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Lansing students engage with DU’s resources at fair

Students interact with staffLansing Campus staff and faculty teamed up to present this year’s Student Services Fair in late September. The annual event, “Start, Stay, and Succeed,”  is an effort to help students learn about campus resources that can make the difference in their success at DU.

Students received a “passport” and “map” to various displays from 12 campus departments ranging from Admissions and Advising to Testing and Tutoring Services.

Escape the zombies and maneuver obstacles at the Spirit Rock Quad

30 Thursdays presents Zombie Run 2017Student Life will host a Zombie Run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, as part of 30 Thursdays.

The run — which will begin at the Spirit Rock Quad at the W.A. Lettinga campus in Grand Rapids — will feature obstacles for the runners to overcome while trying to escape the zombies.

To sign up as a runner or a zombie, visit the Center for Campus Life by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Rachel Esterline Perkins joins DU as new Director of Communications

Rachel Esterline Perkins has joined Davenport University as Director of Communications, responsible for media relations, internal communications and social media.

Free Detroit ’67 performance presented by Ebony Road Players

Ebony Road Players is a theater companyFifty years after the Detroit Riots of ’67, Davenport University will host a performance of Detroit ’67 by Ebony Road Players.

Interfaith dialogue event to feature Mormon, Yoruba and Baha’i traditions

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host an interfaith dialogue event about Mormon, Yoruba and Baha’i faith traditions from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Lettinga Auditorium at the Sneden Center.

Technology Open House to take place at Lettinga Campus Oct. 16

Davenport University will host a Technology Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the W.A. Lettinga Campus.

Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Grant Extended

Grant funding for Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) degree program has been extended for a fifth year to enable the work of the team to continue to progress. 

Enter in the Homecoming Dessert Wars Competition

Compete in this year’s Homecoming Dessert Wars Competition, taking place in the lower foyer of the Academic Building near the Panther Den at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. Students will taste desserts for free. Faculty and staff who have entered a dessert in the competition also can taste for free.

Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker to receive 2018 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award

Brian Walker, President and CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., will be honored with the 2018 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University’s 21st Annual Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, benefitting student scholarships.

Grandson of Civil Rights leader César E. Chávez to speak

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Davenport University will host Andrés Chávez — the grandson of late Civil Rights leader César E. Chávez — at the 7th Annual Acts of Courage address at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Lettinga Auditorium in the Sneden Center.