Below is the shuttle schedule during the holidays:
- Dec. 21 will be the last day of full shuttle service until Jan. 7.
- Dec. 24 – 26, No Service.
- Dec. 27 – 28, 7:05 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. and then again from 2:40 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
- Jan. 2 – 4, 7:05 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. and then again from 2:40 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
- Jan. 7, Regular Shuttle Hours
The Holland Campus collected “goodies” for over a dozen boxes that were shipped out to deployed troops just prior to Veterans Day. Students, staff and faculty all contributed to this effort. The “Goodie Box” couldn’t have arrived at a better time, Thanksgiving Day at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
Thank you to all who particpated in creating the boxes. They were very much recognized and appreciated!
Join the DU community this Saturday for the 2012 Homecoming Celebration in the Student Center on the W.A. Lettinga Campus! Admission is FREE for students, faculty and staff! Cheer on the Men’s and Women’s Panther Basketball teams as they play a double-header against Marygrove. Take advantage of games, raffles, free food and more!
The event is open to the public and the entire community is welcome to attend!
When: Saturday, November 17
Where: Student Center | W.A. Lettinga Campus
Students, Faculty and Staff are FREE!
General Admission (18+): $5
Children 6-17: $3
Children 6 and under: Free!
Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. Women’s Alumni Basketball game
10:45 a.m. Men’s Alumni Basketball game
11:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Campus tours – A bus trip to the Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex, 50/50 raffle, free food and the following Kids Day Activities in the Student Center:
- 25 ft. inflatable bounce house
- 45 ft. inflatable obstacle course
- Climbing wall
- Game Room Olympics (Children 6-12)
1:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Marygrove half-time show drawing for prizes
3:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Marygrove half-time show drawing for prizes 50/50 raffle winner announced
Davenport University sponsors a free tax preparation service through the IRS for low to moderate income families around Kent, Ottawa and Barry counties. It is called the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Many families have been struggling to make ends meet since the economic downturn. This is an opportunity for us to help members of our community access tax refunds and credits that help bridge the gap so they can pay their bills and once again find full-time employment
You do not need to be an accounting student – we can train you how to prepare basic taxes. If you are willing to spend about 3 hours a week throughout the tax season aiding those in need, we invite you to apply. Last year DU students, staff and alumni joined other local colleges and were able to help our clients receive over $5.6 million in refunds and served over 3,600 West Michigan families.
If you are DU staff, alumni, student or friend and interested in joining our effort, please contact Judy Knapp [(616) 871-3979] at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the events happening on the Holland Campus for Homecoming!
Monday, Nov. 12
- Red, White and Blue Day
- Show your Davenport spirit by wearing red, white and blue!
- Win a prize if you get caught by “Prize Patrol”!
Tuesday, Nov. 13
- White Out and Donut Day
- Show your Davenport spirit by wearing White!
- FREE donut holes and coffee in the 2nd Floor Student Lounge all day!
- Win a prize if you get caught by “Prize Patrol”!
Free Estate Planning Seminar for low income persons.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: W.A. Lettinga Campus – Sneden Center Auditorium
Find out how to answer these important questions:
- Do you have a Will?
- Do you have a Medical Power of Attorney?
- Do you have minor-aged children who might one day require guardians and conservators?
A DU Lecture Series event is coming up on Oct. 24. The event will be held at Fountain Street Church and features Kambri Crews, Author, Comedic Storyteller, Producer. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
About Kambri Crews:
Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now runs her own PR and production company in New York City and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Burn Down the Ground, her story of overcoming poverty, violence and near-crippling adversity. Crews uses comedic storytelling with brutal honesty and fearless humor and inspires with her motto and guiding philosophy, “Life’s Tough, Laugh More.” She is a co-producer of the ECNY Awards and has produced dozens of shows featuring comedians and writers from The Onion, The Daily Show to Saturday Night Live.
In mid-September, the Holland Campus started its own Wellness Program for students, faculty and staff. A pilot of the program was run over the summer with staff and faculty and was very well received. With some minor tweaks, we have put the program in place for fall semester and have opened it up to students. Currently, we have 14 students and 12 faculty/staff participating in the 7-week program.
The program focuses on three areas: Nutrition, Fitness, and Mindful Thinking. For the first two areas, participants can earn points on a daily basis for making better decisions regarding eating habits and exercise. Another critical area in wellness that we often forget about is mindful thinking. Participants can earn points for things like volunteering, acts of kindness, and meditation for this category.
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The Holland Campus is hosting a blood drive on Oct. 24 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. There will be a giveaway for each person that donates blood. Pizza for pints! Receive a gift card for a free Papa John’s pizza when you donate.
The West Michigan Blood Bank will be holding the event on campus.
Click here for more information about the West Michigan Blood Bank.
What: Reglious (IN)Tolerance
When: Oct. 11, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Sneden Meeting Halls 1-3 & live streamed at www.davenport.edu/dei (click on “live-stream”)
In 2012 and within West Michigan, what are the manifestations of religious tolerance and intolerance and what does any of it have to do with higher education? Come learn more about the West Michigan 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding and engage with our distinguished panelists including: Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, community leader Imam Muaz Redzic, DU Faculty Dr. Gabriela Ziegler, and DU student Danielle Muncey-Key.
Contact the Diversity office at email@example.com for more information.