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2FIX Hours For Easter Holiday

General Announcements

Posted March 30, 2015

The 2FIX Helpdesk will be closed all day this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and will reopen at 7 AM on Monday, April 6th. We will be checking messages periodically and responding to emergency situations.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


AAUW BVU: Who Are You?

General Announcements

Posted March 29, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium, Buena Vista University’s chapter of the AAUW will be hosting a discussion, lead by Chaplin Ken Meissner, on identity and how it relates to how we view our bodies. Our society is riddled with unrealistic body expectations for all genders, which leads to pressures to conform to that body type. We all spend way too much energy focusing on the qualities of ourselves that carry little to no weight. This event emphasizes development of an appreciation for the body, and also encourages us to shape a more positive identity for ourselves based on the personality traits we wish to define us. Be sure to follow Buena Vista University's Student Chapter of AAUW on Facebook to see video teasers of our Positive Body Image campaign. The full video will be shown at the event. Come join us!
- AAUW BVU


FACES Poetry Party!!

General Announcements

Posted March 29, 2015

FACES is holding their second annual Poetry Party on April 10th, in the Underground from 7-9pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided, various activities will be available, and an open mic will be available for all who wish to read their creative works, or even their favorite author’s works. Join us as we celebrate poetry. Bring your friends!
- Samantha McGuire


FACES is Accepting Submissions!

General Announcements

Posted March 29, 2015

Faces is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1500 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Monday, April 13 by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, mcgusam@bvu.edu, or konzmor@bvu.edu
- Samantha McGuire


Welcome to the new ENGL 220: Intro to Literature

General Announcements

Posted March 29, 2015

Students interested in taking Intro to Literature in Fall 2015 should note, it is no longer a survey of ancient classics. ENGL 220 now explores a rich sampling of short stories, poetry, drama, novel, and film from around the planet. Come and re-discover how, as poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote, “the universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” Gen Ed humanities credit. Questions? Contact Dr. Matthew Packer at packer@bvu.edu.
- Matthew Packer


Interim 2016--Romania

General Announcements

Posted March 29, 2015

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Tuesday, March 31, 4:00 pm or Wednesday, April 1, 7:00pm, at Forum #2.
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


CPA Exam Q&A

General Announcements

Posted March 29, 2015

CALLING ALL ACCOUNTING MAJORS! Would you like to know more information about the CPA exam? Do you have specific questions about the CPA exam, the process, the preparation, or want tips and tricks? Kristine Snyder, our key contact with Becker Professional Education, will be in Hansen 8 at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14 to walk through the basics of the CPA Exam and to answer any questions related to the exam. Whether you are a freshman, a senior or somewhere in between, there’s no doubt that you will gain valuable knowledge from this session to either become more familiar with the exam or help you prepare for the exam. Ice cream will be provided as well as a raffle for prizes. Feel free to contact Stephanie Hayden at haydste@bvu.edu for more information.
- Stephanie Hayden


Pickleball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted March 28, 2015

HiPSO will be hosting a Pickleball tournament on Tuesday, April 14th from 8-11pm in the Rec Center. Sign up as a team of 2 and you will be put in a bracket that will be emailed out when the tournament gets closer! Winners will also receive prizes. Email Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu to sign up or get more information!
- HiPSO


SCATE - Zoo Campout

General Announcements

Posted March 28, 2015

SCATE will be hosting a camp-out trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for any BVU students. We will be leaving 4:15 pm on Friday, April 10, and returning around 4 pm the next day, April 11. We will be camping in the Lead Jungle exhibit with tents and sleeping bags provided by the Rec House. [if you have your own sleeping bag, please let us know.] Sodexo will provide Friday’s dinner, with SCATE providing Saturdays breakfast, leaving Saturdays lunch for the participants to bring money for. The cost will be $20 for non-SCATE members. Only 23 students can come, so let us know right away; we will be doing a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, please contact SCATE at SCATE@bvu.edu, Beth at WebeBet@bvu.edu, or Kristina Campbell at campkri3@bvu.edu
- Beth Weber


ACES Scholarly Event - How disruption in intracellular trafficking can lead to a rare neurological lysosomal storage disorder.

General Announcements

Posted March 28, 2015

Do you still need ACES credits? Come hear Dr. Jill Weimer talk about her research investigating a group of rare neurodegenerative disorders, the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (a type of lysosomal storage disorder). In 2005, Dr. Jill Weimer joined the Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford. She holds a dual appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota and an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University. The primary focus of Dr. Weimer’s research is to understand the mechanisms underlying the mammalian central nervous system development and how these mechanisms can be reactivated/restored in neurodegenerative disorders such as the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses.
- Kristy McClellan


Assistant Track and Field/Cross Country Coach

Human Resources

Posted March 27, 2015

Buena Vista University, a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Track and Field and Cross Country Coach. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all aspects of daily operations of the intercollegiate track and cross country program, specifically recruiting student-athletes and coaching the jumps (horizontal primarily) and assisting in the coaching of the short and long sprints. Also, as a member of the athletics department there may be other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways: Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712.749.1449 Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.
- Human Resources


Degree Audit Faculty Training

General Announcements

Posted March 27, 2015

The Registrar’s office will be holding training sessions for faculty on the new Degree Audit program that is now available on Beavernet. The first scheduled session is Monday, March 30th from 3pm to 4pm in Hansen 8. This will be repeated on Tuesday, March 31st from 10am – 11am in Hansen 8.
- Jill Baumann


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted March 27, 2015

Monday, March 30th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061.
- Emily Sauter


2016 - South Africa Trip

General Announcements

Posted March 26, 2015

Join us in Science #126 on April 1st at 8:00 p.m. to learn about the 7th trip to South Africa in May/June 2016. On this travel opportunity you will experience the culture of the ZULU people, learn the history and conflicts between the British, Dutch and the ZULU’s. The experience is not complete without experiencing the wildlife of Africa in their natural environment as we explore wildlife preserves and Kruger National Park. Please contact Dr. Melinda Coogan or Mark Kirkholm if you have any questions.
- Mark Kirkholm


2016 McCorkle Fellows

Good News

Posted March 26, 2015

Three BVU professors have been selected as BVU’s 2016 McCorkle Fellows. Dr. Nathan Backman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Andrea Frantz, Associate Professor of Digital Media Dr. Stan Ullerich, Professor of Economics Dr. Wind Goodfriend, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Mr. Tim McDaniel, Assistant Professor mathematics, will lead the 2016 McCorkle trip to Kazakhstan. The purpose of the McCorkle Fellowship Program is to support faculty members in their efforts to develop scholarly and cultural knowledge as they add international perspectives to the curriculum. The McCorkle Fellowship Program is made possible by the generosity of Paul and Vivian McCorkle - longtime benefactors of Buena Vista University. Sincerely, The McCorkle Fellow Committee David Boelter (Chair), John Bedward, Lisa Best , Kristy McClellan, and Lei Wen
- Melissa Richter


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted March 26, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


LOOKING FOR A ROOMMATE!

General Announcements

Posted March 26, 2015

Do you need a place to live in Storm Lake after Graduation? After the end of April, I will be looking for a new roommate in my 2 bedroom apartment. The living room, kitchen, laundry room, and two bathrooms (one bathroom includes a Jacuzzi tub) would be considered community spaces and shared by the other residents and myself. Rent is $450 (all utilities included). Contact Zoey Reisdorf for more details.
- Zoey Reisdorf


AAUW BVU: Who Are You?

