BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Staffing for the Iowa State Fair

June 18, 2018

We are seeking full-timeemployees willing to staff our Iowa State Fair booth August 9-19. Two persons are desired for each day and must be Storm Lake or OSG salaried employees. Shifts are 9AM-9PM and individuals must commit to be present the entire time. Selected individuals are expected to travel to the site the morning of their appointed day. If traveling from Storm Lake, a fleet car will likely be used. Hotel rooms will be secured for those not wishing to travel home after their shift. A per diem of $X will be provided for concessions.

Those working will be expected to take materials to our booth, keep the booth presentable, hand out predetermined items to booth visitors, positively engage with visitors to our booth and transfer requested items and information to those staffing the booth the following day. Other than brief restroom and meal breaks, those working are expected to remain within the confines of the booth for the entirety of the shift. Plan to wear BV apparel that can be provided if you don’t own such.

Please go to this link to request consideration for your desired day(s) of work: https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Employee_Services/Resources.jnz?portlet=Jenzabar_Contained_Form

You must be logged into Beavernet to have access to the link above. A schedule will be created as soon as possible. Further information will be provided to those chosen to work. Please contact Mike Frantz with any questions.

Mike Frantz | frantzm@bvu.edu

DotCMS Content Freeze Advisory

June 18, 2018

From June 18 until (approx) July 13, we’re advising dotCMS content editors to avoid making updates to the website, unless there is a strong need. During this time we’ll be migrating content from DotCMS to Drupal. If you do have a strong need to update content, that’s okay, you’ll simply need to keep track of your changes and then add them again after the “all clear” is given at or around July 13. Please contact me with any questions!

Josh Weitzel | weitzelj@bvu.edu

Coffee Shop Menu 6-11 to 6-15

June 7, 2018

Coffee Shop Hot Food Menu

Monday May 11th

$4.50 Bacon Egg Cheese Croissant w/Small Brew Coffee or Tea

$7.50 Goulash, Garlic Stick, Vegetable  w/Med Lemonade or Tea

 

Tuesday May 12th

$4.50 Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit w/Small Brew Coffee or Tea

$7.50 BBQ Pork Sandwich, Chips, Mac Salad w/Med Lemonade or Tea

 

Wednesday 13th

$4.50 Biscuit & Sausage Gravy  w/Small Brew Coffee or Tea

$7.50 Hot Beef Sandwich Mashed Potato, Vegetable w/Med Lemonade or Tea

 

Thursday 14th

$4.50Breakfast Burrito w/Small Brew Coffee or Tea

$7.50 Beef Nacho Plate Tortilla Chips with Beef Taco Meat, Refried Beans, Diced Onion, Diced  Tomato, Sour Cream, Nacho Cheese Sauce  w/Med Lemonade or Tea

 

Friday 15th

$4.50 Ham Egg Cheese Muffin w/Small Brew Coffee or Tea

$7.50 Seared Chicken Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans w/Med Lemonade or Tea

Nathan Blum | blumn@bvu.edu

4th of July Parade of Nations

May 31, 2018

The STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR team invites you to participate in Storm Lake's 4th of July Parade of Nations. Show your pride in being part of our beautiful and richly diverse community. Traditional dress, music, dance--show us your heritage!

Contact salud.of.stormlake@gmail.com or Stephanie Wilhelm @ steph@bvu.edu for more information or an entry form!

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

May 30, 2018

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Whitecaps baseball home games for the dates and times below. They are also looking for volunteers starting June 17 at their duplex build. If interested or for more information, contact Sarah Callihan at callihans@bvu.edu.

Baseball game dates and times

June 9th 7:05 PM

June 10th 4:00 PM

June 17th 4:00 PM

June 22nd 7:05 PM

June 23rd 7:05 PM

June 27th 6:35 PM

June 29th 7:05 PM

July 4th 6:35 PM

July 6th 7:05 PM

July 8th 4:00 PM

July 13th 7:05 PM

July 15th 4:00 PM

July 18th 6:35 PM

July 21st 7:05 PM 

July 25th 7:05 PM 

July 27th 7:05 PM

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Scully Farewell

May 30, 2018

Please join us for a farewell celebration in honor of Dale Scully on June 12 from 2:30-4 in the Art Gallery.

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Summer Rec House Hours (Starting June 4)

May 29, 2018

Starting Monday, June 4 the Rec House will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-9 pm and will be open from 12-7 pm Satruday and Sunday. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

4th of July Parade of Nations

May 29, 2018

The STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR team invites you to participate in Storm Lake's 4th of July Parade of Nations. Show your pride in being part of our beautiful and richly diverse community. Traditional dress, music, dance--show us your heritage!

