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April 27, 2017

Buenafication Day Registration is Closed

Buenafication Day registration is closed, so we can connect with non-profits and group leaders. If you did not have time to register, pick a group from the list http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/projects.dot and contact the group leader. Otherwise, join a friend on Tuesday!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 26, 2017

Have you had an ex and now you're on to the next?

If you've been in at least 2 serious relationships, you're invited to participate in a Communication Research project. Lindsey Graham is doing research on how previous romantic relationships impact future relationships and is looking for participants who are willing to take part in a quick, 20-minute interview. If you're interested, please e-mail Lindsey at grahlin@bvu.edu or fill out the form by clicking on the link

Contact - Lindsey Graham | Link


April 26, 2017

Iowa, marijuana, and the ACA...

What is the Iowa legislation doing with the  issues of  marijuana, abortion, and Affordable Care Act? Want to explore these issues and others? Then register for PHIL 335 Bioethics this coming Fall. In this course we critically examine these and other bioethical issues facing us today. A majority of the course focuses on careful examination of actual case studies, and on you exploring and articulating your own views, grounded in sound ethical reasoning. The course meets T & Th 12:00-1:15. It fulfills the requirements for Humanities Gen Education, writing intensive, and is a GWST track course.

Contact - Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya


April 26, 2017

RHD Candidate Student Open Session

We would love your input on Monday, May 1st at the Open Student Session for the Residence Hall Director on-campus Interview. Please join us from 2:30pm-3:15pm in Hansen 8. Thanks!

Contact - Crystal V. Jones


April 26, 2017

Apply for ALPS Today

Applications for next semester are now open! Contact Trevor Berneking for the application! ALPS-Adventure Leadership Program Scholars

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 26, 2017

BVU Student Yard Sale

BVU students will be hosting a yard sale on the following dates:
Friday, May 5th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and
Saturday, May 6th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

The yard sale will be held on the lawn outside of the suites (along W. 4th Street). Students will be selling items ranging from clothes, toys, electronics, games, and even food. Come down to check out the sale which is open to students and community.

To keep up with the event and any announcements check out the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/278614592551162/?active_tab=about

Contact - Skyler Gorsett


April 26, 2017

Athletics Dept. Garage Sale

Come join us in the Fieldhouse foyer on Tues. May 9th for the Athletics Dept. Garage Sale from 11:30am-1:00pm.  It is a great chance to purchase some genreal BVU apparel and items from your favorite teams; many at discounted prices! Get there early, items go fast.

Contact - Amy Santucci


April 26, 2017

New Course added to Fall 2017 schedule

BIOL-112 - Evolution, 1:00-1:50 MW (2nd 7 weeks) 1 cr. taught by Dr.  Brodman

Contact - Ben Donath


April 25, 2017

Fall 2017/Interim 2018 Graduation Applications

Graduation applications for those planning to graduate December 2017/Interim 2018 have been emailed to your BVU email account. If you plan to graduate in December, or at the end of Interim, and you did NOT receive an application, please contact the Registrar’s Office. Applications are due May 12, 2017.

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


April 25, 2017

Lifeguard Recertification

If anyone is in need of getting recertified through the Red Cross to be a Lifeguard please contact me asap.  We are hoping to have a Review class at BVU mid may!  Exact times will be decided soon depending on student availability.

Contact - Janelle McArthur


April 24, 2017

Apply to be a part of the 2017-2018 University Cable Network Staff

The University Cable Network is looking for people who would be interested in taking up a leadership role with the TV Station. For any students looking to become more involved within the tv studio on campus you are heavily encouraged to apply! If you would like an application please contact professor Jerry Johnson and he will send you one. Applications are due on April 28th with interviews taking place early next week. 

Contact - Chris Habermann


April 24, 2017

STI Q&A and Screening

Do you have questions regarding your sexual health?  Do you often wonder if you should have a STI screening to determine if you are infection free?  If so, Siouxland District Health will be on campus Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Forum Room 6 (across from the Common Ground coffee shop) for individual consultations.  This is a FREE service sponsored by Health Services & Wellness and Team Wellness.  Who Should Get Tested?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIojsNzHs7c

For questions, please visit BVU Student Health & Wellness Office located in Siebens Fieldhouse L-25 or e-mail healthservices@bvu.edu   

Contact - Tami Laurse


April 24, 2017

2017-2018 Resident Assistants

The Office of Residence Life and Housing is proud to announce the student staff for 2017-2018. Our staff for next year will consist of the following students:

 

Juanita Mondragon (CC), Ekene James (CC), Tanner Cook (CC), Julio Aguilar, David Arona, Katelyn Baltes, Drew Beall, Wesley Brennan, Katelyn Bohaty, Destine Buttruff, Valeria Cota, Austin Demers, Nadia Ecyomuhendo, Mikayla Foster, Tiffany Hull, Kimberly Hults, Jacob Jensen, Emily Kim, Christian Kladstrup, Alyssa Kragelund, Lane Krause, Molly Lewison, Sarah Mackey, Alan Maldonado, Amanda Miley, Corgan Petersen, Gerald Quinlan, Gumwil Riak, Jenny Schildroth, Megan Snyder, Jake Staudt, Rachel Tice, Lutahi Tumba, Alexandra Wahlert, and Kayanna Wibben.  Please congratulate these individuals for being presented with such a valuable position here on campus. We look forward to seeing what next year brings us and we are confident these students will help create a welcoming environment for returners and newcomers alike.

Contact - Adam Wallander


April 24, 2017

SENIORS – DEADLINE Commencement Ticket Ordering

Seniors – Commencement ticket orders must be made online at www.bvu.edu/commencement by 11:59pm on Monday, May 8th!

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


April 24, 2017

URMED trip to Cardiology Trip

On Tuesday May 9th, the URMED program willl be taking a trip to Sioux City to visit Cardiovascular Associates.  Students will participate in a cardiac stress test and have an opportunity to meet with CVA physician Dr. Arteaga, a specialist in the area of cardio electrophysiology.  The van will leave at 8:45 am and will return to campus around 4:30 pm.  Please email Dr. Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you would like to go on this excursion.  There is room for up to 9 students and preference will be given based on year in school and whether or not you've previously taken the spring URMED trip.  The deadline for expressing interest is 5 pm on Wednesday May 3rd and students willl be notified shortly after that deadline if they will be going on the trip.

Contact - Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.


April 24, 2017

Jeans and Jugs Needed

On Buenafication Day, BVU, SLHS and Alta Aurelia schools will be doing Soul Hope for a service project! We need used jeans and plastic jugs such as milk or detergent containers for the project. Please bring them to the GSLC or call 2443 and we can come and pick them up. Join us for the project Buenafication Day from 1-3pm in Dows.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 24, 2017

Buenafication Day Registration Closes Wednesday

Buenafication Day Registration closes Wednesday, so register today!http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot If you don't know who to sign up with you can choose a project that you like best or go with Student Senate.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 23, 2017

Student Senate Weekly Update

Hello, BVU community! Here is your weekly update on Student Senate's meeting from April 20, 2017. Our topics are below. Please join us for our open-forum meetings on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 if you'd like to discuss previous or future topics. Student Senate supports you and your experience. Submit topics to the link below.

  • At-Large Elections
  • Underground Project Committee
  • Transfer Seminar Project Committee
  • Interview
  • Allocations

Contact - Morgan Langan | Link


April 23, 2017

New Student Senate Website

Student Senate has developed a new website that encompasses everything that we do. Anything you may need to know about is on this site, such as allocations, committees, meeting minutes, or project updates. Click below to learn more!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 23, 2017

Buenafication Day Open Group

If you don't have a group to sign up with for Buenafication Day, feel free to click Student Senate on the registration page! Any student can join in on Senate's activities through the day. Senate will be at the Buena Vista County fair grounds in the morning, hosting the bags tournament, and then hosting an activity from 3-5pm at the elementary school. Join us!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 23, 2017

Student Senate At-Large Elections

Student Senate At-Large Elections start tomorrow! The polls will open at 8am on Friday, April 21 and close at midnight on April 26.

At-Large elections is when all current senators re-run for their positions. It's also when students who want to be senators can run and be voted on to the senate. We have 12 individuals who are running, so please vote for them on Beavernet! Click on the link below!

Contact - Elisabeth Niebuhr | Link


April 23, 2017

Buenafication Day Bags Tournament

Please post on the Facebook event (link below) who your partner will be for the bags tournament!

1. In order to enter, bring a canned good to donate the day of!
2. Post on the page who your teammate is
3. First and second place get prizes!
*If you have questions contact Samantha Hirschman (hirssam@bvu.edu) or Ashley Farmer-Hanson (farmer@bvu.edu).

Register for Buenafication Day at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

This event is hosted by Student Senate and Buenafication Day.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 23, 2017

OAC Springfest 2017 Boat float

Your dream has come true! We will be having another Cardboard Boat Float on Sunday, April 30th! Register your teaam by emailing Gage at cookgag@bvu.edu or calling 563-320-9411. We are excited to bring this tradition two times a year instead of one!

Contact - Gage Cook | Link


April 23, 2017

OAC Springfest 2017

Students and community members are welcome to join OAC at the Outdoor Recreation House on Sunday, April 30th to celebrate the coming of warmer weather. There will be cardboard boat races, afternoon paddle, log rollling, survival kits, PRIZES, FOOD, and more! Please contact Gage Cook at cookgag@bvu.edu or 563-320-9411 to sign up for the boat races

Contact - Dakota Popp | Link


April 22, 2017

Interim 2018: Explore Europe!

Be prepared for an amazing 22 days of exploring Europe: From Amsterdam, to Prague, Munich, to Venice, Rome to Pompeii & Florence, to Paris and London. For information, contact Swasti Bhattacharyya or Mary Mello-Nee.

Contact - Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya


April 21, 2017

Room Draw (Hall-A-Palooza)

 

All Individuals choosing to live in a double or single room on campus should attend the singles/double Room Draw process (Hall-a-Palooza) on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Dows Conference Center. The process will begin at 6pm and should conclude by 9pm. The process starts from the highest to lowest calculated point totals until all point groups have been called. Point totals are calculated by multiplying GPA with completed credit hours (not including J-Term 2017). Please go to https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Student_Life/Room_Draw.jnz  (use your BVU Username and Password) to see your point total.

