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Alumni Success Story: Randy Goodyke, ’85

Randy spent 20 years building his dream business – one that he drafted business plans for at Davenport University. Today, it’s a successful company and has a team he is proud to call family. Read more about Randy’s inspiring view of success on the alumni blog.

Diversity in Society Course Receives the University’s First Quality Matters Certification

The Diversity in Society course (SOSC201) has become the first online course at Davenport University to receive Quality Matters (QM) certification, the national standard of quality in online courses. The course was given a high score, and “Met Standards” on the first review as the Global Campus Instructional Design team worked in conjunction with Tammy Stachowicz, Assistant Professor/Associate Chair Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Seeking Nominations for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards

Do you work alongside someone who epitomizes the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Would you love to see this individual recognized for their great work?

At this upcoming Davenfest, the 3rd  Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Awards will recognize and honor the efforts of our faculty and staff who strive to promote understanding and appreciation of DEI.

Youth Institute on Canada in the World from September 23 – 30, 2017

Fulbright Canada, with the support of Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, is hosting Youth Institute on Canada in the World from September 23 – 30, 2017. The Institute will engage and support bright young leaders (graduate and undergraduate students) who are eager to provide an important perspective on Canada’s role in the world and Canada-U.S. relations.

The students will travel to Ottawa and Québec City, Canada for debate, policy formulation, and participation in cultural activities and Canada 150 events. This week-long institute will culminate with a collaborative youth-led policy brief that will be sent to the Canadian Government. Travel, accommodation, and food expenses will be covered.

Staff Spotlight: Celia Allen-Hames, Head Cheer Coach

Celia Allen-Hames is the Head Cheerleading Coach for the NCA Competitive team, Stunt Competitive team, NAIA Competitive team and the Sideline team. While Celia coaches and leads all of these teams, she can find areas that are very rewarding. “I love the relationships I make with athletes… every athlete that I have had the privilege to coach has left an impact in the way I lead. The most rewarding part of my job comes at the tail end of every season, when individuals rise to the occasion after facing adversity, struggle, and challenge. The most amazing feeling as a coach is seeing their individual and team transformation from Day 1 of summer practices to the ending “Panthers!” that finishes off our routine.” During Celia’s time at Davenport, she has helped bring the team to many championships:

Student-Athlete Jonathan Cheshire Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays

Panther Baseball player Jonathan Cheshire was selected in the 36th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the fifth Panther selected in the MLB draft over the years.

Order Textbooks for your Spring/Summer Classes at the DU Online Bookstore

The Davenport University Online Bookstore is now open for spring/summer session 2 classes! We highly recommend students purchase all course materials directly from the bookstore using your DU email address. When you log in, you will see all textbooks assigned to your registered courses.

FACULTY: Blackboard VoiceThread Pilot

Are you interested in engaging students using technology in your Blackboard course? Are you an early adopter of technology?

If you’ve answered yes to the above questions, we’d like to invite you to be a part of the Blackboard VoiceThread pilot the Global Campus is  launching for Spring/Summer Session 2.

VoiceThread is a learning tool integrated into Blackboard to enhance student engagement by creating, sharing and commenting on images, presentations, videos, audio files, documents and PDFs, using audio and/or video. To learn more, review What is VoiceThread?

Alumni Success Story – Sara Eschels ’84 ’97 ‘06

As a three-time alumna of Davenport, Sara Eschels ’84, ’97, ’06 believes in paying it forward, just as her former bosses and mentors have done for her. “Leading and helping others is my way of paying back the people who helped me get where I am today.” Learn more about Sara and her role of the “HR Quarterback” at Hylant helping others grow on the alumni blog today – http://blogs.davenport.edu/alumninews/

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