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DU Receives 2014 Hispanic Advocate Award

Davenport University has received the Hispanic Advocate Award from the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez for its continued work on evolving diversity initiatives.  Davenport University was recognized at the 10th Annual César E. Chávez Hispanic Excellence Awards on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Cultural Center.

Davenport received the award due to the University’s demonstrated commitment to the ideals of César E. Chávez and our continued support of the local committee, which includes incorporating its initiatives into Davenport’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs.

Also, Dave Veneklase, EVP for Organizational Development, and Rhae-Ann Booker, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, were involved in the formation of the Unity Committee, composed of area colleges, universities, schools and community leaders to advance the interests of Hispanic communities.  For the third consecutive year, DU is awarding a four-year Si Se Puede Scholarship.

LETTINGA: RSVP for the Etiquette Dinner Today!

Student Nursing Association raises $1,168 to fight Type 1 Diabetes

The Student Nursing Association of Midland raised $1168 to fight Type 1 Diabetes by participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. This walk was held in October at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Bay City. Thank you to all who participated and/or donated to this event. Your help is greatly appreciated as we strive to find a cure for Diabetes.

Holli Blohm is pictured with Ian Nelson (Son of Campus Director Kristy Nelson). Ian is a Type I diabetic and appreciates all the support that SNA contributes to the Walk for a Cure.

MIDLAND: Student Government holds ‘Costume for a Cause’ Drive

Student Government at the Midland Campus held a ‘Costumes for a Cause’ Drive. New or gently used costumes were collected and donated to the Midland Shelter-house. The costumes will be donated to kids in need in the Midland Community.

DU HUB CHALLENGE- Day 2 Trivia Question

Check out today’s DU Hub Challenge Question for your chance to win tickets to the Real Pirates Exhibit at the GRPM, or other cool door prizes! All students are open to this contest. We’re picking a random winner every day, with the Grand Prize being drawn on October 29.

The GRAND PRIZE includes two free tickets to the Real Pirates exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, two free carousel rides and free parking! Contest is open to all DU students. The more questions you answer correctly, the more times you’ll be entered to win the Grand Prize.

DU Hub Challenge – Day 2 Trivia Question

Random Daily Winner so far:

 Day 1- Lita Aney from Holland 

Virtual Wednesday Workshop Series

Google for Educators will be presented on October 22 at 5:00 p.m. LIVE in the CTE at the Margaret D. Sneden Library in Grand Rapids. Attend in person or online through BlackBoard Collaborate. To register for this workshop, click here.

MIDLAND: Trick or Treat Bash- Show up if you dare!

Please join the Midland Campus on Thursday, October 30 for Trick or Treating.  All staff, faculty, and students are invited to bring their little ones to campus to trick or treat from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. If your office or department would like to participate, please contact Janice Putt. The list of participants so far include: The library, front office, and security.

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: 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.

Participate in the DU HUB CHALLENGE!

NEW HUB CONTEST! Starting TODAY, you have the chance to win DU swag by answering daily trivia questions and a GRAND PRIZE that includes two free tickets to the Real Pirates exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, two free carousel rides and free parking! Contest is open to all DU students!

The more questions you answer correctly, the more times you’ll be entered to win the Grand Prize so stay tuned!

Click here for the first question!

Don’t forget to check back daily at davenport.edu/DUHub for more opportunities to enter to win!

James P. Young, Jr. PhD featured in Management Monthly

Dr. James P. Young Jr. is featured in the October Issue of Management Monthly at McGraw Hill. The article features Dr. Young’s success in the classroom with the use of his equation, C = W+L = +CV.

Click here to read this article and learn on his thoughts of using this equation as a teaching tool in his classroom.

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