BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University COME SUPPORT BEAVER VOLLEYBALL AGAINST THE STORM http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#af612bd9-f63b-4d48-b155-94d12df33000&crumbTitle=COME+SUPPORT+BEAVER+VOLLEYBALL+AGAINST+THE+STORM All Beaver fans who attend the match against the Storm are encouraged to wear a BVU shirt of any kind and have his/her name entered into a drawing. Following the match, the drawing will take place for a Beaver sweatshirt, blanket and gift certificate. All winners MUST be present to win. So be sure to come dressed in Beaver attire for your chance to win. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:46:50 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#af612bd9-f63b-4d48-b155-94d12df33000&crumbTitle=COME+SUPPORT+BEAVER+VOLLEYBALL+AGAINST+THE+STORM Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#391cdb82-0da5-4cc1-a85e-0b5a51d0441a&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, September 29th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:04:28 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#391cdb82-0da5-4cc1-a85e-0b5a51d0441a&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Group FItness Classes http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#82211392-9b86-4890-96e7-91b612454690&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. Questions or concerns contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu. Monday’s schedule: 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’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15- 6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. For class this week, let’s wear our Beaver colors in celebration of homecoming week! Anyone who fails to wear the BVU colors owes me push-ups at class!! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:21:53 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#82211392-9b86-4890-96e7-91b612454690&crumbTitle=Group+FItness+Classes Healthiest State Initiative Walk http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#322300bd-f1dc-46f4-95e3-3316637b6fb9&crumbTitle=Healthiest+State+Initiative+Walk Iowa is currently the 10th healthiest state in the nation, 9 places up from where we were before the walk began a few years ago. This is a great improvement, but we still aren’t the top state! In order to be it, take 7 minutes of your time on Wednesday, October 8 between 10:30am-1pm and come walk a 1K (which is just a little over 2 laps) on the BVU track! You can sign up at HiPSO’s booth by the Serve next week, at the walk itself, or at this link: http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/healthiest-state-walk/walk? walkid=CKJPP7E . This is a come & go event and participants of all ages are welcome! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:14:51 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#322300bd-f1dc-46f4-95e3-3316637b6fb9&crumbTitle=Healthiest+State+Initiative+Walk Daren Kamali, South Pacific Performance Poetry http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c4fd3be-e4cc-4694-94ab-7cc8a5b49983&crumbTitle=Daren+Kamali%2C+South+Pacific+Performance+Poetry Direct from the University of Iowa International Writers' Program, Fijian-New Zealand poet, musician and teacher Daren Kamali will present a unique blend of Pacific performance poetry, rap and chant, and discuss his creative process and heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific. ACES scholarly credit. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:27:36 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c4fd3be-e4cc-4694-94ab-7cc8a5b49983&crumbTitle=Daren+Kamali%2C+South+Pacific+Performance+Poetry BVU Cheerleading Youth Clinic http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#efa033e9-f8b6-4176-a66d-d959a7ff2ca7&crumbTitle=BVU+Cheerleading+Youth+Clinic The BVU cheerleaders will be holding a youth cheerleading clinic on Saturday, October 18th. The clinic is open to students grades K-5. The clinic starts at 10am in the Buena Vista University Fieldhouse. Clinic participants will spend the morning with the cheerleaders learning cheers and will then perform during the 1st quarter of the football game. If your child is interested in attending the clinic, please e-mail Whitney Dickinson at dickinson3@bvu.edu for a registration form. Registrations are due on Wednesday, October 8th. Thank you! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:04:47 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#efa033e9-f8b6-4176-a66d-d959a7ff2ca7&crumbTitle=BVU+Cheerleading+Youth+Clinic Coordinator-Lakes & Prairies http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d8437952-1e19-4db9-8b31-ebcc244ca2d6&crumbTitle=Coordinator-Lakes+%26+Prairies Buena Vista University has an opening for a Coordinator in the Lakes & Prairies Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) Office in Estherville and Spirit Lake. This position will perform general office functions and assist regional staff as needed. This person is responsible for maintaining student records, payment processing and assisting adjunct faculty with material preparation. Must possess a service-orientated attitude and be proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel with high attention to detail and available to work up to two nights a week. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and multitasking skills are required. An Associate’s Degree 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 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:22:56 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d8437952-1e19-4db9-8b31-ebcc244ca2d6&crumbTitle=Coordinator-Lakes+%26+Prairies Coordinator-Lakes & Prairies http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5fe82baf-370f-466e-b24f-5363df491a9b&crumbTitle=Coordinator-Lakes+%26+Prairies Buena Vista University has an opening for a Coordinator in the Lakes & Prairies Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) Office in Estherville and Spirit Lake. This position will perform general office functions and assist regional staff as needed. This person is responsible for maintaining student records, payment processing and assisting adjunct faculty with material preparation. Must possess a service-orientated attitude and be proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel with high attention to detail and available to work up to two nights a week. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and multitasking skills are required. An Associate’s Degree 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 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:22:55 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5fe82baf-370f-466e-b24f-5363df491a9b&crumbTitle=Coordinator-Lakes+%26+Prairies Electrician http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#00632d77-7bc1-462f-80ba-ec89d9889c65&crumbTitle=Electrician Buena Vista University is seeking an Electrician. This individual will perform a wide variety of functions such as installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment for the generation and distribution of electrical energy across campus. Responsibilities include working from schematics, drawings, layouts, or other specifications to locate and diagnose trouble in the electrical system; utilization of tools, testing and diagnostic equipment, and simple machine tools; and maintenance of tools and machinery. This position requires a professional level of knowledge in the electrical field or equivalent to completing a four year college program or technical school. Other requirements include a valid Driver’s License, a state electrical License, and five years of experience in the field electrical. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please: • Complete 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 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:25:54 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#00632d77-7bc1-462f-80ba-ec89d9889c65&crumbTitle=Electrician Phonathon is Hiring Student Supervisors http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#29bfbdac-3b74-4393-b0c6-95d778e5c130&crumbTitle=Phonathon+is+Hiring+Student+Supervisors BVU’s Phonathon is looking for student supervisors to lead and manage its spring 2015 campaign. Hiring is starting now so that supervisors are selected in time for training in November. This is a great opportunity for students to gain paid supervisory experience and help make leadership decisions. Requirements include: experience as a Phonathon caller or a similar phone/customer service position; strong communication skills; ability to positively motivate callers and be a team player; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word. For more information and an application, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu). Application deadline is October 15. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:32:44 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#29bfbdac-3b74-4393-b0c6-95d778e5c130&crumbTitle=Phonathon+is+Hiring+Student+Supervisors Rural Health Fellowship Applications Available http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0de9ced2-9197-4218-b414-b419cd9479e7&crumbTitle=Rural+Health+Fellowship+Applications+Available Buena Vista University is pleased to announce it will offer a January 2015 fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as health professionals in rural settings. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in the areas of dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy. The Rural Health Fellowship comes with an internship with local health practitioners and a $1,000 stipend for the student to help defray the costs of taking entrance exams and applying to professional school. The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings. Students who are interested in applying should contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu to obtain the application and recommendation forms. Applications and recommendations are due by 5 pm on Thursday 16 October 2014. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:36:21 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0de9ced2-9197-4218-b414-b419cd9479e7&crumbTitle=Rural+Health+Fellowship+Applications+Available URMED Fellowship Applications Available http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fa053789-4619-4a76-bc9f-6b97b24fb658&crumbTitle=URMED+Fellowship+Applications+Available Buena Vista University and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) are pleased to announce they will offer a January 2015 Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as medical doctors in rural settings. The URMED fellowship comes with a January term internship at BVRMC and in other rural hospital settings. The fellowship also comes with a $3,000 stipend to help defray the costs associated with taking the MCAT and applying to medical school. The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings. Students who are interested in applying should contact Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu to obtain the application and recommendation forms. Applications and recommendations are due by 5 pm on Thursday 16 October 2014. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:34:30 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fa053789-4619-4a76-bc9f-6b97b24fb658&crumbTitle=URMED+Fellowship+Applications+Available Homecoming Tailgate Picnic http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#223e340a-69e4-4aa8-a2c3-b1a5abac3e65&crumbTitle=Homecoming+Tailgate+Picnic Attention Faculty/ Staff: You are invited to Human Resources’ Homecoming Tailgate Picnic! It is Thursday, October 2nd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm outside on the Forum lawn (near the east end of the Schaller Chapel). Walking tacos, pumpkin bars, brownies, and refreshments will be served. We want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to BVU. Contact the Human Resources Office if you have any questions. We hope to see you there. Thanks! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:21:45 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#223e340a-69e4-4aa8-a2c3-b1a5abac3e65&crumbTitle=Homecoming+Tailgate+Picnic VIKING QUEST! It's not too late! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fe68eec9-4625-44d3-81fa-7967087d7637&crumbTitle=VIKING+QUEST%21+It%27s+not+too+late%21 Are your friends all talking about their cool upcoming trips, and you feel left out? It's not too late! The Summer 2015 Viking Quest trip still has room and we want YOU! Join us for an amazing adventure that includes one week living in Norway, and one week living in Iceland. We'll learn about Viking culture, stay in big cities and tiny towns of 400 people, take train rides through valleys and boat trips through the fjords, and even see a live volcano!! This is the trip of a lifetime, and everyone is welcome, including Freshmen, new transfers, and graduating seniors! If you think you can't afford the trip, come talk to us about financing options! For more info, email either Prof. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu) or Prof. Tim McDaniel (mcdaniel@bvu.edu), or come to any of the info sessions. Info sessions are: 10/1 from 9:00-9:30 am in Forum 1, 10/2 from 11:00-11:30 am in Forum 3, 10/2 from 7:30-8:00 pm in Forum 3, or 10/6 from 4:00-4:30 pm in Forum 3. VIKING QUEST!!!!!!! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:05:14 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fe68eec9-4625-44d3-81fa-7967087d7637&crumbTitle=VIKING+QUEST%21+It%27s+not+too+late%21 BVU Alumni - Careers in Business Panel on Friday http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d201773-9e38-4eef-af70-255ac0f37886&crumbTitle=BVU+Alumni+-+Careers+in+Business+Panel+on+Friday Students are invited to attend a "Careers in Business Discussion" with BVU alumni on Friday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. in Siebens Forum, Room 4. Dr. Scott Anderson will moderate the session. Six members of the BVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors will serve as the panelists. Join the discussion - a great opportunity to learn from and network with successful alumni professionals! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:24:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d201773-9e38-4eef-af70-255ac0f37886&crumbTitle=BVU+Alumni+-+Careers+in+Business+Panel+on+Friday BVU Alumni Panel on Friday http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a24e0a1e-cf53-4906-b4b1-eb2caa468cbd&crumbTitle=BVU+Alumni+Panel+on+Friday Students are invited to attend a "Discussion with BVU Alumni" on Friday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. in Dixon-Eilers, Room 211. Dr. Beth Lamoureux will moderate the session. Six members of the BVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors will serve as the panelists. Join the discussion - a great opportunity to learn about interviewing, planning internships, career paths and more from successful alumni professionals! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:23:07 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a24e0a1e-cf53-4906-b4b1-eb2caa468cbd&crumbTitle=BVU+Alumni+Panel+on+Friday Flu Shot Sign Up!!!! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#92dec9ad-bae1-47cf-a9e8-9a461a957273&crumbTitle=Flu+Shot+Sign+Up%21%21%21%21 REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE FLU SHOT! Health Services & Wellness will be providing free flu shots to students, faculty and staff. (Cost to dependents (18 years or older) is $20). To register go to www.bvu.edu/flu ADMINISTRATION DATES AND TIMES Once you have completed the on-line registration, please come to one of the three vaccine administration dates listed during the posted hours. LOCATION Vaccine administration will be in Forum Rm 5 , located in the Harold Walter’s Sieben’s Forum MONDAY October 6, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. TUESDAY October 7, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY October 8, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or spreading influenza to others should receive the (inactivated) seasonal flu vaccine! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:17:26 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#92dec9ad-bae1-47cf-a9e8-9a461a957273&crumbTitle=Flu+Shot+Sign+Up%21%21%21%21 Group Fitness Classes http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c918a221-fadd-4f69-918e-014f317841bb&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. Questions or concerns contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu. Monday’s schedule: 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’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15- 6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. For class next week, let’s wear our Beaver colors in celebration of homecoming week! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:09:50 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c918a221-fadd-4f69-918e-014f317841bb&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes RISE & SHINE AT THE BUNTROCK TENNIS COURTS! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80bef3b9-b23b-499f-84dd-b3fc9da40b54&crumbTitle=RISE+%26+SHINE+AT+THE+BUNTROCK+TENNIS+COURTS%21 RISE & SHINE AT THE BUNTROCK TENNIS COURTS! This Saturday, Sept. 27th as the BVU women's tennis team hosts the Univ. of Dubuque and Grand View College, Beaver fans are invited to stop into the fieldhouse lobby and have donuts and orange juice and get a FREE BVU athletics water bottle before going out to cheer on the Beaver tennis team! We will be serving from 8:30-10 a.m. so stop over early! GO BEAVERS! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:36:47 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80bef3b9-b23b-499f-84dd-b3fc9da40b54&crumbTitle=RISE+%26+SHINE+AT+THE+BUNTROCK+TENNIS+COURTS%21 Lunch, With A Side of Argument (Fall 2014) http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9345e3b5-00d2-492f-b4d4-46f76464ecd6&crumbTitle=Lunch%2C+With+A+Side+of+Argument+%28Fall+2014%29 Every Thursday this semester, the Philosophy and Religion faculty, majors, minors, and assorted other interested folk are meeting for lunch at noon in the Cent Room in order to chew the fat a bit (in multiple senses). If you like your meals to be satisfying both to the mind and the body, please feel free to join us! All are welcome! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:56:14 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9345e3b5-00d2-492f-b4d4-46f76464ecd6&crumbTitle=Lunch%2C+With+A+Side+of+Argument+%28Fall+2014%29 Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#849e1428-0ca8-4f35-a08d-edb9e734a4b0&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Lisa Meusburger's last day at BVU was September 18th. We wish Lisa well in her future endeavors! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:29:28 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#849e1428-0ca8-4f35-a08d-edb9e734a4b0&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fef8b693-cf7a-4d9e-ad75-78352f40bf1e&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Lori Berglund will be the Assistant Director of Career and Personal Development starting October 1, 2014. Lori previously served as the Assistant Registrar. Join us in congratulating Lori on her new position. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:27:16 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fef8b693-cf7a-4d9e-ad75-78352f40bf1e&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8526da7f-a5aa-45ef-92c5-063e3a138a16&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Kaylyn Pick is now the Site Manager in LeMars. Kaylyn previously served as the Academic Program Development Manager- Online. Join us in congratulating Kaylyn on her new position. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:23:48 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8526da7f-a5aa-45ef-92c5-063e3a138a16&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Student Diversity Leadership Conference http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d9059c69-c997-494a-a0e5-abb37bd36fed&crumbTitle=Student+Diversity+Leadership+Conference The Office of Multicultural Engagement is sponsoring a trip to Chicago, IL for the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference at North Park University, on November 1. We will be leaving campus on Friday, Oct 31 and returning on Sunday, Nov 2. A sign up sheet is posted outside the Office of Multicultural Engagement in the Geisinger Student Leadership Center. Space is limited, please sign up now! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:13:24 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d9059c69-c997-494a-a0e5-abb37bd36fed&crumbTitle=Student+Diversity+Leadership+Conference University Holidays 2015 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f8310d9d-80bf-4cb1-bf85-6dd910aa9f84&crumbTitle=University+Holidays+2015 The 2015 University Holidays are: New Year’s Day- Thursday, January 1, 2015; Additional Day- Friday, January 2, 2015; Martin Luther King- Monday, January 19, 2015; Good Friday- Friday, April 3, 2015; Memorial Day- Monday, May 25, 2015; Independence Day- Friday, July 3, 2015; Labor Day- Monday, September 7, 2015; Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28, 2015; Christmas- Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; Monday, December 28; Tuesday, December 29; Wednesday, December 30; & Thursday, December 31, 2015. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:57:07 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f8310d9d-80bf-4cb1-bf85-6dd910aa9f84&crumbTitle=University+Holidays+2015 University Holidays 2014 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f979a7ba-2ddf-434b-9cce-90ec17341118&crumbTitle=University+Holidays+2014 The remaining University holidays for 2014 are Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 27, 2014 & Friday, November 28, 2014; Christmas- Monday, December 22; Tuesday, December 23; Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25 & Friday, December 26, 2014. . Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:54:06 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f979a7ba-2ddf-434b-9cce-90ec17341118&crumbTitle=University+Holidays+2014 Student Senate meeting http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ec07fa54-f353-4f36-b8ed-c3836541953d&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+meeting Student Senate will be meeting in Forum Room 1 at 6:00 p.m. We would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to our open forum meetings each week. If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to receive updates, like us on Facebook 'BVU Student Senate' (www.facebook.com/BVUStudentSenate) or follow us on Twitter '@BVUSenate' (www.twitter.com/BVUSenate). Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:08:05 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ec07fa54-f353-4f36-b8ed-c3836541953d&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+meeting Faculty and Staff Mentors Needed http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7a9a470-6935-485c-b5e4-582443d88dd0&crumbTitle=Faculty+and+Staff+Mentors+Needed The office of Student Activities and Leadership Development is excited to invite you to participate as a mentor in the second year of our comprehensive Leadership Certificate Program. The program is a campus and community-wide initiative incorporating curricular and co-curricular learning built on three pillars: stewardship, global perspectives, and integrity. As a mentor you will meet monthly with one student(s) in the program to discuss leadership development both curricular and co- curricular, assist with their leadership plan, and share experiences and opportunities to broaden the student’s understanding and application of leadership. If this is something you would be interested in doing please contact Becka Neary-DeLaPorte Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:46:15 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7a9a470-6935-485c-b5e4-582443d88dd0&crumbTitle=Faculty+and+Staff+Mentors+Needed Weight Watchers at Work Starts Today! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f7a34e00-0b7c-4a7a-b9fd-8ba1e4ad6712&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+Work+Starts+Today%21 A new session of Weight Watchers at Work begins today... Monday 22, 2014. Even if you haven't signed up you can come and check us out! Our leader will be here ready to start weighing at 11:45 a.m. The meeting starts at 12:15 p.m. and is held in ICNB in the for Harold Walter Sieben's forum. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:18:01 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f7a34e00-0b7c-4a7a-b9fd-8ba1e4ad6712&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+Work+Starts+Today%21 New Volunteer Hours Tracking System http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#28b10470-9171-43c7-8f54-7c128f6097e7&crumbTitle=New+Volunteer+Hours+Tracking+System The Student M.O.V.E. organization found a new and innovative network for students to find service opportunities, record, and track their impacts. Go to https://www.givepulse.com/ to sign-up and join the Buena Vista University group to find volunteer opportunities on and off campus. Contact Mai Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu or Jessica Henrichs at Henrichs@bvu.edu for more information. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:10:30 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#28b10470-9171-43c7-8f54-7c128f6097e7&crumbTitle=New+Volunteer+Hours+Tracking+System Subscribe to The Tack! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1b6c9435-dc87-4b82-95fa-2f408b038ada&crumbTitle=Subscribe+to+The+Tack%21 Be sure to subscribe to BVU's online award-winning digital newspaper, The Tack! Head to bvtack.com/subscribe/ to get the latest news on all things BVU. The Tack is glad to be back. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:11:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1b6c9435-dc87-4b82-95fa-2f408b038ada&crumbTitle=Subscribe+to+The+Tack%21 Social Work Juniors-Apply to Be Admitted to the Social Work Program http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#00c40d72-6d56-4f72-91b8-6bd1bcf26451&crumbTitle=Social+Work+Juniors-Apply+to+Be+Admitted+to+the+Social+Work+Program Social work students who are in their junior year need to apply to be admitted to the social work program in order to proceed in the program and graduate with a social work degree. This meeting will provide you with the application and questions will be answered. Questions? Check with Kathryn McKinley Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:12:03 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#00c40d72-6d56-4f72-91b8-6bd1bcf26451&crumbTitle=Social+Work+Juniors-Apply+to+Be+Admitted+to+the+Social+Work+Program PAT Puppy Chow Bake Sale http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9507179e-aa7e-456f-a7cb-9bafe4224d34&crumbTitle=PAT+Puppy+Chow+Bake+Sale Phi Alpha Theta History Club will be hosting a bake sale this week starting Monday, Sept. 22nd to Friday, Sept. 26th. We will be selling goodies outside the Centennial Room from 11 am to 1 pm for $1 each. We hope to see you there! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:51:04 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9507179e-aa7e-456f-a7cb-9bafe4224d34&crumbTitle=PAT+Puppy+Chow+Bake+Sale Hiring Student Supervisors for Phonathon http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#12e5cd67-0d7f-4fa8-b068-262196f7ee77&crumbTitle=Hiring+Student+Supervisors+for+Phonathon BVU’s Phonathon is looking for student supervisors to lead and manage its spring 2015 campaign. Hiring is starting now so that supervisors are selected in time for training in November. This is a great opportunity for students to gain paid supervisory experience and help make leadership decisions. Requirements include: experience as a Phonathon caller or a similar phone/customer service position; strong communication skills; ability to positively motivate callers and be a team player; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word. For more information and an application, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu). Application deadline is October 15. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:29:33 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#12e5cd67-0d7f-4fa8-b068-262196f7ee77&crumbTitle=Hiring+Student+Supervisors+for+Phonathon Travel, Research and Internship Awards http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0f39c5b4-084d-4f65-9849-0c924c88b3b0&crumbTitle=Travel%2C+Research+and+Internship+Awards Are you looking for travel funds or scholarship funds for research or internships? You may qualify for one of the many internal or external awards offered here at BVU. A few of the Awards offered are Harry Blackmun Scholarship, Tina Donath Scholarship in Print Journalism, Wendy C Waugaman Women & Leadership Award, or William Cumberland Research Award. Go to the BVU website: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot . Good Luck! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:10:32 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0f39c5b4-084d-4f65-9849-0c924c88b3b0&crumbTitle=Travel%2C+Research+and+Internship+Awards Massage Chair Open House a HUGE Success! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#64c7026c-74dd-4458-897c-b116ff0dde71&crumbTitle=Massage+Chair+Open+House+a+HUGE+Success%21 Thank you to all who came and participated with the Massage Chair open house on Thursday September 18, 2014. Visitors were able to view the newly renovated “massage room”. Cupcakes and infused water and a chance to enter for drawings were all part of the day’s events. Winners of the door prizes were: Jana Timmerman- Sleep Aroma kit, Andrea Pentico- Energy Aroma kit, and Dong Wang- Stress Relief Aroma kit. The chair massage service is available weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the office of Health Services. There is no fee for this service. Those wishing to use the chair can e-mail, call, or schedule appointments in the Health Services office. The chair is for students, faculty & staff usage, but precedence will be given to students. Let us help minimize your stress and anxiety today! Questions, feel free to contact our office or talk to a Team Wellness executive board member: Egypt Clayton, Pres., Blake Laursen, VP Finance; Janice Timmerman, VP Communications, Katie Turnquist, VP Advertisement. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:07:27 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#64c7026c-74dd-4458-897c-b116ff0dde71&crumbTitle=Massage+Chair+Open+House+a+HUGE+Success%21 Texting & Drunk Driving Simulator http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4331474d-e7d9-4ca6-98ad-d2ff83e930fb&crumbTitle=Texting+%26+Drunk+Driving+Simulator Texting & Drunk Driving Simulator on campus today Monday September 22, 2014. Join Team Wellness by participating in the UNITE Arrive Alive® program 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. outside the West entrance of the Sieben’s Forum. Enjoy this high-tech simulator within a Jeep Patriot as it allows you to experience the potential consequences of drunken and distracted driving in a controlled environment. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:40:58 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4331474d-e7d9-4ca6-98ad-d2ff83e930fb&crumbTitle=Texting+%26+Drunk+Driving+Simulator Soles 4 Souls http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#683db44e-9455-43a9-936c-1ae58a0939b4&crumbTitle=Soles+4+Souls Do you have shoes that you no longer use? This year, the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) will be collecting shoes, which will then be repurposed and given to those in need. All you have to do is drop them off in one of the "Soles 4 Souls" boxes around campus and we'll take care of the rest! Shoes of all types and conditions are accepted! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:07:49 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#683db44e-9455-43a9-936c-1ae58a0939b4&crumbTitle=Soles+4+Souls 2nd Annual LifeServe Blood Battle! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a7d2ae27-644c-4ce8-9b20-b4db56e01ff0&crumbTitle=2nd+Annual+LifeServe+Blood+Battle%21 LifeServe 2nd Annual Blood Battle! Donate Blood… the gift of LIFE! BVU Health Services & Wellness is sponsoring the first campus blood drive of the academic year. LifeServe Blood Center will be on campus Monday September 23, 2014 & Tuesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 am - 3:30 pm each day in Forum room 6. It is also the 2nd Annual IIAC Blood Battle between Buena Vista University, Central College and Simpson College. BVU won the battle last year and is the current holder of the “Traveling Trophy”! Please help us DEFEND our title! Go, DONATE, Win! Walk-in’s Welcome! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:44 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a7d2ae27-644c-4ce8-9b20-b4db56e01ff0&crumbTitle=2nd+Annual+LifeServe+Blood+Battle%21 BVU Women's Basketball Shirt Sales! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d1a38de9-1710-4696-9dfe-60433f9be49e&crumbTitle=BVU+Women%27s++Basketball+Shirt+Sales%21 The women's basketball team is selling shirts for the upcoming basketball season. Please contact Dana at lehnerd@bvu.edu, or a women's basketball player to get your order placed today!!! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:59:43 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d1a38de9-1710-4696-9dfe-60433f9be49e&crumbTitle=BVU+Women%27s++Basketball+Shirt+Sales%21 Join us for the Community Campaign Kickoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#33344c2f-e843-471d-b591-66b6baab82e3&crumbTitle=Join+us+for+the+Community+Campaign+Kickoff Please join us for the 2014-15 Community Campaign Kickoff (in conjunction with Storm Lake United’s Business After Hours) on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 pm in Dows Conference Center. Michael Rust of Rust’s Western Shed and Josh Newhouse of Thrivent Financial are this year’s co-chairs. The kickoff is a great opportunity to meet and thank our business and community leaders for their support of BVU. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:50:23 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#33344c2f-e843-471d-b591-66b6baab82e3&crumbTitle=Join+us+for+the+Community+Campaign+Kickoff Group Fitness Classes http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#dbf32396-ab50-49d8-95ee-f5cf671ced4f&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes Just a reminder to come to the FREE group fitness classes! All classes will begin in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. Monday’s schedule: 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’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Don't be afraid to try something new. All classes are run so you can choose your own pace or own level of exercise. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:06:50 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#dbf32396-ab50-49d8-95ee-f5cf671ced4f&crumbTitle=Group+Fitness+Classes Thank You http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#60ab6c6e-95e0-4c89-9b24-bfd9670574fa&crumbTitle=Thank+You Thank you for all of the well wishes as I leave the BVU family to work at the Storm Lake Elementary school. How lucky I have been to have had the opportunity to meet so many awesome people I will miss, but never forget! Thanks again, Lisa Meusburger Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11:06 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#60ab6c6e-95e0-4c89-9b24-bfd9670574fa&crumbTitle=Thank+You Sundae Monday http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8fd30724-8423-46f1-a05f-0246842904f9&crumbTitle=Sundae+Monday <p>Come to Briscoe 1 for some Monday night tastiness! Sundae creation and consumption will be from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. Take a short break from the stress of homework and enjoy sundaes and company hosted by the Suites RA Staff. Hope to see you there!</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:02:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8fd30724-8423-46f1-a05f-0246842904f9&crumbTitle=Sundae+Monday Nutrition Booth Winners http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6e63e987-8f2a-4833-b11d-34ad2badda2b&crumbTitle=Nutrition+Booth+Winners We are pleased to announce the winners who signed up for prizes at the Nutrition Booth sponsored by Health Services & Wellness. Meghan Harmening won the Healthy Cooking Light Cookbook and Greg Sibenaller won the Basket of Healthy More Fruits & Veggies. Congratulations to both of you! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. Eat well & be well! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:20:52 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6e63e987-8f2a-4833-b11d-34ad2badda2b&crumbTitle=Nutrition+Booth+Winners TIAA Cref Counseling Sessions http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bcf8bdb7-0dc9-4418-afd8-a3f0102ce0b5&crumbTitle=TIAA+Cref+Counseling+Sessions Individual Counseling Sessions are available to you at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Michelle will be on campus Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be in Library Study Room #4. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bcf8bdb7-0dc9-4418-afd8-a3f0102ce0b5&crumbTitle=TIAA+Cref+Counseling+Sessions September Employee Milestones http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9267926c-6b9e-44bb-968e-0c4c43c18d10&crumbTitle=September+Employee+Milestones We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as September marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Alex Holter, Deborah Emery, Bridget Kurkowski, Matt Tudor, Diane Kenny, Scott Friedrich; 10 + Years: Cindy McDonough, Jim Pigott, Donna Baxter, Sue Boyd, Jim Hewett, Jennifer Felton; 15+ Years: Beth Lamoureux, Scott Anderson, Dixee Bartholomew-Feis, Bill Feis, Robbie Ludy, James McFadden, Peter Steinfeld; 20+ Years: James Hampton, Stan Ullerich, David Walker, Tim McDaniel, Janet Berry, Mary Gill, Bob Blodgett; 25+ Years: Keith Schmidt, Bruce Ellingson, Henry Hardt, Ben Donath, and Doc Whitlatch. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:40:24 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9267926c-6b9e-44bb-968e-0c4c43c18d10&crumbTitle=September+Employee+Milestones Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#914e6b41-33cb-4976-b17e-09fbe9f9cf06&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Angie Vaughan's last day at BVU was September 10th. We wish Angie well in her future endeavors! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:26:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#914e6b41-33cb-4976-b17e-09fbe9f9cf06&crumbTitle=Employee+Update It's Not to Late... Weight Watchers at Work Sign Up! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9344fe8d-8ec4-40f2-bc35-aad3fc7bfb71&crumbTitle=It%27s+Not+to+Late...+Weight+Watchers+at+Work+Sign+Up%21 It is Not to Late... Weight Watchers at Work Sign Up! Just ask one of the 20 participants who started the Weight Watchers (WW) at Work program last May 5, 2014 at BVU and they will tell you that as a combined group they have lost a whopping #257. If that isn’t enough motivation to join here is more information. This time around all BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, will receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee. BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL… if we get the 20 participants required for a 17-week series, everyone will get 2 free weeks so that would be 19 weeks and it is an additional $9 off the regular price plus free eTools! Regular rate is $186, but with 20 participants the BVU rate is now just $121! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. First meeting is Monday September 22, 2014. We already have 16 people committed to sign up… please don’t wait, e-mail laursent@bvu.edu if interested TODAY! NEED MORE INSPIRATION? Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you! Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:22:36 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9344fe8d-8ec4-40f2-bc35-aad3fc7bfb71&crumbTitle=It%27s+Not+to+Late...+Weight+Watchers+at+Work+Sign+Up%21 Congratulations! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#86ae04cc-c25b-4f76-b09d-4e91d1701ab5&crumbTitle=Congratulations%21 The Admissions Office would like to thank the BVU Community for all of their help throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Most notably, the faculty members and coaches who had the highest conversion rates of visitors that chose to enroll at BVU this fall. Please help us congratulate Professor Calle Friesen and Dr. Andrea Frantz who each had a conversion rate of 63 % and Dr. Bethany Larson obtained a 56% conversion rate. As for coaches, please applaud Janet Berry and Rick Halverson for their 44% conversion and Lori Slight for following close behind with 39%. Thank you for all that you do-we couldn't do it without you! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:29:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#86ae04cc-c25b-4f76-b09d-4e91d1701ab5&crumbTitle=Congratulations%21