Contact salud.of.stormlake@gmail.com or Stephanie Wilhelm @ steph@bvu.edu for more information or an entry form!

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Walk with BVU in the July 4 Parade

May 29, 2018

BVU invites alumni, students, faculty, staff & their families to take part in Storm Lake's Star Spangled Spectacular Parade on July 4. March in the parade to show your BVU & American pride! If you will join us, please register at bvu.edu/july4. All who register before June 20 will receive a BVU "4th of July" t-shirt to wear in the parade!

Amy Jones | jonesa@bvu.edu

Leading the Way Conversation

May 27, 2018

Leading The Way: A Living Room Conversation on a New Approach to American Immigration.  Bibles, Badges and Business (National Immigration Forum) invites you to a dynamic conversation of local city, faith, business, law enforcement and academic leaders discussing the state of immigration in America.   Kings Pointe, Wednesday, June 6th, 7--9 p.m.

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Congratulations to Faculty and Staff of the Year nominees

May 23, 2018

As the year comes to an end for us students, it is important to recognize those that have made the greatest impact on our lives. Every year, Student Senate and the student body vote for the faculty and staff of the year. Today, we would like to recognize the amazing people who were voted as finalists for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The finalists for staff of the year are: Ms. Donna Musel (Muscle), Director of Academic Excellence, Mr. Dale Scully, Vice President of Student Affairs/ Dean of Students, Mr. Mark Shea, Director of Student Success and Assistant Dean of Students, and Mr. Ryder Weischedel (Why-shy-dull), Director of Athletic Performance.

The finalists for faculty of the year are: Dr. Thomas Bonagura, Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Bethany Larson, Professor of Theatre, Ms. Miranda Pollock, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, and Dr. Shawn Stone, Professor of Physics/Computer Science and Interim Dean of School of Science.

Please congratulate these wonderful members of our community as you depart for the summer!

Rosie Russell | Russros@bvu.edu

Claiborne appointed Interim Dean of Communication and Arts

May 23, 2018

Jamii Claiborne has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Communication and Arts for the 2018-2019 academic year.  She will also continue to serve as the Director of Assessment.  Congratulations, Jamii, on your new appointment.

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

Gibbs appointed interim OSG Dean

May 23, 2018

Stacy Gibbs has been appointed Interim OSG Dean.  She will serve in that role until the full time OSG leader position has been hired.  Congratulations, Stacy, on your appointment.

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

Stone serving as interim School of Science Dean

May 23, 2018

Dr. Shawn Stone has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Science for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year, as well as interim dean for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Congratulations, Shawn, on your appointment.

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

Don't Forget to forward your mail!

May 23, 2018

Stop in the mailroom to fill out a forwarding mail form so you mail will not be returned to sender over the summer. Any questions please call 749-2360

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Mailroom new Location

May 23, 2018

The new Location for the Mailroom will be in the SSA building in the digital design room. We will moving over to the new location on Friday, May 25 and up and running on Tuesday, May 29th. Any questions please call 749-2360.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Clean out Your Mailbox

May 23, 2018

Please check your mailbox for mail because the mailroom will be cleaning them out on Thrusday, May 24. All mail will be forward if there is a Forwarding order on hand in the mail room. Any questions contact the mailroom at 712-749-2360

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

CAP & GOWN/TICKET DISTRIBUTION

May 23, 2018

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held on the stage of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 23, Thursday May 24 and Friday May 25

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held outside of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Commencement Day, May 26

Storm Lake Seniors - Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete a Senior Exit Survey when picking up your cap and gown.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

2018 Baccalaureate Service

May 22, 2018

Please come and join in a celebration of blessings on Saturday morning, May 26 at 10:30 a.m., in Schaller Memorial Chapel for the 2018 Buena Vista University Baccalaureate Service. There will be 3 music selections by the BVU Concert Choir (directed by Dr. Merrin Guice), blessings shared by President Joshua Merchant and Res. Life Coordinator Portia Gresham, along with a message by Chaplain Ken Meissner. This service is open to the entire BVU Community and to friends and family. No robes are required. The service should end by 11:30 am. Hope to see you there.

Kenneth D Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Invoices from Staff and Faculty

May 22, 2018

With the end of the fiscal year coming to an end, this is a reminder to please turn in your invoices (coded and signed) to the business office as soon as possible.  The deadline for processing invoices for this current fiscal year will be June 26th, 2018.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the business office.

Karen Halder | halderk@bvu.edu

Call for Commencement Stories

May 21, 2018

University Marketing and Communications is looking for leads on May 2018 graduates who have great BVU success stories. Please complete the form by May 24 if you have a success story idea to submit and help us celebrate our graduates!

Kelsey Clausen | clausenk@bvu.edu | Link

Faculty and Staff Campaign

May 18, 2018

A very special thank you goes to Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson and Kelli Larsen for serving as co-chairs of the 2018-19 Faculty and Staff Campaign. The campaign exceeded its goal of $40,000 and finished with $42,945 in gifts and pledges. Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign and helped provide enriching opportunities for our students!

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Congratulations to Pre-Veterinary Club Executive Board!

May 18, 2018

Elections were held at the General Membership meeting on May 17 for the incoming 2018/2019 Pre-Vet Club Executive Board.  Incoming Board members are Co-Presidents Jacob Simonsen and Michaela Mason, Vice President Richelle Brown, Secretary Maya Rowe, and Treasurer Matt Goodman.  Please join us in congratulating the new Pre-Vet Club Executive Board and thanking past Board members who have dedicated numerous hours to serving Pre-Vet Club members and the BVU community over the past year.  Job well done!

Dr. Melinda Coogan and Dr. Bob Brodman, Pre-Vet Club Faculty Advisors

Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

CAP & GOWN/TICKET DISTRIBUTION

May 18, 2018

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held on the stage of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 23, Thursday May 24, and Friday May 25

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held outside of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Commencement Day, May 26

Storm Lake Seniors - Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete a Senior Exit Survey when picking up your cap and gown.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Paid Fall Fellowship Opportunity

May 18, 2018

The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is looking for fellows for the upcoming fall semester. The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)is a national non-partisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. CEEP teaches administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders to use their institutional resources to engage students.The fellow would be working to register and educate individuals on the importance of voting. They would be working more on the policy side of things to ensure that voting is as accessible as possible for everyone. The person in this role would working to build state and national connections and will be planning, researching and hosting events. This position would be on average 10-15 hours a week and would receive a $1000 stipend. 

For more information or to apply, please contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson or Sarah Callihan. 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Snacks During Finals Week

May 18, 2018

Student Affairs and Security will be having free popcorn and snacks for students in the Student Affairs office. Stop down during finals week and grab some snacks for studying!

Jessica Garling | garlingj@bvu.edu

Notice to DIGI, Music, and Theatre Performance Students!

May 17, 2018

Two courses offered next fall focus on areas of performance: THME 200 Fundamentals of Acting focuses on tools needed in all forms of acting and performance and satisfies the Fine Arts General Education requirement; THME 321 Camera Acting applies acting technique to the specific performance for video and film performance and aligns with the Advanced Video course in DIGI. Students need not be Theatre & Media Performance majors or Digital Media majors or minors to qualify for these courses.

Bethany Larson | larsonb@bvu.edu

Fiesta Latina Has Moved!

May 16, 2018

Fiesta Latina is happening on Saturday, May 19th from 1-6 pm, and has been moved to BVU's Recreational Center due to rain. Fiesta Latina is an annual community-wide fundraiser organized by RAICES. This year's funds will go to "Ready, Set, Grow! Learning Center" in Alta. The event will feature latino food, inflatables, activities for children, raffles, and more! 

Karla Trujillo | Trujkar@bvu.edu

Mailroom Moving

May 16, 2018

The mailroom will be moving next Friday, May 25 to the SSA Building Room 11, the Digital Design Room. This will be all day event and we will provide any help we can for any Postage or printing needs but will be very limited in the services we can provide. All printing requests that are needed before the weekend please have them by 3:00PM on Thursday, May 24th. We will resume operations on Tuesday, May 29th in our new area.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

U.S Mail/Campus Mailboxes

May 16, 2018

The U.S. Mail and Campus Mailboxes that are on the wall next to the Bookstore will be cleaned out and shut down next Friday, May 25 at 2:30PM

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Out going Mail for the University

May 16, 2018

Due to the mailroom moving on Friday, May 25 and the postage machine will not be in operation that day, we ask that all mail for the University that needs to be meter and got out before the weekend be brought to the mailroom for processing on Thursday, May 24. We will accept mail that already has postage and make sure it goes out Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Faculty/Department Mailboxes

May 16, 2018

If you are Faculty or Staff please clean out your personal or the Department's mail boxe by close of business on Thursday, May 24, that will be the last day any mail will be put in the mail boxes. On May 25 all mail will be cleaned out of the boxes and held for pickup in the mailroom.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Student Mailboxes

May 16, 2018

This Friday May 18 will be the last day that mail will be put in the student mailboxes, on Thursday May 24 all the mail boxes will be cleaned out and any mail that has a forwarding order will be forward on and for any mail that does not have one will be returned to sender. Next week emails will be sent out to students letting them know that they recieved mail and they can pick it up in the mailroom. The mailroom will start forawrding mail on the June 1.

Daniel Newcomb | newcomnbd@bvu.edu

Opa! Greece 2019 Interim Travel

May 16, 2018

Why not spend January 2019 walking in the footsteps of the gods? Join us as we explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the Saronic Islands, and more. Greek mythology will never feel more alive than when you're walking through the Temple of Athena Nike or taking in the views of the Parthenon. For more infomation join us Tuesday, May 22nd at 9pm in Smith 310.

Mary Donato | donato@bvu.edu

Missing zip drive

May 16, 2018

If you see a black and silver zip drive lying around anywhere, please contact me as soon as possible. It contains very important files.

Jacob Amhof | amhojac@bvu.edu

Moonlight Breakfast

May 16, 2018

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to Dows from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo and win some prizes! 

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE – Dec. 2018/ Jan. 2019

May 16, 2018

STORM LAKE STUDENTS - The deadline for applying to graduate December 2018/January 2019 is Friday, May 18th. Please submit your application via Beavernet. If you have not received instructions from me via email, please email me. ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

ACES - Domestic Violence

May 15, 2018

The final ACES of the year will be held Friday, 5/18 from 1:45-3pm. The topic is Domestic Violence and Family Wellbeing. There will also be an opportunity to network with professions in the fields of counseling, substance abuse treatment, social work, and law from 3-3:30pm.  

Dr. Tracy Thomas | thomas2@bvu.edu

Forward Your Mail

May 15, 2018

Please stop in to the mailroom to fill out a forwarding address form to have your mail forward to your home address for the summer. If your are graduting this year it is very important that you come fill out a form, we will forward your mail for a year after June 1 2018. All returning students mail gets forwarded just for the summer months from May 29 to August 17 2018. We can only hold mail for no more than 30 days so if there is no forwarding request on hand then that mail will be returned to sender.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@nvu.edu

Rec House Closed for Finals

May 15, 2018

The Rec House will be closed for finals. We will be closed starting on Monday, May 21 and will reopen on Monday, May 28 with a time still to be determined. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Commencement Flags

May 15, 2018

Seniors –

Commencement is right around the corner and we would like to ensure that we have flags flown to represent every graduate. Please send an email to ringgenbergm@bvu.edu with the country you would like included if you do not see it in the list below. The deadline for flag submissions is Thursday, May 17th at 5pm. 

Australia

Burundi

 

Canada

China

El Salvador

Hungary

Italy

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Nigeria

Russia

Rwanda

Turkey

Thailand

United States

Zambia

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

KBVU (97.5FM) Will be off-the-air for a couple of days (May 15th-17th)

May 15, 2018

The tower that broadcasts KBVU had some extensive ice damage in March, and the tower crew will be here today (May 15th) to repair it.   The crew is telling us that the station could be off the air for a couple of days during this repair.   

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

Mark Lumsden

Chief Information Officer

Buena Vista University

Mark Lumsden | mark@bvu.edu

CAE Year End Announcements

May 14, 2018

The CAE will be closing for tutoring on Friday, May 18th so the tutors can focus on their own final exams.  We will be open until 5:00 on Friday, May 18th for open studying and for those who need to complete study table hours. The CAE will not have tutoring during the week of finals.

We have enjoyed working with you this year!

Donna Musel | museld@bvu.edu

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE – Dec. 2018/ Jan. 2019

May 14, 2018

STORM LAKE STUDENTS - The deadline for applying to graduate December 2018/January 2019 is Friday, May 18th. Please submit your application via Beavernet. If you have not received instructions from me via email, please email me. ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

May Couch Conversation: Debunking the Model Minority Myth

May 13, 2018

In celebration of Asian-American Pacific Islander Month, this month's Couch Converastion topic is "Debunking the Model Minority Myth: Discussing Asian-American Stereotypes" hosted by the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) in collaboration with the Asian Culture Club.

