BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Now Accepting Nominations for Stief Award!

Feb. 19, 2018

The Stief Award was established in honor of Willard Stief, former superintendent of the physical plant and maintenance, by his family and friends following his death in 1981. This award recognizes one or two students who have positively contributed to the community life in the residence halls and is based on leadership, commitment to residence hall life at BVU and scholarship.

These outstanding student leaders will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner. Nominations are due by noon on Friday, March 2, 2018. Nominations can be submitted from faculty, staff, peers, student organizations or self-nominated.

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

ACES concert

Feb. 18, 2018

Talia Schlanger of WXPN 88.5 World Cafe radio program  describes Rev. Sekou as "a preacher, pastor and social activist with music in his blood."  BVU ACES program is hosting a concert by Rev. Sekou Tues 20 Feb. 7pm in Schaller. Join us for a musical concert with a message! For info, click on the link below.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu | Link

Gaming Tournaments

Feb. 16, 2018

BVU Recreation Services is partnering with BVU Anime and Gaming Society to put on two gaming tournaments. On Tuesday, February 20th there will be an Injustice 2 tournament and on Friday, February 23rdthere will be a Madden tournament. Both events will be held in the Underground from 8-11 pm. To sign up go to IMLeagues.com. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu | Link

2018 Commencement Fair

Feb. 16, 2018

Seniors - Please plan to attend the 2018 Commencement Fair on Wednesday, March 14th from 10 am to 1pm in Forum Room 5! This is your opportunity to check off a number of items from your graduation preparation checklist! Oh, and, did we mention, win door prizes!

  • Order cap, gown, and class ring
  • Check your graduation requirements with the Registrar
  • Senior Class Gift
  • Share career plans
  • Complete exit process toward graduation with the Business Office
  • Stay connected to BVU through the Alumni Office
  • Plan your future events with Event Services

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Coffee with Careers Resume Review Day

Feb. 15, 2018

Don't forget! Coffee with Careers is Tuesday, February 20th! Stop by our office and have your resume reviewed and perfected! Don't have a resume? No problem! Let us help you get started! 

Coffee with Careers Resume Review Day will be from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Career and Personal Development located across the hallway from the bookstore!

Kristi Davis | DavisK@bvu.edu

Gaming League

Feb. 15, 2018

BVU Recreation Services is partnering with BVU Anime and Gaming Society to put on two gaming tournaments. On Tuesday, February 20th there will be an Injustice 2 tournament and on Friday, February 23rd there will be a Madden tournament. Both events will be held in the Underground from 8-11 pm. To sign up go to IMLeagues.com. Please contact Mitch Krien at kreimit@bvu.edu or Tanner Jensen at JensTan@bvu.edu with questions.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Log Rolling Opportunity

Feb. 15, 2018

Interested in getting some exercise and trying something new during the month of February and early March? Come join us in the BVU pool and give log rolling a try. From 8-9 pm on the following Wednesdays (February 21, 28 - March 7, 14) we will be there. It is open to everyone so give it a shot. Click on the following link to watch a short video of BVU students giving it a shot.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qKjmkWiIE4

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Logging Into Canvas

Feb. 15, 2018

On February 20th at 7 AM Information Technology Services will be changing the way that you log into Canvas. Once this change is implemented, BVU-issued Windows-based computers will automatically log into Canvas when you go to http://canvas.bvu.edu. Student computers and smartphones will get a webpage or a gray login box that you can type your email address and password into to log in.

The automatic login feature can be shut off by changing settings in your web browser if needed. Please contact the 2FIX Help Desk by emailing 2fix@bvu.edu or calling 712-749-2349 if you would like to do this.

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

Let's Go To Church

Feb. 14, 2018

Come out for worship and words of encouragement by BVU alumnus Bishop Madai Taylor from Agape KDM Church in Fort Dodge, IA. Hosted by the Black Student Union

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time: 10am

Location: Edson Hall

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Party w/ BSU

Feb. 14, 2018

Come join the Black Student Union as they party the night away! All are welcome. Special guests: Wartburg College Black Student Union.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2018

Time: 9:00pm-2:00am

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

The State of Black Student Unions on Predominately White Campuses

Feb. 14, 2018

Do you want to know more about Black Student Unions and their history? Come learn about the importance of Black Student Unions in higher education. Hosted by the BVU Black Student Union. Special audience guests: Wartburg College Black Student Union

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Time: 10am

Location: Science Center RM 128

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Trap Karaoke

Feb. 14, 2018

Come out and sing your favorite song. You can sing Trap music or another genre, it doesn't matter...just have fun! Hosted by the Black Student Union

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Time: 8pm

Location: The Underground

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Trap Karaoke

Feb. 14, 2018

Come out and sing your favorite song. You can sing Trap music or another genre, it doesn't matter...just have fun!

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Time: 8pm

Location: The Underground

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

New Library databases on trial

Feb. 14, 2018

The BVU Library has the following primary source databases available on trial until March 9, 2018.  Try them out and if you like what you see, please let me know.  To access these resources go to http://library.bvu.edu/library/databases/ 

19th Century Newspapers

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

The Times (London) Digital Archive: 1985-2012

Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issue and Identities

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Random Acts of Kindness

Feb. 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in making a Valentine’s Day card for Random Acts of Kindness week. 200 cards are being handed out today to people. Rebecca Peters is the lucky winner of the Valentine’s day gift basket. She guessed 1,115 candy hearts were in the jar which was the closest answer to the correct amount of 1,190 candy hearts.  Please continue to join Team Wellness this week by doing Random Acts of Kindness in the BVU Community.  It’s an easy thing to do and a selfless act that you can do to either help, cheer up someone and/or  make people happier. 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

2018 Commencement Fair

Feb. 14, 2018

Seniors - Please plan to attend the 2018 Commencement Fair on Wednesday, March 14th from 10 am to 1pm in Forum Room 5! This is your opportunity to check off a number of items from your graduation preparation checklist! Oh, and, did we mention, win door prizes!

  • Order cap, gown, and class ring
  • Check your graduation requirements with the Registrar
  • Senior Class Gift
  • Share career plans
  • Complete exit process toward graduation with the Business Office
  • Stay connected to BVU through the Alumni Office
  • Plan your future events with Event Services

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Now Accepting Nominations for Stief Award!

Feb. 13, 2018

The Stief Award was established in honor of Willard Stief, former superintendent of the physical plant and maintenance, by his family and friends following his death in 1981. This award recognizes one or two students who have positively contributed to the community life in the residence halls and is based on leadership, commitment to residence hall life at BVU and scholarship.

These outstanding student leaders will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner. Nominations are due by noon on Friday, March 2, 2018. Nominations can be submitted from faculty, staff, peers, student organizations or self-nominated.

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

Blue Cart

Feb. 12, 2018

The GSLC is missing their large blue cart. If you borrowed it or have seen it, please let us know. We have other student groups who would like to borrow it. Thanks!

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

GSLC Valentine's Day Open House

Feb. 12, 2018

Join us for an open house all day in the GSLC on Wednesday, February 14th. Meet the directors and coordinators, learn about the programs and enjoy a small snack.

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

Java w/ Josh

Feb. 12, 2018

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 Febraury 15th from 9-10 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on brainstorming creative retention strategies for Storm Lake and OSG. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by February 14. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Ash Wednesday

Feb. 12, 2018

Ash Wednesday Observance

Please take some reflective time on Wednesday, February 14, from 8 am until 6 pm for a contemplative journey of self-examination, scripture, prayer and practice in Forum Room 5. The guided stations will offer a symbolic journey of faith as the Lenten Season falls between Ash Wednesday and Easter. This season grows out of the Jewish Passover celebration, the rites of initiation and passage from many cultures. Ashes will be available and signify that each person confronts the most painful parts of ourselves, face our weaknesses and search for our path of newness (sinfulness/repentance and forgiveness). We travel together on the journey. Please feel welcomed.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

#FeelTheLoveBVU Photo booth

Feb. 12, 2018

Do you have the best roommate ever? Do you have an awesome coach or prof who always has your back? Then you need to stop by BVU's first ever #FeelTheLoveBVU photo booth this Valentine's Day and spread some seriously positive vibes by recognizing the truly amazing people in our lives! The booth will be up on Wed, Feb. 14 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. outside the serv. 

UMC | umcwebgroup@bvu.edu

Black Culture Education Tables

Feb. 11, 2018

Stop by the Black Culture Education Tables outside of the Serve all this week to learn more about Black culture and history. There will be music, games, trivia, and more!

Dates: February 13-16

February 13th- Black TV Show Theme Song Quiz

February 14th-Understanding Black Hair

February 15th-Black Inventors

February 16th-Black History Trivia

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Outside of the Serve

Hosted by the Black Student Union

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Couch Conversation: Breaking Black Culture Stereotypes

Feb. 11, 2018

Ghetto. Hood. Ratchet....Learn about society's Black Culture stereotypes and how to break them.

Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Location: Pierce/White Skybox

Hosted by the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT( in collaboration with the Black Student Union

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Black Culture Jeopardy

Feb. 11, 2018

Do you know the questions? We have the answers. Come be a part of a team or a member of the audience. It is going to be a fun time!

Date: Monday, February 12th, 2018

Time: 7pm

LOCATION CHANGE: ANDERSON AUDITORIUM

Hosted by the Black Student Union

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Chile 2019, Global Fellows Application Due Feb. 16

Feb. 11, 2018

Are you a first year BVU student?  If so, you are eligible to complete a Global Fellows application and, if selected, you will travel to the southern tip of Chile during January 2019, for a unique biocultural experience.  The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Fellows experience while traveling through Chile is best expressed through difference “lenses” that can only be realized if students of various disciplines participate in the experience.  A completed application must include the Global Fellows Essay AND two faculty letters of recommendation.  Two hard copies of the essay and recommendation letters are due to Associate Dean Peter Steinfeld, DE 107, by Friday, February 16, 2018.  Up to six students will be selected as the 2019 Global Fellows, which includes a travel stipend that will subsidize most of the program costs and airfare costs to Chile.  For more information and/or application materials, please contact your fall semester, 2017, University Seminar instructor or Dr. Melinda Coogan: coogan@bvu.edu

Dr. Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

Free HIV Testing!

Feb. 9, 2018

Free HIV screening is available Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Buena Vista County Public Health Department 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. located at 1709 E. Richland Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588.  Each participant will be given a $10 gift card for testing!  Testing is sponsored and completed by Siouxland Community Health an Iowa Health Center.

Health Services | healthservices@bvu.edu

Take ACHA Survey and Win!

Feb. 9, 2018

ALL STUDENTS...YOU WILL BE RECEIVING AN EMAIL INVITATION FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION TODAY TO TAKE A SURVEY AND BE ENTERED TO WIN ONE OF SIX PRIZES!

ALL Storm Lake BVU undergraduate students will receive an invitation e-mail Monday February 12, 2018 to participate in the National College Health Assessment Web survey sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association.  The survey is designed to assess student health behaviors in order to provide better services and support for Buena Vista University students.  We are asking that you assist in providing accurate information regarding health/wellness behaviors on our campus.  ALL STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT A SURVEY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN A RANDOM DRAWING FOR ONE OF SIX $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE!

Talk to your RA and find out how your floor can win a SUBWAY party just for having the MOST floor participation!!!

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

Fall 2018 Resident Assistant Openings!

Feb. 9, 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.

Attend one of the following information sessions:

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

 

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

Complete your interview.  Email Portia Gresham to reserve your interview time.  Interviews will be held Feb. 27-Mar. 1 from 4pm-6:30pm in the Pierce/White office.

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

Send a Valentine's Day Message through KBVU!

Feb. 8, 2018

Woo your special someone by sending them a Valentine's Day message over the airwaves! Write a short message with the name of your Valentine and submit it to KBVU Station Manager Kyle Wiebers at wiebkyl@bvu.edu by 5 PM on Tuesday, February 13th. Tune in to KBVU on Valentine's Day to hear your message broadcast! 

Kyle Wiebers | wiebkyl@bvu.edu

Ash Wednesday Observance

Feb. 7, 2018

Please take some reflective time on Wednesday, February 14, from 8 am until 6 pm for a contemplative journey of self-examination, scripture, prayer and practice in Forum Room 5. The guided stations will offer a symbolic journey of faith as the Lenten Season falls between Ash Wednesday and Easter. This season grows out of the Jewish Passover celebration, the rites of initiation and passage from many cultures. Ashes will be available and signify that each person confronts the most painful parts of ourselves, face our weaknesses and search for our path of newness (sinfulness/repentance and forgiveness). We travel together on the journey. Please feel welcomed.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Send a Valentine's Day Message through KBVU!

Feb. 7, 2018

Woo your special someone by sending them a Valentine's Day message over the airwaves! Write a short message with the name of your Valentine and submit it to KBVU Station Manager Kyle Wiebers at wiebkyl@bvu.edu.

Kyle Wiebers | wiebkyl@bvu.edu

Free Piano!

Feb. 7, 2018

The music production department is letting go of a spinet model Wurlitzer upright piano. It is currently sitting beside the music production department door (Lage-B4-basement). It is FREE for anyone who is willing to move it. I would suggest if you are interested in it go to the basement in Lage and look at it and try it. Everything works  and it also includes a humidifier and bench. The cabinet looks good. It would make a great learning piano for a young pianist in the home. Again, the piano is free for anyone willing to move it. BVU can probably come up with a piano cart to put the piano on when moving (talk to me about it). Anyone interested can shoot me an email. Dr. Klee

Dr. David klee | klee@bvu.edu

Spring Internship Showcase

Feb. 7, 2018

Join Career and Personal Development on Thursday, February 8th in Dows at 7pm for the Spring Internship Showcase ACES Event. Hear first-hand experiences and stories from BVU Students and Alumni Interns! 

Kristi Davis | DavisK@bvu.edu

DEADLINE FOR SPRING INTERVIEW DAY

Feb. 7, 2018

Today at 4 P.M. is the deadline to apply for interviews with the ICoRN Spring Interview Day on February 23. There are now 94 available career and internship positions with 26 different employers. If you have questions regarding registration please contact Zoey Breese in the Career and Personal Development office.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Take ACHA Survey and Win!

Feb. 7, 2018

ALL STUDENTS...WATCH FOR EMAIL INVITATION FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION TO TAKE SURVEY AND BE ENTERED TO WIN ONE OF SIX PRIZES!

ALL Storm Lake BVU undergraduate students will receive an invitation e-mail Monday February 12, 2018 to participate in the National College Health Assessment Web survey sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association.  The survey is designed to assess student health behaviors in order to provide better services and support for Buena Vista University students.  We are asking that you assist in providing accurate information regarding health/wellness behaviors on our campus.  ALL STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT A SURVEY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN A RANDOM DRAWING FOR ONE OF SIX $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE!

 

Tami L Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

Storm Lake Elementary School needs work study students

Feb. 7, 2018

The Storm Lake Elementary School is needing to hire work study students to be math tutors.  If elegible for work study and interested please stop by the Financial Aid Office for a contract.  This is a great opportunity for future teachers!

Financial Aid Office | finaid@bvu.edu

LifeServe Blood Drive Sign up

Feb. 6, 2018

It’s the month of LOVE and we know that you ARE somebody’s type! Team Wellness will be having a LifeServe Blood Drive sign-up booth outside the serve on Thursday, February 8 from 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.  Stop by, sign up and you will be entered in a drawing for two pairs of winter gloves-one for you and one for your partner or friend! Share the love…. give Blood! 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Now Accepting Nominations for Stief Award!

Feb. 6, 2018

The Stief Award was established in honor of Willard Stief, former superintendent of the physical plant and maintenance, by his family and friends following his death in 1981. This award recognizes one or two students who have positively contributed to the community life in the residence halls and is based on leadership, commitment to residence hall life at BVU and scholarship.

These outstanding student leaders will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner. Nominations are due by noon on Friday, March 2, 2018. Nominations can be submitted from faculty, staff, peers, student organizations or self-nominated.

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

Java w/ Josh

Feb. 5, 2018

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 Febraury 15th from 9-10 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on brainstorming creative retention strategies for Storm Lake and OSG. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by February 14. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Underground Work Study Positions Open

Feb. 5, 2018

The Underground is looking for work study students! EVENING HOURS AVAILABLE: 8pm-12am Sunday-Thursday and 8pm-1am Friday-Saturday. Shifts are flexible! Email Haley Stevens if interested. 

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

DEADLINE TODAY- Student Orientation Directors Position

Feb. 5, 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

Log Rolling Opportunity

Feb. 5, 2018

Interested in getting some exercise and trying something new during the month of February and early March? Come join us in the BVU pool and give log rolling a try. From 8-9 pm on the following Wednesdays (February 14, 21, 28 - March 7, 14) we will be there. It is open to everyone so give it a shot. Click on the following link to watch a short video of BVU students giving it a shot.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qKjmkWiIE4

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Stand With Our Neighbors (SWON)

Feb. 5, 2018

The community is invited to Stand With Our Neighbors on Sunday, February 11th at 2 p.m. at Our Place, 114 E. 3rd St. in Storm Lake. 

Sol Varisco, newly named Executive Director of Iowa Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), Sonia Reyes from Iowa Office of Latino Affairs, SL Chief of Police Mark Prosser, Superintendent Carl Turner and Immigration Attorney Marie Sennett (associate of Nick Brown P.C.) will make up a panel addressing immigration issues and recent proposals in Congress that affect many of our immigrant neighbors.

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Emergency Shelter Management Training

Feb. 5, 2018

Bulletin announcement for Emergency Shelter Management training:

Buena Vista County Emergency Management is partnering with the SALUD! Multi-cultural Health Coalition to recruit and train volunteers who would like to assist with the set up and staffing of an emergency shelter.  The main talent needed to assist with setting up and staffing a shelter is a desire to support your friends and neighbors after a disaster.

 

The American Red Cross will teach our first training on Saturday, February 10, 2018,  from 9am-2pm at Our Place, 114 E Third St, Storm Lake. Lunch will be provided. You can pre-register by contacting: Aimee Barritt, BV Co Emergency Management at 712-749-2705 or at aimee.barritt@bvema.com.  Please include your name and phone number in the email, along with any organization that you represent.

 

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

BVU Website CMS Transition

Feb. 5, 2018

BVU will be changing the software that helps us run our website, BVU.EDU, this summer. We’ve chosen Drupal in order to help us more quickly roll out new features for the website, to allow more people to edit the website and to make that process easier, and to take advantage of Drupal’s rich feature marketplace and development community. Transitioning to a new CMS is an intense process that takes a lot of planning and there are a few things BVU faculty and staff should be aware of: 

  • The transition is to be completed by the end of July. 
  • We’ll continue make routine updates and ask that you to keep your content up-to-date as well, however, there will be a time toward the end of the transition later this summer when we’ll ask people to “freeze” making any non-critical content updates for a short length of time as we take a snapshot of the current content and add it to our new system. 
  • As of right now and going forward, we’re going to closely scrutinize new web projects so if the project isn’t already approved we will wait until after the transition to implement any new web and feature requests. 
  • We’ll keep the community informed via regular BVUNews announcements. 

Josh Weitzel | weitzelj@bvu.edu

Fall 2018 Resident Assistant Openings!

Feb. 4, 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.

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—Forum Room 3

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

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

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.

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

Student Orientation Directors Position

Feb. 2, 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

Graduation Application Deadline – FEBRUARY 9. 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

The deadline for submitting graduation applications for spring /summer 2018 is Friday, February 9th at 5pm. Please submit the application to the Registrar’s Office.

If you no longer plan to graduate spring /summer of 2018, or if you need another copy of your graduation application, please email Molly at ringgenbergm@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Academic Regalia at Graduation

Feb. 2, 2018

Any group wishing to have academic regalia recognized in the official graduation program must submit an application to the Events Committee of the Faculty Senate by February 28, 2018. Contact Dr. Tracy Thomas for an application. Groups whose regalia has been previously approved and included in the graduation program need not re-apply. 

Dr. Tracy Thomas | Thomas2@BVU.edu

Scholars Day 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

Scholars Day 2018 is fast approaching! Go to https://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/scholars-day-showcase/index.dot to apply for a grant (money is still available!) and to register and submit your abstract. The website also provides templates for creating posters in various formats. Contact Dr. Tracy Thomas with questions. 

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

Poverty Simulation

Feb. 1, 2018

There will be a Poverty Simulation held in Dows Conference Center on February 27th from 2-4 pm. This is an interactive event where each participant experiences the struggles and issues that surround a life of poverty over the course of a "month".  If you are interested in this event or would like more information please email Sarah Callihan. 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Feature Films for Education on Trial for February

Feb. 1, 2018

Feature Films for Education is now on trial until February 28.  This is a database of nearly 600 streaming movies selected for classroom use.  During the trial, the content is protected with a username and password that changes weekly.  Please contact a library staff member for the log in infomation.

You'll find the link to Feature Films for Education at http://library.bvu.edu/library/databases/ You can browse the collection without logging in, but you'll be prompted to log in when you select a film.  Please send your feedback to Jodie Morin by the end of the month.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Underground Work Study Positions Open

Feb. 1, 2018

The Underground is looking for work study students! Hours are 8pm-12am Sunday-Thursday and 8pm-1am Friday-Saturday. Shifts are flexible! Email Haley Stevens if interested. 

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

President's Council Meeting

Feb. 1, 2018

The first President's Council meeting for the spring semester will be Monday, February 5th from 8-9 pm in FM 1! Student Org Presidents-- this is required attendance. If you are unable to make it, please plan to send a proxy in your place. See you there!

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

Comm. & Public Relations Internship Showcase

Feb. 1, 2018

Seven Communication Studies and Strategic Public Relations students had excellent internship placements recently and are eager to share where they interned, how they networked to find their placements, and what they learned about thier career paths.

Please join us (come and go as you can) for the following 5-minute presentations on Tuesday, February 6 at 4pm in Forum #3:

Shelby Pittenger, Sugar Bowl Gift Shop
Aubrey Anderson, Buena Vista County Habitat for Humanity
Griffin Reding, Buena Vista University Football program
Allison Mercer, Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Tawney Schreier, BVU University Marketing Communication
Megan Snyder, Blue Space Creative
Allie Hartman, Buena Vista University Event Services

Bryan Kampbell | kampbell@bvu.edu

PINK OUT!

Feb. 1, 2018

This Saturday's home basketball games will be our annual Pink Out night.  Please wear pink to this game in support of breast cancer awareness!  There will be raffles, and various activities for you to participate in as well!!

Thank you!

Dana Christen | lehnerd@bvu.edu

Search Committee: Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement

Feb. 1, 2018

A big thank you to the following who have agreed to serve on the search committee for the Vice President of University Development and Alumni Engagement: Lisa Mellman, Jack Denholm, Robin Wissink, David Boelter, Lisa Best, Courtney Berg and Ashley Farmer Hanson. The University has engaged Doug Dittberner of Management Development Search to assist in our efforts. Application review is likely to commence the week of February 19th. If you have questions or wish to make nominations, please contact Mike Frantz who is serving as the chair of the committee.

Mike Frantz | frantzm@bvu.edu

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Jan. 31, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, several campus departments and student organizations have collaborated to bring diverse events and programming for campus community engagement:

  • 2/8/2018 – Scholarly ACES: Check Your Privilege: Understanding Intersectionality and Cultural Appropriation with SpeakerMarie-Joelle Estrada, 8 p.m., Hanson 8, sponsored by Social Science Philosophy and Religion
  • 2/12/2018 – Meal Packaging, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Siebens Forum Foyer, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement in collaboration with the Black Student Union
  • 2/12/2018 – Black Culture Jeopardy, Time, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Dows Conference Center, sponsored by Black Student Union
  • 2/13/2018 – Couch Conversations: Ghetto, Ratchet, Hood...The Stereotypes of Black Culture, 7 p.m., Skybox, sponsored by the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) & Black Student Union
  • 2/15/2018 –Trap Karaoke, 8 p.m., Underground, sponsored by Black Student Union
  • 2/16/2018 – Step Afrika! (Cultural ACES), 7 p.m., Schaller Chapel, sponsored by the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) in collaboration with Black Student Union
  • 2/17/2018 – The State of Black Student Unions on Predominately White Campuses, 10 a.m., Estelle Siebens Science Center RM 126, sponsored by the Black Student Union
  • 2/17/2018 – “Black Panther” movie showing, Time: TBD, Fridley Movie Theater, hosted by the Black Student Union (*Individual tickets can be purchased at the bookstore for a discounted rate)
  • 2/17/2018 – Party w/ BSU, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Underground, sponsored by the Black Student Union
  • 2/18/2018 - Church Service, 10am, Location: TBD, sponsored by the Black Student Union
  • 2/19/2018 – “I’m Not Racist….Am I” (ACES), hosted by Lori Berglund, director of career & personal development
    • Faculty Workshop from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Schaller Chapel, sponsored by BVU Human Resources & the Office of Academic Affairs
    • Film screening & producer-facilitated Q&A session, 7 p.m., Schaller Chapel, sponsored by the ACES Department, the Office of the President, and the Gender & Women’s Studies Program
  • 2/20/2018 – Reverend Sekou Musical Performance (Scholarly ACES), 7 p.m., Anderson Auditorium, Contact: Swasti Bhattacharyya
  • 2/27/2018 – Poverty Simulation, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Dows Conference Center, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Influenza Update

Jan. 31, 2018

The BVU community has been fortunate and has not seen a large amount of influenza on our campus, but many areas are experiencing widespread illness.  Tips to reduce your risk of getting influenza:  Get a flu shot, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home or in your room when you are sick, wash hands often to protect yourself from getting germs, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth which can be contaminated with germs. For general good health it is always recommended to eat right, sleep at least 8 hours each night, drink plenty of water, and keep stress to a minimum (remember the massage chair available for use in our office).  If you become sick, fever (greater than 100 F), chest congestion and hacking cough with chest burning or tightness, achiness and chills, headache, nasal congestion, fatigue, and sore throat contact Health Services by phone or e-mail.  If you are suspicious or unsure if you have a common cold or influenza come to the Health Services office located in the lower-level of the Fieldhouse L-25.  Regularly scheduled office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Doctor referrals if necessary, are best made early in the day, so it is best to come as soon as possible when not feeling well.  For further information click HERE . 

 

Health Services | healthservices@bvu.edu

Openings for two Academic Assistants

Jan. 31, 2018

The psychology department is seeking applicants to fill two Academic Assistant (AA) positions for next year (2018/2019). Applications from ALL majors are welcomed. You must have sophomore status and at least a 3.2 CGPA by next Fall to apply (in other words, students who are currently first-years are eligible if you will reach sophomore status by next Fall). Potential AA tasks will include library research, academic tutoring, and other special projects. Serving as an AA is a great addition to a resume or graduate school application! Contact Dr. Tracy Thomas for an application at Thomas@BVU.edu.

Tracy Thomas | thomas@bvu.edu

Fall 2018 Resident Assistant Openings!

Jan. 31, 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.

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—Forum Room 3

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

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

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.

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

Portia Gresham | GreshamP@bvu.edu

Feature Film for Education on trial

Jan. 30, 2018

Feature Films for Education is a collection of nearly 600 movies that can be streamed for individual or class viewing. The BVU Library currently has this resource on trial until Feb. 28, 2018.  A username and a password is required during the trial.  Please contact the Library for that information, which will be changing weekly. 

To access, go to library.bvu.edu, click on the "Articles" tab, and select "Feature Films for Education" from the list of databases.  You can browse the collection without signing in, but you will need the weekly username and password to stream a movie.  If you like what you see, please let me know!  Jodie Morin

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Scholarship Opportunities Available

Jan. 30, 2018

The Office of Civic Engagement would like to announce that the Neil Ball Service Awards and Meinhard Endowed Service Award applications are now available! The purpose of these awards is to recognize and reward students for their volunteer service to the university, community and church. 

Due Date for applications is February 14, 2018 by Noon!

If you are interested or know of a student that would be interested, please contact Sarah Callihan at callihans@bvu.edu or Ashley Farmer-Hanson at farmer@bvu.edu for more information and application details! 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

IWA Watershed Student Meeting

Jan. 30, 2018

Marius Agua and Katelyn Brinkerhoff would love to visit with students interested in assisting with the North Raccoon River Watershed IWA Program. We are wanting to gather a group of dedicated students to work alongside a committee of individuals to assist with educating farmers within the drainage area of runoff programs and potential solutions within the watershed area. Students will get to work alongside Katelyn Brinkerhoff (ISUEO Coordinator), Marius Agua, Dr. Kris Kohl (ISU Agricultural Engineer), the Board of Supervisors for Buena Vista County, and other willing individuals from the county. This is a volunteer opportunity that will give students an exciting look into the process behind restoring our watershed. The meeting will be held in ECCS126 on Feb. 2nd at 3:00pm.

Katelyn Brinkerhoff | brinkat@bvu.edu

President's Council Meeting

Jan. 30, 2018

The first President's Council meeting for the spring semester will be Monday, February 5th from 8-9 pm in FM 1! Student Org Presidents-- this is required attendance. If you are unable to make it, please plan to send a proxy in your place. See you there!

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

Work Study Positions Open- Underground

Jan. 30, 2018

The Underground is looking for work study students! Hours are 8pm-12am Sunday-Thursday and 8pm-1am Friday-Saturday. Shifts are flexible! Email Haley Stevens if interested. 

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

Employment Ad

Jan. 30, 2018

The Alumni & Development office is looking for more work-study students! Office hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday; shifts will be scheduled around availability. Duties include answering the phone, assisting with mailings, attending to our file room along with many other clerical tasks. Students with a work study award or non-work study students, please apply. We have a great working environment! For more information, contact Jodi Phipps at phippsj@bvu.edu if you are interested in joining our team.

 

Jodi Phipps | phippsj@bvu.edu

Apply now for BVU's Spring Phonathon

Jan. 30, 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. Training is provided for this paid position and work study is not required. Shifts are held in the evenings and weekends in a convenient campus location and friendly atmosphere. Stop by our table outside the Cent room during lunch on Thursday or attend a brief information meeting at 7:30 tonight (Feb. 1). The meeting will be 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. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 2 or until positions are filled.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Racquetball League

Jan. 30, 2018

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

Winterfest

Jan. 30, 2018

Wanting to do something fun and competitive on the beautiful frozen Storm Lake? Come on down to the rec house for the annual Winterfest on Saturday, February 10 fron 1-4 pm! Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided to warm you up and reenergize you between the fun on the ice!

ALPS | alps@bvu.edu | Link

Log Rolling Opportunity

Jan. 30, 2018

Interested in getting some exercise and trying something new during the month of February and early March? Come join us in the BVU pool and give log rolling a try. From 8-9 pm on the following Wednesdays (February 14, 21, 28 - March 7, 14) we will be there. It is open to everyone so give it a shot. Click on the following link to watch a short video of BVU students giving it a shot. 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qKjmkWiIE4

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Winterfest 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

Winterfest 2018. February 10 @ 1pm

Location: Rec House

Please join ALPS in celebrating the New Year with winter activities. Bring your friends for an afternoon of fun and snacks

List of activities:Hungry hippo (life sized), Hockey (tournament) teams of 3, Broom Ball (tournament) teams of 3, Raffle and numerous prizes, Hot Cocoa and Snacks

For information contact Gage Cook @ cookgag@bvu.edu

Gage Cook | cookgag@bvu.edu

Graduation Application Deadline – FEBRUARY 9. 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

The deadline for submitting graduation applications for spring/summer 2018 is Friday, February 9th at 5pm. Please submit the application to the Registrar’s Office.

If you no longer plan to graduate spring/summer of 2018, or if you need another copy of your graduation application, please email Molly at ringgenbergm@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Spring Internship Showcase

Jan. 29, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Spring Internship Showcase held on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 pm in Dows Conference Center. Hear first hand experiences from student interns and alumni about their internships! 

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Emergency Shelter Management Training

Jan. 29, 2018

Bulletin announcement for Emergency Shelter Management training: 

Buena Vista County Emergency Management is partnering with the SALUD! Multi-cultural Health Coalition to recruit and train volunteers who would like to assist with the set up and staffing of an emergency shelter.  The main talent needed to assist with setting up and staffing a shelter is a desire to support your friends and neighbors after a disaster.

The American Red Cross will teach our first training on Saturday, February 10, 2018,  from 9am-2pm at Our Place, 114 E Third St, Storm Lake. Lunch will be provided. You can pre-register by contacting: Aimee Barritt, BV Co Emergency Management at 712-749-2705 or at aimee.barritt@bvema.com.  Please include your name and phone number in the email, along with any organization that you represent.

 

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Student Orientation Directors Position

Jan. 29, 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

Last Day to Reserve Your Seat at Dinner & a Show

Jan. 29, 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

Chile 2019, Global Fellows Application Due Feb. 16

Jan. 28, 2018

Are you a first year BVU student?  If so, you are eligible to complete a Global Fellows application and, if selected, you will travel to the southern tip of Chile during January 2019, for a unique biocultural experience.  The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Fellows experience while traveling through Chile is best expressed through difference “lenses” that can only be realized if students of various disciplines participate in the experience.  Based upon the quality of the essay response and two faculty recommendation letters, up to six students will be selected as the 2019 Global Fellows, which includes a travel stipend that will subsidize most of the program costs and airfare costs to Chile.  For more information and/or application materials, please contact your fall semester, 2017, University Seminar instructor or Dr. Melinda Coogan: coogan@bvu.edu

 

Dr. Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

Chile 2018, Global Fellows ACES Presentation, Wednesday, Feb. 7

Jan. 28, 2018

Do you wonder what it is like to visit one of the most pristine regions left on the face of the earth?  Come to the Feb. 7 Global Fellows ACES presentation in science 126 at 7 pm, and experience the wonders of Chile from the perspective of the 2018 Global Fellows:  Aidan Cronin, Kevin Edgar, Becca Peters, Jacob Simonsen, Marco Uribe, and Olivia Wieseler.    

Dr. Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

Thank you

Jan. 27, 2018

Thank you to President & Carrie Merchant and the entire BVU Community for the flowers and well wishes we received at the birth of our daughter, Blayke Olivia.

-Matt & Leah Schimmer

Leah Schimmer | schimmerl@bvu.edu

Open Work-Study Positions

Jan. 27, 2018

The Career & Personal Development office is looking for more work-study students! Office hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday; shifts are very flexible and will be scheduled around availability. You must have good interpersonal skills and be willing to help around the office. Please contact Zoey Breese and include your work availability.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

End of Year Plans

Jan. 27, 2018

Looking for an internship or a job placement? Come to Career & Personal Development office to prepare for your end of the year plans. Use our resources, schedule a one-on-one appointment, practice interviewing or just stop and get some candy and chat!

 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Fall 2018 Resident Assistant Openings!

Jan. 26, 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—Forum Room 3

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

1098-T Forms

Jan. 26, 2018

The 1098-T forms were mailed out on Friday, January 26th. They are also available on BeaverNET. Once logged in, click on the Billing Tab, then 'Go to my 1098-T info'. Your 1098-T form is available to view or print.

Business Office | busoffice@bvu.edu

TLTC Moving to IT

Jan. 26, 2018

The Teaching and Learning with Technology Center (TLTC) will be a part of the Information Technology Department beginning in February.   Jay Benedict (Senior Instructional Technologist) and Stephanie Frank (Instructional Technologist) will be moving their offices into the IT area next to the 2Fix help desk in mid-February.   This change will help strengthen the close working relationship between IT and the TLTC.   

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thanks,

Mark Lumsden

Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Department

Mark Lumsden | mark@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Spring Phonathon

Jan. 26, 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. Join us at a short, information meeting on Wed., Jan. 31, at 4:30 pm or Thurs., Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held 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. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 2 or until positions are filled.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Emergency Shelter Management Training

Jan. 26, 2018

Bulletin announcement for Emergency Shelter Management training:

Buena Vista County Emergency Management is partnering with the SALUD! Multi-cultural Health Coalition to recruit and train volunteers who would like to assist with the set up and staffing of an emergency shelter.  The main talent needed to assist with setting up and staffing a shelter is a desire to support your friends and neighbors after a disaster.

 

The American Red Cross will teach our first training on Saturday, February 10, 2018,  from 9am-2pm at Our Place, 114 E Third St, Storm Lake. Lunch will be provided. You can pre-register by contacting: Aimee Barritt, BV Co Emergency Management at 712-749-2705 or at aimee.barritt@bvema.com.  Please include your name and phone number in the email, along with any organization that you represent.

 

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Concert Band Experience

Jan. 26, 2018

The Spring  Semester gives  you  the  opportunity  to  share  your music  talents by  joining  the  BVU  Concert  Band.    We  are  looking  for all  instruments.  If  you  enjoyed  your  band  experience in high school, give  college  band  a  try.   For  information regarding  rehearsals and  concerts contect  Jerry Bertrand  bertrand@bvu.edu.

Jerry Bertrand | bertrand@bvu.edu

Guitar Lessons

Jan. 26, 2018

Would you like to learn guitar  basics?   Would you like to know  how  to  read and play  guitar music, read tab, play guitar chord and  some  basic guitar patterns?   The music department is offering private guitar lessons.    Students  get   a half hour lesson with a  very  qualified  instructor each week.    You  receive    1 hour credit  for  this  course.  For more  information contact:  Jerry Bertrand  Bertrand@bvu.edu.

Jerry Bertrand | bertrand@bvu.edu

Red Cross Lifeguarding Class

Jan. 26, 2018

If you are interested in becoming certified as a lifeguard or have your certification renewed please contact me asap!  We are hoping to do a class in February at BVU to help BVU students get certified!  You will also be able to be certified in First Aid and CPR.

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

Log Rolling Opportunity

Jan. 25, 2018

Interested in getting some exercise and trying something new during the month of February and early March? Come join us in the BVU pool and give log rolling a try. From 8-9 pm on the following Wednesdays (February 14, 21, 28 - March 7, 14) we will be there. It is open to everyone so give it a shot. Click on the following link to watch a short video of BVU students giving it a shot.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qKjmkWiIE4

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Student Orientation Directors Positions Open!

Jan. 25, 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

Evening with Comedian/Magician Nathan Allen

Jan. 24, 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 to obtain tickets before the event or purchase them at the door Saturday night.

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Dinner & a Show

Jan. 24, 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

ALL STUDENTS...WATCH FOR EMAIL INVITATION TO TAKE SURVEY AND BE ENTERED TO WIN ONE OF SIX PRIZES!

Jan. 24, 2018

ALL Storm Lake BVU undergraduate students will receive an invitation e-mail Monday February 12, 2018 to participate in the National College Health Assessment Web survey sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association.  The survey is designed to assess student health behaviors in order to provide better services and support for Buena Vista University students.  We are asking that you assist in providing accurate information regarding health/wellness behaviors on our campus.  ALL STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT A SURVEY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN A RANDOM DRAWING FOR ONE OF SIX $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE!

Tami L Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

Found Humalog KwikPen

Jan. 24, 2018

A Humalog KwikPen was found in the Forum on Wednesday January 24, 2018.  Please call Health Services at 712-749-1238 for more information.

Tami L Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

Call for volunteers

Jan. 24, 2018

Call for faculty and staff volunteers to role play as part of the Poverty Simulation. Come out to assist Civic Engagement teach participants what it is like for a low-income person or family to live in poverty. The simulation will be on Tuesday, Febuary 27 in Dow Conference Center from 2 to 4 PM. Many roles need to be filled including but not limited to: Police officer, Community Health, Banker and Social Services Caseworker. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Callihan at callihans@bvu.edu or 712.749.2084 by February 16.

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Last Call for GRE/MCAT Test Review Spring 2018

Jan. 24, 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 on Monday, Jan. 29! 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

Fall 2018 Resident Assistant Openings!

Jan. 24, 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—Forum Room 3                                                                                        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 1st FL                                                                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

2.  Submit completed applications via email to Portia Gresham at 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.

4.  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. 24, 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. Join us at a short, information meeting on Wed., Jan. 31, at 4:30 pm or Thurs., Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held 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. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 2 or until positions are filled.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

The Plunge 2

Jan. 23, 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE TODAY! 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

Student Orientation Directors Positions NOW OPEN!

Jan. 23, 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

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