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Flu Kits!

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

The BVU community has been fortunate and has not seen a large amount of influenza on our campus, but Buena Vista County is experiencing widespread illness. Tips to reduce your risk of getting influenza: Get a flu shot annually, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home or in your room when you are sick, wash hands often to protect yourself from getting germs, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth which can be contaminated with germs. For general good health it is always recommended to eat right, sleep at least 8 hours each night, drink plenty of water, and keep stress to a minimum (remember the massage chair available for use in our office). If you become sick, Health Services has Flu Kits available for you in their office. You may contact them by phone, e-mail or stopping by their office located in the lower-level of the Fieldhouse L-25.
- Health Services & Wellness


Resident Assistant applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

Resident Assistant applications are now available. Do you want to be a leader? Do you want a rewarding experience? Do you want to make a difference? Then we want you! The Office of Residence Life is currently looking for student leaders who are interested in becoming an Resident Assistant for next year. Applications are available online at http://www.bvu.edu/reslife from now through the February 6th. If you have any questions please contact Luke Becker at beckerl@bvu.edu.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Rec House Closed January 24-25

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

The Recreation House will be closed Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25. The house will re-open on Monday, January 26 at 1 pm!
- Trevor Berneking


Phonathon seeks callers for spring campaign

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for its spring campaign, February 15-March 19. Work study is not required. Stop by the Come-and-Go Open House on Feb. 3 from 7-8:30 pm in Room 121 on the library third floor. Visit the phone room, meet a caller, have a snack, and enter to win a door prize. Interested students and returning callers are welcome. To apply for Phonathon or for more information, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) in the Alumni & Development Office.
- Barb Aiona


Live Health Iowa (LHI) 10 Week Wellness Challenge

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

What is the 10 Week Challenge? Over the course of 10 weeks, January 26th – April 3rd teams (2-10 people) track activity minutes and/or weight loss through the LHI website. This simple, affordable, web-based challenge provides Iowans an opportunity to improve their health while engaging in a fun, friendly competition. For just $20 participants receive: challenge t-shirt, one-year magazine subscription, chances to win amazing prizes such as bicycles, shoes, gift cards and a tropical cruise for two, weekly motivational e-mails, unlimited access to online recipes, workouts and health information, discount registration for statewide finale 5K events, LHI Access Card for health & wellness discounts across Iowa, and free registration for Winter and Summer Iowa Games Fitness Walks & ZUMBA. If interested in participating on the BVU Team please contact Health Services & Wellness at 712-749-1238 or healthservices@bvu.edu as we are already registered. Brochures are available or go to the website www.livehealthyiowa.org that explain everything! But HURRY… the competition starts this coming Monday January 26th.
- Health Services & Wellness


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

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


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

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


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

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


Broomball/Hockey Leagues

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 20, 2015

Do you enjoy being on the Lake!!! Well here is your opportunity to get out there and be active. During the month of February we will have Broomball and Hockey leagues available. The Broomball league will be played on Wednesday's (4, 11, 18, 25) and the Hockey league will be played on Thursday's (5, 12, 19, 26)! Games will be played from 7-10 pm on the lake. There are CoEd, Men's and Women's leagues available! Registration starts on Tuesday, January 20 and ends on February 3 for Broomball and February 4 for Hockey. Go to IMLeagues.com to sign your team up.
- Trevor Berneking


HiPSO Iron Beaver Challenge

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 18, 2015

The fourth annual HiPSO Iron Beaver Challenge will take place in February this year as a lead up to the fourth annual Triathlon competition in March. Complete the distances of an Iron Man (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) in the entire month of February and get entered in a drawing for quality prizes. Prizes last year included Oakley sunglasses, gift cards, dry-fit socks, etc. Sign up by emailing Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu. Any questions contact Matt Hanson at hansonm@bvu.edu or Katie Turnquist. There will be a binder by the printer at the front desk in the Fieldhouse to record your distances when it starts February 1st!
- Katie Turnquist


Rec House Closed for MLK Day

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

In honor of MLK Day on Monday, January 19 the Rec House will be closed. The house will re-open on Tuesday, January 20 at 1 pm. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Trevor Berneking


Willard Stief Memorial Award

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

Nomination forms for the Willard Stief Memorial Award are now available online. This award recognizes two students who have positively contributed to the community life in the residence halls and is based on leadership, commitment to residence hall life at BVU and scholarship. These outstanding leaders will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner April 25, 2015. Nominations can be submitted from faculty, staff, peers, student organizations or self-nominated. Applications are located here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/stief-award.dot and are due by noon on Friday, February 20, 2015.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

