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Time to complete Fall course evaluations!

It is time to complete evaluation(s) for your Fall course(s). Please click here to begin. Course evaluations are extremely important. They help Davenport faculty and staff review course workload, materials and outcomes to assess needed revisions. Evaluation feedback is also used to evaluate course instructors and assist in improving skills and teaching methods.

Instructors cannot see evaluations until after all grades have been turned in for the semester. Once grades are submitted, the evaluation data is released to each instructor as a summary, meaning they cannot see individual evaluations. The comments are grouped together so instructors cannot connect ratings and comments.

Please complete your course evaluation so we have this valuable information.

Winter 2015 internships available at Family Futures

Family Futures, a non-profit organization, is coming to the Lettinga Campus to recruit for Winter 2015 internships. Family Futures believes every child deserves a chance to thrive. It all starts by building strong families and that’s what our services do. Through parent coaching, education and prevention-based programming, Family Futures is impacting the community now and for years to come.

DU has placed successful interns at the organization in past semester,s and we encourage students to stop down on  November 5 to the Lower Level of the Academic Building by the Panther Den.

RSVP for Hiring and Informational Event

Michigan’s largest international chemical manufacturer based in Midland is hiring 50-100 positions by January 5. The Midland Campus is holding a Hiring and Informational Event on Friday, December 5 for all students. All levels of experience are in demand. Participate in this event and learn the lifestyle and housing market that the Midland market has to offer. Lunch is provided  and the library will be available for use.


What: Hiring & Informational Event

When: Friday, December 5


Take The Ride: Interview for positions at Michigan’s largest chemical manufacturer

Vans will leave from:

  • West MI Lettinga Campus 9:00 a.m.
  • Lansing Campus 9:30 a.m.
  • Warren Campus 9:00 a.m.
  • Midland Campus 11:00 a.m.

Where: Campus Wide

Majors: Accounting, Business, Finance and IT

To Register: Must have an approved resume from Career Services to register

Once your resume is approved, your Coordinator will reserve your seat for the van ride.

During the event you will:

  • Meet Kelly Services recruiters for Michigan’s largest chemical manufacturing firm – based in Midland, MI
  • Given the opportunity to interview, which includes recruiting for 50 – 100 positions in IT, accounting, finance and general business

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Gail Beausoleil.

LANSING: Meet the President reminder

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend the Lansing Meet the President to talk to Davenport University President, Rick Pappas and his Leadership Team. It is Dr. Pappas’ goal to meet with students, staff and faculty each year, answering questions and listening to concerns. Dr. Pappas would like your input as he focuses on the academic quality at Davenport.

Davenport University Lansing Campus
Where: Room 505/507
When: Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Staff, 6:00 p.m. Students

Library tutorials

Library video tutorials are here! Listen to short videos on Library Services, APA, NoodleTools and more. Click here!


REMINDER: 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: W.A. Lettinga Campus, Academic Building Room 338

Space is limited for this event. If you are interested in attending please contact Amanda Denomme at

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.

LIVONIA: Upcoming Career Services event

Thinking about employment with the Federal Government? Representatives from the State of Michigan will be present to provide information regarding career opportunities.

Event Details

What: Federal Government Information Session

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Livonia Campus – Room 118

How to RSVP

Access the Events Calendar by logging into your DU CareerNet account and register for this event.

All students and alumni are welcome!

For more information, contact Paul Jones at 734-943-2826 or

DU HUB CHALLENGE Grand Prize Winner announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in the DU HUB CHALLENGE these past few weeks! We hope you enjoyed it!

Congratulations to Quinton Adkins, online student, for being named our Grand Prize Winner. Quinton will be receiving two free tickets to the Real Pirates exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, two free carousel rides and free parking! Congrats Quinton!

Door Prize Winners:

Day 1- Lita Aney from Holland Campus

Day 2- Joel Wenk from W.A. Lettinga Campus

Day 3- Brittany Van Camp from W.A. Lettinga Campus

Day 4- Jon Bruinsma from Online 

Day 5- Timothy Miller from W.A. Lettinga Campus

Day 6- Courtny Schierbeek from Holland Campus

Day 7- Shelly Bell from Online 

Grand Prize Winner- Quinton Adkins from Online 

Again, thank you to all of our DU HUB CHALLENGE participants and be sure to keep checking back on the HUB for all campus news and upcoming contests!

WARREN: Upcoming Career Services networking event

Thinking about employment with the State of Michigan? Representatives from the State of Michigan will be present to provide information regarding career opportunities.

Event Details

What: State of Michigan Employment Information Session

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Warren Campus – Fourth Floor

How to RSVP

Access the Events Calendar by logging into your DU CareerNet account and register for this event.

All students and alumni are welcome!

For more information, contact Shawn Pewitt at 586-620-4043 or

Trayvon Martin’s mother to speak at the W.A. Lettinga Campus

We Are All Trayvon!

Join us in preparing for the January 20, 2015 visit of Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin.

1. Use the Discussion Guide provided here to engage students and colleagues in discussions about the killing of Trayvon Martin and recent events in Ferguson, MO.

2. Have a discussion during an upcoming department meeting, student leaders meeting, and/or residence hall gathering.

3. Participate in the Center for Teaching Excellence, upcoming virtual and in-seat discussions on 12/2 (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ) and 12/3 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

4. Encourage faculty, staff and students to hear Sybrina Fulton speak on 1/20/15.

For more details and to access the Discussion Guide, go to: