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Need CPR?

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

In need of CPR recertification/certification? Cost will be $20. Please email Bonnie Keller at kellbon@bvu.edu if interested by April 28th.
- Bonnie Keller


Housekeeper Appreciation Day!

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Today (Thursday) is Housekeeper Appreciation Day! Be sure to say “Thank You!” to the people who keep our home away from home wonderful and clean. Thank your Housekeepers for doing all that they do for Buena Vista and you!
- Bonnie Keller


Buenafication Day Schedule

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Buenafication Day is almost here! Check out the schedule! You have the opportunity to volunteer at one of 50 different services sites, to package over 3200 meals that will go to the local community or to run a 5K for a cause! Go to http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot to see everything that is going on.
- Buenafication Day Committee


Buenafication Day Registration

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Buenafication Day is one week from today! Sign up today to serve! If you don't have a club or a group to go with, you can go with a friend or go with Student Senate! Register here http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Registration helps us let the non-profits know how many people to expect.
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


Buenafication Day 5k!

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

The Buenafication Day 5K still has room for you! The race has changed a bit, but the cause it supports is still the same! Pay $5 to walk/run the event and all proceeds will go to Community Education to support youth recreation programs. For more information go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/colorful-strides-5k.dot You can register and sign up the day of! Contact Carol Williams, Ellen Schiltz, or Ashley Farmer-Hanson with questions.
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


Buenafication Day T-shirt Sales

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Buenafication Day t-shirts are on sale April, 24, 25, 28, 29, and 30 from 11am-1pm outside of the Cent Room. You have two options in shirt color and they are only $5! A special thank you to Student Senate for donating funds to help keep the cost low.
- Buenafication Day Committee


CHECK YOUR RIDE

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, May 15 – Wednesday, May 22 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.
- Nancy Marshall


Survey Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs students who are currently living in the suites on campus to participate in an online survey. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study, please contact Megan Sweeney via email at sweemeg2@bvu.edu for more information.
- Megan Sweeney


Support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

If you haven't yet made a pledge, there's still time. If you need another form, you can download one from www.bvu.edu/fsc or contact Barbara Aiona. Thanks to all who have supported the campaign.
- Barb Aiona


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 23, 2014

Vicki Gillett's last day at BVU was April 17th. We wish Vicki well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resouces


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 23, 2014

Bailey Wrenn is now the Education Coordinator/ Advisor in Council Bluffs. Bailey previously served as Student Enrollment Specialist/ Advisor- Council Bluffs. Join us in congratulating Bailey on her new position.
- Human Resouces


Show Us Your Stuff

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Buena Vista University’s (BVU) Teaching and Learning with Technology Center (TLTC) has begun their 8th Annual “Show Us Your Stuff” Digital Creativity Contest. This contest is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to submit their original digital creations, there are two categories Static and Multimedia. It is the TLTC’s goal to create a contest that allows contestants to be innovative and digitally creative. For more information on rules, and to view past submissions visit the TLTC website (www.bvu.edu/tltc) and click on the “SUYS Contest” The contest deadline is May 5th 2014 and submissions may be sent in at any time. The winners will be announced May 9th 2014. The TLTC is looking forward to seeing a variety of creative submissions.
- TLTC


Devising Democracy

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Is democracy something we can perform? BVU students will answer that question through the Interim 2015 travel course “Devising Democracy.” Learn constitutional rights, prepare and stage a devised performance, be a part of University Theatre, and participate in the American College Theatre Festival in Minneapolis. Informational meetings will be April 29 at 4 PM in Forum Room 4 and April 30 at 7 PM also in Forum Room 4. Questions? Call or email Dr. Bethany Larson ext.2129 or Dr. Andrea Frantz ext. 2023.
- Andrea Frantz


AAUW Meeting

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

The next meeting of the Storm Lake branch of AAUW will be held on Thursday, April 24th. Our program this month will focus on the Pathway to Citizenship. Our speakers, Andrea Frantz, Ofelia Valdez, and Sara Huddleston, will outline the steps someone must take to become a U.S. citizen and the issues that need to be dealt with to reform our current immigration policies. This presentation will be held at 7pm in Room #4 of the Forum and will be followed by a brief branch business meeting. Anyone interested in the organization is welcome to visit the April meeting and learn more about the great programs and interest groups that are offered through AAUW. In addition, AAUW also offers a variety of leadership opportunities for college women (education, scholarships, grants, etc.). Membership is available to anyone who holds an associate’s or higher degree or to students who are currently enrolled at a two- or four-year regionally accredited college or university. The primary mission of AAUW is to address issues that impact the lives of women and girls. For more information, please contact Mary Gill or Jennifer McNabb.
- Jennifer McNabb


LOST JACKET

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

A lightweight Northface black jacket was lost on the afternoon of April 22, 2014 in the Siebens Forum. The medium sized men's jacket has a pair of black sunglassess and a sunglass bag in the chest pocket. If found please return to the Office for Student Affairs.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Chalk the Walk

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Hello Ladies and Gentleman, Become Earth Smart with an emphasis on art and make your mark for Chalk the Walk! Come to Buena Vista University’s first Chalk the Walk event in recognition of Earth week, below the arch on Family Weekend Friday, April 25th from 11-2pm. Take a break and show us how you will make your mark on the world. This ad has been sponsored by the Fundamentals of Art Management Class!
- Art management class


UCN Studio Applications

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Have you ever had the interest to be a part of the cable network here at BV? Well here is your chance, the University Cable Network (UCN) is starting the interview process for the 2014-2015 staff! Applications are due Monday, April 28th by 5 pm. Email Jerry Johnson, johnson@bvu.edu, for an application or stop by Lage 22 to pick one up. When you complete the application drop it off at Lage 22 and make sure you sign up for an interview time! If you have any questions contact Jerry Johnson, Zachary Schmidt, or Chelsey Goetz.
- UCN


Zoo Trip

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Hello Lovers of Exotic Animals! Would you like the opportunity to spend a day visiting the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and getting to see animals from around the world at the Nation’s Top Zoo (according to TripAdvisor)? If so, e-mail SCATE (Students Concerned About Tomorrows Environment) at SCATE@bvu.edu by April 28th. The trip will take place on Saturday May 3rd. We plan on leaving from the bell at 8 am and taking two vans to the zoo. Lunch will be covered by the club and supper is paid for the by students. We will be stopping on our way back from the zoo and returning to campus around 8 pm. Cost will be $5. It will be a great time! Money is due to Kayla Hartmann (box #2340) or Beth Weber ( box #2832) by April 30th. Please include your name attached to the money.
- Beth Weber


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs students, faculty or staff who are currently in a romantic relationship, where their partner is at a difference life-stage to complete an online survey. Different life-stage relationships refer to each partner experiencing different stressors because of the events going on in their life. An example of this type of relationship could be a senior student dating a younger classmen. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Haley Jo Henrichs via email Henrhal@bvu.edu for more information by April 30.
- Haley Jo Henrichs


Beavers’ Annual Great Boat Float Challenge

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2014

Every year intrepid sailors gather near the Recreation House to test their skills in a battle of cardboard and creativity. Join us on April 30th and test your luck on the stormy lake waters. For those in need of supplies, there will be cardboard boxes and rolls in the Recreation House. Visit www.bvu.edu/boat for more details and to sign up for the challenge.


Weight Watchers Informational Meeting!

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

The Weight Watchers at Work informational meeting will be Monday April 28, 2014 in the Library Seminar room from noon - 1:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and give input for future meetings. If you are unfamiliar with Weight Watchers this meeting is for you... so come and bring a friend with you!
- Health Services & Wellness


Strike Out Sexual Assault BVU Softball Game

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

BVU Softball Team Partners with CAASA to help Strike Out Sexual Assault Softball athletes from Buena Vista University will be helping to "Strike Out Sexual Assault" as BVU hosts Luther for a special fundraiser double-header on Saturday, April 26. Games will be played at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Storm Lake High School softball field, giving fans a chance to enjoy the diamond action as well as show their support for local program CAASA, Centers of Hope in an effort to raise awareness against sexual assault. The softball team is partnering with CAASA for the event, and will auction off their signed jerseys for the cause. A raffle will also take place to support the CAASA programming. The BVU Softball Team will also be selling t-shirts for $10 (S-XL) and $13 (2XL). You may contact Stacy Gerling at gerlsta@bvu.edu or call 712-732-8120 for more details on the fundraiser.
- Stacy Gerling


Summer Housing Policy

Human Resources

Posted April 22, 2014

The Summer Housing Policy for 2014 is available on the Employee Self Service page under Policies. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks.
- Human Resources


Japan in January 2015

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

Japan: ART, HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY, and CULTURE Mark Walker and Yuriko Togashi Travel Dates: Jan. 5-22 Travel the incredibly diverse, beautiful “Land of the Rising Sun” where modern technology meets ancient traditions. Experience the fast-paced city life of urban Japan and explore the peaceful natural beauty of the Japanese countryside. Tempt your taste buds with sushi and other Japanese cuisine. Shop for some of the most cutting edge electronics, anime, and Japanese pop fashion or traditional kimonos, samurai swords, and art. Visit several World Heritage sites designated by UNESCO, famous art and historic museums, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, castles, and amazing Japanese Zen gardens. Student feedback is needed: we can experience a martial arts demonstration, Zen meditation, a tea ceremony, and visit Akihabara electric town including anime and game shops, as well as tours of a broadcast company, police and fire department, and K-12 schools. We will be traveling to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kofu, Kyoto, Nara, and other cities using the Japanese Railroads, which feature Shinkansen (bullet trains that travel faster the most exotic sports cars). Finally, you will have the opportunity to experience Japanese home life staying with Japanese host family. Cost covers all transportation, lodging, group activities, and some meals. Learn more April 24th Thursday, Forum Room3 at 5:00-5:30 or 6:00-6:30
- kathy kapitan


Family Weekend- Beaver BINGO

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

Come play some Beaver Bingo from 8-10 pm in Estelle Siebens Science Center rooms 125 and 126 on Saturday, April 26th and win some awesome BVU merchandise!
- Haley Stevens


Beaver Idol

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

Come watch as our ten finalists compete to be the next Beaver Idol from 2-4 p.m. in the Pierce/White lobby on Saturday, April 26th. Our finalists include Alex Brown, Alexis Williams, Carolyn McDermott, Roberta Swanton, Spencer Bottorff, Faith Prichard, Ayana Bolton, Justice Kempf, Charlie Webster, and Mandie Kimbro! Winners are chosen through a text-voting so be sure to come and vote for your favorites!
- Haley Stevens


Family Weekend- Carnival

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

Family Weekend fun continues with a Carnival from 10 am- 1 pm at the Estelle Siebens Science Center on Saturday, April 26th. Carnival events include Stuff a Plush, face painting, spin art frisbee, the ROTC rock wall, lawn games, a photo booth, and a Caricature artist! There will also be food available including Itty Bitts (like Dippin' Dots) and corndogs, along with beverages!
- Haley Stevens


Family Weekend- Gladiator Joust

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2014

Come join us as we kick of Family Weekend on April 25th in Lamberti Recreation Center! Here we will have the Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course and Gladiator Joust. Tons of fun to be had by all, so come check it out!
- Haley Stevens


Dia del Nino Volunteers - The Bridge

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

Want to be involved with an event to celebrate Storm Lake youth? On May 3 from 2-5pm The Bridge will be celebrating Dia del Nino for one of their community centers. Volunteers are needed to lead carnival-style games. Please let me know if you have questions or are interested in volunteering for all or part of the event.
- Tesia Posekany


HiPSO Lawn Golf Tournament

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

HiPSO will be hosting a two-person team Lawn Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 4th from 3:30 to 8 p.m. You may pre-register by emailing Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or come to the Outdoor Rec anytime between then to participate. You will get official scorecards and rules that day at the Outdoor Rec. There will also be other spring events and food and music provided by ALPS. The team with the lowest total score will each win an exclusive Lawn Golf Tournament Champion trophy! Second and third place teams will also win a prize. Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hipsobvu) for more information.
- Lesa Turnquist


Register Your Student Organization for the 2014 -2015 Academic Year

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

All student organizations must register their groups by May 2, 2014 to be considered an ACTIVE group for the 2014-2015 academic year. This form is to be completed online at https://bvu-community.symplicity.com/index.php? s=student_group Student Organizations must complete this form to seek Student Senate funding, participate in the plunge and to be listed with a link on the BVU homepage. For more information or to verify your group is registered please contact the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Plunge 2014

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

The 2014 Plunge will take place Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6-8 pm in the Siebens Forum. If your organization is interested in participating please sign up http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student- activities/ to reserve your spot.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Des Moines Area Alumni Event, June 22

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

The Office of Alumni & Development is hosting a summer reception for Des Moines area alumni, parents and friends of BVU on Sunday, June 22 from 2-4 p.m. at 515 Brewing Company (7700 University Ave). 515 Brewing is located on the Greenbelt Bike Trail in Clive and is owned, in part, by Ariane (Sundean) Criger SL’02 and her husband, Brandon. Bike in or drive on over! Faculty and staff who are inclined to attend are asked to e-mail Amy Jones. Knowing your plans to attend will help us plan.
- Amy Jones


Humans vs. Zombies

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

Sign up at http://www.hvzsource.com/bvu Begins at 12:00p.m. on Friday May 2nd and ends on Sunday May 4th at 5pm. Humans vs. Zombies (also called HvZ for short) is a live- action game (tag), where players begin as Humans and try to survive in a story where Zombies have begun to rise from the dead. The ultimate goal of the game is for either all Humans to be turned into Zombies, or for the humans to survive a set amount of time. Humans can defend themselves using any item that is approved by a moderator and thereby deemed safe and appropriate, but the most common equipment includes balled up socks and nerf blasters. Contact Zachary Schmidt or Myckeal Rake with any questions. (schmzac@bvu.edu and rakemyc@bvu.edu)
- Myckeal Rake


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Education for Service Nominees

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2014

Congratulations to the following individuals on being nominated for the 2014 Education for Service Award: Courtney Berg, Mike Frantz, Amy Jones, Lauri Lyman, Cynthia McDonough, and Deb Sefcik. The winner of the 2014 Education for Service Award will be announced at the annual Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 23, 2014. Congratulations nominees!
- Human Resources


President Moore's Birthday Party

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2014

Please come and celebrate President Moore's birthday on April 24th from 3:00-4:00! Cake and refreshments will be provided in the President's Office (note: his actual birthday is on April 27th).
- Office of the President


AAUW Meeting

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

The next meeting of the Storm Lake branch of AAUW will be held on Thursday, April 24th. Our program this month will focus on the Pathway to Citizenship. Our speakers, Andrea Frantz, Ofelia Valdez, and Sara Huddleston, will outline the steps someone must take to become a U.S. citizen and the issues that need to be dealt with to reform our current immigration policies. This presentation will be held at 7pm in Room #4 of the Forum and will be followed by a brief branch business meeting. Anyone interested in the organization is welcome to visit the April meeting and learn more about the great programs and interest groups that are offered through AAUW. In addition, AAUW also offers a variety of leadership opportunities for college women (education, scholarships, grants, etc.). Membership is available to anyone who holds an associate’s or higher degree or to students who are currently enrolled at a two- or four-year regionally accredited college or university. The primary mission of AAUW is to address issues that impact the lives of women and girls. For more information, please contact Mary Gill or Jennifer McNabb.
- Jennifer McNabb


Family Weekend- Gladiator Joust

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

Come join us as we kick off Family Weekend on April 25th in Lamberti Recreation Center! Here we will have the Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course and Gladiator Joust. Tons of fun to be had by all, so come check it out!
- Haley Stevens


Family Weekend- Carnival

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

Family Weekend fun continues with a Carnival from 10 am- 1 pm at the Estelle Siebens Science Center. Carnival events include Stuff a Plush, face painting, spin art frisbee, the ROTC rock wall, lawn games, a photo booth, and a Caricature artist! There will also be food available including Itty Bitts (like Dippin' Dots) and corndogs, along with beverages!
- Haley Stevens


Beaver Idol

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

Come watch as our ten finalists compete to be the next Beaver Idol from 2-4 p.m. in the Pierce/White lobby on Saturday, April 26th. Our finalists include Alex Brown, Alexis Williams, Carolyn McDermott, Roberta Swanton, Spencer Bottorff, Faith Prichard, Ayana Bolton, Justice Kempf, Charlie Webster, and Mandie Kimbro! Winners are chosen through a text-voting so be sure to come and vote for your favorites!
- Haley Stevens


Family Weekend- Beaver BINGO

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

Come play some Beaver Bingo from 8-10 pm in Estelle Siebens Science Center rooms 125 and 126 on Saturday, April 26th and win some awesome BVU merchandise!
- Haley Stevens


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs faculty or staff who are currently married that cohabitated before marriage to complete an online survey. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Holly Frerk via email FrerHol@bvu.edu for more information by April 24.
- Holly Jo Frerk


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs faculty or staff who are currently married that cohabitated before marriage to complete an online survey. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Holly Frerk via email FrerHol@bvu.edu for more information by April 21.
- Holly Jo Frerk


BV Buddies Mentoring Program

General Announcements

Posted April 19, 2014

Are you interested in making an impact while also getting involved on campus? Do you like working with children and want to get involved in the Storm Lake community? If this is you, then BV Buddies is the right fit for you! BV Buddies is a mentoring program that pairs BV students with children in the Storm Lake school district to form positive, one on one relationships. There will be an informational meeting held on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m. in Science Center 126. If you have any questions please contact bvbuddies@bvu.edu
- Sloane Morrow


Education Coordinator/Advisor- Iowa Falls

Human Resources

Posted April 17, 2014

The Education Coordinator/Advisor's duties include working in a region of Buena Vista University’s Graduate and Professional Studies education program for PK-12 teacher certification. Duties include advising teacher education students from the point of interest to graduation, maintenance of student and departmental records, placement and supervision of teacher aides and student teachers, recruitment of new education students, extensive phone calling, retention of current and stop out students, financial aid counseling and career services. Occasional travel is required. Bachelor's degree and a valid driver’s license required. Master's degree in an education field or Master's degree in any discipline coupled with teaching certification preferred. Experience in academic advising in an education program 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 resume and three references 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


Head Wrestling Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 17, 2014

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Head Wrestling Coach. Responsibilities include the overall success, development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the wrestling program. Specifically, developing and conducting in-season training and strategy, recruiting and retaining student-athletes, managing the program’s fiscal budget, and supervising the assistant coach are primary responsibilities. Applicants should possess a strong college coaching background and demonstrate success attracting and developing student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree 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


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


New Date for On-Campus Easter Dinner

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2014

The On-Campus Easter Dinner has be rescheduled to Friday April 18 3:00-5:00 PM.
- SWiS


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, April 18th

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2014

On Friday, April 18th, 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


Beavers’ Annual Great Boat Float Challenge

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2014

Every year intrepid sailors gather near the Recreation House to test their skills in a battle of cardboard and creativity. Join us on April 30th and test your luck on the stormy lake waters. For those in need of supplies, there will be cardboard boxes and rolls in the Recreation House. Visit www.bvu.edu/boat for more details and to sign up for the challenge.


Zoo Trip

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2014

Hello Lovers of Exotic Animals! Would you like the opportunity to spend a day visiting the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and getting to see animals from around the world at the Nation’s Top Zoo (according to TripAdvisor)? If so, e-mail SCATE (Students Concerned About Tomorrows Environment) at SCATE@bvu.edu by April 28th. The trip will take place on Saturday May 3rd. We plan on leaving from the bell at 8 am and taking two vans to the zoo. Lunch will be covered by the club and supper is paid for the by students. We will be stopping on our way back from the zoo and returning to campus around 8 pm. Cost will be $5. It will be a great time! Money is due to Kayla Hartmann (box #2340) or Beth Weber ( box #2832) by April 30th. Please include your name attached to the money.
- Beth Weber


Psi Chi Raffle

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2014

Psi Chi is selling raffle tickets for a iPad mini. Ticket prices are 1 ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Binder Medical Fund. The winner of the raffle will be announced in the BVU News at a later date. If you have any questions, would like to buy raffle tickets, or make a donation, contact Mel Boysen.
- Melanie Boysen


STUDENTS...IMPORTANT SURVEY!!!

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2014

A reminder for ALL STUDENTS...PLEASE TAKE SURVEY AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A $100 PRIZE! ALL Storm Lake BVU undergraduate students received an invitation e-mail Wednesday April 2, 2014 to participate in the National College Health Assessment Web survey sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association. The survey is designed to assess student health behaviors in order to provide better services and support for Buena Vista University students. We are asking that you assist in providing accurate information regarding health/wellness behaviors on our campus. ALL STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT A SURVEY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN A RANDOM DRAWING FOR ONE OF THREE $100 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE!
- Health Services & Wellness


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2014

Kelsey Hartnett will begin on May 14th as Web & Marketing Writer. Please join us in welcoming Kelsey to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2014

Beth Henle will begin as the Enrollment Manager- Mason City/Iowa Falls/ Marshalltown on June 1st. Beth previously served as Student Enrollment Specialist/ Advisor- Iowa Falls. Join us in congratulating Beth on her new position.
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2014

Andrea Hughes will begin on Monday, April 28th as Accountant I. Please join us in welcoming Andrea to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2014

Matt Ossenfort's last day at BVU was April 14th. We wish Matt well in his future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Weight Watchers at Work!

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2014

We would like to bring a Weight Watchers meeting right to our workplace at Buena Vista University for the ultimate convenience in weight-loss. Are you interested in joining and kicking off spring/summer right? The best value is a 17 Week Series which includes free registration and free eTools for each member, with 20 or more people. BVU will provide a subsidy to cover a portion of the cost for employees and can be split into three easy payments and/or payroll deduction if you like (approximate 50% savings). The meetings would be scheduled in the Siebens Forum, a centrally located area for easy access. If interested please e-mail Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu. Once we have 15-20 people interested you will be invited to attend a free Weight Watchers informational meeting to learn more. Friends, spouses/significant others and students are all welcome and encouraged to attend, but only BVU employees will receive the additional incentive of payroll deduction and the subsidy.
- Tami Laursen


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs students, faculty or staff who are currently in a romantic relationship, where their partner is at a difference life-stage to complete an online survey. Different life-stage relationships refer to each partner experiencing different stressors because of the events going on in their life. Examples of different life-stage relationships could be a current student dating someone in the beginning of his/her career or someone who is employed full-time while the dating partner is a full-time student. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Haley Jo Henrichs via email Henrhal@bvu.edu for more information by April 30th.
- Haley Jo Henrichs


Family Weekend- Beaver BINGO

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2014

Come play some Beaver Bingo from 8-10 pm in Estelle Siebens Science Center rooms 125 and 126 on Saturday, April 26th and win some awesome BVU merchandise!
- Haley Stevens


Beaver Idol

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2014

Come watch as our ten finalists compete to be the next Beaver Idol from 2-4 p.m. in the Pierce/White lobby on Saturday, April 26th. Our finalists include Alex Brown, Alexis Williams, Carolyn McDermott, Robert Swanton, Spencer Bottorff, Faith Prichard, Ayana Bolton, Justice Kempf, Charlie Webster, and Mandie Kimbro! Winners are chosen through a text-voting so be sure to come and vote for your favorites!
- Haley Stevens


Family Weekend- Carnival

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2014

Family Weekend fun continues with a Carnival from 10 am- 1 pm at the Estelle Siebens Science Center. Carnival events include Stuff a Plush, face painting, spin art frisbee, the ROTC rock wall, lawn games, a photo booth, and a Caricature artist! There will also be food available including Itty Bitts (like Dippin' Dots) and corndogs, along with beverages!
- Haley Stevens


Family Weekend- Gladiator Joust

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2014

Come join us as we kick off Family Weekend on April 25th in Lamberti Recreation Center! Here we will have the Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course and Gladiator Joust. Tons of fun to be had by all, so come check it out!
- Haley Stevens


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs faculty or staff who are currently married that cohabitated before marriage to complete an online survey. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Holly Frerk via email FrerHol@bvu.edu for more information by April 21.
- Holly Jo Frerk


Blood Drive Sign-Up

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2014

LifeServe Blood Bank will have a Blood Drive Sign-up on Tuesday, April 22 11-1 next to the servery. Help us "Take it Further" and save a life by giving blood!
- Team Wellness


Sexual Assault Awareness 5K

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

The Gender & Women's Studies class is putting on a 5K on Saturday, April 26 to create awareness about sexual assault within our community. The race begins in Circle Park, just south of the football field. Registration fee is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Registration forms can be picked up at the BVU info desk. All proceeds will benefit the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) and the victims CAASA supports. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Gerling at gerlsta@bvu.edu. Please, help support a great cause!
- Stacy Gerling


Europe Trip: Jterm 2015

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see SEVEN countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, contact Wind Goodfriend. The trip is co-led by Matt Packer.
- Wind Goodfriend


Viking Quest! Travel to Iceland and Norway next summer!

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

Does Viking blood run through your veins? Do you want to learn more about the history of Viking conquest and culture? Now's your chance! Next year, BVU will offer the first ever "Viking Quest" Travel Course. Travel locations include Iceland and Norway, and destinations will explore both Viking culture and the amazing geographical sites of each location, including glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. The trip will occur during May & June 2015, so will not interfere with any January internships, sports, or travel. Graduating seniors are also welcome! The trip is limited to a max of 12 students, so if you'd like more info, look in future BVU News for info meetings or contact either course leader: Prof. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu) or Prof. Tim McDaniel (mcdaniel@bvu.edu). Viking Quest!!!
- Wind Goodfriend


Easter Break (April 18-21)

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

The residence halls will remain open during the closed weekend for Easter Break. However, dining services will be limited during this time. The last board meal will be served at lunch on Thursday the 17th with no afternoon grill on this day and then dining reopen for dinner on Monday April 21st serving from 5-7pm.This information will also be posted at the Servery entrance and on the www.bvudining.com web page as well as on the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


ALPS Caving Trip Success

Good News

Posted April 14, 2014

Thanks to all who participated in the ALPS Caving Trip last weekend. It was a huge success and our service project made a difference! Keep your eyes open for future ALPS events such as our Spring fair on May 4. Contact alps@bvu.edu for any questions about events or the application process.
- ALPS


Theater Box Office Hours

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

The ACES Cultural Event "Three Sisters" performed by the Buena Vista Theater Department will be at 7:30 PM on April 23-26th. In order to attend this event, students must get a ticket from the box office, which is free with a valid student ID. Box Office hours are as follows: April 14-17th- 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm April 22-25th- 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm
- Alec Sindelar


Lend a Helpful Hand 5K Fun Run/ Walk

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

Register this week for $15 for BVU's first Color Run type event. Buenafication Day, May 1 is your chance to make an impact and have some fun! Join us that day in a 5K event to raise funds for Comm"unity" Education and their youth sports league. For registration information, please check out the website http://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorful-strides-lend-a-helpful-hand-5k-fun-run-walk-tickets-10808347057 If you would like to pay by cash or check contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson.
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


Get Signed Up Today!

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

Buenafication Day registration has opened! Register here http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Registration is important, because it allows us to track numbers and let service sites know how many to expect. For a full list of service sites go http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/projects.dot With questions contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


BV Buddies Teammates Host Aaron Thomas

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

BV Buddies Teammates is hosting Aaron Thomas the son of legendary coach Ed Thomas on April 23 in Schaller Chapel at 7pm. Tickets are $5 for college students and $10 to the general public. Thomas will speak about overcoming adversity, the power of one, and standing for something. Tickets can be bought at the door.
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


ACM Call of Duty Ghosts Tourney

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

ACM is hosting a 4v4 Ghosts tournament at the beginning of May. Go to http://bit.ly/R9ci9w to register your team to be included in the bracket. The deadline to sign up your team is May 7th, at 5pm. Snacks will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. If you have any questions, contact Tyler Klobassa. The event will be held Friday, May 9th at 6pm in the Underground.
- Tyler Klobassa


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, April 18th

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

On Friday, April 18th, 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


Thank you!

Good News

Posted April 13, 2014

Thank you to Dr. Fred and Susan Moore for the beautiful bouquet, the GPS staff for the wonderful plants, and Deb for the special stepping stone honoring the life of my father. He was a great man. Thank you to everyone in the BVU family for your caring words and thoughts.
- Kris Meyer


Student Senate Re-Vote and Results

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

Thank you to those who cast their votes in the Student Senate Executive Board election last week. We are announcing our 2014-2015 Student Senate President as Megan Long, Secretary Lynsey Seuntjens, and Treasurer Aaron Burns. Due to a tie, there will be a re-vote for Vice President. Please stop by the computer at the info desk this week. There will also be a section for you to vote for Faculty of the Year. Voting for both ends Friday!
- Kirsten Van Zuiden


Viking Quest! Travel to Iceland and Norway

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

Does Viking blood run through your veins? Do you want to learn more about the history of Viking conquest and culture? Now's your chance! Next year, BVU will offer the first ever "Viking Quest" Travel Course. Travel locations include Iceland and Norway, and destinations will explore both Viking culture and the amazing geographical sites of each location, including glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. The trip will occur during May 2015, so will not interfere with any January internships, sports, or travel. Graduating seniors are also welcome! The trip is limited to a max of 12 students, so if you'd like more info, look in future BVU News for info meetings or contact either course leader: Prof. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu) or Prof. Tim McDaniel (mcdaniel@bvu.edu). VIKING QUEST!!!!
- Wind Goodfriend


Europe Trip: Jterm 2015

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see SEVEN countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, contact Wind Goodfriend. The trip is co-led by Matt Packer.
- Wind Goodfriend


BVU Library Hours for Easter Weekend

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

BVU Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 for the Easter Holiday. We will be open on Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will resume our normal schedule, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight, on Monday, April 21.
- Jodie Morin


On-Campus Easter Dinner

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2014

Join us for the 1st Annual On-Campus Easter Dinner at the Outdoor Rec House! There will socializing, games, drinks, snacks and dinner 3:00- 7:00 PM on Monday April 21, 2014. The event is open at no cost to BVU students, faculty, staff, and families. Please RSVP or send inquiries to event organizer Jonathan Ehrlich at ehrljon@bvu.edu. Dinner is expected to be ready between 5:00 and 7:00 PM, and features a spit-roasted Easter goat. All attendees are welcome to bring a dish, but that is not required. Cooking for the dinner will be going on throughout the day using groceries purchased by Student Senate. The menu is being built at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1otCPYyBbrFoNpzTtbqsAP8lUM9gUMMqSNeWnOx-eYWU/edit?usp=sharing, so feel free to add to it. This event is sponsored by Service With Science (SWiS) Initiative, Student Senate, and International Club.
- Service With Science (SWiS) Initiative


Exploring Buddhism and Social Justice in India: Interim 2015 Informational Meeting

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2014

From the streets of Mumbai to rural ashrams and the Taj Mahal to tigers, this travel course embraces the rich diversity of India as we traverse the countryside and get to know her people. As we explore the beginnings and development of Buddhism, we will travel through part of northern India, touch down in geographical center and then go south. We will live in both the monestary/home of the Tibetan monks (who were here at BVU this past Fall) and Sevagram (the home of Gandhi at the time of his death). Through all this you will not only see one of the seven wonders of the world (the Taj Mahal), and sites central to the beginnings of Buddhism, you will also have multiple opportunities to personally engage: 1) people who worked with Gandhi, and 2) people who live in the Tibetan community in exile. These interactions will enrich your understanding of social justice, Buddhism, and your place in the world. For more information, attend a an informational meeting on Monday, April 14, 5:00-5:30 pm at Forum Rm #2. Please contact with either Swasti Bhattacharyya (bhattacharyya@bvu.edu) or Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto (vamadevanar@bvu.edu) if you are unable to attend or have any questions.
- Swasti Bhattacharyya, Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto


Volunteer Recognition Nomination Form

General Announcements

Posted April 11, 2014

Know a friend, faculty member, staff, or community member who deserves to be recognized for their volunteer efforts this year? Student MOVE will be hosting the annual Volunteer Recognition Event on May 12th, and we would love your help recognizing individuals who have made an impact. The link for the nomination form is listed below. Please contact Natalie Bellairs or Ashley Lage with any questions! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OTQQcfqv5egAAnme7WNIFMJBcz- IL1lkmNG6VKPj87g/viewform
- Natalie Bellairs


"SUNDAES" ON WEDNESDAY!

General Announcements

Posted April 11, 2014

Join us for “Sundaes on Wednesday”at Buntrock Tennis Courts! Our BVU Men’s Tennis team hosts Morningside College for a dual tennis meet beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th. Come inside the fieldhouse lobby and make your own ice cream sundae and then go cheer on the Beaver tennis team! Sundaes are available from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or while ice cream lasts! GO BEAVERS!
- Jennifer Thompson


THANK YOU!

General Announcements

Posted April 11, 2014

Thank you to all of the BVU faculty, staff and students who helped us celebrate NCAA DIII Week by either taking our NCAA online quiz or by stopping by our reception last Friday. Seventeen people scored 80% or better on the quiz and got a FREE t-shirt! Track and Field athlete Katie Shearer won the door prize at the Student-Athlete reception! To complete our 40th Anniversary celebration, we invite everyone to come to the ACES celebration tonight, April 14th in Hansen 8 at 7:30 p.m. Share what being a DIII athlete means (or meant) to you!
- Jennifer Thompson


Information meeting -Dominican Republic

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

Are you looking to make a difference with your January interim…both for yourself and others? Come and learn how this is possible as we go to the beautiful Dominican Republic. Attend an informational meeting to discover how you can work directly with people, teach children , and experience the real culture of the country. Hear about whale watching, local sights, and awesome activities that are a part of this trip. Information meetings are in Forum #2 on Tuesday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m.
- Robbie Ludy


Student Recognition Dinner

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

TODAY, Monday April 14th is the final day for reserving your place at the Student Recognition Dinner scheduled for Saturday, April 26th. Please RSVP from your electronic invitation.
- Michelle Kenkel


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs faculty or staff who are currently married that cohabitated before marriage to complete an online survey. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Holly Frerk via email FrerHol@bvu.edu for more information by April 17.
- Holly Jo Frerk


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 10, 2014

Monday, April 14th 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 Melissa at ext. 2049.
- Human Resources


Faculty/ Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 10, 2014

Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff Monday, April 14th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 3/10/14 to 4/13/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at x2049. Thank you.
- Human Resources


Easter Break (April 18-21)

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

The residence halls will remain open during the closed weekend for Easter Break. However, dining services will be limited during this time. The last board meal will be served at lunch on Thursday the 17th with no afternoon grill on this day and then dining reopen for dinner on Monday April 21st serving from 5-7pm.This information will also be posted at the Servery entrance and on the www.bvudining.com web page as well as on the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Biology Research Project

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

DO YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO SPARE? WANT TO HELP WITH A RESEARCH PROJECT? I am conducting my biology research project and need a few volunteers. All it would take is to go to Health Services in the Fieldhouse and give a drop of blood from a finger prick. It’s quick and almost painless. Email Greg Sibenaller at sibegre@bvu.edu for more information. Times are DO YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO SPARE? WANT TO HELP WITH A RESEARCH PROJECT? I am conducting my biology research project and need a few volunteers. All it would take is to go to Health Services in the Fieldhouse and give a drop of blood from a finger prick. It’s quick and almost painless. Email Greg Sibenaller at sibegre@bvu.edu for more information. Times are Monday from 9-10:30 am, Tuesdays from 2-4 pm and Thursdays from 9-10:30 am.
- Greg Sibenaller