BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Sodexo Dining Closing Between Interim & Spring

Jan. 23, 2018

Sodexo Dining Services will close at 1:30pm on Wednesday, January 24th and will not re-open until 5pm on Sunday, January 28th. Residence Halls will open to all students at 12noon on Sunday, January 28th.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Evening with Comedian/Magician Nathan Allen

Jan. 22, 2018

Come out for a fun night on Saturday January 27th, we will be hosting an event at King's Pointe that includes entertainment, appetizers, and a silent auction.  The entertainment for the evening is comedian/magician Nathan Allen, "a laugh filled night with a wild and edgy magician".  The event begins at 700pm.  Tickets are $20 per person, please contact Amy - santuccia@bvu.edu or 749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Dinner & a Show

Jan. 22, 2018

Join us for a candlelight dinner while watching the Beaver Wrestling team take to the mat in the Siebens Forum Ballroom for a fun and exciting evening Friday February 2nd.  The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00pm, then the match begins and the 1st course will be served at 7:00pm.  Enjoy your served meal throughout the match.  To enjoy these festivities, seats must be reserved by Jan. 29th.  Seats for dinner are $15 a piece or reserve a whole table (8 people) for $100.  Please contact Amy for tickets or more information, santuccia@bvu.edu712-749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Jan. 22, 2018

Open session for 2nd candidate for FT PE & EXSC position has been rescheudled from Jan. 22nd to Tuesday Jan. 23rd at 11:30 am in Smith 204.

Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

How to become a recording star concert

Jan. 21, 2018

Come join your friends for the annual "How to become a recording star concert" on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm in Schaller auditorium. Students from the class will perform a variety of songs and styles. It is free, and it is an ACES event. It is also open to the public.

Dr. David klee | klee@bvu.edu

Fall 2018 Resident Assistant Openings!

Jan. 19, 2018

The Office of Residence Life is looking for responsible students in search of leadership opportunities to join our team, apply to be a Resident Assistant!  Review application requirements below.

  1. Attend one of the following information sessions:

Mon. Feb. 5th • 1:30pm-2pm— Forum Room 2

Tues. Feb. 6 • 6:30pm-7pm—Pierce/White Skybox 

Thur. Feb. 8th • 3:30pm-4pm—Hansen 8

Tues. Feb. 13th • 6:30pm-7pm—Liberty TV Lounge 1st FL

Wed. Feb. 14th • 1:30pm-2pm— Forum Room 2

Thurs. Feb. 15th • 3:30pm-4pm—Grand TV Lounge 1stFL

Mon. Feb. 19th • 1:30pm-2pm— Forum Room 2

Tues. Feb. 20th • 6:30pm-7pm—Briscoe 1 Lounge

Wed. Feb. 21st • 1:30pm-2pm—Pierce/White Skybox

  1. Submit completed applications via email to Portia Gresham, GreshamP@bvu.edu by 5pm on Feb. 21st.

3.       Complete your interview. Email Portia Gresham to reserve your interview time. 

               Interviews will be held Feb. 27-Mar. 1 from 3:30pm-6:00pm in the Pierce/White office.

  1. Attend Group Process.  Group Process will be held on Feb. 25th from 1pm-4pm in Forum Rooms 1-4

We look forward to meeting you!

Portia Gresham | GreshamP@bvu.edu

Apply now for BVU's Spring Phonathon

Jan. 19, 2018

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and enhance your communication skills? Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. This is a paid position from Feb. 11 to Mar. 15. Training is provided and work study is not required. Shifts are held in the evenings and weekends in a convenient campus location and friendly atmosphere. Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Beat the Winter Blues

Jan. 19, 2018

As the days get shorter, many people find themselves feeling sad. You might feel blue around the winter holidays, or get into a slump after the fun and festivities have ended. Some people have more serious mood changes year after year, lasting throughout the fall and winter when there’s less natural sunlight. What is it about the darkening days that can leave us down in the dumps? What can be done about it? “Winter Blues” can often cause a type of depression called SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) this time of year.   Next Monday, January 22 is National Beat the Blues day and Health Services & Wellness would like to encourage you to do the following to feel better.

  • Go to a movie, take a walk, go ice-skating or do other activities you normally enjoy.
  • Get out in the sunlight or brightly lit spaces, especially early in the day.
  • Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative.
  • Eat nutritious foods, and avoid overloading on carbohydrates like cookies and candies.
  • Be patient. You won’t suddenly “snap out of” depression. Your mood will improve gradually. 

Our office also has Light Therapy (Happy Lite) available which has been shown to help those suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) by exposure to artificial light.  If you are having a difficult time with the “Winter Blues” and would like to try Light Therapy or you want more information,  please stop down, email or call us at 1238.  

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Student Orientation Directors Positions NOW OPEN!

Jan. 18, 2018

The Office of Student Activities is looking to hire two energetic and task-driven Student Orientation Directors for the part-time spring and full-time summer months. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills, all while showcasing your BVU Pride to new students! The role of the Student Orientation Directors is to assist in planning and coordinating each summer Orientation session and fall Welcome Week events with the Coordinator of Student Activities. Student Orientation Directors also assist in recruiting and overseeing the Orientation Team (O-Team).  This is a paid position—paying $7.25 per hour. Stop in the GSLC to pick up a job description and application. Applications are due by February 8th at 5 p.m. 

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

The Plunge 2

Jan. 18, 2018

Start making plans for your organization to be present at The Plunge 2 on Thursday, February 1st from 6-8pm in Dows Conference Center! Registration is currently open! Deadline to register is January 25th at 5pm. The Plunge 2 is open for registered student organizations only. Use the link below to register. 

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu | Link

Show 4 the Dough

Jan. 18, 2018

Congratulations to Halie Darrow, last night's Show 4 the Dough winner of $200!  The pot will now return to $50 for Saturday's women's basketball game against Simpson College which tips-off at 5:00 p.m.  It will increase to $100 for the men's game if no winner is present for the women's game.  Come on out and help cheer on both teams while also giving yourself a chance at winning! Go Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Airport Airport Shuttle for Interim Break

Jan. 17, 2018

We will be providing a shuttle to and from the Omaha Eppley Airport before and after interim break. The cost is $15 each way. The shuttle will leave for the Omaha Airport on Thursday, January 25 at 8:00 AM. There will be a shuttle picking up students at the Omaha Airport on Sunday, January 28 at 5:00 PM. Please see Mark Shea in Student Affairs or email him at sheam@bvu.edu if you would like to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Dinner & a Show

Jan. 17, 2018

Join us for a candlelight dinner while watching the Beaver Wrestling team take to the mat in the Siebens Forum Ballroom for a fun and exciting evening Friday February 2nd.  The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00pm, then the match begins and the 1st course will be served at 7:00pm.  Enjoy your served meal throughout the match.  To enjoy these festivities, seats must be reserved by Jan. 29th.  Seats for dinner are $15 a piece or reserve a whole table (8 people) for $100.  Please contact Amy for tickets or more information, santuccia@bvu.edu 712-749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Fun Night with BVU Athletics

Jan. 17, 2018

Come out for a fun night to help support BVU Athletics.  Saturday January 27th, we will be hosting an event at King's Pointe that includes entertainment, appetizers, and a silent auction.  The entertainment for the evening is comedian/magician Nathan Allen, "a laugh filled night with a wild and edgy magician".  The event begins at 700pm.  Tickets are $20 per person, please contact Amy - santuccia@bvu.edu or 749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

The Plunge 2

Jan. 17, 2018

Start making plans for your organization to be present at The Plunge 2 on Thursday, February 1st from 6-8pm in Dows Conference Center! Registration is currently open! Deadline to register is January 25th at 5pm. The Plunge 2 is open for registered student organizations only. Use the link below to register. 

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu | Link

IM Racquetball League

Jan. 17, 2018

We are only a couple weeks from the start of the second semester! During February we will have a racquetball league that will offer doubles and singles competition. Registration starts on January 29th and will go until February 6th. League will run on Wednesday evenings starting at 7 pm. Please sign up at IMleagues.com.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Apply now for BVU's Spring Phonathon

Jan. 17, 2018

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and enhance your communication skills? Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 15. Work study is not required. Shifts are held in the evenings and weekends in a convenient campus location and friendly atmosphere. Attend a short, information meeting on Jan. 18 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you cannot attend, contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

National Popcorn Day

Jan. 17, 2018

Friday January 19 is National Popcorn Day and to celebrate Health Services & Wellness will be having popped popcorn in our office! Popcorn is a healthy whole grain food that is low in calories (about 30 calories per cup) and high in fiber (about 1g per cup). Stop down anytime between 9 a.m-4 p.m. to get some, and if you want to, take a photo and celebrate by sharing it on social media using #NationalPopcornDay! Health Services and Wellness is located in the lower level of the Siebens Fieldhouse (L25) adjacent to the pool.

 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

GRE/MCAT Review Sessions for Spring 2018

Jan. 17, 2018

For Spring 2018, the Dean's Fellows program will be running graduate and professional school testing review sessions, open to all students on campus. While we expect the bulk of our review to be for the GRE and the MCAT, students taking other tests (with the exception of the LSAT) should ask if it's possible to have their tests added to the program; we can make review arrangements as needed.

 

The GRE review sessions will take place over the course of ten meetings on Tuesdays at 11am starting on Feb 6 2018. The MCAT review sessions will take place over the same time period (with perhaps an additional meeting or two) from 7:30 to 9PM on Thursday evenings. Location for both events will be announced closer to the beginning of term.

 

Interested? Please fill out the form linked here in order to sign up for the review -- you'll receive a welcome email and more information in late January! Note: While the sessions themselves are free, you may need to purchase or borrow a review book; our review model is roughly based on the Kaplan method, and we'll be using Kaplan's shorter review texts for both the GRE and MCAT sessions.

 

Please feel free to email the Dean's Fellows Coordinator, Dr. Bernhardt (bernhardt@bvu.edu) if you'd like more information.

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu | Link

MMA / Ju Jitsu Club in Alta

Jan. 17, 2018

Northwest Iowa Combat Sports will be opening January 28th in Alta for training in MMA, Ju Jitsu and Wrestling. Discounted membership for BVU students. Visit the Facebook page for additional information at Northwest Iowa Combat Sports.

Brent Koppie | Bkoppie@yahoo.com

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Jan. 16, 2018

Do you know a faculty member who 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

Legislative Forum

Jan. 16, 2018

State Representative Gary Worthan, Representative Dan Huseman, and State Senator Mark Segebart will discuss issues before the Legislature and answer questions from the public.

This forum is sponsored by Salud! and the City of Storm Lake

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

King's Pointe Waterpark Resort - Awaysis Ballroom

10:00-11:00am

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu | Link

Dinner & a Show

Jan. 15, 2018

Join us for a candlight dinner while watching the Beaver Wrestling team take to the mat in the Siebens Forum Ballroom for a fun and exciting evening Friday February 2nd.  The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00pm, then the match begins and the 1st course will be served at 7:00pm.  Enjoy your served meal throughout the match.  To enjoy these festivities, seats must be reserved by Jan. 29th.  Seats for dinner are $15 a piece or reserve a whole table (8 people) for $100.  Please contact Amy for tickets or more information, santuccia@bvu.edu 712-749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Fun Night with BVU Athletics

Jan. 15, 2018

Come out for a fun night to help support BVU Athletics.  Saturday January 27th, we will be hosting an event at King's Pointe that includes entertainment, appetizers, and a silent auction.  The entertainment for the evening is comedian/magician Nathan Allen, "a laugh filled night with a wild and edgy magician".  The event begins at 700pm.  Tickets are $20 per person, please contact Amy - santuccia@bvu.edu or 749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Thank You

Jan. 14, 2018

Thank you to Josh and Carrie Merchant and the entire BVU Community for the beautiful Everglowing Candle and kind words of sympathy in memory of my son, Chris. Your thoughtfulness and support during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Randy Nielsen and Family

Randy Nielsen | nielsenr@bvu.edu

Open Sessions for Faculty & Staff

Jan. 12, 2018

There will be two open Session for faculty and staff for the SL FT Physical Education & Exercise Science position.

Candidate #1: Friday January 19, 2018, 3:30-4:00 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #2: Monday January 22, 2018, 3:00-3:30 pm in Smith 204

Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Swim Class Time Change

Jan. 11, 2018

The time for the Swimming and Techniques spring semester class has changed to 8am on T/H for those who may be interested!   

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Jan. 11, 2018

Do you know a faculty member who 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

Apply now for BVU's Spring Phonathon

Jan. 10, 2018

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and enhance your communication skills? Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 15. Work study is not required. Shifts are held in the evenings and weekends in a convenient campus location and friendly atmosphere. Attend a short, information meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 pm or Jan. 18 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you cannot attend, contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Residents Moving in Early?

Jan. 9, 2018

Hello - All students are allowed to return to the residence halls on Sunday, January 28th at 12noon. If your department or student organization is requiring your students to move in before that date, please email Crystal Jones a list of student names with a specific date and a reason for their early arrival by Friday, January 19th. Please keep in mind that dining services are not available until 5pm on January 29th. Thank you.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

GRE and MCAT Review for Spring 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

For Spring 2018, the Dean's Fellows program will be running graduate and professional school testing review sessions, open to all students on campus. While we expect the bulk of our review to be for the GRE and the MCAT, students taking other tests (with the exception of the LSAT) should ask if it's possible to have their tests added to the program; we can make review arrangements as needed.

The GRE review sessions will take place over the course of ten meetings on Tuesdays at 11am starting on Feb 6 2018. The MCAT review sessions will take place over the same time period (with perhaps an additional meeting or two) from 7:30 to 9PM on Thursday evenings. Location for both events will be announced closer to the beginning of term.

Interested? Please fill out the form linked here in order to sign up for the review -- you'll receive a welcome email and more information in late January! Note: While the sessions themselves are free, you may need to purchase or borrow a review book; our review model is roughly based on the Kaplan method, and we'll be using Kaplan's shorter review texts for both the GRE and MCAT sessions.

Please feel free to email the Dean's Fellows Coordinator, Dr. Bernhardt (bernhardt@bvu.edu) if you'd like more information.

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu | Link

Show 4 the Dough Winner

Jan. 8, 2018

Congratulations to Madeleine McCormick who was the winner of Saturday's $450 cash pot for the 'Show 4 the Dough' promotion during the men's basketball game.  The pot will now return to $50 for this Saturday's (Jan. 13) women's basketball game against Loras College at 2:00 p.m.  If no winner is present for that game, it will rise to $100 for the men's game at 4:00 p.m.  Come on out and help cheer both Beaver teams onto victory!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Apply now for BVU's Spring Phonathon

Jan. 4, 2018

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and enhance your communication skills? Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 15. Work study is not required. Shifts are held in the evenings and weekends in a convenient campus location and friendly atmosphere. Attend a short, information meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 pm or Jan. 18 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you cannot attend, contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Tickets on Sale

Jan. 4, 2018

Come out for a fun night to help support BVU Athletics.  Saturday January 27th, we will be hosting an event at King's Pointe that includes entertainment, appetizers, and a silent auction.  The entertainment for the evening is comedian/magician Nathan Allen, "a laugh filled night with a wild and edgy magician".  Tickets are $20 per person, please contact Amy - santuccia@bvu.edu or 749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Beaver Tracks Unavailable Wednesday January 10

Jan. 4, 2018

Beaver Tracks will be unavailable beginning Tuesday, January 9th at 5pm until Thursday, January 11th at 8:00 am due to upgrading the system to a new, mobile friendly platform.

Please contact Career and Personal Development if you have any questions or need assistance.

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Jan. 4, 2018

Monday Jan. 8, 2018 2:  -2:30 pm Smith 204

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Math position in School of Education on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at 2:00pm -2:30 pm in Smith 204. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Stay Hydrated!

Jan. 4, 2018

Students do you have a dull headache or maybe having low energy or does your skin feel dry?  It could mean that you are not drinking enough water and you could be dehydrated. Dehydration can happen easily in the winter and sometimes can be much less noticeable. The office of Health Services & Wellness will be providing FREE water bottles with helpful information to keep yourself hydrated during this cold, harsh winter month. Stop by Health Services & Wellness located in the lower level of the Sieben’s Fieldhouse (L25) anytime Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and grab yourself a bottle of water. 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Show 4 the Dough Cash Pot

Jan. 4, 2018

The Show 4 the Dough cash pot promotion has risen to $400 for Saturday's women's basketball game at 2:00pm against Central College.  All students are entered into the drawing with the winner randomly selected during the game.  He/she must be present and will have one minute to claim the prize.  If no winner is present for the women's game, the total rises to $450 for the men's game.  For those on campus during J-term, let's pack the stands to support the basketball teams and also give yourself a chance to win some dough! Go Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Tickets on Sale

Jan. 3, 2018

Come out for a fun night to help support BVU Athletics.  Saturday January 27th, we will be hosting an event at King's Pointe that includes entertainment, appetizers, and a silent auction.  The entertainment for the evening is comedian/magician Nathan Allen, "a laugh filled night with a wild and edgy magician".  Tickets are $20 per person, please contact Amy - santuccia@bvu.edu or 749-2254.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Intramurals During J-Term

Jan. 3, 2018

If you are around for JTerm and are looking for something to do, look no further. We have another basketball league as well as a broomball league during January. We will start each the week of January 8. Sign up at IMLeagues.com. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

BVU Library Hours for Interim

Jan. 3, 2018

We are trying a new Interim schedule for 2018.  The changes in weekend hours reflect traffic patterns we've observed past Interims.  Student feedback is appreciated!  These hours will be in effect January 4-23, 2018.

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday-CLOSED; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On Monday, Jan. 15, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the Library will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

GRE and MCAT Review for Spring 2018

Jan. 3, 2018

For Spring 2018, the Dean's Fellows program will be running graduate and professional school testing review sessions, open to all students on campus. While we expect the bulk of our review to be for the GRE and the MCAT, students taking other tests (with the exception of the LSAT) should ask if it's possible to have their tests added to the program; we can make review arrangements as needed.

The GRE review sessions will take place over the course of ten meetings on Tuesdays at 11am starting on Feb 6 2018. The MCAT review sessions will take place over the same time period (with perhaps an additional meeting or two) from 7:30 to 9PM on Thursday evenings. Location for both events will be announced closer to the beginning of term.

Interested? Please fill out the form linked below in order to sign up for the review -- you'll receive a welcome email and more information in late January! Note: While the sessions themselves are free, you may need to purchase or borrow a review book; our review model is roughly based on the Kaplan method, and we'll be using Kaplan's shorter review texts for both the GRE and MCAT sessions.

Please feel free to email the Dean's Fellows Coordinator, Dr. Bernhardt (bernhardt@bvu.edu) if you'd like more information.

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu | Link

BVU Student Award Opportunities

Jan. 3, 2018

BVU offers several award opportunities to students every year. Here are just a few of the awards available: Harry Blackmun Award, William Cumberland Research Award, or the Wendy C Waugaman Women & Leadership Award. Please take the time to check out these and the many other awards available at the following link http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot. Deadlines are fast approaching on many of the awards so don't miss out!

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

Rec House Hours for J-Term

Jan. 2, 2018

The Rec House will be open during the following hours during J-Term. 

Monday-Friday: 1-7 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1-6 pm

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Share Your Interim Travel Photos!

Dec. 21, 2017

If you are traveling or participating in an internship this January, we want you to share about your travel experiences! Join the BVU Travel and Story Sharing group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BVUTravel/! Share your selfies and other awesome photos -- your photo could be used on the BVU website, social media, and other materials. Thanks for showing the world what BVU travel is all about!

Ryan Harder | harderr@bvu.edu | Link

Network and Server Maintenance on December 22

Dec. 20, 2017

Information Technology Services will be performing maintenance on BVU’s servers on Friday, December 22th, 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

Accounts Payable Direct Deposit

Dec. 20, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, the University will require all faculty and staff who receive checks through accounts payable to sign up and receive reimbursement via direct deposit.

If a direct deposit form has been completed for payroll through the Human Resources Office, another direct deposit form must be completed for the Business Office in order to receive payment for reimbursements.

Please notify the Business Office if you have any questions.

Courtney Berg | bergc@bvu.edu

A/P Invoices Due Before End of Year

Dec. 13, 2017

Thursday, December 21 2017, will be the last Accounts Payable checke run of the calendar year.  If there are any outstanding invoices that need to be paid before the end of the year, please have them turned into the business office by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact the business office.

Karen Halder | halderk@bvu.edu

Intramurals During J-Term

Dec. 13, 2017

If you are around for JTerm and are looking for something to do, look no further. We have another basketball league as well as a broomball league during January. We will start each the week of January 8. Sign up at IMLeagues.com.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Spring Swim Class

Dec. 12, 2017

Hey students--or faculty!  If you are interested in becoming fit and/or improving your swim strokes--or even learning to swim--sign up for the spring swimming techniques class offered the first 7 weeks of the semester!  Email me with questions!  Thanks, J McArthur

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

Lifeguard needed

Dec. 12, 2017

We are in need of a certified lifeguard who can lifeguard during January for 1.5 hrs a day (maybe more) for a J-term class.  As of now it is in the morning, but the the time can change depending on the availability of a lifeguard.  Please email me asap if you know anyone who may be interested!  Thanks!!

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

Christmas decorations and trees wanted!

Dec. 11, 2017

Do you have gently used Christmas trees and ornaments you don’t want anymore? If so, please bring those back to campus after break to the Office of Civic Engagement. We will be starting a new program next year and would love these supplies. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson

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

Harry Blackmun Award Nominations

Dec. 11, 2017

The Harry Blackmun Award recognizes a pre-law student and rewards them for outstanding scholarship and contribution to the pre-law atmosphere at the University. The Harry Blackmun Award will be presented to a student who will be a junior during the 2017/2018 school year and plans to attend law school after graduation. The nomination letter should be sent to The Associate Dean of Faculty and include the student’s academic performance and, to a lesser extent, contributions to pre-law activities. Nomination deadline Friday, February 16, 2018.

The recipient of this year’s award will be announced at the Student Recognition Dinner.

 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Dec. 11, 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 Teachingusing 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

Mailroom Hours for December 13-15

Dec. 11, 2017

The mailroom will be closing early starting Wednesday December 13 thru Friday December 15. Hours for them three days are below.

Wednesday December 13  8:00AM - 4:00PM

Thrusday December 14 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday December 15 8:00AM - 2:00PM

Please conact Deana Hoeg at 749-2216/hoegd@bvu.edu for any questions about printing or mailings on them dates.

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Deana Hoeg | hoegd@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

Dec. 8, 2017

This month’s Java w/ Josh will be held on December 13th from 9-10 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on: improving BVU's first impression for visitors. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by December 12. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Faculty & Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 8, 2017

Josh and Carrie Merchant invite you to join them at their Christmas Party on December 15th from 3:00-5:00. Feel free to wear your most creative, unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas sweater! Please bring canned food items you wish to donate to those in need this holiday season. Food and drinks will be available, so come and join the fun!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Converse Farewell

Dec. 8, 2017

Please join President Merchant in bidding Ken Converse farewell at a reception on December 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm in the centennial room! Refreshments will be available. 

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Open session for SSOB dean candidate

Dec. 8, 2017

Attention faculty & staff:

There will be an open session for SSOB dean candidate, on Monday, December 11th at 1:00 in Smith Hall 204. It will also be available via Meet Me 3889.

Dean of Faculty office | demoss@bvu.edu

Business Office Checklist

Dec. 8, 2017

Before you leave for break, please make sure your student account is paid in full. If you are on the BVU Payment Plan, the final payment is due on December 20th. You can check your account balance at anytime on BeaverNET. In addition, please make sure you are signed up to receive the 1098-T form electronically. This is an item on the BeaverNET checklist. Thank you and enjoy your break!

Business Office | busoffice@bvu.edu | Link

Open Session

Dec. 8, 2017

Attention: Faculty and Staff  

There will be an open session for Managment/Marketing position candidate #2 on Monday, December 11th at 9:00 AM in the School of Business Conference Room.

The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Accounts Payable Direct Deposit

Dec. 8, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, the University will require all faculty and staff who receive checks through accounts payable to sign up and receive reimbursement via direct deposit.

If a direct deposit form has been completed for payroll through the Human Resources Office, another direct deposit form must be completed for the Business Office in order to receive payment for reimbursements.

Please notify the Business Office if you have any questions.

Courtney Berg | bergc@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Dec. 7, 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 Teachingusing 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

Show4TheDough

Dec. 7, 2017

With the winner not present at last night's wrestling dual, the pot for the Show4TheDough has now reached $300 for Saturday's wrestling dual against St. Olaf at 4pm.  A student will be randomly drawn and then announced at some point during the dual, and if that individual is not present, the pot will grow to $350 for Saturday night's men's basketball game at 7:00 p.m. against UW-La Crosse.

A reminder that all students on campus are included in the drawing with one being randomly drawn at each home contest.  Let's fill the gym and give yourself a chance to win while supporting the Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Hosting Students Over Christmas Break

Dec. 7, 2017

Since the Residence Halls will be completely closed from noon on December 23 through noon on December 27 some of our International students may need a place to go. If faculty or staff are willing to host or have a place where students can stay, please notify Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu. Thank you for considering helping out our students in this way.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Airport Shuttle

Dec. 7, 2017

Friday is the last day to sign up for BVU's shuttle service to the Omaha Airport. We are planning on providing rides on Thureday, December 14 at 3:00 PM and Friday, December 15 at 8:00 AM. We also have return trips on January 3 and January 28. The cost is $15 each way. Pay at the Business Office and pick up forms from Student Affairs to reserve your spot. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you need more information.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Christmas Break Residence Hall Request

Dec. 6, 2017

The Residence Life Break Request page is now active through 5pm on Friday, December 8, 2017. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on Thursday, December 14th and will reopen at 12noon on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6pm on December 14th.

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

Faculty & Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 6, 2017

Josh and Carrie Merchant invite you to join them at their Christmas Party on December 15th from 3:00-5:00. Feel free to wear your most creative, unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas sweater! Please bring canned food items you wish to donate to those in need this holiday season. Food and drinks will be available, so come and join the fun!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Converse Farewell

Dec. 6, 2017

Please join President Merchant in bidding Ken Converse farewell at a reception on December 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm in the centennial room! Refreshments will be available. 

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Still looking for Quiz Bowl volunteers

Dec. 6, 2017

I am still looking for volunteers to help BVU with the hosting of our first annual high school quiz bowl tournament. The tournament, The BVU Free For All, is Saturday December 9.  It should run from 8:30 am until the mid-afternoon. Come test out your announcer voice as a question reader, channel your inner accountant as a scorekeeper or simply be a host with the most for our guests showcasing the best of BVU.

We have twelve teams currently registered and possibly 2 more. We will have over 75 students plus attending parents here on campus for the day. While the event did not originate from a recruiting perspective, it has evolved into an opportunity to interact with some high achieving high school students. Too many volunteers is not possible; even without a designated job, mingling with the students and parents who are waiting in between matches will be helpful. The admissions department has offered a lot of logistical support and a free lunch for teams (and volunteers, too). I think faculty and staff can showcase the academic strength and support the BVU can offer through simply being there.

I hope to get enough volunteers to make this a smoothly run tournament and show BVU in a great light to an academically focused audience. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated; question readers are a definite need. Thank you.   

Thom Bonagura | bonagura@bvu.edu

Thom Bonagura | bonagura@bvu.edu

Rec House Closed for Finals

Dec. 6, 2017

The Rec House will be closed starting on Monday, December 11-Thursday, December 14. We will reopen for J-Term. If you have any questions please email me at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST

Dec. 6, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST—MONDAY, December 11th

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11th for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes!  

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Dec. 5, 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 Teachingusing 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

Feeling stressed with the anticipation of finals and last-minute projects? Need to relax to rejuvenate?

Dec. 5, 2017

Health Services & Wellness is the place to come! We have COLORING BOOKS, MASSAGE CHAIR and HOT GREEN TEA available for you!  Stop down anytime between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Monday-Friday to pick up a coloring book, have some tea or sit in the massage chair. Those wishing to use the massage chair can e-mail healthservices@bvu.edu , call 749-1238 or schedule appointments in the Health Services office.   Our office is located in the lower level of the Siebens Fieldhouse L25.  

 

Lorie Stanton | stanton5@alta-tec.net

Open Session

Dec. 5, 2017

Attention: Faculty and Staff 

There will be an open session for Managment/Marketing position candidate #2 on Monday, December 11th at 9:00 AM in the School of Business Conference Room.

