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Parking permits needed!

Davenport University enforces a parking permit policy on all campuses. The first permit is FREE, but is required on all vehicles parking on-campus. Register your vehicle now if you haven’t already done so in order to avoid a parking ticket! There will be a two-week grace period with the start of fall semester for students to receive their permits.

New Students

All new students need to register their vehicles as soon as possible in order to avoid parking tickets. You are able to register for your free parking permit at https://parking.davenport.edu/.

Returning Students

All returning students are required to re-register their vehicles for the upcoming academic year. You are able to register online at https://parking.davenport.edu/.  To make it easier on you, the information you submitted last time is saved on the parking app. If your information has not changed, simply click “Issue me a new parking permit” in the top right corner.You will receive an email when your new permit is ready for pickup.

Any student or employee that loses their permit will be charged a $25 replacement fee. The first permit is free, but after that it is a $25 charge.

Apple Back to School offer ends September 9

Panther Athletics Rewards Program

  The Panther Athletics Rewards Program (P.A.C.K.) is a geo-location app that rewards Davenport University students for supporting Panther Athletics. Download the free app from iTunes or Google play and then check-in to the app when you arrive at events and accrue points to unlock prizes.

Your points earn you rewards ranging from merchandise to exclusive local discounts. Use the Leaderboard feature to track your points and see where you stack up against your fellow students.

Features:

  • A check-in system that earns you points for attending Davenport events
  • Stay up-to-date with a consolidated schedule listing event dates, game times, & point values
  • Earn points to unlock rewards & exclusive discounts
  • Official Leaderboard noting your rank compared to top point holders
  • Share to Facebook and compete with friends

Alumni and current students participate in ALL-STAR COUTURE

On Friday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m., the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Grand Rapids’ first ever all Men’s Fashion Show. Senior Davenport Marketing students, Amanda Denomme and Thomas Drew have collaborated with the creator of Rooftop Couture, West Michigan Summer Classic, and Winter Ball, Renee Jonkman, to put on ALL-STAR COUTURE. Thomas Drew will style the models and will be the night’s host. Amanda Denomme will assist with styling. Twenty-five West Michigan athletes will rock the runway and many of the models are current students or DU Alumni. In addition, The DU Dance Team will perform for the entertainment. The event will be much more than just a runway show.  There will be a cocktail hour with performances by Grand Rapids’ native, now Atlanta-based artist Nina Vo’cals, and Rosa Parks’ Hot NYE DJ, Justin Kung, will spin the turntables.

DU participants include:

  • Alex Butler- Model
  • Amanda Denomme- Market Coordinator & Assistant Stylist
  • Dawid Czerniawski- Model
  • De’armond Davis- Model
  • James Nelson- Model
  • Javontae Ford- Model
  • Jerrell Sanders- Model
  • Kyle Mayers- Model
  • Mace White- Model
  • Ryan Dame- Model
  • Thomas Drew- Show Host & Stylist
  • Tori Brooks- Model
  • Davenport University Women’s Dance Team

Tickets for this event are available for purchase at www.amerasianproductions.com.

Davenport University is very excited for this real world experience opportunity for all alumni and current students, and wishes them success with ALL-STAR COUTURE. 

Internship Corner: Employer spotlight

The Michigan Department of Community Health has 3 opportunities. The deadline to apply for these positions is September 5, 2014. This is a tremendous opportunity for students to gain a competitive edge if they are interested in learning more about working in State government specifically with Community Health. To find out more or apply, cut and past the link below in your browser.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency has 2 opportunities in their Pathways Program for student trainees. Salary ranges from $25,181.00 to $50,932.00 / Per Year for 16 to 32 hours per week. Please go to Panther Jobs and enter “USDA Rural Development” in the search bar.  Do not wait on this one the application deadline is today August 29th!

Did You Know?

  • 50% of employers hire their interns as full-time employees!
  • Students who complete an internship average a starting salary that’s $7,000 higher!
  • Even if your program doesn’t require an internship, you should get one!

If you would like to comment or share your story please contact  debora.crudele@davenport.edu or 586-620-4041.

On your mark, get set, GLOW!

On Saturday, August 23, several Davenport DECA members and two Lettinga faculty joined the fun in downtown Grand Rapids and completed the Glow Run 5K! Participants dressed up in neon clothes and face paint before hitting the course lined with black lights and dance stations. After finishing the course, participants stayed at Calder Plaza for the celebration. One DECA member, Alycia Lenoir, had extra reason to celebrate as she completed her first-ever 5K!

“It is an accomplishment for me,” she said. “I’m proud of myself and happy I shared this with my team.”

See what DECA is up to this year by following us on Facebook  or Instagram at DU_DECA.

 

 

 

 

Friday Factoid: Growing athletes

At the W.A. Lettinga campus, Davenport sponsors 30 athletic programs.  The number of Davenport athletes has increased to 570 for Fall 2013.  According to our athletics department, this number is expected to increase again in Fall 2014 with the addition of Wrestling and Pep Band.  Go Panthers!

For more information about the profile of Davenport students, please visit http://www.davenport.edu/davenport-university-databook/2010/student-profile

 

Custom Made DU Apparel, just for YOU – Limited Time Only!

Beginning August 25, staff and faculty have an opportunity to order from our business class line of apparel. These are items that are custom made just for you! Orders can be placed online at DUspirit.com through September 7.

Once ordered, your apparel will be custom made and delivered by the week of September 15.

*Not valid with any offer or discount.

Start shopping today at DUspirit.com.

Contact Information and Hours:

Bookstore hours and contact information can be found at DUspirit.com.

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Changes at Traverse City Campus

Jackie Anderson joined Davenport in 2000 as an adjunct faculty member, and over the last 14 years has held academic and administrative positions in Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Online with her most recent position serving as Campus Leader for DU’s Traverse City campus.  Jackie has chosen to step down from her position and will begin a phased retirement where she will teach management and business classes online.

Thank you Jackie for your dedication and service to Davenport! You will be missed!

The Traverse City Campus Leader role will be filled by Alyssa Irani. Alyssa joined Davenport in 1999 working in Advising and Student Services.  She is a DU alum with an undergraduate degree in marketing & leadership and is a continuing student in the Master of Management program.  Alyssa lives in Leelanau County with her husband and two sons.

Additionally, Sarah Myaard, who joined Davenport in 2012 after four years with Northwestern Michigan College, will become an Academic Advisor.  Sarah recently completed her BBA with DU and plans to begin a graduate program in the near future.  Sarah is a native of Iron River in the Upper Penninsula and currently resides in Traverse City with her husband Josh.

Allied Health and HIM practicum applications due SOON!

Time’s a tickin’!  Allied Health and HIM practicum application deadline for the Winter 2015 semester is September 15, 2014 - right around the corner.  Please submit at least a week in advance to avoid complications with your application.

Applications are found on the Student Connection under College of Health Professions/Practicums.

Questions?  Email Tanya Green at tgreen54@davenport.edu (Flint, Lansing, Saginaw, Midland, Traverse City) or Lindsey Shull at lshull@davenport.edu (W. A. Lettinga, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Holland, Warren, Livonia and Out-of-State Online students).