of subject and effective learning delivery methods
Winners will be honored at DavenFest 2014, Davenport University’s all employee meeting.
Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Access, Joseph Bishop, represented Davenport University in a paczki eating contest on Tuesday at the local D & W. He did so well in fact that he WON by eating 2.5 paczki’s in 3 minutes! Joseph went up against other community members and D&W was extremely excited and thankful for such support from DU. Please help us in congratulating Joseph!
The United States Marine Corps Reserve Commander’s Award was given to Davenport University for outstanding support of the 2013 Marine Toys for Tots Program. The Medical Assistant Club with the generous support of the Saginaw campus students, staff, and instructors filled two large bins with new toys.
The Commander’s Award reads, “The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve is proud to recognize Davenport University for outstanding support of the 2013 Marine Toys for Tots Program. Your generous contributions have enabled the Marine Corps to bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.”
This award is signed by Richard P. Mills, LtGen, USMG, Commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Steve Kelley, coordinator of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
The Medical Assistant students, the Medical Assistant Program Director, Rebecca Ventura, and the Saginaw campus were thrilled to receive this award and will continue to give back to the community as well positively represent Davenport University.
Check out the most recent issue of the “Link to the Library” newsletter from the W.A. Lettinga Campus!
The full Spring edition of the newsletter can be accessed here.