Jennifer Morad will begin on January 26th as Coordinator at our Ottumwa Site. Please join us in welcoming Jennifer to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

Patti Demers started as the Assistant Director of Financial Assistance on January 1, 2015. Patti previously served as the GPS Coordinator. Join us in congratulating Patti on her new position.
- Human Resources


University Holiday

Human Resources

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

The University will be closed on January 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Human Resources


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

Tuesday, January 20th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061.
- Emily Sauter


HiPSO Iron Beaver Challenge

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 14, 2015

The fourth annual HiPSO Iron Beaver Challenge will take place in February this year as a lead up to the fourth annual Triathlon competition in March. Complete the distances of an Iron Man (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) in the entire month of February and get entered in a drawing for quality prizes. Prizes last year included Oakley sunglasses, gift cards, dry-fit socks, etc. Sign up by emailing Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu. Any questions contact Matt Hanson at hansonm@bvu.edu or Katie Turnquist. There will be a binder by the printer at the front desk in the Fieldhouse to record your distances when it starts February 1st!
- Katie Turnquist


Are you looking for some work study hours?

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 14, 2015

Career & Personal Development is looking for work studies, specifically between the hours of 11:30am-1:00pm. If you are interested, please email careerservices@bvu.edu or call x2440.
- Emily Gallagher


Don't Stress About Resume Writing

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 13, 2015

Be ready to apply for the next job or internship opportunity that comes your way! Join the Career Development staff for a power half hour on resume writing in the Career Development Conference Room on Thursday, January 15 from 4:30 - 5:00pm. Whether you need tips on starting your resume or have questions about revising your current resume, attend this session to be eligible for a free gift.
- Emily Gallagher


Travel Notice

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 13, 2015

As students, faculty, and staff return from holiday and J-term travel or are entering the US for the first time to attend Buena Vista University it is important to contact the office of Health Services & Wellness if you have traveled to, or lived in, a country with widespread Ebola virus transmission. Those countries currently include Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. For more information on Ebola please see the Health Services web page https://www.bvu.edu/bv/health-services/
- Health Services & Wellness


Meditation In Motion Live!

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 13, 2015

Please take 10-15 minutes of your day on Wednesday, January 21, at 11:30 a.m. to watch the BVU Kung Fu Dancers perform in the Forum as they demonstrate the 18 movements of the oldest martial art in the world, chi kung from their interim class, Meditation in Motion.
- Michelle Kenkel


Winter Gear Ready for Use!

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 13, 2015

Ice skating rink is ready for use! Come down to the Rec House during hours of operation to check out skates, hockey and broomball equipment! We also have snow shoes and cross country skis for use! House Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 1-5 pm Wednesday - 4-9 pm Saturday & Sunday - 1-6 pm
- Trevor Berneking


Network and Server Maintenance on January 16th at 1 AM

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 13, 2015

On January 16th from 1 AM until 6 AM, Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Farewell Reception for Bridget Kurkowski

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Please mark your calendars for a Farewell Reception honoring Bridget Kurkowski, Director of Admissions, Wednesday, January 28th in Forum Room 5 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Please stop by to wish her well and thank her for her years of service.
- Deb Willer


BVU Art Professor exhibits at Iowa State University

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Buena Vista University Art Professor David Boelter will have new artwork on display at the Iowa State University Memorial Union Gallery in February. The exhibition, titled "Arbitrated Grounds" will open on February 12th and run until March 30th. The exhibition will include 22 new mixed-media artworks, some which can be seen on his website (www.davidboelter.com). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am – 11pm, Friday from 8am – 5pm and Sunday from 5 – 11pm.
- Art Department


Leader of the Year Award

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Nomination forms for BVU Student Leaders of the Year are now available online. Each year BVU seeks to recognize one female and one male leader who has significantly contributed to the quality of life on our campus. These outstanding leaders will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner April 25, 2015. Nominations can be submitted from faculty, staff, peers, student organizations or self-nominated. Applications are located here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/awards.dot and are due by noon on Friday, February 20, 2015.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Parent of the Year Award

General Announcements

Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Nomination forms are now available online for Parent(s) of the Year. Each year BVU recognizes outstanding parents. To nominate your parent(s) submit an essay explaining why your parent(s) are BVU’s best. Essays will be judged on creativity, content of story, and quality of composition. Maximum word count: 500 words. Recipient(s) will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner April 25, 2015. Applications are located here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/awards.dot and are due by noon on Friday, February 20, 2015.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte