BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Show4TheDough

Dec. 7, 2017

With the winner not present at last night's wrestling dual, the pot for the Show4TheDough has now reached $300 for Saturday's wrestling dual against St. Olaf at 4pm.  A student will be randomly drawn and then announced at some point during the dual, and if that individual is not present, the pot will grow to $350 for Saturday night's men's basketball game at 7:00 p.m. against UW-La Crosse.

A reminder that all students on campus are included in the drawing with one being randomly drawn at each home contest.  Let's fill the gym and give yourself a chance to win while supporting the Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Hosting Students Over Christmas Break

Dec. 7, 2017

Since the Residence Halls will be completely closed from noon on December 23 through noon on December 27 some of our International students may need a place to go. If faculty or staff are willing to host or have a place where students can stay, please notify Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu. Thank you for considering helping out our students in this way.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Airport Shuttle

Dec. 7, 2017

Friday is the last day to sign up for BVU's shuttle service to the Omaha Airport. We are planning on providing rides on Thureday, December 14 at 3:00 PM and Friday, December 15 at 8:00 AM. We also have return trips on January 3 and January 28. The cost is $15 each way. Pay at the Business Office and pick up forms from Student Affairs to reserve your spot. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you need more information.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Christmas Break Residence Hall Request

Dec. 6, 2017

The Residence Life Break Request page is now active through 5pm on Friday, December 8, 2017. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on Thursday, December 14th and will reopen at 12noon on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6pm on December 14th.

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

Faculty & Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 6, 2017

Josh and Carrie Merchant invite you to join them at their Christmas Party on December 15th from 3:00-5:00. Feel free to wear your most creative, unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas sweater! Please bring canned food items you wish to donate to those in need this holiday season. Food and drinks will be available, so come and join the fun!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Converse Farewell

Dec. 6, 2017

Please join President Merchant in bidding Ken Converse farewell at a reception on December 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm in the centennial room! Refreshments will be available. 

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Still looking for Quiz Bowl volunteers

Dec. 6, 2017

I am still looking for volunteers to help BVU with the hosting of our first annual high school quiz bowl tournament. The tournament, The BVU Free For All, is Saturday December 9.  It should run from 8:30 am until the mid-afternoon. Come test out your announcer voice as a question reader, channel your inner accountant as a scorekeeper or simply be a host with the most for our guests showcasing the best of BVU.

We have twelve teams currently registered and possibly 2 more. We will have over 75 students plus attending parents here on campus for the day. While the event did not originate from a recruiting perspective, it has evolved into an opportunity to interact with some high achieving high school students. Too many volunteers is not possible; even without a designated job, mingling with the students and parents who are waiting in between matches will be helpful. The admissions department has offered a lot of logistical support and a free lunch for teams (and volunteers, too). I think faculty and staff can showcase the academic strength and support the BVU can offer through simply being there.

I hope to get enough volunteers to make this a smoothly run tournament and show BVU in a great light to an academically focused audience. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated; question readers are a definite need. Thank you.   

Thom Bonagura | bonagura@bvu.edu

Thom Bonagura | bonagura@bvu.edu

Rec House Closed for Finals

Dec. 6, 2017

The Rec House will be closed starting on Monday, December 11-Thursday, December 14. We will reopen for J-Term. If you have any questions please email me at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST

Dec. 6, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST—MONDAY, December 11th

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11th for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes!  

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Dec. 5, 2017

Do you know a faculty member should be recognized for being an excellent teacher?  Someone who inspires students to achieve great things?  Someone who encourages and supports student success inside and outside the classroom?  If so, then please nominate this faculty member for the George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teachingusing the online nomination form:  https://www.bvu.edu/wythe-nominate/.  Please support your nomination by giving strong examples of why you want to nominate this person.  Nominations close Friday, February 9, 2018.

Robbie Ludy | Ludy@bvu.edu | Link

Feeling stressed with the anticipation of finals and last-minute projects? Need to relax to rejuvenate?

Dec. 5, 2017

Health Services & Wellness is the place to come! We have COLORING BOOKS, MASSAGE CHAIR and HOT GREEN TEA available for you!  Stop down anytime between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Monday-Friday to pick up a coloring book, have some tea or sit in the massage chair. Those wishing to use the massage chair can e-mail healthservices@bvu.edu , call 749-1238 or schedule appointments in the Health Services office.   Our office is located in the lower level of the Siebens Fieldhouse L25.  

 

Lorie Stanton | stanton5@alta-tec.net

Open Session

Dec. 5, 2017

Attention: Faculty and Staff 

There will be an open session for Managment/Marketing position candidate #2 on Monday, December 11th at 9:00 AM in the School of Business Conference Room.

The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Cumberland Research Award Submissions

Dec. 4, 2017

Through the generosity of alumnus Steven Smith, President and Dean of California Western School of Law, a special research competition award has been established. Named in honor of Dr. Bill Cumberland, Professor Emeritus of History, the award will go to the student who writes the best paper during each academic year.

The guidelines for the competition are as follows:

1. Ordinarily the paper should have been written as part of the regular academic work.

2. Papers may be nominated by faculty (e.g., best paper in a course) or submitted by a student. Seniors graduating in May are not eligible for this award.

3. Among the factors considered should be thoroughness of research, quality of writing, creativity, level of analysis, and originality of thought.

4. The award should be open to major creative efforts (creative writing, visual arts) if such efforts include or are accompanied by relevant writing involving a research effort, e.g., by an analysis of the artistic tradition or school from which the creative work springs.

Papers completed during Fall Semester, Interim or prior to the February 16 deadline in the spring may be considered. Papers completed after the deadline may be held over for next year’s competition. Faculty may wish to copy an excellent paper and return such for possible consideration.

Deadline for submissions is Friday February 16, 2018

The recipient of the award will be announced at the Student Recognition Banquet.

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES:

Dec. 4, 2017

Graduation Applications for Spring/Summer of 2018 graduates are due back to the Registrar’s Office by Friday, December 8th. If you feel you should have received and application but did not, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to graduate Spring/Summer 2018, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Class added for Spring 2018

Dec. 4, 2017

Enroll now for GENS-115, Atmosphere, Weather & Climate, MWF at 2:00 in ESSC-125, taught by Dr. Timothy Ehler.  Only 25 seats available! 

sue vaudt | vaudts@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

Dec. 4, 2017

This month’s Java w/ Josh will be held on December 13th from 9-10 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on: improving BVU's first impression for visitors. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by December 12. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

University Seminar Writing Contest Winners Announced

Dec. 3, 2017

Congratulations to Vadim Torgashov, Eric LaRue, and Kenneth Wexler, who are the winners of the inaugural University Seminar Writing Contest!

A panel of judges reviewed first-year student essays that creatively demonstrated insight and knowledge of the common reading, The Other Wes Moore. First place ($200) was awarded to Vadim Torgashov, second place ($100) was awarded to Eric LaRue, and third place ($50) was awarded to Kenneth Wexler.

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

University Seminar Writing Contest Winners Announced

Dec. 3, 2017

Congratulations to Vadim Torgashov, Eric LaRue, and Kenneth Wexler, who are the winners of the inaugural University Seminar Writing Contest!

A panel of judges reviewed first-year student essays that creatively demonstrated insight and knowledge of the common reading, The Other Wes Moore. First place ($200) was awarded to Vadim Torgashov, second place ($100) was awarded to Eric LaRue, and third place ($50) was awarded to Kenneth Wexler.

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

THANK YOU

Dec. 1, 2017

A 'Grateful Thank You' to the BVU Students, Staff, Faculty, Administration, the Many, Many Spouces and to the Sodexo Staff for a terrific night of celebration with the All-Campus Christmas Dinner. Thank You for such a great turnout to make the evening more special. Over 626 Students were served within a 20 minute time frame by the 85-plus Servers! A "Shout Out" to everyone who worked on tasks behind the scenes as well as to those who assisted with the entire program from beginning to end. It is our hope that this event continues to be a rich success and offers each of you a vivid snapshot of the traditions we build upon and celebrate together at Buena Vista University. Merry Christmas and Blessings to each of you!

The All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee: Ken Allen, Nate Blum, Lori Ohlson-Townsend, Megan Stewart, Morgan Walker, Amy Jones, Myckeal Rake, Angie DeMey, Merrin Guice, Mary Mello-Nee and Ken Meissner.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Class added for Spring 2018

Dec. 1, 2017

Class added for Spring 2018

Enroll now for GENS-115, Atmosphere, Weather & Climate, MWF at 2:00 in ESSC-125, taught by Dr. Timothy Ehler.  Only 25 seats available! 

sue vaudt | vaudts@bvu.edu

Open Session

Nov. 30, 2017

Attention Faculty/Staff:  There will be an open session for a Management/Marketing position candidate on Monday, December 4th at 3:30 PM in the School of Business Conference Room.

The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES

Nov. 30, 2017

Graduation Applications for Spring/Summer of 2018 graduates are due back to the Registrar’s Office by Friday, December 8th. If you feel you should have received and application but did not, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to graduate Spring/Summer 2018, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Attention: COMMUTER STUDENTS

Nov. 30, 2017

Commuter students interested in attaining an on campus locker, please stop in at Student Affairs with your student I.D. to sign out a locker for the semester free of charge.     

Student Affairs | mihaljevic@bvu.edu

United Coffee and Network Event with Career and Personal Development

Nov. 29, 2017

BVU Career and Personal Development will be hosting a United Coffee and Networking Event on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:30am.

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join and network with local businesses and community leaders to make connections for future internship and employment opportunities.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Career and Personal Development or email DavisK@bvu.edu.

Kristi Davis | DavisK@bvu.edu

Dr. Klee is re-releasing his classic Christmas CDs

Nov. 28, 2017

Dr. David Klee, professor of music at Buena Vista University, has been busy remixing his classic Christmas CDs of instrumental flute and voice. Two of the CDs feature Dr. Klee performing many classic Christmas songs complete with orchestral background. The third CD features both Dr. Klee on flute and his wife, Judi, singing several Christmas song arrangements again with complete orchestral background. The CDs would make great Christmas gifts! Or if you would like, you could simply listen to them to brighten up your Christmas holidays. If you would like a copy contact Dr. Klee at: klee@bvu.edu.

Dr. David klee | klee@bvu.edu

Christmas Break Residence Hall Request

Nov. 28, 2017

The Residence Life Break Request page is now active through 5pm on Friday, December 8, 2017. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on Thursday, December 14th and will reopen at 12noon on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6pm on December 14th. Any student approved to stay on campus over winter break will still be required to exit the residence halls from 12noon on Saturday, December 23rd until 12noon on Wednesday, December 27th as the residence halls are shut down so staff may observe the Christmas holiday. All student ID access cards will be shut off during this time frame.

As with all closed breaks, only students with University obligations, international status, or out of state students will be approved to stay on campus during closed breaks. Please understand that there is no food service available as Sodexo closes at 1:30pm on Thursday, December 14th and will not re-open until 5pm on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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

Christmas Stamps

Nov. 28, 2017

The mailroom has books of Christmas Stamps, limited supply on hand.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@nvu.edu

Class added for Spring 2018

Nov. 28, 2017

Enroll now for GENS-115, Atmosphere, Weather & Climate, MWF at 2:00 in ESSC-125, taught by Dr. Timothy Ehler.  Only 32 seats available! 

Sue Vaudt | vaudts@bvu.edu

Volunteers Needed for High School Quiz Bowl Tournament

Nov. 27, 2017

I am looking for volunteers to help BVU with the hosting of our first annual high school quiz bowl tournament. The tournament, The BVU Free For All, is Saturday December 9.  It should run from 8:30 am until the mid-afternoon. I am looking for people who will be question readers, scorekeepers and other tasks that will not occur to me until they are needed (it’s our first go at this).

We have eight teams currently registered and up to 8 more by email commits. Even at a half-positive outlook, we should have twelve high school teams (~75 players) and the attending parents here on campus for the day. While the event did not originate from a recruiting perspective, it has evolved into an opportunity to interact with some high achieving high school students. The admissions department has offered a lot of logistical support and a free lunch for teams (and volunteers, too). I think faculty and staff can showcase the academic strength and support the BVU can offer through simply being there. Reading questions, small interactions between rounds and answering possible questions from inquisitive parents creates a significant impression. Our own BVU quiz bowl team all remember the very personable question reader from the tournament we attended.

I hope to get enough volunteers to make this a smoothly run tournament and show BVU in a great light to an academically focused audience. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated; question readers are a definite need. Thank you.   

Thom Bonagura | bonagura@bvu.edu

APO Christmas-Grams are BACK!

Nov. 27, 2017

APO is selling Christmas-grams outside the servery at lunch starting November 27th. Delivery is December 11th(Monday of finals week). Each Christmas-gram comes with two cookies, a personalized note, and a candy-cane. You can purchase one Christmas-gram for $3 or 2 for $5. Cash and credit accepted. 

Alyssa Kragelund | kragaly@bvu.edu

Shuttle to Omaha Airport

Nov. 27, 2017

Looking for a ride to the Omaha Airport after break? We are offering a shuttle on Friday, Decmeber 15 at 8:00 AM. The cost is only $15. We may be offering a second shuttle on Thursday, December 14 in the evening if there is enough interest. We also have shuttles picking up studetns at the Omaha Airport on Wednesday, January 3 and Sunday, January 28 at 5:00 PM. Please email Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu or stop down to Student Affairs to get more information or to let him know you are interested.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Little Free Pantry

Nov. 27, 2017

BVU now has two Little Free Pantires! The pantries are available 24/7. They are located on college and Iowa St and the other on Vestal and 9th. These pantries are currently accepting dry goods only for the winter months-“Take what you need, give what you can”

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

Not Living On-Campus Next Semester?

Nov. 27, 2017

Residents who are not planning on returning to the residence halls for either Interim or Spring 2018, please fill out the form below and provide the information requested by Friday, December 1, 2017. Understand that this form is not an official exit from the university nor does it replace exit/withdrawal paperwork. If you are planning to not attend BVU in the spring semester you will still need to contact Mark Shea, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Success, at sheam@bvu.edu to make an appointment for an exit meeting.

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

Room Change Opportunities

Nov. 27, 2017

Room Change Applications are due to the Office for Student Affairs by Friday, December 1st at 5pm. Please obtain all of the necessary signatures and submit a printed copy to our office. Thank you!

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Open Session

Nov. 27, 2017

Please join us for an Open Session for our candidate for Coordinator of Student Activities on Tuesday, November 28 from 11-11:30am in Forum 2. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. The candidates resume can be found on Beavernet.

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

Not Living On-Campus Next Semester?

Nov. 25, 2017

Residents who are not returning to the residence halls for either Interim or Spring 2018, must follow the link below to complete an Intent to Vacate form. Reasons for not returning could include graduation, withdrawal, transferring, etc. Please provide the information requested by Friday, December 1, 2017.

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

Open Sessions

Nov. 21, 2017

Attention Faculty/Staff: Open sessions for the English Composition candidates are as follows:

Candidate #1- November 27th  at 2:30pm in DE 216

Candidate #2- December 1st at 2:30pm in DE 216

Candidate #3- December 4th  at 2:30pm in DE 216

The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services- Open Session Candidates). Evaluation forms are available on BeaverNET and in the open session. 

Sam Morehouse | Morehouses@bvu.edu

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Nov. 21, 2017

Title: Faculty/Staff: Open Sessions- FT Director Prof School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Masters Program

Attention Faculty/Staff: Open sessions for the full-time Director Prof School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Masters Program

candidates are as follows:

Candidate #2- Nov 27th at 1:00-2:00 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #3- Nov 28th at 9:00-10:00 am in Smith 204

The candidate's resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates). Evaluation feed back forms are available on BeaverNET and in the open session. Link to Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Announcing New Testing in Health Services & Wellness!

Nov. 21, 2017

FREE testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea will now be available in the Office of Health Services & Wellness beginning Monday, November 27.  This is a FREE test for college students and by appointment only. Testing will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Students can call 712-749-1238 or email healthservices@bvu.edu to schedule an appointment.  All testing is done confidentially.  Health Services & Wellness is located in the Siebens Fieldhouse Lower level (L25) adjacent to the swimming pool.

Campus Nurses | healthservices@bvu.edu

Rec House Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 20, 2017

The Red House will be closed starting on Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26. We will re open on Monday, November 27 at 1 pm. Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with any questions. 

Thanks

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Show for the Dough

Nov. 20, 2017

The pot has grown to $100 with no winner present this past Saturday.  The next opportunity to win is this Saturday, November 25 when the men's basketball team hosts Greenville at 2:00 p.m.  All students on campus are eligible to win but you must be present at the game at the time that the winner is announced to claim the pot.  The winner is randomly drawn and randomly announced so be sure to arrive before tip-off.  The pot grows by $50 for each game there is no winner. Come on out to support the Beavers and for a chance to win some dough! Go Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

iDoART on Campus

Nov. 20, 2017

The BVU Art and Design Department will be hosting iDoART Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21.   There will be 110 high school students from 10 schools visiting on Monday and 138 high school students visiting on Tuesday.  Welcome to Campus!!

Mary Mello-Nee | mellonee@bvu.edu

Interviews on Cyber Bullying

Nov. 20, 2017

I am doing a podcast on cyber-bullying for a media law project for First Amendment week. If you are a BVU student, have had experience with cyber-bullying or know someone who has, and if you feel comfortable talking about, please contact me as soon as possible so we can set up a time. I will have a consent form for you to sign.

Jacob Amhof | amhojac@bvu.edu

We Value Your Opinion!

Nov. 17, 2017

We End Violence Survey

If you attended or watched any of the three presentations on November 2, 2017 by Jeff Bucholtz from We End Violence PLEASE follow the appropriate link to a short survey.  This information will help with future programming in the future!  Thank you.

We End Violence STUDENT Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTW5HTN

We End Violence FACULTY AND STAFF Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6RY2HCM

Student Affairs | laursent@bvu.edu

Fight the Flu Booth

Nov. 17, 2017

Date: Tuesday, 11/28/2017 Time: 11am-1pm Location: Siebens Forum Hallway.

A chance to WIN a set of towels or Stay Healthy Gift Bags while learning ways to fight the flu. We will be handing out FREE "Fight the Flu" kits. FREE FLU SHOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS BOOTH FOR STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF / DEPENDENTS 18 YEARS AND OLDER. Hope to see you there!!

Health Services | healthservices@bvu.edu

Open Sessions for Faculty & Staff

Nov. 17, 2017

Title: Faculty/Staff: Open Sessions- FT Director Prof School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Masters Program

Attention Faculty/Staff: Open sessions for the full-time Director Prof School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Masters Program

candidates are as follows:

Candidate #1- Nov 20th at 3:15-4:15 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #2- Nov 27th at 1:00-2:00 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #3- Nov 28th at 9:00-10:00 am in Smith 204

The candidate's resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates). Evaluation feed back forms are available on BeaverNET and in the open session.

Link to Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Nov. 17, 2017

Do you know a faculty member should be recognized for being an excellent teacher?  Someone who inspires students to achieve great things?  Someone who encourages and supports student success inside and outside the classroom?  If so, then please nominate this faculty member for the George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teachingusing the online nomination form:  https://www.bvu.edu/wythe-nominate/.  Please support your nomination by giving strong examples of why you want to nominate this person.  Nominations close Friday, February 9, 2018.

Robbie Ludy | Ludy@bvu.edu | Link

BVU JAZZ BAND AND JAZZ COMBO CONCERT!

Nov. 16, 2017

The BVU jazz band and jazz combo, under the direction of Dr. David Klee, along with Dalton Walker as the MC, will present their fall concert on Tuesday, November 21st, in Anderson auditorium at 7:30PM. A variety of music will be featured. Come support your fellow jazzers!! It is free and open to the public.

Dr. David Klee | klee@bvu.edu

Dinner with an Optometrist: Dr. Megan Sullivan

Nov. 16, 2017

Are you considering a career in the health professions?  If so, please come to an informal (and free) pizza dinner with Optometrist Dr. Megan Sullivan from 6:00 – 7:15 on Tuesday 28 November 2017.  Dr. Sullivan is a BVU graduate who will share her insights into being successful in professional school, Optometry as a profession, and balancing a challenging and rewarding professional career with raising a family.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 16, 2017

The BVU Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We'll be open from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight on Sunday, November 26 for your studying convenience.  Our regular schedule will resume on Monday, November 27.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Announcing New Testing in Health Services & Wellness!

Nov. 16, 2017

FREE testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea will now be available in the Office of Health Services & Wellness beginning Monday, November 27.  This is a FREE test for college students and by appointment only. Testing will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Students can call 712-749-1238 or email healthservices@bvu.edu to schedule an appointment.  All testing is done confidentially.  Health Services & Wellness is located in the Siebens Fieldhouse Lower level (L25) adjacent to the swimming pool.

 

Campus Nurses | healthservices@bvu.edu

Life Serve Blood Drive Sign-up

Nov. 16, 2017

Want to do something amazing today? Want the chance to win a FREE Pizza Ranch buffet?  All it takes is to sign up to donate blood at the LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up Booth on Monday, November 20 from 11 a.m- 1 p.m. Students who sign up will be put into a drawing and 1 lucky winner will be chosen!

The blood drive will be on Monday, November 27 at Tuesday November 28 from 10:00-2:30 p.m. Be amazing today, save a life and have a chance to win a free meal!

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Thank you to the Student Organizations that volunteered their time for Storm Lake United

Nov. 16, 2017

Storm Lake United would like to thank all the student organizations that volunteered their time to help make Chills and Thrills -Trick-or-Treat in Storm Lake on October 28, 2017 a huge success!  Everyone did a nice job with the children and had many great ideas and  activities. 

Kim Wendel

Marketing and Activities Director

Storm Lake United

119 W. 6th St

Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

712-732-3780

kim@stormlakeunited.com

www.visitstormlake.com

Kim Wendel | kim@stormlakeunited.com | Link

ResLife Survey: Tell Us How We Are Doing

Nov. 16, 2017

Residents - check your email for a link to take the ResLife Survey from November 13th-30th. Share your thoughts and let us know how we can improve and make your living experience better. Everyone who fills it out will have a chance to win 1 of 8 $25 Amazon gift cards! Also, the wing with the most responses will get a pizza party! If you complete the survey and screen shot the "Thank You" page, take it your residence hall office to receive a candy bag.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Sodexo Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 16, 2017

The Servery will close for Thanksgiving Break at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 22nd and will re-open at 5pm on Sunday, November 26th. Residence halls will remain open and residents can stay on campus without requesting permission.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Not Living On-Campus Next Semester?

Nov. 16, 2017

Residents who are not returning to the residence halls for either Interim or Spring 2018, must follow the link below to complete an Intent to Vacate form. Reasons for not returning could include graduation, withdrawal, transferring, etc. Please provide the information requested by Friday, December 1, 2017.

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

Show for the Dough

Nov. 16, 2017

Congratulations to Baily Wiltgen, who was in attendance at last night's women's basketball game to claim the $150 pot in the Show for the Dough promotion!  The pot now goes back to $50 for this Saturday's 4pm men's game against UW-Stevens Point.  The winner will be announced randomly at Saturday's game, so all students are encouraged to attend from the opening tip-off.  If the announced winner does not report in one minute of being announced, the pot will grow to $100 for next Saturday's men's game.

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

All-Campus Christmas Dinner

Nov. 15, 2017

A Reminder for All Staff, Faculty and Administration: Please contact Deb Willer if you are able to help serve at this year's All-Campus Dinner set for Thursday, Nov. 30th.

All Students: Please Sign-up for the All-Campus Christmas Dinner with your Resident Assistant by Tuesday, Nov. 21 in order for Sodexo to have your special meal prepared (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options will be available as well)!

Commuters: Please Sign up in the Office of Student Affairs!

Thank you! and Hope to see you there!

Kenneth Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Chapel

Nov. 15, 2017

Please join us for Chapel today, at 11 am, as Jenny Schildroth will share about her recent mission outreach to Haiti. We hope to see you there as we gather in Schaller Memorial Chapel. Thank you!

Kenneth Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

A/P Cut-off date for Invoices

Nov. 15, 2017

The cut-off date for invoices to be paid next week is noon on Monday, November 20, 2017.  Please have all invoices in by this time.  Any invoices received after the cut off will not be paid until the following week.  Accounts Payable checks will be ran on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the business office.

Karen Halder | halderk@bvu.edu

Christmas Cards

Nov. 15, 2017

UMC has designed a Christmas card that can be ordered by campus departments.  Please click on the link below and provide your department name, your name, the account number you would like the cards charged to and the number of cards you would like to order.  A preview of the card and the message on the inside can be seen on the form.  http://bvu.edu/christmascard

Please contact UMC x2120 if you have any questions. Your order must be placed by Monday, November 20 and late orders will not be accepted.

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Nov. 15, 2017

Monday Nov 20, 2017 3:15-4:15 pm Smith 204

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Director Professional School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Master Program position in Graduate Program on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 3:15pm -4:15 pm in Smith 204. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Tobacco is Wacko

Nov. 14, 2017

Team Wellness will be hosting a booth outside of the serve on Thursday, November 16th, from 11AM to 1PM. This booth will provide information about tobacco use as well as different altenatives. We will also be providing samples of "Beaver Chew". Please stop by if you are interested! 

Hailey Dollen | dollhai@bvu.edu

LifeServe Blood Drive Sign up

Nov. 14, 2017

Want to do something amazing today? Want the chance towin a FREE Pizza Ranch buffet?  All it takes is to sign up to donate blood at the LifeServe Blood Bank Sign-up Booth on Monday, November 20 from 11 a.m- 1 p.m. Students who sign up will be put into a drawing and 1 lucky winner will be chosen!

The blood drive will be on Monday, November 27 at Tuesday November 28 from 10:00-2:30 p.m. Be amazing today, save a life and have a chance to win a free meal!

 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Dinner with an Optometrist: Dr. Megan Sullivan

Nov. 14, 2017

Are you considering a career in the health professions?  If so, please come to an informal (and free) pizza dinner with Optometrist Dr. Megan Sullivan from 6:00 – 7:15 on Tuesday 28 November 2017.  Dr. Sullivan is a BVU graduate who will share her insights into being successful in professional school, Optometry as a profession, and balancing a challenging and rewarding professional career with raising a family.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Lenzmeier@bvu.edu

ALPS Paintball

Nov. 13, 2017

ALPS is taking a trip to ICU paintball in Des Moines on DEC 1. we will be leaving at 2:00 to go have some paint ball FUN! The trip will cost $15, if you wish to go on the trip with is you can pay at the business office! 

Tyler Prescott | prestyl@bvu.edu

Wythe Nominations are Open!

Nov. 13, 2017

Do you know a faculty member should be recognized for being an excellent teacher?  Someone who inspires students to achieve great things?  Someone who encourages and supports student success inside and outside the classroom?  If so, then please nominate this faculty member for the George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching using the online nomination form:  https://www.bvu.edu/wythe-nominate/.  Please support your nomination by giving strong examples of why you want to nominate this person.  Nominations close Friday, February 9, 2018.

Robbie Ludy | Ludy@bvu.edu | Link

Resident Advisor Information Sessions

Nov. 13, 2017

Residence Life is in need of students to become peer advisors and mentors in our residence halls. If you are interested in being a part of the fun and rewarding team of Resident Advisors we have on campus, please attend one of the following information sessions to learn more! These information sessions are required for anyone who would like to become an RA either in the Spring 2018 semester or the 2018-2019 academic year. You can also check out more information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/184994782051478/

               Thurs. Nov. 16th in Briscoe 1 from 1:30-2:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

Fri. Nov. 17th in the Skybox from 1:30-2:00 pm or 3:30-4:00 pm

Mon. Nov. 20th in the Liberty 1st Floor TV Lounge from 2:30-3:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

Tues. Nov. 21st in the Grand 1st Floor TV Lounge from 1:30-2:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

Portia Gresham | greshamp@bvu.edu

ATTENTION SPRING/SUMMER 2018 GRADUATES:

Nov. 13, 2017

On Monday, November 6, graduation applications were emailed to all students who have indicated that they intend to graduate Spring/Summer of 2018. Those applications are due back to the Registrar’s Office on, Friday, December 8. If you feel you should have received and application but did not, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to graduate Spring/Summer 2018, please email regoffice@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Veteran's Day Appreciation

Nov. 13, 2017

In celebration of Veterans Day on Saturday, all BVU faculty, staff, and student military veterans are invited to enjoy a beverage of their choice at Common Grounds today. The beverage is on us, in honor and celebration of their role in serving and protecting our country. We appreciate your service!

A special thank you to Human Resources and Student Senate for co-sponsoring this event. 

Dale Scully | scullyd@bvu.edu

Needing some cash for the Holidays?

Nov. 10, 2017

With Christmas slowly approaching do you find yourself strapped for cash? The Admissions Office has institutional and federal work study office and Tele-Team  openings to help put more money in your bank account. If you are an outgoing and  motivated individual who would enjoy helping the admissions counselors with miscellaneous tasks, then we have a work study position for you.  If you would rather talk on the phone and help recruit prospective students then Tele- Team would be a great fit for you. For more details please contact Jordan Kane at kanej@bvu.edu.

Jordan Kane | kanej@bvu.edu

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Nov. 10, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Monday Nov 20, 2017 3:15-4:15 pm Smith 204

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Director Professional School Counseling & Mental Health Counciling Master Program position in Graduate Program on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 3:15pm -4:15 pm in Smith 204. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Data Analytics and Society', honors class, Spring 2018

Nov. 9, 2017

Data Analytics and Society honors class (HONR 221) will be offered in Spring 2018. The class focuses on advances in Data Science and Predictive Analytics with covering applications in family and personal life, marketing, financial risk and insurance, healthcare, and others. A particular focus will be given to discussing ethical and societal aspects of the applications, such as the place of ethnicity and religion in predictive models, terrorism, and crime prevention.

To get more information on Data Science and Analytics follow the DS program on Twitter or Facebook: @bvudata

Anton Bezuglov | bezuglov@bvu.edu | Link

Want to win $100?

Nov. 9, 2017

We would very much like to know what you think of your dining program. To gather your very important feedback, we have created a short customer satisfaction survey.

Take our short survey and be entered to win one of two $100 gift cards!

The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete and the survey link will be open through 11/18/2017. To participate in this online survey, please click on the link: http://tinyurl.com/y8n9kn6m

Thank you, in advance, for your participation and valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you!

Meagan Stuart | catering@bvu.edu

Christmas Cards

Nov. 9, 2017

UMC has designed a Christmas card that can be ordered by campus departments.  Please click on the link below and provide your department name, your name, the account number you would like the cards charged to and the number of cards you would like to order.  A preview of the card and the message on the inside can be seen on the form.  http://bvu.edu/christmascard

Please contact UMC x2120 if you have any questions. Your order must be placed by Monday, November 20 and late orders will not be accepted.

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

Not Living On-Campus Next Semester?

Nov. 9, 2017

Residents who are not returning to the residence halls for either Interim or Spring 2018, must follow the link below to complete an Intent to Vacate form. Reasons for not returning could include graduation, withdrawal, transferring, etc. Please provide the information requested by Friday, December 1, 2017.

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

Sodexo Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 9, 2017

The Servery will close for Thanksgiving Break at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 22nd and will re-open at 5pm on Sunday, November 26th. Residence halls will remain open and residents can stay on campus without requesting permission.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

ResLife Survey: Tell Us How We Are Doing

Nov. 9, 2017

Residents - check your email for a link to take the ResLife Survey from November 13th-30th. Share your thoughts and let us know how we can improve and make your living experience better. Everyone who fills it out will have a chance to win 1 of 8 $25 Amazon gift cards! Also, the wing with the most responses will get a pizza party! If you complete the survey and screen shot the "Thank You" page, take it your residence hall office to receive a candy bag.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE!

Nov. 8, 2017

Health Services & Wellness would like to remind everyone that we still have FREE flu vaccine available.    Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of influenza or spreading influenza to others should consider the seasonal flu vaccine! Call Health Services & Wellness 1238  to schedule a time to receive the vaccine. 

Tami Laursen | healthservices@bvu.edu