BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Show for the Dough

Nov. 16, 2017

Congratulations to Baily Wiltgen, who was in attendance at last night's women's basketball game to claim the $150 pot in the Show for the Dough promotion!  The pot now goes back to $50 for this Saturday's 4pm men's game against UW-Stevens Point.  The winner will be announced randomly at Saturday's game, so all students are encouraged to attend from the opening tip-off.  If the announced winner does not report in one minute of being announced, the pot will grow to $100 for next Saturday's men's game.

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

All-Campus Christmas Dinner

Nov. 15, 2017

A Reminder for All Staff, Faculty and Administration: Please contact Deb Willer if you are able to help serve at this year's All-Campus Dinner set for Thursday, Nov. 30th.

All Students: Please Sign-up for the All-Campus Christmas Dinner with your Resident Assistant by Tuesday, Nov. 21 in order for Sodexo to have your special meal prepared (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options will be available as well)!

Commuters: Please Sign up in the Office of Student Affairs!

Thank you! and Hope to see you there!

Kenneth Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Chapel

Nov. 15, 2017

Please join us for Chapel today, at 11 am, as Jenny Schildroth will share about her recent mission outreach to Haiti. We hope to see you there as we gather in Schaller Memorial Chapel. Thank you!

Kenneth Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

A/P Cut-off date for Invoices

Nov. 15, 2017

The cut-off date for invoices to be paid next week is noon on Monday, November 20, 2017.  Please have all invoices in by this time.  Any invoices received after the cut off will not be paid until the following week.  Accounts Payable checks will be ran on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the business office.

Karen Halder | halderk@bvu.edu

Christmas Cards

Nov. 15, 2017

UMC has designed a Christmas card that can be ordered by campus departments.  Please click on the link below and provide your department name, your name, the account number you would like the cards charged to and the number of cards you would like to order.  A preview of the card and the message on the inside can be seen on the form.  http://bvu.edu/christmascard

Please contact UMC x2120 if you have any questions. Your order must be placed by Monday, November 20 and late orders will not be accepted.

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Nov. 15, 2017

Monday Nov 20, 2017 3:15-4:15 pm Smith 204

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Director Professional School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Master Program position in Graduate Program on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 3:15pm -4:15 pm in Smith 204. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Tobacco is Wacko

Nov. 14, 2017

Team Wellness will be hosting a booth outside of the serve on Thursday, November 16th, from 11AM to 1PM. This booth will provide information about tobacco use as well as different altenatives. We will also be providing samples of "Beaver Chew". Please stop by if you are interested! 

Hailey Dollen | dollhai@bvu.edu

LifeServe Blood Drive Sign up

Nov. 14, 2017

Want to do something amazing today? Want the chance towin a FREE Pizza Ranch buffet?  All it takes is to sign up to donate blood at the LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up Booth on Monday, November 20 from 11 a.m- 1 p.m. Students who sign up will be put into a drawing and 1 lucky winner will be chosen!

The blood drive will be on Monday, November 27 at Tuesday November 28 from 10:00-2:30 p.m. Be amazing today, save a life and have a chance to win a free meal!

 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Dinner with an Optometrist: Dr. Megan Sullivan

Nov. 14, 2017

Are you considering a career in the health professions?  If so, please come to an informal (and free) pizza dinner with Optometrist Dr. Megan Sullivan from 6:00 – 7:15 on Tuesday 28 November 2017.  Dr. Sullivan is a BVU graduate who will share her insights into being successful in professional school, Optometry as a profession, and balancing a challenging and rewarding professional career with raising a family.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Lenzmeier@bvu.edu

ALPS Paintball

Nov. 13, 2017

ALPS is taking a trip to ICU paintball in Des Moines on DEC 1. we will be leaving at 2:00 to go have some paint ball FUN! The trip will cost $15, if you wish to go on the trip with is you can pay at the business office! 

Tyler Prescott | prestyl@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Nov. 13, 2017

Do you know a faculty member should be recognized for being an excellent teacher?  Someone who inspires students to achieve great things?  Someone who encourages and supports student success inside and outside the classroom?  If so, then please nominate this faculty member for the George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching using the online nomination form:  https://www.bvu.edu/wythe-nominate/.  Please support your nomination by giving strong examples of why you want to nominate this person.  Nominations close Friday, February 9, 2018.

Robbie Ludy | Ludy@bvu.edu | Link

Resident Advisor Information Sessions

Nov. 13, 2017

Residence Life is in need of students to become peer advisors and mentors in our residence halls. If you are interested in being a part of the fun and rewarding team of Resident Advisors we have on campus, please attend one of the following information sessions to learn more! These information sessions are required for anyone who would like to become an RA either in the Spring 2018 semester or the 2018-2019 academic year. You can also check out more information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/184994782051478/

               Thurs. Nov. 16th in Briscoe 1 from 1:30-2:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

Fri. Nov. 17th in the Skybox from 1:30-2:00 pm or 3:30-4:00 pm

Mon. Nov. 20th in the Liberty 1st Floor TV Lounge from 2:30-3:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

Tues. Nov. 21st in the Grand 1st Floor TV Lounge from 1:30-2:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

Portia Gresham | greshamp@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES:

Nov. 13, 2017

On Monday, November 6, graduation applications were emailed to all students who have indicated that they intend to graduate Spring/Summer of 2018. Those applications are due back to the Registrar’s Office on, Friday, December 8. If you feel you should have received and application but did not, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to graduate Spring/Summer 2018, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Veteran's Day Appreciation

Nov. 13, 2017

In celebration of Veterans Day on Saturday, all BVU faculty, staff, and student military veterans are invited to enjoy a beverage of their choice at Common Grounds today. The beverage is on us, in honor and celebration of their role in serving and protecting our country. We appreciate your service!

A special thank you to Human Resources and Student Senate for co-sponsoring this event. 

Dale Scully | scullyd@bvu.edu

Needing some cash for the Holidays?

Nov. 10, 2017

With Christmas slowly approaching do you find yourself strapped for cash? The Admissions Office has institutional and federal work study office and Tele-Team  openings to help put more money in your bank account. If you are an outgoing and  motivated individual who would enjoy helping the admissions counselors with miscellaneous tasks, then we have a work study position for you.  If you would rather talk on the phone and help recruit prospective students then Tele- Team would be a great fit for you. For more details please contact Jordan Kane at kanej@bvu.edu.

Jordan Kane | kanej@bvu.edu

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Nov. 10, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Monday Nov 20, 2017 3:15-4:15 pm Smith 204

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Director Professional School Counseling & Mental Health Counciling Master Program position in Graduate Program on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 3:15pm -4:15 pm in Smith 204. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Data Analytics and Society', honors class, Spring 2018

Nov. 9, 2017

Data Analytics and Society honors class (HONR 221) will be offered in Spring 2018. The class focuses on advances in Data Science and Predictive Analytics with covering applications in family and personal life, marketing, financial risk and insurance, healthcare, and others. A particular focus will be given to discussing ethical and societal aspects of the applications, such as the place of ethnicity and religion in predictive models, terrorism, and crime prevention.

To get more information on Data Science and Analytics follow the DS program on Twitter or Facebook: @bvudata

Anton Bezuglov | bezuglov@bvu.edu | Link

Want to win $100?

Nov. 9, 2017

We would very much like to know what you think of your dining program. To gather your very important feedback, we have created a short customer satisfaction survey.

Take our short survey and be entered to win one of two $100 gift cards!

The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete and the survey link will be open through 11/18/2017. To participate in this online survey, please click on the link: http://tinyurl.com/y8n9kn6m

Thank you, in advance, for your participation and valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you!

Meagan Stuart | catering@bvu.edu

Christmas Cards

Nov. 9, 2017

UMC has designed a Christmas card that can be ordered by campus departments.  Please click on the link below and provide your department name, your name, the account number you would like the cards charged to and the number of cards you would like to order.  A preview of the card and the message on the inside can be seen on the form.  http://bvu.edu/christmascard

Please contact UMC x2120 if you have any questions. Your order must be placed by Monday, November 20 and late orders will not be accepted.

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

Not Living On-Campus Next Semester?

Nov. 9, 2017

Residents who are not returning to the residence halls for either Interim or Spring 2018, must follow the link below to complete an Intent to Vacate form. Reasons for not returning could include graduation, withdrawal, transferring, etc. Please provide the information requested by Friday, December 1, 2017.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Sodexo Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 9, 2017

The Servery will close for Thanksgiving Break at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 22nd and will re-open at 5pm on Sunday, November 26th. Residence halls will remain open and residents can stay on campus without requesting permission.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

ResLife Survey: Tell Us How We Are Doing

Nov. 9, 2017

Residents - check your email for a link to take the ResLife Survey from November 13th-30th. Share your thoughts and let us know how we can improve and make your living experience better. Everyone who fills it out will have a chance to win 1 of 8 $25 Amazon gift cards! Also, the wing with the most responses will get a pizza party! If you complete the survey and screen shot the "Thank You" page, take it your residence hall office to receive a candy bag.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE!

Nov. 8, 2017

Health Services & Wellness would like to remind everyone that we still have FREE flu vaccine available.    Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of influenza or spreading influenza to others should consider the seasonal flu vaccine! Call Health Services & Wellness 1238  to schedule a time to receive the vaccine. 

Tami Laursen | healthservices@bvu.edu

Network and Server Maintenance on November 9

Nov. 8, 2017

Information Technology Services will be performing maintenance on BVU’s servers on Thursday, November 9th, from 11 PM until 4 AM. During this time, BVU services may be down. Maintenance will NOT affect Canvas, any Office 365 service including email, the main website, or network connectivity. 

Casey Godfrey - Information Technology Services | casey@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES:

Nov. 8, 2017

On Monday, November 6, graduation applications were emailed to all students who intend to graduate Spring/Summer of 2018. Those applications are due back to the Registrar’s Office on, Friday, December 8. If you feel you should have received and application but did not, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to graduate Spring/Summer 2018, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Turkey Trot 5K (Nov 19)

Nov. 6, 2017

Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Race Nov 19

·        Cost? Non-perishable food for entry

·        Where? Meet at Rec House

·        Time? 2PM start

·        Attire? Dress warmly

·        Best Halloween Costume wins prize

·        1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes 

Gage Cook | cookgag@bvu.edu

Annual Christmas Dinner

Nov. 6, 2017

BVU's Annual Christmas Dinner will be held, Thursday, November 30th. If you, both faculty and staff, would like to be a part of this long-standing tradition by helping serve our students, please email me at willerd@bvu.edu.  Thanks for volunteering!  Deb Willer

Deb Willer | willerd@bvu.edu

Teleconference Presentation by Carl Wieman

Nov. 5, 2017

Come hear Nobel Prize winning Physicist and master educator, Carl Wieman, talk about evidence based teaching.  Too many universities remain wedded to outmoded ways of teaching science and other disciplines in spite of extensive research showing that there are much more effective methods. Too few departments ask whether what happens in their lecture halls is effective at helping students to learn and how they can encourage their faculty to teach better. But real change is possible, and Carl Wieman shows us how it can be brought about! 

Please join us November 9th at 3:15 in Hanson 8 for a teleconference presentation featuring Dr. Carl Wieman in his talk entitled "Better teaching through science"!  This lecture is open and relevant to all educators in the BVU community.

Shawn Stone | stone@bvu.edu

The Mischlinge Expose

Nov. 3, 2017

The Mischlinge Expose ACES event scheduled for Thursday November 9 has been moved from Anderson Auditorium to Schaller Chapel.

Colette Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu | Link

SPRING SWIM CLASS

Nov. 3, 2017

Students/Staff!! Improve your swimming stroke!  Get in shape! and/or LEARN to swim!  We're sorry that this class was not up in time for registration but you may register now.  It is the first seven weeks of the spring semester on T/H from 1-1:50pm.  I look forward to assisting you!  Thanks! The class is one credit and titledEXSC100-01  Individual Sport Swimming Techniques.

