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Interim Trip- Voluntourism - Panama Canal Transit Cruise Information Meetings

General Announcements

Posted August 28, 2014

Come experience the multiple perspectives of tourism - the tourist, the businesses, the government, and the local host communities. Who really benefits and who pays? As we cruise from Los Angeles to Miami, we will seek out the stories of those who are often not heard. While visiting ports such as Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, and Puerto Chiapas, Mexico; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Colombia; and, Ochos Rios, Jamaica, we will experience local culture beyond what can be seen from the cruise ship railing by partnering with established local organizations. Information meetings will be held September 3 at 2pm and September 10 at 5pm in Forum Room 10 by the Cent Room. With questions contact Julie Finnern or Ashley Farmer-Hanson
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


POP Goals

Human Resources

Posted August 28, 2014

A reminder to all staff that POP goals will be due for the 2013-2014 year by September 1st. Please drop them off to Human Resources, or email them electronically to humanresources@bvu.edu. Thank you!
- Human Resources


UCN Sundae Social

General Announcements

Posted August 27, 2014

Want to become involved with an awesome group here on campus? Come join the University Cable Network (UCN) Group in Lage! Not only do you get to learn about all the awesome things we do and take part in, but also you get FREE, yes, I said FREE, ICE CREAM at our annual UCN Sundae Social! Come join us across the street in the TV production room on the main floor at 6:00 pm, Monday, September 8th in Lage! Hope to see you there! ~University Cable Network Staff☺
- Kaylie Plowman and Emily Johnson


Sunset Paddle

General Announcements

Posted August 27, 2014

Members of the ALPS would like you to join them on Sunday, August 31st for an evening out on the lake! Come down to the Rec House for a Boater Safety Clinic at 6:30 pm and then head out on the water to watch the sunset! Need to go through the clinic to go out on the water!
- Trevor Berneking


Justice for All? New Orleans May/June 2015 Travel Course

General Announcements

Posted August 27, 2014

Join us next year as we explore race, class, and culture in the Big Easy! The first week of this course will be spent participating in various service learning projects with the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, while learning about the issues of race, class, and justice in New Orleans. We’ll spend some time touring Eden House, a non-profit facility serving survivors of human trafficking and prostitution, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and several other organizations dedicated to justice in Louisiana. Furthermore, the rich diversity of New Orleans can be seen clearly in its history, language, food, music, and people. Join us as we also explore the French Quarter, take a tour of the Oak Alley plantation, speed through the swamps on an air boat, take a stroll down Bourbon Street, dine on local cuisine of gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets, and treat our ears to the sounds of live jazz. Informational sessions will be held on Aug. 29th at 12pm, Sept. 2nd at 3pm, or Sept. 10th at 6pm in Forum #2. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please contact Jennifer McNabb (mcnabb2@bvu.edu) or Dr. Neal McNabb (mcnabb@bvu.edu) for more information. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
- Jennifer McNabb


2Fix is looking to hire!

General Announcements

Posted August 27, 2014

2Fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge 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


Jterm Trip to Europe: Info Meeting

General Announcements

Posted August 27, 2014

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see SEVEN countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, come to a meeting on Wednesday, Sept 3rd from 6:00-6:30 pm in Forum Room #1. Or, contact Dr. Matt Packer (packer@bvu.edu) or Dr. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu).
- Wind Goodfriend


August Employee Milestones

Human Resources

Posted August 27, 2014

We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as August marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Juliann Berg, Dianne Fikkert, Julie Finnern, Melanie Hauser, Neal McNabb, Lisa Mellmann, Angie DeMey, Matt Hanson, Bryan Kampbell, Kristi Spotts, Joni Anderson, Melinda Coogan, Stephanie Hays, Kathleen McDaniel, Matt Packer, Jason Shepherd, Adam Bisenius, James Day, Mike Andrews, Jessa Grosenheider, Kelly Olson, Wind Goodfriend, Deb Lenhart, Beth Blankers, Inez Schaechterle; 10+ Years: Jered Kruse, Jean Bral, Thomas Seieroe, Lei Wen, Jackie AlSaffar, Bethany Larson, Brian Lenzmeier, Laura Bernhardt, Brad Best, Lisa Best, Swasti Bhattacharyya, Heather Nyren Donna Musel, Stephanie Wilhelm, David Boelter, Jamii Claiborne, David Klee, Mary Mello- Nee, Jill Rhea, Kathy Kapitan, JoAnne Hirschman, Kathryn McKinley, Steve Eddie; 15+ Years- Jerry Bertrand, Tim Ehler, Shawn Stone, Ken Meissner, Tami Laursen, Annamaria Elsden, Jerry Johnson, Scott Richey, Angie Vaughan, Jill Baumann, Jay Anderson; 25+ Years: Jodie Morin, Wayne Larson, and Leanne Valentine
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 27, 2014

Kari DeMoss began on August 18th as the PT Administrative Assistant- School of Education. Please join us in welcoming Kari to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 27, 2014

Jessica Garling began on August 25th as a Campus Security Officer. Please join us in welcoming Jessica to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 27, 2014

Sean White will begin on September 2nd as the Assistant Wrestling Coach. Please join us in welcoming Sean to BVU!
- Human Resources


Labor Day

Human Resources

Posted August 27, 2014

On Monday, September 1st, the University will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
- Human Resources


Work Study Payroll Training

Human Resources

Posted August 27, 2014

There will be work study payroll training for all students working on campus this year in the Library Classroom. This training is highly recommended for all new and returning students working on campus. The scheduled trainings are: September 2nd at 2:00pm to 3:00pm; September 3rd at 11:00am to 12:00pm; September 4th at 3:00pm to 4:00pm; and September 5th at 9:00am to 10:00am. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions!
- Human Resources


Stressed Out? Feeling Anxious? Relief is here....

General Announcements

Posted August 27, 2014

The use of this service will help lower stress and anxiety and help you be a better student! Health Services has created a relaxing space with a full body massage chair for BVU students. According to our recent ACHA-NCHA (American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment) survey data, 45.2% of BVU students have more than above normal stress and 24.9% experience anxiety. Students can now enjoy a 20 minute chair massage in the office of Health Services and Wellness. Chair massage has been scientifically proven to lower stress, reduce muscle tension, rejuvenate the mind and body, and foster alertness-the keys to being a successful student. Appointments can be made by calling Health Services & Wellness at 712-749-1238 or making an appointment in person in the office. Appointments are available every half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Health Services & Wellness


AmeriCorps Recruitment

General Announcements

Posted August 26, 2014

The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program is recruiting members to volunteer 300 or 450 hours of service throughout the school year! Students learn to build capacity in their community through direct service, training, research, and fundraising. Members also receive an educational award at the end of their term. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPDC5DL to apply.
- Zach Ahrens


Guitar Lessons

General Announcements

Posted August 26, 2014

Are you interested in learning the basics of guitar? Would you like to learn how to read notes and tab on guitar? You can get a private guitar lesson with a qualified instructor each week and earn one hour credit. If you are interested for more information contact Jerry Bertrand - Assistant Professor of Music bertrand@bvu.edu
- Jerry Bertrand


Return Welcome Week Library Surveys!

General Announcements

Posted August 26, 2014

Dear OBVU100 professors and O-Team members, just a reminder to return the blue survey forms to the Library Circulation Desk as soon as you can!
- Jodie Morin


Library Hours for Labor Day Weekend

General Announcements

Posted August 26, 2014

The BVU Library will be open on Saturday, August 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, September 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for your studying convenience. Our usual semester schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 2.
- Jodie Morin


Graduation Application Deadline

General Announcements

Posted August 26, 2014

Storm Lake Campus students who plan to graduate in December 2014 or January 2015 have been emailed an application for graduation. The deadline for submitting applications to the Registrar's office is Monday, September 8. If you plan to graduate in December 2014 or January 2015 and did not receive an email, please call the Registrar’s office (x2233) or email berglundl@bvu.edu.
- Lori Berglund


Stop by the Phonathon Table at the Plunge

General Announcements

Posted August 26, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers later this semester. Work study is not required. Visit our table during The Plunge and talk to student callers to learn more.
- Barb Aiona


TIAA- Cref Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted August 25, 2014

