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Warren Campus to host military simulation

military Davenport University will host a military simulation for faculty and staff at the Warren Campus on Friday, Dec. 1. Sessions will be offered at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

“Intended to provide an educational insight into the lives of military students, this experiential learning opportunity is highly recommended for any faculty or staff members who may have contact with these students,” said Jessica Fasburg, a College of Health Professions staff member. ”The simulation will provide an eye-opening experience for participants that will foster an inclusive university campus.”

DU student named Outstanding Student of the Year

Hannah RaschDavenport University student Hannah Rasch is a a coach at the Michigan Volleyball Academy, a volunteer at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and the 2017 Michigan Apple Queen. And now she can add 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year to her list of achievements.

The award was presented to Rasch at the Michigan Developmental Education Consortium’s annual conference in Bay City in October.

How DU librarians help save faculty time

Starting as an adjunct faculty member at Davenport University 21 years ago, Linda Goulet has learned how to use the library to help her students and herself.

“Never underestimate the power of the librarians,” said Goulet, who will begin her role as Department Chair of Marketing on Nov. 20.

DU’s library houses more than 80 databases, roughly 96 library guides, APA citation guidance and other tools to help students achieve success.

W-4 Payroll Reminder

IRS regulations (Reg. 31.3402(f)(2)-1(c)(3)) require Davenport University to annually remind employees to file a new form W-4 whenever there is a change in filing status, a change in withholding allowances or a change in exempt status.

DU students receive nursing scholarships from the Hearst Foundation

Six Davenport University students were recently awarded scholarships from the Hearst Foundation.

The Hearst Foundation Nursing Scholar program awards students in high standing within their junior and senior years who need additional financial assistance to obtain their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Nursing holds strong as top program of interest for prospective students in Fall 2017

Nearly a quarter of the prospective students who met with a Davenport University admissions representative in Fall 2017 were interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, according to DU Institutional Research’s pre-appointment survey report.

State senator helps commemorate new Student Veterans Lounge at Warren Campus

Veterans Lounge in Warren

State Senator Steve Bieda presented a special tribute to commemorate the opening of the Student Veterans Lounge at Davenport University’s campus in Warren, Michigan, on Nov. 6.

Ranked by Military Times as among the ‘Best for Vets Colleges,’ Davenport strives to support veteran students and families. DU provides specialized services in admissions and advising through its Military and Veteran Services Office and offers a 20 percent tuition discount for service members, veterans and their families.

Faculty Spotlight: Misty Davis

Misty Davis

Misty Davis wears many hats at Davenport University. Within the Donald W. Maine College of Business, she serves as the department chair of both Legal Studies and Human Resource Management. With both legal practice and academic experience, she excels in these roles.

Davis’ recent efforts surround curriculum improvements, where she has systematized data collection and assessment in the Donald W. Maine College of Business — a critical task for providing accrediting results to the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education. Davis, along with two other DU faculty members, presented their paper titled “Faculty Buy-in in Outcome Assessment and Reporting,” at the National IACBE Conference this past April.

Occupational Therapy students help homeless in Grand Rapids

Last month, Davenport University students in the Occupational Therapy graduate program volunteered with the Family Promise Organization, a nonprofit that assists homeless families in the Grand Rapids area.

“Volunteering is one of the best ways to expose yourself to how other people live, which in turn broadens your worldview,” said Allison Sparks, an OT student from Bartlett, Illinois. “Through experiential learning, you learn interpersonal skills as well as gain a real appreciation for the impact you can have on someone’s day by showing compassion.”

Video recordings from WMPCC available

Davenport University hosted the West Michigan President Compact Committee Development Day for college and university presidents and their direct reports, faculty, staff and students at WMPCC member institutions last month.

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