Submit Item | RSS



Cupcake Bash 2K15!

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Come out and join Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) and Moving in Stereo (MIS) in this year's Cupcake Bash 2K15 on Saturday, April 25th. Decorate a cupcake for $1, listen to some great music, and unwind with your friends! The event will be held at the Underground from 9 PM to 2 AM. We can also deliver cupcakes to your dorm for free! Simply place your order on our Facebook event page (please specify delivery time, quantity, and location): https://www.facebook.com/events/841717039231677/ We hope to see you there!
- Mariana Ramirez


Tahiti January 2016

General Announcements

Posted April 19, 2015

For information regarding the travel course to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and a few other islands of French Polynesia, contact Bhattacharyya@bvu.edu or stop by Wood’s House (in SSA) between 12:00-1:00 pm on Mon. 20 April. We will spend over 2 weeks in these beautiful islands, swimming in the oceans, rivers and waterfalls, hiking in the mountains, and living with families as we explore environmental issues, culture, religion, and law enforcement.
- Bhattacharyya


2016 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

General Announcements

Posted April 19, 2015

2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING Tuesday, April 21 @ 4:00pm & 6pm in Lage Room 30 Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations. Although not booked for January 2016 as of yet, past one-of-a-kind experiences have included backstage of the Magic Kingdom, meeting Disney artist, Alex Maher from the Disney Design Group, going on an excursion with Lou Mongello, entrepreneur, social media master and motivational speaker of WDW Radio and discovering behind-the-scene stories of Epcot. The information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00pm or 6:00pm in Lage Room 30. If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218.
- Jerry Johnson


EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR!

General Announcements

Posted April 18, 2015

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, 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 or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4.
- Wind Goodfriend


UCN Studio Manager Application

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2015

Are you interested in being studio manager of UCN, or University Cable Network? Now is the time to apply for the 2015-2016 school year UCN Studio Manager. The Studio Manager is in charge of all aspects of the UCN studio broadcasts and projects. Applications are due April 24, 2015, and interviews will be held on April 29, 2015. Sign up for an interview time outside of Lage 22. If you would like to apply or have any questions, contact Jerry Johnson at johnson@bvu.edu.
- Emily Johnson


Faculty & Staff Campaign

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2015

Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign. If you haven't made a pledge and would like to, there’s still time. If you need another form, you can download one from www.bvu.edu/fsc or contact Barbara Aiona.
- Barbara Aiona


Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship Program

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2015

We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department. The Game Day Internship Program will allow 1-2 BVU students to secure game-day internship positions with the Vikings during the 2015 NFL season. Details about program requirements and intern responsibilities are available in the Office of Career & Personal Development. Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Deadline for submissions is May 4. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement.
- Lori Berglund


Interim 2016 - Education in the Outdoors

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Experience the mountains in Montana in an outdoor recreation course located just outside of Bozeman, Montana at Lion’s Ridge camp. This course will have three major themes: outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, and spiritual and personal transformation. Students will learn a variety of outdoor skills including avalanche awareness, backcountry travel, winter camping and survival skills, skiing, ice climbing, orienteering, risk management, and planning and implementing events. This travel course will be co-led by Dr. Lisa Mellmann and Trevor Berneking. For more information, join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 11AM or Wednesday April 22nd at 4PM in the Estelle Siebens Science Center room 137.
- Dr. Lisa Mellmann/Trevor Berneking


EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR!

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, 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 or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4.
- Wind Goodfriend


SOLE HOPE: Donations Needed!

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Did you know that those old jeans you have in your closet have the power to protect people halfway around the world? A parasite called “Jiggers” burrow into the bare feet of thousands of Ugandan children who often live their lives without adequate footwear. These small sand fleas can cause infection, gangrene and paralysis. Your old jeans can be made into closed toes shoes that children in Uganda can wear to protect their feet from jiggers. Please bring any unwanted old jeans or milk jugs to the GSLC before April 30th. During Buenafication day, we will be cutting up those donated jeans into patterns that will then be sent to Uganda where women and men, employed by Sole Hope, will craft them into shoes. Your JEANS CAN BECOME THEIR SHOES! For more information contact Nereyda Manriquez (manrner@bvu.edu) or Nichole Wiese (wiernic@bvu.edu)!
- Nereyda Manriquez


Deans Open Forum--April 28

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an open forum in the residence halls. Please join them Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00 PM in Briscoe 1. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Beaver of the Month

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Do you know someone who is selfless - someone who is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with their own? Submit their name here http://goo.gl/forms/gdPn5ZYyAu for Beaver of the Month! All staff, faculty, and students can submit any student's name for nomination of Beaver of the Month - selfless - by April 22, 2015.
- Meghan Harmening


Human Resources Public Calendar

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2015

A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Education for Service Award

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2015

Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate.
- Human Resources


Student Senate General Elections

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Senate elections for at large members will be taking place April 20th-24th. If you would like to be a part of senate or are interested in learning more, email Caitlin Bach or Megan Long. To run in the at large election please submit a poster with a photo of yourself and your name/slogan before Monday.
- Caitlin Bach


The Teacher's Lounge: The Last Episode

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Many BVU faculty and staff have been guests on Dr. Bruce Ellingson's Teacher's Lounge radio show over the years and shared their memories and thoughts on a variety of issues. On Wednesday, April 22, tune into KBVU 97.5 FM at noon to listen to his last episode of The Teacher's Lounge when the host becomes the guest. This special show will turn the tables as Dr. Andrea Frantz interviews Bruce about his life and career.
- Dr. Andrea Frantz


Summer Internship/Work Experience

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Are you planning to complete an internship or work-related experience this summer? Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT. Students submitting a completed form by midnight on Friday, May 15 will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- Lori Berglund


Buenafication Day Schedule

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Buenafication Day is April 30! We have a jammed packed day of service. Check out the schedule http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot and register today!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Buenafication Day Registration

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Registration is still open for Buenafication Day! Register today! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Faculty and staff get a free lunch if they register. Follow Buenafication Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest news!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Dodgeball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Don't forget to sign your team up for this Sunday's dodgeball tournament. The tournament will start at 7 pm in the fieldhouse and will be a double elimination tournament. Please sing your team up through IMLeagues.com by Saturday, April 18. You need at least six to play and can have a maximum of 10 players per team.
- Trevor Berneking


immersing magazine

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Calling all those who have an interest in writing and content creation! We have started an online magazine, immersing.org, where you can contribute your work. Some examples of our stories include travel, personal growth, and passions. We are welcoming all to participate in this wild endeavor that is immersing magazine, and we hope to see your name across our site.
- Stephanie Steiner | Kiley Wellendorf


Interim 2016--Romania

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Forum 10) or Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR!

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, 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 or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4.
- Wind Goodfriend


Seeking 2015 AWOL Advisors

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Any faculty or staff that are interested in learning more about the position of an advisor in the AWOL program for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please email Bonnie Keller - kellbon@bvu.edu. Thank You!
- Bonnie Keller


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Volunteer Recognition Nominations

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Know a student, faculty, or staff member who deserves recognition for their volunteer efforts? Student MOVE will be hosting a volunteer recognition dinner to recognize individuals who have been committed to making a difference through service work. Let us know who you've seen working hard and helping others throughout the year! Nominations can be made using the link to the Google Form listed below and will be accepted through April 20th. If you have questions please contact Natalie Bellairs, Danielle Eden, or Dr. Ashley Farmer- Hanson. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BcFoww51oIV3HhYMFjC6qU5ZiX6GA WBwc5gM6rJjvj8/viewform
- Natalie Bellairs


Upcoming Intramural Opportunities!

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

Don't miss out on the upcoming intramural opportunities at BVU! Registration for Sand Volleyball ends Tuesday, April 14 at 11 pm with the league starting on Wednesday, April 15. Registration for the Dodgeball Tournament ends Saturday, April 18 at 11 pm with the tournament taking place on Sunday, April 18 from 7-10 pm in the fieldhouse. Go to IMLeagues.com to register your team. If you have questions please contact Luke Becker at beckerl@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Trevor Berneking


Summer Housing Policy

Human Resources

Posted April 13, 2015

The Summer Housing Policy for 2015 is available on the Employee Self Service page under Policies. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks.
- Human Resources


Buenafication Day Registration

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

Registration is still open for Buenafication Day! Register today! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Faculty and staff get a free lunch if they register. Follow Buenafication Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest news!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Education for Service Award

Human Resources

Posted April 13, 2015

Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate.
- Human Resources


Human Resources Calendar

Human Resources

Posted April 13, 2015

A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Deans Open Forum

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an Open Forum in the residence halls. Please join them Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 PM in the Pierce Hall Skybox. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Humans vs. Zombies

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

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. One player is the Original Zombie (OZ), who appears to be human for the first hours of the game, but can tag humans as a zombie. As the weekend progresses, it is the goal of the Zombies to turn all of the humans by game end. HvZ will be happening this weekend, April 17-19. If you haven't already please sign up at http://www.hvzsource.com/bvu.
- Myckeal Rake


FACES is Accepting Submissions!

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2015

Faces is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1500 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Monday, April 13 by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, mcgusam@bvu.edu, or konzmor@bvu.edu
- Samantha McGuire


Beaver of the Month

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2015

Do you know someone who is selfless - someone who is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with their own? Submit their name here http://goo.gl/forms/gdPn5ZYyAu for Beaver of the Month! All staff, faculty, and students can submit any student's name for nomination of Beaver of the Month - selfless - by April 22, 2015.
- Meghan Harmening


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2015

The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 4/15/15; 9:30-10:30am; Room Change to FM#9 – Fiscal Processes – BeaverNET/PO/Req./CC – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf \\web1-04\steph$\BeaverNETPOReq.CC.ics 4/16/15; 1-3pm; Phone Training – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/April16Phone 4/22/15; 2-4pm; Cognos Report Training – Jane Besaw \\web1-04\steph$\Cognos Training.ics Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Welcome to the new ENGL 220: Intro to Literature (for fall 2015)

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2015

Students interested in Intro to Literature for Fall 2015 should note, it is no longer a survey of ancient classics. ENGL 220 now explores a rich sampling of short stories, poetry, drama, novel, and film from around the world. Come and re-discover how, as poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote, “the universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” Provides credit for the Gen Ed humanities requirement. For more info contact Dr. Matthew Packer at packer@bvu.edu.
- Matthew Packer


SCATE Elections for 2015/2016!

Good News

Posted April 12, 2015

Congratulations to the new SCATE Board Members! The following were nominated and elected for the upcoming academic year: President Tanner Cook, Vice President Bonnie Keller, Secretary Ethan Wilson, Treasurer Javen Swann, VP of Community Outreach Events Kayla Corso, VP of Campus Events Kristina Campbell, and Global Fellows Ambassador Carolyn McDermott. We wish all the best to our outgoing President Beth Weber as she moves on to graduate school next year. Nice job, everyone!
- Dr. Melinda Coogan


Get a free professional photo at our LinkedIn Workshop

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2015

Career & Personal Development is holding a LinkedIn Workshop on Tuesday, April 14 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Walk-in, FREE professional photos will be taken in Lage by the Student Photography Club from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Career & Personal Development will be presenting workshops at 11:30 a.m. and noon in Lage B with tips for creating or updating your profile!
- Emily Gallagher


Chalk It Out

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2015

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Let’s raise awareness of this issue together by chalking it out! On April 14th from 12-5pm below the arch, come chalk about the issue together with the Gender & Woman's Studies class and your peers. We will also be selling t-shirts for $5 each. All the proceeds will be donated to the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA). If it rains, the event will be held in Dows instead. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mai Chee Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu.
- Mai Chee Yang


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Intramural Sand Volleyball and Dodgeball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2015

Sand volleyball and dodgeball tournament registrations are now available! If you would like to get out, enjoy the weather, and be active, then go to IMLeagues.com to register your team. Sand volleyball starts on Wednesday, April 15 and the dodgeball tournament will be held on Sunday, April 19 from 7-10 pm in the Fieldhouse. If you have any questions please contact Luke Becker at beckerl@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Luke Becker


Congratulations!!

