Category: Featured

How DavenFund will support employees this year
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How DavenFund will support employees this year

Eleven Davenport University employees received professional development, software, equipment or other resources through DavenFund last week. The program, in its second year, was designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. This year’s recipients include Barb Gering, Laura Baillod, Sarah Brooks, Lynda Cribari, Michael Stodola,...

Faculty Spotlight: Marjolijn van der Velde
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Faculty Spotlight: Marjolijn van der Velde

Marjolijn van der Velde started out at DU as a resident director at Davenport University at the former Fulton Street Campus in downtown Grand Rapids in 1975. After completing her doctoral degree, returned as an adjunct instructor and joined as a full-time faculty member in 2007. “It has been fascinating to watch the organization change...

DU professor’s biometrics research has implications for security and databases
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DU professor’s biometrics research has implications for security and databases

Biometric systems are used to recognize the identities of people, often based on their face, fingerprint or even their iris (the colored portion of the eye). Denton Bobeldyk, a Computer Science professor at Davenport University, researches and teaches biometrics. His recent research examines the prediction of eye color and sex using Near Infrared Ocular images....

Kjarkur, leadership and life stories
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Kjarkur, leadership and life stories

Surrounded by lava fields, mountains and glaciers, Davenport University Professor Chris Hamstra spent a few chilly weeks at Bifröst University in Iceland last summer. As a guest instructor, Hamstra shared his perspectives on leadership life stories and servant leadership with students from around the globe as part of “Connecting Across Borders,” a pilot program at...

Servant leadership — in life, the military and the classroom
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Servant leadership — in life, the military and the classroom

Anything worthwhile is worth working for and nothing’s free. That’s the mantra of Dr. James Turner, a faculty member in the Donald W. Maine College of Business at Davenport University. Turner spoke at the 19th annual International Leadership Association’s global conference in Brussels, Belgium, in October about “Military Servant Leadership in Turbulent Times.” The session...

Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018
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Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018

Briefs and Highlights is a new feature on News @ DU. It shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Email ducomm@davenport.edu to submit your highlights for future editions.  Faculty Research & Achievements College of Technology faculty member publishes article in Nature Scientific Reports Samer Hanoudi, a faculty member...

Helping military veterans excel in the classroom and into nursing careers
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Helping military veterans excel in the classroom and into nursing careers

Davenport University is helping military students move from combat boots to scrubs through its Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the military simulation and research on how to support veteran student success. DU’s VBSN program is an academic pathway designed to help service members with military medical experience. It helps fast-track many military personnel by granting...

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