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LETTINGA: Convocation is Sept. 8

The 2016 Convocation event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Student Center. As a reminder, faculty and administration will wear their formal regalia. In addition, please wear comfortable soft-soled shoes that will be appropriate for the gym floor.

This is a special moment to officially welcome our new students, the Class of 2020,  into the academic environment. Following the event, faculty are invited to have dinner in South Hall’s dining room with our students.

Davenport’s Developing Physical Therapy Program

Have you ever considered a career in physical therapy? Did you know a new graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy program can earn between $65,000 to $80,000 a year depending on the location and the population they are treating?

LANSING: Welcome Back Student Event @ Lansing Brewing Co.

Save the Date for Homecoming 2016!

Mark you calendar for Davenport’s Homecoming Celebration on September 19 – 24. Our 150th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration includes a full week of events culminating with the first-ever Homecoming football game! Join us in the Alumni Tailgate Tent and catch the exciting action of Panther football!

New for Nursing: Centralized Application Service!

Starting August 25, 2016 - NursingCAS

NursingCAS is a centralized admission system which will require students to submit their nursing application and supporting documents  in electronic format versus hardcopy/paper format.   The new CAS system process is scheduled to begin August 25, 2016 for new applicants.  The NursingCAS system is supported by AACN and offered by CCNE our accrediting agencies.  The fee for the BSN PL undergraduate program is $45.00 for the first submission and $30.00 for each additional submission.

Subscribe to the DU Cultural Engagement Calendar

We are excited to provide our 2016-17 Cultural Engagement Calendar Save the Date  at www.davenport.edu/dei/calendar. At this link, you will also find instructions for subscribing to the electronic Calendar that is regularly updated.

Windows 10 is Coming!

Computers at DU will migrate to Windows 10 this fall.

All of the classroom and lab computers will be running Windows 10 and Office 2016 for the start of the fall semester to take advantage of new features and align with the software included in course textbooks. Faculty and staff PCs will be reimaged with Windows 10 as scheduling allows, beginning mid to late September.  ITS will notify you when your machine is scheduled to be reimaged.

Let’s Hangout: Student Internship Workshops are coming up!

2nd Annual Gridiron Classic Aug. 26 – 27

With high school football season around the corner, fans will get to cheer on their favorite school on a larger stage as 12 Michigan high schools compete in the second annual GRidiron Classic, presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union, Aug. 26 and 27 at Davenport University’s Meyering Field and Grand Valley State University’s Lubbers Stadium.

Six-month Graduate Follow-up Survey Results Now Available Online

For the Six-month Graduate Follow-up Survey, we contact DU graduates six months after graduation to determine their work status and satisfaction with their degree.  Over 1,000 DU graduates (56%) responded to the survey from the 2014-15 graduating class.  Highlights from those responses are an 89.5% employment rate and a 95.2% graduate satisfaction rate.  Both of those figures are University-Level, Balanced Scorecard items and both have increased from the prior year.

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