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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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Beaver tails for BV's birthday!

Hey, Beaver nation! Follow the beaver tracks for food, fun, and prizes Wednesday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cent Room, as we celebrate Buena Vista’s 125th birthday. Pick up a free beaver tail treat, test your knowledge of BV history, and spin the wheel for a chance at prizes.

Contact - Joan Curbow


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 24, 2016

Buenafication Day Prayer Service

On Thursday at 8:30am St. Mary's will be hosting a Buenafication Day prayer service. Everyone is welcome!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 22, 2016

Boater Safety Opportunties

If you want to take any of the BVU boating equipment out on the water make sure you have taken the boater safety course. There will be three more opportunities for you to do so this semester. Please show up at the Rec House during the following times to get this taken care of. Once you have taken it you are covered for your time at BVU. If you have any questions please email alps@bvu.edu. 

Thursday, April 28 from 2-3 pm
Frdiay, April 29 from 2-3 pm
Sunday, May 1st from 1-4 pm

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 22, 2016

One Day Without Shoes

Come join us for One Day Without Shoes!  On April 26th go barefoot to support and bring awareness to children who can’t afford shoes.  We will have a barefoot walk at 2pm.  A table will be set up outside Smith for foot painting.  In case of rain we will be inside the underground.  Shoes must be worn in the serve, coffee shop and science labs.

For more information check out our facebook page!

Contact - Kelsey O'Connor | Link


April 21, 2016

Buena Vista Business Association Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Cale Ewald for being drawn as the lucky winner of BVBA’s spring raffle! Cale will receive a Fitbit Charge HR, a BVU Camelbak water bottle, a box of Clif bars, and a free t-shirt!

Thank you to all who participated. – BVBA Executive Board 

Contact - Callie Hoffman


April 21, 2016

DE elevator

The DE elevator will be out of service on Thursday May 28th starting at 7:00 a.m. for painting and drying time. 

Contact - Colette Baker


April 21, 2016

Before it was Buenafication Day

Buenafication Day started in 1913, but it was called “Hobo Day.” Sounds like an odd title, but students would dress up like hoboes and go begging around town all day. The first Tack article that mentioned Hobo Day was April 25, 1916. Buena Vista was in for a treat. Students “with torn clothes or patched clothes or dirty clothes” walked across campus and Storm Lake to see the circus that came to town. The circus performers saw the “hoboes” coming to their event, but quickly found out that they were BV students. Some of the clowns kept staring at the students’ hobo make-up throughout the day. Today there are no students dressed as hoboes or a circus in town, but that does not mean Buenafication Day will not be fun!!

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 (The Tack, Vol. XXV No. 12, April 25, 1916, page 1-2)

Contact - Joan Curbow


April 21, 2016

One Day Without Shoes

Come join us for One Day Without Shoes!  On April 26th go barefoot to support and bring awareness to children who can’t afford shoes.  We will have a barefoot walk at 2pm.  A table will be set up outside Smith for foot painting.  In case of rain we will be inside the underground.  Shoes must be worn in the serve, coffee shop and science labs.

For more information check out our facebook page!

 

Contact - Kelsey O'Connor | Link


April 21, 2016

Rocket League

Hello student body! Do you love playing car soccer with your friends? Well grab your best striker and goalie and join the ACM Rocket League Tournamnet! The Tournament will be held in The Underground on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. To sign up your team complete the form at : http://goo.gl/forms/ADVoA3PtiW  

 

Contact - Nate Rugroden | Link


April 20, 2016

Library Database Trials

We have ten more days left to test-drive The Chronicle of Higher Education site license and Statista databases.  Both are available on the Library web page under the "Articles" tab. Questions, concerns, or feedback should be directed to Jodie Morin.  Your opinion counts!

Contact - Jodie Morin


April 20, 2016

Buenafication Day Registration

The last day to register for a Buenafication Day project is Friday! If you don't have a specific group to go with you can sign up with Student Senate! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot There is a full day of service schedule, http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot not just 10am-noon. Check out the full schedule. You do not need to register for afternoon activities.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 20, 2016

8th Annual 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 on Sunday, May 1 from 4-5 pm. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff!

 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 20, 2016

Spring Fest

Miss the good old camp days? Join ALPS for SPRING FEST on Sunday, May 1st from 12-5 pm at the Rec House. We will be putting on fun camp activities that are a blast from the past! There will be yummy grub, various games on land and in water, creation of survival kits, and even TIE-DYING (Bring Your Own Fabric). The event will end with the 8th Annual Beaver's Great Boat Float Challenge!

 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 20, 2016

WE WANT YOU TO JOIN ALPS!

Some of our members will be graduating this year so we will need to restock the tank with new members. We are actively pursuing members that are dedicated, have leadership skills, and adapt well to adversity. This organization leads trips for the student body which include and are not limited to: paintballing, caving, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and camping. If you have what it takes, we encourage you to contact Trevor Berneking (Bernekingt@bvu.edu or alps@bvu.edu) for an application. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 20, 2016

2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Intern Application Deadline

Thursday, April 28 is the deadline to apply for the 2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship program. Contact Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Assistant Director of Career & Personal Development with questions or to request additional information about submitting a cover letter, resume, and writing sample for consideration. 

Contact - Lori Berglund


April 20, 2016

5K Run/Walk: Sexual Assault Awareness

CAASA and Gender & Women’s Study Program are holding a 5K on Saturday at 10:00am. The start of the race and registration table will be in Circle Park (near the BVU Football Field). The registration fee (includes a t-shirt) is $25. The proceeds of the race will help the victims in the surrounding areas to combat sexual assault, abuse, and violence.

It’s not too late to join the race and learn a lot while you are there!

Contact - Annamaria Elsden


April 19, 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! 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


April 19, 2016

AHLS Applications

If you applied to be a student panelist for the American Heritage Lecture Series with Leon Panetta, and haven't received a confirmation email, please let me know. 

gorman@bvu.edu

Contact - Thomas Gorman


April 19, 2016

Peru Information Meeting

Visit Perú during Interim 2017! Live with Peruvian families, try new Latin American cuisine, and see Machu Picchu! Come to the meeting at 5pm on Tuesday, April 26 in Siebens Forum 3 to learn about the trip and meet your tour guides, Dr. Jared White and Lugo Arenas. 

Contact - Dr. Jared White


April 19, 2016

There's still time to support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

If you would like to make a pledge for the Faculty & Staff Campaign, there's still time.  Pink pledge forms can be returned to the Alumni & Development Office (Box 2003). Contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) if you need another pledge form. Thanks to all who have participated in the campaign.

Contact - Barb Aiona


April 19, 2016

10 Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help us keep track of the pledges. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 18, 2016

OASIS Applications Available!

 
 
Remember if you are interested in becoming a part of OASIS next year, you can pick up an application in the GLSC at Brooke’s desk. Applications are due next week Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by 5 PM and can be given to Brooke Paulsen, the office manager, in the GSLC. If you are a current member, remember to reapply if you would continue to be apart of OASIS for the next school year 2016-2017. Thanks and keep being awesome!

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 18, 2016

Position Open: AmeriCorps VISTA in the Office of Civic Engagement

The Office of Civic Engagement at Buena Vista University is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA for 2016-2017. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for service and higher education but maybe isn't ready to go to graduate school just yet. There are plenty of opportunities to learn lifelong skills and both develop and challenge yourself personally and professionally. Please contact me if you have any questions, and feel free to share with others you think may be interested. Link to description and application below!

Contact - Lizz Reese | Link


April 18, 2016

Rocket League

Hello student body! Do you love playing car soccer with your friends? Well grab your best striker and goalie and join the ACM Rocket League Tournamnet! The Tournament will be held in The Underground on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. To sign up your team complete the form at : http://goo.gl/forms/ADVoA3PtiW  

Contact - Nate Rugroden | Link


April 18, 2016

Father-Daughter Relationship Survey

Are you an only child daughter who is in a serious dating relationship for at least the last 6months? If so, then you are wanted for a Communication Research study! This study will examine the relationship between fathers and daughters who are only children and the influence on the daughter’s romantic relationship. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=171110. Contact Ashley Lemke at lemkash@bvu.edu or Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu for questions.

Contact - Ashley Lemke


April 18, 2016

SPRING FEST!

Miss the good old camp days? Join ALPS for SPRING FEST where we will be putting on fun camp activities that are a blast from the past! There will be yummy grub, various games on land and in water, creation of survival kits, and even TIE-DYING (Bring Your Own Fabric). The event will end with the 8th Annual Beaver's Great Boat Float Challenge!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 17, 2016

Father-Daughter Relationship Survey

Are you an only child daughter who is in a serious dating relationship for at least the last 6months? If so, then you are wanted for a Communication Research study! This study will examine the relationship between fathers and daughters who are only children and the influence on the daughter’s romantic relationship. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=171110. Contact Ashley Lemke at lemkash@bvu.edu or Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu for questions.