General Announcements

Posted March 25, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium, Buena Vista University’s chapter of the AAUW will be hosting a discussion, lead by Chaplin Ken Meissner, on identity and how it relates to how we view our bodies. Our society is riddled with unrealistic body expectations for all genders, which leads to pressures to conform to that body type. We all spend way too much energy focusing on the qualities of ourselves that carry little to no weight. This event emphasizes development of an appreciation for the body, and also encourages us to shape a more positive identity for ourselves based on the personality traits we wish to define us. Be sure to follow Buena Vista University's Student Chapter of AAUW on Facebook to see video teasers of our Positive Body Image campaign. The full video will be shown at the event. Come join us!
- AAUW BVU


Winners of the Faculty & Staff Campaign Drawing

General Announcements

Posted March 24, 2015

Congratulations to winners of the Faculty & Staff Campaign drawing: Jake Wilhelm and Sherry Wassom (one-night stay at King's Pointe), Cindy McDonough and Kaylyn Pick ($25 Casey's gas card), and Larry Anderson and Alyssa Grigsby (lunch at Boz Wellz). Thanks to all who have supported the campaign so far. Volunteers will follow up soon with faculty and staff who have outstanding forms. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc for more information.
- Barb Aiona


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted March 23, 2015

BVU News Announcement The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 4/15/15; 9:30-10:30am; Fiscal Processes – BeaverNET/PO/Req./CC – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf http://tinyurl.com/FiscalProcesses 4/16/15; 1-3pm; Phone Training – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/April16Phone Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


AAUW BVU: Who Are You?

General Announcements

Posted March 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium, Buena Vista University’s chapter of the AAUW will be hosting a discussion, lead by Chaplin Ken Meissner, on identity and how it relates to how we view our bodies. Our society is riddled with unrealistic body expectations for all genders, which leads to pressures to conform to that body type. We all spend way too much energy focusing on the qualities of ourselves that carry little to no weight. This event emphasizes development of an appreciation for the body, and also encourages us to shape a more positive identity for ourselves based on the personality traits we wish to define us. Be sure to follow Buena Vista University's Student Chapter of AAUW on Facebook to see video teasers of our Positive Body Image campaign. The full video will be shown at the event. Come join us!
- AAUW BVU


Director of Residence Life & Housing

Human Resources

Posted March 19, 2015

Buena Vista University seeks a proven, visionary leader to fill an upcoming opening as Director of Residence Life & Housing. This position is responsible for the supervision and administration of a comprehensive residence life program and all functions associated with campus housing. This position will promote and coordinate residence hall programming efforts as well as oversee the Residence Life staff (3 FT and 30 plus student staff) and coordinate housing assignments for all students. In addition this position will serve as a hearing officer within the student conduct process in conjunction with the Chief Judicial Officer. The preferred candidate must demonstrate at least three years of prior success in the area of Residence Life and Housing. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective mentoring, and a desire to work in a culture of collaboration and collegiality. Knowledge of and experience with best practices in residence life programming and community building are critical success factors. A Master’s Degree in student personnel, counseling, or a related field is required. Additional important qualities and characteristics of the preferred candidate include effective past working relationships with faculty, staff, students and key constituents of residence life, the ability to work as a member of a top performing team, and strong programming and implementation skills. Deep appreciation for an ethnically diverse Midwestern community and small private institution is required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways: Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712.749.1449 Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.
- Human Resources


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted March 19, 2015

BVU News Announcement The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 3/25/15; 2-4pm; Cognos Report Training  Report Studio – Jane Besaw http://tinyurl.com/ReportStudioCognos 4/15/15; 9:30-10:30am; Fiscal Processes – BeaverNET/PO/Req./CC – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf http://tinyurl.com/FiscalProcesses 4/16/15; 1-3pm; Phone Training – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/April16Phone Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted March 19, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


AAUW BVU: Who Are You?

