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Iceland 2017: Global Learning Connecting In One Place – Article 3

During the next few weeks, Associate Professor Chris Hamstra is teaching several sessions on leadership and communication (Authentic and Servant-leadership, leadership life-stories, etc.) at Bifröst University in Iceland. Chris is documenting his time in Iceland in a series of articles to be featured on his LinkedIn page and on the DU Hub.

This is the third article in the series.

Article 1 – Connecting Across Borders

Article 2 – Engaging the Paradox

 

Iceland 2017: Global Learning Connecting In One Place

Blackboard Learn System Migration

Davenport is changing Blackboard platforms in August before the fall semester start on September 5. The migration to Blackboard Learn SaaS technology will help Davenport scale up for long-term growth by moving to the cloud for our Blackboard hosting. The SaaS Technology and SIS Framework helps ensure accuracy and consistency of data along with quicker response times, reduce time-intensive data entry, and helps Davenport to better manage costs moving forward.

Expense Reimbursement IRS Guidelines

Davenport’s expense reimbursement policy requires that completed and approved expense reimbursement requests, including substantiating documentation be submitted to Accounts Payable within 30 days of an expense being incurred.  In addition, IRS guidelines require any business expenses submitted 60 days after incurring the expense would become a taxable expense including both income and employment taxes for the individual and the University.

Iceland 2017: Engaging the Paradox – Article 2

During the next few weeks, Associate Professor Chris Hamstra is teaching several sessions on leadership and communication (Authentic and Servant-leadership, leadership life-stories, etc.) at Bifröst University in Iceland. Chris is documenting his time in Iceland in a series of articles to be featured on his LinkedIn page and on the DU Hub.

This is the second article in the series.

Iceland 2017: Engaging the Paradox

Students Present Research Findings at Melungeon Heritage Association

On June 21, Davenport students Anthony DeJarnatt, Emily Perleberg, Michelle VanTamelen, and Christopher Vernon left for Morristown, Tenn., where they were invited to  share their research about Arts and Culture in Appalachia at the Melungeon Heritage Association 21st annual meeting.

Leah Cook Earns Ph.D.

Dr. Leah Cook after receiving her PhD surrounded by Dr. Bill Cobern, Mallinson Institute for Science Education Department Chair and Dr. Brandy Pleasants, Dissertation chair.

Leah Cook, Interim Associate Dept. Chair and Lab Coordinator for Science at the W.A. Lettinga Campus, successfully defended her dissertation on May 11 for a Ph.D. in Science Education from Western Michigan University.  The title of her dissertation is Using Concept Maps to Monitor Knowledge Structure Changes in a Science Classroom.

How does winning $1000 sound?

You could win $1000 while providing scholarship opportunities for Davenport students? Grab a Grand Raffle tickets are now available.  Raffle tickets can be purchased online or by emailing Erik Dane at edane@davenport.edu. The Grab a Grand raffle is run in conjunction with the 31st Annual Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic taking place on August 21st at Egypt Valley Country Club.

The winning tickets (one of each $1000 winner, $750 winner and a $500 winner) will be drawn during the outing on August 21.  Ticket holders need not be present to win and will be notified subsequent to the golf outing.

Iceland 2017: Connecting Across Borders – Article 1

During the next few weeks, Associate Professor Chris Hamstra is teaching several sessions on leadership and communication (Authentic and Servant-leadership, leadership life-stories, etc.) at Bifröst University in Iceland. Chris is documenting his time in Iceland in a series of articles to be featured on his LinkedIn page and on the DU Hub.

This is his first article in the series.

Iceland 2017: Connecting Across Borders

Alumni Success Story: Kat Paye, ’14

On July 1, the 91st Annual National Cherry Festival kicked off in Traverse City. We sat down with the festival’s biggest cheerleader, the executive director and alumna Kat Paye ‘14, to learn more about her nearly 25 year journey with the festival. Read her alumni success story on the blog – http://blogs.davenport.edu/alumninews/

Nursing Alumni Honored with Daisy Award

Two alums from the 2016 Warren Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs received The Daisy Award from the Daisy Foundation. Given to extraordinary nurses, the Daisy Award was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from an auto-immune disease. They deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick by the nurses. After his death, they felt compelled to say “Thank You” in a very public way, thus the Daisy Award was created. Through this and other other recognition programs, the Daisy Foundation honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.  Now found in more than 2,600 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 countries, the strategic impact of the program on nurses is substantial – affecting job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organizational culture, healthy work environment, and more.

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