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May 26, 2016

We need your vote by noon!

There is still time to vote for the AWOL program! We are winning by less than a percentage. You can vote in different browsers and with multiple devises. BVU's AWOL program is up for a Netword Choice award, but we need your vote! It takes two clicks to vote http://www.iacampuscompact.org/network-choice.html Help us beat ten other Iowa schools! Voting ends today at noon.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 26, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: World War II and deferred service

1942 was the first full year the U.S. had been a part of World War II. The May edition of The Tack carried an article on how the Air Force encouraged the men at BV to stay to finish their education based on the new deferred service plan. However, we had brave men sign up and join the fight. In 1943, The Tack checked in with BV alumni who were enlisted to see how they were and where they were. BV wanted to show its support. “Hobo Day” (now Buenafication Day) had a patriotic theme that year.

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

 

(The Tack, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 4, 1942, page 1-3)

(The Tack, Vol. 47, No. 9, May 17, 1943, page 1 and 4)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 26, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: World War II and deferred service

1942 was the first full year the U.S. had been a part of World War II. The May edition of The Tack carried an article on how the Air Force encouraged the men at BV to stay to finish their education based on the new deferred service plan. However, we had brave men sign up and join the fight. In 1943, The Tack checked in with BV alumni who were enlisted to see how they were and where they were. BV wanted to show its support. “Hobo Day” (now Buenafication Day) had a patriotic theme that year.

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

 

(The Tack, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 4, 1942, page 1-3)

(The Tack, Vol. 47, No. 9, May 17, 1943, page 1 and 4)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 26, 2016

Master of Organizational Leadership Update

We recently heard from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) regarding their review of the master of organizational leadership program. We are disappointed that it was not approved during their May meeting.

However, we had an encouraging conversation with our liaison with the HLC through which we learned that our revised application needs to address more specific details for courses (i.e. who will teach each course, what are the pedagogical plans for each course) and marketing strategies. The typical six month waiting period to reapply has been waived and we anticipate submitting the revision by the end of June.

Based on HLC guidelines, we are allowed to begin offering courses this fall but may not yet advertise externally for the program. We expect to offer the initial three courses in OSG terms 1-3 this fall.  This initial offering will position us well to offer the courses sequentially to a full cohort beginning in January of 2017.

We will continue to keep you updated. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Byrne, Mary Gill, or Jim Salvucci when he arrives. Thank you.

Contact - Dr. Barbara Byrne


May 24, 2016

Pick Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday (5/26) at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact - Lizz Reese


May 23, 2016

Task Force for Student Policy Review

Universities across the country have received a letter from the U.S. Department of Education regarding assisting schools with ensuring the civil rights of transgender students. In light of this new federal guidance, we are currently reviewing our policies to verify we are in full compliance with the law. We recently convened a task force to review our policies. The task force will be chaired by Emily Gallagher, the title IX coordinator, and will include Meghann Henrich, Andy Taylor, Mark Kirkholm, Peter Steinfeld, Mike Frantz, Jean Bral, Shawn Stone, and a student senate representative who is yet to be named. In order to hear thoughts or concerns, the task force will soon be announcing an optional open session for BVU community members to share perspectives and experiences.

Contact - Fred Moore


May 23, 2016

There is still time to vote!

There is still time to vote for the AWOL program! We are currently down 2 percentage points. You can vote in different browsers and with multiple devises. BVU's AWOL program is up for a Netword Choice award, but we need your vote! It takes two clicks to vote http://www.iacampuscompact.org/network-choice.html Help us beat ten other Iowa schools!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 20, 2016

Pick Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact - Lizz Reese


May 19, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: Cooking on your own

Today was officially the last day of school. This Saturday our seniors graduate. There are some of us seniors, including myself, that feel unprepared for the real world. Have no fear! The Tack from May 2, 2008 is here to save the day. In the article “Cooking 101 helps prepare students for life after BVU,” gives advice for living off the meal plan. Kerry Sherlock of Hy-Vee says, “Plan a weekly menu and stick to it / Do not go to the grocery story hungry / Shop before you run out of an item / Stock up on favorite items when they are on sale / Look at store advertisements to know what is on sale and plan weekly meals by it / Buy store brands.”

            Good luck seniors and happy eating!

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club (Veronica King)

(The Tack, May 2, 2008, page 6)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 19, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: Cooking on your own

Today was officially the last day of school. This Saturday our seniors graduate. There are some of us seniors, including myself, that feel unprepared for the real world. Have no fear! The Tack from May 2, 2008 is here to save the day. In the article “Cooking 101 helps prepare students for life after BVU,” gives advice for living off the meal plan. Kerry Sherlock of Hy-Vee says, “Plan a weekly menu and stick to it / Do not go to the grocery story hungry / Shop before you run out of an item / Stock up on favorite items when they are on sale / Look at store advertisements to know what is on sale and plan weekly meals by it / Buy store brands.”

            Good luck seniors and happy eating!

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club (Veronica King)

(The Tack, May 2, 2008, page 6)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 18, 2016

125th Anniversary Medallions

The 125th Anniversary of Buena Vista University is a milestone that is being celebrated and will be remembered for many years. A 125th Anniversary keepsake medallion has been given to all permanent faculty and staff via their mailboxes. Medallions for the OSG staff have been mailed to their sites. Please contact Emily Williams in the President’s Office if you did not recieve yours.

Contact - Emily Williams


May 18, 2016

Baccalaureate 2016

An invitation is extended to the BVU Community, family and friends to join in blessing the Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 am in Schaller Memorial Chapel. Music will be shared by the BVU Concert Choir, blessings offered from President Moore and Deb Willer, along with a message on Vision from Chaplain Ken Meissner. Casual attire. Hope to see you there!

Contact - Ken Meissner


May 18, 2016

Vote for BVU AWOL

There is still time to vote for the AWOL program! You can vote in different browsers and with multiple devises. BVU's AWOL program is up for a Netword Choice award, but we need your vote! It takes two clicks to vote http://www.iacampuscompact.org/network-choice.html Help us beat ten other Iowa schools!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


May 17, 2016

$25 AMAZON Gift Card Winner

Congratulations, Chau Nguyen! 

Chau's name was selected randomly from the online submissions. Thank you to all the students who shared their summer plans with the Career & Personal Development Office.

Contact - Lori Berglund


May 16, 2016

Book Drive

I am a member of Student M.O.V.E. and at the end of every semester we put on a book drive. We are looking for individuals to donate any books they may not need anymore. We use this event to help a different charity of choice. This year we are helping the Bridge. We take all the books and sell them to a company and then we donate the money we made to the charity.

We are looking for any books that you may no longer need.  This includes novels, textbook and any other books you may have.  We have two boxes where you can drop off book, one in the bookstore and one outside the serve. We could also schedule a time to pick up your books if that works better. We would greatly appreciate any donations.

Contact - Nichole Wiese


May 16, 2016

CHECK YOUR RIDE-END OF SEMESTER

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 12 – Thursday, May 19 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is, it's absolutely free!

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 16, 2016

Advanced Acting Showcase

Members of the Advanced Acting class will showcase a variety of acting methodologies and techniques tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Underground.  The class has learned about and practiced Viewpoints work, neutral and character mask work, tumbling and stage combat, and mediated acting in audio and video settings.  In addition to demonstrations of some of these methodologies, students will discuss the challenges and benefits presented by these approaches.  Please join us!  

Contact - Bethany Larson


May 16, 2016

From salmon and black to navy blue and old gold

Did you know that BV's colors used to be salmon and black? The BVU Archives owns a student scrapbook in the old school colors. Stop by the library and see it on display, along with other items from BV's early days. It's all part of "celebrating 125 years of service."

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 12, 2016

Mailboxes

Please check and clean out your BVU mailbox by May 20, 2016. The mailroom will be cleaning out mailboxes on May 23, and processing any mail that needs to be forward to a address you supplied or return to sender if no address is on file. Any non mail items will be thrown away. For any questions you can contact us at mailroom@bvu.edu or 749-2360

Contact - mailroom


May 12, 2016

Forwarding Your mail

If your not going to be on campus during the summer the mailroom will need to forward any mail you might recieve. The mailroom has put a forwarding mail form in your mailbox for you to fill out and submit to the mailroom. If don't supply the mailroom with a forwarding address we will have to return any mail to sender. If you staying on campus for the summer fill out the form with the request of having mail still delivered to your box. You can also send your forwarding address to Mailroom@bvu.edu, contact the mailroom with any questions at 749-2360.

Contact - Mailroom


May 12, 2016

New Track/Cross Country Coach

On behalf of incoming AD Jack Denholm and the TF/CC Search Committee, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Colt Slack as our new head coach, effective June 11, 2016. He prevailed from a nationwide pool that consisted of over 70 applicants and within which was much coaching talent.

I thank the Search Committee members—Amy Santucci, Janet Berry, Anna Elsden, Brian Van Haaften, Steve Eddie, Grace Telfer, Tara Harris and Ben Sampson—for their hard work, dedication and objectivity throughout this process.

Contact - Mike Frantz


May 12, 2016

GNAW ON THIS BIT OF BV HISTORY: Student writers in 1896

Buena Vista is proud of the work its students accomplish. In 1896, the students were proud too, and printed their research in The Tack. Willis C. Edson wrote about Frederick  Douglass’ life and his push for abolition. F. O. Leonard wrote about the land and soil of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Elizabeth Sohm wrote about what it means to be a woman in “Wanted – Women.” She wrote about how men saw them and what men wanted them to do; however, she urged women to do whatever they wished to do.

Students at BV have always produced great work, and will continue to do so as BV enters its 125th year.

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. III, No. 6, May 1896)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 12, 2016

GNAW ON THIS BIT OF BV HISTORY: Student writers in 1896

Buena Vista is proud of the work its students accomplish. In 1896, the students were proud too, and printed their research in The Tack. Willis C. Edson wrote about Frederick  Douglass’ life and his push for abolition. F. O. Leonard wrote about the land and soil of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Elizabeth Sohm wrote about what it means to be a woman in “Wanted – Women.” She wrote about how men saw them and what men wanted them to do; however, she urged women to do whatever they wished to do.