General Announcements

Posted March 18, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium, Buena Vista University’s chapter of the AAUW will be hosting a discussion, lead by Chaplin Ken Meissner, on identity and how it relates to how we view our bodies. Our society is riddled with unrealistic body expectations for all genders, which leads to pressures to conform to that body type. We all spend way too much energy focusing on the qualities of ourselves that carry little to no weight. This event emphasizes development of an appreciation for the body, and also encourages us to shape a more positive identity for ourselves based on the personality traits we wish to define us. Be sure to follow Buena Vista University's Student Chapter of AAUW on Facebook to see video teasers of our Positive Body Image campaign. The full video will be shown at the event. Come join us!
- Bonnie Keller


A.W.O.L. Blog

Good News

Posted March 18, 2015

Want to follow the amazing service experience 48 students, faculty, and staff will be taking this spring break? Check out the A.W.O.L. blog http://bvuawol.blogspot.com/ While you are there feel free to read past blogs!
- Bonnie Keller


BVU Dance Marathon

General Announcements

Posted March 18, 2015

Dance Marathon is just 4 weeks away! Join us April 11th from 12 - 5 p.m. in the field house. Stand for those kids who can't and help us reach our goal of $11,000 for Children's Miracle Network. Some of the activities include a dodgeball tournament, throwing pies at professors, DJ Scratch and Bang, and best of all meeting the families who have been impacted by Children's Miracle Network! Use the code DANCEMARATHON for $10 off your registration fee! http://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=581
- Manda Clark


FACES is Accepting Submissions!

General Announcements

Posted March 18, 2015

Faces is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1500 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Monday, April 13 by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, mcgusam@bvu.edu, or konzmor@bvu.edu
- Samantha McGuire


Let Your Voice Be Heard

General Announcements

Posted March 18, 2015

BVU is currently implementing a survey to help understand student perspectives and experiences related to sexual assault. By participating in this 30-minute survey, you will be providing critical insights to help protect and support BVU students. The more students who participate, the more we will learn that can help us take on this issue in a meaningful way. Your response really will make a difference. You will also be able to submit your name for a chance to win one of ten $50 gift certificates. To participate in the survey please click here: https://www.research.net/s/buenavista_climatesurvey
- Mandy Boothby


Library Hours for Spring Break

General Announcements

Posted March 18, 2015

The BVU Library will close on Friday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. for Spring Break. Our hours Spring Break Week are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Library will be open on Sunday, March 29 5:00 p.m. to Midnight to welcome you back to campus!
- Jodie Morin


DE Elevator

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

The DE elevator has been repaired and is once again fully operational.
- Keith Schmidt


IM Slow Pitch Softball League

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

With the snow melted and weather getting warmer that could only mean one thing! It's slow pitch softball season! Registration is now open for the 2015 IM softball leagues. The league will start on Thursday, April 9 and end on Thursday, May 7. There are coed, men's and women's leagues available. There needs to be at least 10 players on a team and no more than 14 players on a team. For the coed league you must have the same number females and males. League runs 7-10 pm Tuesday's and Thursday's at the West 9th Softball Complex. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Wednesday, April 8th. With questions please contact Luke Becker or Trevor Berneking.
- Trevor Berneking


2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING Tuesday, March 31 @ 4:00pm in Lage Room 30 Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations. Although not booked for January 2016 as of yet, past one-of-a-kind experiences have included backstage of the Magic Kingdom, meeting Disney artist, Alex Maher from the Disney Design Group, going on an excursion with Lou Mongello, entrepreneur, social media master and motivational speaker of WDW Radio and discovering behind-the-scene stories of Epcot. The information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00pm in Lage Room 30. If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218.
- Jerry Johnson


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. Online Programs courses will be populated with students and course material, as they have been in the past. Online Programs Instructors will not be responsible for transferring course data from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation and training material in the very near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging in with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the Term 5 and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what Term 5 courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. The TLTC will create your spring courses and load them with the appropriate rosters. However, individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation material from your location in the near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All main campus courses will be offered in Canvas after July 2015, at which time ANGEL will no longer be available. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas during Term 5 of 2015 (May). As with any change in major software, there will be a transition period, however Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the spring semester and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what spring courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. Eventually all courses will be populated into Canvas automatically, but for Spring Semester, only requested courses will be created in Canvas. The TLTC will also load your courses with the appropriate rosters. However individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. If you have any questions or wish for any training, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


ALPS Applications

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Reminder that Adventure Leadership Program Scholars (ALPS) applications are being accepted until 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 2. If you enjoy the outdoors and are interested in becoming a member of ALPS please email alps@bvu.edu for an application.
- Trevor Berneking


Sodexo Servery Easter Break

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Sodexo servery will close Thursday, April 2nd at 1:30pm for Easter Break. We will reopen for Dinner at 5:00pm on Monday, April 6th. Have a Great Easter Break!!
- Ken Allen


Spring Break Servery Hours

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Sodexo servery will close for Spring Break Friday, March 20th at 1:30pm with no afternoon grill. We will reopen on Sunday, March 29th @ 5pm for dinner. Have a Great Break!
- Ken Allem


Interim 2016--Romania

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Tuesday, March 31, 4:00 pm or Wednesday, April 1, 7:00pm, at Forum #2.
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Last Chance for Drawing - Faculty & Staff Campaign

General Announcements

Posted March 17, 2015

Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign. Those who turn in pledge forms by March 20 will be entered in a drawing for a one-night stay at King’s Pointe, lunch at Boz Wellz or a $25 gas card. Visit the campaign webpage at www.bvu.edu/fsc for more information or to print a pledge form if you misplaced yours. Volunteers will begin reaching out to faculty and staff who have outstanding forms following March 20.
- Barb Aiona


Body Image Workshop: Confidence and Community

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

In todays world we have a growing problem with many people feeling down or not good about oneself. The RES Life staff in the suites is putting on a program to learn about the sense of self-compassion and confidence, and understanding that we all have insecurities and we are not alone. This event will be held in Briscoe 1 on Thursday March 19th at 7:30 pm
- Suties RES Life


Student Senate meeting tonight

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

Student Senate will be meeting in Forum Room 1 at 6:00 p.m. We would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to our open forum meetings each week. If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to receive updates, like us on Facebook 'BVU Student Senate' (www.facebook.com/BVUStudentSenate) or follow us on Twitter '@BVUSenate' (www.twitter.com/BVUSenate).
- Megan Long


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 3/19/15; 9-10am; Outlook Calendar Training – Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/OutlookCalMarch19 3/25/15; 2-4pm; Cognos Report Training  Report Studio – Jane Besaw http://tinyurl.com/ReportStudioCognos 4/15/15; 9:30-10:30am; Fiscal Processes – BeaverNET/PO/Req./CC – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf http://tinyurl.com/FiscalProcesses 4/16/15; 1-3pm; Phone Training – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/April16Phone Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Residence Hall Closing for Spring Break

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

The residence halls will be closed for spring break beginning at 6pm on March 20 and will reopen at noon on March 29, 2015 for all students. Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal. All students wishing to stay on campus during this closed break should submit break request here: https://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/break-request.dot. Since this is a closed break food services will be closed during this time, see Sodexo for more information.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Amazon Gift Card Winner

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

Congratulations to Meredith Collins for winning a $25 Amazon gift card from Information Services for having her email migrated early.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 2/16/15 to 3/15/15. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you.
- Emily Sauter


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061.
- Emily Sauter


Interim 2016—Tahiti

General Announcements

Posted March 16, 2015

Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine, Maupiti and other islands that make up French Polynesia will be our classroom as we explore environmental issues, culture and law enforcement structures of these islands. We’ll live in a home where the back yard is the most beautiful, peaceful lagoon, and learn about the culture, life, and go behind the scenes in this French influenced police system. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya and Dr. Stephanie Hays. For more information, stop by Wood’s House Wed. 18 March between 3:30-4:30 pm or contact Bhattacharyya (Hays is currently on sabbatical and has limited email access).
- Bhattacharyya