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Weight Watchers at Work Invites the BVU Community to an OPEN HOUSE!

General Announcements

Posted October 30, 2014

Weight Watchers at Work OPEN HOUSE Monday November 3, 2014 in Forum ICN B. This meeting is for students/faculty/staff from the BVU Community. Meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. with a special presentation at 12:30 p.m. by our leader Joanne for visitors… PLEASE CHECK IT OUT! It is important to remember that BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. Enrollment is ALWAYS open and the subsidy will be pro-rated based on session date. Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you: • Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! • Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings
- Health Services & Wellness


Aflac Insurance

Human Resources

Posted October 29, 2014

Aflac Insurance representative, Pat Fitzpatrick, will be on campus Monday, Nov. 3rd from 10:30 am -12:30 pm in the Forum Patio Room. Stop by and talk to Pat if you have questions or would like to discuss the voluntary supplemental insurances available through Aflac. If you are unable to meet with Pat at this time, contact her at pkfitzpatrick30@hotmail.com or call at 712-299-4158. Thanks, Human Resources
- Human Resources


2015 Benefits Fair Video

Human Resources

Posted October 29, 2014

A video recording from the 2015 Benefits Fair is now available on the Employee Self Service page under 'Employee Benefit Documents'. Bob Lindsay from Gallagher Benefit Services presented on the 2015 benefit changes. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks.
- Human Resources


FERPA Video

Human Resources

Posted October 29, 2014

A video recording of the FERPA training has been cross-posted on the Employee Self Service page under ‘Policies & Reference Guides’ and ‘Training & Development Videos’ tabs. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks.
- Human Resources


Work Study job

General Announcements

Posted October 29, 2014

If you are eligible for work study and haven't found a job or need a second one please stop by or email the Financial Assistance Office. There are several areas still looking so now is the time to get started.
- Lauri Lyman


Faith, Hope and Charity Service Event Opportunity

General Announcements

Posted October 29, 2014

Student M.O.V.E. is hosting a service event at Faith Hope and Charity on October 31 from 2:30pm – 4:00 pm. We will be doing fun Halloween activities with the kids such as painting Halloween tote bags and making Halloween masks. We are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering you can email wiesnic@bvu.edu or manrner@bvu.edu. You can also sign up on GivePulse: https://www.givepulse.com/event/8878-Halloween-Day
- Nereyda Manriquez


Dean's Open Forum

General Announcements

Posted October 29, 2014

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Mark Kirkholm and Ashley Farmer-Hanson will be holding open forum in the Residence Halls. Please join us Wednesday, November 5th @ 9:00 PM in the Pierce Hall Skybox. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Theresa Lullmann


No Shave November Contest

General Announcements

Posted October 28, 2014

Hey dudes! No Shave November is coming up and SAB wants you to participate! Here are the rules: Submit a before picture, clean shaven, to bvusab@gmail.com by November 1st @ 5:00 and an after picture submitted by December 1st @ 5:00. You HAVE to submit both images to be eligible to win. Contestants will be eligible for the categories such as: The Perfect 10, "It just didn't work," and Best Combination. Compete and be eligible to win prizes worth up to $75. May the manliest man win! For more information on the reason for No Shave November visit www.no- shave.org
- Haley Stevens


SAB 2015 Term Applications

General Announcements

Posted October 28, 2014

Are you dying to be a part of a great organization on campus with a variety of commitment levels and loads of fun?! We have just the group for you-- The Student Activities Board (SAB) is now accepting applications for the 2015 term. The applications for our various VP positions (design, communications, advertising, evaluations, finance, traditions, and homecoming) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qw9JLDCtFUTQmwzGFvstOra2o uvmFAWadvNY9zgV5lw/viewform, and the application for general membership can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DXauL7U2Lxk1vDyhouRKVlHldJ RqCD8Rwc8MGNy35aM/viewform. Note that if you do choose to apply for a VP position and do not get the position you will automatically be considered for general membership. Applications will close on November 6th. Be sure to reach out to us in person, on Facebook, or on Twitter to learn more before applying.
- Haley Stevens


Rock the Vote - November 4th

General Announcements

Posted October 28, 2014

Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day! This is your civic right and duty. You can register and vote on site at the Chautauqua Park Shelter from 7am-9pm. For more information on what to bring with you go to: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/edr.html To check to see if you are registered to vote go to: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/regtovote/search.aspx All students who live on campus who are eligible to vote can do so at the Chautauqua Park Shelter. You can also request an absentee ballot until 5pm Friday, October 31. For more information go to https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html Get out and Rock the Vote!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Now's the time to apply for Phonathon!

General Announcements

Posted October 28, 2014

Phonathon will be here and over soon. Friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students are needed to be callers from Nov. 8 - 20. Earn extra income and strengthen your communication skills Work study is not required. Questions? Contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu). To apply, visit www.phonathon.com and use entry code BVU14F. You are encouraged to apply by Oct. 29.
- Barb Aiona


CHECK YOUR RIDE-Thanksgiving Break

General Announcements

Posted October 28, 2014

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Thanksgiving Break. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 26 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.
- Nancy Marshall


Student Senate meeting

General Announcements

Posted October 27, 2014

Join us in Forum Room 2 on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. for our Student Senate meeting. All meetings are open forums for students, so feel free to come. President Moore will be addressing students and taking questions about the prioritization process.
- Megan Long


ALPS & Weekend Programming Paintball Trip!

General Announcements

Posted October 27, 2014

Want to get off campus and put yourself in combat? Than join ALPS on Saturday, November 8th as we go to Minnesota's largest inventoried pro paintball course! We will be leaving campus at 8AM and returning later that evening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. The trip is only $15 and open to the first 11 people. Go to the business office and email alps@bvu.edu to reserve your spot by Wednesday, November 5th! The trip is Co-Sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee!
- Trevor Berneking


Peace Corps Recruiter Visit

General Announcements

Posted October 27, 2014

Ryan Cairns, Peace Corps Field-Based Recruiter for Iowa, will be on campus on Thursday, November 6, for a 4 pm presentation. If you are interested in having Ryan visit with your class, please let Jeff Stocco (stoccoj@bvu.edu or x-2441) know as soon as you can so that he might build a schedule for him.
- Emily Gallagher


Need your lawn raked?

General Announcements

Posted October 27, 2014

Do you have a lot of leaves in your yard? Too busy to rake them? The Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) is sponsoring a trip to the Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago. We are trying to raise money to help pay for expenses. If you need your lawn raked feel free to contact Ronda Long-Birdsall (longron@bvu.edu) and a group of students will be there!
- Ronda Long-Birdsall


Auditions for Spring Musical

General Announcements

Posted October 27, 2014

The Buena Vista University Theatre, in conjunction with the Department of Music, will present the musical "Into the Woods" in April and May of 2015. Open Call auditions are Sunday, November 23rd starting at 6:30 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel with a dance/movement audition for all performers at 8 p.m. Callbacks will be on Monday, November 24 (also in Schaller Memorial Chapel) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Auditions are limited to BVU students. All students planning to audition should sign up for an audition time in DE 202 on the Theatre Callboard. Roles are available for performers across the gender spectrum in this re- envisioning of classic fairytales and the notion of "...and they lived happily ever after." To audition for the musical, please prepare 16-32 bars of a song (does not need to be from "Into the Woods") and a 60- 90 second monologue. Memorized auditions are preferred, but actors/singers may use scripts and music, if needed. An accompanist and a set of speakers (for use with electronic devices) will be available. For additional information or to get answers to questions, please contact Dr. Bethany Larson, Associate Professor of Theatre, or Dr. Merrin Guice, Assistant Professor of Vocal Music. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
- Bethany Larson


2015 Benefits Fair

Human Resources

Posted October 27, 2014

The 2015 Benefits Fair will be held on Monday, October 27th from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm in Johnson & Cairnes & DCC. Presentations regarding benefit changes will be presented in DCC from 9:00 am , 10:30 am, & 12:00 pm by our benefits consultant, Gallagher Brendis. Please stop by Johnson & Cairnes and pick up your 2015 Benefits Packet anytime from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. Employees can also meet with the Human Resources Staff for any questions. Packets will be available to be picked up from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm up in the Human Resources Office. Packets will be mailed out on Tuesday, for those not able to attend, and there will be a video recording of one of the benefit session available for those individuals as well. Thank you.
- Human Resources


No Shave November Contest

General Announcements

Posted October 26, 2014

Hey dudes! No Shave November is coming up and SAB wants you to participate! Here are the rules: Submit a before picture, clean shaven, to bvusab@gmail.com by November 1st @ 5:00 and an after picture submitted by December 1st @ 5:00. You HAVE to submit both images to be eligible to win. Contestants will be eligible for the categories such as: The Perfect 10, "It just didn't work," and Best Combination. Compete and be eligible to win prizes worth up to $75. May the manliest man win! For more information on the reason for No Shave November visit www.no- shave.org
- Haley Stevens


CHECK YOUR RIDE-Thanksgiving Break

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Thanksgiving Break. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 26 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.
- Nancy Marshall


Earn extra income - apply for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

BVU's Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from Nov. 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. Come to a short, information meeting to learn more: Oct. 27 at 8:30 pm in Forum Room 9, Oct. 28 at 8 pm in Briscoe 1 or Oct. 29 at 7:30 pm in Forum Room 9. If you can't attend, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for details. To apply, visit www.phonathon.com and use entry code BVU14F. You are encouraged to apply by Oct. 29.
- Barbara Aiona


Exploring issues in Environmental Ethics PHIL 340

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

If you are interested in spending quality time critically exploring issues such as global climate change, the pros and cons of GMOs, the moral standing of animals, and other important environmental issues, then join us this Spring in PHIL 340. This course meets Tues nights from 6-9pm, it qualifies for Humanities Gen Ed credit, and is GWTR. Contact Dr. Bhattacharyya if you have questions.
- Bhattacharyya


Early Alerts Updates

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

Early Alerts will not be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 30 through Tuesday, Nov. 4. The service will be down in order to do data migration and test a new interface. If you have any concerns about specific students, please contact Peter Steinfeld or Mark Shea during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Student M.O.V.E.

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

Join Student MOVE on Tuesday, October 28th, for an open meeting that will incorporate direct service, reflection, and education on social issues and volunteer opportunities. Meet us in Forum 9 from 4:30-5:00pm to join the movement
- Zach Ahrens


Faith Hope and Charity Service Event

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

Student M.O.V.E. is hosting a service event at Faith Hope and Charity on October 31 from 2:30pm – 4:00 pm. We will be doing fun Halloween activities with the kids, painting Halloween tote bags, and making Halloween masks. We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you are interested in volunteering you can email wiesnic@bvu.edu or manrner@bvu.edu. You can also sign up on GivePulse: https://www.givepulse.com/event/8878-Halloween-Day
- Nichole Wiese and Nereyda Manriquez


SAB 2015 Term Applications

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

Are you dying to be a part of a great organization on campus with a variety of commitment levels and loads of fun?! We have just the group for you-- The Student Activities Board (SAB) is now accepting applications for the 2015 term. The applications for our various VP positions (design, communications, advertising, evaluations, finance, traditions, and homecoming) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qw9JLDCtFUTQmwzGFvstOra2o uvmFAWadvNY9zgV5lw/viewform, and the application for general membership can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DXauL7U2Lxk1vDyhouRKVlHldJ RqCD8Rwc8MGNy35aM/viewform. Note that if you do choose to apply for a VP position and do not get the position you will automatically be considered for general membership. Applications will close on November 6th. Be sure to reach out to us in person, on Facebook, or on Twitter to learn more before applying.
- Haley Stevens


Looking for a career in the medical field?

General Announcements

Posted October 24, 2014

Then consider registering for Bioethics (PHIL 335). In this course, we explore important issues such as cloning, physician assisted suicide, abortion, stem cell research, national/affordable healthcare act and so much more. Course meets T TH 9:30-10:45 am. It qualifies for Humanities Gen Ed credit and is GWTR. Feel free to contact Dr. Bhattacharyya if you have any questions.
- Bhattacharyya


BVMA Bags Tournament - Football Tailgating

General Announcements

Posted October 23, 2014

Buena Vista Marketing Association is sponsoring a bags tournament for the last home football game. It’s only $10 per team. Have fun and win prizes while supporting your favorite football team! Event is on Saturday, November 3rd from 11 am to 1 pm at Circle Park. Register your team by emailing Megan Thompson (thommeg@bvu.edu) or Jordan Pilcher (pilcjor@bvu.edu) by Thursday, October 30th.
- Megan Thompson


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 23, 2014

The office of Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and the BVU Football team will once again sponsor Trick-or-Treat Night for children K-4. This year the event takes place on Tuesday, October 28, from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 trick or treaters to the Dows Conference Center in the Forum to register. The children will be met by members of the BVU Football team who will escort them through Pierce-White Halls for Halloween candy. For more information contact Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life, at the Buena Vista University Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director fo Residence LIfe


Need your lawn raked?

General Announcements

Posted October 23, 2014

Do you have a lot of leaves in your yard? Too tired to rake them? The Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) is sponsoring a trip to the Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago. We are trying to raise money to help pay for expenses. If you need your lawn raked feel free to contact Ronda Long-Birdsall (longron@bvu.edu) and a group of students will be there!
- Ronda Long-Birdsall


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, October 24th

General Announcements

Posted October 23, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 23, 2014

Andrea Hughes' last day at BVU was October 21st. We wish Andrea well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted October 23, 2014

Monday, October 27th 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


Scholarly ACES: A Conversation with Entrepreneur

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Everybody is invited to Chad Buckendahl’s presentation at Forum Hansen 8 at 7pm on next Thursday, October 30. Chad Buckendahl is one of the first ever Internet marketers to build an e-commerce business over $1 million. Since then, he has built over 7 multi-million dollar online businesses. His career has allowed him to actively lead online initiatives spanning from California to the United Kingdom, Germany and now back to Denver, Colorado. For the last 20 years, Mr. Buckendahl has been at the forefront of reaching consumers through the Internet. Chad’s unique story is much broader than a successful Buena Vista University graduate. At a young age, Chad suffered four debilitating strokes while in a wrestling match and has defied the odds at every turn. His story is one that is not just appropriate for business-minded students but one that will resonate with anyone that has ever been told that they can’t do something in life.
- Dr.Kihwan Kim


Beaver of the Month Nominations

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Do you know someone who is ethical? Student Senate is taking nominations for Beaver of the Month. Faculty, staff, and students can nominate any student on campus they believe to be ethical at this link http://goo.gl/forms/FZA3W9Rm9F. Make sure to get your nominations in today for the month of October!
- Meghan Harmening


The Washington Center Internships & Academic Seminars

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Jacob I. Wilson, Program Advisor with The Washington Center will be in Dows between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, October 23 to share information and answer questions about internship programs and academic seminar opportunities in Washington, D.C.
- Lori Berglund


Student M.O.V.E.

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Join Student MOVE on Tuesday, October 28th, for an open meeting that will incorporate direct service, reflection, and education on social issues and volunteer opportunities. Meet us in Forum 9 from 4:30-5:00pm to join the movement!
- Zach Ahrens


Student M.O.V.E.

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Join Student MOVE on Tuesday, October 28th, for an open meeting that will incorporate direct service, reflection, and education on social issues and volunteer opportunities. Meet us in Forum 9 from 4:30-5:00pm to join the movement!
- Zach Ahrens


Accountant I

Human Resources

Posted October 22, 2014

Buena Vista University has an opening for an Accountant I in the Business Office. This position will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the accounting function by developing, coordinating, directing and administering accounting practices, policies and procedures. This position requires the ability to work in a confidential environment while ensuring accuracy of details, working in a team environment and knowledge of accounting principles. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required. 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


Weight Watchers at Work Invites the BVU Community to an OPEN HOUSE!

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Weight Watchers at Work OPEN HOUSE Monday November 3, 2014 in Forum ICN B. This meeting is for students/faculty/staff from the BVU Community. Meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. with a special presentation at 12:30 p.m. by our leader Joanne for visitors… PLEASE CHECK IT OUT! It is important to remember that BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. Enrollment is ALWAYS open and the subsidy will be pro-rated based on session date. Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you: • Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! • Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings
- Health Services & Wellness


SAB 2015 Term Applications

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Are you dying to be a part of a great organization on campus with a variety of commitment levels and loads of fun?! We have just the group for you-- The Student Activities Board (SAB) is now accepting applications for the 2015 term. The applications for our various VP positions (design, communications, advertising, evaluations, finance, traditions, and homecoming) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qw9JLDCtFUTQmwzGFvstOra2o uvmFAWadvNY9zgV5lw/viewform, and the application for general membership can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DXauL7U2Lxk1vDyhouRKVlHldJ RqCD8Rwc8MGNy35aM/viewform. Note that if you do choose to apply for a VP position and do not get the position you will automatically be considered for general membership. Applications will close on November 6th. Be sure to hit up our SAB Social tomorrow night at 8:30 in the Skybox or reach out to us in person, on Facebook, or on Twitter to learn more before applying.
- Haley Stevens


2fix is looking to hire

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

2fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge, available 10-15 hours, and outstanding customer service ability. Join the 2fix team! To apply go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/information-services/2fix/ Select Become An STA link on the left side. We are looking forward to see your application!
- Janet Cedar


Helping Hands 10 Hour Challenge

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

This year Student M.O.V.E will be hosting the "Help Hands 10 Hour Challenge." This challenge is open to any faculty or staff member and student. Participants must complete 10 hours of service prior to Buenafication day and will be recognized at Opening Ceremonies the morning of. If you are interested please contact Sloane Morrow morrslo@bvu.edu to sign up and to receive more information on logging hours through Give Pulse at www.givepulse.com. Happy Serving! - Sloane Morrow
- Sloane Morrow


Candy Grams Fundraiser

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Students in Jamii Claiborne’s University Seminar class will be in the Forum Foyer evenings the rest of this week selling Halloween candy grams. You can buy candy grams for a faculty or staff member, friend, or even yourself. They will be sold for $2 and $3. Candy grams will be delivered to recipients on Halloween day. All proceeds from sales will go to a fund the class will use to participate in the Upper Des Moines Adopt a Family initiative this holiday season.
- Jamii Claiborne


Criminology and Criminal Justice Students - Spring Registration

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

This is a reminder for students planning to major or minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice that required courses must be taken in a specific sequence starting with CRIM 101 (Criminal Justice Systems) in the fall semester and CRIM 102 (Survey of Criminology) and CRIM 220 (Introduction to Law Enforcement) in the spring semester. If you are currently enrolled in CRIM 101 (or have transferred it in) and are planning to major or minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, you should register for BOTH CRIM 102 and CRIM 220 for the spring semester to stay on track! If you have questions, contact Dr. Neal McNabb (mcnabb@bvu.edu).
- Neal McNabb


Are you planning to complete an Internship during Interim?

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

Join the Office of Career and Personal Development for interview prep seminars - Dress for Success (How to make your best first impression) on Thursday, October 23 from 4:30pm – 5:00pm and Interviews: No Questions Asked? (Be prepared to ask intelligent questions during the interview) on Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. RSVP in an email to careerservices@bvu.edu. Please include the date and time of the session you plan to attend in your RSVP email.
- Lori Berglund


Earn exttra money - apply for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

BVU's Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from Nov. 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. The next information meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Siebens Forum Room 9. If you can't attend, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for details. To apply, visit www.phonathon.com and use entry code BVU14F. You are encouraged to apply by Oct. 29.
- Barb Aiona


Set of car keys found

General Announcements

Posted October 22, 2014

A set of car keys to a Nissan was turned in to the Science Center Office. Claim by coming to SC-100.
- Sue Vaudt


Pumpkin Carving

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Club will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest Thursday, October 23 from 3-5 pm at Central Campus (where Johnny Holm performs). There will be snacks, pumpkins, and carving tools provided. Come on down and try to win first prize. If you are sure you'd like to compete, dropping an e-mail (oac@bvu.edu) our way would be much appreciated so we can ensure we have enough pumpkins. Thanks! Also make sure to like Outdoor Adventure Club on facebook and twitter to keep up to date with all our events!
- Trevor Berneking


Volleyball Registration Still Open

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

Still looking to get some exercise! Sign your team up for IM Volleyball which starts on Tuesday, October 28. Go to IMLeagus.com to sign up your team. We have coed, men's and women's leagues available, come on out and show BVU your volleyball skills! Registration extended until Monday at noon!
- Trevor Berneking


SAVE & CAASA Bake Sale

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

SAVE will be hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Bake Sale on behalf of CAASA on Tuesday, October 28th from 12:30 to 3:00pm in the Dows Grand Ballroom. Please feel free to contact me at matnkae@bvu.edu if you have questions. Thank you so much for your caring and support.
- Kaelee Matney


Get your lawn raked!

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

BVMA is holding a free-will-donation fundraiser for their club on Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 1-3. Members of the organization will be raking the yards of homes in Storm Lake. You provide the bags - we bring the rakes! Get your spot reserved as soon as possible! Contact Manda Clark to reserve your spot: clarman2@bvu.edu
- Manda Clark


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 21, 2014

The office of Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and the BVU Football team will once again sponsor Trick-or-Treat Night for children K-4. This year the event takes place on Tuesday, October 28, from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 trick or treaters to the Dows Conference Center in the Forum to register. The children will be met by members of the BVU Football team who will escort them through Pierce-White Halls for Halloween candy. For more information contact Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life, at the Buena Vista University Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director fo Residence LIfe


Call for Alumni Nominations

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

Share the names of outstanding BVU alumni who are deserving of one of annual awards presented by the National Alumni Association. See descriptions of the awards and an online nomination form at www.bvu.edu/nominate. Or, email Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu with information about your nominee(s). Nominations are requested by Dec. 31, 2014.


- Amy Jones


BV alums you know who are "making music"...

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

An upcoming issue of bvbriefs will feature "alumni making music" - those who are pursuing careers in the music industry and others who are playing in bands as a hobby or as a side gig. Do you know alumni who should be considered for this story? E-mail their names and information about their musical pursuits to Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu.
- Amy Jones


New Library Databases on Trial

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

BVU Library has two new databases on trial. Go to http://www.bvu.edu/library/databases/ for access to both. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (International Repertory of Music Literature) provides bibliographic citations to everything from Handel to hip hop. RILM covers 950 music journals comprehensively, over 11,000 non-music journals selectively and spans 1967 to the present. This trial expires on Oct. 31. IBIS World produces and publishes online business industry intelligence. Useful for management, finance, and economics classes, IBIS World can also be used by students outside of business to help understand the broader economy and the upcoming job market. This trial expires on Nov. 15. Contact the BVU Library at library@bvu.edu with your feedback about these databases.
- Jodie Morin


EDUC 394 Spring Semester Time Change

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

EDUC 394 Elementary Science Methods has been changed to T-Th at 8:00 AM in Smith Hall 305.
- Paul Theobald


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

Brenda Johnson's last day at BVU was October 17th. We wish Brenda well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

Kara Buckallew's last day at BVU was October 17th. We wish Kara well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


2015 Benefits Fair

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

The 2015 Benefits Fair will be held on Monday, October 27th from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm in Johnson & Cairnes & DCC. Presentations regarding benefit changes will be presented in DCC from 9:00 am , 10:30 am, & 12:00 pm by our benefits consultant, Gallagher Brendis. Please stop by Johnson & Cairnes and pick up your 2015 Benefits Packet anytime from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. Employees can also meet with the Human Resources Staff for any questions. Packets will be available to be picked up from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm up in the Human Resources Office. Packets will be mailed out on Tuesday, for those not able to attend, and there will be a video recording of one of the benefit session available for those individuals as well. Thank you.
- Human Resources


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 20, 2014

Gary Armstrong, General Counsel for BVU, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 to present the FERPA policy during the following times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each session will be located in Hansen 8. If a faculty or staff member would like a copy of the policy for themselves, we recommend they bring either their laptop or Ipad to view the policy on Roles, during the presentation, as HR will not be providing printed copies this year. One of the presentation will be recorded and then posted on Roles for all that are unable to attend, and those located at other locations. An announcement will be made in the BVU News when the video is posted on Roles. Please contact Human Resources with any questions. Thank you.
- Human Resources


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, October 24th

General Announcements

Posted October 20, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


SAB Social

General Announcements

Posted October 18, 2014

Do you just LOVE SAB events? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a part of the Student Activities Board? Need a great resume booster? SAB is the organization for you! Come to our SAB social on Thursday, October 23rd in the Pierce Skybox at 8:30 pm to learn more about the organization and to get some free snacks! Applications for the SAB team will also become available that same day, so our current SAB members can answer any questions you may have! GO SAB!
- Haley Stevens


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 17, 2014

Sarah "Beth" Henle's last day at BVU was October 15th. We wish Beth well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted October 17, 2014

Sandra Perez's last day at BVU was September 19th. We wish Sandra well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Phonathon is calling you

General Announcements

Posted October 17, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? BVU's Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers from November 8 - 20 on the Storm Lake campus. Callers will strengthen their communication skills and build their resumes. Work study is not required. The next information meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Siebens Forum Room 9. If you can't attend, contact Barbara Aiona for details.
- Barb Aiona


2fix is looking to hire!

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

2fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge, available 10-15 hours, and outstanding customer service ability. Join the 2fix team! To apply go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/information-services/2fix/ Select Become An STA link on the left side. We are looking forward to see your application!
- Zachary Schmidt


Dr. David Klee writes new book about being bullied

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

Dr. David Klee, associate professor of music at BVU, has written a book about overcoming the effects of being bullied as a child. In his book Dr. Klee talks about his struggle as a child to find himself and move forward in life after suffering a very violent early childhood at the hands of the "hoods." Through his struggles Dr. Klee finds his purpose in life through music. The book "Finding the Boy Inside" can be purchased through Amazon.com or through Dr. Klee directly.
- Dr. Klee


Campus Trick or Treating

General Announcements

Posted October 16, 2014

The office of Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and the BVU Football team will once again sponsor Trick-or-Treat Night for children K-4. This year the event takes place on Tuesday, October 28, from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 trick or treaters to the Dows Conference Center in the Forum to register. The children will be met by members of the BVU Football team who will escort them through Pierce-White Halls for Halloween candy. For more information contact Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life, at the Buena Vista University Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte, Director fo Residence LIfe


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted October 16, 2014

Monday, October 20th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 9/15/14 to 10/19/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you.
- Emily Sauter


FERPA Training

Human Resources

Posted October 16, 2014

Gary Armstrong, General Counsel for BVU, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 to present the FERPA policy during the following times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each session will be located in Hansen 8. If a faculty or staff member would like a copy of the policy for themselves, we recommend they bring either their laptop or Ipad to view the policy on Roles, during the presentation, as HR will not be providing printed copies this year. One of the presentation will be recorded and then posted on Roles for all that are unable to attend, and those located at other locations. An announcement will be made in the BVU News when the video is posted on Roles. Please contact Human Resources with any questions. Thank you.
- Human Resources