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Davenport University College of Urban Education to Celebrate Brown v. Board 60th Anniversary – May 2, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 2, 2014 – Davenport University’s College of Urban Education will hold a symposium and teach-off event in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The event, “Brown v. Board of Education at 60: Making Good on the Promise of STEM,” will include a teach-off between several noted educators, including one from the Grand Rapids-area, demonstrating best practices for teaching a science lesson to culturally diverse, urban high school students. Participants will include about 100 students from Grand Rapids Public School Innovation Central High School, who will vote for their favorite lesson.

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Davenport University Announces Author, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Ph.D to Speak at the Lettinga Campus- March 29, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 29, 2014 – Barbara Rylko-Bauer, PH.D is the author of “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade.” Her recent book interweaves a personal family narrative with history to present a daughter’s account of her Polish Catholic mother’s World War II experiences as a prisoner-doctor in Jewish slave labor camps in Nazi Germany. Barbara Rylko-Bauer will guest speak at the Lettinga Campus on Wednesday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Davenport University to host Saginaw area high school students at Professional Business Day – February 13, 2014

SAGINAW, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 – More than 500 area high school students will benefit from the expertise of nearly 200 community volunteers at the annual Professional Business Day to be hosted by Saginaw Career Complex and Davenport University at Davenport’s Saginaw Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Davenport University Dean Awarded “Book of the Year” by the American Journal of Nursing – January 30, 2014

MICHIGAN, Jan. 30, 2014 – Dr. Karen Daley, Dean of the College of Health Professions at Davenport University, was honored with the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing – one of the oldest and most prestigious broad-based nursing journals in the world – for co-writing the book Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it Real 2nd edition.

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Student Offer Free Tax Filing Assistance for Low-Income Families – January 23, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 23, 2014 – Student and faculty volunteers from Davenport University are trained and ready to kick off free income tax preparation sessions, available to low- and middle- income tax-filers (less than $55,000 in total family income) at locations across West Michigan. Every year, millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits go unclaimed by those who need them the most. Taking advantage of free tax preparation services help West Michigan families receive tax refunds and credits that enable them to stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on, and save for tomorrow.

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Services for Veterans Available at Davenport University’s Lansing Campus – January 22, 2014

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 22, 2014 – Davenport University’s Lansing Campus has partnered with the American Legion in order to offer information on available veteran benefits to anyone who is eligible and interested. The group will continue to offer office hours every Thursday at Davenport’s new Lansing Campus at the corner of Allegan and Grand Ave. from 1 – 6 p.m. A knowledgeable representative will be available for consultation during these times on a first come, first served basis.

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Davenport University Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. - January 15, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, Jan. 15, 2014 – On Monday, Jan. 20, Davenport University students, faculty and staff will celebrate and honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a silent march around the W.A. Lettinga Campus with a program and reception to follow.

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Joint Committee Hearing to be Held at Davenport University – December 17, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 17, 2013 – A Joint Senate and House Committee Hearing of the Michigan State Legislature will be held at Davenport University’s W.A. Lettinga Campus on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.

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Davenport University’s Health Services Administration Program Receives National Accreditation – December 10, 2013

MICHIGAN, Dec. 10, 2013 – Davenport University’s College of Health Professions announced that its Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program has received national accreditation from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

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Students to compete in Junior Achievement Challenge at Davenport University – December 3, 2013

SAGINAW, MI, Dec. 3, 2013 – More than 60 area high school students, assisted by more than 20 community volunteers, will participate in the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge at Davenport University’s Saginaw Campus, Friday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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STAT EMS, Hurley Medical Center and Davenport University Announce Partnership Degree Program – November 20, 2013

FLINT, MI, Nov. 20, 2013 – STAT EMS, Hurley Medical Center and Davenport University have formed a partnership that will allow STAT EMS students who have completed the paramedic program and received their certification to transfer those credits toward a bachelor degree program at DU.

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Davenport University Launches Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management Degree – November 7, 2013

MICHIGAN, Nov. 7, 2013 – Davenport University’s College of Health Professions is launching a new Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM) degree program in the Winter 2014 semester, available in-seat and online.

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Davenport University Honors Veterans on Nov. 11 – November 4, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 – Davenport University and its chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) is celebrating Veteran’s Day on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 on its W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. The event is free and open to the public.

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Davenport University Dean to Introduce Tie-Tying Ceremony to Grand Rapids Youth – October 30, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 30, 2013 – Dr. Andre Perry, Founding Dean of Davenport University’s College of Urban Education, will introduce his innovative tie-tying ceremony – featured in the award-winning documentary Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition – to a group of Grand Rapids urban youth.

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DU Only MI University to Receive Federal Grant for Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree – October 1, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 1, 2013 – Davenport University is proud to be one of only nine institutions across the United States to be awarded grant funding under the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention: Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program (VBSN) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Davenport University’s Saginaw Campus to host 9/11 Appreciation Luncheon and Resume Workshop for Area Veterans and Spouses – August 28, 2013

SAGINAW, Mich., August 28, 2013 – On Sept. 11, DU’s Saginaw Campus will show its appreciation to veterans and their spouses through a special luncheon and resume writing workshop.

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Davenport University’s Warren Campus to Host Full-Scale Active Shooter Simulation – August 6, 2013

WARREN, Mich., August 6, 2013 – A full-scale active shooter simulation will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Davenport University Warren Campus.

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Davenport University Named a “2013 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education- July 26, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 26, 2013 – Davenport University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the second consecutive year Davenport was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle.

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Davenport University Hires Founding Dean for New College of Urban Education – July 23, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 23, 2013 – Davenport University is proud to announce that Dr. Andre Perry, a nationally renowned education reformist, has been named the Founding Dean for a College of Urban Education currently in development stages.

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Davenport University is one of Only Three Organizations In Michigan to Receive Prestigious Military Award- July 10, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 10, 2013 – Davenport University was recently recognized as one of only three organizations in the state of Michigan to receive the Michigan Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Pro-Patria Award.

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Davenport University’s Flint Campus to Host Full-Scale Active Shooter Simulation – June 12, 2013

A full-scale active shooter simulation will take place on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Davenport University Flint Campus. The Flint Township Police Department and area emergency responders will take part in the drill as well as DU faculty, staff and students.

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Davenport University’s Donald W. Maine College of Business to launch new Graduate Degree Program and MBA Marketing Concentration- May 20, 2013

Davenport University’s Donald W. Maine College of Business is launching a new Master of Management degree program in the Fall 2013 semester, available at Davenport’s Peter C. Cook Center in downtown Grand Rapids, the new Lansing Campus, the Livonia Campus and online.  Also, a new MBA–Marketing Concentration will be available in Grand Rapids and online beginning in Fall 2013.

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Davenport University Hires Dr. Christy L.A. Nelson as Chair of the New Occupational Therapy Program –  May 15, 2013

Davenport University has hired Christy L.A. Nelson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA as the University’s Founding Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program.

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Davenport University Announces New Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services May 01, 2013

After a thorough national search, Davenport University announces the appointment of Dr. Walter JH O’Neill as its new Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services.

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DU’s Livonia Campus to Host Project Healthy Living 2013 – Apr. 16, 2013

Project Healthy Living, a series of community health screenings and body wellness checks, will set-up for a day-long event at DU’s Livonia Campus.

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Military & Student Veteran Study Area Dedication – Apr. 3, 2013
To accommodate military and student veterans who are returning to an academic setting after serving in the military, DU is opening a military and student veteran study area in the W.A. Lettinga Campus Library.

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Spectrum Health CEO Richard Breon to Speak at 2013 Davenport University Commencement Ceremonies – Mar. 11, 2013
Breon also to receive Honorary Doctorate of Law.

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DU’s Saginaw Campus to Host Saginaw Area High School Students at Professional Business Day – Feb. 12, 2013
More than 500 area high school students will benefit from the expertise of nearly 180 community volunteers at the annual Professional Business Day on Feb. 26.

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DU’s Livonia Campus to Host ‘The Ultimate Success Summit’ – Feb. 7, 2013
Davenport University has partnered with the Michigan Business and Professional Association along with area businesses to host The Ultimate Success Summit on Feb. 28.

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Simulation Technology Brings Trauma to Life for Davenport Nursing Students – Jan. 15, 2013
Teaching nursing students to be change agents in the complex healthcare world has been a key focus in Dr. Karen Daley’s career.

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Laura Bush to speak at Davenport University’s Excellence in Business Gala – Dec. 14, 2012
Davenport University will welcome former First Lady Laura Bush to the podium of the 2013 Excellence in Business Award Gala at DeVos Place on May 3, 2013.  Michael J. Jandernoa will be honored with the 2013 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at the event, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport.

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Michigan Health Council Recognizes Davenport for New Education Program – Nov. 20, 2012
The Michigan Health Council recognized Davenport University for its efforts to create flexible opportunities to complete Health Information Management (HIM) degrees with a Building Michigan’s Health Care Workforce Education and Training Award.

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Davenport University Honors Veterans on Nov. 12 – Nov. 2, 2012
As a way to recognize veterans for their military service, during times of war or peace, Davenport University and its chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) is celebrating Veteran’s Day on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 on its W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids.

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Ford’s Scott Monty to speak at Davenport University’s Livonia Campus – Nov. 2, 2012
Ford Motor Company on-line social networking guru, Scott Monty, will speak at Davenport University’s Livonia Campus on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5-6 p.m. Monty will show how the automaker uses on-line social networking platforms to promote Ford Motor Company and how those strategies can help others.

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MI Future Foundation Awards Largest Scholarship Ever to Lansing Community College/Davenport University Students – Oct. 25, 2012
The MI Future Foundation announced today that it will be awarding its largest scholarship ever through Lansing Community College’s (LCC) Business & Community Institute (BCI) for LCC and Davenport University students who are interested in insurance education. The MI Future Foundation will create ten $5,000 scholarships for incoming students, totaling $50,000 in support of insurance education in Lansing.

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STAR Program® University Provides Students Cutting Edge Training in Evidence-Based Cancer Rehabilitation – Oct. 11, 2012
Beginning this month, Davenport University’s College of Health Professions will establish itself as a leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation education as the first university in the nation to offer the STAR Program University as part of its curriculum.

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Davenport University to Host Religous (in)Tolerance Panel Discussion – Oct. 8, 2012
Davenport University will host a panel discussion titled Religious (IN)Tolerance on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at its W.A. Lettinga Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Davenport University Named a “2012 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education – Aug. 10, 2012
Davenport University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Davenport University to Host Teaching & Learning Institute – Aug. 1, 2012
Davenport University is hosting its 10th annual Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) program, Aug. 2-3, 2012 at the Ypsilanti Marriot at Eagle Crest.  At this event for all DU faculty members, participants will experience professional growth through keynote speakers, expos, and interactive discussions about academic retention, community diversity and more.

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Kuyper College and Davenport University Announce Partnership Degree Program- June 26, 2012
Kuyper College and Davenport University announced an agreement today that will allow eligible students from each institution to transfer credits toward a bachelor or master degree program at the other school. For some students, this agreement also will allow them to earn two degrees – one from each institution – in just five years.

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Davenport University Announced New Campus in Downtown Lansing – June 20, 2012
Davenport University President Dr. Richard J. Pappas today announced a $10 million project to create a new campus for Davenport University in the heart of downtown Lansing.  Davenport has purchased the Grand View Center on the corner of Grand Avenue and Allegan Street, along with adjacent and nearby parking lots. Working with the Boji Group, renovations are scheduled to begin this fall, with project completion slated for next summer, prior to Fall 2013 classes.

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Davenport University Announce Dual Degree Juris Doctor/MBA Partnership Program – June 20, 2012
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Davenport University today signed an agreement providing eligible students in one program to incorporate course work from the other degree program, therefore obtaining a dual Juris Doctor (JD) degree and MBA degree in an accelerated period of time. The dual degree partnership program will begin in September 2012 and is offered at the Lansing campuses of each institution.

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Davenport University to Launch Three New Graduate Degree Programs in College of Health Professions – May 22, 2012
Davenport University announced it is developing three new graduate degree programs for its College of Health Professions – a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and the University’s first doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.

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Davenport University Appoints Franco Bianchi as New Trustee – May 16, 2012
Davenport University is pleased to announce that Franco Bianchi, President and CEO of Haworth Inc., will join the Davenport University Board of Trustees, effective October 2012.

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Davenport University to Honor David and Carol Van Andel at Excellence in Business Gala on Friday – May 8, 2012
Davenport University will present the 2012 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business (EIB) Award to well-known community leaders and philanthropists David and Carol Van Andel. The annual fundraising gala will be held at DeVos Place on Friday, May 11, 2012, with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Tom Izzo, head coach of men’s basketball at Michigan State University.

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Davenport U to host Full-Scale Plane Crash Simulation on Saturday, May 5 – May 3, 2012
A full-scale plane crash simulation will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Davenport University and Farmers Insurance Group campuses located on Kraft Avenue SE at M-6 in Caledonia, Michigan to prepare Kent County emergency responders and trained volunteers for a large-scale emergency. The exercise will simulate a 90-passenger commercial airplane crash with an imitation airplane, debris and 90 volunteers role-playing wounded or deceased victims from the mock-crash.

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Davenport University Students Shatter All-Time Records at National Business Competition – May 3, 2012
More than 5,000 students from 20 different states participated in the Business Professionals of America’s (BPA) 46th annual National Leadership Conference, held in Chicago, Illinois on April 24 – 28, 2012. Forty-two students from Davenport University qualified and represented Davenport at this Conference. Davenport students received 12 first-place awards and placed 92 finalists in the top ten of their competitions, both of which are all-time BPA records for a single university. Over the last four years, Davenport students have earned 35 first-place awards at the national competition, another BPA record.

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More than 1,100 Students to Participate in Davenport University Commencement Ceremony – April 24, 2012
More than 1,100 students will participate in Davenport University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 29, at Van Andel Arena.  Participants represent Davenport’s campuses across the state, receiving their graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University’s Colleges of Business, Technology and Health Professions.

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University Students offer Last Chance for Free Income Tax Preparation – April 12, 2012
With deadlines for tax season quickly approaching, accounting students and faculty volunteers from Davenport University, Cornerstone University and Aquinas College are offering free income tax preparation for all walk-in clients on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the ACSET Community Action Tax Center. This service is available to low- and middle- income tax-filers (less than $50,000 in total family income).

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Fred Keller to speak at Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies Event at Davenport University – April 12, 2012
Davenport University is proud to host the Michigan 101 Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies Event on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at its W.A. Lettinga Campus.  The morning will include networking and panel discussions about Sustainability Strategies as Drivers of Innovation, High-Profit Supply Chains and more.  The keynote, “Doing Good While Making IT Good Business – Certified B Corp vs. Benefit Corporation,” will be given by Fred Keller, Founder/Chairman and CEO of Cascade Engineering.  Following the keynote, a luncheon will honor this year’s winners from all industries.

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Davenport University to Introduce Insurance Education Specialty, Developed with University of Farmers – April 9, 2012
Responding to the growing need for new talent in the insurance and risk management industry, Davenport University is proud to introduce a new Risk Management and Insurance specialty within its Bachelor of Business Administration in Management program beginning in the fall of 2012.  Farmers Insurance, which worked with Davenport to develop the curriculum, has also made a generous commitment to provide $10,000 for the next three years toward student scholarships in Davenport’s Insurance Education Specialty.

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