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  • Alternative Spring Break Heads to New Orleans to #DUgood

    February 22, 2017

    Davenport University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program is sending 18 students to New Orleans February 25 - March 3 to assist with flood prevention and recovery through ecosystem restoration. …

  • Heard About DU’s Employment Guarantee?

    February 22, 2017

    Are you aware of the DU Employment Guarantee? The Employment Guarantee provides additional semesters of education for graduates who have met all requirements but are …

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Faculty Spotlight: Kelly McCarron

Positive impact on classroom:  Dr. Kelly McCarron took the lead on finding and implementing a structured mentorship program for the HIT program, partnering with dedicated faculty and professionals in the field to improve student success and retention.  EduGuide includes activities “for critical thinking and reflective writing” where students work with teachers to identify their own inspiration and purpose (EduGuide, 2016).  McCarron teaches using real time virtual (RTV) technology in the Occupational Therapy department here at DU.  Her strengths include working with struggling students and helping them to focus and remain in school.  Her positivity and helpful nature make a difference in the lives of those around her.

Submissions Needed for Student Publication

We are seeking submissions for the Spring 2017 student literary and creative arts publication – From the Panther’s Paw. Currently-enrolled students from any campus or online may submit the following for consideration:

  • Visuals – original photographs, drawings, computer-generated graphics, or visuals of 2D or 3D work
  • Original writing up 10 pages – all genres of writing are accepted, from essays, to creative works, to short research projects

The submission form and a link to previous copies of the journal can be found here.

Students have until February 17 to submit. Prizes will be awarded for the best written and visual work.

Any questions? Contact cmulligan@davenport.edu or knelson43@davenport.edu or stop by the library at the W. A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids.

Alumni Success Story Featuring Stacie James ’98

After landing a co-op position at Kellogg Company as a student just over 22 years ago, alumna Stacie James ‘98 worked her way up earning the position of Plant Finance Controller.

Year-Long Scheduling Starts Feb 13!

Year-long scheduling for the 2017-18 school year starts on February 13. To make sure you have the best time slots for your classes next year, make sure you get in early to schedule out your next year of classes. Stop by the Welcome Desk or call 616-554-5340 to set an appointment with your advisor today. Happy Scheduling!

MLK Essay Contest Winners Announcement

Thank you to the students representing many DU campuses and online that participated in this year’s MLK Day Essay Contest. The contest was a part of the speakers, service projects and initiatives planned around the state to honor Martin Luther King Jr. This was the fifth year of the essay contest and participants were asked to respond to the following:

In 1947, at the age of 18, MLK wrote a short essay for the Morehouse College Student Paper, The Maroon Tiger, entitled ”The Purpose of Education”. Review the excerpt below and respond to the questions.

LETTING: Sibs & Kids Weekend is February 3 – 4

Join us for Sibs & Kids weekend at the W.A. Lettinga Campus! Student Life is hosting events February 3-4 for students and employees to bring their sibs and/or kids! Registration required on OrgSync. Limited seating available for some activities. Free to all who register.

Sport Management Students Learn from Top Area General Managers

On January 17,  five  Sport Management students – Dawid Czerniawski, Michael Johnston, Danielle Ordway, Blake Scehlhaas,  and Austin Schepler –   were chosen to attend an exclusive special event -  The Van Andel Arena 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event was focused on sports management majors from Cornerstone, Aquinas, Hope, Calvin and Davenport. Special guest speakers included General Managers Al Aliva/ Detroit Tigers,  Ken Holland/Detroit Red Wings and Jeff Bower/Detroit Pistons  (pictured below) with MC Jack Doles/WOOD TV 8. They discussed the importance of Grand Rapids as their host city to their top minor league affiliates, The Whitecaps, Griffins and the GR Drive.

Save the Date: The MSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime March 2-3

Michigan State University’s College of Social Science’s School of Criminal Justice is hosting the Fourth Annual MSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime at the Kellogg Center  March 2 – 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Lansing, Michigan. 

2017 Study Abroad Application Deadline is Jan. 31

The application deadline for the upcoming spring/summer faculty-led study abroad programs is Jan. 31! Apply today for EuroBiz 2017 (Dr. Marjolijn van der Velde and Professor Todd Terry program directors) or China (Dr. Neil Shepard and Professor Steve Bayus program directors). Apply here.

Scholarships and grants are still available!  Contact Dr. Stephen Snyder at ssnyder19@davenport.edu for information.

HOLLAND: Meet the President is Jan. 24

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend the 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 Holland Campus
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:00 p.m. Staff
6:00 p.m. Students

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