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EDUC 394 Spring Semester Time Change

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

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


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

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


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

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


2015 Benefits Fair

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

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


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

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


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, October 24th

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


SAB Social

General Announcements

Posted October 18, 2014

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


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 17, 2014

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


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 17, 2014

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


Phonathon is calling you

General Announcements

Posted October 17, 2014

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


2fix is looking to hire!

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

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


Dr. David Klee writes new book about being bullied

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

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


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

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


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted October 16, 2014

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


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 16, 2014

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


SAB Social

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


Regional Flag Football

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


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

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


Pies For Sale

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


PINK EVENT AT SOCCER!

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


Gender-Neutral Restrooms Announced

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


Associate Professor of Finance

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


Water shut-off in DE

General Announcements

Posted October 15, 2014

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


Seamless 2 Auditions

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

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


Student Callers Needed for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

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


Welcome Pre-Veterinary Society to Campus

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

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


Library Hours during Fall Break

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

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


Thank you

Good News

Posted October 14, 2014

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


Pumpkin Carving - OAC

General Announcements

Posted October 14, 2014

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


Midnight Basketball & Volleyball

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

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


BEAVER YOUTH DAY AT BVU!

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

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


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

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


Humans vs Zombies 2014

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

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


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 13, 2014

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


Stress Relief

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

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


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted October 13, 2014

Come join us group fitness classes FREE to students, faculty, and staff. All classes will begin in The Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. MONDAY: Bootcamp 6:15- 7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., THURSDAY: Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. FRIDAY: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m. Questions or concerns contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


ACES - Daren Kamali, South Pacific Performance Poetry

General Announcements

Posted October 12, 2014

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


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

General Announcements

Posted October 12, 2014

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


A Conversation with the Court

General Announcements

Posted October 12, 2014

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


Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge

General Announcements

Posted October 10, 2014

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


Student Callers Needed for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted October 10, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon program is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from November 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. Attend an information meeting on Oct. 15 from 7:30-8 pm in Siebens Forum Room 9 or you may contact Barbara Aiona for details.
- Barb Aiona


Phonathon is hiring student supervisors

General Announcements

Posted October 10, 2014

BVU’s Phonathon is looking for student supervisors to lead and manage its spring 2015 campaign. Hiring is starting now so that supervisors are selected in time for training in November. This is a great opportunity for students to gain paid supervisory experience and help make leadership decisions. Requirements include: experience as a Phonathon caller or a similar phone/customer service position; strong communication skills; ability to positively motivate callers and be a team player; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word. For more information and an application, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu). Application deadline is October 15.
- Barb Aiona


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted October 10, 2014

Monday, October 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


Seamless 2 Auditions

General Announcements

Posted October 9, 2014

Do you have a musical talent to show off?! KBVU will be hosting Seamless 2, the second annual musical talent showcase! Auditions will be WEDNESDAY October 15,22, and 29 from 5pm-6pm in the KBVU radio station located in Lage. Auditions are open to students, faculty, and staff. If you can't make auditions, contact Cassie at forscas@bvu.edu
- Chelsie Stephens


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 9, 2014

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


GRE Prep Course

General Announcements

Posted October 9, 2014

If you are planning to take the GRE any time in the next 12 months, consider joining the GRE Prep class offered in the spring. This one-credit, Pass/Fail class meets each Tuesday from 11:00am - 11:50am and simply organizes your studying. We do practice problems each week and learn about strategies for acing the test. NOTE: This year the course can be found under SOCI 150: Topics GRE Preparation. - Dr. McNabb
- Neal McNabb


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 9, 2014

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


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 9, 2014

Monica Welander is now the Academic Program Development Manager- Lakes & Prairies. Monica previously served as the Education Coordinator/ Advisor- Lakes & Prairies. Join us in congratulating Monica on her new position.
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 9, 2014

Jason Sholty's last day at BVU was October 2nd. We wish Jason well in his future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 9, 2014

Lori Gamber will begin on October 13th as the Information Desk Coordinator. Please join us in welcoming Lori to BVU!
- Human Resources


October Employee Milestones

Human Resources

Posted October 9, 2014

We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as October marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Josh Norwood, Ronda Bacon; 10+ Years: Angela Hunter, Pam Asmussen, Patricia Hampton, Jodi Phipps; 20+ Years: Barb Zeigler, Doug Carlton, and Scott Eike.
- Human Resources


Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) - Two Open Positions

General Announcements

Posted October 9, 2014

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


Auditions for Student Directed One Act Plays: Oct. 12 & 13

General Announcements

Posted October 9, 2014

Announcing auditions for the Fall 2014 Student Directed One Act Plays: Sunday, October 12th and Monday, October 13th at 9:30 p.m. in DE 209. Seven student directors are seeking between 16-21 actors. Roles are available for performers across the gender spectrum. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is required for these auditions. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has been thinking about trying out for a play but didn't have the time to commit to a full-length production. There are interesting characters to play, and it is a great way to get involved. For more information, contact Dr. Bethany Larson or the directors: Claire Boston, Nicole Boysen, Stephen Condon, Austin Delp, Emily Johnson, Kailie Liggett, and Matt Schulz.
- Bethany Larson


New Gen Ed course for Spring 2015: Intro to Literature

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

Come explore the wonderful worlds of short story, poetry, drama, and novel in this new class, ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature, offered this spring. Enjoy a rich sampling of authors contemporary and classic from around the planet. Discover how, as poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote, "the universe is made of stories, not of atoms." Gen ed humanities credit. No prerequisites necessary. This is no longer an ancient classics course. Questions? Contact Dr. Matthew Packer (packer@bvu.edu).
- Matthew Packer


ACES: Daren Kamali, South Pacific Performance Poetry

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

Everyone is invited to The Underground on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 pm for a Scholarly ACES presentation by Fijian-New Zealand poet, musician and teacher Daren Kamali. Kamali will present stories, chants, rap, melodies, and spoken word poetry expressing his belongingness, love and gratitude to Fiji, Pasifika, and Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Matthew Packer


Thank you

Human Resources

Posted October 8, 2014

We would like to thank all of the faculty and staff that attended the Homecoming Tailgate Picnic. We were thrilled with the great turn out! The winners of the door prizes were; Barb Aiona, Diana Niehaus, Matt Hull, and Demetrius Heard. Thanks again, Human Resources
- Human Resources


FLU SHOTS

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

The office of Health Services and Wellness still has Flu Vaccine Available! We HIGHLY recommend the flu vaccine for ALL college students and ALL those working directly with students such as coaches, professors, staff and housekeeping. The flu vaccine is also available for faculty/staff dependents 18 years or older for $20. Please stop down to our office anytime between the hours of 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. No appointment is necessary.
- Health Services and Wellness


Midnight Basketball & Volleyball

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

Midnight Basketball and Volleyball registration is now available! Please go to IMLeagues.com and sign up. We have men's, women's and corec leagues available! Basketball starts Wednesday, October 22 and Volleyball starts Tuesday, October 28.
- Trevor Berneking


Superior Hiking Trail

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

Greetings Adventurers! Do you want something fun and exciting to do for Fall Break? Well look no further! On October 18th -20th will be taking a trip to the Superior National Forest by Silver Bay, Minnesota for camping and adventuring. On Saturday we will head up the road to the Superior National Forest to camp, hike and relax for a couple of days. We will leave campus at 8:00 am the 18th, and return Monday, October 20 in the evening. To reserve your spot email alps@bvu.edu. The trip will be $50 per student which cover costs of travel, camping and most of the food. We only have seven spots available, so sign up fast!
- ALPS


Hunger/CROP walk

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

Teacher’s Inc. and Council for Exceptional Children will be sponsoring the annual Crop Walk at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on October 12th. The local CROP Hunger Walk introduces the issue of world hunger and that together we can work to end it. Sponsored by CWS, CROP Hunger Walk is the oldest hunger-fighting fundraising event in the U.S. It involves over 1600 communities each year. 25 percent of the money raised in this crop walk will be donated within the community hosting the CROP Hunger Walk. This will help the local community to provide food and clean drinking water to individuals who cannot afford this luxury. This event will take place on October 12th at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Registration beginning at 1:30. Walk at 2:00. To sign up for the walk, make a donation, or to ask further questions please contact JoAnna Pluym at pluyjoa@bvu.edu for further information.
- JoAnna Pluym


Get your lawn raked!

General Announcements

Posted October 8, 2014

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


Buena Breakfast

Good News

Posted October 8, 2014

A big 'Shout Out' and 'Thank You' to the IMPACT Student Ministry Leadership Team for providing the 'Free Buena Breakfast' Midnight to 3 am in the Underground during the wee hours of Saturday morning for the campus community. The team served scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage and juice to over 260 students following the Paint Rave. Please share an encouraging word to Hannah Zimmerman, Sarah Moeller, Brady Haye, Laura Eberly, Mark Eberly, Stephen Butterfield, Ryan Peterson, Ian Grigsby, Hollie Withee, Rhonda Long-Birdsall, Ryan Mellott and Alum Michael Boyle for their great service and outreach to the BVU community!
- Ken Meissner