Contact - Dante Corbin | Link


April 21, 2017

NEW COURSE, NEW PROGRAM, NEW GENERAL EDUCATION OFFERING!

NEW COURSE, NEW PROGRAM, NEW GENERAL EDUCATION OFFERING!  The new Data Science and Analytics program launches next semester with a new general education course for non-majors.  This would be an appropriate course for students from any major that is touched by “big data,” meaning just about everything!

DATA 100  Data Science in Society           3 credits

Technological advances in the 21st century have allowed companies and organizations to inexpensively gather vast amounts of raw data.  Organizations have been quick to realize that this data represents an extremely valuable asset, and the question of how to efficiently mine useful information from these massive data sets has given rise to the new field of data science and analytics.  This course examines the role played by “big data analysis” in areas as diverse as business, management, marketing, social media research, sports analytics, genomics, environmental studies, etc., and introduces some of the special techniques and considerations at the heart of big data analysis.  General Education – Computational Science course. 

School of Science

Contact - Ben Donath


April 20, 2017

Faculty/Staff: Open Sessions- FT English as a Second Language

Attention Faculty/Staff: Open sessions for the full-time English as a Second Language candidates are as follows:

Candidate #1-April 24th at 1:30 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #2- April 26th at 1:00 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #3-April 28th at 8:30 am in Smith 204

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

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


April 20, 2017

BVU Student Yard Sale

BVU will be hosting a student yard sale on Friday, May 5th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 

Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This yard sale will give students and student organizations the opportunity to sell their items. The yard sale will be held outside of the suites along W. 4th Street.

If you are interested in selling your items and would like to sign up for a table at this event please use the form linked below. Sign-ups are due by April 26th!
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=V-Qu0gbCA0yjRbgP0F8g6D5LjQ_NaXJLo1nn5R_ioNFUNEc3RjZaOUdHSzNTWE83NURENDJPUllXMC4u

Follow the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/278614592551162/?active_tab=discussion

Contact - Skyler Gorsett


April 20, 2017

There's still time to support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2017-18 Faculty & Staff Campaign. If you haven't done so, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more and to print another pledge form. Or, contact Barbara Aiona in the Alumni & Development office.

Contact - Barb Aiona


April 19, 2017

Zumba!!

BVU alum and Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist will be here to teach a Zumba class Thursday, April 20 from 7:30-8 p.m. in the Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse. 

Contact - Tami Laursen


April 19, 2017

Buenafication Day Bags Tournament

Please post on the Facebook event (link below) who your partner will be for the bags tournament!

1. In order to enter, bring a canned good to donate the day of!
2. Post on the page who your teammate is
3. First and second place get prizes!
*If you have questions contact Samantha Hirschman (hirssam@bvu.edu) or Ashley Farmer-Hanson (farmer@bvu.edu).

Register for Buenafication Day at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

This event is hosted by Student Senate and Buenafication Day.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 19, 2017

Student Senate At-Large Elections

Student Senate At-Large Elections start tomorrow! The polls will open at 8am on Friday, April 21 and close at midnight on April 26.

At-Large elections is when all current senators re-run for their positions. It's also when students who want to be senators can run and be voted on to the senate. We have 12 individuals who are running, so please vote for them on Beavernet! Click on the link below!

Contact - Elisabeth Niebuhr | Link


April 19, 2017

Call for Participants who Love Country Music

Do you love country music? Do you consider it your prefered music genre? Then please consider to be part of my communication study.
I am looking for individuals to spend 15-20 minutes with me to talk about their country preference. Please email hirssam@bvu.edu if you'd like to participate or want to learn more! Participants must be 18 years of age, BVU students, and have a strong preference for country music.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


April 19, 2017

Buenafication Day Service

If you don't have a group to sign up with for Buenafication Day, feel free to click Student Senate on the registration page! Any student can join in on Senate's activities through the day. Senate will be at the Buena Vista County fair grounds in the morning, hosting the bags tournament, and then hosting an activity from 3-5pm at the elementary school. Join us!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 19, 2017

Are you pre-med or interested in pursuing a career in the health field?

Are you pre-med or interested in pursuing a career in the health field? 

Then consider taking PHIL 335 Bioethics this coming Fall semester. This course provides you with an opportunity to critically examine bioethical issues such as access to healthcare, abortion, CRISPR Cas9 technology, end of life care, etc. A majority of the course focuses on careful examination of actual case studies, and on you exploring and articulating your own views, grounded in sound ethical reasoning, on particular contemporary bioethical issues. The course meets T & Th 12:00-1:15. This course fulfills the requirements for Humanities General Education, writing intensive, and is a GWST track. 

Contact - Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya


April 19, 2017

Springfest 2017

Come join OAC for their annual Springfest event April 30th from 12-4pm at the rec house. Boat float will begin at 1pm. Other activities include: log rolling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and survival kit making. There will also be free food!

