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How DU librarians help save faculty time
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How DU librarians help save faculty time

Starting as an adjunct faculty member at Davenport University 21 years ago, Linda Goulet has learned how to use the library to help her students and herself. “Never underestimate the power of the librarians,” said Goulet, who will begin her role as Department Chair of Marketing on Nov. 20. DU’s library houses more than 80...

Occupational Therapy students help homeless in Grand Rapids
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Occupational Therapy students help homeless in Grand Rapids

Last month, Davenport University students in the Occupational Therapy graduate program volunteered with the Family Promise Organization, a nonprofit that assists homeless families in the Grand Rapids area. “Volunteering is one of the best ways to expose yourself to how other people live, which in turn broadens your worldview,” said Allison Sparks, an OT student from...

DU associate chair named Outstanding Educator of the Year
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DU associate chair named Outstanding Educator of the Year

Gina Mezzano-Ostien, Associate Department Chair for English and Communications at the W.A. Lettinga Campus, has been named Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2017 by the Michigan Developmental Education Consortium. The award was presented at MDEC’s annual conference in Bay City on Friday, Oct. 13. The consortium presents the award “to an outstanding individual for...

Rehmann Career Night provides opportunities for DU students
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Rehmann Career Night provides opportunities for DU students

Davenport University students, staff and alumni attended the Rehmann Career Night at the Grand Rapids Office in mid-September. “Employer career nights are a growing trend, along with summer experience days,” said Brandi Melkild, regional internship manager for the Experiential Learning department. ”To some extent, a summer experience day is a tryout day. Think of it as a...

Etiquette dinner builds soft skills needed to succeed
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Etiquette dinner builds soft skills needed to succeed

Students can gain an edge in their future careers by attending the etiquette dinner hosted by Career Services from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Sneden Center at the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. The event will provide networking opportunities and a three-course meal where attendees will learn about professional dining etiquette...

Broadmoor Campus employees continue transition to W.A. Lettinga Campus
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Broadmoor Campus employees continue transition to W.A. Lettinga Campus

The W.A. Lettinga Campus is welcoming Davenport University employees from the Broadmoor Campus during the next several weeks. The Facilities Department and IT are working diligently with departments and groups at Broadmoor to ensure a smooth transition. As previously communicated, the long-term goal is to build a new facility within walking distance of the W.A....

Mental health event raises more than $60,000
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Mental health event raises more than $60,000

More than $60,000 was raised at the annual NAMIWalks Grand Rapids event hosted at Davenport University on Saturday. More than 400 people attended the event. “The Davenport family came out in force,” said Karen Daley, Dean of the College of Health Professions. “According to NAMI, one in five college students face a mental health condition....

DU Summer Math Camp a Big Hit
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DU Summer Math Camp a Big Hit

The DU Summer Math Camp 2017 program recently helped 24 students aged 10-16 discover the beauty of patterns and relationships inherent in the rotations and flips of rectangles and triangles. “This area of mathematics, called group theory, is at the very heart of modern mathematics and is used by chemists and physicists to understand the...

Leah Cook earns Ph.D.
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Leah Cook earns Ph.D.

Leah Cook, Interim Associate Department 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. Dr. Cook has been...

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