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Student Life: Summer time events

Student Life has summer time events starting in May. All events are free unless noted otherwise. Click on the PDF file Summer Activities Flyer 2014. Check out the dates, events, and other information below.

  • Wednesday, May 21 7 p.m. FREE showing of “The Lego Movie.”
  • Thursday, May 29  7 p.m. West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Dayton Dragons
  • Thursday, June 5 Blood Drive in Sneden Meeting rooms 1,2, & 3
  • Thursday June 26 FREE showing of “Muppets Most Wanted”
  • Saturday, July 12 Michigan Adventure Trip. $10 for transportation & admission
  • Thursday, July 17 7 p.m. West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Peoria Cheifs
  • Wednesday, July 30 7 p.m. FREE showing of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” 
  • Saturday, August 2 Bus Trip to the Detroit Zoo

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Smith in the Center for Campus Life at (616) 554-5822 and nick.smith@davenport.edu

Faculty: Turnitin scheduled maintenance on Saturday, May 3

Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 7:00 to 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time. An announcement will appear for users within Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for this scheduled maintenance. This maintenance will affect Turnitin and TurnitinUK users.

Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.

Saginaw: Easter fun day

The Saginaw Campus held an Easter fun day on April 16 & 17 for students, staff, faculty, and their families. Taylor Goodwine, Saginaw Campus Student Life Assistant, coordinated the family friendly event. The participants colored eggs and enjoyed treats. They also held drawings for large baskets full of candy and presents.

For more information about Saginaw Campus events, click the link.

Career Services: “Warrior to Worker” resume workshops


Davenport University’s Career Service and Military Support teams are offering a free resume workshop for veterans, military personnel, and their spouses on all Davenport University campuses.  They will take place on:

May 19 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
June  16 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
July 7 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
November 10 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Campuses:  Flint, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Midland, and Warren.

For Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw campuses, the times are:
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Register at military resume workshop.

A knowledgeable Career Services representative will be available to assist veterans in translating their military service and work history into an effective resume for a private sector or non-profit career.

Veterans will be assisted with translating their military experience into a professional resume that will work in both public and private industries. Staff from Davenport University’s Career Services team will also assist veterans on how to use their updated resumes as an “interview script” and show hiring managers that previous military experience translates well into the workplace.

Veterans planning on attending should bring the following information:

  • Copies of current resume
  • Enlisted or Officer Reviews (OERs, NCOERs, FITREPs, etc.)
  • DD-214s
  • Award Narratives

Davenport University offers a generous 20% military tuition discount for those currently serving in the military, dependents of currently serving, active duty spouses, veterans, retirees and their dependents. For more information, contact Davenport University’s Military Office. Davenport University is a Yellow Ribbon School, was voted a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and was also ranked within the top 30 most Military Friendly Schools in the nation in 2013-2014. Fliers attached:
Flier for Remaining Warrior to Worker Events final
Poster for Remaining Warrior-to-Worker Workshops

Library hours: Spring and Summer semester

The Spring & Summer semester hours for the Margaret D. Sneden Library at the W.A. Lettinga Campus will be:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed

The hours begin May 12.

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Multi-Dimensional Marketing Success & Chapter Achievements

On Tuesday, April 8, the College of Business partnered with AMA@DU to present the Multi-Dimensional Marketing Event held on the Lettinga Campus. This event was very successful as guest speakers presented on the multi-dimensions of marketing; which included topics on branding, professional selling, and opportunities with the American Marketing Association of West Michigan. Throughout the evening, the event remained very interactive with the audience as the dynamics of brand marketing and professional selling were presented. This event was very beneficial for marketing and business students, and in fact, one marketing student from the Kalamazoo Campus attended the event.

“The mission of this new specialty is to prepare students to effectively communicate and promote goods and services. This specialty is ideal to start or further careers in professional positions in the selling environment.” Michael Carey; Department Chair – Marketing

Thank you to all who attended this successful event. The College of Business hopes the event allowed students to explore the many opportunities that a Marketing degree can offer!

AMA@DU Receives Outstanding Chapter Plan Award

Congrats to AMA@DU for receiving the Outstanding Chapter Plan Award at the AMA Collegiate Conference. The event was held this month in New Orleans. Davenport is very proud of all our organizations and enjoy hearing about their successes. Thank you AMA@DU for remaining dedicated to your education and also for your commitment with the AMA Chapter. On the behalf of Davenport, we look forward to all upcoming successes that your Chapter will achieve. Congratulations AMA@DU!

To learn more about AMA@DU please visit their page on OrgSync.

Outstanding Student Service Award Winners announced

On Saturday, April 12, Dr. Terri Tomaszek, Professor, and Natalie Wagner, Director of Student Life had the opportunity to join several Davenport students that were recognized at a banquet at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. Davenport is a member school of Michigan Campus Compact, a coalition of 38 college and university presidents who are committed to providing community service, service learning, and civic education to college students as part of their college experience. The purpose of the Outstanding Student Service Awards is to recognize higher education students statewide who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to community service and civic engagement in our communities. In doing so, it is the hope that students will be encouraged to continue their efforts through a lifetime commitment to service as responsible citizens to their communities, the state of Michigan, and the world.

The Heart and Soul Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.

The Davenport students receiving this award include:

Holli Anne Blohm, Alison Bouman, Debra Burton, Corrina Campbell, Scott DeGraaf, Reinier Fontaine-Perez, Z’miece Gaines, Lloyd Haskin IV, Ben Henig, Daniel Hume, Heather Krueger, Mark Matuszewski, Violet Parmeter, Kaylani Rubley, Andreya Teuber, Michael Thomas, and Rebecca Veneklase.

The Commitment to Service Award recognizes two students per MICC member campus for either the breadth or the depth of his/her community involvement or service experience(s) and the demonstration of meaningful reflection.

Our recipients are Anjanette Day from the Flint campus and Suzanne Behrens from the W.A. Lettinga campus.

Visit Michigan Campus Compact  for additional details.

Results from 2014 Student Recognition Awards!

On Wednesday, April 16, members of the DU administration, students, staff, and faculty from across the state joined together at the W.A. Lettinga Campus to celebrate the contributions of students and organizations during the 2013-2014 academic year. The banquet is an exclusive event with mingling, hors d’oeuvres, and a special ceremony to honor the finalists.

Congratulations to the students and student organizations that were nominated for this year’s Student Recognition Awards. Thank you as well to those that took the time to nominate, as well as those that served as judges and presenters for the event.

To view a list of student recognition winners and nominees please click here.

We thank these students for their hard work and dedication to the student body, campuses and community!

Internship Corner: 4.18.14

Check out these submissions here. Many students do not realize the benefits of completing an internship as a part of their academic program at Davenport University. You can apply ahead for spring, summer, fall, and winter semester. Experience matters.

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