Rural Health Fellowships Available

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

Buena Vista University is pleased to announce it will offer a January 2015 fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as health professionals in rural settings. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in the areas of dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy. The Rural Health Fellowship comes with an internship with local health practitioners and a $1,000 stipend for the student to help defray the costs of taking entrance exams and applying to professional school. The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings. Students who are interested in applying should contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu to obtain the application and recommendation forms. Applications and recommendations are due by 5 pm on Thursday 16 October 2014.
- Rural Health Fellowship Selection Committee


URMED Fellowships Available

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

Buena Vista University and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) are pleased to announce they will offer a January 2015 Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as medical doctors in rural settings. The URMED fellowship comes with a January term internship at BVRMC and in other rural hospital settings. The fellowship also comes with a $3,000 stipend to help defray the costs associated with taking the MCAT and applying to medical school. The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings. Students who are interested in applying should contact Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu to obtain the application and recommendation forms. Applications and recommendations are due by 5 pm on Thursday 16 October 2014.
- URMED Selection Committee


Stine Endowment Science Fellowship Available

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

If you are a BVU student majoring in one of the majors in the School of Science you are eligible to apply for a Stine Endowment Fellowship. This fellowship provides students with funding for exceptional academic and professional opportunities. Examples would include but are not limited to: supporting travel to or lodging at unique internship sites; carrying out research projects off campus; travel to meetings to present research; or other unique academic opportunities developed by you. This is a chance to dream big and express your intellectual excellence. To apply for Stine Endowment Science Fellowship students need a faculty sponsor from the School of Science and need to complete a brief application. The student can obtain this application from a School of Science faculty member or via Sue Vaudt in the School of Science Office (email: vaudts@bvu.edu). Completed applications for funding of opportunities in January term or Spring semester of 2015 should be submitted by 31 October 2014 to the Stine Endowment Committee, C/O Sue Vaudt in the School of Science office. Funding for Summer and Fall 2015 opportunities will be considered now as well as in the spring semester. Please direct any questions you have about this fellowship to the members of the Stine Endowment Committee, which includes James Hampton, Ben Donath, Brian Lenzmeier, Melanie Hauser and Jason Shepherd.
- Stine Endowment Committee


Weekend Programming Money Available

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

Is your organization planning an event this semester that occurs Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Would it be beneficial for you to have additional funding? Please consider taking advantage of the Weekend Programming Grant. http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student- activities/weekend- programming.dot Make sure to like us on facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/BuenaVistaWeekendProgramming Please read the guidelines carefully to make sure your event fits the criteria. The Weekend Programming Committee meets next on Thursday, October 16th and looks forward to your request!
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


AWOL Site Leaders Selected

Good News

Posted October 7, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Site Leaders for AWOL! Animal Advocacy: Tabitha Ubben; Inner City Poverty: Zach Ahrens & Natalie Bellairs; Long Term Aid: Bonnie Keller & Charlie Webster; Education: Alejandra Mendoza. Take a chance and apply to be a participant! The program is accepting 32 students to serve as participants on these trips! Applications are available here: https://www.bvu.edu/dotAsset/b53e3954-6006-471e-883d-4b3ce4dae838.ukn If you have questions or want someone to review your application please contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson. Applications are due Friday!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


BVU Proud!

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

It truly takes a campus-wide effort to plan and staff Homecoming weekend. Sincere thanks to all for the role you played in making Homecoming 2014 a fabulous, festive occasion - one our alumni & guests will remember and treasure!
- Amy Jones, Kristie Spotts and the Alumni & Development team


Thank you

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

Thank you to President Fred and Susan Moore and the BVU community for the beautiful flowers and many kind words we received during my wife's recent hospitalization.
- Jason Shepherd


Esprit de Corps

Good News

Posted October 7, 2014

Congratulations to Sam Knudsen for being selected as Tour Guide of the Month. Sam spent many hours giving tours to prospective students and family members, as well as housing guests. Thanks for all your hard work Sam!
- Esprit Executive Board


BYOD Stipend Checks

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

The Business Office is working as quickly as possible to ready BYOD stipend checks. The checks will be available for pick up no later than the end of October, more than likely sooner. All students who registered for the BYOD program, and are expecting a BYOD stipend check, will receive an email when their check can be picked up at the Business Office. All checks will be issued at the same time. Thank you for your patience as we work to print all of the checks.
- The Business Office


Phonathon is hiring student supervisors

General Announcements

Posted October 7, 2014

BVU’s Phonathon is looking for student supervisors to lead and manage its spring 2015 campaign. Hiring is starting now so that supervisors are selected in time for training in November. This is a great opportunity for students to gain paid supervisory experience and help make leadership decisions. Requirements include: experience as a Phonathon caller or a similar phone/customer service position; strong communication skills; ability to positively motivate callers and be a team player; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word. For more information and an application, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu). Application deadline is October 15.
- Barb Aiona