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Network and Server Maintenance on March 6th at 1 AM

General Announcements

Posted March 2, 2015

On Friday, March 6th, from 1 AM to 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


EAP Resources Link

Human Resources

Posted March 2, 2015

The link to view the recording of the EAP open sessions that occurred on February 11 & 12 is on the Employee Homepage under "Employee Assistance Program". Please use your normal login credentials (BVU email, portal) to view the video. Thank you, Human Resources
- Human Resources


Employee Recognition - February

Human Resources

Posted March 2, 2015

Congratulations to the following employees who have been recognized by their peers as going above and beyond for February’s “Blue & Gold” Employee Recognition: Dixee Bartholomew-Feis, Brooke Garrison, Wind Goodfriend, Brandy Hoffert, Robbie Ludy, Matthew Packer, Jodi Phipps, Jamie Schoenherr, & Monica Welander. This month’s winner from the drawing is Jodi Phipps. Thank you to everyone nominated for going above and beyond and helping make BVU the great place that it is. March’s nominations will be due by March 27, 2015. Thank you, Human Resources
- Human Resources


AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available Starting June

General Announcements

Posted March 1, 2015

Graduating Seniors: Have you wanted to work in higher education, learn more about non-profits and serve? If so, check out the AmeriCorps VISTA position that is available! It's a 12 month position on campus working work a variety of projects and people. It comes with great benefits and an opportunity to serve the local community. Check out the position online here https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58814&fromSearch=true with questions please contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson. Applications are being reviewed as they come in.
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Senior Class Campaign Kicks Off on March 2

General Announcements

Posted March 1, 2015

The Senior Class Campaign entitled “Leave Your Mark”, kicks off on March 2. The campaign’s leadership team has chosen to update the recreational area behind the suites to include a patio, another grill and repairs to the sand volleyball court as the Class of 2015’s gift to the university. Seniors are encouraged to support this project or another BVU program of their choice. All gifts of $25 or more will be matched by Bernie Saggau, Class of 1949 and current BVU Trustee. Seniors who live on campus will be contacted soon by a fellow classmate to talk about the campaign. If you would like more information, go to the campaign website - bvu.edu/seniors15 or contact one of the 2015 Chairs: Natalie Bellairs, Stephanie Hayden, Greg Sibenaller, Krystal Schulte or Aaron Burns.
- Senior Campaign Chairs


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted March 1, 2015

The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 3/11/15 Intro to Cognos Report Training – Jane Besaw http://tinyurl.com/IntroToCognos 3/18/15 Fiscal Data Reporting – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf http://tinyurl.com/FiscalData 3/19/15 Outlook Calendar Training – Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/OutlookCalMarch19 3/25/15 Cognos Report Training  Report Studio – Jane Besaw http://tinyurl.com/ReportStudioCognos 4/15/15 Fiscal Processes – BeaverNET/PO/Req./CC – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf http://tinyurl.com/FiscalProcesses 4/16/15 Phone Training – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/April16Phone Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


AAUW BVU Celebrates International Women's Day

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 28, 2015

On Monday, March 9th at 7pm in Hansen 8, Buena Vista University's chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting a panel of students, staff, and faculty to commemorate and educate students on International Women's Day. The panel will be discussing the achievements and the challenges of women around the world. Panelists include: Rosalind Russell, Deni Peters, Mariana Ramirez, Nadia Ecyomuhendo, Karelle Nelly Irankunda, Christyn Abaray, Dr. Wind Goodfriend, and Dr. James Hampton. We hope to see you there!
- AAUW BVU


March Employee Milestones

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 27, 2015

We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as March marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Mandy Boothby; Janet Reinert; 15+ Years: Amy Jones; 20+ Years: Anna Schwint; 25+ Years: Nila Houska and Jim Barber.
- Human Resources


Iron Beaver Triathlon

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 27, 2015

HiPSO is hosting an Iron Beaver Indoor Triathlon in the Siebens Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 15th. Participants will be challenged to swim, bike, and run for a duration of time and the placement/awards of each group is determined by the distances achieved by the athlete during each time session. Participants may compete as an individual or a team of 3. Entry fees are required, which vary according to the group the participant competes in. The fieldhouse will be open at 7am and the start of the triathlon will start at 8am. Pre-registration is preferred because tshirts will be guaranteed for those who do. Register at www.bvu.edu/triathlon or email Matt Hanson at hansonm@bvu.edu for more details.
- HiPSO


Zumba & Yoga Classes!!

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 27, 2015

Team Wellness is providing ZUMBA from 6:30-7:30pm and YOGA from 7:30-8:15pm on Wednesday, March 11th in the Fieldhouse gym! This is a free event for the entire BVU Community. Come join us in 1 or both classes to get active and have fun with friends! You may email Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu if you have any questions.
- Team Wellness


Orientation Team Applications

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 27, 2015

Want to be a part of an AMAZING team? Orientation Team applications are now available in Student Affairs and are due back on Wednesday, March 11 by 5 PM. Apply to be part of this exciting team that helps new students with their transition to BVU during Orientation and Welcome Week! If you have any questions, please contact Justice Kempf, Michelle Eccher or Mark Shea.
- Michelle Eccher


You're invited to the Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 27, 2015

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Campaign kickoff anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wed., March 4, in Dows Conference Center. Stop by at a time that’s convenient for you. A short program will be given by co-chairs Bob Blodgett, Stacy Gibbs and Nancy Marshall at 2:15 and again at 3:15. Ice cream sundaes and fresh fruit will be served. Pick up your pledge form and enter to win a door prize. GPS employees will receive an email with instructions on how to view the kickoff via streaming. If you can’t attend, your pledge form will be sent to you in campus mail.
- Barb Aiona


Thank you

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 26, 2015

Thank you to Facilities Management for the Willow Tree Angel and flowers, thank you to the Faculty and staff of SSPR for the meals, thank you Dr and Patricia Hampton for the flowers, balloons and candy, thank you Craig and Sue Boyd for the meal, and thank you to all who have expressed care and concern for me after my accident and surgery. Thank you co-workers for covering for me while I was gone. It is great to be back to work and so heart warming to have such a great extended family. Thank you all Deb Sefcik
- Deb Sefcik


Student Payroll Cutoff Reminder

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 26, 2015

Monday, March 2nd 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


Orientation Team Applications

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 25, 2015

Want to be a part of an AWESOME team? Orientation Team applications are now available in Student Affairs and are due back on Wednesday, March 11 by 5 PM. Apply to be part of this exciting team that helps new students with their transition to BVU during Orientation and Welcome Week! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Eccher, Justice Kempf, or Mark Shea.
- Michelle Eccher


Admissions Processing Assistant

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 25, 2015

Buena Vista University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Admissions Processing Assistant. This position is responsible for data entry, report and mail generation, plus a variety of computing and general clerical tasks. The successful applicant must be detail orientated, well organized and posses a high school degree or equivalent. Prior data entry and bulk mail experience is preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways: Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712.749.1449 Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.
- Human Resources


Scholarly ACES Event: Social Entrepreneurship

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 25, 2015

This presentation provides a working definition of Social Entrepreneurship illustrated with numerous examples of social venture businesses ranging from profit to nonprofit, direct attendees to resources to better understand this emerging field and provide insight into emerging trends within this field. The presentation will also include an in class experiential learning activity to help attendees to engage and understand more about social entrepreneurship practices.
- Dr. Kihwan Kim


Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Backs)/Athletics Equipment Manager

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 25, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for an Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Backs) and Athletics Equipment Manager. The position will help plan, oversee, instruct, and implement the Defensive philosophy, goals, and strategies of the BVU Football program as determined by the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Recruit quality student-athletes that help the BVU Football program and fit the mission and objectives of Buena Vista University. In addition, the Athletics Equipment Manager oversees the laundering and storage of athletics apparel for all of our 19 varsity teams. Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field is preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


You're invited to the Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 24, 2015

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Campaign kickoff anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wed., March 4, in Dows Conference Center. Stop by at a time that’s convenient for you. A short program will be given by co-chairs Bob Blodgett, Stacy Gibbs and Nancy Marshall at 2:15 and again at 3:15. Ice cream sundaes and fresh fruit will be served. Pick up your pledge form and enter to win a door prize. GPS employees will receive an email with instructions on how to view the kickoff via streaming. If you can’t attend, your pledge form will be sent to you in campus mail.
- Barbara Aiona


ACES Events NOTICE!

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 24, 2015

Please remember that no refreshments are allowed in Anderson Auditorium or Schaller Chapel during ACES events. These are great facilities for us to hold events, please take care of them so they can be enjoyed both now and in the future. Thank you!
- Michelle Kenkel


Tele-Team Hiring

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 24, 2015

Tele-team is looking to hire student workers to call for the Admissions Office! As a member of Tele-team, you will be calling prospective students and talking with them about your experiences at BVU. Callers are required to work at least two nights a week (Monday-Thursday) from 3:30-6:30 or 5:30-8:30pm.) This can be your work study job or a non-work study job for you at $8.00 an hour. If you are interested please stop by the Admissions Office and pick up an application. Applications are due by March 6. If you have any questions, please email MaryJo Litwiller at litwillerm@bvu.edu.
- MaryJo Litwiller


Submit Service Hours via GivePulse

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 24, 2015

Do you know that nonprofits use volunteer hours to apply for grants? If you have volunteered and engaged in service, but don't know how and where to submit your hours, you can do so via givepulse.com (https://www.givepulse.com/group/4963-Buena-Vista- University ). It helps you and your favorite nonprofit keep track and manage hours more effectively and efficiently. Student MOVE also give out prizes for those who volunteer, but we need your hours to know who you are. Please feel free to contact Mai Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu if you have any questions.
- Mai Chee Yang


Announcement of the Residence Life Staff for the Next Academic Year

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 24, 2015

We are excited to announce the residence life staff for the next academic year (2015-2016). Please congratulate these individuals when you see them in the future. Grand and Liberty Halls: • Residence Hall Director Luke Becker • Community Coordinator Alec Sindelar • Grand Hall Resident Assistants- Colin Hansen, Kayla Lohse, Sarah Mackey, and Janice Timmerman • Liberty Hall Resident Assistants- Lizzie Kim, Ryan Mellot, Rachel Herrington, and Jacob Staudt Pierce and White Halls: • Residence Hall Director Liz LaPLanche • Community Coordinator Joe Hindman • Pierce and White Hall Resident Assistants- Shaylia Barber, Manda Clark, Luke Hastie, Jordan Jennings, Matt Schulz, Carlos Silva, Allie Mason, Katelyn Bohaty, Juanita Mondragon, Tanner Cook, Ekene John James, Jeremiah Ennen, Victor Espinoza, and Christian Morales The Suites: • Residence Hall Director Craig Wagner • Community Coordinator Bonnie Keller • Suites Resident Assistants- Tarynne Kinghorn, Blake Laursen, Carolyn McDermott, Charlie Webster, Josh Fortmann, Bailey Dean, Martina Smith, Paul Woizeschke, Rudy Pineda, and Jamie Rich
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Individual Counseling Sessions are available at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. The counseling sessions are; Wednesday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both sessions are located in Library Study Room #2. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) to register or to be put on a waiting list if all sessions are full.
- Human Resources


Scholars Day Showcase Registration

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

BVU Students- BVU's 11th annual Scholars Day will be held from 3:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. The registration form for Scholars Day is now available. Go to https://www.bvu.edu/showcase/ to submit your Scholars Day project. You will need to include a title for your presentation, an abstract (200 word maximum), and identify your faculty/staff sponsor. BE SURE YOUR FACULTY/STAFF SPONSOR HAS READ AND APPROVED YOUR ABSTRACT BEFORE YOU SUBMIT. Groups only need to submit once. As in the past, students have the option of completing verbal presentations and/or poster presentations. Submissions will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 (the day before Spring Break). Grants are available to assist with project costs. Help with design/using the provided templates is also available. For more information go to http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic- resources/scholars-day-showcase/index.dot. Contact Dr. Steven Mills, Mills@bvu.edu, with questions.
- Steven Mills


Phone Training Available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Information Services will be offering phone training sessions during the month of February. Topics will include conferencing, instant messaging, options to move your extension around with you, and voicemail features. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions. The training will be in ICN 7B on February 26th at 1 PM (http://tinyurl.com/BVUphone4). You may click the link following the date to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


The Tack ONLINE Survey

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Do you love The Tack ONLINE? Want to see something different? We'd love to hear from you! The Tack ONLINE is hosting an online survey until next Wednesday. Storm Lake campus students also qualify to enter into a raffle for a new iPad Mini 3! The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/tack.
- Tack Staff


Indoor Soccer League

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Ever wanted to play soccer when snow was on the ground! Well here is your chance as we will have an indoor soccer league in the fieldhouse during March. The league will be on Tuesday & Thursday evenings starting on March 10 with games going from 8-11 pm. There are coed, men's and women's leagues available! The minimum number of players per team is four and the maximum is six. You must have at least one male and one female on the court at all times for the coed league. BVU soccer players can play but only two players on a team. To sign up for the league go to IMLeagues.com! With more questions please contact Luke Becker (beckerl@bvu.edu) or Trevor Berneking (bernektingt@bvu.edu)!
- Trevor Berneking


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Tiffany Liska is now Student Enrollment Specialist/ Advisor- Mason City. Tiffany previously served as Admissions Counselor/ Recruiter- Mason City.
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Sylvia Reed's last day at BVU was February 17th. We wish Sylvia well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Suite applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Do you want to live in a suite next year? If so be sure to stop in the office for Student Affairs in order to pick up an application from the front desk. Applications are due back to the office for Student Affairs by February 27th.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Spam Blocking Upgrade

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

On Monday, February 23rd, from 5 PM until 9 PM Information Services will be upgrading to a new antispam solution. This is the service responsible for filtering out spam messages from your regular email. There could be a short period of time during this upgrade that messages to and from external email addresses may be delayed for up to ten minutes. After the upgrade is completed, emails that may be spam based on their content will be placed in your Junk Email folder in Outlook. Please visit https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/ITS/ITS_Information/Antispa m_Services.jnz for more information.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


Blast to the Past

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 22, 2015

Join the Grand/Liberty Res Life staff on Saturday, February 28th from 2-4pm in the Grand 1st floor lounge for our February program. Come and experience a blast to the past as we enjoy some of our favorite childhood snacks and play some of our favorite childhood games.
- Elizabeth Kim


Buenafication Day Group Sign Up

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 22, 2015

If you are apart of an organization, group, department or sports team and would like sign your group up to host a Buenafication Day service project, please contact the Office of Civic Engagement by February 27th.
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Dodgeball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

You have a week to sign up for the Dodgeball tournament which is going to be held on Sunday, March 1 in the fieldhouse from 7-10 pm. There is a 6 player minimum with a max of 10. Go to IMLeagues.com or to the Student Affairs office to sign up your team. With questions please contact Recreation Services by phone at 712-749-1450 or by email at bernekingt@bvu.edu or beckerl@bvu.edu!
- Trevor Berneking


First-Year Student Leaders...Apply to join AASB

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

AASB is accepting applications from first-year students. The goals of AASB include: enhancing awareness of BVU's history and traditions, encouraging lifelong connection with BVU and fostering pride within the BVU community. Among their many activities, AASB students host various spirit initiatives each year, including Buford photos at the Christmas Dinner and a Buenafication Day spirit contest. An application and/or further information should be requested from Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu or any of the current AASBers. See the student roster at: http://www.bvu.edu/alumni/alumni-association/aasb/members.dot. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 27. The AASB exec board will review all applications and select candidates for short interviews. Don't miss out - AASB provides many opportunities to network with alumni and friends of BVU!
- Amy Jones, AASB advisor


Assistant Director of Athletics

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the Assistant Director of Athletics. Responsibilities include assisting the Athletics Director in the planning, maintenance, and operations of the Department of Athletics. This position plans and schedules the athletics facilities, transportation and event management, assists with compliance and eligibility within the athletics department, supervises specific programs, manages the BVU Athletics Apparel Shop and serves as a liaison to other departments on campus as needed. Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s Degree preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Admissions Counselor/ Recruiter- Mason City/ Marshalltown

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

Buena Vista University has an opening for an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter at the Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) Offices in Mason City and/or Marshalltown. This position will represent the university at educational fairs, community colleges, and other conference and community events. Applicant must be dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for excellence. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. A Bachelor’s degree is required and 3 to 5 year of Admissions, sales and/or customer service experience preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Looking for Dancers

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

The Asian-American Pacific Islander Alliance is hosting an event called World Dance Festival on March 7, 2015 at 7:00pm in Anderson Auditorium. The focus of this event is to show different cultures through dance. If you are interested in dancing for this event please feel free to contact, Nou Yang at yangnou@bvu.edu or Carol Williams at WilliamsC@bvu.edu.
- Nou Yang


TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

Individual Counseling Sessions are available at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. The counseling sessions are; Wednesday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both sessions are located in Library Study Room #2. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
- Human Resources


Phone Training Available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

Information Services will be offering phone training sessions during the month of February. Topics will include conferencing, instant messaging, options to move your extension around with you, and voicemail features. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions. The training will be in ICN 7B on February 26th at 1 PM (http://tinyurl.com/BVUphone4). You may click the link following the date to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


Scholars Day Grants Available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

Grants are available for students who anticipate expenses in preparing presentations for 2015 Scholars Day. Students may apply for up to $200 per project to fund equipment, materials, fieldwork or other necessary expenses. Visit http://bvu.edu/scholars-day-grant/ for information and to download the application form. The remaining application DEADLINE for 2015 Scholars Day is Friday, FEBRUARY 27, 2015. Contact Steven Mills, mills@bvu.edu, with questions.
- Steven Mills


Scholars Day Showcase Registration

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

Scholars Day Showcase Registration BVU Students- BVU's 11th annual Scholars Day will be held from 3:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2014. The registration form for Scholars Day is now available. Go to https://www.bvu.edu/showcase/ to submit your Scholars Day project. You will need to include a title for your presentation, an abstract (200 word maximum), and identify your faculty/staff sponsor. BE SURE YOUR FACULTY/STAFF SPONSOR HAS READ AND APPROVED YOUR ABSTRACT BEFORE YOU SUBMIT. Groups only need to submit once. As in the past, students have the option of completing verbal presentations and/or poster presentations. Submissions will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2014 (the day before Spring Break). Grants are available to assist with project costs. Help with design/using the provided templates is also available. For more information go to http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic- resources/scholars-day-showcase/index.dot. Contact Dr. Steven Mills, Mills@bvu.edu, with questions.
- Steven Mills


Summer Employment

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

The Alumni & Development Office and the Office of the President will have summer positions available for our student staff. The work day hours will be 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday. We are looking for friendly, reliable individuals that are interested in working in a professional office setting. For more information on job responsibilities and the job application process, please email Jodi Phipps at phippsj@bvu.edu. Thank you ~ Jodi
- Jodi Phipps


BVMA Guitar Raffle

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

The Buena Vista Marketing Association is raffling off a custom Breedlove acoustic guitar during the month of February.  The guitar comes with a custom hard case with a cushioned interior. The cost of one raffle is $5 and the cost of five raffles is $20. Raffles will be sold outside the serve during lunch and dinner every Monday and Wednesday through February 25th.  The raffle winner will be drawn at our March 5th meeting.  If you would like to purchase or have any questions, you can contact Stephanie Hayden at haydste@bvu.edu. 
- Stephanie Hayden


Suite applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 2015

Do you want to live in a suite next year? If so be sure to stop in the office for Student Affairs in order to pick up an application from the front desk. Applications are due back to the office for Student Affairs by February 27th.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 19, 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


Spam Blocking Upgrade

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 18, 2015

On Monday, February 23rd, from 5 PM until 9 PM Information Services will be upgrading to a new antispam solution. This is the service responsible for filtering out spam messages from your regular email. There could be a short period of time during this upgrade that messages to and from external email addresses may be delayed for up to ten minutes. After the upgrade is completed, emails that may be spam based on their content will be placed in your Junk Email folder in Outlook. Please visit https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/ITS/ITS_Information/Antispa m_Services.jnz for more information.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


LOOKING FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT?

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 18, 2015

Facilities Management has positions available for student workers in the following areas: custodial, grounds, or maintenance for those who have building trade experience. We are also looking for a reliable individual that is personable and knowledgeable to assist with general office duties. Positions are limited, so please sign up early by e-mailing maintenance@bvu.edu.
- Keith Schmidt


School of Business Practice with the Pros

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 18, 2015

Business students, Our spring Practice with the Pros (Mock Interview) event is scheduled for March 31, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in the School of Business. All students hoping to receive academic credit for an internship during the summer or fall semester must complete a mock interview prior to beginning their internship. While you are only required to complete one interview during your time at BVU, you are welcome to participate in as many as you like. Here are the deadlines for participation: Registration (send email to careerservices@bvu.edu no later than March 2, 2015. Include your Name, Year in School, Major/Concentration) Resumes (due in the Office of Career and Personal Development by noon on March 17, 2015) Please contact Scott Anderson or Lori Berglund if you have questions. Thank you.
- Scott Anderson


Phone Training Available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 17, 2015

Information Services will be offering phone training sessions during the month of February. Topics will include conferencing, instant messaging, options to move your extension around with you, and voicemail features. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions. The training will be in ICN 7B on February 19th at 9 AM (http://tinyurl.com/BVUphone3) and February 26th at 1 PM (http://tinyurl.com/BVUphone4). You may click the link following the date to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


Lost and Found

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 17, 2015

If you are missing your winter coat,hat or gloves stop by the information desk I may have them for you.
- Lori Gamber


TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted Feb. 17, 2015

Individual Counseling Sessions are available at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. The counseling sessions are; Wednesday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both sessions are located in Library Study Room #2. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
- Human Resources


Submitting Service Hours via GivePulse

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

Do you know that nonprofits use volunteer hours to apply for grants? If you have volunteered and engaged in service, but don't know how and where to submit your hours, you can do so via givepulse.com (https://www.givepulse.com/group/4963-Buena-Vista- University ). It helps you and your favorite nonprofit to keep track and manage hours more effectively. Please feel free to contact Mai Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu if you have any questions.
- Mai Chee Yang


Student Leadership Conference - Opportunity for Funding

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

AAUW Storm Lake, a college/university partner with Buena Vista University, is offering a funding award to one female BVU student to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in May. NCCWSL is a student conference held annually in Washington D.C. It is co-sponsored by AAUW and NASPA, and they are anticipating over 1,000 attendees from across the country and around the world. The focus of this three day event is on student leadership, and sessions include gender equality, global issues, encouraging women in STEM, etc. There is also a career/graduate school fair, opportunities for networking, and free time to explore the city. The recipient of this award will receive up to $800 to attend the conference, which will cover registration, meals, lodging, and flights to and from Washington D.C. You can read more about this conference by visiting http://www.nccwsl.org/. The award application, including eligibility information, can be found on the AAUW Storm Lake website (http://stormlake-ia.aauw.net/). Funding for this opportunity is being provided by AAUW Storm Lake. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 20th at noon. Please contact Jennifer McNabb (mcnabb2@bvu.edu or ext. 2083) if you have any questions.
- Jennifer McNabb


Stine Endowment Funds Available for Science Students

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

If you are a BVU student majoring in one of the majors in the School of Science you are eligible to apply for a Stine Endowment Fellowship. This fellowship provides students with funding for exceptional academic and professional opportunities. Examples would include but are not limited to: supporting travel to or lodging at unique internship sites; carrying out research projects off campus; travel to meetings to present research; or other unique academic opportunities developed by you. This is a chance to dream big and express your intellectual excellence. To apply for Stine Endowment Science Fellowship students need a faculty sponsor from the School of Science and need to complete a brief application. The student can obtain this application from a School of Science faculty member or via Sue Vaudt in the School of Science Office (email: vaudts@bvu.edu). Completed applications for funding of summer and fall 2015 opportunities should be submitted by Friday 13 March 2015 to the Stine Endowment Committee, C/O Sue Vaudt in the School of Science office. Please direct any questions you have about this fellowship to the members of the Stine Endowment Committee, which includes James Hampton, Ben Donath, Brian Lenzmeier, Melanie Hauser and Jason Shepherd.
- Stine Endowment Committee


Conference Assistant Summer Job applications are now available!

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

Do you want a great opportunity to work and live on campus this upcoming summer? Do you want an opportunity to enhance your resume with skills you will learn regarding teamwork, organization, communication and customer service? Of course you do! The Office of Event Services is currently looking to build a summer staff to assist our 2015 Summer Conference Program. Applications are now available in the Office of Event Services from now until March 2. If you have any questions, please contact Jerilyn Ekstrom, Director of Event Services and Conference Coordinator at ekstromj@bvu.edu. Stop in as soon as you can-We are looking forward to meeting you!
- Jerilyn Ekstrom


President Moore at Student Senate

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

President Moore will be visiting Student Senate Thursday, February 19th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in Hansen 8. The President will be giving an update on the Prioritization process and will be available to answer related questions. This event is open to all members of the BVU student body.
- Dale Scully


Facilities Update

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

University Facilities Update Feb 16, 2015 Lage- A new switch control console is being replaced in the TV Production Studio in Lage. The old switch has failed, greatly reducing the capabilities of the TV studio. The new switch, which is scheduled to be installed by May 1, will greatly increase the video and live production capabilities of the studio. Installation of the new switch control console will also allow for the future transition from the current analog system to digital. Funding for this new equipment is from the mass media operating account and a deferred maintenance equipment account. Smith Hall and Constitution Hall - The shingled roof on Smith Hall and the roof ridge cap on Constitution Hall will be replaced later this spring or summer. The Constitution ridge has deteriorated to the point in which it will not provide waterproof protection much longer. By replacing only the ridge cap, the life expectancy of the roof can be extended several years. The Smith Hall roof received a great deal of wind damage this past year and several areas are beyond repair. These roofing projects are funded through the deferred maintenance account. 2014 Senior Class Project – The 2014 graduating class contributed to the development of a sidewalk and seating area north of the Center for Sculpture and Ceramics. The sidewalk was installed last fall. The benches, trash receptacle, and landscaping will be completed this spring. Funding for this area was from donations from the senior class and matching funds from Bernie Saggau, a BVU Trustee.
- Keith Schmidt


Willard Stief Memorial Award

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 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


Suite applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

Do you want to live in a suite next year? If so be sure to stop in the office for Student Affairs in order to pick up an application from the front desk. Applications are due back to the office for Student Affairs by February 27th.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


BVMA Guitar Raffle

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

The Buena Vista Marketing Association is raffling off a custom Breedlove acoustic guitar during the month of February.  The guitar comes with a custom hard case with a cushioned interior. The cost of one raffle is $5 and the cost of five raffles is $20. Raffles will be sold outside the serve during lunch and dinner every Monday and Wednesday through February 25th.  The raffle winner will be drawn at our March 5th meeting.  If you would like to purchase or have any questions, you can contact Stephanie Hayden at haydste@bvu.edu. 
- Stephanie Hayden


Buenafication Day on Facebook & Twitter

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

Buenafication Day is slowly approaching us! Follow it on Facebook www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest updates!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available Starting June

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

Graduating Seniors: Have you wanted to work in higher education, learn more about non-profits and serve? If so, check out the AmeriCorps VISTA position that is available! It's a 12 month position on campus working work a variety of projects and people. It comes with great benefits. Check out the position online here https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58814&fromSearch=true with questions please contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson. Applications are being reviewed as they come in.
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Meinhard & Ball Awards! Get your application in today!

General Announcements

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

The Neil Ball and Meinhard Service award applications are now available. These awards are designed to assist students with funding service opportunities such as AWOL, a service based internship or other unique ideas related to civic engagement. An application can be picked up in the GSLC. They are due February 18.
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson