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Save the Date: The MSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime

Michigan State University’s College of Social Science’s School of Criminal Justice is hosting the Fourth Annual MSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime at the Kellogg Center  March 2 – 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Lansing, Michigan. 

2017 Study Abroad Application Deadline is Jan. 31

The application deadline for the upcoming spring/summer faculty-led study abroad programs is Jan. 31! Apply today for EuroBiz 2017 (Dr. Marjolijn van der Velde and Professor Todd Terry program directors) or China (Dr. Neil Shepard and Professor Steve Bayus program directors). Apply here.

Scholarships and grants are still available!  Contact Dr. Stephen Snyder at ssnyder19@davenport.edu for information.

HOLLAND: Meet the President

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend the 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 Holland Campus
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:00 p.m. Staff
6:00 p.m. Students

CareerFest 2017 is Feb. 15!

On Feb. 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., The Student Activity Center on the W.A. Lettinga Campus will be packed with over 40 employers looking to hire YOU! Plan now for time away from class, work or practice. Professional dress required.

Early Hub Deadline for Next Week

During the week of Feb. 23 – 27, the deadline to submit a Hub article to appear in the Feb. 27 Hub email has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. Any submissions received after 10 a.m. on Feb. 25 will be included in the Hub the week of Jan. 30.

LANSING/WARREN/MIDLAND: Women’s Self-Defense Training Program

Are you interested in becoming confident in effectively responding to a threat of aggression or sexual assault? Would you benefit from learning realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques to increase your awareness of potential risks?

The Rape Aggression Defense Systems program (R.A.D.) is a self-defense program available to all female DU students, faculty and staff. This winter the program will be offered at the Lansing, Warren, and Midland campuses.

FACULTY: You’re Invited to the Career Fest Luncheon on Feb. 15

College of Business and College of Tech Internship Workshops Available


MLK Jr. Events at Davenport Campuses

On Monday, January 16, 2017, numerous activities and events are being held at Davenport University campuses to honor Martin Luther King Jr.  Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate in the celebrations that honor the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest champions of racial justice and equality.

IMPORTANT: Changes to Expense Reimbursement Policy

Davenport University has adopted an “accountable plan” with regard to expense reimbursements, which allows the University to reimburse properly and timely substantiated business expenses without including the reimbursement amount in the employee’s taxable income.  An “accountable plan”, by definition of the Internal Revenue Service, must meet ALL three of the following rules:

1)      The expenses must have a business connection – that is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer.

2)      You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time.

3)      You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time.

Davenport’s expense reimbursement policy will continue to require that completed and approved expense reimbursement requests, including substantiating documentation, be submitted to the Accounts Payable department within 30 days of an expense being incurred.

However, the IRS definition of “reasonable period of time,” as described in the Code of Federal Regulations (26 CFR 1.62-2), states that “an expense must be substantiated to the payor within 60 days after it is paid or incurred.”

Expenses substantiated to the University more than 60 days after the expenses were incurred do not meet the criteria for an accountable plan.  Therefore, per IRS guidelines, reimbursement for these expenses are subject to income and employment taxes.

Effective January 1, 2017, all expense reimbursements substantiated to the University more than 60 days after the expenses are incurred and approved to be paid will be included in your taxable income and subject to income and employment taxes per IRS guidelines.

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