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Early Alerts Updates

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

Early Alerts will not be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 30 through Tuesday, Nov. 4. The service will be down in order to do data migration and test a new interface. If you have any concerns about specific students, please contact Peter Steinfeld or Mark Shea during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, October 24th

General Announcements

Posted October 23, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, 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.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 23, 2014

Andrea Hughes' last day at BVU was October 21st. We wish Andrea well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted October 23, 2014

Monday, October 27th 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.
- Emily Sauter


Scholarly ACES: A Conversation with Entrepreneur

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Everybody is invited to Chad Buckendahl’s presentation at Forum Hansen 8 at 7pm on next Thursday, October 30. Chad Buckendahl is one of the first ever Internet marketers to build an e-commerce business over $1 million. Since then, he has built over 7 multi-million dollar online businesses. His career has allowed him to actively lead online initiatives spanning from California to the United Kingdom, Germany and now back to Denver, Colorado. For the last 20 years, Mr. Buckendahl has been at the forefront of reaching consumers through the Internet. Chad’s unique story is much broader than a successful Buena Vista University graduate. At a young age, Chad suffered four debilitating strokes while in a wrestling match and has defied the odds at every turn. His story is one that is not just appropriate for business-minded students but one that will resonate with anyone that has ever been told that they can’t do something in life.
- Dr.Kihwan Kim


Beaver of the Month Nominations

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Do you know someone who is ethical? Student Senate is taking nominations for Beaver of the Month. Faculty, staff, and students can nominate any student on campus they believe to be ethical at this link http://goo.gl/forms/FZA3W9Rm9F. Make sure to get your nominations in today for the month of October!
- Meghan Harmening


The Washington Center Internships & Academic Seminars

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Jacob I. Wilson, Program Advisor with The Washington Center will be in Dows between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, October 23 to share information and answer questions about internship programs and academic seminar opportunities in Washington, D.C.
- Lori Berglund


Student M.O.V.E.

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Join Student MOVE on Tuesday, October 28th, for an open meeting that will incorporate direct service, reflection, and education on social issues and volunteer opportunities. Meet us in Forum 9 from 4:30-5:00pm to join the movement!
- Zach Ahrens


Student M.O.V.E.

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Join Student MOVE on Tuesday, October 28th, for an open meeting that will incorporate direct service, reflection, and education on social issues and volunteer opportunities. Meet us in Forum 9 from 4:30-5:00pm to join the movement!
- Zach Ahrens


Accountant I

Human Resources

Posted October 22, 2014

Buena Vista University has an opening for an Accountant I in the Business Office. This position will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the accounting function by developing, coordinating, directing and administering accounting practices, policies and procedures. This position requires the ability to work in a confidential environment while ensuring accuracy of details, working in a team environment and knowledge of accounting principles. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required. 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
- Human Resources


Weight Watchers at Work Invites the BVU Community to an OPEN HOUSE!

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Weight Watchers at Work OPEN HOUSE Monday November 3, 2014 in Forum ICN B. This meeting is for students/faculty/staff from the BVU Community. Meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. with a special presentation at 12:30 p.m. by our leader Joanne for visitors… PLEASE CHECK IT OUT! It is important to remember that BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. Enrollment is ALWAYS open and the subsidy will be pro-rated based on session date. 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
- Health Services & Wellness


SAB 2015 Term Applications

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Are you dying to be a part of a great organization on campus with a variety of commitment levels and loads of fun?! We have just the group for you-- The Student Activities Board (SAB) is now accepting applications for the 2015 term. The applications for our various VP positions (design, communications, advertising, evaluations, finance, traditions, and homecoming) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qw9JLDCtFUTQmwzGFvstOra2o uvmFAWadvNY9zgV5lw/viewform, and the application for general membership can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DXauL7U2Lxk1vDyhouRKVlHldJ RqCD8Rwc8MGNy35aM/viewform. Note that if you do choose to apply for a VP position and do not get the position you will automatically be considered for general membership. Applications will close on November 6th. Be sure to hit up our SAB Social tomorrow night at 8:30 in the Skybox or reach out to us in person, on Facebook, or on Twitter to learn more before applying.
- Haley Stevens


2fix is looking to hire

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

2fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge, available 10-15 hours, and outstanding customer service ability. Join the 2fix team! To apply go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/information-services/2fix/ Select Become An STA link on the left side. We are looking forward to see your application!
- Janet Cedar


Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

This year Student M.O.V.E will be hosting the "Help Hands 10 Hour Challenge." This challenge is open to any faculty or staff member and student. Participants must complete 10 hours of service prior to Buenafication day and will be recognized at Opening Ceremonies the morning of. If you are interested please contact Sloane Morrow morrslo@bvu.edu to sign up and to receive more information on logging hours through Give Pulse at www.givepulse.com. Happy Serving! - Sloane Morrow
- Sloane Morrow


Candy Grams Fundraiser

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Students in Jamii Claiborne’s University Seminar class will be in the Forum Foyer evenings the rest of this week selling Halloween candy grams. You can buy candy grams for a faculty or staff member, friend, or even yourself. They will be sold for $2 and $3. Candy grams will be delivered to recipients on Halloween day. All proceeds from sales will go to a fund the class will use to participate in the Upper Des Moines Adopt a Family initiative this holiday season.
- Jamii Claiborne


Criminology and Criminal Justice Students - Spring Registration

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

This is a reminder for students planning to major or minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice that required courses must be taken in a specific sequence starting with CRIM 101 (Criminal Justice Systems) in the fall semester and CRIM 102 (Survey of Criminology) and CRIM 220 (Introduction to Law Enforcement) in the spring semester. If you are currently enrolled in CRIM 101 (or have transferred it in) and are planning to major or minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, you should register for BOTH CRIM 102 and CRIM 220 for the spring semester to stay on track! If you have questions, contact Dr. Neal McNabb (mcnabb@bvu.edu).
- Neal McNabb


Are you planning to complete an Internship during Interim?

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Join the Office of Career and Personal Development for interview prep seminars - Dress for Success (How to make your best first impression) on Thursday, October 23 from 4:30pm – 5:00pm and Interviews: No Questions Asked? (Be prepared to ask intelligent questions during the interview) on Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. RSVP in an email to careerservices@bvu.edu. Please include the date and time of the session you plan to attend in your RSVP email.
- Lori Berglund


Earn exttra money - apply for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

BVU's Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from Nov. 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. The next information meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Siebens Forum Room 9. If you can't attend, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for details. To apply, visit www.phonathon.com and use entry code BVU14F. You are encouraged to apply by Oct. 29.
- Barb Aiona


Set of car keys found

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

A set of car keys to a Nissan was turned in to the Science Center Office. Claim by coming to SC-100.
- Sue Vaudt


Pumpkin Carving

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Club will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest Thursday, October 23 from 3-5 pm at Central Campus (where Johnny Holm performs). There will be snacks, pumpkins, and carving tools provided. Come on down and try to win first prize. If you are sure you'd like to compete, dropping an e-mail (oac@bvu.edu) our way would be much appreciated so we can ensure we have enough pumpkins. Thanks! Also make sure to like Outdoor Adventure Club on facebook and twitter to keep up to date with all our events!
- Trevor Berneking


Volleyball Registration Still Open

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

Still looking to get some exercise! Sign your team up for IM Volleyball which starts on Tuesday, October 28. Go to IMLeagus.com to sign up your team. We have coed, men's and women's leagues available, come on out and show BVU your volleyball skills! Registration extended until Monday at noon!
- Trevor Berneking


SAVE & CAASA Bake Sale

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

SAVE will be hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Bake Sale on behalf of CAASA on Tuesday, October 28th from 12:30 to 3:00pm in the Dows Grand Ballroom. Please feel free to contact me at matnkae@bvu.edu if you have questions. Thank you so much for your caring and support.
- Kaelee Matney


Get your lawn raked!

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

BVMA is holding a free-will-donation fundraiser for their club on Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 1-3. Members of the organization will be raking the yards of homes in Storm Lake. You provide the bags - we bring the rakes! Get your spot reserved as soon as possible! Contact Manda Clark to reserve your spot: clarman2@bvu.edu
- Manda Clark


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

The office of Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and the BVU Football team will once again sponsor Trick-or-Treat Night for children K-4. This year the event takes place on Tuesday, October 28, from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 trick or treaters to the Dows Conference Center in the Forum to register. The children will be met by members of the BVU Football team who will escort them through Pierce-White Halls for Halloween candy. For more information contact Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life, at the Buena Vista University Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director fo Residence LIfe


Call for Alumni Nominations

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

Share the names of outstanding BVU alumni who are deserving of one of annual awards presented by the National Alumni Association. See descriptions of the awards and an online nomination form at www.bvu.edu/nominate. Or, email Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu with information about your nominee(s). Nominations are requested by Dec. 31, 2014.


- Amy Jones


BV alums you know who are "making music"...

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

An upcoming issue of bvbriefs will feature "alumni making music" - those who are pursuing careers in the music industry and others who are playing in bands as a hobby or as a side gig. Do you know alumni who should be considered for this story? E-mail their names and information about their musical pursuits to Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu.
- Amy Jones


New Library Databases on Trial

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

BVU Library has two new databases on trial. Go to http://www.bvu.edu/library/databases/ for access to both. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (International Repertory of Music Literature) provides bibliographic citations to everything from Handel to hip hop. RILM covers 950 music journals comprehensively, over 11,000 non-music journals selectively and spans 1967 to the present. This trial expires on Oct. 31. IBIS World produces and publishes online business industry intelligence. Useful for management, finance, and economics classes, IBIS World can also be used by students outside of business to help understand the broader economy and the upcoming job market. This trial expires on Nov. 15. Contact the BVU Library at library@bvu.edu with your feedback about these databases.
- Jodie Morin


EDUC 394 Spring Semester Time Change

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

EDUC 394 Elementary Science Methods has been changed to T-Th at 8:00 AM in Smith Hall 305.
- Paul Theobald


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

Brenda Johnson's last day at BVU was October 17th. We wish Brenda well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

Kara Buckallew's last day at BVU was October 17th. We wish Kara well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


2015 Benefits Fair

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

The 2015 Benefits Fair will be held on Monday, October 27th from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm in Johnson & Cairnes & DCC. Presentations regarding benefit changes will be presented in DCC from 9:00 am , 10:30 am, & 12:00 pm by our benefits consultant, Gallagher Brendis. Please stop by Johnson & Cairnes and pick up your 2015 Benefits Packet anytime from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. Employees can also meet with the Human Resources Staff for any questions. Packets will be available to be picked up from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm up in the Human Resources Office. Packets will be mailed out on Tuesday, for those not able to attend, and there will be a video recording of one of the benefit session available for those individuals as well. Thank you.
- Human Resources


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

Gary Armstrong, General Counsel for BVU, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 to present the FERPA policy during the following times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each session will be located in Hansen 8. If a faculty or staff member would like a copy of the policy for themselves, we recommend they bring either their laptop or Ipad to view the policy on Roles, during the presentation, as HR will not be providing printed copies this year. One of the presentation will be recorded and then posted on Roles for all that are unable to attend, and those located at other locations. An announcement will be made in the BVU News when the video is posted on Roles. Please contact Human Resources with any questions. Thank you.
- Human Resources


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, October 24th

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, 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.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


SAB Social

General Announcements

Posted October 18, 2014

Do you just LOVE SAB events? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a part of the Student Activities Board? Need a great resume booster? SAB is the organization for you! Come to our SAB social on Thursday, October 23rd in the Pierce Skybox at 8:30 pm to learn more about the organization and to get some free snacks! Applications for the SAB team will also become available that same day, so our current SAB members can answer any questions you may have! GO SAB!
- Haley Stevens


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 17, 2014

Sarah "Beth" Henle's last day at BVU was October 15th. We wish Beth well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 17, 2014

Sandra Perez's last day at BVU was September 19th. We wish Sandra well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Phonathon is calling you

General Announcements

Posted October 17, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? BVU's Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from November 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. The next information meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Siebens Forum Room 9. If you can't attend, contact Barbara Aiona for details.
- Barb Aiona


2fix is looking to hire!

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

2fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge, available 10-15 hours, and outstanding customer service ability. Join the 2fix team! To apply go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/information-services/2fix/ Select Become An STA link on the left side. We are looking forward to see your application!
- Zachary Schmidt


Dr. David Klee writes new book about being bullied

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

Dr. David Klee, associate professor of music at BVU, has written a book about overcoming the effects of being bullied as a child. In his book Dr. Klee talks about his struggle as a child to find himself and move forward in life after suffering a very violent early childhood at the hands of the "hoods." Through his struggles Dr. Klee finds his purpose in life through music. The book "Finding the Boy Inside" can be purchased through Amazon.com or through Dr. Klee directly.
- Dr. Klee


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

The office of Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and the BVU Football team will once again sponsor Trick-or-Treat Night for children K-4. This year the event takes place on Tuesday, October 28, from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 trick or treaters to the Dows Conference Center in the Forum to register. The children will be met by members of the BVU Football team who will escort them through Pierce-White Halls for Halloween candy. For more information contact Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life, at the Buena Vista University Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director fo Residence LIfe


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted October 16, 2014

Monday, October 20th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 9/15/14 to 10/19/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you.
- Emily Sauter


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 16, 2014

Gary Armstrong, General Counsel for BVU, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 to present the FERPA policy during the following times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each session will be located in Hansen 8. If a faculty or staff member would like a copy of the policy for themselves, we recommend they bring either their laptop or Ipad to view the policy on Roles, during the presentation, as HR will not be providing printed copies this year. One of the presentation will be recorded and then posted on Roles for all that are unable to attend, and those located at other locations. An announcement will be made in the BVU News when the video is posted on Roles. Please contact Human Resources with any questions. Thank you.
- Human Resources


SAB Social

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

Do you just LOVE SAB events? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a part of the Student Activities Board? Need a great resume booster? SAB is the organization for you! Come to our SAB social on Thursday, October 23rd in the Pierce Skybox at 8:30 pm to learn more about the organization and to get some free snacks! Applications for the SAB team will also become available that same day, so our current SAB members can answer any questions you may have! GO SAB!
- Haley Stevens


Regional Flag Football

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

Interested in playing flag football against other schools? Here is your opportunity! On November 7-9 there is a Regional Flag Football Championship being held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. If you would like to be on the BVU Team please contact Luke Becker (beckerl@bvu.edu) or Trevor Berneking (bernekingt@bvu.edu). Registration has to be in by Friday, October 31.
- Trevor Berneking


Deadline Approaching - Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) Open Positions

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

Student leaders - AASB has two open positions (1 senior & 1 sophomore) and is now accepting applications. The goals of AASB include: enhancing awareness of BVU's history and traditions, encouraging lifelong connection with BVU and fostering pride within the BVU community. Among their many activities, AASB students host various spirit initiatives each year, including Buford photos at the Christmas Dinner and a Buenafication Day spirit contest. Application and/or further information should be requested from Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu or any of the current AASBers. See the student roster at: http://www.bvu.edu/alumni/alumni-association/aasb/members.dot. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 20. The AASB exec board will review all applications and select candidates for short interviews. Don't miss out - AASB provides many opportunities to network with alumni and friends of BVU!
- Amy Jones, AASB advisor


Pies For Sale

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

It's that time of year again! BVATS will be selling Baker's Square Pies until the end of October. Pies will be delivered just in time for Thanksgiving. Order yours today! Plenty of students will be out asking. If you need someone sent to get your order, don't hesitate to e-mail me.
- Echo King


PINK EVENT AT SOCCER!

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

PINK OUT EVENT! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH AT HOME SOCCER! Game times are at 4:30 (Women); 7:00 (Men) as BVU hosts Coe College. Beaver fans, buy a PINK SHIRT for only $10 to wear to the games! See the BVU W. Soccer Coaches (Sheena Van Roekel or Alison Myrtue) or any W. Soccer Player for a T-shirt order form. Deadline to order is Tuesday, Oct. 21st! ORDER YOUR SHIRT TODAY and help support breast cancer research! *Proceeds will go to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Thanks in advance for your support! Coach Van Roekel
- Jennifer Thompson


Gender-Neutral Restrooms Announced

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

In the next few weeks, four single-stalled restrooms will be relabeled gender-neutral in residence hall, academic and athletic facilities on the BVU campus. One will be located next to the Mailroom in the Forum, one in the Faculty and Staff entrance of the Fieldhouse, and two in the Pierce-White atrium. This change stems from listening to student needs expressed by Student Senate. A proposal was put forth and approved. In the future all new construction will include gender-neutral restroom considerations.
- The Office of Student Affairs


Associate Professor of Finance

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

Ride from Omaha to Storm Lake on October 21 If you happens to drive from Omaha to Storm Lake on October 21 (Tuesday), I look for a ride. Please e-mail to Lei Wen. I will pay for gas. Thank you. Lei Wen
- Lei Wen


Water shut-off in DE

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

The water will be shut off in Dixon Eilers on Tuesday, Oct 21 to replace the water meter. Work will begin at 8:00 AM. and should take approximately one hour to complete. All restrooms will be closed until the work is completed.
- Keith Schmidt


Seamless 2 Auditions

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

KBVU is hosting Seamless 2, a showcase of musical talent, on November 14 at 7pm in the Underground. Audition for the show WEDNESDAY October 15, 22, and 29th in the KBVU radio station located in Lage. Auditions will be held from 5-6pm. If you can't make those times, contact Cassie at forscas@bvu.edu. Door prizes will be given out to the talent and a prize will go to the crowd favorite!
- Chelsie Stephens


Student Callers Needed for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? BVU's Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from November 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. If you missed yesterday's information meeting, you are invited to the next one on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Siebens Forum Room 9. Or, contact Barbara Aiona for details.
- Barbara Aiona


Welcome Pre-Veterinary Society to Campus

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

Congratulations to BVUs newest student organizations, Pre- Veterinary Society. The purpose of the Pre-Veterinary Society is to help inform students about the animal science/veterinary medicine fields, the process of applying to veterinary school, GRE prep, veterinary careers, and career exploration opportunities. The BVPV Society will also facilitate student-animal and student-veterinarian interactions to better expand animal handling and care techniques as well as grant a better understanding of what the profession really consists of. Finally the BVPB Society will fundraise to help better the quality of life and care for pets in Storm Lake and surrounding areas by fundraising for clinics, shelters, and humane societies.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Library Hours during Fall Break

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

The BVU Library will be open on Saturday, October 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our normal hours will begin on Tuesday, October 21.
- Jodie Morin


Thank you

Good News

Posted October 14, 2014

My husband and I want to thank President Fred and Susan Moore and the BVU community for the beautiful flowers and congratulations we received after the birth of our daughter, Norah Elizabeth! -Stephanie Frank
- Stephanie Frank


Pumpkin Carving - OAC

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

OAC will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest on October 23rd from 3-5 pm at Central Campus (where Johnny Holm performs). There will be snacks, pumpkins, and carving tools provided. Come on down and try to win first prize. If you are sure you'd like to compete, dropping an e-mail (oac@bvu.edu) our way would be much appreciated so we can ensure we have enough pumpkins. Thanks! Also make sure to like Outdoor Adventure Club on facebook and twitter to keep up to date with all our events! https://www.facebook.com/pages/BVU-Outdoor-Adventure- Club/228963313829513?ref=bookmarks @BVUOAC Outdoor Adventure Club
- Trevor Berneking


Midnight Basketball & Volleyball

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

If you and your friends are trying to find something fun to do in the evenings, look no further! Midnight Basketball and volleyball registration is open with coed, men's and women's leagues available. Go to IMLeagues.com to sign up, basketball starts Wednesday October 22 with volleyball starting on Tuesday, October 28! #getinvolved
- Trevor Berneking


BEAVER YOUTH DAY AT BVU!

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

Buena Vista University Athletics will be hosting Beaver Youth Day this Saturday, October 18th at the BVU football game! All students through 8th grade who attend the game with a supervising adult will be admitted FREE! Upon entering the gate, kids will receive a BVU water bottle, FREE popcorn at the concessions stand, get FREE Beaver face tattoos and enter for door prizes! All door prizes will be drawn during the first half of the football game. Beaver fans, make plans now to come to the home BV football game this Saturday, October 18th and bring some kids along to root the Beavers to a victory over Luther College! Kick-off is at 1:00 p.m.! Ticket gates open at noon, so come early and have fun at the Beaver football game on Saturday, October 18th!
- Jennifer Thompson


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

The office of Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and the BVU Football team will once again sponsor Trick-or-Treat Night for children K-4. This year the event takes place on Tuesday, October 28, from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 trick or treaters to the Dows Conference Center in the Forum to register. The children will be met by members of the BVU Football team who will escort them through Pierce-White Halls for Halloween candy. For more information contact Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life, at the Buena Vista University Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director fo Residence LIfe


Humans vs Zombies 2014

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

Sign up at http://www.hvzsource.com/bvu/. HvZ is a continuous game of tag that lasts the entire weekend. All players start as human, trying to survive the weekend and complete missions. Over 500 dollars in prizes including Nerf blasters and bags of candy. We are trying to make this the biggest game ever! Try something new! We love to have freshman play.
- Zachary Schmidt


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 13, 2014

Gary Armstrong, General Counsel for BVU, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 to present the FERPA policy during the following times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each session will be located in Hansen 8. If a faculty or staff member would like a copy of the policy for themselves, we recommend they bring either their laptop or Ipad to view the policy on Roles, during the presentation, as HR will not be providing printed copies this year. One of the presentation will be recorded and then posted on Roles for all that are unable to attend, and those located at other locations. An announcement will be made in the BVU News when the video is posted on Roles. Please contact Human Resources with any questions. Thank you.
- Human Resources


Stress Relief

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

Need some stress relief from mid-term week? Set up an appointment for the massage chair in the nurses' office in the basement of the Fieldhouse. Also, join our yoga classes from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Monday/Thursday in the Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse. Both are FREE services to the BVU community.
- Lesa Turnquist


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

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.
- Lesa Turnquist


ACES - Daren Kamali, South Pacific Performance Poetry

General Announcements

Posted October 12, 2014

Everybody is invited to Daren Kamali's South Pacific poetry presentation at The Underground at 7pm this Tuesday, October 14. A Fijian-New Zealand poet, musician, artist, and teacher, Kamali will present stories, chants, rap, melodies, and spoken word poetry expressing his belongingness, love and gratitude to Fiji, Pasifika, and Aotearoa New Zealand. Snacks and Scholarly ACES credit provided.
- Matthew Packer


ENGL 220 Intro to Literature is a new gen ed class for Spring

General Announcements

Posted October 12, 2014

Students wanting to explore the wonderful worlds of short story, poetry, drama, and novel are invited to register for this new gen ed humanities class, Introduction to Literature, offered in Spring. Enjoy a rich sampling of authors contemporary and classic from around the planet, and discover how, as poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote, "the universe is made of stories, not of atoms." This is no longer an ancient classics course. Contact Dr. Matthew Packer for more info.
- Matthew Packer


A Conversation with the Court

General Announcements

Posted October 12, 2014

All BVU students are invited to a roundtable discussion with Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins on Thursday, October 16th, at 11:00 a.m. in ESSC 210. Justice Wiggins will talk with the BVU community about the work of the Court, the role of the judiciary in a democratic society, and respond to questions prepared by students and faculty.
- The Political Science Department