Students at BV have always produced great work, and will continue to do so as BV enters its 125th year.

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. III, No. 6, May 1896)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 11, 2016

Faculty and Staff 125th Anniversary Medallions

The 125th Anniversary of Buena Vista University is a milestone that is being celebrated and will be remembered for many years. A 125th Anniversary keepsake medallion will be given to all permanent faculty and staff via their mailboxes next week. Medallions for the OSG staff will be mailed to their sites. Please contact Emily Williams in the President’s Office if you do not receive yours by May 20.

Contact - Emily Williams


May 11, 2016

Last Chance - ResLife Extension

Are you helping out with baccalaureate or commencement? Do you need to stay in the residence halls past Thursday, May 19th at 6pm? If yes, please make sure that you fill out the link below by 5pm on Friday, May 13th to request to stay past the deadline. 

If you are a graduating senior or a summer housing resident, you do NOT need to fill out the link as your extension is automatically granted. Thank you!

Contact - Crystal Valencia | Link


May 11, 2016

Help us Win! Vote for BVU AWOL

BVU's AWOL program is up for a Netword Choice award, but we need your vote! It takes two clicks to vote http://bit.do/BVUAWOL Help us beat ten other Iowa schools! Help us show the state how great our alternative spring break program is.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


May 11, 2016

Rec House Closed for Finals

The Rec House will be closed starting Monday, May 16-Monday, May 30. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st. Summer hours will be released next week. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


May 11, 2016

Summer Lifeguard Needed

The BVU pool is in need of a lifeguard for the summer.  The hours are 6-8:15 am and 12-1 pm Monday-Friday.  If you are a certified lifeguard and are interested in this as your summer job please contact me at lehnerd@bvu,edu.

Thanks!

Contact - Dana Christen


May 10, 2016

Moonlight Breakfast — Monday, May 16

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. on Monday, May 16th for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items such as French toast sticks, muffins, scrambled eggs, breakfast pizza, etc. prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes! 

 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 10, 2016

Check Your Ride at the End of Semester

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 12 – Thursday, May 19 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is, it's absolutely free!

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 10, 2016

Summer Internship = $25 Amazon Gift Card

Storm Lake campus students planning to complete an internship, research, or career-related experience this summer - share your plans with the Career & Personal Development office by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/bNsaslX2eB. Students submitting a completed form by Noon on Monday, May 16 will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

To register a summer internship for academic credit, students are also required to complete the Internship Application/Agreement form. Please make arrangements to have the form completed and signed by 5PM on Friday, May 13, 2016. Contact Lori Berglund, Assistant Director of Career & Personal Development (berglundl@bvu.edu) with questions.

Contact - Lori Berglund


May 10, 2016

2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Intern Finalists Named

Congratulations to Kassi Kommes, Ashley Lemke, and Janice Timmerman for being named as finalists for the 2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship Program. Finalists will be interviewed by the Vikings PR Staff later this month. Those selected will work in the press box this fall and assist members of the local and national media attending and covering home games, plus any home postseason contests. These internships provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the National Football League and professional sports, to learn about the public relations field, and to network with members of the Vikings front office and the media. 

Contact - Lori Berglund


May 9, 2016

Last Chance: Donate to the YES Center

Student Association of Social Workers will accept donations of new & gently used clothing, personal items, and packaged food items for the Youth Emergency Services through the end of the school year.  YES serves adolescents who are homeless or near-homeless.  If the YES boxes have been picked up, you may drop them off at Kathryn McKinley's office--SSA 211.

Contact - Kathryn McKinley


May 9, 2016

Blind Baby

Take a study break and join Alpha Psi Omega for Blind Baby on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium! Watch us attempt to do 30 skits in 60 minutes before "too much stage light makes the baby go blind". This event is for mature audiences.

Contact - Claire Boston


May 9, 2016

SAB Marketing

How would you like to hear about SAB events? We know we can't possibly reach all the students on campus in the same way, so we want to know how we can best reach you through marketing. After all, we're here just to bring FREE fun to all of YOU! If you're willing, leave a comment at the link below to help us advertise to you better.

Contact - Ashley Lemke | Link


May 9, 2016

Are you looking for some work study hours for Fall Semester 2016?

Career & Personal Development has some openings for Fall Semester 2016 and would love to talk to you! Please stop by our office or email careerservices@bvu.edu if interested! 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


May 6, 2016

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Storm Lake campus students planning to complete an internship, research, or career-related experience this summer - share your plans with the Career & Personal Development office by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/bNsaslX2eB. Students submitting a completed form by Noon on Monday, May 16 will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Contact - Lori Berglund | Link


May 6, 2016

Summer Internships for Academic Credit

Storm Lake campus students planning to register a summer internship for academic credit must complete the Internship Application/Agreement form. Please make arrangements to have the form completed and signed by 5PM on Friday, May 13, 2016. Contact Lori Berglund, Assistant Director of Career & Personal Development (berglundl@bvu.edu) with questions.

Contact - Lori Berglund | Link


May 6, 2016

IRS Identity Theft & Phishing Scam Alert

Fraudulent IRS activity has increased 400% thus far over last year. Please be cautious with any communication seeming to originate from the IRS, which notes that "the IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts."

To learn more about phishing scams, visit https://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing

To learn more about identity theft and false tax return submissions, visit https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Identity-Protection

Contact - Bob Walker | Link


May 6, 2016

BVU Library Finals Schedule

The BVU Library will be open until 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17.  The Library will be open until Midnight on Wednesday, May 18 for our last night of the academic year.  Beginning on Thursday, May 19 the Library will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for the summer.  Good luck on finals and congratulations Class of 2016!

Contact - Jodie Morin


May 5, 2016

Last week of tutoring in the CAE

May 9-13th will be the last week for tutoring in the CAE for this semester.  We will close on Friday, May 13th (Reading Day) at 3:00 for tutoring so our tutors can focus on their own final exams, projects, and presentations.  We have enjoyed working with you this semester.  Good luck to all the BVU students on their finals!

Contact - Donna Musel | Link


May 5, 2016

Ireland Trip (May 2017) Informational Session

It’s happening.  For those with passions for storytelling, music, dance, and curiosity about Celtic culture, we have just the ticket: to Ireland!  Dr. Bethany Larson and Dr. Andrea Frantz will lead a trip to the Emerald Isle in May 2017.  Please attend an informational session Tuesday, May 10 in Forum 3 at 7 PM to learn more about how we’ll explore Ireland, trip cost and how to plan ahead for this experience.  Questions?  Please contact either Dr. Andrea Frantz (frantz@bvu.edu) or Dr. Bethany Larson (larsonb@bvu.edu).

Contact - Dr. Andrea Frantz


May 5, 2016

Are you looking for some work study hours for Fall Semester 2016?

Career & Personal Development has some openings for Fall Semester 2016 and would love to talk to you!

Please stop by our office or email careerservices@bvu.edu if interested! 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


May 5, 2016

Summer help needed

The Financial Assistance Office is looking for one reliable person for the summer.  Duties include filing and general office work, cover the office if needed and be able to work at least 30 hours per week for the months of June, July and August (until classes start)  Please send a short resume and two references to finaid@bvu.edu.

 

Contact - Financial Assistance Office


May 5, 2016

GNAW ON THIS: 1986 graduates' thoughts

            May is a time for seniors to reflect on their four years at BV. This has been so for decades. On May 9, 1986, the seniors wrote in The Tack what they would miss most about BV. Lisa Schwery said, “Having Hog Jam out at the Industrial Park, throwing wet toilet paper, and the Barr house girls. I’ll miss it all!” Jerry Heying said, “Some things you have to put up with,  the politics, money, and bureaucracy at BV, but the relationships you make are worth it.”

BV is full of stories and memories just like its seniors! Continue to make BV great as it enters its 125th year.

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

(The Tack, May 9, 1986, page 5-6)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 5, 2016

GNAW ON THIS: 1986 graduates' thoughts

            May is a time for seniors to reflect on their four years at BV. This has been so for decades. On May 9, 1986, the seniors wrote in The Tack what they would miss most about BV. Lisa Schwery said, “Having Hog Jam out at the Industrial Park, throwing wet toilet paper, and the Barr house girls. I’ll miss it all!” Jerry Heying said, “Some things you have to put up with,  the politics, money, and bureaucracy at BV, but the relationships you make are worth it.”

BV is full of stories and memories just like its seniors! Continue to make BV great as it enters its 125th year.

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

(The Tack, May 9, 1986, page 5-6)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 4, 2016

Application for The Tack Editorial Team Now Available

The Tack Online is hiring their editorial staff for the 2016-17 school year. Positions available include section editors, copy editors, photographers, graphic designers, as well as social media and marketing managers. All majors and grade levels are encouraged to apply. The online application is due by Sunday, May 8 at 5:00PM. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dee Friesen, Lindsey Graham, or Jamii Claiborne.

Contact - Lindsey Graham | Link


May 4, 2016

Parking Behind Greenhouse Closed Friday May 13

KBVU is hosting a carwash "Get Wet for Vets" on Saturday May 14 from 11 AM- 1 PM in the parking lot behind the greenhouse. The lot will be closed Friday night in order to save space for the event. Please refrain from parking in the lot directly behind the greenhouse in order to help KBVU host a successful event! Stop by and make a donation to the American Legion and recieve a carwash from the KBVU staff! Thank you for your cooperation!

Contact - Kyle Wiebers and Brittany Poeppe


May 4, 2016

Extended Housing Past May 19th - Link Now Available!

All campus residence halls are scheduled to close at 6pm on Thursday, May 19th. If you are a graduating senior, then you will automatically be allowed to stay until Sunday, May 22nd at 12noon. Only those students who are working baccalaureate/commencement or are taking the International Student Shuttle Bus on Sunday, May 22nd, are allowed to stay past the deadline. An email must be sent from your supervisor or the office manager by Friday, May 13th confirming permission to stay until May 22nd. Approval emails will be sent out on Monday, May 16th. 