Individual Counseling Sessions are available to you at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Michelle will be on campus Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be in Library Study Room #4. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
- Human Resources


Student Teaching Application Meeting

General Announcements

Posted August 25, 2014

If you are planning to complete student teaching during the spring semester of this academic year, you need to attend a meeting in Smith 103 on Tuesday, September 2 from 11:00 -- 11:50. Bring your lunch if you need to! This meeting will allow you to get the necessary application materials in preparation for that semester. If you are unable to attend this meeting, PLEASE STOP AND VISIT WITH PIPPA FINERAN in SMITH 203C for the materials.
- Pippa Fineran


Viking Quest! Travel to Iceland and Norway Next Summer

General Announcements

Posted August 25, 2014

Does Viking blood run through your veins? Do you want to learn more about the history of Viking conquest and culture? Now's your chance! Next summer, BVU will offer the first ever "Viking Quest" Travel Course. Travel locations include Iceland and Norway, and destinations will explore both Viking culture and the amazing geographical sites of each location, including glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. The trip will occur during May 2015, after the graduation ceremony, so will not interfere with any January internships, sports, or other travel courses. ALL STUDENTS are invited, including FRESHMEN, NEW TRANSFERS, AND SENIORS graduating this May! The trip is limited to a max of 12 students, so if you'd like more info contact either course leader: Prof. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu) or Prof. Tim McDaniel (mcdaniel@bvu.edu). VIKING QUEST!!!!
- Wind Goodfriend


2015 Disneyland, Disney Cruise & Walt Disney World Interim Trip

General Announcements

Posted August 24, 2014

STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING Tuesday, September 2 @ 5:30pm in Forum Room 3 Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea starts at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and then moves across the country to Orlando, Florida, home of the Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World. You will experience a day in Hollywood, go backstage at Disney and take a Disney Cruise around the Caribbean with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. The information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2 at 5:30pm in Forum Room 3. If interested, but unable to attend either meetings, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218.
- Jerry Johnson


Viking Quest! Travel to Iceland and Norway Next Summer

General Announcements

Posted August 24, 2014

Does Viking blood run through your veins? Do you want to learn more about the history of Viking conquest and culture? Now's your chance! Next summer, BVU will offer the first ever "Viking Quest" Travel Course. Travel locations include Iceland and Norway, and destinations will explore both Viking culture and the amazing geographical sites of each location, including glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. The trip will occur during May 2015, after the graduation ceremony, so will not interfere with any January internships, sports, or other travel courses. ALL STUDENTS are invited, including FRESHMEN, NEW TRANSFERS, AND SENIORS graduating this May! The trip is limited to a max of 12 students, so if you'd like more info contact either course leader: Prof. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu) or Prof. Tim McDaniel (mcdaniel@bvu.edu). VIKING QUEST!!!!
- Wind Goodfriend


Adm Asst

General Announcements

Posted August 23, 2014

if you are eligible for work study plan on attending the job fair on August 27th from 2 to 5 in the Siebens Grand Forum Foyer (by the Information Desk). Please check your campus box for a contract and bring it to the fair. There will be many on and off campus departments looking for student workers. See you there!
- Lauri Lyman


Work-Study Payroll Process

Human Resources

Posted August 22, 2014

Attention Work-study and Academic Assistant Supervisors: There will be a work-study supervisor training in Forum Room 4 at 2:00 pm. We will be discussing the student payroll process and the changes for the 14-15 academic year. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Stop by the Phonathon Table at The Plunge

General Announcements

Posted August 22, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers later this semester. Work study is not required. Stop by our table during The Plunge and talk to student callers to learn more.
- Barbara Aiona


Commencement Speaker Suggestions Needed

General Announcements

Posted August 22, 2014

As BVU begins planning for the 2015 Commencement Ceremony, President Moore would like to gather ideas for the next possible speaker. Please submit your suggestions for the 2015 Commencement speaker by contacting Emily Lampe at lampee@bvu.edu as soon as possible.
- Office of the President


Canvas Instructor Training Recording

General Announcements

Posted August 22, 2014

Did you miss the Canvas Learning Management System training on Friday, August 8th? No problem, the recording is available online! Simply go to https://learncanvas.webex.com/learncanvas/lsr.php?RCID=69cb35de7d3b4698d5ad8427a56e2d4f for the streaming recording, or https://learncanvas.webex.com/learncanvas/ldr.php?RCID=e47d9394c97cf32a2e365a4da5b10c12 to download the recording. Please contact the TLTC if you have any questions.
- TLTC


Invitation to Join Concert Band

General Announcements

Posted August 21, 2014

Don't let those instruments gather dust at home! You are invited to join the BVU Concert Band and continue your love of making music. All instruments are welcome. Rehearsals are M-W-TR from 4-5:30. Two concerts per semester. Join us as we explore fun and challenging music. For more information contact Jerry Bertrand or stop by Edson Hall 108
- Jerry Bertrand


Stressed Out? Feeling Anxious? Relief is here....

General Announcements

Posted August 21, 2014

Health Services has created a relaxing space with a full body massage chair for BVU students. The use of this service will help lower stress and anxiety and help you be a better student! According to our recent ACHA-NCHA (American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment) survey data, 45.2% of BVU students have more than above normal stress and 24.9% experience anxiety. Students can now enjoy a 20 minute chair massage in the office of Health Services and Wellness. Chair massage has been scientifically proven to lower stress, reduce muscle tension, rejuvenate the mind and body, and foster alertness- the keys to being a successful student. Appointments can be made by calling Health Services & Wellness at 712-749-1238 or making an appointment in person in the office. Appointments are available every half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Stop down and try it out!
- Health Services and Wellness


Women's Tennis Tryout

General Announcements

Posted August 20, 2014

Have previous tennis experience? Interested in being a member of the BVU Women's Tennis Team? If so, contact Coach Halverson for more information.
- Rick Halverson


Admissions Showrooms

General Announcements

Posted August 20, 2014

Do you live in Grand or Liberty? Would you like the opportunity to show off your fabulous room to prospective visitors? Here is your chance! If you are interested in allowing the Admissions Office, to use your room as a showroom this year or would like more information about this wonderful opportunity, please stop by and speak with Deb Willer or MaryJo Litwiller. You will be compensated at the end of each semester.
- MaryJo Litwiller


Tele-Team Hiring

General Announcements

Posted August 20, 2014

Tele Team is looking to hire student workers to call for the Admissions Office! As a member of Tele Team, you will be calling prospective students and talking with them about your experiences at BVU. Callers are required to work at least two nights a week (Sunday-Thursday from 3:30-6:30 OR 6pm-9pm) but we can work with your busy schedule. This can be your work study job or a non-work study job for you at $8/hour. Stop by the Admissions Office and pick up an application and sign up for an interview time. We will be holding interviews on Friday, August 29 from 11:00-4:30 in the Admissions Office.! If you have questions, please email MaryJo Litwiller at litwillerm@bvu.edu.
- MaryJo Litwiller


Stop by the Phonathon table at The Plunge

General Announcements

Posted August 19, 2014

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers later this semester. Stop by the Phonathon table during The Plunge and find out how you can gain practical experience and build your resume.
- Barb Aiona


Lifeguards Needed

General Announcements

Posted August 19, 2014

I am looking for lifeguards to help guard the pool this school year. If you are a certified lifeguard and are interested in guarding please contact me at lehnerd@bvu.edu. Thanks!
- Dana Christen


Time Keeper Needed for Volleyball

General Announcements

Posted August 19, 2014

I am looking for a reliable person to run the clock during JV and Varsity home volleyball matches. This can also be a work study paid position. Please let me know if you are interested at lehnerd@bvu.edu. Thanks!!
- Dana Christen


POP Goal Reminder

Human Resources

Posted August 18, 2014

A reminder to all staff that POP goals will be due for the 2013-2014 year by September 1st. Please drop them off to Human Resources, or email them electronically to humanresources@bvu.edu. Thank you!
- Human Resources


Mandatory Reporter Training

Human Resources

Posted August 18, 2014

There will be a Mandatory Reporter Training on Suspected Physical or Sexual Child Abuse for all staff members on Wednesday, August 20th at 3:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium. Please attend if you are able to. If you cannot attend, we are arranging for it to be recorded for you to view online. The Faculty Session will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM in Anderson Auditorium, during the faculty workshop. Thank you,
- Human Resources


