BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University Community Appreciation Night - Feb. 11 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ae508d1d-870d-4203-9375-83b29e5d70d5&crumbTitle=Community+Appreciation+Night+-+Feb.+11 <p>BVU has invited the Storm Lake community to both the women's and men's basketball games on Wednesday, Feb. 11 to show our appreciation for their support of BVU. Community members will be admitted for free and will receive free popcorn. There will also be a shooting contest during the half-time of both games with prizes. Please encourage those you know in the community to attend!</p> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:13:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ae508d1d-870d-4203-9375-83b29e5d70d5&crumbTitle=Community+Appreciation+Night+-+Feb.+11 Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, November 21st http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7ef981f-b819-463c-8de7-1fed8c80d853&crumbTitle=Network+and+Server+Maintenance+on+Friday%2C+November+21st On Friday, November 21st, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:05:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7ef981f-b819-463c-8de7-1fed8c80d853&crumbTitle=Network+and+Server+Maintenance+on+Friday%2C+November+21st Student Leadership Positions Available for University Theatre production “Into the Woods” http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#92fdd205-4414-4cae-893d-63e6f62f6642&crumbTitle=Student+Leadership+Positions+Available+for+University+Theatre+production+%E2%80%9CInto+the+Woods%E2%80%9D Wanted: Students with strong communication, creativity, organization, and leadership skills to fill positions including: Assistant Staging Director, Assistant Music Director, Assistant Technical Director, Stage Manager, Company Manager, and choreographers. To see job descriptions, please see the Theatre Callboard in DE 202 or the postings at the auditions on Nov. 23-24. For more information and to apply for these positions, contact Dr. Bethany Larson. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:38:47 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#92fdd205-4414-4cae-893d-63e6f62f6642&crumbTitle=Student+Leadership+Positions+Available+for+University+Theatre+production+%E2%80%9CInto+the+Woods%E2%80%9D MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST- MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#af07b75b-602b-4a7d-9492-6bc0c7341599&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+DECEMBER+8TH Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 8th for a great breakfast. The Student Affairs staff and Faculty will be serving you some favorite breakfast items such as French toast sticks, muffins, scrambled eggs, breakfast pizza, etc. prepared by the Sodexo staff. Enjoy playing games in Dows and win some prizes! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:36:32 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#af07b75b-602b-4a7d-9492-6bc0c7341599&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+DECEMBER+8TH ACES Change of Grade http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cfcc6daa-6735-4584-b0ad-f5d7905632cf&crumbTitle=ACES+Change+of+Grade Students may apply for a "Change of Grade" Contract for ACES if they have attended a minimum of 6 events, with the proper distribution, in the current semester. The student will receive a failing grade (F) for the current semester and then will be changed to a passing grade (P) when the requirements of the "Change of Grade" Contract have been successfully completed. "Change of Grade" contracts must be completed during the semester immediately following the semester in which one is filed. Failure to complete the "Change of Grade" contract as required will result in a permanent F as appropriate. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:28:03 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cfcc6daa-6735-4584-b0ad-f5d7905632cf&crumbTitle=ACES+Change+of+Grade ACES Banking for Spring 2015 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6c4ca8ed-e44e-4491-940c-63402336e7ba&crumbTitle=ACES+Banking+for+Spring+2015 Students who have completed all ACES requirements in the Fall 2014 semester (2 cultural, 3 scholarly, 1 student life, 2 electives) may “bank” up to two additional ACES events for the Spring 2015 semester. These “banked” ACES events may only count as elective ACES events. Students wishing to “bank” ACES must file a petition with the Associate Dean of the Faculty prior to December 10, 2014. It is the student’s responsibility to file this petition. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:20:44 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6c4ca8ed-e44e-4491-940c-63402336e7ba&crumbTitle=ACES+Banking+for+Spring+2015 Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#09839497-64da-4832-8e57-d459fca419c4&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Laura Newhouse will begin on December 1st as the Online Academic & Program Development Manager. Please join us in welcoming Laura to BVU! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:35:07 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#09839497-64da-4832-8e57-d459fca419c4&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Take a Break to Appreciate! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#81a2974e-fc2a-44e9-b17f-382fceab3742&crumbTitle=Take+a+Break+to+Appreciate%21 Do you appreciate the cleanliness in your residence hall? On Sunday, November 23, from 7-8 P.M. in the Pierce/White Skybox Student MOVE is giving you the opportunity to give back to your custodial staff by baking them a delicious treat. So come and show the custodial staff just how much you appreciate a clean residence hall by them baking goods! If you have any questions please contact Nereyda Manriquez at manrner@bvu.edu or Nichole Wiese at wiesnic@bvu.edu. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:57:05 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#81a2974e-fc2a-44e9-b17f-382fceab3742&crumbTitle=Take+a+Break+to+Appreciate%21 Grilled Cheese Fundraiser http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ec11054d-5aa1-4bd7-8921-81009857fdca&crumbTitle=Grilled+Cheese+Fundraiser Phi Alpha Theta History Club will be hosting a grilled cheese fundraiser this upcoming Saturday, November 22nd. Sandwiches will be sold from 9 pm to 1 am at the Underground. Don’t miss out! Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:10:32 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ec11054d-5aa1-4bd7-8921-81009857fdca&crumbTitle=Grilled+Cheese+Fundraiser Thank you http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9914f01f-d07f-42a3-bdcd-f994f1aa571e&crumbTitle=Thank+you My husband and I would like to thank President & Susan Moore and the BVU community for the flowers sent in celebration of the birth of our daughter, Nora. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:19:36 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9914f01f-d07f-42a3-bdcd-f994f1aa571e&crumbTitle=Thank+you Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4b6f2898-923b-40d9-882b-e7ffa2af0f8c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Lisa Santiago will begin on November 24th as the Site Manager / Education Coordinator at our West Burlington Site. Please join us in welcoming Lisa to BVU! Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:33:16 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4b6f2898-923b-40d9-882b-e7ffa2af0f8c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Party Registration & Responsible Host Training http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#122fe3c8-35ec-44ea-bf09-00b59979797b&crumbTitle=Party+Registration+%26+Responsible+Host+Training Information sessions will be presented by the Office of Residence Life to explain the Party Reservation policy and procedures. Responsible host training will be included in the session. Any students who are 21 years of age or who will turn 21 years of age this semester and wish to be able to host parties in their residence hall or suite would benefit from attending one of the following sessions: Tuesday, November 18: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in Forum 9; Thursday, November 20: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in Hansen 8; and Monday, November 24: 6:00-7:00 pm in Forum 9. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:27:03 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#122fe3c8-35ec-44ea-bf09-00b59979797b&crumbTitle=Party+Registration+%26+Responsible+Host+Training Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Assistance http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#31dd806d-287f-4e3f-9735-e770ff716676&crumbTitle=Assistant%2FAssociate+Director+of+Financial+Assistance Buena Vista University has an opening for the Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Assistance. The position is responsible for all processes involving the awarding of financial assistance to students enrolled in the Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) program, in addition to being the Office of Financial Assistance technology support contact. The successful candidate will have strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required and experience in higher education is preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:01:34 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#31dd806d-287f-4e3f-9735-e770ff716676&crumbTitle=Assistant%2FAssociate+Director+of+Financial+Assistance Group Fitness Classes http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a20a343a-9af4-4d9f-a2d2-16a3a8aad09c&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes THE LAST DAY OF ALL GROUP FITNESS CLASSES WILL BE MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st. These classes are FREE to students, faculty, and staff and are all held in the The Wellness Room. These classes will only go until the end of THIS SEMESTER. MONDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., THURSDAY: Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. FRIDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m. Questions or concerns contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu. There will also be no classes over Thanksgiving break. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:43:54 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a20a343a-9af4-4d9f-a2d2-16a3a8aad09c&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes Great American Smoke-out Booth http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1a89ed5d-0566-45e4-84c4-8a496ac6cd4f&crumbTitle=Great+American+Smoke-out+Booth Need some help to quit smoking or chewing tobacco? Have you ever heard of Beaver Chew? Want to know what the smoking policy is at BVU? If this sounds like you, stop by our Great American Smoke Out Booth from 11 a.m.-1 p.m TODAY November 20. There will be information on how to quit, samples of Beaver Chew will be handed out and smoking kits will be available! Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:26:38 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1a89ed5d-0566-45e4-84c4-8a496ac6cd4f&crumbTitle=Great+American+Smoke-out+Booth Want a FREE frisbee? http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#54a88067-8608-4084-bb84-d2ac0d632057&crumbTitle=Want+a+FREE+frisbee%3F The first 5 teams to sign up for HiPSO’s Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will automatically win a free Frisbee! Next Monday, November 24 at 8:30pm in the Rec Center, HiPSO will be hosting a double-elimination ultimate Frisbee tournament for the BVU community. Email Katie Turnquist by Sunday the 23rd at turnkat2@bvu.edu to sign up your team of 5 (plus 1 sub) to reserve a spot in the tournament! 1st place winners will receive prizes! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:52:24 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#54a88067-8608-4084-bb84-d2ac0d632057&crumbTitle=Want+a+FREE+frisbee%3F Student Senate meeting http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bf35a24d-5b39-4453-85aa-919df36e5818&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+meeting Join us in Forum Room 1 on Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. for our Student Senate meeting. All meetings are open forums for students, so feel free to come. President Moore will also make an appearance. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:35:48 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bf35a24d-5b39-4453-85aa-919df36e5818&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+meeting Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#22c666da-2af2-4a6d-a4f6-98a5bc3bc031&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Jill Baumann will be the Assistant Registrar in the Registrar's Office, effective December 8, 2014. Jill previously served as the Associate Director of Financial Assistance / Coordinator of GPS. Join us in congratulating Jill on her new position. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:39:02 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#22c666da-2af2-4a6d-a4f6-98a5bc3bc031&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e4cb3d30-e63e-434d-b11e-3e31d9754472&crumbTitle=Helping+Hands+10+Hour+Challenge This year Student M.O.V.E will be hosting the "Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge." This challenge will be open to campus community individuals and will run from now until Buenafication Day (April 30th). Participants must complete 10 hours of service prior to Buenafication Day and will be recognized at opening ceremonies and receive a special gift. All hours for this challenge must be logged through GivePulse.com If you are interested in the taking on the challenge, please sign up using this Google Form http://bit.ly/1xf158j Once you have signed up, you will receive more information on logging your hours through GivePulse. Happy Serving! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:08:54 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e4cb3d30-e63e-434d-b11e-3e31d9754472&crumbTitle=Helping+Hands+10+Hour+Challenge Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2af738f1-ec8e-4004-afdc-ebcad809add5&crumbTitle=Helping+Hands+10+Hour+Challenge This year Student M.O.V.E will be hosting the "Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge." This challenge will be open to campus community individuals and will run from now until Buenafication Day (April 30th). Participants must complete 10 hours of service prior to Buenafication Day and will be recognized at opening ceremonies and receive a special gift. All hours for this challenge must be logged through GivePulse.com If you are interested in the taking on the challenge, please sign up using this Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/120kgQyQzy0MVkIWm5j74gV4xK8Icll iDvJ5oE4Ecryo/viewform Once you have signed up, you will receive more information on logging your hours through GivePulse. Happy Serving! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:35:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2af738f1-ec8e-4004-afdc-ebcad809add5&crumbTitle=Helping+Hands+10+Hour+Challenge CHECK YOUR RIDE-Thanksgiving Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#08136d07-1e22-4aad-842f-3cf23f0c99d9&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-Thanksgiving+Break As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Thanksgiving Break. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 26 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:54:36 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#08136d07-1e22-4aad-842f-3cf23f0c99d9&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-Thanksgiving+Break Excuse Students http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#63785412-1a4e-41f6-9f06-13460304afbc&crumbTitle=Excuse+Students Please excuse the following students from class on Friday Nov. 21 as they will be participating in the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. Participating students include: Kelsey Struck, Shelby Cooper, Arik Oster and Adam Ullerich. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:07:17 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#63785412-1a4e-41f6-9f06-13460304afbc&crumbTitle=Excuse+Students Residence Hall Closing for Winter Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#201edda0-a757-42a2-baf2-40583b2b6984&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break The Residence Life Break Request webpage is active now until Tuesday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on December 11th and will reopen at noon on January 4th, 2015 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6 pm on December 11th. As with all closed breaks, only students with University obligations, international status, or out of state students will be approved to stay on campus during this time frame. The break request website can be found here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/break-request.dot. During break periods Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:01:01 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#201edda0-a757-42a2-baf2-40583b2b6984&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break Help Make It 8 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#df4fb2bb-fe77-40e8-b0e6-e981bbdb970f&crumbTitle=Help+Make+It+8 <p>Did you participate in a service project with a class, club, or sports team last year? If so, we need that information for BVU&rsquo;s President&rsquo;s Higher Education Honor Roll application. We have been presented with this honor the past seven years and would really like to make it an eighth year. Please send me direct or indirect civic engagement efforts and things that you may think I know about already. This can be direct or indirect service and does not have to be done in Storm Lake. It can also include internships and practicums.</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:24:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#df4fb2bb-fe77-40e8-b0e6-e981bbdb970f&crumbTitle=Help+Make+It+8 Roller Weblogger Retiring http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e50e24b2-e288-44da-a0e8-0b69e23196a1&crumbTitle=Roller+Weblogger+Retiring Information Technology Services will be retiring the Roller Weblogger blogging service on November 26, 2014. If you have any posts you would like to save, please log into web.bvu.edu/blogs and archive your work. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:02:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e50e24b2-e288-44da-a0e8-0b69e23196a1&crumbTitle=Roller+Weblogger+Retiring Christmas Dinner Can Drive http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7848f99-b8a9-4732-8fca-5cb964a702db&crumbTitle=Christmas+Dinner+Can+Drive Beavers! This Thursday marks the beginning of the annual Christmas Dinner Can Drive. Boxes will be placed in each of the residence halls from Thursday, November 19th, until Thursday, December 4th, at 5:00 P.M. Donations will be distributed to the Upper Des Moines Food Pantry. If you have any questions please contact Danielle Eden at edendan@bvu.edu or Natalie Bellairs at BellNat@bvu.edu. Thanks for your support! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:25:31 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7848f99-b8a9-4732-8fca-5cb964a702db&crumbTitle=Christmas+Dinner+Can+Drive Submitting your service hours in GivePulse http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f9f07389-069b-4ca1-aef7-57020cfd8597&crumbTitle=Submitting+your+service+hours+in+GivePulse If you have volunteered and engaged in service, but don't know how and where to submit your hours, you can do so via givepulse.com or you can contact Mai Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu or Jessica Henrichs at Henrichs@bvu.edu. We are more than happy to help. Remember to submit your hours; every month Student Move gives out prizes for those who have submitted the most hours within the month. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:28:24 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f9f07389-069b-4ca1-aef7-57020cfd8597&crumbTitle=Submitting+your+service+hours+in+GivePulse Indoor Soccer Fun! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#47d79ca9-54df-4639-8a9e-5c450152d421&crumbTitle=Indoor+Soccer+Fun%21 Interested in playing indoor soccer? If so, we invite you to join us on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM inside the Lamberti Rec Center. All experience levels are welcome and we hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Craig Wagner at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Sponsored by Residence Life. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:20 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#47d79ca9-54df-4639-8a9e-5c450152d421&crumbTitle=Indoor+Soccer+Fun%21 Supervised Participation Orientation http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8aae0707-1a6c-4a76-b466-f85e364c261d&crumbTitle=Supervised+Participation+Orientation Students participating in Supervised Participation (EDCO 290) during J-term need to attend an orientation for that experience. You can choose from EITHER Thursday, November 20 or Tuesday, November 25 at 4:00 in Smith 103! Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:54:13 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8aae0707-1a6c-4a76-b466-f85e364c261d&crumbTitle=Supervised+Participation+Orientation SASW & Phi Alpha Partner with Genesis Development Food Drive http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#66f18a1e-d2e5-49d0-b2f4-03aa5e23e04f&crumbTitle=SASW+%26+Phi+Alpha+Partner+with+Genesis+Development+Food+Drive Student Association of Social Workers and Phi Alpha Honor Society are partnering with Genesis Development in a Food Drive for Helping Hands in Albert City. All canned goods and non-perishable items are welcome. Donations can be dropped off in Social Science and Arts in Woods Lounge and on the Second Floor by the printer. Questions? Contact Kathryn McKinley 749-2139. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:02:22 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#66f18a1e-d2e5-49d0-b2f4-03aa5e23e04f&crumbTitle=SASW+%26+Phi+Alpha+Partner+with+Genesis+Development+Food+Drive Win a Private Study Room for Finals! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9428e7db-c6c1-4ad3-b554-0931ee4ed19b&crumbTitle=Win+a+Private+Study+Room+for+Finals%21 Students: Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own designated study space during finals, free from distraction and passers-by? Maybe you can! The Library has just such a room which we are making available to one lucky student! Post a creative picture of how you use the Library to our Facebook page. You could be researching, reading, checking something out, or just taking a study break. Don’t have a Facebook account? Email your photo to alsaffarj@bvu.edu and we’ll post for you. Voting on the photos will take place on the Library’s Facebook page, and the photo with the most votes (measured by Likes) will win. The winner receives exclusive use of Room L-14 to study for finals from Dec. 1-11. The second place winner will receive an “exam-cram survival package”. The contest begins now and ends Nov. 25. One entry per student. Winners will be notified on Nov. 26. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:44:43 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9428e7db-c6c1-4ad3-b554-0931ee4ed19b&crumbTitle=Win+a+Private+Study+Room+for+Finals%21 Residence Hall Closing for Winter Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#abcd1d4c-063a-4afe-864a-0bfa23619bd4&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break <p>The Residence Life Break Request webpage is active now until Tuesday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on December 11th and will reopen at noon on January 4th, 2015 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6 pm on December 11th. As with all closed breaks, only students with University obligations, international status, or out of state students will be approved to stay on campus during this time frame. The break request website can be found here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/break-request.dot. During break periods Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal.</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:44:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#abcd1d4c-063a-4afe-864a-0bfa23619bd4&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break CHECK YOUR RIDE-Thanksgiving Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d3319440-e11b-41c4-bafd-72f89874a8c4&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-Thanksgiving+Break As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Thanksgiving Break. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 26 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:38:57 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d3319440-e11b-41c4-bafd-72f89874a8c4&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-Thanksgiving+Break Residence Hall Closing for Winter Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7b84e78a-5e1c-4aa1-bf3f-12907dee71cb&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break <p>The Residence Life Break Request webpage is active now until Tuesday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on December 11th and will reopen at noon on January 4th, 2015 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6 pm on December 11th. As with all closed breaks, only students with University obligations, international status, or out of state students will be approved to stay on campus during this time frame. The break request website can be found here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/break-request.dot. During break periods Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:14:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7b84e78a-5e1c-4aa1-bf3f-12907dee71cb&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break Pack The Van http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8795a1f1-ddb7-4de4-badf-dd051c5a9b08&crumbTitle=Pack+The+Van PACK THE VAN Clothing/Food Collection: Following the Urban Plunge in Omaha this past weekend the participants are asking the BVU campus community to assist in gathering Clothing and Food and anything else that you would like to donate, Toys, books , etc. Since it is the winter season any winter clothing, gloves, socks, would be great. All that is received will be donated to the Beautiful Gate, an outreach ministry to those who are confronted with gentrification in the neighborhood. You can either stop down to the Mail Room and pick up a box from Dan to fill or just pack a box and bring it to the mailroom. Dan will pack his van and transport your offerings during the Thanksgiving Break. Please have all offerings to the mailroom by November 26. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:47:04 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8795a1f1-ddb7-4de4-badf-dd051c5a9b08&crumbTitle=Pack+The+Van Benefits Paperwork Reminder http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f72afe8b-c358-4b9e-bb1e-caba00d00491&crumbTitle=Benefits+Paperwork+Reminder A reminder that all benefits paperwork is due by this Friday, November 14th, 2014. If you have any questions, please stop by Human Resources or email us at humanresources@bvu.edu. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:09:07 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f72afe8b-c358-4b9e-bb1e-caba00d00491&crumbTitle=Benefits+Paperwork+Reminder Benefits of Chair Massage for the Health Conscious! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7765a2f0-09f1-4426-a1b8-c963beadadfd&crumbTitle=Benefits+of+Chair+Massage+for+the+Health+Conscious%21 There is something that has been proven to promote mind and body wellness that people can enjoy right on our campus! Regular chair massage offers several measurable health benefits that help promote everyday health. By increasing circulation, your body can pump more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs, which promotes faster healing and a return to a health state. Regular massage also stimulates the lymph system – the body's natural defense against toxic invaders – to help avoid sickness and promote an overall sense of wellbeing. And massage prompts the body to release endorphins, the body's natural painkiller, easing sore, tired muscles. Beyond physical benefits, chair massage helps reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue, and allow the body and mind to be better in tune. This is significant when considering both short- and long-term stress triggers changes in the body increasing the likelihood of getting sick, raising the risk of serious conditions like heart disease, and can make problems we already have worse. Never has something so comfortable, indulgent and convenient helped so many people feel better, play better and perform better. Come and try our FREE chair massage in the office of Health Services & Wellness. Appointments can be made by e-mailing healthservices@bvu.edu, calling 712-749-1238 or stopping by the Health Services office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open for use by students/faculty/staff! Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:25:21 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7765a2f0-09f1-4426-a1b8-c963beadadfd&crumbTitle=Benefits+of+Chair+Massage+for+the+Health+Conscious%21 Get the Shot & Not the Flu! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f3ecfcf8-c30a-43c3-949f-a7705042f596&crumbTitle=Get+the+Shot+%26+Not+the+Flu%21 Protect yourself from the COMPLICATIONS and MISERY of the flu! Health Services & Wellness still has FREE flu vaccine available for students/faculty/staff (dependents over 18 years of age for $20). Remember that if you are traveling over the holidays and visiting relatives with small children or the elderly you need to not only protect yourself, but them as well. Get the shot and not the flu! Contact Health Services today to schedule yours! healthservices@bvu.edu or ext 1238. Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:12:48 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f3ecfcf8-c30a-43c3-949f-a7705042f596&crumbTitle=Get+the+Shot+%26+Not+the+Flu%21 Scholars Day Grants Available http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c126fb1-a62a-42b0-b8f0-e05fd41508c2&crumbTitle=Scholars+Day+Grants+Available Grants are available for students who anticipate expenses in preparing presentations for 2015 Scholars Day. Students may apply for up to $200 per project to fund equipment, materials, fieldwork or other necessary expenses. Visit http://bvu.edu/scholars-day-grant/ for information and to download the application form. (Please complete the form with ADOBE ACROBAT PRO.) Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:14:21 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c126fb1-a62a-42b0-b8f0-e05fd41508c2&crumbTitle=Scholars+Day+Grants+Available Welcome BVU Knitting and Crochet Club http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5d210819-cfe3-406f-bfae-a0d8b4fd7b3e&crumbTitle=Welcome+BVU+Knitting+and+Crochet+Club Congratulations to BVU's newest student organization, BVU Knitting and Crochet Club. This organization will serve to join together all who knit and crochet on the BVU campus. Together we will learn new things, share patterns, and above all – have fun. For more information or to find out meeting times please contact Meghan Harmening. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:19:23 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5d210819-cfe3-406f-bfae-a0d8b4fd7b3e&crumbTitle=Welcome+BVU+Knitting+and+Crochet+Club Blood Drive Sign-up http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8e7360d9-a9c5-434c-9105-6905975aee23&crumbTitle=Blood+Drive+Sign-up LifeServe Blood Bank will be having a Blood Drive Sign-up TODAY from 11 a.m.-1 pm. next to the servery. "Take it Further" -give blood, save a life"! Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:55:21 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8e7360d9-a9c5-434c-9105-6905975aee23&crumbTitle=Blood+Drive+Sign-up Faculty/ Staff Direct Deposit Dates http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f44be2b7-061b-4349-9543-28a3c8fe63ee&crumbTitle=Faculty%2F+Staff+Direct+Deposit+Dates Direct deposit date for payroll is the second to last business day of the month. November’s direct deposit payroll date is Tuesday, November 25th. December’s direct deposit payroll date is Tuesday, December 30th. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:38:03 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f44be2b7-061b-4349-9543-28a3c8fe63ee&crumbTitle=Faculty%2F+Staff+Direct+Deposit+Dates Music Preference Survey http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#03b79073-e6f3-49d2-95a9-40c428c17f87&crumbTitle=Music+Preference+Survey Ever wonder how your music preferences relate to your personality? PSYC 303 student researchers at BVU-Ottumwa would like to know! Please help us answer this question by responding to a very brief survey. Your opinion and input may help add to the variety of music events that are offered to college students. In addition, they may help businesses identify students’ desired music tastes. Your participation is strictly voluntary, and all responses will be completely anonymous. To get to the survey, just click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R93R55Z. Thank you for participating. If you would like further information, please contact Dr. Doug Frazer, BVU adjunct instructor of psychology, at frazer@bvu.edu (515) 868-6459. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:55:30 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#03b79073-e6f3-49d2-95a9-40c428c17f87&crumbTitle=Music+Preference+Survey Satisfaction with Online Classes http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ff242065-5a16-48d7-baf2-b880ab8e30bf&crumbTitle=Satisfaction+with+Online+Classes How satisfied are you with your BVU online classes? If you are now taking one, or have taken one previously, PSYC 303 student researchers at BVU-Marshalltown would like to know! Please help us answer this question by responding to a very brief survey. We hope the results will lead to increased student satisfaction with BVU online classes. Your participation is strictly voluntary, and all responses will be completely anonymous. To get to the survey, just click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F6SGN5P. Thank you for participating. If you would like further information, please contact Dr. Doug Frazer, BVU adjunct instructor of psychology, at frazer@bvu.edu (515) 868-6459. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:54:20 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ff242065-5a16-48d7-baf2-b880ab8e30bf&crumbTitle=Satisfaction+with+Online+Classes Group Fitness Classes http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#89578c25-1ec4-40cb-9e94-509009a9baa1&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes Come join us group fitness classes FREE to students, faculty, and staff. All classes will begin in The Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. MONDAY: Bootcamp 6:15- 7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., THURSDAY: Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. FRIDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m. Questions or concerns contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:35:05 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#89578c25-1ec4-40cb-9e94-509009a9baa1&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes Congratulations to Theatre "Picnic Basket" Raffle Winners http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0adf1c30-7303-4897-9a00-b24431f35ed3&crumbTitle=Congratulations+to+Theatre+%22Picnic+Basket%22+Raffle+Winners The University Theatre is pleased to announce the winners of the "Anytime Anywhere Picnic Basket" raffle: Jessica Henrichs, Ken Converse, Sue Mackey, and Dale Scully. Congratulations to you all, and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to support theatre enrichment activities for BVU students! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:00:46 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0adf1c30-7303-4897-9a00-b24431f35ed3&crumbTitle=Congratulations+to+Theatre+%22Picnic+Basket%22+Raffle+Winners CHECK YOUR RIDE-Thanksgiving Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#846925ad-2894-472c-b55b-c83143cc6f1c&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-Thanksgiving+Break As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Thanksgiving Break. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 26 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:49:54 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#846925ad-2894-472c-b55b-c83143cc6f1c&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-Thanksgiving+Break Employee Home Page http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d78adf28-9837-47de-bb7c-bf9b23e9939f&crumbTitle=Employee+Home+Page <p>An ongoing issue has occurred this fall with the viewing of the Employee Home Page. This issue has been corrected by using the following link: https://hr.bvu.edu/wfc/applications/wtk/html/ess/logon.jsp. Remember to update any shortcuts you have for this site. We apologize for any inconveniences this has caused. Please contact Human Resources if you have any issues. Thanks!</p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:15:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d78adf28-9837-47de-bb7c-bf9b23e9939f&crumbTitle=Employee+Home+Page Veteran’s Day Holiday Benefit http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d094f247-7aac-43c9-a1d9-87c08c0fd0cf&crumbTitle=Veteran%E2%80%99s+Day+Holiday+Benefit Buena Vista University grants Veterans a holiday on Veteran’s Day consistent with Iowa Law. The Veteran’s Day off for Veterans applies to those employee Veterans who would normally be required to work on Veteran’s Day. The Veteran’s Day off is an unpaid day of absence. Veterans who wish to take Veteran’s Day off must provide at least 1 month prior written notice of the intent to take the day off for Veteran’s Day. Those requesting this day off must also provide a federal certificate of release or discharge from active duty to confirm the employee’s eligibility for this unpaid day off. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:17:01 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d094f247-7aac-43c9-a1d9-87c08c0fd0cf&crumbTitle=Veteran%E2%80%99s+Day+Holiday+Benefit Climb Iowa/Sky Zone Trip!! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a6f34865-43ae-4055-b894-8c890baf8284&crumbTitle=Climb+Iowa%2FSky+Zone+Trip%21%21 Calling all thrill-seekers! ALPS presents a one-day high-energy trip for those of you who like to get out and get moving! On Saturday, November 22, ALPS and Weekend Programming are co-sponsoring a trip to Climb Iowa and Sky Zone in Grimes, IA. The cost is only $15 per person and includes Climb Iowa where you will attempt to scale mountains! (...just kidding, indoor rock walls!) and Sky Zone where you get to jump on giant trampolines! Breakfast, snack lunch, and dinner will be provided. Reserve your spot by paying the Business Office. Only 12 spots are available so don't wait! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:14:51 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a6f34865-43ae-4055-b894-8c890baf8284&crumbTitle=Climb+Iowa%2FSky+Zone+Trip%21%21