Contact - Crystal Valencia | Link


May 4, 2016

Acappella Concert

BVU's very own acappella groups, Bella Voce and Arpeggibros, will be singing on May 12 at 7pm in the Underground.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


May 4, 2016

School of Business Dean Open Sessions for Faculty and Staff

Please join the school of business at open sessions with each of the candidates for the next Siebens School of Business Dean in Hansen 8.

May 9- 2:00-2:30pm

May 11- 2:30-3:00pm

May 12- 3:00-3:30pm 

Contact - Michelle Kenkel


May 4, 2016

Are you looking for some work study hours for Fall Semester 2016?

Career & Personal Development has some openings for Fall Semester 2016 and would love to talk to you!

Please stop by our office or email careerservices@bvu.edu if interested! 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


May 3, 2016

Phone System Interruptions on Evening of May 11th

On May 11th at 8 PM the BVU phone system will be upgraded. During this time there will be brief outages where BVU phones, voicemail, and telepresence units will be unavailable. We expect all services to be completely restored by May 12th at 6 AM.

Contact - Scott Wunschel – Information Technical Services


May 3, 2016

Phone System Interruptions on Evening of May 11th

On May 11th at 8 PM the BVU phone system will be upgraded. During this time there will be brief outages where BVU phones, voicemail, and telepresence units will be unavailable. We expect all services to be completely restored by May 12th at 6 AM.

Contact - Scott Wunschel – Information Technical Services


May 3, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity: Garden Planting with The Bridge

Thursday we have an opportunity to help plant at The Bridge of Storm Lake's garden. The garden is used to teach skills to youth in the community and to provide fresh foods to many people who would not have access to them. We need a lot of hands! If you can only come for 30 minutes that is fine too! Some help is better than none. We have 9:45am-11am available AND 5:30-7pm. If you are interested contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 3, 2016

End of semester Lost and Found items

May 11th, Security will have a table by the Info Desk for end of semester Lost and Found items. Please stop by to claim belongings.

 

Contact - Jessica Garling


May 3, 2016

End of semester Lost and Found items

May 11th, Security will have a table by the Info Desk for end of semester Lost and Found items. Please stop by to claim belongings.

 

Contact - Jessica Garling


May 2, 2016

Summer Housing Applications are due on Friday, May 6th at 5pm!

Are you planning on staying on campus for the summer, whether for classes or work-related purposes? Make sure to fill out the Summer Housing Application and submit it to the Office for Student Affairs by 5pm on Friday, May 6th.

Contact - Crystal Valencia | Link


May 2, 2016

Spring Fest and Boat Float

Because of the rain this past weekend we have moved Spring Fest and the Boat Float Challenge to Wednesday, May 4 at 6 pm at the Rec House. Please contact alps@bvu.edu with any questions or concerns. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


May 2, 2016

Buenafication Day Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who made Buenafication Day a success. Despite the rain we had a wonderful day. Thank big thank you to students, community partners, staff, faculty and the Buenaficaiton Day committee. Only 361 days until the next one!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 2, 2016

Buenafication Day Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who made Buenafication Day a success. Despite the rain we had a wonderful day. Thank big thank you to students, community partners, staff, faculty and the Buenaficaiton Day committee. Only 361 days until the next one!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 2, 2016

Come & Go Farewell Reception for Dr. Theobald

There will be a come and go farewell reception for Dr. Theobald on May 10th from 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. in Conference Room 6 of the Forum.

Contact - Kari DeMoss


May 2, 2016

Come & Go Farewell Reception for Dr. Theobald

There will be a come and go farewell reception for Dr. Theobald on May 10th from 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. in Conference Room 6 of the Forum.

Contact - Kari DeMoss


April 29, 2016

LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-Up

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.    LifeServe will be having a blood donation sign-up for all students, faculty and staff  on  Monday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The blood drive is May 4th in Forum Room 6 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 29, 2016

LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-Up

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.    LifeServe will be having a blood donation sign-up for all students, faculty and staff  on  Monday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The blood drive is May 4th in Forum Room 6 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 29, 2016

LifeServe Blood Drive

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.  Life Serve will be having a blood drive on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Forum room 6. Blood donation is easy.  It can save a life.  The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today!  

Contact

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 29, 2016

LifeServe Blood Drive

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.  Life Serve will be having a blood drive on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Forum room 6. Blood donation is easy.  It can save a life.  The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today!  

Contact

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 29, 2016

Take BV's Top 5 Survey

Help the O-Team by taking our BV's Top 5 Survey and tell us your top 5 votes based on the questions in the survey by folliowing the link below, feel free to share it with fellow beavers!

Contact - Mark Shea | Link


April 29, 2016

Take BV's Top 5 Survey

Help the O-Team by taking our BV's Top 5 Survey and tell us your top 5 votes based on the questions in the survey by folliowing the link below, feel free to share it with fellow beavers!

Contact - Mark Shea | Link


April 29, 2016

PO Cutoff Reminder

May 2 is the PO cutoff date for items ordered from Operating Budgets (10 accounts). Contact Tanya in the Business Office with any purchase order questions. Items totaling $250 or more can not be ordered from the vendor until a final purchase order has been processed and sent to you. Remember any items that arrive before June 30 must be paid for by June 30. If you are missing invoices from vendors please contact them to request a copy or ask the Business Office for assistance. Thank you for being good stewards of your budget!

Contact - Tanya Landgraf, BVU Business Office


April 29, 2016

PO Cutoff Reminder

May 2 is the PO cutoff date for items ordered from Operating Budgets (10 accounts). Contact Tanya in the Business Office with any purchase order questions. Items totaling $250 or more can not be ordered from the vendor until a final purchase order has been processed and sent to you. Remember any items that arrive before June 30 must be paid for by June 30. If you are missing invoices from vendors please contact them to request a copy or ask the Business Office for assistance. Thank you for being good stewards of your budget!

Contact - Tanya Landgraf, BVU Business Office


April 29, 2016

Buenafication Day AASB Spirit Contest Winners & Video Link

The Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) wishes to say THANK YOU to all for a service & spirit-filled Buenafication Day!  The Wrestling team was selected as the winner of the $50 prize. View all the fun on youTube in the short video created by AASB chair, Manda Clark.

 

Contact - Amy Jones | Link


April 29, 2016

Buenafication Day AASB Spirit Contest Winners & Video Link

The Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) wishes to say THANK YOU to all for a service & spirit-filled Buenafication Day!  The Wrestling team was selected as the winner of the $50 prize. View all the fun on youTube in the short video created by AASB chair, Manda Clark.

 

Contact - Amy Jones | Link


April 28, 2016

Athletics Garage Sale

The BVU Athletics Dept. will be selling discounted items from specific sports teams and the athletics shop.  Come by the Fieldhouse between 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 for some great deals.  Come early as they will go fast!

Contact - Amy Santucci


April 28, 2016

Athletics Garage Sale

The BVU Athletics Dept. will be selling discounted items from specific sports teams and the athletics shop.  Come by the Fieldhouse between 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 for some great deals.  Come early as they will go fast!

Contact - Amy Santucci


April 27, 2016

Deadline Today - 2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship

BVU's continued partnership with the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department provides a unique opportunity for student interns to work with the Vikings PR staff on game days during the 2016 NFL season. The paid internship may be completed for BVU internship course credit, or for experience without credit. 

Students interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu) today. 

Contact - Lori Berglund


April 27, 2016

Deadline Today - 2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship

BVU's continued partnership with the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department provides a unique opportunity for student interns to work with the Vikings PR staff on game days during the 2016 NFL season. The paid internship may be completed for BVU internship course credit, or for experience without credit. 

Students interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu) today. 

Contact - Lori Berglund


April 27, 2016

No Classes on Reading Day

No classes on “Reading Day,” Friday, May 13, 2016 – Due to the vagaries of the 2016 calendar, the way spring break and Easter fall, and the requisite number of MWF and TTH classes per semester , there is one “extra” Friday in the Spring 2016 campus calendar.  This extra Friday was deemed to be a “reading day” because there was no need to add additional MWF classes and because we didn’t want to begin exam week on a Friday.  Therefore, there are no classes on Friday, May 13, 2016. 

Contact - Peter Steinfeld


April 27, 2016

No Classes on Reading Day

No classes on “Reading Day,” Friday, May 13, 2016 – Due to the vagaries of the 2016 calendar, the way spring break and Easter fall, and the requisite number of MWF and TTH classes per semester , there is one “extra” Friday in the Spring 2016 campus calendar.  This extra Friday was deemed to be a “reading day” because there was no need to add additional MWF classes and because we didn’t want to begin exam week on a Friday.  Therefore, there are no classes on Friday, May 13, 2016. 

Contact - Peter Steinfeld


April 27, 2016

2017 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea 30/30/30

2017 WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL 30 MINUTE MEETING

Thursday, May 5 @ 11:30am in Lage Room 30

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30 at 11:30. Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disneybegins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. 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.  The 30 minute information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 11:30am in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the 30/30/30 meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218. 

Contact - Jerry Johnson


April 27, 2016

2017 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea 30/30/30

2017 WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL 30 MINUTE MEETING

Thursday, May 5 @ 11:30am in Lage Room 30

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30 at 11:30. Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disneybegins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. 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.  The 30 minute information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 11:30am in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the 30/30/30 meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218. 

Contact - Jerry Johnson


April 26, 2016

Chill Out with Ice Cream and Smoothies

Join the Grand/Liberty Resident Life Staff  on Tuesday May 3rd to relax a little before worrying about projects and finals. We will be on the 1st floor of Grand Hall from 7pm to 9pm in the lounge dishing out ice cream and smoothies! See you then!

Contact - Colin Hansen


April 26, 2016

Chill Out with Ice Cream and Smoothies

Join the Grand/Liberty Resident Life Staff  on Tuesday May 3rd to relax a little before worrying about projects and finals. We will be on the 1st floor of Grand Hall from 7pm to 9pm in the lounge dishing out ice cream and smoothies! See you then!

Contact - Colin Hansen


April 26, 2016

Suite Smarts

SUNDAY, MAY 1 2-4 pm 

Res Life Program, "Suite Smarts" will teach you all about self defense and allow some time for meditation before the last week ok classes. Join us in B1 for snacks and activities! Wear athletic/comfy clothes for self defense and bring a blanket for meditation! Hope to see you there! 

Contact - Janice Timmerman


April 26, 2016

Suite Smarts

SUNDAY, MAY 1 2-4 pm 

Res Life Program, "Suite Smarts" will teach you all about self defense and allow some time for meditation before the last week ok classes. Join us in B1 for snacks and activities! Wear athletic/comfy clothes for self defense and bring a blanket for meditation! Hope to see you there! 

Contact - Janice Timmerman


April 26, 2016

Exotic Food Challenge

DON'T LIMIT YOUR CHALLENGES! CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS! COME OUT AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO TRY UNIQUE FOOD in THE UNDERGROUND STARTING AT 6PM on April 29th! BRING A FRIEND! WINNER WILL BE REWARDED! IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHALLENGE, PLEASE EMAIL YANGNOU@BVU.EDU TO REGISTER. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Contact - Nou Yang

Contact - Nou Yang


April 26, 2016

Exotic Food Challenge

DON'T LIMIT YOUR CHALLENGES! CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS! COME OUT AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO TRY UNIQUE FOOD in THE UNDERGROUND STARTING AT 6PM on April 29th! BRING A FRIEND! WINNER WILL BE REWARDED! IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHALLENGE, PLEASE EMAIL YANGNOU@BVU.EDU TO REGISTER. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Contact - Nou Yang

Contact - Nou Yang


April 26, 2016

Internet Outage on May 3 from 5:30 to 6 AM

The provider of BVU's internet service is making a change on May 3rd that will disrupt internet connection to the Storm Lake campus from 5:30 AM to 6 AM. 

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services


April 26, 2016

Internet Outage on May 3 from 5:30 to 6 AM

The provider of BVU's internet service is making a change on May 3rd that will disrupt internet connection to the Storm Lake campus from 5:30 AM to 6 AM. 

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services


April 26, 2016

Correction

Correction the DE elevator will be painte Thursday April 28th not in May.

Contact - Colette Baker


April 26, 2016

Correction

Correction the DE elevator will be painte Thursday April 28th not in May.

Contact - Colette Baker


April 25, 2016

Caving Trip

Join ALPS for some CAVING and CAMP FUN! On May 6th and 7th ALPS will be leading a trip to Maquoketa Caves. We will be staying the night at Camp Abe Lincoln in Blue Grass, IA where there will be s’mores, hiking and lots of fun camp games! We will be leaving at 3 pm on Friday, May 6th and will be back by 6 pm on Saturday, May 7th. The cost is only $5.00 and transportation and meals are provided. If you want to join us for a night of camp fun and a day of caving adventures please pay your $5.00 at the business office. If you have any questions please email alps@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Erin Morley or Katelyn Brinkerhoff


April 25, 2016

Caving Trip

Join ALPS for some CAVING and CAMP FUN! On May 6th and 7th ALPS will be leading a trip to Maquoketa Caves. We will be staying the night at Camp Abe Lincoln in Blue Grass, IA where there will be s’mores, hiking and lots of fun camp games! We will be leaving at 3 pm on Friday, May 6th and will be back by 6 pm on Saturday, May 7th. The cost is only $5.00 and transportation and meals are provided. If you want to join us for a night of camp fun and a day of caving adventures please pay your $5.00 at the business office. If you have any questions please email alps@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Erin Morley or Katelyn Brinkerhoff


April 25, 2016

Facilities Update

University Facilities Update

May, 2016

 SIEBENS FIELDHOUSE - Work is completed on the roof replacement for the Siebens Fieldhouse. The upper roof was removed down to the original tectum decking and the steel side panels were also removed.  5” of insulation was installed over the entire roof, a 2 ply adhered membrane was installed over the upper level and 22 gauge steel panels were installed on the perimeter.  Work was completed in such a manner that the building was water tight at the completion of work each day.  As a result, we sustained no damage to the interior at any time throughout the construction.  The new roof will carry a 30 year warranty. Funding for this project was from the building endowment.

 

 

STEM LAB – Work is nearing completion on the renovation of a classroom in Smith Hall into a STEM Lab for teaching in the School of Education. The project consists of:

·         the removal of an interior wall to allow for more space

·         installation of glass doors to increase the visibility of activities in the class room

·        new tile flooring

·        an upgrade of lighting in the printer area

·        installation of electronic locks to increase security

·        installation of a ventilation system for the 3-D printer and laser cutter

·        electronic equipment and furniture suitable for use in this type of class room has been ordered and will be installed in the room.