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Place: White 2nd Floor Kitchen/Lounge

Jerzy Gillon | gilljer@bvu.edu

Fiesta Latina

May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 1-6pm
 
The annual celebration of Latino heritage, "Fiesta Latina," will be held at Frank Starr Park in Storm Lake (Rain Location: BVU Recreational Center). The event – which is free and open to the public – is being coordinated by RAICES, a student organization at BVU that is designed to increase the visibility and heighten the awareness of students of Latin descent.  

Fiesta Latina is an annual community-wide fundraiser that is held each spring to bring awareness to the Latino culture and to help raise funds for a local non-profit organization. This year, all funds will go to “Ready, Set, Grow!” Learning Center in Alta. The event will feature Latino food, mariachi performances, inflatables, a talent show, activities for children, and more.

Karla Trujillo | trujkar@bvu.edu

Buenafication Day Thank You

May 13, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in and assisted with Buenafication Day. It was a great success and we were able to mobilize over 2,000 faculty, staff, students and community members in 7,000 hours of service.

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

Give Back Iowa Challenge

May 13, 2018

BVU is still participating in the Give Back Iowa Challenge! Don't forget to log your service hours and engagement in the community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit hours from this entire academic year. https://goo.gl/forms/zFEAuS9xwrsr1teO2 Please contact the office of Civic Engagement if you have questions.

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

Interested in learning about Buddhism, Daoism or other traditions from India, China, & Japan?

May 12, 2018

Then consider signing-up for the second section of RELI 112 Religions of Asia this coming Fall 2018. Course meets MWF 2:00pm. It is a Humanities General Education course with a Global focus.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Submit your Summer Internships

May 12, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Career Events This Year!

May 12, 2018

Career and Personal Development needs your help to plan for future programming!

Please take this short, 6 question survey and give us your feedback. Complete this survey by May 17th and be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bvucareers

Questions? Feel free to contact Career and Personal Development (Career@bvu.edu)

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu | Link

Lost and Found Table

May 12, 2018

Stop by Campus Security’s lost and found table, by the info desk on May 16th. We will have items out all day. Please stop by on Wednesday to claim belongings.

Jessica Garling | garlingj@bvu.edu

Moonlight Breakfast

May 11, 2018

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to Dows from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo and win some prizes! 

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

BVU Band Concert

May 9, 2018

The BVU Concert Band under the direction of  Assistant Professor of Music Jerry Bertrand will present its annual Spring  Concert on Sunday afternoon  May 13  at  3PM  in Schaller Memorial Chapel.

The concert band’s portion of the program will include:  “The High School Cadets” by  John Philip Sousa;  “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor” by J. S. Bach,  “Psalm 46 “ by  John Zdechlik;  “A Longford Legend” by Robert Sheldon  and  “Homestretch Galop”  by  Karl L. King. 

The featured guest artist  with the  BVU Concert Band will be Dr. Josh Calkin.  He  will  perform:  “Willson Suite” by Robert W. Smith.  Dr. Calkin will  also  perform  two  movements of  “Partita in A Minor”  that  was  originally  written for  solo  flute  by  J. S. Bach.  He  will  conclude  with  a  work written for  solo  tuba and electronic accompaniment  called  “Tomes of Hardened Steel”  by  Benjamin McMillan.

Dr. Josh Calkin is currently Associate Professor of Low Brass and Assistant Director of Bands at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

Jerry Bertrand | bertrand@bvu.edu

Summer Storage Possibilities

May 9, 2018

Are you from more than 6 hours away from BVU and interested in storing your belongings on campus for the summer months?Please contact Crystal Jones via email by Thursday, May 17th if interested in storage. Approvals will be done via email along with the deadline to pay the $45 storage fee and how to move your belongings to the designated storage area. Thank you.

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Spring Fling!

May 8, 2018

Spring Fling is happening this Saturday, May 12th from 1:00-4:30pm and you DON'T want to miss it.  Lawn games, food and a scavenger hunt-- you could be the winner of a brand new Xbox One!  Join us on the Pierce White lawn for an epic car smash! $1 for 2 hits and $2 for 5 hits.  See you there!

All proceeds will be donated to Upper Des Monies of Storm Lake.  Sponsored by Residence Life and Outdoor Rec. Special thanks to Simonsen Industries.

Portia Gresham | GreshamP@bvu.edu

Athletics Garage Sale

May 7, 2018

The end of the year sale of items from some of your favorite BVU Athletics teams, many items at discounted prices, will be Thursday May 10th from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Fieldhouse foyer.  Come early as items go fast!

