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Dean's Open Forum
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. Students are encouraged to stop by the Pierce Hall Skybox on Wednesday, November 5th @ 9:00 p.m. to visit with the Deans.  Refreshments will be available.

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Thanksgiving Break.  Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 26 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!  Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.

Buena Vista University Theatre will present its fall theatre performances of "Picnic" by William Inge, Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus.  BVU's production of "Picnic" will be directed by Dr. Michael Whitlatch, professor of theatre, with technical direction by David Grant Walker, assistant professor of theatre, and costume coordination by Dr. Bethany Larson, associate professor of theatre.

"Picnic" takes place Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town. A cocky vagrant comes into the lives of two families who share a common backyard and changes their lives. He breaks the heart of a young girl, encourages a spinster to marry and encourages a young woman to give up her rich boyfriend and run away with him. A winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Critic's Circle Award, "Picnic" remains a moving piece that shows how longings and desires can shape a person's life and is a realistic examination of unfilled dreams and the conditions faced by many women in the 1950s. 

For a list of the cast members, go to www.bvu.edu/theatre

Tickets for the play will be available beginning Oct. 27, and reservations can be made online at www.bvu.edu/tickets or by calling the BVU Theatre Hotline at 712.749.2211. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens and may be picked up at the door on the evening of the performance you plan to attend.

The end of the semester is quickly approaching, and that naturally means finals week!  You have the opportunity to purchase a Care-Pak(s) for your students to receive the day before finals start.  Finals this year are December 8th thru the 11th.  Snack-Paks contain a combination of healthy foods and snack foods, while the Health-Pak is mainly healthy foods.  Both are an excellent way to lift your son and/or daughter’s spirits during this crucial time.  When students receive these packages, they remember they are supported by the people they love, and it gives them an extra boost of motivation to succeed, all thanks to your support.   Go to the Student M.O.V.E. website at https://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/student-move.dot for more complete details and to place an order for one or more Care Paks.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Civic Engagement. 

Click on Upcoming Travel Opportunities on this page for more information about the AWOL Spring Break trips for March 2015.  Great service opportunities!!

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For a complete list of events and deadlines throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, you can access the Academic Calendar at www.bvu.edu/academics

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