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

2017 All-Campus Christmas Dinner Sign-Up

Nov. 2, 2017

A Quick Reminder For You! The Buena Vista University All-Campus Dinner is set for Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5pm. Please sign-up with your Resident-Assistant by Nov 21, in order that Sodexo will have an approximate count for meals to prepare. There will be a regular meal as well as a Vegetarian/Vegan and Gluten-Free option. We ask that the Commuter Students please sign-up in the Office of Student Affairs. Please make time in your schedule to join in one of BVU's memorable traditions! Thank You! The All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Working Animals

Nov. 2, 2017

As we continue to interact with service animals and emotional support animals on campus we ask that you please refrain from feeding any and all animals on campus.  These animals have special dietary needs they must follow in order to continue working effectively with their owners.  Thanks so much for your cooperation.

Dale Scully | scullyd@bvu.edu

Airport Shuttle Service

Nov. 2, 2017

Just a reminder that BVU will provide a shuttle to the Omaha Eppley Airport on Friday, December 15. The shuttle will leave the bell at 8:00 AM. You can also sign up for a return trip on Wednesday, January 3 or Sunday, January 28 from the Omaha Airport to campus. Pick up times are 5:00 PM both days. The cost is $15 one way. Sign up in the GSLC or email Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you are interested or if you any have questions.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 2, 2017

The Servery will be closed Thursday, November 23 through lunch on Sunday, November 26 for Thanksgiving Break. Since we have many students who may not be able to go home for this break, we ask those of you who are going home, to consider inviting someone to spend the weekend with you at home. This is a great way to extend kindness during this holiday season. We hope many faculty, staff and students will consider inviting someone to spend Thanksgiving with them.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Nov. 1, 2017

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Trick-or-Treat Program Thank You!

Nov. 1, 2017

The Office of Residence Life would like to send a huge THANK YOU to the various offices, departments, and individuals who donated candy for the Storm Lake comunity Trick-or-Treat program this past Monday. It was a huge success and we would not have been able to do it without your assistance! Thank you, again!

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Teleconference Presentation by Carl Wieman

Nov. 1, 2017

Come hear Nobel Prize winning Physicist and master educator, Carl Wieman, talk about evidence based teaching.  Too many universities remain wedded to outmoded ways of teaching science and other disciplines in spite of extensive research showing that there are much more effective methods. Too few departments ask whether what happens in their lecture halls is effective at helping students to learn and how they can encourage their faculty to teach better. But real change is possible, and Carl Wieman shows us how it can be brought about! 

Please join us November 9th at 3:15 in Hanson 8 for a teleconference presentation featuring Dr. Carl Wieman in his talk entitled "Better teaching through science"!  This lecture is open and relevant to all educators in the BVU community.

Shawn Stone | stone@bvu.edu

Campus Safety Advisory

Oct. 31, 2017

Campus Safety Advisory

A large number of students have vehicles on campus and with the cold weather approaching we ask that you take a few precautionary steps to help ensure your vehicle will start and safe travels.

  • Make sure to start your vehicle at least once a week and allow it to run for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  • Please keep your gas tank at least half way full (preferably full), as the weather dips below freezing this will help prevent the buildup of condensation and any water in your gas lines from freezing.
  • Check the air pressure in your tires and make sure they are properly inflated, cold weather will cause the air in the tires to contract and not be at the proper pressure.
  • Please make sure to keep a blanket and or additional clothing along with bottled water in the trunk.
  • Finally, if you don’t already have them, then request jumper cables for Christmas and keep them in your vehicle.

If you have any questions about the tips mentioned or need a jump, please stop by Campus Security in the Office for Student Affairs or contactus at 712.749.2500

Craig Mihaljevich | mihaljevic@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

Oct. 30, 2017

Faculty & staff: please join President Merchant for monthly “Java with Josh” meetings! These monthly discussions will be centered around a specific topic, and will give BVU faculty and staff the opportunity to come enjoy coffee and donuts and converse about various topics.

 

This month’s Java w/ Josh will be held on November 8th from 9-10 a.m. in FM 5. The discussion topic will be focused on creative recruitment strategies. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by November 2. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Last Week to Buy a Pie

Oct. 30, 2017

This is the last week that BVATS willbe taking pie orders.  Students in the Buena Vista Athletic Training Society are selling Bishop Square pies to raise money to attend educational conferences and other opportunities throughout the year.  All of these pies are baked and ready to enjoy!  We have a wide variety from classic apple  and cherry to french silk and pumpkin supreme!  Pies are 20.00 each, or 4 for 70.00, and they will be here the week of Thanksgiving.  Save yourself the time and effort this holiday season and support BVATS!  If interested contact Allyson Ervin (erviall@bvu.edu).

Lisa Bengtson | bengtsonl@bvu.edu

IIAC Volleyball Tournament

Oct. 30, 2017

The Buena Vista volleyball team begins the Iowa Conference Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, October 31.  #3 Buena Vista hosts #6 Neb. Wesleyan at 7:00pm inside Siebens Fieldhouse.  It will be a Halloween themed match so come dressed in your favorite costume for a chance to be entered into a possible drawing for a gift card, but more importantly to help cheer on your Beavers!!!!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

A Week of Calm!

Oct. 28, 2017

This week BVU is welcoming a group of Tibetan monks from a monastery in South India. They will be creating a beautiful, colored sand mandala in the BVU Art gallery throughout the week. All are invited to visit the gallery, talk with the monks, or just sit and watch the monks create a work of traditional Buddhist art. The gallery will be open daily around 8am – 5 pm. An Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 11:00am on Mon 20 Oct., and a Closing/Sweeping Away Ceremony will be Fri. 3 Nov at 1:00pm. While these are NOT ACES events, ACES credit is available at three particular times in the week, see ACES page for exact dates and times. 

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 28, 2017

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Rock Climbing Nov 12

Oct. 27, 2017

• When? Sunday, November 12th
• Where? Climb Iowa in Des Moines!
• First come first serve due to limited spots!
• Return mid to late afternoon!
• Get off campus for a day of fun!
Sign up at Business Office

Gage Cook | cookgag@bvu.edu | Link

Swimming Classes

Oct. 26, 2017

Come swim students!!  There will be classes held at the pool during J-term as well as in the first half of the spring semester!  These classes can be for any swimming ability (beginning through advanced)!  You can email me with questions also!  Thanks!

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

We End Violence Presentation

Oct. 26, 2017

 

BVU Community Mark Your Calendars for Thursday November 2, 2017!

On Thursday November 2, Co-director of We End Violence will be on campus for THREE separate presentations.   Jeffery Bucholtz, MA has worked as an activist and public speaker, providing hundreds of presentations and performances in the field of sexual violence, masculinity, relationship violence, gender normativity, popular culture, violence prevention, stalking, bullying, working in alliances, feminist thought, and the intersectionality of oppression.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity.  It is HIGHLY recommended that ALL students, faculty, and staff attend an appropriate presentation. (faculty/staff Presentation One or Two, students ACES) 

 

Faculty/Staff Presentation One:               Respect Me: A Conversation about Preventing Violence

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Schaller Chapel

Faculty/Staff Training

 

Student ACES:                                                Before It Happens: Realistic Strategies for Preventing

                                                                           Relationship Violence

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Schaller Chapel

Student ACES

 

Faculty/Staff Presentation Two:               Respect Me: A conversation about Preventing Violence

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Schaller Chapel

Faculty/Staff Training

 

Check out his work at the following links: 

http://weendviolence.com/together_we_can_2.html  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AUe6ODoJec#t=90

 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Candy Donation

Oct. 26, 2017

The offices of Student Affairs is collecting candy for the on campus trick or treating this coming Monday the 30th of October. Candy donations can be dropped off at the office of Crystal Jones. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Crystal.

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Wanna be a Student Senator?

Oct. 25, 2017

Do you want to make a difference? The Buena Vista University Student Senate is recruiting new members and we want YYYOOOUUU! This is a great way to represent your collegues and make your voice heard. The application is short and the process is easy to apply. Email staujac@bvu.edu for more information!

Jacob Braddock | bradjac@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 25, 2017

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

We End Violence Presentation

Oct. 25, 2017

BVU Community Mark Your Calendars for Thursday November 2, 2017!

On Thursday November 2, Co-director of We End Violence will be on campus for THREE separate presentations.   Jeffery Bucholtz, MA has worked as an activist and public speaker, providing hundreds of presentations and performances in the field of sexual violence, masculinity, relationship violence, gender normativity, popular culture, violence prevention, stalking, bullying, working in alliances, feminist thought, and the intersectionality of oppression.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity.  It is HIGHLY recommended that ALL students, faculty, and staff attend an appropriate presentation. (faculty/staff Presentation One or Two, students ACES) 

 

Faculty/Staff Presentation One:               Respect Me: A Conversation about Preventing Violence

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Schaller Chapel

Faculty/Staff Training

 

Student ACES:                                                Before It Happens: Realistic Strategies for Preventing

                                                                           Relationship Violence

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Schaller Chapel

Student ACES

 

Faculty/Staff Presentation Two:               Respect Me: A conversation about Preventing Violence

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Schaller Chapel

Faculty/Staff Training

 

Check out his work at the following links: 

http://weendviolence.com/together_we_can_2.html  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AUe6ODoJec#t=90

 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Pies For Sale

Oct. 25, 2017

Not wanting to bake this year for Thanksgiving or need a hostess gift to bring to a party? BVATS has the answer for you!  Students in the Buena Vista Athletic Training Society are selling Bishop Square pies to raise money to attend educational conferences and other opportunities throughout the year.  All of these pies are baked and ready to enjoy!  We have a wide variety from classic apple  and cherry to french silk and pumpkin supreme!  Pies are 20.00 each, or 4 for 70.00, and they will be here the week of Thanksgiving.  Save yourself the time and effort this holiday season and support BVATS!  If interested contact Allyson Ervin (erviall@bvu.edu).

Lisa Bengtson | bengtsonl@bvu.edu | Link

Java w/ Josh

Oct. 24, 2017

Faculty & staff: please join President Merchant for monthly “Java with Josh” meetings! These monthly discussions will be centered around a specific topic, and will give BVU faculty and staff the opportunity to come enjoy coffee and donuts and converse about various topics.

 

Next month’s Java w/ Josh will be held on November 8th from 9-10 a.m. in FM 5. The discussion topic will be focused on creative recruitment strategies. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by November 2. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

New Education Student Orientation

Oct. 23, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017.  7:00pm - 9:00pm in Smith 210.  If you are a new education major - elementary or secondary - plan on attending this MANDATORY orientation.  You should have received an email invitation to this event.  Please RSVP by accepting the invitation or emailing Kara Neville.

Kara Neville | neville@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 20, 2017

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Airport Shuttle Service

Oct. 19, 2017

The university will be providing a shuttle service to the Omaha Airport for students who are traveling home by airplane at the end of the semester. The cost is $15 for one-way. The shuttle is currently planning on leaving on Friday, December 15 at 8:00 AM from the university. If you have already made reservations for earlier and are interested in a ride, please contact Mark Shea as we may be able to make alternative arrangements. Reservation forms can be picked up in the GSLC or or from Mark Shea in Student Affairs. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 18, 2017

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

ICoRN Fall Interview Day

Oct. 18, 2017

The Iowa College Recruiting Network will be hosting a Fall Interview Day at Morninside College on November 7, 2017. This event allows students the opportunity to interview for internship and job opportunities with 20 different companies and with over 50 positions.

Interested students must register online by October 19 at 4 P.M. For questions regarding registration please contact Zoey Breese at BreeseZ@bvu.edu.

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Professional-Self Seminar

Oct. 18, 2017

Are you prepared to exhibit professionalism anywhere anytime? Can you distinguish professional do's and don'ts? Find out by attending the Career and Personal Development's half hour seminar over professionalism.

Career and Personal Development | careerservices@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Course Offering

Oct. 18, 2017

PHIL 335 Bioethics Tues/Thurs 12:00pm-1:15pm.

This is a 3 credit, General Education Humanities, writing intensive, and GWTR course.

Looking forward to a career in medicine, nursing, or any of the allied health professions? Or are you a business major? Pre Law? Art therapy? Or… Than Bioethics is an important class for you. In this course we explore bioethical issues, some making headline news: availability of birth control in insurance plans, NFL and concussions, CRISPR/Cas9, Drug companies, cost of meds, and opioid use, etc. This course is designed to familiarize you with the major ethical systems operating within the USA and their application to the moral and ethical issues currently arising in medicine, biomedical technology and research, and healthcare.  A majority of the course focuses on critical examination of actual case studies, and on you developing/articulating your own views on particular contemporary bioethical issues.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

The Way Up Conference

Oct. 18, 2017

The Way Up Conference – Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

Join us to explore Women in Higher Education:  Engaging, Aspiring and…

The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, November 2-3, 2017 at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Des Moines. 

The Way Up Conference is for women who have chosen or who are interested in positions of leadership or administration in higher education in Iowa.  To accomplish this, the Way Up Conference:

·         Explores ways institutions can identify, assist and promote women into leadership positions.

·         Reviews state and national issues in higher education, particularly as they relate to women.

·         Promotes growth, development and self-confidence of participants.

·         Assists participants in enhancing their knowledge of higher education and their skills as leaders.

To register for the conference, visit our website www.wayup-iowa.org

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa

Email: doreen.hayek@uni.edu or Phone: 319.273.7300

Laura Todd | toddl@bvu.edu | Link

Pie Sales

Oct. 18, 2017

Not wanting to bake this year for Thanksgiving or need a hostess gift to bring to a party? BVATS has the answer for you!  Students in the Buena Vista Athletic Training Society are selling Bishop Square pies to raise money to attend educational conferences and other opportunities throughout the year.  All of these pies are baked and ready to enjoy!  We have a wide variety from classic apple  and cherry to french silk and pumpkin supreme!  Pies are 20.00 each, or 4 for 70.00, and they will be here the week of Thanksgiving.  Save yourself the time and effort this holiday season and support BVATS!  If interested contact Allyson Ervin (erviall@bvu.edu).

Lisa Bengtson | bengtsonl@bvu.edu | Link

THANK YOU

Oct. 17, 2017

I want to Thank President and Carrie Merchant for the lovely lantern sent to my husband's funeral.  I also want to thank Facilities Management for the large Peace Lily, I received.  A special thank you to the BVU Community, who have sent cards, memeorials and food to my home during my time of sorrow.  It gives me much comfort to know so many were willing to help me and my family.  The thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated.

Cindy Jacobson | jacobsonc@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Registration

Oct. 17, 2017

Your student account must be paid in full or up-to-date on the BVU Payment Plan that you already have set up before you can register for Spring 2018 courses. Spring Registration begins October 25th. Please contact the Business Office with any questions regarding your student account. Thank you!

Business Office | busoffice@bvu.edu

Scholars Day 2018

Oct. 17, 2017

Scholars Day 2018 will be Saturday April 28, 2018 from 12-4pm. Scholars Day is a great way to showcase your work in any discipline and is a noteworthy addition to your CV or resume! Monetary grants are available for use toward your Scholars Day project. Go to https://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/scholars-day-showcase/index.dot for more information on Scholars Day and to submit a grant application. 

Dr. Tracy Thomas | Thomas2@BVU.edu | Link

BeaverNet and Other Jenzabar Services Unavailable on Tuesday from 6 PM until Midnight

Oct. 15, 2017

All Jenzabar systems including BeaverNet will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 17th, from 6 PM until midnight for maintenance. 

Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services | scott@bvu.edu

ICoRN Fall Interview Day

Oct. 13, 2017

The Iowa College Recruiting Network will be hosting a Fall Interview Day at Morninside College on November 7, 2017. This event allows students the opportunity to interview for internship and job opportunities with 20 different companies and with over 50 positions.

Interested students must register online by October 19 at 4 P.M. For questions regarding registration please contact Zoey Breese at BreeseZ@bvu.edu.

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 13, 2017

Join us for the Fall Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

BVU Library Fall Break Hours

Oct. 13, 2017

The BVU Library will be open on Monday, Oct. 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 the Library will be open our usual hours, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight.  The Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

BV Buddies Recruitment

Oct. 11, 2017

BV Buddies is an organization that pairs BVU student mentors with middle school students. We are looking for mentors!

 

If you are interested in being a part of BV Buddies, contact:

Sarah Callihan, BVU  Americorps at callihans@bvu.edu!

 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Soles4Souls

Oct. 11, 2017

Hey BV students and faculty! Got any old shoes that don’t wear often, don’t fit, or are slowly falling apart?? Don’t throw them away! Donate them to soles4souls an organization that makes them into new for those less fortunate! This organization serves as a job opportunity for intellectual disabled, gives back to the less fortunate and provides an opportunity for students to be engaged in volunteer work! The drive runs all year long, and boxes are conveniently placed around campus. Help us hit our semester goal of 500!

Shelby Hermansen | hermshe@bvu.edu

Mary Swope

Oct. 10, 2017

Do you believe Swope is haunted? If you do, do you believe the ghost is Mary Swope? If you answered yes OR no, I would like to interview you on your beliefs in this lore for my senior project. I'm researching how stories change over time, and my topic is local ghost stories. I want to know what people have heard, if they believe in the story, why or why not. My goal for these interviews are to see how beliefs between different people can change a particular story throughout time. If you want to share your experiences or opinions please contact Tiffany Brauckman at brautif@bvu.edu.

Tiffany Brauckman | brautif@bvu.edu

BVU Swim and Dive Club

Oct. 10, 2017

Looking for students who would have an interest in participating in a competitive swim/dive club at Buena Vista. Please e-mail Brent Koppie at bkoppie@yahoo.com as soon as possible if you would have an interest in participating or to get further information. Thanks!

Brent Koppie | bkoppie@yahoo.com

Urban Immersion to Minneapolis

Oct. 10, 2017

There are a few more openings for the 2017 Urban Immersion to Minneapolis during Fall Break, Oct. 21-24. We will be serving at a number of sites, including shelters and soup kitchens as we confront poverty and social injustice. All transporation, meals and housing will be taken care of. Please contact Ken Meissner ASAP for further details. Thank you.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Dinner with a Doctor October 17th

Oct. 9, 2017

The URMED program is proud to sponsor "Dinner with a Doctor" on Tuesday October 17th at 6 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Alex Davis, a BVU graduate who recently completed medical school and is in residency in Ohio.  He will be available to discuss successfully getting into, as well as succeeding in medical school.  This will be an informal Pizza dinner and will be free to students.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

INTERRACIAL DATING: A COUCH CONVERSATION

Oct. 6, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents their monthly Couch Conversation. This month the student-led conversation centers around Interracial Dating. Does the culture of your partner matter? Are you supposed to "stick to your own"? Is it a prejudice or a preference? Come share your thoughts, listen, and gain understanding. Refreshments will be served. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2017

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: PIERCE/WHITE SKYBOX

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

You're invited to the Community Campaign Kickoff and Reception

Oct. 6, 2017

You're invited to the 2017-18 Community Campaign kickoff and reception on Oct. 11 from 5-6:30 pm in Dows Conference Center. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Stop by this "come and go" event and meet and thank our community members for their support of BVU. A short program will begin at 5:20 pm including remarks from campaign co-chairs Steve Berg of Berg Jewelry and Dr. Dan Douglas, dentist. Hope you can join us.

Barb Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

2nd Round Value-Added Funding Application Deadline

Oct. 6, 2017

The second round of value-added funding applications are due on October 15.  Value-added funding can be used for interim travel, internships, research projects, etc. 

Peter Steinfeld | steinfeld@bvu.edu | Link

Dinner with a Doctor October 17th

Oct. 5, 2017

The URMED program is proud to sponsor "Dinner with a Doctor" on Tuesday October 17th at 6 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Alex Davis, a BVU graduate who recently completed medical school and is in residency in Ohio.  He will be available to discuss successfully getting into, as well as succeeding in medical school.  This will be an informal Pizza dinner and will be free to students.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Student Organizations Donate $500 to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Oct. 4, 2017

Within one week, Student Organizations together raised $500 for Hurricane Harvey which was sent out via the Houston Food Bank last Thursday (9/27). Many thanks to Student Association of Social Workers (SASW), Students Concerned About Tomorrow's Environment (SCATE), Teachers Inc., The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Phi Alpha Theta History Club, Pre-Health Club, Pre-Vet Club, Alliance, and Student Activities Board (SAB) for collaborating with Student Senate on these efforts. 

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu

Pink Out Volleyball Game - October 7th

Oct. 3, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The BVU volleyball team, coaches and fans will be "Pinked-Out" Saturday, October 7th, to show their support of the Breast Cancer Awareness. Health Services and Team Wellness will have a Breast Cancer Awareness booth in the hall with information on self-exams, prevenation and mammography. Door prizes, candy and stickers will also be given away! 

Hailey Dollen | dollhai@bvu.edu

AWOL Scratch Cupcakes Sale

Oct. 3, 2017

AWOL is hosting a fundraiser selling Scratch Cupcakes. We will have an order form from October 2nd-20th. If interested the order form will be held at a table outside of the serve at lunch and dinner. If you don't currently have cash we will also be using a card reader! Please feel free to contact Amanda Miley or Brittany Tillman regarding orders or questions. 

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Thank You!

Oct. 3, 2017

Sharing a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the preparations for and throughout Homecoming 2017. It takes a huge dedication of effort and extra hard work across campus to be ready for such a big weekend.  We appreciate you!  ~ Amy Jones, Kristie Spotts and all of the Alumni & Development staff.

Amy Jones | jonesa@bvu.edu

Dinner with a Doctor October 17th

Oct. 3, 2017

The URMED program is proud to sponsor "Dinner with a Doctor" on Tuesday October 17th at 6 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Alex Davis, a BVU graduate who recently completed medical school and is in residency in Ohio.  He will be available to disucss successfully getting into, as well as succeeding in medical school.  This will be an informal Pizza dinner and will be free to students.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

You're invited to the Community Campaign Kickoff and Reception

Oct. 3, 2017

You're invited to the 2017-18 Community Campaign kickoff and reception on Oct. 11 from 5-6:30 pm in Dows Conference Center. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Stop by this "come and go" event and meet and thank our community members for their support of BVU. A short program will begin at 5:20 pm featuring remarks from co-chairs Steve Berg of Berg Jewelry and Dr. Dan Douglas, dentist.

Barb Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Rock Climbing Nov 12

Oct. 2, 2017

ALPS will be hosting a trip on November 12. Students will become certified in Belaying and enjoy a day of rock climbing. Food and transportation will be provided. Updates will be provided closer to the date.

If you have any questions contact Kevin Blaha-Polson or Gage Cook

Gage Cook or Kevin Blaha | cookgag@bvu.edu

Turkey Trot 5K (Nov 19)

Oct. 2, 2017

ALPS and OAC will be holding a 5k Turkey Trot on November 19th. The event will start in the afternoon (2pm). As time gets closer, more details will be provided.

If you have any questions please contact ALPS, OAC, or Gage Cook.

ALPS | cookgag@bvu.edu

Pumpkin Carving Oct. 26

Oct. 2, 2017

On October 26th, ALPS and OAC will be holding a pumpkin carving event for the campus community. ALPS and OAC will provide everything, just bring a friend with you! We will offer prizes for the best pumpkins, most creative, and so on. Please join us for the event. The event goes from 5-8PM and is located between Pierce/White and Smith Halls. Directly below the arch. See you there!

Gage Cook | cookgag@bvu.edu

Congratulations to our new Student Senators

Sept. 30, 2017

Congratulations to Joseph Rock, Raelinn Arnold, Tyler Tennyson, Stacey Rosener, and Alan Maldonado for becoming your newest Student Senators!!! We are excited for what they will bring to Student Senate, as all of them have excellent ideas about how to improve student life for Buena Vista University. I encourage you all to get to know your fellow senators, as they are making change on your behalf. Go BEAVERS!

Join us from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Forum Room 1 every Thursday. 

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu

ACES EVENT: Traditional Aztec Dance Production

Sept. 30, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) hosts Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue ("Precious Mother Earth"). Kalpulli ("learning community") of Indigenous people is joined by the desire to learn, share, and live the tradition of Aztec dance. Ketzal Coatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds and other instruments gifted by the natural environment. Driving drum rhythms and dazzling costumes hold participants interest, and through each step the dancer in full regalia gives life to the symbols of the dance.

DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

LOCATION: SCHALLER CHAPEL

TIME: 7:30PM

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Flu Vaccine Administration Date Change

Sept. 29, 2017

Flu Vaccine Administration Dates Changed to Monday, October 9th, Tuesday, October 10th, Wednesday, October 11th in Forum Room 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day.  If you have signed up for a flu vaccine, you DO NOT need to sign up again.  If you would like to register, please go to www.bvu.edu/flu and do so.  If you are unable to come to any of the NEW three administration dates, we will offer the vaccine in our office during regularly scheduled clinic times (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). 

Please contact the office of Health Services & Wellness with any questions 

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

AWOL Scratch Cupcakes Sale

Sept. 28, 2017

AWOL is hosting a fundraiser selling Scratch Cupcakes. We will have an order form from October 2nd-20th. If interested the order form will be held at a table outside of the serve at lunch and dinner, Also please feel free to contact Amanda Miley or Brittany Tillman regarding orders.  

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Rural Health Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 28, 2017

Buena Vista University is pleased to announce it will offer a January 2018 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, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.  The Rural Health Fellowship comes with an internship with local health practitioners and a $1,500 stipend for the student to help defray the costs of the internship, taking professional school entrance exams and applying to professional school.  Because the funding for this program is provided by the Stine Science Endowment, students must be majoring in a major in the School of Science to be eligible.  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 download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@BVU.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

URMED Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 28, 2017

Buena Vista University and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) are pleased to announce they will offer a January 2018 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 download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

AWOL Application Extension

Sept. 28, 2017

The AWOL application deadline has been extended to October 6th at midnight. If you missed the opportunity to send in an application now is your chance. If you have any questions please talk to Amanda Miley or Brittany Tillman. 

https://goo.gl/forms/p0G6LT3FFRnzypwC3

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Athletic Training Program Update

Sept. 27, 2017

BVU is in the process of converting the existing athletic training undergraduate program into a new, state-of-the-art master’s degree program. This transition is occurring nationwide and is the result of the Strategic Alliance for Athletic Training’s decision to officially establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s degree level. Which includes CAATE, the accrediting body for athletic training. This process will not affect students who are currently enrolled in BVU’s accredited athletic training program or previous graduates of the program. Current faculty will remain with the program as it evolves. As of spring 2018, no new undergraduate students will be admitted into the bachelor’s degree program. BVU plans to begin enrolling students into the new master’s program in 2021 or shortly thereafter, pending approval from CAATE. For questions, please contact Shinichiro “Shinbo” Sugiura at sugiura@bvu.edu.  

Shinichiro “Shinbo” Sugiura | sugiura@bvu.edu

Work-Study positions available at BVU Library

Sept. 26, 2017

The BVU Library has several work-study positions available.  Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours are available.  Please stop by the Library and ask for Florene or Kelly for additional information.  

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

URMED Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 26, 2017

Buena Vista University and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) are pleased to announce they will offer a January 2018 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 download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Rural Health Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 26, 2017

Buena Vista University is pleased to announce it will offer a January 2018 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, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.  The Rural Health Fellowship comes with an internship with local health practitioners and a $1,500 stipend for the student to help defray the costs of the internship, taking professional school entrance exams and applying to professional school.  Because the funding for this program is provided by the Stine Science Endowment, students must be majoring in a major in the School of Science to be eligible.  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 download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@BVU.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Humans VS Zombies Release Date

Sept. 25, 2017

Humans VS Zombies will be starting Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. 

Hunter Schmitt | schmhun@bvu.edu

Picture it: you in Rome, Paris, at Stonehenge!

Sept. 24, 2017

If you're wanting to join us for the Europe Travel Course: registration begins today! If you have questions, contact: Mary Mello-Nee Mellonee@bvu.edu, or Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Student Senate

Sept. 24, 2017

For anyone who is interested in having a voice for the student body and making major impacts on campus, student senate is for you! If you would like an application form, please email Vice President Jake Staudt at staujac@bvu.edu. 

Jake Staudt | staujac@bvu.edu

Humans VS Zombies Release Date

Sept. 22, 2017

Humans VS Zombies will be starting Friday, November 3 through Sunday the 5. 

Hunter Schmitt | schmhun@bvu.edu

Channel Lineup Change for Campus Cable

Sept. 22, 2017

Cable TV service will be unavailable starting on Tuesday, September 26th, until 3 AM that morning. After this outage, all TVs on campus that are hooked to cable TV service will need to have a channel scan done to pick up all the channels. A new channel lineup guide can be found at http://web1-15.bvu.edu/vastlineup/LongLinesTV.pdf

Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services | scott@bvu.edu

FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION

Sept. 21, 2017

We hope you will join us for the Buena Vista University Family Weekend on Oct. 13-15. There are many exciting activities for the entire BVUFamily. Please register at www.bvu.edu/familyweekend.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

CHARLOTTESVILLE PROTESTS: A COUCH CONVERSATION

Sept. 21, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents their monthly Couch Conversation. This month the student-led conversation centers around the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. Come share your thoughts, listen, and gain understanding about the event that has gripped the United States and higher education. Refreshments will be served. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: PIERCE/WHITE SKYBOX

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Meeting for SCWK 211: Field Observation

Sept. 21, 2017

Meeting for Students Wanting to take SCWK 211 Field Observation in January

WHO:  any student who will have completed Introduction to Social Welfare by the end of Fall Semester and wants to take SCWK 211 Field Observation in January's Interim

WHAT:  Meeting to review the requirements for the class and obtain the application

WHERE:  Woods House Lounge, SSA 1st floor

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 27, 3-4 pm

WHY: Required in order to register for SWCK 211 for January Interim

Brings your questions to the meeting. 

Professors Mendel & McKinley

Professor Mendel | mendel@bvu.edu

Better Breakfast Day

Sept. 21, 2017

Did you know that Tuesday, September 26 is Better Breakfast day? Eating a healthy breakfast has been shown to help you feel more cheerful, energetic alert!  To promote eating a healthy breakfast, Health Services and Wellness is providing FREE YOGURT with toppings! Stop down anytime between 8 a.m-12 p.m. on this day.  Health Services and Wellness is located in the  lower level of the Sieben’s Fieldhouse L25. 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Sept. 21, 2017

We have multiple volunteer opportunities available! Check out Student MOVE's Facebook page or Twitter to see more. Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are needed to help complete the Habitat house! Building takes place Saturday mornings. To volunteer or sign up a group contact Misty atbvhabitatforhumanity@gmail.com

Harvest Days: Harvest Days is coming up Sept. 29-October 1. You are invited to come on out and enjoy the food, petting zoo, yard games, fire pit, and of course the corn maze! We are in need of volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer please click on the link below to sign up. You'll get free admission with signing up for a time slot! Forward it on to people you know would like to help! Click here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1heMt-7HfX8hkqNYzcuF2JdAnBNuDulmiwuHSODEZ4iA/edit#gid=0

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

Fall Break Biomedical Research trip for science students

Sept. 21, 2017

Up to eight BVU science students will have the opportunity to travel with two BVU faculty members over fall break to learn about biomedical research at three different research facilities.  On Monday the 23rd of October, students will attend a journal club, meet with faculty and graduate students, and tour the Virology and Gene Therapy Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Also on Monday the 23rd, students will tour Imanis Biosciences, LLC, a biotechnology company in downtown Rochester, MN.  On Tuesday the 24th, students will travel to Sioux Falls, SD, where they will meet with faculty and tour the Sanford Health Biomedical Research Facilities. 

The group will leave BVU at 7 am Monday 23 October 2017 and return to campus around 6 pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.  Student expenses are covered by funding from the multiple endowments in the School of Science.  Students going on the trip are required to complete a short application and if selected, will be required to attend a one hour educational meeting in advance of going on the trip.

If you are interested in participating in this experience, please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu.  Applications will be due by 5 pm on Friday 29 September 2017 and students will be notified of decisions by Wednesday 4 October 2017. 

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

ALPS Cardboard Boat Races

Sept. 21, 2017

Come down to the outdoor rec house wthin the next week to come build cardboard boat! We will be racing them THURSDAY September 28th, 2017 @ 5:00pm! Grab some friends or your sports team and come race! There will be prizes for the winners! 

Autumn Boland | bolaaut@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 21, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshots free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 26 from 3-3:30pm in front of the Science Center.  (We will be indoors if the weather is uncooperative for outside photos.)  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

Cheer & Dance Youth Clinic

Sept. 21, 2017

Join our Cheer & Dance team's for a youth clinic Sat. Sept. 30th.  Clinic runs from 9-11:30am and then they will perform with the teams at the football game from 1-2pm.  Ages: K-5th grade.  Cost: $35 (includes t-shirt and addmission to game). Register by Mon. Sept. 25th.  Check out more details and register at link below.

Amy Santucci | santuccia@bvu.edu | Link

Flu Shot Sign-up

Sept. 21, 2017

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE FLU SHOT!

Health Services & Wellness will be providing free flu shots to students, faculty and staff.  To register go to www.bvu.edu/flu 

ADMINISTRATION DATES AND TIMES

Once you have completed the on-line registration, please come to one of the three vaccine administration dates listed during the posted hours. 

LOCATION

Vaccine administration will be in Forum Rm 6, located in the Harold Walter’s Sieben’s Forum

MONDAY                 October 2, 2017         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

TUESDAY                 October 3, 2017         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY           October 4, 2017         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu | Link

CHARLOTTESVILLE PROTESTS: A COUCH CONVERSATION

Sept. 20, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents their monthly Couch Conversation. This month the student-led conversation centers around the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. Come share your thoughts, listen, and gain understanding about the event that has gripped the United States and higher education. Refreshments will be served. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: PIERCE/WHITE SKYBOX

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Family Weekend Registration

Sept. 20, 2017

We hope you will join us for the Buena Vista University Family Weekend on Oct. 13-15. There are many exciting activities for the entire BVUFamily. Please register at www.bvu.edu/familyweekend.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

BVU Dance Team Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Sept. 20, 2017

The Buena Vista University Dance Team is hosting a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Wednesday September 27th starting at 6:00pm. Come join the dance team for some good food! 

BVU Dance Team | dance@bvu.edu

Unified Sport Day

Sept. 20, 2017

Buena Vista Universities annual Unified Sports Day is soon approaching. A day dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. We hope to create an opportunity for people without intellectual disabilities to join the sports experience by playing on a team with athletes with intellectual disabilities. By Buena Vista partnering with the Special Olympics, we are creating new friendships, improved self-esteem and positive changes in attitude, behavior and performance. This opportunity creates a lasting impact on all those participating and is a great addition to formal and life education. 
 
This great event will be held November 17, 2017 from 8:30 - 1:30 in the Lamberti Center. 
 
Below you can find the link to sign-up to help volunteer. Once all volunteers are collected, a schedule will be set-up with the organization of events and areas needing help and a more detailed explanation of what responsibilities will be. 

 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGPYwEOyF-M3pxo9DWfrCsfSdZvNRuCtTpYj1Pl4hAp_N_Bw/viewform
 
Please consider making a lasting impact and get signed up to be a volunteer! 

Jessy Smith | smith11@bvu.edu | Link