The Art Van Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees brought thousands downtown this weekend, including some of our very own Davenport students! The Men’s Hockey team, Women’s Lacrosse, and Pep Band all walked in the parade handing out candy to parade observers. Thank you for representing DU!
Picture from MLive.com
Davenport University Risk Management team is committed to supporting you in creating a safe, secure workplace and educational environment and ensuring you and your colleagues are prepared to answer those questions and move to action if faced with a threatening or emergency situation. As part of the training plan for the 2014-15 academic year, Matt Miller will be conducting workshops designed to prepare employees to respond to potential violent threats.
- December 12 9:30 a.m. – noon; room 227
- December 12 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; room 227
- December 5 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; room 305
- December 8 9:30 a.m. – noon; room 166/167
Please fill out the Active Shooter Materials and Registration and complete the pre-assignment. You will find all pre-assignment materials at this link. To register, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click “view all sessions” and select the day, time and campus most convenient for you. A very limited number of seats will be available for each session.
While statistics prove that the likelihood of shootings on campus is minimal, the impact of an actual threat demands a prepared community that can minimize injuries and impact. Participation in the active shooter sessions ensures faculty and staff are knowledgeable about how to respond to violence and threats of violence. To be fully prepared for the training session, employees who plan to participate will be expected to complete a pre-assignment.
If you would like more information about this training, please contact Matt Miller.
DSST, are Dantes Subject Standardized Tests and are a nationally recognized program that offers college credits through examination. These exams help students save time and money while accelerating their graduation completion. Over 2,000 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. This month, DSST has chosen Davenport University as their feature institution to highlight on the DSST home page.
Visit getcollegecredit.com to learn more about DSST or visit the Davenport Testing Services web page.
In preparation for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s January 20, 2015 event featuring Sybrina Martin, mother of Trayvon Martin, the Center for Teaching Excellence is honored to host discussions for staff and faculty.
Please join us on the following dates to discuss best practices for supporting and guiding our students through this intense and moving subject matter:
- Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you are located on the W.A. Lettinga Campus, please come to the CTE workroom, or join the discussion from anywhere using Blackboard Collaborate, by clicking on the link posted on the CTE’s Upcoming Training Sessions page.
To learn more about the January event, please go visit the Upcoming DEI Events page.
Students, are you looking for an internship or job? We wanted to let you know about a great new service from Internships.com that you can access right from your Blackboard home page.
You can use it in 2 ways:
1. Log in to your Blackboard and run a search on the new module that appears in the center of your home page. You will immediately have access to nearly 2,000 (and growing) opportunities in Michigan and almost 150,000 opportunities nationwide.
2. Click on the “My Career” tab in the upper right hand corner of the screen to access resume and assessment tools to help you in your search.
One of the highlights of the commencement ceremony is our graduating student speaker.
It is time to begin the selection process for the 2015 graduation event.
Do you know someone who is graduating this year who would be a great representative for the Class of 2015? If you know a student graduating with a Bachelors or Master’s degree, with an inspiring story to tell or message to share, someone who has been a leader, or someone you feel is destined to go on to success in the workplace, please take a few moments to fill out a Student Speaker Nomination form. The form can be found by clicking here!
Think about an outstanding student you have worked with in the classroom, or as a work study, or one of your advisees, or as a student organization leader or member, and nominate that student.
Candidates will audition at their home campus. Each campus representative will then audition at the W.A. Lettinga Campus in March when the speaker will be selected.
Beginning Monday, November 24 through November 26, take an extra 20% off already reduced clearance items! This offer is valid in store only. Stay tuned for more black Friday deals coming soon from the bookstore. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Thanksgiving hours at the bookstore.
The bookstore will be closing early at 2:00 p.m. on November 26 and closed the rest of the week. We will re-open Monday, December 1at 10:00 a.m. As always, shop online 24/7 at DUspirit.com.
Contact Information and Hours:
Bookstore hours and contact information can be found at DUspirit.com.