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2015

Congrats to Brad Snyder who was the winner of the women's basketball raffle! Thank you to all of you who supported women's basketball by buying raffle tickets!
- Dana Christen


Deans Open Forum

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2015

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an Open Forum in the residence halls. Please join them Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 PM in the Pierce Hall Skybox. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Interim 2016--Romania

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2015

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Monday, April 13 at 6:00 pm (Forum #1), Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Forum 10), or Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 9, 2015

Monday, April 13th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 3/16/15 to 4/12/15. 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


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 9, 2015

Monday, April 13th 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


Student Organization Allocations

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2015

Student Organizations wishing to request funds from Student Senate must complete their allocations information by April 14th at 5pm. To find out additional information please visit http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/ If you have any questions please contact Becka Neary-DeLaPorte or Aaron Burns.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Register your Student Organization for 2015-2016

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2015

Student Organization Leaders! It is that time of year again when it is necessary to register your student organization for the upcoming academic year. Each year the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development requests student organizations to update their information and register for the upcoming year. This must be completed by May 1. Organizations who fail to have registered their organization for next year will not be able to access their student funds, have a table at the Plunge or be represented through marketing at summer orientation. To gain access to the steps necessary to complete this process please email Becka Neary-DeLaPorte
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Jacket left at Bowling Alley

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2015

A women's jacket was left behind Wednesday at SAB's bowling night. If this is your jacket please claim it at the Information Desk.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Education for Service Award

Human Resources

Posted April 9, 2015

Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate.
- Human Resources


Human Resources Calendar

Human Resources

Posted April 9, 2015

A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Interim 2016—Tahiti

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

For information regarding the travel course where the islands of French Polynesia will be our classroom as we explore environmental issues, culture and law enforcement structures of these islands, come to Wood’s House (in SSA) Mon. 13 April between 4:30-5:30pm. Also consider signing up for the 1 credit prep course in the Fall 0BVU190-01. We meet Wednesday 6:00pm. Contact Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya for more details.
- Bhattacharyya


Thank you for supporting the Faculty & Staff Campaign!

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Thank you to all who've supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board is now on display outside Anderson Auditorium. If you haven't made a pledge, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more about the campaign or to print a blank pledge form.
- Barb Aiona


2015 Commencement Deadlines

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Just a friendly reminder about the coming commencement deadline for graduating seniors: Friday, April 10 is the last day for placing your cap and gown Friday, May 1st is last day for placing your graduation ticket request. Please remember you must submit a request in order to receive graduation tickets for your guest as this is not automatic. Please go to the commencement web page to place your orders and for all other commencement details: http://www.bvu.edu/commencement/.
- Melissa Richter


NCAA Bracket Winners

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Congratulations to SAB's NCAA bracket challenge winners and a huge thank you to all who participated! Men's bracket winner - Hunter Bruhn Women's bracket winner - Neil Marshall
- Stephanie Steiner


Tennis & Free Ice Cream Cones

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

STUDENTS: Come support your Beaver Tennis team as they take on Luther College Tuesday April 14th at 3:30pm. Receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from The Villager Restaurant and other goodies to enjoy while you cheer on your fellow BVU students (must be present for a portion of the match to receive coupon).
- Amy Santucci


Siebens Family Legacy Presentation

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Thursday, April 23 3:30pm Hansen 8 Come and hear the story of the man who is a giant in the life of Buena Vista University, Dr. Harold Walter Siebens. Learn about Dr. Harold Walter Siebens and his family, how he made his fortune, why he selected Buena Vista University as one of his charitable interests and why Siebens Forum is home to Siebens Den. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to see first-hand Dr. Siebens' personal collection of family photos and artwork, as well as many precious gifts, letters and correspondence from influential people around the world.
- Ronda Bacon


Spiritual Festival

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Students in choir will need to be excused all day on Friday April 10th for the Spiritual Festival
- Merrin Guice


Coaching Authorization Courses

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

BVU will be offering a Coaching Authorization course this summer. The course series is aligned with the IHSAA standards. Classes will be held April 25th and 26th and May 2nd and 3rd. Visit www.bvu.edu/coaching for more information pertaining to cost and course schedules. Contact Matt Hanson at hansonm@bvu.edu to register for the course or with any other questions you may have.
- Matt Hanson


Get a free professional photo at our LinkedIn Workshop

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Career & Personal Development is holding a LinkedIn Workshop on Tuesday, April 14 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Walk-in, FREE professional photos will be taken in Lage by the Student Photography Club from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Career & Personal Development will be presenting workshops at 11:30 a.m. and noon in Lage B with tips for creating or updating your profile!
- Emily Gallagher


Assistant to Associate Dean of Faculty

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Monday April 13 will be the final day to reserve your spot at the Student Recognition Dinner scheduled for Saturday April 25th. Please RSVP from your electronic invitation.
- Michelle Kenkel


ALPS Camping Trip

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2015

Hey, Beavers! Are you ready to get outside and enjoy some fresh air? ALPS is planning to do just that! On April 17-19th we will be going camping to Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska. The cost is only $10 for a weekend full of camping, hiking, good food, and fun! To reserve your spot, email alps@bvu.edu. There are only 9 available seats, so sign up quick!
- Molly Williams


Welcome to the new ENGL 220: Intro to Literature (for fall 2015)

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

Students interested in Intro to Literature for Fall 2015 should note, it is no longer a survey of ancient classics. ENGL 220 now explores a rich sampling of short stories, poetry, drama, novel, and film from around the world. Come and re-discover how, as poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote, “the universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” Provides credit for the Gen Ed humanities requirement. For more info contact Dr. Matthew Packer at packer@bvu.edu.
- Matthew Packer


Sex in the Dark ACES Success

Good News

Posted April 7, 2015

Nearly 200 students participated in the Sex in the Dark ACES event and learned many things about sex, birth control and relationship issues! Our door prize winner was Sam Bredenbeck. Sam won 2 movie tickets and a gift card to Boz Wellz for a date night. Thank you to all of the students who attended and Team Wellness members who collaborated in making this a successful event.
- Health Services & Wellness


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. Online Programs courses will be populated with students and course material, as they have been in the past. Online Programs Instructors will not be responsible for transferring course data from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation and training material in the very near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging in with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the Term 5 and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what Term 5 courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. The TLTC will create your spring courses and load them with the appropriate rosters. However, individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation material from your location in the near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All main campus courses will be offered in Canvas after July 2015, at which time ANGEL will no longer be available. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas during Term 5 of 2015 (May). As with any change in major software, there will be a transition period, however Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the spring semester and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what spring courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. Eventually all courses will be populated into Canvas automatically, but for Spring Semester, only requested courses will be created in Canvas. The TLTC will also load your courses with the appropriate rosters. However individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. If you have any questions or wish for any training, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Life Serve Blood Drive Sign Up

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

We have a chance to make a BIG difference in the lives of people by taking part in the Life Serve Blood Drive NEXT WEEK! We need your help! Several members in our BVU community have been faithful in participating but WE NEED MORE to help us increase our low numbers. Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion, yet less than 4% of those eligible to give blood do! It’s a simple process and only takes 10-15 minutes out of your day. The best part is knowing that you have helped save a life! Please join us on Wednesday, April 15 or Thursday, April 16 in Forum Room 6 anytime between 10a.m.-3:30 p.m. to help save lives! You can also sign-up at the Life Serve booth next to the servery on Thursday, April 9 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. or sign up online at http://www.lifeservebloodcenter.org/donate/.
- Health Services & Wellness


Life Serve Blood Drive

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

We have a chance to make a BIG difference in the lives of people by taking part in the Life Serve Blood Drive NEXT WEEK! We need your help! Several members in our BVU community have been faithful in participating but WE NEED MORE to help us increase our low numbers. Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion, yet less than 4% of those eligible to give blood do! It’s a simple process and only takes 10-15 minutes out of your day. The best part is knowing that you have helped save a life! Please join us on Wednesday, April 15 or Thursday, April 16 in Forum Room 6 anytime between 10a.m.-3:30 p.m. to help save lives! You can also sign-up at the Life Serve booth next to the servery on Thursday, April 9 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. or sign up online at http://www.lifeservebloodcenter.org/donate/.
- Health Services & Wellness


FACES is Accepting Submissions!

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

Faces is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1500 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Monday, April 13 by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, mcgusam@bvu.edu, or konzmor@bvu.edu
- Samantha McGuire


FACES Poetry Party!!

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

FACES is holding their second annual Poetry Party on April 10th, in the Underground from 7-9pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided, various activities will be available, and an open mic will be available for all who wish to read their creative works, or even their favorite author’s works. Join us as we celebrate poetry. Bring your friends!
- Samantha McGuire


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte