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A.W.O.L. is BVU's alternative spring break program. In the past sixteen years we have sent 641 volunteers 160,000 miles to volunteer 28,000 hours of service! We have volunteered in five different countries and ten different states.

A.W.O.L. Mission: To immerse students in different cultures, heightened social awareness, and to advocate life-long social action through service on a local, regional, national and international level.

Here are the trip descriptions for A.W.O.L. 2017 leaving March 18.  For details of each trip, visit the A.W.O.L. website at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/awol.dot

Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism

Economic Development in Marginalized Communities

Tackling Poverty and Serving Youth

Got Social Justice?

BVU Flu Shot Registration Now Open!
Health Services & Wellness will be providing free flu shots to students.  To register for a flu shot, students can go to www.bvu.edu/flu.   There will be three vaccine administration dates during specific hours. Vaccine administration will be in Forum Rm 6, located in the Harold Walter’s Sieben’s Forum

TUESDAY          September 27, 2016   9:00 am – 1:00 pm
WEDNESDAY  September 28, 2016   9:00 am. – 1:00 pm
THURSDAY       September 29, 2016   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or spreading influenza to others should receive the (inactivated) seasonal flu vaccine!

Cancer Genomics: Understanding how genes affect cancer treatment options.

On Tuesday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Dr. Casey Williams will give a public address, an ACES event, for all students at the Estelle Siebens Science Center, Room 126.  Dr. Williams is the Director of the Avera Center for Precision Oncology and the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Williams received a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Buena Vista University in 1996, his Pharm.D. from Creighton University in 2000, and subsequently completed his PGY-1 residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of North Carolina, and his PGY-2 Oncology Practice residency at the University of Texas/Audie Murphy VA.  Dr. Williams has clinical faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, South Dakota State University School of Pharmacy, and the University of South Dakota School Of Medicine.  His current research focus is in cancer genomics and translational therapeutics to better understand the role that specific genes have on the activity of various treatments for the treatment of cancer.  

Satellite Voting on Campus October 13
Save the date for October 13 from 7:30am - 5:30pm. BVU will be host to Satellite voting! Students will be able to vote and register onsite for the upcoming election and Presidential candidates. All they need to bring is a photo I.D. If students want to register to vote prior to the day or to check to see if they are registered, they can visit https://myiowavote.turbovote.org/?r=buena-vista  
Contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson if you have any questions.

“Beaver Bucks” are convenient!
Students can use “Beaver Bucks” in the Centennial Room/Snack Bar or Common Grounds Coffee Shop. “Beaver Bucks” may be purchased in the Business Office at any time during the year and Sodexo Food Service loads the value on the student’s ID. Beaver Bucks will transfer from semester to semester, but not year to year. The cost for Beaver Bucks is as follows:

25 Beaver Bucks…. $20
50 Beaver Bucks…. $40
100 Beaver Bucks…$75

Beaver Athletics Weekly will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Beaver Athletic events and results.  You will receive the newsletter via e-mail on a weekly basis throughout the year.  http://bvuathletics.com/fanzone/Beaver_Athletics_Weekly

Outdoor Rec House Equipment Available
The Outdoor Recreation House has the following equipment available for students to use at no cost to them; just stop at the Rec House and Trevor will assist students with signing out what they need.
Camping Gear:  Tarps, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks
Water Gear:  Kayaks & Canoes, Paddleboards, Life Jackets, Paddleboats
Bike Gear:  Bikes
Sports Balls:  Basketballs, Volleyballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Kickballs
Miscellaneous:  Golf Clubs for Lawn Golf, Frisbees, Hula Hoops, Disc Golf

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