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  • Looking for APA help?

    October 23, 2014

    We’ve got a handy template pre-formatted in APA, a Brief Guide to APA, citation examples, information on NoodleTools, and much more. Click here to view …

  • Send your military pictures for a chance to win an iPod Nano!

    October 9, 2014

    Davenport University is collecting military related pictures, videos, and original music to be displayed in a slideshow for Veterans Day 2014.  All submissions will be …

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The winner of the 2014 bookstore pumpkin carving contest is…

Admissions! Congratulations to all university departments and groups who participated in this year’s pumpkin carving event. We appreciate your participation and hope you all had fun!








The winner of the $50 prize pack from the bookstore is David Slagh. Please email The Spirit Store to claim your prize, David!

If you have not checked out the pumpkin entries, you can do so by visiting the bookstore Facebook page.

Thank you and Happy Halloween!

Contact Information and Hours:

Bookstore hours and contact information can be found at DUspirit.com.


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Friday Factoid: Job Preparedness by Internship Participation

From DU’s Six-month Graduate Follow-up Survey, we ask the graduates who indicated they were employed in a degree-related position to also rate their job preparedness as a result of their experience at DU. The chart above illustrates response frequencies to this survey item on a scale of 1 to 5, for the Bachelor’s Degree recipients of the 2012-13 graduating class. Responses are segmented into two groups depending on the graduate’s indication of their participation in an internship (or externship) while completing their degree. Those who indicated participation more frequently provided job preparedness ratings of 4 or 5 (84.5% vs. 64.7%) and they also indicated significantly greater job preparedness by mean rating (Yes=4.13 n=103 vs. No=3.79 n=244, p<.01). For further results from the Graduate Follow-up Survey, including results by academic program, campus, or college, please visit the website.

2014 United Way Campaign coming soon!

The 2014 United Way campaign is underway in all of our communities. Supporting United Way gives each of us the opportunity to make our communities a better place to live. United Way’s work with partner agencies, funded initiatives and community collaboration, is improving the lives of thousands through better education, financial independence and health.

Davenport’s United Way Campaign kicks off on Nov. 3 and concludes on Nov. 14. Pledge forms will be distributed to all full- and part-time employees during the week of Nov. 3.

With your United Way Campaign form you also will receive a Davenport Employee Volunteering form. We know that, in addition to financial contributions, Davenport faculty and staff make a difference in their communities by volunteering their time and talents. With the employee volunteering form we hope to gain a better understanding of the types of involvement our employees have had with our communities over the past year.  Please help us by sharing the volunteer and community service efforts you have completed over the last 12 months, including those for which DU’s Volunteer Time Off (VTO) benefit was used. Thank you for all you do to support our communities!

By submitting your forms you will automatically be entered into a drawing to rewards, more information to come!

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa K. Versluis, Executive Director of Human Resources, at 616.732.1151 or melissa.versluis@davenport.edu.

Time to complete Fall course evaluations!

It is time to complete evaluation(s) for your Fall course(s). Please click here to begin. Course evaluations are extremely important. They help Davenport faculty and staff review course workload, materials and outcomes to assess needed revisions. Evaluation feedback is also used to evaluate course instructors and assist in improving skills and teaching methods.

Instructors cannot see evaluations until after all grades have been turned in for the semester. Once grades are submitted, the evaluation data is released to each instructor as a summary, meaning they cannot see individual evaluations. The comments are grouped together so instructors cannot connect ratings and comments.

Please complete your course evaluation so we have this valuable information.

Learn more about the NEW Competency-Based MBA

Davenport University’s NEW Competency-Based MBA is a radical new approach toward graduate education! Click on the link below to view short videos that will provide you with information on this program.

CMBA Talking Points

You will find additional helpful resources in the “Resources” section of the Develop U CMBA course.

Winter 2015 internships available at Family Futures

Family Futures, a non-profit organization, is coming to the Lettinga Campus to recruit for Winter 2015 internships. Family Futures believes every child deserves a chance to thrive. It all starts by building strong families and that’s what our services do. Through parent coaching, education and prevention-based programming, Family Futures is impacting the community now and for years to come.

DU has placed successful interns at the organization in past semester,s and we encourage students to stop down on  November 5 to the Lower Level of the Academic Building by the Panther Den.

RSVP for Hiring and Informational event

Michigan’s largest international chemical manufacturer based in Midland is hiring 50-100 positions by January 5. The Midland Campus is holding a Hiring and Informational Event on Friday, December 5 for all students. All levels of experience are in demand. Participate in this event and learn the lifestyle and housing market that the Midland market has to offer. Lunch is provided  and the library will be available for use.


What: Hiring & Informational event

When: Friday, December 5


Take The Ride: Interview for positions at Michigan’s largest chemical manufacturer

Vans will leave from:

  • West MI Lettinga Campus 9:00 a.m.
  • Lansing Campus 9:30 a.m.
  • Warren Campus 9:00 a.m.
  • Midland Campus 11:00 a.m.

Where: Campus Wide

Majors: Accounting, Business, Finance and IT

To Register: Must have an approved resume from Career Services to register

Once your resume is approved, your Coordinator will reserve your seat for the van ride.

During the event you will:

  • Meet Kelly Services recruiters for Michigan’s largest chemical manufacturing firm – based in Midland, MI
  • Given the opportunity to interview, which includes recruiting for 50 – 100 positions in IT, accounting, finance and general business

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Gail Beausoleil.

LANSING: Meet the President reminder

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend the Lansing Meet the President to talk to Davenport University President, Rick Pappas and his Leadership Team. It is Dr. Pappas’ goal to meet with students, staff and faculty each year, answering questions and listening to concerns. Dr. Pappas would like your input as he focuses on the academic quality at Davenport.

Davenport University Lansing Campus
Where: Room 505/507
When: Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Staff, 6:00 p.m. Students

Library tutorials

Library video tutorials are here! Listen to short videos on Library Services, APA, NoodleTools and more. Click here!


REMINDER: American Marketing Association hosts ‘Davenport Gone Digital’

Discover Internet marketing first-hand from Director of Marketing at Treadstone Funding and Adjunct Professor, Matt Muscat. During the event you will learn how to optimize your social media platforms so that you can build your personal brand and create networking opportunities with future employers!

What: Internet Marketing/Social Media Event

Who: Matt Muscat, Director of Marketing of Treadstone Funding

When: November 5, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: W.A. Lettinga Campus, Academic Building Room 338

Space is limited for this event. If you are interested in attending please contact Amanda Denomme at adenomme@email.davenport.edu.

Learn more about AMA@DU on their OrgSync page. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. All business majors are invited to be a part of the American Marketing Association.

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