Contact - OAC


April 19, 2017

End of the Year Shuttle to Omaha Eppley Airport

The university has been providing a shuttle service to the Omaha Airport for international students for many years. Now that more students from further away are attending BVU, we have decided to expand this service to non-international students. Any student who lives far enough away from campus who will be flying home at the end of the semester is eligible for this service. The end of the year shuttle will leave on Friday, May 26 at 8:00 AM. Cost for non-international students is $15. Please stop by the GSLC or contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu to sign up or if you have any questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


April 19, 2017

ALPS Application Now Open

Do you like an adventure? If so then ALPS (Adventure Leadership Program Scholars) is for you. ALPS is now taking applications for next year. We have several spots open so if you like the outdoors and being a leader come join us. To get an application please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 19, 2017

Have you been impacted by a family secret?

Have you been impacted by a family secret? This is something you wouldn't typically share with others outside of your immediate family. If you have an experience like this, you're invited to participate in a Communication research project. 

Meredith Van Zuiden, a senior Corporate Communication major, is conducting a study to examine how relational closeness is impacted within families, after secrets are revealed.

Participants will be interviewed for about 20-30 minutes. If you're interested in being a part of this study, please click on the link and submit your contact information. Any questions about the study may be answered by emailing, Meredith Van Zuiden at vanzmer@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Meredith Van Zuiden | Link


April 19, 2017

Want to be a Mentor?

BVU Students! Have you every thought about being a mentor, but felt like you didn't have or didn't want to make the time? I am here to tell you that simply isn't true! The organization, BV Buddies, is looking for about 15 more mentors for middle school students in Storm Lake. If you like to play video games or shoot some hoops, then you would be the perfect mentor. All it takes it letting someone hang out with you. To find out more information, please visit our class campaign at www.facebook.com/CauseBOOM and watch our video titled, "Great Leaders Come From Great Mentors". If you are interested in being a mentor, contact the BV Buddies at bvbuddies@bvu.edu.

Contact - Taylor Yearous


April 19, 2017

Faculty/Staff: Open Sessions- FT English as a Second Language

Attention Faculty/Staff: Open sessions for the full-time English as a Second Language candidates are as follows:

Candidate #1-April 24th at 1:30 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #2- April 26th at 1:00 pm in Smith 204

Candidate #3-April 28th at 8:30 am in Smith 204

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

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


April 18, 2017

Honest Questions, Open Answers

*Scholarly ACES Event*

Zeke Cline, a Protestant deacon of Lohrville Christian Church, and Reverend Timothy Friedrichsen, a Roman Catholic priest of Storm Lake’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church, come to campus for a conversation exploring different religious beliefs.  These men will cover topics regarding popular misconceptions of their respective faiths and explain why they believe what they believe.  Come for a night of answers, and bring any questions you may have!

Contact - Dr. Matthew Packer


April 18, 2017

SENIORS – LAST DAY for Cap & Gown Ordering – April 21st

Seniors – The last day to call in cap & gown orders is Friday, April 21st at 5pm. Please contact Molly in the Registrar’s Office to order, 712-749-2641. Because the deadline for online ordering was April 17th, called in orders will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


April 18, 2017

Fiesta Latina 2017

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Location: Chautauqua Park;
Rain location: “Salon de Baile La Parranda” | 200 E Railroad St. Storm Lake, IA

Throughout the day there are crafts, children’s games, food vendors, inflatables, and live music and entertainment. We welcome all to attend and if you are interested in volunteering at the event please contact  Samantha Arnold at arnosam@bvu.edu.

 

Fiesta Latina is an annual free non-alcohol event for the Storm Lake community hosted by BVU RAICES. 

The objective of the event is to build bridges with community partners and to celebrate and educate others about the Latino culture. The event is designed for all ages.

All proceeds, from selling food. goes toward a local non-profit organization in Storm Lake. This year the organization is CAASA. 

Fiesta Latina is sponsored by BVU RAICES, BVU Multicultural Engagement, BVU Student Senate, BVU Student Activities Board, BVU Alcohol Fund, BVU Weekend Programming Committee, BVU Spanish Honor Society, & Valentina’s Super Market.

Contact - Samantha Arnold


April 18, 2017

Costa Rica--Interim 2018

Travel to the tropics with us in January 2018! We will spend three weeks in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. In the mornings, we will study Spanish at a local language school and in the afternoons, we will experience unique cultural activities. Our accommodations will be homestays, allowing us to stay in a local family’s home and be fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture and traditions. Weekend excursions may include trips to the beach, rain forests, and/or volcanoes.

 

There will be an information session on Monday, April 24, at 4:30 pm in Forum 1. If you are interested in the trip but are unable to attend the session, please contact Steven Mills or Beth Blankers.

 

Led by Steven Mills and Beth Blankers

Contact - Beth Blankers


April 17, 2017

Buenafication Day Registration

Buenafication Day registration closes April 28th! Sign up today for morning service projects, afternoon projects like BVU Against Hunger, a Lawn Golf and Bags tournament against hunger and service at the Elementary Schools. http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot For immediate updates please follow the day on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 17, 2017

BVU Student Yard Sale

BVU will be hosting a student yard sale on Friday, May 5th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 

Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This yard sale will give students and student organizations the opportunity to sell their items. The yard sale will be held outside of the suites along W. 4th Street.

If you are interested in selling your items and would like to sign up for a table at this event please use the form linked below:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=V-Qu0gbCA0yjRbgP0F8g6D5LjQ_NaXJLo1nn5R_ioNFUNEc3RjZaOUdHSzNTWE83NURENDJPUllXMC4u 

Follow the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/278614592551162/?active_tab=discussion

Contact - Skyler Gorsett


April 14, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 14, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 14, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 13, 2017

Cuba Information Meeting

Off limits for more than 50 years, Cuba is opening its doors to Americans.  Because of government restrictions and trade limitations, the country appears, in many ways, to have been frozen in time. This makes it crucial to see Cuba now – before it changes forever.  Come to an information meeting about a January, 2018 interim travel course to Cuba.  Get an overview of the country, travel plans for this opportunity, and helpful information to assist you in deciding if you are ready for this once in a lifetime experience.  Information meeting: Tuesday, April 18,  Room 3 Forum 11:00 am; Wednesday, April 19, Room 4 Forum  2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Contact - Robbie Ludy


April 13, 2017

2017 Senior Class Campaign

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the 2017 Senior Class Campaign!  If you are eligible and have not yet written your note to President Moore, stop by our table outside of the Serve on Wednesday, April 19, between 11 & 1:30.  We will have paper and pen ready for you!  

For those who have not yet made a commitment to the campaign, stop by and help increase the Class of 2017 participation rate in this longstanding Beaver Tradition!   

Contact - Senior Campaign Chairs


April 13, 2017

BVU Student Yard Sale

BVU will be hosting a student yard sale on Friday, May 5th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 

Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This yard sale will give students and student organizations the opportunity to sell their items. The yard sale will be held outside of the suites along W. 4th Street.

If you are interested in selling your items and would like to sign up for a table at this event please use the form linked below:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=V-Qu0gbCA0yjRbgP0F8g6D5LjQ_NaXJLo1nn5R_ioNFUNEc3RjZaOUdHSzNTWE83NURENDJPUllXMC4u 

Follow the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/278614592551162/?active_tab=discussion

Contact - Skyler Gorsett


April 13, 2017

Classroom presentation by Biology Candidate

Classroom Presentation for faculty, staff and students by Biology Candidate #1:  Tuesday, April 18, 4:00 in

Contact - ben donath


April 13, 2017

There's still time to support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2017-18 Faculty & Staff Campaign. If you haven't done so, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more and to print another pledge form. Or, contact Barbara Aiona in the Alumni & Development office.

Contact - Barb Aiona


April 13, 2017

Open Session for Biology Candidate

Open Session for faculty to meet Candidate #1 for Biology position:  Tuesday, April 18, 3-3:45 in ESSC-110

 ESSC-125

Contact - ben donath


April 13, 2017

VolleyTots

BVU Volleyball presents VolleyTots: a program designed for those new to volleyball and introduces skills and technique while incorporating numerous games and activities.  For both boys and girls, these sessions will be educational and enjoyable.  The programs are designed for children ages 4-9 (Grades K-4) who are interested in improving their athletic ability as well as learning basic concepts within volleyball.  Children will work on basic locomotor movement skills, basic motor control, and beginning volleyball skills.  Parents are encouraged to stay and watch in the upstairs concourse.

Dates: Wednesdays in May - 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Times:  6:00 – 7:30 pm     

Location: Siebens Fieldhouse – Buena Vista University

Cost: $10 per session or $40 for all five. 
*For two kids within same family,
cost is $15 per session or $70 for all five

Either email, or bring form with payment to first session – must email/phone to reserve spot

mail ahead to:  Volleyball – Buena Vista University – 610 W 4th St. – Storm Lake, IA 50588

Questions? Contact Tyler Wills at willst@bvu.edu or (712) 749-2268

Financial assistance available upon request
Please make checks payable to BV Volleyball

Contact - Tyler Wills


April 13, 2017

Grimm Brothers Fairytale Adventure Travel Course Informational Session

Before Snow White sang, "Someday my prince will come"  for Disney, her character was first imagined by the Brothers Grimm. Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm were German authors who rose to fame with their collection of folk tales Children's and Household Tales in 1812. Among those, 'Cinderella,' 'Rapunzel,' 'Rumpelstiltskin,' 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'Sleeping Beauty' were all inspired by the stunning German countryside complete with its forests and castles. Our May trip will explore the places and stories written by the Brothers Grimm.  We'll learn how stories were and are passed down across generations and challenge ourselves to develop original fairytales based on the small villages we explore.  Join us for an informational meeting to learn more about this magical trip led by Professors Miranda Pollock and Andrea Frantz. Meeting date/time: Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 in Forum 3

Contact - Dr. Andrea Frantz


April 13, 2017

2018 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

2018 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING

Tuesday, April 18 @ 11:00am or 5:00pm in Lage Room 30

Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations. The information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18at 11am or 5pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218.  

Contact - Jerry Johnson


April 13, 2017

Costa Rica – Interim 2018

Travel to the tropics with us in January 2018! We will spend three weeks in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. In the mornings, we will study Spanish at a local language school and in the afternoons, we will experience unique cultural activities. Our accommodations will be homestays, allowing us to stay in a local family’s home and be fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture and traditions. Weekend excursions may include trips to the beach, rain forests, and/or volcanoes.

 

There will be an information session on Monday, April 24, at 4:30 pm in Forum 1. If you are interested in the trip but are unable to attend the session, please contact Steven Mills or Beth Blankers.

 

Led by Steven Mills and Beth Blankers

Contact - Beth Blankers


April 13, 2017

Calling all Instagrammers!

Are you a BVU student who loves to use the Instagram app? If so, you are invited to participate in a Communication Research project. Michelle Eccher is conducting a research study on how Instagram can increase young adults’ “FoMO” (Fear of Missing Out). Participants will be in a quick 15-20 minute interview. If interested, please click on the link to fill our your contact information. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at ecchmic@bvu.edu.

 
 

Contact - Michelle Eccher | Link


April 12, 2017

New Student Senate Website

Student Senate has developed a new website that encompasses everything that we do. Anything you may need to know about is on this site, such as allocations, committees, meeting minutes, or project updates. Click below to learn more!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


April 12, 2017

Server Maintenance on April 13th at 10 PM

Information Technology Services will be performing maintenance on BVU’s servers on Thursday, April 13th, from 10 PM until 4 AM. During this time, BVU services may be down. Maintenance will NOT affect Canvas, any Office 365 service including email, or the main BVU website.

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services


April 12, 2017

Jeans and Milk Jugs Needed

Student MOVE and the Office of Civic Engagement are hosting the service event Soul Hope on Buenafication Day and we need used jeans, empty milk jugs or plastic laundry detergent bottles. Please drop them off in the GSLC or call 2443 and we can send someone to your office to pick them up.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 12, 2017

Strike Out Hunger Event

The BVU Softball and Baseball programs, along with SAAC and the Civic Engagement Office will be hosting a Strike Out Hunger day on Saturday, April 15th.  The Beaver softball team will host Simpson College and the Baseball team will be hosting Central College. Games are at 1pm, 3pm and 3:30pm. Bring a donation for Upper Des Moines Opportunity located here in Storm Lake. Items that are needed locally include: Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, paper products), boxed meal items (Hamburger helper, macaroni, etc), cereal, oatmeal and canned goods. A collection box will be placed at the concession stand. 

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


April 12, 2017

Foster Care Backpack Drive

The Student Association of Social Workers would like to request your help in Care Backpacks for children in the foster care system. SASW is trying to stop children from receiving garbage bags to carry their things from home to home. We want to provide the kids with backpacks, blankets, reading books, and new hygiene products.

If you would like to donate items or help put together backpacks, please contact Susan Letsch(letssus@bvu.edu) and Amber Freund (freuamb@bvu.edu). Thank you!

Contact - Susan Letsch


April 12, 2017

Represent BV by being a Student Senator

Do you want to represent BV? Be a Senator! Place your name on the at-large ballot to run. Email Elisabeth Niebuhr!

We are in search of students who LOVE this school and would like to have an impact on the topics you care about! Areas of focus include Social Media and Marketing, Weekend Programming, Food, Parking, Academic Affairs, Events, Admission, Student Conduct, Policy, Information Resources, Safety and Maintenance, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs. As senators, we offer information to faculty, staff, and administration on issues the student body has on these areas.

Student Senate can influence policy in the BV community. We are currently working on proposal projects for the Underground, Suite water filters and ice, Transfer seminar reconstruction, and a school organization kiosk. In the past, Senate has developed the co-ed suite option and neutral gender bathrooms.

Please join us on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 for more information or email the address below for an application! The Student Senate will review your application and get back to you with an interview time as soon as possible.

Contact - Elisabeth Niebuhr | Link


April 12, 2017

Call for Participants who Love Country Music

Do you love country music? Do you consider it your prefered music genre? Then please consider to be part of my communication study.
I am looking for individuals to spend 15-20 minutes with me to talk about their country preference. Please email hirssam@bvu.edu if you'd like to participate or want to learn more! Participants must be 18 years of age, BVU students, and have a strong preference for country music.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


April 12, 2017

445 pairs of Shoes

Your shoes will be delivered to Soles4Souls today--April 12th!  Thanks to all of you who contributed to the success of the Dean's Fellows Shoe Drive.

Contact - kathy kapitan


April 12, 2017

There's still time to support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2017-18 Faculty & Staff Campaign. If you haven't done so, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more and to print another pledge form. Or, contact Barbara Aiona in the Alumni & Development office.

Contact - Barb Aiona


April 12, 2017

Psychology Students Attend Conference

The following students will be gone from noon on Wednesday, April 19th through the following Saturday in order to present research at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago: Kierra Eldridge, Abby Ross, Andrea Almanza, Angus Pollock, Beatriz Medina, Gage Grutz, Justin Belstene, Katie Puls, Kyle Wiebers, Lindsay Blackford, and Tiffany Hull. Please excuse them from classes as they attend this important event -- and congratulate them on their successful acceptance to present at the conference!

Contact - Wind Goodfriend


April 12, 2017

Classroom Presentation

Classroom Presentation for faculty, staff and students by Biology Candidate #1:  Tuesday, April 18, 4:00 in ESSC-125

Contact - ben donath


April 12, 2017

Open Session

Open Session for faculty to meet Candidate #1 for Biology position:  Tuesday, April 18, 3-3:45 in ESSC-110

Contact - ben donath


April 11, 2017

Zumba!!

Lesa Turnquist, BVU alum and BVRMC Group Fitness Instructor will be here Thursday, April 20th to teach a Zumba class from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse.

Contact - Tami Laursen


April 11, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 11, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 11, 2017

New Course

NEW COURSE, NEW PROGRAM, NEW GENERAL EDUCATION OFFERING!  The new Data Science and Analytics program launches next semester with a new general education course for non-majors.  This would be an appropriate course for students from any major that is touched by “big data,” meaning just about everything!

DATA 100  Data Science in Society           3 credits

Technological advances in the 21st century have allowed companies and organizations to inexpensively gather vast amounts of raw data.  Organizations have been quick to realize that this data represents an extremely valuable asset, and the question of how to efficiently mine useful information from these massive data sets has given rise to the new field of data science and analytics.  This course examines the role played by “big data analysis” in areas as diverse as business, management, marketing, social media research, sports analytics, genomics, environmental studies, etc., and introduces some of the special techniques and considerations at the heart of big data analysis.  General Education – Computational Science course. 

School of Science

Contact - ben donath


April 11, 2017

Tanzania Trip - Jterm 2018

We are looking to assemble a group of 10 students for a medical missionary trip with Hope Ministries next J-term. Hope Ministries is a nonprofit Christian family that cares for orphans, provides medical care and supplies, provides educational and spiritual support, and brings faith, hope and love to the people in Tanzania, Africa. This missionary trip will provide you with a life-changing, spirit-filled experience and will be led by a team leader who has been to Tanzania several times and values and loves the people of Tanzania. This trip is also a great opportunity to get internship credits!

Contact - Hailey Dollen and Devin Stane


April 11, 2017

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 17th! After that date, please contact Molly in the Registrar’s Office to order, 712-749-2641. Orders made after the April 17th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


April 10, 2017

Have you had an ex and now you're on to the next?

If you've been in at least 2 serious relationships, you're invited to participate in a Communication Research project. Lindsey Graham is doing research on how previous romantic relationships impact future relationships and is looking for participants who are willing to take part in a quick, 20-minute interview. If you're interested, please e-mail Lindsey at grahlin@bvu.edu or fill out the form by clicking the link!

Contact - Lindsey Graham | Link


April 10, 2017

CAE Hours over Easter Break

The CAE will be closing on Thursday at 5:00 for Easter break.  We will reopen on Monday night at 5:00. 

Contact - Donna Musel


April 10, 2017

BVU Student Yard Sales

BVU will be hosting a student yard sale on Friday, May 5th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 

Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This yard sale will give students and student organizations the opportunity to sell their items.

Please sign up using the link below.
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=V-Qu0gbCA0yjRbgP0F8g6D5LjQ_NaXJLo1nn5R_ioNFUNEc3RjZaOUdHSzNTWE83NURENDJPUllXMC4u

Contact - Skyler Gorsett


April 10, 2017

Have you been impacted by a family secret?

Have you been impacted by a family secret? This is something you wouldn't typically share with others outside of your immediate family. If you have an experience like this, you're invited to participate in a Communication research project. 

Meredith Van Zuiden, a senior Corporate Communication major, is conducting a study to examine how relational closeness is impacted within families, after secrets are revealed.

Participants will be interviewed for about 20-30 minutes. If you're interested in being a part of this study, please click on the link and submit your contact information. Any questions about the study may be answered by emailing, Meredith Van Zuiden at vanzmer@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Meredith Van Zuiden | Link


April 10, 2017

Information meeting for Cuba

Off limits for more than 50 years, Cuba is opening its doors to Americans.  Because of government restrictions and trade limitations, the country appears, in many ways, to have been frozen in time. This makes it crucial to see Cuba now – before it changes forever.  Come to an information meeting about a January, 2018 interim travel course to Cuba.  Get an overview of the country, travel plans for this opportunity, and helpful information to assist you in deciding if you are ready for this once in a lifetime experience.  Information meeting: Tuesday, April 18,  Room 3 Forum 11:00 am; Wednesday, April 19, Room 4 Forum  2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Contact - Robbie Ludy


April 10, 2017

Rec House Closed for Easter Break

The Rec House will be closed for Easter vacation starting on Friday, April 14-Monday, April 17. We will re-open on Tuesday, April 18. Have a great break!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 10, 2017

Calling all Instagrammers!

Calling all Instagrammers! 

Are you a BVU student who loves to use the Instagram app? If so, you are invited to participate in a Communication Research project. Michelle Eccher, senior Communication Studies major, is conducting a research study on how Instagram can increase young adults’ “FoMO” (Fear of Missing Out). Participants will be taking a quick 15-20 minute interview. If interested, please click on the link to fill our your contact information. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at ecchmic@bvu.edu.

Contact - Michelle Eccher | Link


April 10, 2017

Want to Be a Mentor?

BVU Students! Have you every thought about being a mentor, but felt like you didn't have or didn't want to make the time? I am here to tell you that simply isn't true! The organization, BV Buddies, is looking for about 15 more mentors for middle school in Storm Lake. If you like to play video games or shoot some hoops, then you would be the perfect mentor. All it takes it letting someone hang out with you. To find out more information, please visit our class campaign at www.facebook.com/CauseBOOM and watch our video titled, "Great Leaders Come From Great Mentors". If you are interested in being a mentor, contact the BV Buddies at bvbuddies@bvu.edu.

Contact - Taylor Yearous


April 10, 2017

Student Senate Weekly Update

Hello, BVU community! Here is your weekly update on Student Senate's meeting from April 6, 2017. Our topics are below. Please join us for our open-forum meetings on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 if you'd like to discuss previous or future topics. Student Senate supports you and your experience. Submit topics to the link below.

  • Interviews
  • Buenafication Day Allocations
  • Scholars Day timeline
  • Transfer Seminar Revision Presentation

Contact - Morgan Langan | Link


April 10, 2017

Call for Participants who Love Country Music

Do you love country music? Do you consider it your prefered music genre? Then please consider to be part of my communication study. I am looking for 10-15 individuals to spend 30-60 minutes with me to talk about their country preference. Please email hirssam@bvu.edu if you'd like to participate or want to learn more! Participants must be 18 years of age, BVU students, and have a strong preference for country music.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


April 9, 2017

Environmental Science Capstone

Environmental Science seniors have been conducting research for our capstone project. The focus of our work has been on invasive species and people's perceptions of invasive species and their impact. The culmination of our project is a public survey about people's knowlegde and feelings toward invasive species. Please join us in our survey either at our specified times in the Science Center at Buena Vista University, or online. Thank you!

Monday, April 10th at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 12th at 8:00pm-10:00pm

Contact - Katelyn Brinkerhoff | Link


April 8, 2017

Tanzania Trip - Jterm 2018

We are looking to assemble a group of 10 students for a medical missionary trip with Hope Ministries next J-term. Hope Ministries is a nonprofit Christian family that cares for orphans, provides medical care and supplies, provides educational and spiritual support, and brings faith, hope and love to the people in Tanzania, Africa. This missionary trip will provide you with a life-changing, spirit-filled experience and will be led by a team leader who has been to Tanzania several times and values and loves the people of Tanzania. This trip is also a great opportunity to get internship credits!

Contact - Hailey Dollen and Devin Stane | Link


April 7, 2017

Choose Blue Youth Fair

Teachers Inc. is in need of 50 volunteers to help at the Choose Blue Youth Fair event on Sunday, April 23 from 12:45-4:45. This autism awareness event that starts with a 5K in the morning. The afternoon will consist of a fair with a variety of different booths for children of all ages to participate in. If you are intersted in volunteering use the link to sign up! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS1btF_-Y38RY8V3ZFotqlBxLbKzzN1yBuZ5zNyLQ2VzWk1w/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Contact - Mariah Trettin


April 7, 2017

Library Hours for Easter Weekend

The BVU Library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 for the Easter Holiday weekend.  We'll reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 17 for your studying convenience.

Contact - Jodie Morin


April 7, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 7, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


April 7, 2017

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 17th! After that date, please contact Molly in the Registrar’s Office to order, 712-749-2641. Orders made after the April 17th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


April 7, 2017

Open Log Rolling

We will have more log rolling opportunities during the month of April. Log rolling will be on Monday nights starting on April 10 and ending on April 27. We will go from 8-9 pm in the pool. If you feel like giving it a try please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


April 7, 2017

Quiz Bowl Tournament Volunteers

BVU is hosting our first Quiz Bowl tournament. We are looking for faculty and staff volunteers to help as moderators for our High School Quiz Bowl Invitational. The tournament will be on Saturday, April 22nd. We need moderators to work shifts from 8:45 am until 4 pm. Please contact me at bonagura@bvu.edu if you would like to help make our first try at hosting a tournament a success.  Thank you.

Contact - Thom Bonagura


April 7, 2017

IM Softball League

Registration for the 2017 softball leagues is now open at IMLeagues.com. We will play every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the West 9th Softball Field. We have men's, women's and coed leagues available. For the coed league there must be four of each gender on the field at all times. Need at least nine to play but can have 10 on the field. First night of action is on Tuesday, April 18. Make sure all your players are signed up through IMLeagues before the first night of competition. Please contact Mike Jamieson (jamiesonm@bvu.edu) with questions.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


April 6, 2017

Community Conversations

Are you interested in having a civil, informative, conversation? We are! You are invited to join our first Community Conversations (accompanied by fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies): Thursday, April 13, at 3:30 pm in Wood’s House. To get us started, we’re going to tackle ‘Media Literacy: How to Wade Through Muck.’ The philosophy behind this initiative is that strong community isn’t about unanimity; it’s about civility in the face of diverse perspectives.

If you’d like to prepare (not required), here are a few sources to read/listen to:

From NPR:

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/05/503581220/fake-or-real-how-to-self-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts

 

Stanford study:https://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/V3LessonPlans/Executive%20Summary%2011.21.16.pdf

For those who would rather listen to a short podcast, here is a pretty good one from Scientific American:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/6-tips-for-identifying-fake-news/

Not in any way at all exhaustive, but a nice start:

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/fake-news-sites-list-facebook/