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Network and Server Maintenance on December 23rd and 24th

General Announcements

Posted December 18, 2014

On December 23rd and 24th from 12 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


BVU Health & Wellness Suggestion Box Now Open…

General Announcements

Posted December 17, 2014

Over the past few years BVU has been able to keep their health insurance premiums stable when others have seen tremendous increases across the board. This is mainly due to the fact that health and wellness matter to you! BVU has provided opportunities to improve your over-all health specifically with Weight Watchers at Work, fitness classes, and Simply Well. We have the luxury of a swimming pool with lap & open swim, an indoor walking track, a weight room and a multi-purpose Wellness room. As we move forward… we NEED YOUR INPUT!!! Please complete the short survey by following the attached link. Please be honest, think outside the box and give as much feedback as possible. Future program opportunities depend on your input. Survey is now open and will close Friday December 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Thank you! Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9MVCY6W
- BVU Health & Wellness and Human Resources


Weight Watchers at Work...New Session Starting in the New Year with New Incentives!

General Announcements

Posted December 17, 2014

Join us for BVU Weight Watchers at Work! A NEW session will begin January 5, 2015! Start your new year’s resolution with a BANG! This is a supportive fun group that encourages each other to be successful! All meetings are held on Monday’s in ICN B which is the room adjacent to 2FIX in the Harold Walters Sieben’s forum. Our WW leader is available 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for weekly weigh-in at which time you will also have the opportunity to purchase WW products and tools if you wish. Meetings begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or pick up something in the Coffee Shop to bring to the meeting. It is important to remember that BVU employees receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! An additional incentive this time around…if you miss only 1 or 2 of the weekly meetings you will receive an additional 10% off your membership AND if you attend ALL the weekly meetings you will receive an additional 20% off your membership fee! That’s a possible 50% savings… just for attending! BVU will also do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. What are you waiting for? Questions, please contact Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu OR ext. 1238. - Health Services & Wellness
- Health Services & Wellness


Thank You

General Announcements

Posted December 16, 2014

Grateful thanks to President Moore, Susan, and the BV community for the beautiful flowers commemorating my mother's death.
- Peter Steinfeld


Network and Server Maintenance on December 23rd and 24th

General Announcements

Posted December 15, 2014

On December 23rd and 24th from 12 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


Director of Admission Candidate

General Announcements

Posted December 15, 2014

Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Friday, December 19, from 2:00-2:45 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates.
- CindyBibler


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted December 12, 2014

Tiffany Liska will begin on December 30th as Admissions Counselor / Recruiter at our Mason City Site. Please join us in welcoming Tiffany to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted December 12, 2014

Caroline McManigal will begin on December 15th as Coordinator at our Mason City Site. Please join us in welcoming Caroline to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted December 12, 2014

Tanya Landgraf is now Operations Manager in Business Services. Tanya previously served as Purchasing Manager. Join us in congratulating Tanya on her new position.
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted December 12, 2014

Kristy Molencamp will be starting as the Academic & Program Development Manager in the Mason City, Iowa Falls, and Marshalltown Region, effective December 15, 2014. Kristy previously served as the Student Enrollment Specialist / Advisor in that region. Join us in congratulating Kristy on her new position!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted December 12, 2014

Patricia Hanson's last day at BVU was December 11th. We wish Patti well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Weight Watchers at Work...New Session Starting in the New Year with New Incentives!

General Announcements

Posted December 12, 2014

Join us for BVU Weight Watchers at Work! A NEW session will begin January 5, 2015! Start your new year’s resolution with a BANG! This is a supportive fun group that encourages each other to be successful! All meetings are held on Monday’s in ICN B which is the room adjacent to 2FIX in the Harold Walters Sieben’s forum. Our WW leader is available 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for weekly weigh-in at which time you will also have the opportunity to purchase WW products and tools if you wish. Meetings begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or pick up something in the Coffee Shop to bring to the meeting. It is important to remember that BVU employees receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! An additional incentive this time around…if you miss only 1 or 2 of the weekly meetings you will receive an additional 10% off your membership AND if you attend ALL the weekly meetings you will receive an additional 20% off your membership fee! That’s a possible 50% savings… just for attending! BVU will also do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. What are you waiting for? Questions, please contact Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu OR ext. 1238.
- Health Services & Wellness


2fix is looking to hire

General Announcements

Posted December 12, 2014

2fix is looking to hire 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
- Janet Cedar


BVU Health & Wellness Suggestion Box Now Open…

General Announcements

Posted December 12, 2014

Over the past few years BVU has been able to keep their health insurance premiums stable when others have seen tremendous increases across the board. This is mainly due to the fact that health and wellness matter to you! BVU has provided opportunities to improve your over-all health specifically with Weight Watchers at Work, fitness classes, and Simply Well. We have the luxury of a swimming pool with lap & open swim, an indoor walking track, a weight room and a multi-purpose Wellness room. As we move forward… we NEED YOUR INPUT!!! Please complete the short survey by following the attached link. Please be honest, think outside the box and give as much feedback as possible. Future program opportunities depend on your input. Survey is now open and will close Friday December 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Thank you! Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9MVCY6W
- BVU Health & Wellness and Human Resources


Director of Admission Candidate

General Announcements

Posted December 12, 2014

Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Thursday, December 18, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates.
- Cindy


Last Check Run is Dec 18th

General Announcements

Posted December 12, 2014

Last check run for month of December is 12/18/14. Please note that all Invoices need to be submitted for payment by 5pm on Tuesday December 16th. -- All invoices turned in after Tuesday 5pm cut off on the 16th, might not get processed until January 8th. The Jan 8th check run will be all invoices that must be paid. We will make every attempt possible to process reimbursements, but they may not be paid until the following week. --Let me know if you have any questions. - Margaret Carrington Read more at http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews/#ixzz3LgzD0hOm Buena Vista University
- Margaret Carrington


SAAC Shoe Drive

General Announcements

Posted December 11, 2014

SACC is “running” a shoe drive!! Clean out your closets and personally drop off your ‘gently worn’ shoes at the participating location Siebens Fieldhouse. The drop box will be up from January 5th through February 9th. Bring back shoes from home and clean out your closets here, then bring your shoes over to help those in need. Our SAAC organization has not decided where the proceeds will go, but we will be sure to inform everyone when that’s decided. Help us reach our goal of 150 pairs of shoes!
- Becca Pennington


Holiday Gift Ideas @ BV U-Shop

General Announcements

Posted December 11, 2014

Need last minute gift ideas for the Holidays? Come check out lots of new items in the BV U-Shop; perfect for any Beaver fan on your list! Apparel and accessories are available in the Athletic Office, stop by and see Amy Santucci, call 712-749-2253 or email santuccia@bvu.edu.
- Amy Santucci


Last Check run for Dec 2014

General Announcements

Posted December 10, 2014

Last check run for month of December is 12/18/14. Please note that all Invoices need to be submitted for payment by 5pm on Tuesday December 16th. -- All invoices turned in after Tuesday 5pm cut off on the 16th, might not get processed until January 8th. The Jan 8th check run will be all invoices that must be paid. We will make every attempt possible to process reimbursements, but they may not be paid until the following week. --Let me know if you have any questions.
- Margaret Carrington


Farewell Reception for Bridget Kurkowski

General Announcements

Posted December 10, 2014

Please join us for a Farewell Reception honoring Bridget Kurkowski, Director of Admissions, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 5. Please stop by and wish Bridget well and thank her for her service to BVU.
- Deb Willer


2fix is looking to hire

General Announcements

Posted December 10, 2014

2fix is looking to hire 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
- Janet Cedar


J-Term Intramural Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted December 9, 2014

Planning to be around for J-Term and wondering what to do! Look no further as there will be 3-on-3 basketball and wiffle ball leagues going on. The 3-on-3 basketball league will be played from 7-10 on January 6, 13 and 20 while the wiffle ball league will be played from 7-10 pm on January 8, 15 and 22. There are women's, corec and men's leagues available. Please go to IMLeagues.com to sign your team up.
- Trevor Berneking


Director of Admission Candidate

General Announcements

Posted December 9, 2014

Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Tuesday, December 16, from 1:15-2:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. - Cindy Bibler
- Cindy


Residence Hall Closing for Winter Break

General Announcements

Posted December 9, 2014

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. 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.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Director of Admission Candidate

General Announcements

Posted December 9, 2014

Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Monday, December 15, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. - Cindy Bibler
- Cindy Bibler


The Carver Scholarship

General Announcements

Posted December 8, 2014

The Carver Scholarship application is now available at www.carvertrust.org for current college sophomores that will reach junior status for the fall semester of the 2015-16 school year. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school in Iowa or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application. Students must present evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full time and must demonstrate need by completing the FAFSA by March 1, 2015. A minimum 2.8 CGPA is required. One student will be selected to receive this expected $7,600 award at Buena Vista for the 2015-16 school year.
- Financial Aid Office


Westmar Endowment Scholarship

General Announcements

Posted December 8, 2014

Through the generosity of the Westmar College Endowment Board of Trustees, the Westmar Scholarship Program was permanently endowed. The Westmar Friends and Alumni Association and the Westmar Student Association have added funds to the endowment. Scholarships are awarded annually to the best qualified students according to academic merit, commitment to community service and leadership qualities. First consideration will be given to students who are currently residents of northwest Iowa and have a Westmar connection such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. Second consideration will be given to students who are residents of LeMars; and third consideration will go to students who have Westmar connections such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. This program will sustain a sense of Westmar's ongoing presence in the educational life of the state of Iowa. Go to: http://iowacollegefoundation.org/students_westmar_end_app.html Application materials and official transcripts must be received by the Iowa College Foundation by April 1, 2015.
- Financial Aid Office


Thank You

General Announcements

Posted December 8, 2014

Thank you to President and Susan Moore, for the beautiful flower arrangement that I received after my recent surgery. It was greatly appreciated.
- Melissa Butcher


New BV Buddies Coordinators

General Announcements

Posted December 8, 2014

With the semester coming to an end, BV Buddies is saying goodbye to some long lasting coordinators. We want to thank Mary Timko and Deven Rieck, for their dedication to our mentoring program. We would also like to welcome Rosalind Russell, Abby Drenth, and Rachel Herrington to serve alongside our returning coordinators, Sloane Morrow and Nichole Weise.
- Jessica Henrichs


Thank You For Serving

Good News

Posted December 8, 2014

A heartfelt thank you to each of you who assisted in making the 2014 All-Campus Christmas Dinner a wonderful success this last Thursday evening. In the midst of your challenging schedules and responsibilities, your individual efforts offered a rich glimpse of the BVU Community at its finest. Events like this provide us the opportunity to serve the young men and women who both inspire us and challenge us to be our best. Serving 700 in under 20 minutes is no small task and your collective efforts allowed that to be completed with a rich spirit and a willingness to serve. Please take the time to share your thanks to Sodexo and the Forum Staff who go above and beyond behind the scenes. Thank you again from the All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee.
- Ken Meissner


Thank You For Serving

General Announcements

Posted December 8, 2014

A heartfelt thank you to each of you who assisted in making the 2014 All-Campus Christmas Dinner a wonderful success this last Thursday evening. In the midst of your challenging schedules and responsibilities, your individual efforts offered a rich glimpse of the BVU Community at its finest. Events like this provide us the opportunity to serve the young men and women who both inspire us and challenge us to be our best. Serving 700 in under 20 minutes is no small task and your collective efforts allowed that to be completed with a rich spirit and a willingness to serve. Please take the time to share your thanks to the Sodexo Staff and the Forum Staff who always go above and beyond behind the scenes. Thank you again from the All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee.
- Ken Meissner


Weight Watchers at work...New Session Starting in the New Year!

General Announcements

Posted December 8, 2014

Join us for BVU Weight Watchers at Work! A NEW session will begin January 5, 2015! Start your new year’s resolution with a BANG! This is a supportive fun group that encourages each other to be successful! All meetings are held on Monday’s in ICN B which is the room adjacent to 2FIX in the Harold Walters Sieben’s forum. Our WW leader is available 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for weekly weigh-in at which time you will also have the opportunity to purchase WW products and tools if you wish. Meetings begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or pick up something in the Coffee Shop to bring to the meeting. 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. What are you waiting for? Questions, please contact Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu OR ext. 1238.
- Health Services & Wellness