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Calling All Seniors

May 6, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Today is the last day to register for Spring Etiquette Dinner

May 6, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Career Events this Year!

May 4, 2018

The end of the year is quickly approaching!

Career and Personal Development needs your help to plan for future programming. Please take this short, 6 question survey and give us your feedback. Complete the survey by May 17th and be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bvucareers 

Questions? Feel free to contact Career and Personal Development (career@bvu.edu)

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Missing wallet and zip drive

May 4, 2018

A black clip-on wallet with a red Wells Fargo card inside and a black zip drive containing important files has been missing since Wednesday. Please keep an eye out for them. If you happen to find them, please contact me ASAP. Thank you and have a good day!

Jacob Amhof | amhojac@bvu.edu

Be a VIP!

May 4, 2018

Get the VIP treatment from the BVU Library!  Win exclusive access to a study room for finals week!  Room L-14 will be all yours, from May 18 – May 25, and will even be stocked with snacks, a $20 giftcard to the coffee shop, and study supplies.  To enter, tell us what you like most about the BVU Library on the “BVU Library” Facebook page, before midnight May 15.  It’s that easy! One random winner will be drawn on May 16 from all entries.  See our Facebook page for more details.

Jackie AlSaffar | alsaffarj@bvu.edu

Out of State Student Union (OSSU)

May 3, 2018

First official club meeting for Out of State student Union (OSSU).

Any current and potential members who are interested in this club and what it has to offer are welcome to come and join us at this meeting.

We will be having our first official club meeting next Thursday, May 10th at 5:00 PM in Forum Room 3. We will discuss the important details of what this club will be doing and what it has to offer for out of state students. We will also be voting for a new treasurer, so if you are interested in taking this executive position please let Abbie Tillman or Mark Shea know before the meeting- otherwise we will accept nominations at the meeting. We need ideas for activities for our organization to do, so bring your ideas about what we could do during welcome weekend this upcoming year. We also need ideas for community service. The meeting should take no longer than 30 minutes, we hope to see you there!

Mark Shea | SheaM@bvu.edu

Open Sessions for Faculty & Staff

May 3, 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018 11:30-Noon ICN7A

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Math position in School of Educaiton on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:30-noon in ICN7A. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

                             

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Dining and Disney: Walt Disney Travel Info Meeting

May 2, 2018

2019 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY TRAVEL INFO MEETING

Monday, May 7 @ 5:30pm in Forum Room 9

Grab your dinner and come on over to Forum Room 9 to learn more about the Disney trip experience. This is no typical trip to Disneyland and Walt Disney World! We take you “backstage” to see how the entertainment of theme parks really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations.  Have your dinner with a little Disney Monday, May 7 at 5:30pm in Forum Room 9 that is right around the corner from the serv.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Jerry Johnson, 749-1218 or johnson@bvu.edu.

Jerry Johnson | johnson@bvu.edu

Coach Eddie 400th Win Recognition

May 2, 2018

Be sure to arrive out to the baseball field early this Saturday, May 5, as we will recognize head baseball coach, Steve Eddie, prior to the start of game one of that day's doubleheader for reaching his 400th career win!  First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Summer Housing Applications Due Monday!

May 2, 2018

Just a reminder that if you are planning on living on campus throughout the summer months, the Summer Housing Application is due by 5pm on Monday, May 7th to the Office for Student Affairs. Check-out the link below for an application. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Athletics Garage Sale

May 2, 2018

The end of the year sale of items from some of your favorite BVU Athletics teams, many items at discounted prices, will be Thursday May 10th from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Fieldhouse foyer.  Come early as items go fast!

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Register for your Summer Internships!

May 2, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

ACES

May 1, 2018

There are only a few more ACES events this semester don't wait until it is too late.

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu | Link

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 30, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Spring Etiquette Dinner

April 30, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

SENIORS – DEADLINE Commencement Ticket Ordering

April 30, 2018

Seniors – Commencement ticket orders must be made online at www.bvu.edu/commencement by 11:59pm on Monday, May 7th! No requests for tickets will be permitted after this date.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

2FIX is Hiring!

April 26, 2018

2fix is currently hiring for summer STA positions. This is a 30-40 hour per week paid position with a campus housing provided. This position can lead to a position at the help desk throughout the school year as well. Get valuable IT experience to add to any resume no matter what your major is! 

Skills needed include: Effective communication skills, customer service skills, desire to learn and to work as a team member. No prior computer experience necessary. Please contact janet@bvu.edu or call 712.749.2354 for more information.

Janet Cedar | janet@bvu.edu

Athletics Garage Sale

April 26, 2018

End of the year sale of items from some of your favorite BVU Athletics teams, many items at discounted prices.  Come early as items go fast!

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Congratulations to SCATE Executive Board!

April 26, 2018

Elections were held at the General Membership meeting on April 25 for the incoming 2018/2019 Students Concerned About Tomorrow’s Environment (SCATE) Executive Board.  Incoming Board members are President Jacob Simonsen, Vice President Marco Uribe, Secretary Tonia Henning, Treasurer Becca Peters, Vice President of Community Affairs Rachel Kehrberg, and Global Fellows Ambassador Olivia Wieseler.  Please join me in congratulating the new SCATE Executive Board and thanking past Board members who have dedicated numerous hours to serving SCATE members and the BVU community over the past four years.  Job well done! 

Dr. Melinda Coogan, SCATE Faculty Advisor

Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

FEED YOUR SOUL 2: SOUL FOOD FUNDRAISER TODAY

April 25, 2018

The Black Student Union is hosting the Feed Your Soul 2: Soul Food Fundraiser TODAY! Plates are available for $10. Menu items include: Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Candied Yams, Cornbread, and Soda. You can pre-order your plate by sending an email to parkaly@bvu.edu. Please indicate if you would like on-campus food delivery (from 4:30pm-5:30pm) or would like to pick up your order from 5pm-7pm in Pierce/White Lobby. Cash or check only. Soul Food will be available while supplies last.

Alyssa Parker | parkaly@bvu.edu

Best Places to VISIT. EUROPE IN JANUARY 2019

April 25, 2018

What are the MUST see sites in Europe?  

Rome, Pompeii, Eiffel Tower, Lauscaux Caves, London, Vienna, Dumo, etc... Can we see and do it all in 21 days or less?

 

Drop by one of our informational meetings for traveling throughout Europe during Interim 2019.

Thurs., April 26  @ 3:00-3:30 pm in SSA 100 (Woods House)

Thurs. May 3  @12:30-1:00 pm in SSA 100 (Woods House)

Mon., May 7  @ 1:00-1:30 pm in SSA 100 (Woods House)

 

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, and want learn about this travel course please contact Mary Mello-Nee or Kathryn McKinley

 

Mary Mello-Nee | mellonee@bvu.edu

Come Choose Your Residence Hall Room for Next Year

April 25, 2018

Make sure to attend Hall-a-Palooza/Room Draw on Sunday, April 29th during your allotted time slot based on your Room Draw Point Total. Visit the Residence Life website for more information regarding the Room Draw Process. Remember, single spaces will be limited so come with a roommate in mind. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Hippie Hustle CAASA 5K

April 25, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CAASA and the GWST110 class invite you to participate in our Hippie Hustle 5K on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Preregistration is $5 for BVU students with a donation of a feminine hygiene, paper, or non-perishable food product. Contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden before race day in order to preregister. Same-day registration ($25) and packet pick-ups are at 11:00am, and the race will begin at 1:00pm.

For further information, find us on our Facebook event page, contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, or refer to the signs posted around campus.

We’ll see you on race day in front of the Fieldhouse!

Annamaria Formichella-Elsden | formichella@bvu.edu | Link

Fundamentals of Acting - Fine Arts General Education

April 25, 2018

The Fundamentals of Acting class is offered in the fall and is open for all students. This course satisfies the General Education requirement for Fine Arts and is focused on developing body awareness, collaboration and creativity, and the application of basic acting techniques to theatrical performance and to other types of performances including public speaking, singing, and how each person presents themselves in everyday life. The class is scheduled at 8 am to 9:15 am on Tuesday and Thursdays, but don't let that turn you off.  Students practice a number of physical stretching, relaxation, and energetic activities which support engagement with written and performed material as well as developing a bond with the other members of class. For more information, contact Dr. Bethany Larson at larsonb@bvu.edu or 712-749-2129.

Dr. Bethany Larson | larsonb@bvu.edu

Digital Commons Institutional Repository Demonstration

April 24, 2018

Pam Vitu, from bepress Digital Commons, will be on campus on Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. to give a demonstration of the bepress Digital Commons institutional repository (IR).  An IR provides a way to showcase academic excellence at BVU to the world.  What if we could showcase graduate and undergraduate capstone projects, Scholar’s Day posters, our digitized Tacks and yearbooks, student literary and research publications, faculty and student conference presentations…these examples only scratch the surface.  Go to https://undergraduatecommons.com/institutions.html to see what other institutions make available in their institutional repositories.

Interested faculty and staff are welcome to spend part of your Buenafication Day afternoon with us learning about IRs.  We'll meet in the Library Seminar Room (L-10) for Pam's presentation, beginning at 2 p.m.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Spring Etiquette Dinner

April 24, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Ireland study abroad informational session

April 24, 2018

An Irish politician once wrote: ‘Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.’  In our exploration of both modern and historic Ireland, we will learn firsthand through its people how storytelling is the foundation of its rich culture May 28-June 12, 2019.  Join us for an informational session on how you can experience the magic of the Emerald Isle.  We will meet in Forum Room 5 Wednesday, May 2 at 7 PM and Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 PM.  If you can't make either meeting, but have an interest in the trip, please contact Dr. Andrea Frantz (frantz@bvu.edu).  And, for a glimpse of the Irish countryside you'll be exploring, check out this link. 

Dr. Andrea Frantz | frantz@bvu.edu | Link

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 24, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

SENIORS – DEADLINE Commencement Ticket Ordering

April 24, 2018

Seniors – Commencement ticket orders must be made online at www.bvu.edu/commencement by 11:59pm on Monday, May 7th! No requests for tickets will be permitted after this date.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Join the Alumni Association Student Board!

April 23, 2018

Are you interested in being a Student Representative for the Alumni Association Student Board? We are looking for four motivated, creative, and outgoing students that understand and appreciate the relationship between Alumni and Students to help plan and organize alumni events on Campus. Please click the link below to view the application, and then email russros@bvu.edu or pulskat@bvu.edu when you have completed it. Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

December 2018/ Interim 2019 Graduates

April 23, 2018

Graduation application instructions for those planning to graduate December 2018/January 2019 have been sent. Make sure to check you BVU email. If you plan to graduate December 2018/January 2019 and have not received the graduation application instructions via your BVU email account, please contact the Registrar’s office at 712-749-2233 or by emailing ringgenbergm@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Required Security Training for all Faculty and Staff

April 23, 2018

To all Faculty and Staff: 

Buena Vista University has assembled an Information Security Planning Committee to address the issue of protecting personally identifiable information throughout the University.  The committee continues to develop and implement a strong Information Security Program.  Training faculty and staff is a major component to that program.   

There are several federal and state regulations that apply to us, including: 

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. S1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) - Protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records.  

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) - These requirements mandate the design, implementation, and maintenance of specific policies to protect customer information. The GLBA protects consumers’ personal financial information held by financial institutions.  BVU is required to comply with GLBA because Buena Vista University is considered a financial institution. 

 

The University is required to ensure that all faculty and staff (full-time, part-time, & adjunct) complete an annual training program covering the safeguarding of all personally identifiable information and data protection in general.   Over the next week or so, you will receive an email from donotreply@lawroom.com entitled “Buena Vista University Online Training.”  There will be links in the email to two videos that you are required to complete by June 15, 2018.   HR will track the results of the training to ensure that everyone has completed it.   Reminders will be sent to faculty and staff periodically to ensure completion by June 15, 2018. 

The training videos are set up so that your progress is saved as you work through them.  This allows you to come back and continue each video as time allows. 

When you receive the email from donotreply@lawroom.com, please follow the instructions to login to the site and complete the training videos by June 15th, 2018.  

If you have any questions, please contact me as soon as possible.   If you have any issues with accessing or viewing the videos, please contact 2FIX. 

 

Thanks, 

Mark B. Lumsden  

Chief Information Officer 

Buena Vista University  ::  Storm Lake, Iowa 

712.749.2386 - Desk  ​​​ 

712.730.3330 – Cell  ::  www.bvu.edu 

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Mark Lumsden | mark@bvu.edu

Hippie Hustle CAASA 5K

April 22, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CAASA and the GWST110 class invite you to participate in our Hippie Hustle 5K on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Preregistration is $5 for BVU students with a donation of a feminine hygiene, paper, or non-perishable food product. Same-day registration ($25) and packet pick-ups are at 11:00am, and the race will begin at 1:00pm.

For further information, find us on our Facebook event page, contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, or refer to the signs posted around campus.

We’ll see you on race day in front of the Fieldhouse!

Annamaria Formichella-Elsden | formichella@bvu.edu | Link

Last Chance! Nominate a voluneer!

April 21, 2018

Nominate someone that you now that volunteers a large amoung or has made a large impact with service. Deadline is today! https://goo.gl/forms/YemK8BTxZUaUMIus1 

Kit Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu