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What we’re grateful for: A hugely successful gratitude week!

Thanks to everyone who participated in DU’s first ever Gratitude Week. Nearly 300 thank you cards were collected from students at each campus and will be distributed to donors who support Davenport scholarships, athletics and campus improvements.

The winner of the $100 gift card drawing was Lisa Landry from Warren – congrats Lisa! We look forward to another great turnout next year!

For Gratitude Week 2014 images, please visit DU’s Flickr page.

Gobble up the savings- 30% off all apparel and gift items!

Black Friday sales are here! Beginning Wednesday, November 26 through December 1, take an extra 30% off all apparel and gift items at This offer is valid online only. Enter promo code BF30 at checkout to receive discount.

Midland Associate Department Chair wins award at the 34th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference

Dr. Betsy L. Diegel, Midland Campus Associate Department Chair & Associate Professor  won the Best Poster Presentation award at the 34th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Her poster was titled ”How Effective is the Flip? Student Perspectives and Faculty Challenges Regarding the Flipped Classroom Method”. Congratulations Dr. Diegel!

Blackboard maintenance

Blackboard maintenance will be performed from 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 26  until 6:00 p.m.Thursday, November 27.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience!

BPA used book sale

Business Professionals of America is holding a used book sale on Wednesday, December 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the lower level of the Richard DeVos and Jay Van Andel Academic Building. All categories of used books are accepted.

All used books are accepted through December 3. Please contact Scott Gumieny, Brian Kowalczk, Ron Draayer or Deb Kiss to donate books.

Military student wins iPod Nano in slide show contest

DU Military Advisor, Frank Roder presents Michael Hintz with his prize

Davenport University collected military related pictures, videos, and original music to be displayed in a slideshow for Veterans Day 2014.  All submissions were  entered into a random drawing to win an iPod Nano. Congrats to Military student, Michael Hintz of Holland for being named the winner of the iPod Nano.

Thank you to all of the military students who participated in the contest. The slide show will be available to view shortly.

DU participates in the Grand Rapids Santa Parade

The Art Van Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees brought thousands downtown this weekend, including some of our very own Davenport students! The Men’s Hockey team, Women’s Lacrosse, and Pep Band all walked in the parade handing out candy to parade observers.  Thank you for representing DU!

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Too Cold! GO SPIN!

MIDLAND: Join us for food, fun and shopping!

Get college credit through DSST

Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are a nationally recognized program that offers college credits through examination. These exams help students save time and money while accelerating their graduation completion. Over 2,000 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. This month, DSST has chosen Davenport University as their feature institution to highlight on the DSST home page.

Visit to learn more about DSST or visit the Davenport Testing Services web page.