Funding for this project is through a gift designated for this project and capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

SUITE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM – Plans are being finalized for the installation of a new fire alarm system to be installed in the suites this summer. The existing alarm system was installed in each building of the complex during the various phases of construction.  The systems are currently working properly but should be updated.  The new system, once it is entirely installed, will replace all horns and strobes throughout the complex.  All the suites will be tied together into one alarm system and will also provide notification directly to the BVU Security Office. Installation of the new system will be phased in such a manner that fire protection will be provided to the buildings at all times during the project. Funding for this project is from capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

CONCRETE REPLACEMENT – Several areas of concrete on campus have deteriorated. Some smaller sidewalks have already been repaired but there are several areas around Dixon Eilers, the suites and in the parking lots that will be torn out and replaced this summer.  Funding for the concrete work is from an annual operation account and from capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

305 COLLEGE HOUSE DEMOLITION - The house at 305College Street has been torn down.  It was cost prohibitive to make the repairs the house needed to make it suitable for use. The space will be seeded and used as a green space.  The garage on the property will be kept for storage.  Funding for this project is from capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

Contact - Keith Schmidt


April 25, 2016

Facilities Update

University Facilities Update

May, 2016

 SIEBENS FIELDHOUSE - Work is completed on the roof replacement for the Siebens Fieldhouse. The upper roof was removed down to the original tectum decking and the steel side panels were also removed.  5” of insulation was installed over the entire roof, a 2 ply adhered membrane was installed over the upper level and 22 gauge steel panels were installed on the perimeter.  Work was completed in such a manner that the building was water tight at the completion of work each day.  As a result, we sustained no damage to the interior at any time throughout the construction.  The new roof will carry a 30 year warranty. Funding for this project was from the building endowment.

 

 

STEM LAB – Work is nearing completion on the renovation of a classroom in Smith Hall into a STEM Lab for teaching in the School of Education. The project consists of:

·         the removal of an interior wall to allow for more space

·         installation of glass doors to increase the visibility of activities in the class room

·        new tile flooring

·        an upgrade of lighting in the printer area

·        installation of electronic locks to increase security

·        installation of a ventilation system for the 3-D printer and laser cutter

·        electronic equipment and furniture suitable for use in this type of class room has been ordered and will be installed in the room.

Funding for this project is through a gift designated for this project and capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

SUITE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM – Plans are being finalized for the installation of a new fire alarm system to be installed in the suites this summer. The existing alarm system was installed in each building of the complex during the various phases of construction.  The systems are currently working properly but should be updated.  The new system, once it is entirely installed, will replace all horns and strobes throughout the complex.  All the suites will be tied together into one alarm system and will also provide notification directly to the BVU Security Office. Installation of the new system will be phased in such a manner that fire protection will be provided to the buildings at all times during the project. Funding for this project is from capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

CONCRETE REPLACEMENT – Several areas of concrete on campus have deteriorated. Some smaller sidewalks have already been repaired but there are several areas around Dixon Eilers, the suites and in the parking lots that will be torn out and replaced this summer.  Funding for the concrete work is from an annual operation account and from capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

305 COLLEGE HOUSE DEMOLITION - The house at 305College Street has been torn down.  It was cost prohibitive to make the repairs the house needed to make it suitable for use. The space will be seeded and used as a green space.  The garage on the property will be kept for storage.  Funding for this project is from capital funds from last year’s budget surplus.

 

Contact - Keith Schmidt


April 25, 2016

LifeServe Blood Drive

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.  Life Serve will be having a blood drive on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Forum room 5. Blood donation is easy.  It can save a life.  The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 25, 2016

LifeServe Blood Drive

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.  Life Serve will be having a blood drive on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Forum room 5. Blood donation is easy.  It can save a life.  The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 25, 2016

LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.    LifeServe will be having a blood donation sign-up for all students, faculty and staff  on  Monday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The blood drive is May 4th in Forum Room 5 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 25, 2016

LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.    LifeServe will be having a blood donation sign-up for all students, faculty and staff  on  Monday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The blood drive is May 4th in Forum Room 5 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 25, 2016

LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.    LifeServe will be having a blood donation sign-up for all students, faculty and staff  on  Monday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The blood drive is May 4th in Forum Room 5 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 25, 2016

LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up

One blood donor can save 3 lives!  Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.   Donating 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives.    LifeServe will be having a blood donation sign-up for all students, faculty and staff  on  Monday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The blood drive is May 4th in Forum Room 5 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give Blood Today! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


April 25, 2016

Buenafication Day Location Changes

Due to the weather forecast, we have made a few slight changes to the Buenafication Day schedule. Some events have been moved indoors. You can see an updated schedule at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot

Individual service site changes will be made Wednesday, and communicated directly with the groups and individuals impacted. Thank you so much for your patience and we cannot wait to see you all at the events on Thursday!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


April 25, 2016

GREAT BOAT FLOAT CHALLENGE

Every year intrepid sailors gather near the Recreation House to test their skills in a battle of cardboard and creativity. Join us and test your luck on the stormy lake waters May 1st. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff!

Contact - Trevor Berneking | Link


April 25, 2016

Beaver tails for BV's birthday!