Blue & Gold Breakfast

Human Resources

Posted August 18, 2014

Attention Faculty/ Staff: Please remember to attend the Blue and Gold Breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. outside of the coffee shop in Siebens Forum. Rolls, Muffins, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Miranda Pollock began on August 18th as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. Please join us in welcoming Miranda to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Daniel Strohmyer began on August 1st as the Associate Professor of Education and Director of M.Ed. Program. Please join us in welcoming Daniel to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Tracy Thomas began on August 18th as the Assistant Professor of Psychology. Please join us in welcoming Tracy to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Brittany Garling began on August 18th as the Assistant Professor of Education/TESL/C+I. Please join us in welcoming Brittany to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Baizhou Chen began on August 18th as the Assistant Professor of Accounting. Please join us in welcoming Baizhou to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Benjamin Maas began on August 18th as the Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Geology. Please join us in welcoming Benjamin to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted August 16, 2014

Kayleen Grage's last day at BVU was August 15th. We wish Kayleen well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


20th Annual Pig Pickin'

General Announcements

Posted August 15, 2014

All faculty and staff are invited to President Fred and Susan Moore's 20th Annual Pig Pickin' to kick off the 2014-2015 academic year! Come and go beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Vivian Olson McCorkle House, 1700 Shoreway Road. Parking is available in the St. Mark Lutheran Church parking lot. Bring the whole family! We hope to see you there!
- Office of the President


Parking for Move in Week

General Announcements

Posted August 15, 2014

With the upcoming move in to Residence Halls this week Campus Security requests students and others do not park on Grand Avenue north of West 4th street Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This would be the area next to Liberty and Grand Halls, and across the street from Constitution Hall. In addition, this is a reminder that Grand Avenue and West 4th street will be one way traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Please plan accordingly, and contact Campus Security at 2500 if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Mark Kirkholm


Main Campus Faculty Notice: Term Codes

General Announcements

Posted August 15, 2014

As we transition from POISE to Jenzabar, please note that term codes have been altered. In the past the term code for the upcoming Fall semester would have been 151S. It has now been changed so that the upcoming fall semester term code is FA1S. DO NOT use your fall courses under the 151S section as it will not have your fall rosters. If you have prepped any material in your fall courses under the 151S term code, there are two options. You can copy the material from your 151S course to your FA1S course. http://bvu.edu/bv/tltc/detail.dot?id=38b1dbbe-1f7d-4c93-a21a-dfa7313abf55 You can synchronize the roster from your FA1S course into your 151S course. http://bvu.edu/bv/tltc/detail.dot?id=0e2e164b-c370-4c4e-bb9f-deb8b4df55c2 Please contact the TLTC as we can help you with either choice. Any questions can be directed to the TLTC at tltc@bvu.edu. You may call us during our service hours at 1.712.749.2359.
- TLTC


Canvas Instructor Training Recording

General Announcements

Posted August 15, 2014

Did you miss the Canvas Learning Management System training on Friday, August 8th? No problem, the recording is available online! Simply go to https://learncanvas.webex.com/learncanvas/lsr.php?RCID=69cb35de7d3b4698d5ad8427a56e2d4f for the streaming recording, or https://learncanvas.webex.com/learncanvas/ldr.php?RCID=e47d9394c97cf32a2e365a4da5b10c12 to download the recording. Please contact the TLTC if you have any questions.
- TLTC


Blue and Gold Breakfast

Human Resources

Posted August 14, 2014

Attention Faculty/ Staff: Please remember to attend the Blue and Gold Breakfast on Tuesday, August 19th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am outside of the coffee shop in the Sieben’s Forum. Rolls, Muffins, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted August 14, 2014

Monday, August 18th 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


Mandatory Reporter Training

General Announcements

Posted August 14, 2014

There will be a Mandatory Reporter Training for all staff members on Wednesday, August 20th at 3:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium. Please attend if you are able to. If you cannot attend, we are arranging for it to be recorded for you to view online. Thank you,
- Human Resources