Contact - Ashley Lemke


April 17, 2016

Education Career Day

Education Career Day is a conference for preservice teachers brought to you by your very own, Teachers. Inc. in conjuction with C.E.C. on Thursday April, 21!! The sessions start at 1 and finish with a Scholarly ACES conducted by the 2010 National Teacher of Year, Sarah Brown Wessling. Look out for the flyers to get an idea about sessions and programs will be available on Thursday! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


April 17, 2016

Pizza Ranch Community Impact Fundraiser

Come and eat your heart out at Pizza Ranch TONIGHT, April 18 during the buffet hours! Teachers Inc. is doing a fundraiser to help replenish our funds for Education Career Day on April 21! Come and enjoy some food and support Teachers Inc.! 

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


April 17, 2016

Reserve tickets for "The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet" Now

Students, faculty, staff and other patrons may reserve tickets for the University Theatre's final production of 2015/16.  Reservations may be made online at www.bvu.edu/theatre or by phone at 712-749-2211.  The box office will be open starting on Friday, April 22 from 11-1 and during the week of April 25-29 outside of Anderson Auditorium.  All seats are reserved. For patrons who wish to attend and sit together, please reserve all needed tickets in the same order.

Contact - Bethany Larson | Link


April 17, 2016

Student Organizations: Reminder to Turn in Allocations Paperwork

Remember to turn in your allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time on the GSLC door! Paperwork and presentation sign-up are due tomorrow by 5pm. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application. https://bvstudentsenate.wordpress.com/what-we-do/allocations/

Contact - Brandy Fowler | Link


April 17, 2016

Romeo & Juliet ACES

Students who are attending the ACES event Shakespeare's "The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet" must reserve their tickets online. Tickets can be reserved online at www.bvu.edu/tickets 

Contact - Megan Snyder | Link


April 17, 2016

Last Day to Register for Buenafication Day

The last day to register for a Buenafication Day project is Friday! If you don't have a specific group to go with you can sign up with Student Senate! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot There is a full day of service schedule, http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot not just 10am-noon. Check out the full schedule. You do not need to register for afternoon activities.

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 16, 2016

Cuba Trip Information Meeting

Are you interested in going to Cuba—in the Caribbean—to what was for a long time a “forbidden” land? That is where we are going in January 2017. If you are interested in learning about the tri, we will be having an informational meeting on Tuesday AND Wednesday from 5-5:30 in Forum 2. We will answer questions, provide tentative descriptions and itineraries, etc. If you would like to learn about Cuba 2017, come out to one of our meetings!

Contact - Steven Mills


April 15, 2016

Final Day to RSVP for the Student Recognition Dinner

Today is the final day for reserving your place at the Student Recognition Dinner scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 5pm. Please RSVP from your electronic invitation. We hope to see you all there!

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


April 15, 2016

BVU Cheerleading Open Gym

Are you interested in being a BVU Cheerleader?  If so, be sure to attend our cheerleading open gym on Sunday, May 1st from 6pm-8pm in the Siebens Fieldhouse Gym.  We encourage you to come over to learn more and get the chance to stunt with us!  This open gym is open to all BVU students! 

Contact - Whitney Dickinson


April 14, 2016

Fall 2016 Art and Design Courses

Reminder to faculty advisors and students: All Art and Graphic Design courses (including Fine Arts Gen-eds) are now listed under Visual Art and Design (VAD) with the prefix ARTD. Also, "ART100 Art Survey" is now titled “ART100 Art Appreciation” and “ART180 Introduction to Visual Design” is being offered in place of “ART 201 Art Foundations I”. Both courses are Fine Arts Gen-eds.

Contact - BVU Visual Art and Design Department


April 14, 2016

Europe Trip Informational Meeting

Interested in traveling to Europe during Interim 2017?  Come to one of the following meetings to learn more about the trip, including places we will visit and costs: 4/18, 6:30-7:30 in Forum 2; 4/26 11:00-12:00 in Forum 4.  If you're looking for an adventure, this could be the trip for you!

Contact - Annamaria Formichella-Elsden


April 14, 2016

BVU Student Show at Witter Gallery

The Visual Art and Design department are proud to announce a juried student art show to be held at the Witter Gallery. The exhibit includes work in a variety of platforms and materials, including traditional and experimental media and processes. 

Students from first year to graduating seniors were challenged to participate in this exhibition. All work was created outside of the scope of any academic parameters. Some of the pieces to see are: a board game, animation, sculptures, drawings, video and many more.

The Exhibition runs from April 13 - April 30th at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake.

Contact - Miranda Pollock


April 13, 2016

Student Senate At-Large Elections

Be on the lookout for the upcoming Student Senate at-large elections. This is your chance to make important decisions and propose new ideas to the student body. Contact Jacob Braddock for questions about how you can get involved in Student Senate!

Contact - Jacob Braddock


April 13, 2016

Student Organizations: Reminder to Turn in Allocations Paperwork

Remember to turn in your allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time on the GSLC door! Paperwork and presentation sign-up are due on Tuesday, April 19 by 5pm. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application. https://bvstudentsenate.wordpress.com/what-we-do/allocations/

Contact - Brandy Fowler | Link


April 13, 2016

One-Time Course Opportunity for Fall: Comedy & Philosophy

One Time Only Course for Fall: PHIL 230 (Studies in Philosophy): Comedy & Philosophy (MWF 1-1:50)

In this unique course offering for the final year of the philosophy and religion program at BVU, we'll explore Wittgenstein's (alleged) suggestion that "a serious and good philosophical work could be written that would consist entirely of jokes." Philosophy and comedy have a long history together, and this is your big chance to explore all things humorous, weird, and deep. Bring your brain and your best clown nose! This course satisfies the Humanities Explorations requirement. There are no prerequisites, although a sense of humor wouldn't hurt.

Contact - Laura Bernhardt


April 13, 2016

Rocket League Tournament

Hello student body! Do you love playing car soccer with your fiends? Well grab your best striker and goalie friends and join the ACM Rocket League Tournamnet! The Tournament will be held in The Underground on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. To sign up your team ccomplete the form at : http://goo.gl/forms/ADVoA3PtiW  

Contact - Nate Rugroden | Link


April 13, 2016

OASIS Mentor Wanted! Informational Meeting TONIGHT!

OASIS (Organized for the Active Support of International Students) is seeking students with good leadership, communication skills, love diversity, and interested in becoming a mentor. The purpose of this organization to provide international students a great experience during the week of orientation and throughout their college experience to follow. If you have a passion or even an interest in getting to know other cultures and international student this would be a great opportunity for you. OASIS will be hosting an informational meeting so if you're interest you can learn more about our organization and becoming a mentor to new international students. The meeting will be help tonight ThursdayApril 14 at 6:30 PM in Forum Room 3. Contact Kristina Grossman at groskri2@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 13, 2016

Thank you for Youth Emergency Services (YES) Donations

SASW and Phi Alpha wish to thank everyone who donated items to YES.  The good quality clothing along with food and personal care items will help YES meet the needs of youth who are homeless.  We want to let you know that you may continue to contribute by leaving items in the boxes marked YES.  If you wish to donate money, drop it off or send it to Kathryn McKinley, SSA 211.

Contact - Kathryn McKinley


April 13, 2016

2016 Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship Application Deadline Approaching

Deadline for submissions is April 28

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 internship may be completed for BVU internship course credit, or for experience without credit. The internship is paid. Students must provide their own transportation and lodging, but may be reimbursed if funds are accessed prior to fall semester. Food and free stadium parking are offered on game days but more importantly, is the incredible experience of working in professional sports communications. The position is primarily a communication/media internship, but students in other majors are encouraged to apply. Interns are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as impeccable attention to detail. Additional information is available in the Career & Personal Development Office.  

 

Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Assistant Director of Career and Personal Development before the April 28 deadline. 

Contact - Lori Berglund


April 13, 2016

ALPS Applications

If you are interested in the outdoors and like to go on trips then ALPS is the organization for you. If your interested please email alps@bvu.edu for more information and application materials. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 29th. Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 13, 2016

ALPS Paintballing Trip

Come join ALPS on our Spring Paintball Trip. We will be leaving campus Friday, April 29th at 2:15 pm, paintballing near Omaha, Nebraska, grabbing dinner and then heading back to campus around 11:00 pm. The trip cost is $10, and is ALL inclusive (paintball rental, dinner, transportation etc.). To register, please deposit your trip cost at the Business Office by Thursday, April 21st. Email alps@bvu.edu for more information. The is event is Co-Sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee.

Contact - Carolyn Mcdermott or Rhett Turner


April 13, 2016

BVU Library celebrates 20 years

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the BVU Library as an underground structure. Ryan Moore, senior history major, has created a library display showing how Ballou Library (the structure you know as the president's office) more than doubled its size in the mid-1990s. Stop by during the month of April and check it out! Thanks for creating this display, Ryan.

Contact - Joan Curbow


April 12, 2016

$AB $pring $urvey

Last call to take the SAB spring survey and win some cash prizes! The survey will close Thursday at 11:59pm. Follow this link to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1J4PfppBWoRV3iYkWNOhuNj0vmfvmqnWblMFB3e5HQj0/viewform. Winners will be announced on Friday!

Contact - Ashley Lemke | Link


April 12, 2016

Father-Daughter Survey

Are you an only child daughter who is in a serious dating relationship for at least the last 6 months? If so, then you are wanted for a Communication Research study! This study will examine the relationship between fathers and daughters who are only children and the influence on the daughter’s romantic relationship. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=171110. Contact Ashley Lemke at lemkash@bvu.edu or Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu for questions.

Contact - Ashley Lemke


April 12, 2016

Seeking Student Panelists for AHLS with Leon Panetta

We are seeking student panelists for the 2016 American Heritage Lecture Series with Secretary Leon Panetta, former Director of the CIA (2009-2011) and Secretary of Defense (2011-2013). 

The American Heritage Lecture Series at Buena Vista University offers students a rare opportunity to appear on stage with world leaders and ask pertinent questions. You can take advantage of this opportunity by participating in this event as a student panelist when former Director of the CIA, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visits Buena Vista University on Friday, October 7, 2016, as our 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Laureate.

To apply to be a student panelist you must complete the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UTkR1CEsFovqLmrfwONirgKzncQ9-yDp4hXnYF_fPpQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link by Monday, April 18, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.  If the link does not work, please email Thomas Gorman.   

If would like to apply, but cannot attend the meeting, please contact the Moderator or Faculty Coaches at the contact information below. 

Moderator: Assistant Professor of Military Science, Thomas Gorman
Faculty Coach: Professor of Digital Media, Andrea Frantz
Faculty Coach: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Nathan Backman
Faculty Coach: Professor of Political Science, Brad Best
Faculty Coach: Assistant Professor of Biology, Thom Bonagura

Contact - Thomas R. Gorman


April 12, 2016

SCATE Election Results

Congratulations on those elected to serve the BVU community during the 2016-2017 academic year as members of the Students Concerned About Tomorrow’s Environment (SCATE) Executive Board!  The new board members are: President Tanner Cook, Vice President Kristina Campbell, Treasurer Jacob Staudt, Secretary Kayla Corso, Vice President of Community Affairs Rachel Kehrberg, and Global Fellows Ambassador Rosie Russell.  Thank you for your willingness to serve in this very important capacity!

Contact - Dr. Melinda Coogan


April 12, 2016

Student Recognition Dinner RSVP Deadline

The office of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs join together each spring to recognize our outstanding student achievements in academic and leadership roles.The Student Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, April 30th. Electronic invitations were sent out mid-March. If you have not yet, please RSVP from your electronic invitation to reserve your spot by Monday, April 18th as seating is limited. We hope to see you all there!

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


April 11, 2016

New wind chimes

If you have noticed the new sounds of wind chimes near doors at various locations across campus, know they are there to be sound markers for our students on campus who are blind or visually impaired. Please support our efforts to assist these students with independent mobility by not touching or attempting to move the chimes. Thank you.

Contact - Donna Musel


April 11, 2016

Summer Housing Applications Now Available

The Summer Housing Application is now available online at http://bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.

Those students who are employed by BVU and/or pursuing academic endeavors during the summer are being given first priority to reside on-campus. Only BVU students are eligible to live on-campus in summer housing. Housing assignments are administrated based on submitted application date and employment status. Due to summer conferencing schedules, all students hoping to reside on-campus for a given summer must be able to move to their summer location by noon on May 23, 2016. All residence hall and university policies remain in effect during the summer months. Applications for summer residence are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 to the Office for Student Affairs.

Contact - Crystal Valencia | Link


April 11, 2016

Easter Island travel course

 

Is Easter Island on your bucket-list? Well now’s your chance to experience it like never before. Join Prof. David Boelter and Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya on our May 2017 travel course as we explore the world of the gigantic statues (ancient moai), live with local Rapanui people, and learn about life in the Pacific Ocean. Interested? Then attend one of our information sessions in Forum Rm #4: Tues 19 April 11:00 am-11:50am OR Wed. 20 April 7:00pm-8:00pm. If you’re unable to attend either of these meetings and want information, contact one of us. 

Contact - Prof. David Boelter and Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya


April 11, 2016

Scholar's Day Dinner Deadline

Reminder: Deadline to sign up for the Scholar's Day Dinner is tomorrow, Friday April 15th!

Contact - Emily Leighton


April 11, 2016

Deadline for Applying for Student Value Added Funds

Students, will you be traveling for an internship or on a BVU sponsored trip this semester, summer or next fall?  It is not too late to apply for funding.  Go to the BVU value-added funds page to find the application and funds that are available at: www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot Please submit your application by April 15.  If you have any questions contact Michelle Kenkel at: KenkelM@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Michelle Kenkel


April 11, 2016

Student Organizations: Reminder to Turn in Allocations Paperwork

Remember to turn in your allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time on the GSLC door. Paperwork is due on Tuesday, April 19. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application. 

Contact - Brandy Fowler | Link


April 11, 2016

Summer Employment

BVU's office of University Marketing & Communications is seeking student employees in the following areas for Summer 2016:

  • Writing and editing copy for web, press releases
  • Office tasks
  • Building pages and making updates for the BVU Website

Full-time and part-time positions may be available. Interested students can apply at https://bvu.edu/bv/umc/employment.dot.  The application deadline is April 25, 2016.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ryan Harder at harderr@bvu.edu or 749.2026.

Contact - Ryan Harder | Link


April 11, 2016

BeaverNet and Jenzabar Maintenance on April 16th

BeaverNet and all Jenzabar services will be unavailable on April 16th from 9 AM until noon for maintenance.

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Services


April 10, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine and the deadline is swiftly approaching! Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due this Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire


April 10, 2016

Comedian Juggler Nick Pike

Come join the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) as they host this fun-filled event with Comedian Juggler Nick Pike (America's Got Talent Finalist) on April 16th, 2015 at 7pm in Schaller Chapel.

Contact - Ebony King


April 10, 2016

ACES CULTURAL EVENT: Becoming Agents of Change with Spoken Word Artist Odd?Rod

He’s not just a poet. He’s a storyteller, a spoken word artist, and most importantly, he’s Odd?Rod. Odd?Rod’s style is different than most poets. His focus on uplifting and motivational messages delivered in rhythm and verse makes him easy to identify with. His messages stem from a tough past, including a mother struggling with drug addiction and a father who wasn’t around much. His motivation to share his words comes from his desire to make it known that despite the hand life deals you, you can still get where you dream to go.

Contact - Ebony King


April 10, 2016

Buenafication Day Registration

The 103 Buenafication Day registration has opened. Please take time to register at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot It is important to register, so non-profits know how many to plan for. Buenafication Day is April 28! Faculty and staff who register receive lunch for free that day!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 10, 2016

Cookies for sale! $1 for men, $0.75 for women

On April 12, two ACES events will be taking place in Hansen 8. "The Gender Pay Gap and How it Affects You" is at 11am and "$mart $alary Negotiation Workshop" is at 4pm. In accordance with these events, BVU's AAUW will be selling cookies! In order to portray the wage gap, males will have to pay $1 for 3 cookies, while females have to have $0.75. The cookies will be for sale outside Hansen 8 from 11am-1pm on April 12.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


April 10, 2016

NEW Student Senate Website

BVU's Student Senate has released their new website! The website includes everything you may want to learn or know about Student Senate and what we do. Read about the proposals we are working on or submit ideas to us on our contact page! Student Senate cares and we want to hear what you have to say!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 10, 2016

NEW Student Senate Website

BVU's Student Senate has released their new website! The website includes everything you may want to learn or know about Student Senate and what we do. Read about the proposals we are working on or submit ideas to us on our contact page! Student Senate cares and we want to hear what you have to say!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 10, 2016

Cookies for sale! $1 for men, $0.75 for women

On April 12, two ACES events will be taking place in Hansen 8. "The Gender Pay Gap and How it Affects You" is at 11am and "$mart $alary Negotiation Workshop" is at 4pm. In accordance with these events, BVU's AAUW will be selling cookies! In order to portray the wage gap, males will have to pay $1 for 3 cookies, while females have to have $0.75. The cookies will be for sale outside Hansen 8 from 11am-1pm on April 12.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


April 9, 2016

Instagram + Identity Survey

Are you an Instagram user? If so, then you are wanted for a Communication Research study! This study will examine the effects of Instagram on self-identity. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK9HH2R. Contact Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu or Stephanie Steiner at steiste@bvu.edu for questions. 

Contact - Stephanie Steiner | Link


April 8, 2016

OASIS Mentor Wanted! Informational Meeting

OASIS (Organized for the Active Support of International Students) is seeking students with good leadership, communication skills, love diversity, and interested in becoming a mentor. The purpose of this organization to provide international students a great experience during the week of orientation and throughout their college experience to follow. If you have a passion or even an interest in getting to know other cultures and international student this would be a great opportunity for you. OASIS will be hosting an informational meeting so if you're interest you can learn more about our organization and becoming a mentor to new international students. The meeting will be help Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 PM in Forum Room 3. Contact Kristina Grossman at groskri2@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 8, 2016

Paintballing Trip

Come join ALPS on our Spring Paintball Trip. We will be leaving campus Friday, April 29th at 2:15pm, paintballing near Omaha, Nebraska, grabbing dinner and then heading back to campus around 11:00 pm. The trip cost is $10, and is ALL inclusive (paintball rental, dinner, transportation etc.). To register, please deposit your trip cost at the Business Office by Thursday, April 21st. Email alps@bvu.edu for more information. The is event is Co-Sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee.

Contact - Carolyn Mcdermott and Rhett Turner


April 8, 2016

There's still time to support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thanks to all who have participated in the Faculty & Staff Campaign. If you haven't done so, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to print another pledge form or contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu).

Contact - Barbara Aiona


April 8, 2016

BVU Wrestling Beavercast Podcast

IIAC Freshman of the Year and NWCA Scholar All-American Brad Kerkhoff is the guest on Episode 17 of the Beavercast.  He discusses wrestling at BVU, life as a farm kid in Iowa and his favorite authors with host Jason Bryant. 

Contact - Jeff Breese | Link


April 8, 2016

10 Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help us keep track of the pledges. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 7, 2016

Comm 100 Survey: May Term instead of J-term

Hello everyone! I am working on a group presentation for my Comm 100 class where we have to choose an issue related to enhancing the Buena Vista University campus. The topic our group chose was to have a May Term instead of a J-term. We are trying to collect responses to help give us data to incorporate into our argument. If you could please take 5 minutes and fill out this survey it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

 

 
 

Contact - Chris Habermann | Link


April 7, 2016

Title IX/Clery and VAWA Compliance & University Travel: Reporting and Responding from Travel Sites & Study Abroad

Join us for a Webinar! Come to Forum 4, April 26th, from 1:00pm-2:30pm to watch as

our expert presenter, Joseph Storch, provides you with a comprehensive overview of the international program and travel implications of the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act and Title IX. You will Also learn how to access additional resources and develop policies that comply with the law but most importantly, that will protect and serve your students.

Contact - Peter Steinfeld


April 7, 2016

Deadline for Applying for Student Value Added Funds

Students, will you be traveling for an internship or on a BVU sponsored trip this semester, summer or next fall?  It is not too late to apply for funding.  Go to the BVU value-added funds page to find the application and funds that are available at: www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot.  Please submit your application by April 15.  If you have any questions contact Michelle Kenkel at: KenkelM@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Michelle Kenkel


April 6, 2016

Student M.O.V.E. Applications

Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) is the student advisory board to the office of civic engagement. We want YOU to apply for the Student MOVE executive board positions for next year! Meet new people, engage in service opportunities, plan service events, impact the community. Applications have been extended to April 8th at 5pm! Follow the link below to apply! Any questions stop by the GSLC for more information!

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


April 6, 2016

Wilkinson Research Survey

Is school stressing you out? Do you like to laugh? Would you like to take a short break from reality to come enjoy watching a few clips of stand-up comedy? Then this Communication study is for you! We are currently looking for people interested in watching two short comedy clips and giving us their feedback on them! If you are available on Friday, April 15th from 7:00-8:00pm, or Monday, April 18th from 7:00-8:00pm and interested in being a participant, please email Grace Wilkinson at wilkgra@bvu.edu to reserve your spot!

*There are a limited number of spots available. So hurry!

**All participants must be between the ages of 18-22 and currently be attending BVU as a full-time student.

Contact - Grace Wilkinson


April 6, 2016

RA Staff of 2016-2017

The Office of Residence Life and Housing is proud to announce the student staff for 2016-2017. Our staff for next year will consist of the following students:

Alan Maldonado, Alyssa Krageland, Ambrea Mouw, Austin Demers, Carlos Silva, Carly Ouverson, Christian Kladstrup, Christian Morales, Colin Hansen, Drew Beall, Ekene James, Elizabeth Kim (CC), Emily Kim, Gage Cook , Gerald  Quinlan, Jake Hutto, Jake Staudt, Jamie Rich, Janice Timmerman, Jenny Schildroth, Jeremiah Ennen, Juanita Mondragon, Katelyn Bohaty, Kevin Blaha-Polson, Luke Hastie (CC), Matt Schulz, Molly Lewison, Nadia Ecyomuhendo, Paul Woizeschke, Rachel Herrington, Ryan Mellott, Sarah Mackey, Sydney Sears, Tanner Cook (CC), and Victor Espinoza.

Please congratulate these individuals for being presented with such a valuable position here on campus. We look forward to seeing what next year brings us and we are confident these students will help create a welcoming environment for returners and newcomers alike.

Contact - Adam Wallander


April 6, 2016

Volunteers Needed on Buenafication Day

We are in need of volunteers on Buenafication day during the afternoon. (April 28th 1:00-3:00 PM)

What we are going to do: We are going to take donated jeans, and milk jugs to help Sole Hope create shoes for the children who suffer from Jiggers in Uganda.

If you are interested in volunteering please email Nichole Wiese or Cristena Heschke.

Contact - Nichole Wiese or Cristena Heschke | Link


April 6, 2016

Father-Daughter Relationship Survey

Are you an only child daughter who is in a serious dating relationship for at least the last 6 months? If so, then you are wanted for a Communiation Research study! This study will examine the relationship between fathers and daughters who are only children and the influence on the daughter's romantic relationship. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=171110. Contact Ashley Lemke at lemkash@bvu.edu or Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu for questions.

Contact - Ashley Lemke


April 6, 2016

Jeans and Jugs Donations

Student MOVE is hosting an event called Sole Hope. We are in need of milk jug and blue jean donations. These donated items will be used to create shoes for children in Uganda who need them. Our event is on Buenafication Day therefore we would love all donations by April 16th.

They can be dropped off in the GLSC or you can contact Cristena and Nichole to pick up donations.

Contact - Nichole Wiese and Cristena Heschke | Link


April 6, 2016

Upcoming International Student Orientation Informational Meeting

OASIS (Organized for the Active Support of International Students) is seeking students with good leadership, communication skills, love diversity, and interested in becoming a mentor. The purpose of this organization to provide international students a great experience during the week of orientation and throughout their college experience to follow. If you have a passion or even an interest in getting to know other cultures and international student this would be a great opportunity for you. Keep an eye out for an upcoming informational meeting that the OASIS will be hosting to learn more about our organization and becoming a mentor to new international students. Contact Kristina Grossman at groskri2@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 6, 2016

NEW Student Senate Website

BVU's Student Senate has released their new website! The website includes everything you may want to learn or know about Student Senate and what we do. Read about the proposals we are working on or submit ideas to us on our contact page! Student Senate cares and we want to hear what you have to say!

https://bvstudentsenate.wordpress.com/

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 6, 2016

Cookies for sale! $1 for men, $0.75 for women

On April 12, two ACES events will be taking place in Hansen 8. "The Gender Pay Gap and How it Affects You" is at 11am and "$mart $alary Negotiation Workshop" is at 4pm. In accordance with these events, BVU's AAUW will be selling cookies! In order to portray the wage gap, males will have to pay $1 for 3 cookies, while females have to have $0.75. The cookies will be for sale outside Hansen 8 from 11am-1pm on April 12.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


April 6, 2016

Instagram + Identity Survey

Are you an Instagram user? If so, then you are wanted for a Communication Research study! This study will examine the effects of Instagram on self-identity. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK9HH2R. Contact Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu or Stephanie Steiner at steiste@bvu.edu for questions. 

Contact - Stephanie Steiner | Link


April 6, 2016

Minnesota Vikings 2016 Game Day Internship Program

We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department for the competitive Game-Day Internship Program for the 2016 NFL season. The selected interns will work closely with the Vikings PR staff in assisting members of the local and national media attending and covering home games plus any home postseason contests.  

Students must provide their own transportation and lodging, but may be reimbursed if funds are accessed prior to fall semester. Interns are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as impeccable attention to detail. All internship skills and requirements are outlined in the program description available in the Career and Personal Development Office. 

Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Assistant Director of Career & Personal Development. 

Deadline for submissions is April 28.   

Contact - Lori Berglund


April 6, 2016

10 Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help us keep track of the pledges. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 5, 2016

International Taste Night

International Club is hosting International Taste Night April 9th from 6-8pm in the Multipurpose room on the fourth floor of White Hall. Come join us and enjoy delicious food!

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 5, 2016

Rwandan Genocide

On Friday 8th, 2016 at 7pm in the Rec House International Club will host the 22nd commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide. There will be a bonfire, sharing of testimonies, and a movie afterwards. Come join us!

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 5, 2016

Donations for Foster Families

My name is Jasmin Ramirez I am the foster/adoption renewal and support specialist intern for Iowa Kids Net. Every year we provide a foster care appreciation banquet to the foster families in our area. During this banquet we provide a full meal, training and door prizes. This is a very small way that we can show our foster and adoptive parents how much we appreciate all that they do for Iowa’s Children. We have limited resources therefore showing our appreciation is very difficult. I am requesting donations from you or your club for our event. This can be in the form of items that can be given as door prizes or cash that can be used to purchase door prizes.  Please call me with any questions at 641-328-9001. Prizes or cash can be dropped off with Professor Kathryn McKinley, SSA 211 no later than April 27. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Contact - Jasmin Ramirez/Kathryn McKinley


April 5, 2016

Thank you for supporting the Faculty & Staff Campaign!

Thank you to all who have supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign so far. If you haven't made a pledge, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more or to print a pledge form.

Contact - Barb Aiona


April 4, 2016

Dance Team Audition

BVDT will be hosting on campus auditions on Wednesday April 13th from 4-5 pm in Siebens Fieldhouse. All are welcome and required to bring individual choreography to the audition. For more information please contact Dance@bvu.edu or BVU Athletics. 

Contact - Janice Timmerman | Link


April 4, 2016

10 Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help us keep track of the pledges. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 4, 2016

The Rwandan Genocide

This year will mark the 22nd Commemoration of the Genocide victims in Rwanda. On Friday April 7th at 7pm in the Rec House International Club will be holding a night of remembrance through the sharing of testimonies, a movie, and a bonfire. Everyone is welcomed to join us.

Contact - Maria Trujillo


April 4, 2016

2016 Game-Day Internship with the Minnesota Vikings

We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department through the Game Day Internship Program.  

If selected, student interns will work with the Vikings PR staff on game days during the 2016 NFL season, mostly assisting the local and national media covering the games. Interns must commit to working at least five home games.The internship may be completed for BVU internship course credit, or for experience without credit. The internship is paid. Students must provide their own transportation and lodging, but may be reimbursed if funds are accessed prior to fall semester. Food and free stadium parking are offered on game days but more importantly, is the incredible experience of working in professional sports communications. Interns are expected to arrive at the stadium 3 hours before kickoff and expected to stay up to 2 hours after the game concludes in order to assist with media. The position is primarily a communication/media internship, but students in other majors are encouraged to apply. Interns are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as impeccable attention to detail. Additional information is available in the Career & Personal Development Office.  

Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Assistant Director of Career and Personal Development. 

Deadline for submissions is April 28

Contact - Lori Berglund


April 4, 2016

Buenafication Day Registration Open

The 103 Buenafication Day registration has opened. Please take time to register at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot It is important to register, so non-profits know how many to plan for. Buenafication Day is April 28!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


April 3, 2016

Student M.O.V.E VP Applications Due on the 6th

Student M.O.V.E is still looking for great students who love to serve to serve on the board as a VP member. There are numerous opportunities to grow in a leadership position while working for a great cause. Volunteering is everywhere and we would love for you to join! 

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hansen | Link


April 2, 2016

2017 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea Information Meeting

2017 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING

Thursday, April 14 @ 4:00pm in Lage Room 30

Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations.  Although not booked for January 2017 as of yet, past one-of-a-kind experiences have included backstage of the Magic Kingdom, meeting Disney artist from the Disney Design Group, going on an excursion with Lou Mongello, WDW Radio entrepreneur and social media master, and discovering behind-the-scene stories of Epcot. The information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 14at 4:00pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218. 

Contact - Jerry Johnson


April 2, 2016

Faculty Staff Open Sessions for English Candidates

There will be open sessions for faculty and staff to meet the English candidates on the following dates:

April 13- 3:00-3:30pm DE 216

April 15- 3:00-3:30pm DE 216

Contact - Michelle Kenkel


April 1, 2016

Attention BVU Students...take Survey and WIN!

ALL Storm Lake BVU undergraduate students will receive an e-mail  invitation today Monday April 4, 2016 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!

 

Contact - Tami Laursen


April 1, 2016

Instagram + Identity Survey

Are you an Instagram user? If so, then you are wanted for a Communication Research study! This study will examine the effects of Instagram on self-identity. If you are interested in participating, please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK9HH2R. Contact Dr. Mary Gill at gill@bvu.edu or Stephanie Steiner at steiste@bvu.edu for questions. 

Contact - Stephanie Steiner | Link


March 31, 2016

YES Center Drive

Be on the lookout for donation boxes for the Youth Emergency Services (YES) Center! Drop off your gently used clothing items in these boxes to be donated to the YES Center for the homeless youth population. Contact Kathryn McKinley or Dani Coyne if you have any questions. 

Contact - Kathryn McKinley


March 31, 2016

Deadline for Applying for Value Added Funds

Students, will you be traveling for an internship or on a BVU sponsored trip this semester, summer or next fall?  It is not too late to apply for funding.  Go to the BVU value-added funds page to find the application and funds that are available at: www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot.  Please submit your application by April 15.  If you have any questions contact Michelle Kenkel at: KenkelM@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Michelle Kenkel


March 31, 2016

STUDENT MOVE APPLICATIONS

Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) is the student advisory board to the office of civic engagement. We want YOU to apply for the Student MOVE executive board positions for next year! Meet new people, engage in service opportunities, plan service events, impact the community. Applications due April 6th! Follow the link below to apply! Any questions stop by the GSLC for more information!

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


March 31, 2016

BVU Blender Bottles

The athletic training students and staff are selling BVU blender bottles as a fundraiser. The bottles are $10 each. If you are interested in purchasing one contact any of the students or staff or contact me via email. 

Contact - Devin Stane


March 31, 2016

10 Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help us keep track of the pledges. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


March 30, 2016

New course for Fall 2016, ENGL 428: Contemporary Novel

ENGL 428 Literary Genre for next fall will focus on the contemporary novel in a global context. We’ll enjoy a selection of the best current international fiction and address questions like, How does realist fiction today compete with sci-fi and fantasy? How is the novel dealing with the Internet? What is the “new fiction of solitude”? And do novelists today necessarily write with a movie adaptation in mind? All keen readers are invited. Pre-requisites are normally ENGL 220 and either ENGL 250 or 261/262. If you haven’t taken these but are interested, or for more info, contact Matthew Packer. 

Contact - Matthew Packer


March 30, 2016

Teachers Inc. Meeting

Monday, April 4, at 7pm in Smith 210...Come learn about our upcoming events and sign up to get yourself involved in our organization! Remember: active members qualify for Student Teaching Perks :) See you there!

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 30, 2016

Teachers Inc. Meeting

Come learn about our upcoming events and sign up to get yourself involved in our organization! Remember: active members qualify for Student Teaching Perks :) See you there!

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 30, 2016

Last week to sign up for IM Softball

With the snow melted and weather getting warmer that could only mean one thing! It's slow pitch softball season! Registration is now open for the 2016 IM softball leagues. The league will start on Tuesday, April 5th and end on Wednesday, May 11th. There are coed and men's leagues available. There needs to be at least 10 players on a team and no more than 14 players on a team. For the coed league you must have at least three of each gender on the field at all times. League runs 6-10 pm Tuesday's and Wednesday’s at the West 9th Softball Complex. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Monday, April 4th. With questions please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking.

 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 30, 2016

Spin and Splash

Come down to the Rec House for a bike ride, sunset paddle, and FOOD! Starting at 3 pm on Sunday, April 3 we will go on a bike ride with two routes, a long and short route to accommodate everyone. When completed there will be a grill out with hot dogs and burgers. To end the night there will be a sunset paddle complete with s’mores and a fire! This is also a great opportunity to get your boaters safety completed so you can use the water equipment!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 30, 2016

Spin and Splash

Come down for a bike ride, sunset paddle, and FOOD! Starting at 3pm Sunday, April 3rd we will go on a bike ride with two routes, a long and short route to accommodate everyone. When completed there will be a grill out with hot dogs and burgers. To end the night there will be a sunset paddle complete with s’mores and a fire! This is also a great opportunity to get your boaters safety completed so you can use the water equipment!

Contact - ALPS


March 30, 2016

FREE CERTIFICATION

Please join us for a FREE CERTIFICATION this Saturday, April 2 from 10am-1pm. DONUTS AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED. Many school districts now require that you become certified in identifying youth who have been sexually assaulted. Come to the training and learn about how you can tell if the students you work with have or are being sexually assaulted and how you can help them! In order to prep you for this, free of charge, CAASA has agreed to come to campus and offer a training. Please RSVP by Friday evening. If you have questions please contact me at gatemad@bvu.edu

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 30, 2016

LAST CALL: Scholars Day 2016 Registration

Titles and abstracts are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 1. Visit the link below to register. Note: abstracts will be printed in the Scholars Day program exactly as received, so proofread carefully.

Come share your achievement with the wider BVU community!

Contact - Steven Mills | Link


March 30, 2016

Contributions to the Community/Charity

It is the time of year when many Storm Lake community or Buena Vista County organizations or charities seek fundraising support or sponsorships from BVU. While they can't all be mentioned, we encourage the BVU community to share via BVU News what they have agreed to support. Following are a few that UMC has agreed to support recently: Relay for Life, Huntington's Disease, Mentor Iowa, Lake Creek hole sponsorship for the season, and over 80 After Prom requests.

Contact - Jennifer Felton


March 29, 2016

Thank you for supporting the Faculty & Staff Campaign!

Thank you to supporters of the Faculty & Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board is on display outside Anderson Auditorium. If you haven't made a pledge, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more about the campaign or to print a pledge form.

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 29, 2016

BVU Library has statistics database on trial

Statista is now available until April 30 to the BVU community.  Statista integrates data on over 80.000 topics from over 18.000 sources onto a single professional platform. Statista.com provides the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

Links to Statista are built in to the Library web page under the "Articles" tab.  Please send questions or your feedback to morinj@bvu.edu

Contact - Jodie Morin


March 29, 2016

2016-2017 STUDENT SENATE EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-2017 STUDENT SENATE EXECUTIVE BOARD!

President: Katelyn Brinkerhoff

Vice President: Sarah Mackey

Treasurer: Jake Staudt

Secretary: Morgan Langan

Student Senate would also like to thank all students who participated in this election!

Contact - Austin Groth


March 29, 2016

Chronicle of Higher Education Online now on trial

The BVU Library has a 30-day trial available of the online Chronicle of Higher Education.  This is available for both on- and off-campus access.  On-campus users can simply go to chronicle.com and all content, even the premium content which is indicated with the "lock" icon, will open.  Off-campus users will need to create an account using their bvu.edu email to gain access.  Please send questions or feedback to morinj@bvu.edu before the end of the trial.

We've built links to the Chronicle of Higher Education under the "Articles" tab of the Library web site as well.

Contact - Jodie Morin


March 28, 2016

Ten Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help us keep track of the pledges. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


March 28, 2016

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS

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

 

ALL Storm Lake BVU undergraduate students will receive an invitation e-mail Monday April 4, 2016 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!

 

Contact - Tami Laursen


March 27, 2016

Fall Course Offering

 Ever hear of Lilith? Want to explore her connections to Genesis? Interested in digging into the story of Eve and Adam? Now’s your chance: Fall semester sign up for RELI 321 Images of Eve AKA Women in Religion & Philosophy. We spend the whole semester exploring the character of Eve as she is in Genesis and then follow her through Jewish, Christian and Islamic sources, ending with Mark Twain’s Dairy of Adam and Eve. Classes meet T/Th 12:00-1:15pm. For currently enrolled students, it is a Humanities General Education and GWST course. 

 

Contact - Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya


March 23, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire


March 23, 2016

Fall 2016 Registration

Your student account will need to be paid in full or up-to-date on the BVU Payment Plan before you can register for Fall 2016 courses. You can check your account balance at any time on BeaverNET. Please contact the Business Office with any questions. Thank you!

Contact - Business Office


March 22, 2016

Winners of Faculty & Staff Campaign Drawing

Congratulations to Sierra Olsen and Molly Ringgenberg who won the Faculty & Staff Campaign drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign so far. The donor recognition board will be on display in the Siebens Forum beginning this week. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your pink pledge form to the Alumni & Development office (Box 2003).

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 21, 2016

Network and Server Maintenance on March 22nd at 12 AM

On March 22nd from 12 AM until 6 AM, Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time most services will be down. Email, Canvas, and the main web page will not be affected. 

Contact - Scott Wunschel – Information Services


March 21, 2016

Campus Tree Removal

The City of Storm Lake has identified several parkway trees on campus that they have identified as dead or damaged and present a potential danger.  They will begin removing these trees during spring break.

Contact - Keith Schmidt


March 21, 2016

Thank you

We would like to thank Fred and Susan Moore and the BVU community for the beautiful flower arrangements.  Also Facilities Management for the beautiful flowers, kind thoughts and card at the loss of our mother.  Donna Baxter and Diana Niehaus

Contact - Donna Baxter


March 20, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire


March 20, 2016

Farewell Reception for Christyn Abaray

Students and employees are invited to a come-and-go farewell event in honor of Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray. This will be held on March 31 from 2-4 p.m in Forum 5. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact - Mike Frantz | Link


March 17, 2016

Data Center Battery Backup Replacement

On the evening of Tuesday, March 22nd, through Friday, March 25th, the battery backup system for the University's data center will be replaced. All of the University's servers and core networking equipment will be on alternative power during this time. All possible precautions are being taken to keep services available, but please be aware that any interruption to power could result in services going down while power is restored and equipment is booted up.

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Services


March 16, 2016

Follow AWOL over Spring Break

Follow our alternative spring break program as they travel over spring break doing service in Deland, Florida with service dogs, Washington D.C. where they will focus on hunger and homelessness and Las Marias, Puerto Rico where they will focus on environmentalism. They will be using the hashtags #WeServeIowa and #BVUServes follow their blog at http://bvuawol.blogspot.com/

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


March 16, 2016

IM Spring Mystery Games

If you like to be surprised and like a mystery then we have the league for you. Starting in April on Thursday nights we will have a Spring Mystery games league. Registration is now open for the league. The league will start on Thursday, April 7th and end on Thursday, May 12th. There needs to be at least five players on a team and no more than eight players on a team. For the coed league you must have at least one of each gender on the field at all times. League runs 7-10 pm Thursday evenings and will meet up on the forum lawn. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Wednesday, April 7th. With questions please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking.

 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 16, 2016

IM Softball League

With the snow melted and weather getting warmer that could only mean one thing! It's slow pitch softball season! Registration is now open for the 2016 IM softball leagues. The league will start on Tuesday, April 5th and end on Wednesday, May 11th. There are coed and men's leagues available. There needs to be at least 10 players on a team and no more than 14 players on a team. For the coed league you must have at least three of each gender on the field at all times. League runs 6-10 pm Tuesday's and Wednesday’s at the West 9th Softball Complex. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Monday, April 4th. With questions please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking.

 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 16, 2016

The Iowa Wonders of Fly Fishing

Come join us in spending three days in Decorah, Iowa for fly fishing and to spend some time outdoors. We will be discovering the environmental wonders of fishing in Iowa. Leaving Friday, April 15 and returning the 17th with lots of outdoor time in between. The wonderful Mark Kirkholm and Dr. Coogan will be joining us to help widen and expand the adventure. This trip will cost $20 per person which does not include your fishing license or trout stamp! There are only eight spots available so if your interested make your way to the business office to make your payment and reserve your spot. It is thanks to ALPS and Weekend Programming that all other equipment will be provided. For more information contact Gage Cook, Dakota Popp, or ALPS.

Contact - Gage Cook


March 16, 2016

Calling for Scholars Day 2016 Submissions

Titles and abstracts are due by April 1, the Friday after spring break. For submission guidelines and more information visit: https://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/scholars-day-showcase/

Contact - Steven Mills | Link


March 16, 2016

Student Recognition Dinner

The Office of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs join together each spring to recognize our outstanding student achievements in academic and leadership roles. The Student Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, April 30. Electronic invitations will be sent out next week. Please make sure to RSVP from your electronic invitation to reserve your spot as seating is limited. We hope to see you there!

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


March 15, 2016

Library Hours for Spring Break

The BVU Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18 for Spring Break.  During Spring Break week, the Library will be open Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00  p.m.  Our normal Library schedule resumes on Monday, March 28, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight.

Contact - Jodie Morin


March 15, 2016

Attention graduating seniors

Remember to stop in at your convenience to the commencement fair which will be held on Thursday, March 17th from 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5:30pm in Forum Room 5.

Contact - Jill Baumann


March 15, 2016

Faculty & Staff Campaign - deadline for drawing

The deadline for the drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe is fast approaching. Please turn in your pink pledge form to the Alumni & Development office (Box 2003) by this Friday, March 18. Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign! Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to print another form.

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 15, 2016

VP Positions for Student M.O.V.E

It is that time of year to apply for a great opportunity here at BVU. If you are a student that loves to volunteer and are great at leadership skills, Student MOVE is looking for new VPs for the 2016-2017 academic. If you have any questions or concerns about the positions available, please contact Ashley Farmer-Hansen. Also if you enjoy free coffee you could have the chance to sit down with our current VPs about a specific position you are interested in who can give you examples and events you would be partaking in. The applications are due on April 6th and you can find them located on our Student M.O.V.E Facebook page! 

Contact - Ashley Farmer Hanson | Link


March 14, 2016

Accounting Majors - Becker Visit

Attention all accounting majors! A representatitve from Becker will be visiting to discuss the CPA Exam on March 31, at 4:00 pm in Hansen 8. Come learn about exam changes, and ask any questions that you have about the CPA!

Contact - Manda Clark


March 14, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire

Contact - Samantha McGuire


March 14, 2016

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to network with area business people and undergraduate students in an informal lakeside setting in Okoboji this August?  You will have the chance to be a part of an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan which will then be presented to area venture capitalists; you’ll also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area has to offer.  This is an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.  Many BVU students have attended OEI in the past; all agree it was a terrific experience and they highly recommend that you seriously consider applying for this program.  Applications are due by March 18, 2016.

 

Applications are now being accepted.  For more information on the application process, please contact Dr. Joni Anderson, andersonjo@bvu.edu 712-749-2417 OR Dr. Kihwan Kim, kim@bvu.edu 712-749-2416.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


March 14, 2016

Love Doesn't Count Chromosomes

At 7pm, on Thursday, March 17 in Smith 210, Mary Mello-Nee, an art professor and the gallery director here at BVU will be sharing her experience as a mother of a child with Down's Syndrome. Her son will be here as well. The talk will be very open and you are welcome to ask any questions that you would like! We would love for as many people to be at this event as possible to support Mary and her son!

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 14, 2016

The Iowa Wonders of Fly Fishing

Come join us in spending three days in Decorah, Iowa for fly fishing and to spend some time outdoors. We will be discovering the environmental wonders of fishing in Iowa. Leaving Friday, April 15 and returning the 17th with lots of outdoor time in between. The wonderful Mark Kirkholm and Dr. Coogan will be joining us to help widen and expand the adventure. This trip will cost $20 per person which does not include your fishing license or trout stamp! There are only eight spots available so if your interested make your way to the buisness office to make your payment and reserve your spot. It is thanks to ALPS and Weekend Programming that all other equipment will be provided. For more information contact Gage Cook, Dakota Popp, or ALPS.

Contact - Gage Cook


March 14, 2016

New Online Directory

On Monday, March 21, we will transition to a new online web directory, which is online at http://directory.bvu.edu. Feel free to view the new directory and familiarize itself with its features. Faculty and staff information is available in the new directory, which student information can be found using BEAVERNet’s search function after login.  If you have any questions, please contact myself or the 2FIX helpdesk. Thank you.

Contact - Ryan Harder


March 11, 2016

Softball Legue

With the snow melted and weather getting warmer that could only mean one thing! It's slow pitch softball season! Registration is now open for the 2016 IM softball leagues. The league will start on Tuesday, April 5th and end on Wednesday, May 11th. There are coed and men's leagues available. There needs to be at least 10 players on a team and no more than 14 players on a team. For the coed league you must have at least three of each gender on the field at all times. League runs 6-10 pm Tuesday's and Wednesday’s at the West 9th Softball Complex. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Monday, April 4th. With questions please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 11, 2016

Spring Mystery Games

If you like to be surprised and like a mystery then we have the league for you. Starting in April on Thursday nights we will have a Spring Mystery games league.  Registration is now open for the league. The league will start on Thursday, April 7th and end on Thursday, May 12th. There needs to be at least five players on a team and no more than eight players on a team. For the coed league you must have at least one of each gender on the field at all times. League runs 7-10 pm Thursday evenings and will meet up on the forum lawn. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Wednesday, April 7th. With questions please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 11, 2016

Open Log Rolling

Come see what kind of balance you have by trying out the Key Log! We have one more open roll night coming up on Wednesday, March 16 from 8-10 pm in the pool. It is a come and go event but please send an email to bernekingt@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 11, 2016

Rec House Hours During Spring Break

The Rec House will be open during Spring Break. The hours are listed below. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

March 19 - March 27 (Spring Break)
Saturday, March 19 - 1-6 pm
Sunday, March 20 - Closed
Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25 - 2-6 pm
Saturday, March 26 - 1-6 pm
Sunday, March 27 - Closed for Easter

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 11, 2016

Support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. There's still time to be entered in the drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. Turn in your pink pledge form to the Alumni & Development office (Box 2003) by March 18. For more info or to print another form, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 11, 2016

NWCA Scholar All-American

Congratulations to Brad Kerkhoff for being named a NWCA Scholar All-American as a freshman.  Brad earned this award by having a cumulative GPA above a 3.2 and placing in the top 6 at the NCAA Central Regional. 

Contact - Jeff Breese


March 11, 2016

STUDENT HOSTS NEEDED

The Office of Multicultural Engagement & Student Activities need Student Hosts to volunteer for the 16th Annual Cultural Leadership Conference for April 14th - 17th, 2016. Responsibilities include watching over conference attendees, serving as an RA for a night, tending to any needs that may arise, etc. Please stop by the GSLC and pick up an application. Deadline is Friday, March 18th, 2016. Thanks!

Contact - Ebony King


March 10, 2016

Ten Hour Challenge

Buenafication Day’s 103rd anniversary is this year! This is a challenge to do ten hours of service before the 103rd Buenafication Day. Rise to the challenge and accept a pledge to do ten hours of service. Fill out this form and help the us keep track of the pledges: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-fl8Hg6r9BjY5cuG6PIsIjgwQbgvBjSL_bTsO7OQSE0/viewform

Contact - Maria Trujillo


March 10, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire


March 10, 2016

CHECK YOUR RIDE BEFORE SPRING BREAK

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 for Spring Break. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 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


March 9, 2016

Teachers-n-Training Pinterest and Movie Night

Come enjoy a little fun for National Craft Month and a great movie TONIGHT! We will be showing Freedom Writers while we do some crafts and coloring pages to relieve some stress before Midterms. We have chosen Freedom Writers because it shows the impact that a passionate teacher can make in the classroom. Supplies will be limited so come right away or enjoy some coloring pages! RSVP on the Facebook page invite or simply email me at kohlhal@bvu.edu.

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 9, 2016

Civic Ambassadors Network

Civic Ambassadors Network is an opportunity for college students to lead social change on their campus and in their communities.  Applications are now open for the Iowa Campus Compact's 2016-2017 Civic Ambassadors Network. This is a great opportunity for student civic engagement leaders to make new connections and get support for new ideas. For the school year of 2016-2017, there will be two cohorts (fall and spring). Students can apply for just one or both. Fall cohort applications due April 15. For more information, please contact Krislyn Erickson at erickri@bvu.edu.

Contact - Krislyn Erickson


March 9, 2016

March Madness Bracket

Are you into college basketball? If so do we have the contest for you! We will be holding a March Madness Bracket Challenge with the top 10 students receiving an IM T-Shirt. The first prize winner will also receive a gift from the book store (selected by the BVU Recreation Services office)! To participate please sign up through IMLeagues.com by Wednesday, March 16th at 11:59pm. Registration information will be sent out Monday afternoon to all that signed up!

 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 9, 2016

Student Hosts Needed!

The Office of Multicultural Engagement & Student Activities need Student Hosts to volunteer for the 16th Annual Cultural Leadership Conference for April 14th - 17th, 2016. Responsibilities include watching over conference attendees, serve as an RA for a night, tending to any needs that may arise, etc. Please stop by the GSLC and pick up an application. Deadline is Friday, March 18th, 2016. Thanks!

Contact - Ebony King


March 9, 2016

O-Team Applications due Thursday, March 10

Today- Thursday, March 10 is the last day to apply to be part of the 2016 Orientation Team. Applications are due by noon in the GSLC. Sign up for an interview time when you turn in your application. Interviews are Friday, March 11, Monday, March 14, Tuesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 17. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you need an application or have any questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


March 8, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire


March 8, 2016

Support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Remember, if you turn in your pledge form to the Alumni & Development office (Box 2003) by Friday, March 18, you will be entered in a drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. For more information or if you need to print a pledge form, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


March 8, 2016

Traveling? Put us first on your itinerary!

 Please join us NEXT week at our Spring Break Safety booths!

  • Tuesday, March 15 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Residence Life “Is your room ready for a break?” booth. Information on room preparation for inspection will be available.
  • Wednesday, March 16 11 a.m. - 1p.m.: Campus Security will be having information on how to avoid identity theft and ETOH awareness. Door prize and candy will be given away!
  • Wednesday, March 16 11 a.m.-1p.m.: Health Services & Wellness will have information on the ZICA virus as well as other travel health safety tips.  A travel cooler full of snacks and drinks will be given away!

Hope to see you there! Have a fun and safe Spring Break!

Contact - Lorie Stanton


March 8, 2016

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

HiPSO will be hosting a “March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” on Wednesday, March 30th starting at 8pm. This double-elimination tournament will take place in the Lamberti Rec Center with prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams. Anyone is welcomed to participate, so email Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu by Monday, March 28th to sign up or answer any questions.

Contact - Katie Turnquist


March 7, 2016

Congratulations on Selection as 2016/17 Global Fellows!

Congratulations to Meghan Bissen, Valeria Cota, Amelia Evenson, Tanner Jensen, Emily Kim, and  Aaron Nicolaisen who were selected to represent BVU as the 2016/2017 Global Fellows!  Selection was based on committee reviews of essay responses and faculty recommendation letters.  Please help us congratulate this group of outstanding BVU representatives as they embark on a journey to consider cultural and biological sustainability perspectives from the southern tip of the world to our own back yard.  Well done, Global Fellows!

Contact - Melinda Cooagn


March 7, 2016

SCATE Zoo Campout

SCATE will be hosting a campout trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for any BVU students. We will be leaving 4:15pm on Friday, April 8, and returning around 4pm the next day, April 9. We will be camping in the Desert Dome exhibit with tents and sleeping bags provided by the Rec House [if you have your own sleeping bag or tent, please let us know, though]. Sodexo will provide Friday’s dinner, while SCATE will be providing Saturday’s breakfast, leaving Saturday’s lunch for the participants to bring money for. The cost will be $10 for active SCATE members and $20 for non-SCATE members. Let us know right away if you are interested! We will be doing a first come first serve basis due to limited numbers allowed.

If you are interested, please contact Tanner Cook at cooktan@bvu.edu or Kristina Campbell at campkri3@bvu.edu

This trip is co-sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee.

Contact - Kristina Campbell


March 7, 2016

Check Your Ride Before Spring Break

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 for Spring Break. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 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


March 7, 2016

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to network with area business people and undergraduate students in an informal lakeside setting in Okoboji this August?  You will have the chance to be a part of an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan which will then be presented to area venture capitalists; you’ll also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area has to offer.  This is an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.  Many BVU students have attended OEI in the past; all agree it was a terrific experience and they highly recommend that you seriously consider applying for this program.  Applications are due by March 18, 2016.

 

Applications are now being accepted.  For more information on the application process, please contact Dr. Joni Anderson, andersonjo@bvu.edu 712-749-2417 OR Dr. Kihwan Kim, kim@bvu.edu 712-749-2416.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


March 7, 2016

Apply for O-Team

Orientation Team applications are due this Thursday, March 10 by noon. Pick up an application in the GSLC or contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu to have one sent to you. This is your opportunity to give back to the new students by helping make their transition to BVU smooth and exciting. Contact Mark or one of the Student Orientation Directors, Haley Stevens or Skyler Gorsett, if you have any questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


March 7, 2016

Summer Tele Team Jobs

Are you looking for summer employment with FREE HOUSING this summer? Come and spend it with us in the Office of Admissions! We have 30 hour per week openings for Tele Team members. Work on your communication skills while getting to share your experiences at BVU with perspective high school students. Calling hours and days will be flexible but typically begin around 12 p.m., Monday – Sunday. Please stop by the Office of Admissions to pick up an application or email runnebergh@bvu.edu to request a copy. You will be contacted for an interview.

Contact - Heather Runneberg


March 6, 2016

TNT Pinterest and Movie Night

Come enjoy a litle fun for National Craft Month and a great movie! We will be showing Freedom Writers while we do some crafts and coloring pages to relieve some stress before Midterms. Supplies will be limited so come right away or enjoy some coloring pages! RSVP by email or on the FB page BVU Teachers Inc. 

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 6, 2016

C.E.C. Epilepsy Awareness Day

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month!! Please join Council for Exceptional Children in wearing purple on March 8th to raise awareness! Come join us in the Forum by the Alumni Lounge to have a group picture taken in our purple at 7pm! We will be sending the picture along with a gift to show our support to a young gymnast from Sioux Rapids who is currently training for the Olympics and has epilepsy herself. Dr. Karin Strohmyer is personal friends with the family and they are very busy with training, so this picture is our way of showing support. Please wear purple on Tuesday and come show your support at 7pm!!

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 6, 2016

ACES Casino Night Prize Winners

Thank you for visiting the BV Casino Resort on Saturday!  Here’s the top five winners:

1st: Jamie Rich

2nd: Gage Grutz

3rd: Anoop Pant

4th: Steven Smith

5th: Anna Khamphavong

Please stop by my office (SSA-209) to pick up your prize.

Congratulations!!

Contact - Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto


March 5, 2016

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

HiPSO will be hosting a “March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” on Wednesday, March 30th starting at 8pm. This double-elimination tournament will take place in the Lamberti Rec Center with prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams. Anyone is welcomed to participate, so email Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu by Monday, March 28th to sign up or answer any questions. 

Contact - Katie Turnquist


March 4, 2016

March Madness Bracket

Are you into college basketball? If so do we have the contest for you! We will be holding a March Madness Bracket Challenge with the top 10 students receiving an IM T-Shirt. The first prize winner will also receive a gift from the book store (selected by the BVU Recreation Services office)! To participate please sign up through IMLeagues.com by Monday, March 14th at 8 am. Registration information will be sent out Monday afternoon to all that signed up!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 4, 2016

IM Basketball League

Come out and try your skills on the basketball court during March by playing in our spring basketball league. Games will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 29th and 31st) from 8-11 pm in the Rec Center. You need to have at least five players per team with a maximum of eight per team. There will be men's, women's and coed leagues available, if you are on a coed team there needs to be at least two of each gender on the team. BVU basketball players can play but there can only be two current BVU players per team. Please register atIMLeagues.com by Monday, March 7 at 11:59 pm. Please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 4, 2016

IM Soccer League

Come out and try your stills on the soccer field during March and the beginning of April by playing in our outdoor soccer league. Games will be on Wednesday evenings (9th, 16th, 30th and 6th) from 7-10 pm on the football field. Games will be played on half a field with a minimum number of players being six and a maximum being eight per team. There will be men's, women's and coed leagues available, if you are on a coed team there needs to be at least two of each gender on the team. BVU soccer players can play but there can only be two current BVU players per team. Please register at IMLeagues.com by Tuesday, March 8 at 11:59 pm. Please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 4, 2016

Open Log Rolling

BVU is now a member of the log rolling community!! We will have two open log rolling session before Spring Break. They are on March 9 and 16 from 8-10 pm in the pool. You do not have to be there the whole two hours and can come and go as you please. If your interested please email bernekingt@bvu.edu for more information. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 4, 2016

Congratulations Senior of the Year Finalists!

Congratulations to the 2016 Senior of the Year finalists - Callie Hoffman, Bonnie Keller, Blake Laursen, and Alec Sindelar.  Good luck as you prepare to interview with members of the BVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

Contact - Office of Alumni Relations


March 4, 2016

Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff Door Prize Winners

Thanks to everyone who attended or remotely viewed the Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff and thanks to those of you who have turned in your pledge forms. Congrats to door prize winners: Jesse Nee and Allie Peterson (t-shirts); Kris Pearson (mug); Jennifer Felton and Bethany Larson (colorful tumblers); Melanie Hauser (blue canvas bag); Jeff Stocco (earbuds); and Kim Carver (flash drive and stainless steel mug). If you didn’t attend the kickoff, look for your pledge form in the pink envelope in campus mail. Remember, turn in your pledge form to the Alumni & Development Office (Box 2003) by March 18 to be entered in a drawing for a one-night stay at King’s Pointe. Visit the campaign website for more information: www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 3, 2016

FACES is Accepting Submissions!

FACES is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1000 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13th by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, or mcgusam@bvu.edu

Contact - Samantha McGuire


March 3, 2016

CHECK YOUR RIDE!

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 for Spring Break. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 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


March 3, 2016

Women's Soccer Spring Apparel Sale

Women's Soccer is having their Spring Apparel sale.  Order online at the link provided.  Deadline for all orders will be March 13th.  All orders will be delivered to Coach King in the coaches' suite and should be at BVU when you return from Spring Break.

Contact - Kyle King | Link


March 3, 2016

BVU Blankets!

BVU Dance Team is currently selling blankets for $30! There is a black and navy reversible blanket that is waterproof on one side and fleece on the other, it can even fold up and be very easy to carry. The BVU logo is on the pocket when the blanket is folded up. There is also just a simple grey fleece blanket with the BVU logo in the corner. See pictures of our blankets on our Facebook page! Contact a Dance Team member to get yours today! 

Contact - Janice Timmerman | Link


March 2, 2016

Apply for O-Team

Are you looking for a way to help new students transition to BVU? If so, apply to be part of the Orientation Team. O-Team applications can be picked up today in the GSLC or by emailing Mark Shea. Applications are due Thursday, March 10 at noon. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you have any questions or need an application.

Contact - Mark Shea


March 2, 2016

Open Sessions: Finance Candidates

There will be open sessions for all faculty and staff for the school of business finance candidates on the following days:

March 10-4pm School of Business Conference room

March 11-4pm School of Business Conference room

March 18-4pm School of Business Conference room

All faculty and or staff are invited to meet the Finance candidates at this time. 

Contact - Michelle Kenkel


March 2, 2016

C.E.C. Epilepsy Awareness Day

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month!! Please join Council for Exceptional Children in wearing purple on March 8th to raise awareness! Come join us in the Forum by the Alumni Lounge to have a group picture taken in our purple at 7pm! We will be sending the picture along with a gift to show our support to a young gymnast from Sioux Rapids who is currently training for the Olympics and has epilepsy herself. Dr. Karin Strohmyer is personal friends with the family and they are very busy with training, so this picture is our way of showing support. Please wear purple on Tuesday and come show your support at 7pm!!

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer


March 2, 2016

TNT Pinterest and Movie Night

Come enjoy a litle fun for National Craft Month and a great movie! We will be showing Freedom Writers while we do some crafts and coloring pages to relieve some stress before Midterms. Those who RSVP by Saturday, March 5, will have a guaranteed craft, supplies will be limited so come right away or enjoy some coloring pages! RSVP by email or on the FB page BVU Teachers Inc. 

Contact - Haley Kohlmeyer | Link


March 1, 2016

Civic Ambassadors Network

Civic Ambassadors Network is an opportunity for college students to lead social change on their campus and in their communities.  Applications are now open for the Iowa Campus Compact's 2016-2017 Civic Ambassadors Network. This is a great opportunity for student civic engagement leaders to make new connections and get support for new ideas. For the school year of 2016-2017, there will be two cohorts (fall and spring). Students can apply for just one or both. Fall cohort applications due April 15. For more information, please contact Krislyn Erickson at erickri@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Krislyn Erickson


March 1, 2016

Shhh..... Sleep in Progress

March is Sleep Awareness Month.  Team Wellness will be having Sleep Awareness Booths on Monday, March 7, Wednesday, March 9 and Friday, March 11 with information on how you can sleep better. You can also pick up a massage chair punch card from Health Services & Wellness as there will be a drawing for those students who use the massage chair 5 times during the month of March!  Door prizes and free stuff will be given away!

Contact - Lorie Stanton


March 1, 2016

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

HiPSO will be hosting a “March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” on Wednesday, March 30th starting at 8pm. This double-elimination tournament will take place in the Lamberti Rec Center with prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams. Anyone is welcomed to participate, so email Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu by Monday, March 28th to sign up or answer any questions. 

Contact - Katie Turnquist