On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 100 faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and friends were among the very first to get a sneak peek at the University’s new Donald W. Maine College of Business building, set to open in January 2017. Hard Hat Party guests geared up to enter the construction site with a safety vest, hard hat and protective glasses to get a firsthand look of the interior of the new building. Many College of Business faculty volunteered to be stationed outside of some of the noteworthy spaces in the building, like the HUB, entrepreneurship center and other collaborative classroom spaces. Thank you to all who attended the event!
Get your sneak peek by viewing photos from the event on the alumni Facebook page.
As Davenport continues our commitment to removing barriers to furthering education for working adults, we are excited to announce a new partnership between BIGGBY Coffee and Davenport University. This partnership provides unique ways to attract BIGGBY employees and their dependents to Davenport University’s degree programs whether at campuses throughout the state or through our global online campus. With BIGGBY’s statewide footprint matching Davenport’s locations, our ability to provide a comprehensive in-seat university experience is unmatched! Additionally, BIGGBY continues to expand their national footprint which makes our global campus an attractive option as well. Our adult admissions team is beginning the process of meeting with groups of regional owner/operators and beginning to set up town halls and open houses to attract BIGGBY employees to DU. This partnership is a successful example of the new go-to-market strategy for adult enrollment that the University has initiated.
The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 8th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ dinner and ceremony at the 2016 ERG & Council Conference this week. Cleveland Clinic’s African American Employee Resource Group took top honors followed by the Davenport University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and the Asian Business Resource Group of The Coca-Cola Company.
DU’s Military and Veteran Services are creating a special slideshow to run at all Davenport campuses on Veterans Day. The slideshow will focus on all military service members, spouses and dependents. Those who submit photos will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three $25 gift cards to the Tyrus R. Wessell Bookstore on the Lettinga Campus. Please send photos to Jason.Bos@davenport.edu by Monday, Oct. 31.
If you are seeking a winter semester internship for your Donald W. Maine College of Business or College of Technology degree program, now is the time to work on your DU application process! The application deadline is December 1! For a credit bearing internship, you will work on your individual applications with employers as well as your eligibility and approval process with your support team. Academic Advising, Career Services and your Internship Managers are here to help you!
Don’t forget to join us this Saturday, October 29, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in South Hall for a family friendly trick-or-treating event! The public is welcome!
Have you traveled internationally? Now is the time to show off pictures from your travel! Enter your favorite photo into the Global Student Organization (GSO)’s International Photo Contest for display during International Education Week.
Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 11 with a short description of your trip and location. Voting will take place the following week and the winner will receive a prize.
The Davenport University Nursing Program offers two admission dates for submission of your nursing application. To be considered as a Fall 2017 Candidate, all Nursing Program Admission requirements must apply by the dates listed below.
The fall season marks the beginning of not only beautiful fall colors, but also stuffy noses and worst of all, the dreaded flu. According to the Center for Disease Control a yearly flu vaccination is the single best way to avoid getting the flu.
With encouragement and support from Dr. Linda Rinker, and in consultation with Dr. Irene Bembinista, full-time faculty are encouraged to send their writing projects in for consideration for an all-expenses paid Academic Writing Retreat.
Link for application: Writing Retreat Application Form