The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Cumberland Research Award Submissions

Dec. 4, 2017

Through the generosity of alumnus Steven Smith, President and Dean of California Western School of Law, a special research competition award has been established. Named in honor of Dr. Bill Cumberland, Professor Emeritus of History, the award will go to the student who writes the best paper during each academic year.

The guidelines for the competition are as follows:

1. Ordinarily the paper should have been written as part of the regular academic work.

2. Papers may be nominated by faculty (e.g., best paper in a course) or submitted by a student. Seniors graduating in May are not eligible for this award.

3. Among the factors considered should be thoroughness of research, quality of writing, creativity, level of analysis, and originality of thought.

4. The award should be open to major creative efforts (creative writing, visual arts) if such efforts include or are accompanied by relevant writing involving a research effort, e.g., by an analysis of the artistic tradition or school from which the creative work springs.

Papers completed during Fall Semester, Interim or prior to the February 16 deadline in the spring may be considered. Papers completed after the deadline may be held over for next year’s competition. Faculty may wish to copy an excellent paper and return such for possible consideration.

Deadline for submissions is Friday February 16, 2018

The recipient of the award will be announced at the Student Recognition Banquet.

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES:

Dec. 4, 2017

Graduation Applications for Spring/Summer of 2018 graduates are due back to the Registrar’s Office by Friday, December 8th. 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

Class added for Spring 2018

Dec. 4, 2017

Enroll now for GENS-115, Atmosphere, Weather & Climate, MWF at 2:00 in ESSC-125, taught by Dr. Timothy Ehler.  Only 25 seats available! 

sue vaudt | vaudts@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

Dec. 4, 2017

This month’s Java w/ Josh will be held on December 13th from 9-10 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on: improving BVU's first impression for visitors. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by December 12. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

University Seminar Writing Contest Winners Announced

Dec. 3, 2017

Congratulations to Vadim Torgashov, Eric LaRue, and Kenneth Wexler, who are the winners of the inaugural University Seminar Writing Contest!

A panel of judges reviewed first-year student essays that creatively demonstrated insight and knowledge of the common reading, The Other Wes Moore. First place ($200) was awarded to Vadim Torgashov, second place ($100) was awarded to Eric LaRue, and third place ($50) was awarded to Kenneth Wexler.

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

University Seminar Writing Contest Winners Announced

Dec. 3, 2017

Congratulations to Vadim Torgashov, Eric LaRue, and Kenneth Wexler, who are the winners of the inaugural University Seminar Writing Contest!

A panel of judges reviewed first-year student essays that creatively demonstrated insight and knowledge of the common reading, The Other Wes Moore. First place ($200) was awarded to Vadim Torgashov, second place ($100) was awarded to Eric LaRue, and third place ($50) was awarded to Kenneth Wexler.

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

THANK YOU

Dec. 1, 2017

A 'Grateful Thank You' to the BVU Students, Staff, Faculty, Administration, the Many, Many Spouces and to the Sodexo Staff for a terrific night of celebration with the All-Campus Christmas Dinner. Thank You for such a great turnout to make the evening more special. Over 626 Students were served within a 20 minute time frame by the 85-plus Servers! A "Shout Out" to everyone who worked on tasks behind the scenes as well as to those who assisted with the entire program from beginning to end. It is our hope that this event continues to be a rich success and offers each of you a vivid snapshot of the traditions we build upon and celebrate together at Buena Vista University. Merry Christmas and Blessings to each of you!

The All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee: Ken Allen, Nate Blum, Lori Ohlson-Townsend, Megan Stewart, Morgan Walker, Amy Jones, Myckeal Rake, Angie DeMey, Merrin Guice, Mary Mello-Nee and Ken Meissner.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Class added for Spring 2018

Dec. 1, 2017

Class added for Spring 2018

Enroll now for GENS-115, Atmosphere, Weather & Climate, MWF at 2:00 in ESSC-125, taught by Dr. Timothy Ehler.  Only 25 seats available! 

sue vaudt | vaudts@bvu.edu

Open Session

Nov. 30, 2017

Attention Faculty/Staff:  There will be an open session for a Management/Marketing position candidate on Monday, December 4th at 3:30 PM in the School of Business Conference Room.

The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES

Nov. 30, 2017