BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University Discounted Tickets http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2cc1f448-d5bf-4846-8e6a-5952034b6981&crumbTitle=Discounted+Tickets <p>Attention Faculty/ Staff: The Human Resources Office has discounted tickets to King&rsquo;s Pointe Waterpark and Pirate's Pointe. The waterpark tickets are $10 each and the miniature golf tickets are $4 each. We accept cash and check. Thanks!</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:51:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2cc1f448-d5bf-4846-8e6a-5952034b6981&crumbTitle=Discounted+Tickets Administrative Assistant-Associate Dean of Faculty Office http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#288938a9-7ae4-4cd3-9951-07b80ff3d073&crumbTitle=Administrative+Assistant-Associate+Dean+of+Faculty+Office Presidents Council has approved reopening the existing Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean of Faculty Office position. This position is essential in supporting all the student and faculty related activities in the office and is responsible for significant planning and execution of many events including ACES presentations and the student Honors Dinner. The job advertisement for this position is listed below. Buena Vista University’s Associate Dean of Faculty Office is seeking an Administrative Assistant. This is a full-time position requiring a driven individual with strong interpersonal, critical thinking, clerical and organizational skills. The candidate will be responsible for handling a broad cross-section of office functions including coordinating annual events, coordinating faculty recruiting, and various other duties. Must have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. Associate’s degree preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and a 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 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:50:46 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#288938a9-7ae4-4cd3-9951-07b80ff3d073&crumbTitle=Administrative+Assistant-Associate+Dean+of+Faculty+Office Parking Lot Painting Scheduled http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#27086ca7-0be4-4584-a0e1-4672172e851c&crumbTitle=Parking+Lot+Painting+Scheduled <p>Parking Lot Painting Schedule July 6-7. Please vacate these lots during the scheduled painting times. Areas to be painted will be blocked off.</p> <p><strong>Monday</strong> <br />Lot B (north of Rec Center) Lot D - east &frac12; (north of Science) Lot F (McCorkle Hall) Lot G - east &frac12; (Liberty Hall) <br /><br /><strong>Monday Evening &ndash; Tuesday AM</strong> <br />Lot A (behind Fieldhouse) Lot C (north of SSA) Lot E &ndash; east &frac12; (Early Street) Lot I (north of DE) Lot K (south of Ballou) Lot L (Edson)</p> <p><strong>Tuesday</strong> <br />Lot D - NW &frac14; (north of Science) Lot E &ndash; west &frac12; - (Early Street) Lot G &ndash; west &frac12; (Liberty Hall) Lot J (behind Ballou) Lot N (stadium)</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:12:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#27086ca7-0be4-4584-a0e1-4672172e851c&crumbTitle=Parking+Lot+Painting+Scheduled Thank You http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ca506ff4-c5a1-4c74-9c81-d2cf2a07fb94&crumbTitle=Thank+You <p>Thank You Fred and Susan and Buena Vista University for the flower arrangement that was sent for the passing of my Father in law. It was truly appreciated.</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:59:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ca506ff4-c5a1-4c74-9c81-d2cf2a07fb94&crumbTitle=Thank+You Retirement Reception http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d3ba203-970b-423b-b397-19b8c5d321bb&crumbTitle=Retirement+Reception <p>Jim Barber, locksmith, is retiring. Celebrate Jim and his 30 years of service to the university by joining us for refreshments and well wishes on Tuesday, June 30, 2&ndash; 3 p.m., in the Centennial Room.</p> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:12:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d3ba203-970b-423b-b397-19b8c5d321bb&crumbTitle=Retirement+Reception Attention: ANGEL inaccessible after June 30th http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#73a76a97-e2a2-4d09-ae63-5ac4de814147&crumbTitle=Attention%3A++ANGEL+inaccessible+after+June+30th We are coming to the end of our migration from ANGEL to Canvas. A vast majority of faculty and students have already made the move from ANGEL to Canvas and we continue to hear positive feedback regarding its ease of use and functionality. Attention: ANGEL will no longer be accessible after June 30th 2015. After this time, faculty and students will no longer be able to access ANGEL to gather content and review course material/grades. if you have content that you would like to get off of ANGEL, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359, we would be happy to walk you through the process of archiving your content and loading it into Canvas. Thank you! -TLTC Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:32:50 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#73a76a97-e2a2-4d09-ae63-5ac4de814147&crumbTitle=Attention%3A++ANGEL+inaccessible+after+June+30th Mailroom Hours http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3718b6fe-3236-4779-8295-d5cdb418dee9&crumbTitle=Mailroom+Hours The Mailroom will be closed for lunch from 12-12:30pm June 29 to July 10. If you have packages or mail that needs to be sent out please bring it to the Mailroom by 2pm on these dates to ensure we can send it out the same day. Thanks! Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:24:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3718b6fe-3236-4779-8295-d5cdb418dee9&crumbTitle=Mailroom+Hours Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5455d057-abd2-4264-a8a3-cfacd740fbc4&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Elizabeth LaPlanche's last day at BVU was June 24th. We wish Elizabeth well in her future endeavors! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:23:32 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5455d057-abd2-4264-a8a3-cfacd740fbc4&crumbTitle=Employee+Update New Web Calendar, BVUNews Submission http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#dd82767d-a37f-4ea6-8809-54cd8a7daa3b&crumbTitle=New+Web+Calendar%2C+BVUNews+Submission <p>Starting this Monday, June 29, we will be switching to our new web calendar system. With this change will come slight changes to the way users submit events and announcements for the website. At the submission page (<a href="/bvunews/">bvu.edu/BVUNews</a>), you have the option to submit an announcement, calendar event, or academic achievement.&nbsp; The submission forms for announcements and events will be new and easier to use. Later this summer we will be introducing a new event submission form that will allow users to edit event submissions after they are made.&nbsp; BVUNews e-mails will continue to be sent Monday and Thursday mornings.&nbsp; Please contact me if you have any questions.</p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#dd82767d-a37f-4ea6-8809-54cd8a7daa3b&crumbTitle=New+Web+Calendar%2C+BVUNews+Submission Volunteer for RAGBRAI http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d5492b73-c6bb-4884-8131-27690a293b9e&crumbTitle=Volunteer+for+RAGBRAI <p>On July 19 Storm Lake will be host to over 20,000 people for RAGBRAI. There is a need for multiple volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare, please consider volunteering. You can sign up at <a href="http://www.stormlakeragbrai.com/volunteer">www.stormlakeragbrai.com/volunteer</a> to help with Hospitality, the Information Center, Campground, Entertainment, Clean-up and Transportation. Jump right in and volunteer!</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:01:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d5492b73-c6bb-4884-8131-27690a293b9e&crumbTitle=Volunteer+for+RAGBRAI Trustee Phil Brown http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d5797822-c2ad-443f-b33c-420ac1ba1406&crumbTitle=Trustee+Phil+Brown <p>I am saddened to inform you that trustee Rev. Phil Brown passed away after a brief illness on June 21. Phil was a valued member of the Board. He served on the Student Affairs and Institutional Advancement committees. He first became a trustee in 2013. Phil was our 2011 commencement speaker and served on our President&rsquo;s Advisory Council from 2008-2013. He had a long and distinguished career as a Presbyterian minister including his service as executive of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies. My thoughts and prayers are with Phil&rsquo;s wife, Dr. Faith Ralston, and his entire family. Fred Moore</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:27:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d5797822-c2ad-443f-b33c-420ac1ba1406&crumbTitle=Trustee+Phil+Brown Rec House Closed Over July 4th Weekend http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4386d323-6dbc-4e33-bb24-4d8aa13df5bc&crumbTitle=Rec+House+Closed+Over+July+4th+Weekend The Rec House will by closed during the weekend of July 4th. The House will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 2nd and will re- open on Monday, July 6th at 2 pm. If you have any questions please email Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Thanks and have a great holiday. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:17:09 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4386d323-6dbc-4e33-bb24-4d8aa13df5bc&crumbTitle=Rec+House+Closed+Over+July+4th+Weekend Discounted Tickets http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d65e69c7-1daa-4ec8-96ea-95fe4dc41d79&crumbTitle=Discounted+Tickets <p>Attention Faculty/ Staff: The Human Resources Office has discounted tickets to King&rsquo;s Pointe Waterpark and Pirate&rsquo;s Pointe. The waterpark tickets are $10 each and the miniature golf tickets are $4 each. We accept cash and check. Thanks!</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:15:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d65e69c7-1daa-4ec8-96ea-95fe4dc41d79&crumbTitle=Discounted+Tickets New Web Calendar http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f854a8d5-cb39-404b-9b1c-b10b15258c14&crumbTitle=New+Web+Calendar <p>On June 29 we will be switching to our new web calendar system, powered by Active Calendar software. This new software has many features that I think you'll find useful, including the ability to save events to your Outlook calendar and social media sharing. With this new system there will also be slight changes to the way you submit events and announcements on the website. More information about these changes will be available in Thursday's BVUNews e-mail. Please contact me if you have any questions.</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:03:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f854a8d5-cb39-404b-9b1c-b10b15258c14&crumbTitle=New+Web+Calendar Online Security Training http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#99906f80-bb40-4b6c-88e1-2aa96a57bae5&crumbTitle=Online+Security+Training Please join us in Hanson 8 at 9 AM to learn about ways to protect yourself online. This session will give a general overview of the most common ways that computers, smartphones, and accounts are compromised and provide steps to avoid this. You may click on http://tinyurl.com/June24Security to download an appointment that you can add to your Outlook calendar. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:18:49 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#99906f80-bb40-4b6c-88e1-2aa96a57bae5&crumbTitle=Online+Security+Training Last A/P check run for FY14/15 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cfa68b5d-5812-4159-9e3f-56df7e455013&crumbTitle=Last+A%2FP+check+run+for+FY14%2F15 <p>Please submit all invoices/request for reimbursements for FY 14/15 as soon as possible. The last accounts payable check run for this fiscal year will be June 25th. The cut off to turn in invoices is 5pm Tuesday June 23rd. If you have received merchandise/services and have not received an invoice, please call the vendor today to obtain a copy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either Kris, Courtney or myself. Thank you Margaret</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cfa68b5d-5812-4159-9e3f-56df7e455013&crumbTitle=Last+A%2FP+check+run+for+FY14%2F15 Pick-up Soccer http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#81601473-90d5-470f-b5ef-b73fae08e3ff&crumbTitle=Pick-up+Soccer Happy Monday everyone! All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer on Monday, June 22 at 5:30 on the Forum Lawn. (We'll be playing this Wednesday at the same time as well!) All skill levels are welcome, our only goal is to have fun and get some exercise! If you have any questions, please feel free to E-mail me at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Hope to see you there! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:20:08 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#81601473-90d5-470f-b5ef-b73fae08e3ff&crumbTitle=Pick-up+Soccer Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#00220c2a-4c92-4959-a7ab-653d8590c0c0&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, June 22nd 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 Casey at ext. 2061. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:49:38 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#00220c2a-4c92-4959-a7ab-653d8590c0c0&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff PT Campus Security Officer http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fad68c03-63b4-4957-b0d7-d5cacef93d13&crumbTitle=PT+Campus+Security+Officer Presidents Council has approved reopening the existing part-time Campus Security Officer position. This position will be needed to help fill in shifts during the week for staff days off, to cover staff vacations, and to serve as extra help during large events. The job advertisement for this position is listed below. Buena Vista University is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time Campus Security Officer position (up to 16 hours a week). The position will be used in staff shortage times and during certain athletic and special events. These positions respond to all campus emergencies, including medical, and criminal, along with completing incident reports, maintenance reports and assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors in any way possible. Campus Security also patrols the buildings and grounds and is responsible for enforcing University rules and regulations as well as federal, state, and local laws. Officer must successfully complete First Aid, CPR and Pepper Spray certifications. Officer must possess and maintain a valid Iowa Driver's License with a good driving record. A High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required and some college or previous experience preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply, please: • Complete 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 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:52:51 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fad68c03-63b4-4957-b0d7-d5cacef93d13&crumbTitle=PT+Campus+Security+Officer Web Content Freeze http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a4a108d3-ed76-466a-819e-624fbec162e8&crumbTitle=Web+Content+Freeze <p>Starting approximately July 1 and ending around July 7, we'll be asking dotCMS content contributors to refrain from updating or creating any new content (unless it's an emergency) while we make some changes to BVU's website. If you have any projects to finish up in dotCMS, it would be a good idea to start wrapping them up in the next several days, or wait until the content freeze is complete.</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:10:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a4a108d3-ed76-466a-819e-624fbec162e8&crumbTitle=Web+Content+Freeze Discounted Tickets http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#878749d0-575e-4743-a32c-7a74470c4bd0&crumbTitle=Discounted+Tickets <p>Attention Faculty/ Staff: The Human Resources Office has discounted tickets to King&rsquo;s Pointe Waterpark and Pirate&rsquo;s Pointe. The waterpark tickets are $10 each and the miniature golf tickets are $4 each. We accept cash and check. Thanks!</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:23:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#878749d0-575e-4743-a32c-7a74470c4bd0&crumbTitle=Discounted+Tickets Last A/P check run for FY14/15 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#07b6807c-46b9-46a2-93e8-5f8a2b6d79b5&crumbTitle=Last+A%2FP+check+run+for+FY14%2F15 <p>Please submit all invoices/request for reimbursements for FY 14/15 as soon as possible. The last accounts payable check run for this fiscal year will be June 25th. The cut off to turn in invoices is 5pm Tuesday June 23rd. If you have received merchandise/services and have not received an invoice, please call the vendor today to obtain a copy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either Kris, Courtney or myself. Thank you Margaret</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#07b6807c-46b9-46a2-93e8-5f8a2b6d79b5&crumbTitle=Last+A%2FP+check+run+for+FY14%2F15 Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c1e681d-c16c-492c-b7e7-c048f1136b13&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Alex Holter's last day at BVU was June 13th. We wish Alex well in his future endeavors! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:40:42 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c1e681d-c16c-492c-b7e7-c048f1136b13&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0c00fd0f-03ff-40a6-932d-671e30795721&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Becka Neary-DeLaPorte's last day at BVU was June 17th. We wish Becka well in her future endeavors! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:39:34 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0c00fd0f-03ff-40a6-932d-671e30795721&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a95fc0b8-01e7-4de8-b847-999b05856be0&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Dijon DeLaPorte’s last day at BVU was June 15th. We wish Dijon well in his future endeavors! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:38:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a95fc0b8-01e7-4de8-b847-999b05856be0&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f1bd5979-06ad-4aae-8127-e7360b27b5c4&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Ricky Markley is now in the Campus Security Officer position effective June 15, 2015. Ricky previously served as the PT Campus Security Officer. Join us in congratulating Ricky on his new position. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:38:13 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f1bd5979-06ad-4aae-8127-e7360b27b5c4&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0b5b779-e945-4fb1-a809-fbecec5b2c69&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Monica Welander will begin in the Regional Education Coordinator position effective July 2, 2015. Monica previously served as the Academic Program Development Manager- Lakes & Prairies. Join us in congratulating Monica on her new position. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:37:31 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0b5b779-e945-4fb1-a809-fbecec5b2c69&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#41e8c892-0b23-4760-9e2e-dc2a3ddddda2&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Emily Sauter is now in the Accountant I position effective June 1, 2015. Emily previously served as the Payroll Accountant/ HR Generalist. Join us in congratulating Emily on her new position. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:37:02 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#41e8c892-0b23-4760-9e2e-dc2a3ddddda2&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cce2a761-1b37-4cb6-a284-1f0aff33a03c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Casey James began on June 16th as the Payroll Accountant/ HR Generalist. Please join us in welcoming Casey to BVU! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:35:41 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cce2a761-1b37-4cb6-a284-1f0aff33a03c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Academic & Program Development Manager – Iowa Lakes Area http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#47b3d326-ee5c-43ff-89c9-7b0cc4b479ac&crumbTitle=Academic+%26+Program+Development+Manager+%E2%80%93+Iowa+Lakes+Area Presidents Council has approved reopening the existing Academic & Program Development Manager position for the Iowa Lakes Area. This position is responsible for hiring faculty, supervising of faculty and staff, maintaining the relationship with the community college administration, creating course schedules, and all other management responsibilities for the sites. In addition, the position must advise students not covered by other staff. The job advertisement for this position is listed below. Buena Vista University is in need of an Academic & Program Development Manager for the Iowa Lakes region that covers the Spencer, Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg, and Estherville area. This position will oversee the delivery of academic programs, hire and evaluate faculty, lead curriculum updates and changes, supervise site staff, advise a limited number of students, and coordinate articulation agreements. The person will be required to travel and seek new opportunities of program development with community industries and partners and assist with implementation, working collaboratively with appropriate BVU personnel. The person will be responsible for meeting goals and expectations assigned by BVU. This position requires working collaboratively with the staff within the region to ensure policies are carried out and programs achieve a high degree of success. Master’s degree is required. Work experience in a leadership or managerial position in higher education or related field preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:34:07 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#47b3d326-ee5c-43ff-89c9-7b0cc4b479ac&crumbTitle=Academic+%26+Program+Development+Manager+%E2%80%93+Iowa+Lakes+Area Mail Room http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2e579430-81d7-4a63-b2ca-5f1a8267a46c&crumbTitle=Mail+Room The mail room will be closed for lunch from 12:00PM to 1:00PM starting on June 15 and ending on June 19. Please contact Daniel Newcomb at newcombd@bvu.edu for any Mail or Printing needs during this time. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:03:49 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2e579430-81d7-4a63-b2ca-5f1a8267a46c&crumbTitle=Mail+Room Last A/P check run for FY14/15 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0c87639-e088-487f-a754-056bdfc2ec4e&crumbTitle=Last+A%2FP+check+run+for+FY14%2F15 <p>Please submit all invoices/request for reimbursements for FY 14/15 as soon as possible. The last accounts payable check run for this fiscal year will be June 25th. The cut off to turn in invoices is 5pm Tuesday June 23rd. If you have received merchandise/services and have not received an invoice, please call the vendor today to obtain a copy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either Kris, Courtney or myself. Thank you Margaret</p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0c87639-e088-487f-a754-056bdfc2ec4e&crumbTitle=Last+A%2FP+check+run+for+FY14%2F15 Pick-up Soccer http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#592bd9e9-169b-4b49-8e5b-ef1840a5de6a&crumbTitle=Pick-up+Soccer Happy Monday everyone! All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer on Monday, June 15 at 5:30 on the Forum Lawn. (We'll be playing this Wednesday at the same time as well!) All skill levels are welcome, our only goal is to have fun and get some exercise! If you have any questions, please feel free to E-mail me at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Hope to see you there! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:25:01 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#592bd9e9-169b-4b49-8e5b-ef1840a5de6a&crumbTitle=Pick-up+Soccer Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#83907936-fd3c-4af0-90d7-45c5c43ebc37&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, June 15th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 5/18/15 to 6/14/15. 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. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:34:29 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#83907936-fd3c-4af0-90d7-45c5c43ebc37&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff United Coffee in Siebens Den http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#85466bf4-42d3-4f7d-bcf6-c385e17de15d&crumbTitle=United+Coffee+in+Siebens+Den Wednesday, June 24 10:30am Join members of the Storm Lake community as we host a SL United Coffee in the Siebens Den. Enjoy the coffee bar and refreshments while visiting the Den and learning more about Dr. Siebens' history with the university and the town. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 01:12:03 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#85466bf4-42d3-4f7d-bcf6-c385e17de15d&crumbTitle=United+Coffee+in+Siebens+Den BVU Web Content Freeze beginning soon http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3083d76d-acbe-4b44-bee0-e5c09cbca003&crumbTitle=BVU+Web+Content+Freeze+beginning+soon <p>Late next week, starting approximately around June 19 and ending sometime in early July, we'll be asking dotCMS content contributors to refrain from updating or creating any new content (unless it's an emergency) for about a two week duration while we make some changes to BVU's website. If you have any projects to finish up in dotCMS, it would be a good idea to start wrapping them up in the several days, or wait until mid July when the content freeze is complete.</p> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 04:17:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3083d76d-acbe-4b44-bee0-e5c09cbca003&crumbTitle=BVU+Web+Content+Freeze+beginning+soon Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d7d6d48-a39f-44fd-b56f-a8c2d1c277b7&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Prompts – Jane Besaw This session will include prompting in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/CognosFiltersJune10 ***New Cognos Session this week*** 6/11/15; 2-3:30pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Bursting the Paper Chain – Jane Besaw Jenzabar Webinar – Bursting the Paper Chain – Electronic Letters from Cognos Please come to ICN-7B to attend this webinar. If you can’t make it, we can provide a link that you can sign up to attend from another location. http://tinyurl.com/June11CognosWebinar 6/24/15; 9-10:30am; Hansen 8; Security – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny ****ROOM CHANGE**** Laptop security, Bit Locker, password maintenance, file management http://tinyurl.com/June24Security 7/1/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Crew – Jane Besaw This will be an open session. We want to answer your questions and address the reporting needs of your department. Send us your questions/requests beforehand or bring them with you and share with other Cognos Crew members. Refreshments will be provided! http://tinyurl.com/July1CognosCrew 7/22/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Report Studio – Joining Queries – Jane Besaw This session will include using joins for queries in Report Studio. http://tinyurl.com/July22CognosJoins Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm Mon, 8 Jun 2015 01:35:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d7d6d48-a39f-44fd-b56f-a8c2d1c277b7&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6b57d139-cc07-430b-a4c5-143d5cf0d70b&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Melissa Richter's last day at BVU was June 5th. We wish Melissa well in her future endeavors! Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:13:30 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6b57d139-cc07-430b-a4c5-143d5cf0d70b&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#72a88d97-292b-448b-befd-ccfd71daaf36&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Prompts – Jane Besaw This session will include prompting in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/CognosFiltersJune10 6/24/15; 9-10:30am; Hansen 8; Security – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny ****ROOM CHANGE**** Laptop security, Bit Locker, password maintenance, file management http://tinyurl.com/June24Security Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm Mon, 8 Jun 2015 08:45:01 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#72a88d97-292b-448b-befd-ccfd71daaf36&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities Pick-up Soccer http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8767cf12-3992-4ba8-ad8c-e79b4321c80c&crumbTitle=Pick-up+Soccer Happy Monday everyone! All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer on Monday, June 8 at 5:30 on the Forum Lawn. (We'll be playing this Wednesday at the same time as well!) All skill levels are welcome, our only goal is to have fun and get some exercise! If you have any questions, please feel free to E-mail me at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Hope to see you there! Mon, 8 Jun 2015 01:01:23 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8767cf12-3992-4ba8-ad8c-e79b4321c80c&crumbTitle=Pick-up+Soccer 2015 Plunge http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1348a2c5-e63e-4595-8928-0837a0b05933&crumbTitle=2015+Plunge We invite you to participate in the 2015 Plunge. This year’s event will be held Thursday, August 27th from 6-8pm and you can register your group here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student- activities/ Please let me know if you have any questions. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:44:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1348a2c5-e63e-4595-8928-0837a0b05933&crumbTitle=2015+Plunge Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner Committee http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a6e3767d-7276-4f3a-b3d4-9c59d05b8f74&crumbTitle=Faculty+and+Staff+Recognition+Dinner+Committee A small committee has been formed to plan and manage next year's Recognition Dinner for faculty and staff. Over the years there have been good comments provided to President's Council regarding improvements that will be taken into consideration by the committee. Meghann Henrich and Melissa Butcher will serve as co-chairs, with Emily Williams, Jennifer Felton, and the Administrative Assistant - Dean of the Faculty also serving. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 07:55:26 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a6e3767d-7276-4f3a-b3d4-9c59d05b8f74&crumbTitle=Faculty+and+Staff+Recognition+Dinner+Committee June Employee Milestones http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ef7d1115-0bcd-418c-957e-2f079317c19f&crumbTitle=June+Employee+Milestones We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as June marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Jean Currie, Heather Schachtner Kramer; 10+ Years: Scott Moritz & Jake Wilhelm; 20+ Years: Dee Johnson, Teresa Nothwehr; 25+ Years: Jane Besaw. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 03:58:28 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ef7d1115-0bcd-418c-957e-2f079317c19f&crumbTitle=June+Employee+Milestones Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#64e0c9a8-8a9c-41c0-9aa9-d45cb17604cd&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Sam Poulsen's last day at BVU was June 3rd. We wish Sam well in his future endeavors! Thu, 4 Jun 2015 03:50:04 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#64e0c9a8-8a9c-41c0-9aa9-d45cb17604cd&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#809e2839-7fb0-4843-9642-42b4c3b02d7c&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, June 8th 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. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:08:41 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#809e2839-7fb0-4843-9642-42b4c3b02d7c&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Employee Recognition http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#076b974f-2cfc-430a-a152-e377c7a1a5d4&crumbTitle=Employee+Recognition Congratulations to Jamie Schoenherr for being recognized by her peers and selected as the winner for last month's “Blue & Gold” Employee Recognition. Thank you to Jamie for going above and beyond and helping make BVU the great place that it is. June's nominations will be due June 30th. Thank you, Wed, 3 Jun 2015 04:02:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#076b974f-2cfc-430a-a152-e377c7a1a5d4&crumbTitle=Employee+Recognition 2015 Plunge http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a6725334-517a-4970-83b0-a0a7d933afd0&crumbTitle=2015+Plunge Do you want a table at the Plunge? The 2015 fall Plunge sign up is open. Please visit http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/ to sign your organization or office up. The event will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, September 27th. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 03:26:24 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a6725334-517a-4970-83b0-a0a7d933afd0&crumbTitle=2015+Plunge Facilities Update: June 2015 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1d143dae-174c-4491-9fd0-f676b881e7a6&crumbTitle=Facilities+Update%3A+June+2015 <p><strong>Smith Hall and Constitution Hall -</strong> The shingled roof on Smith Hall and the roof ridge cap on Constitution Hall will be replaced this summer. The Constitution ridge has deteriorated to the point in which it will not provide waterproof protection much longer. By replacing only the ridge cap, the life expectancy of the roof can be extended several years. The Smith Hall roof received a great deal of wind and ice damage this past year and several areas need extensive repair. These roofing projects are funded through the deferred maintenance account.</p> <p><strong>Centennial Room &ndash;</strong> Replacement lounge furniture has been purchased and will be installed in the Centennial Room this summer. This is the final phase of the Centennial Room renovation and is being funded by a gift given specifically for the upgrading of dining service.</p> <p><strong>Concrete Repair &ndash;</strong> Concrete will be repaired in several areas of campus this summer. This is an ongoing maintenance issue that is addressed for safety each year. Funding is through a deferred maintenance account set up for this purpose.</p> <p><strong>Info Desk / Event Services &ndash;</strong> Early this summer, there will be minor renovation to the Harold Walter Siebens Information Desk and the adjoining office to accommodate the move of Event Services to that area. This move will provide a more central location to better serve the BVU Community and will also allow the Event Services staff to monitor the university switchboard and information desk. Funding for this renovation will come from a Facilities Management operating account.</p> <p><strong>Finkbine Pool -</strong> Upgrading of the swimming pool underwater lighting will be completed this summer. State regulations require that all underwater lighting be fully operational and up to newer standards. Funding for this project will be from the Finkbine Endowment set up for pool maintenance.</p> <p><strong>University Work Orders -</strong> To accomplish the goals set by prioritization, a new policy has been implemented that requires ALL work requests to be submitted via the online work order program. All work requests will be prioritized and those with the lowest priority will be completed as time and available staff allows. Emergency work orders can still to be called in to the Facilities Management Office during normal hours and to the Security Office during evenings and weekends.</p> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 07:08:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1d143dae-174c-4491-9fd0-f676b881e7a6&crumbTitle=Facilities+Update%3A+June+2015 Residence Hall Director http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3aa04675-465c-4601-bf16-d49024013f08&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Director <p>Buena Vista University has an opening for the position of Residence Hall Director (RHD). The RHD position oversees a residential area of approximately 200-400 students residing in multiple buildings. The RHD is directly responsible for the development and supervision of 10-15 student staff, facilitates aspects of the community building model, monitors programming budgets for their area, as well as other office and departmental projects. This position will also serve around 10 hours a week in another office within the Department of Student Affairs, possible areas include: Recreation Services and Student Health Services/Wellness.</p> <p>Due to the time demands of the position, Residence Hall Directors are full-time, live-in positions. A Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree is required plus a minimum of one year of residence life/housing experience. A Master&rsquo;s degree in Higher Education Administration or a similar field is preferred along with 2 years&rsquo; experience in residence life/housing. Remuneration is a furnished apartment that includes use of laundry facilities, all utilities included, cable TV, wireless internet and an office separate from living quarters. Additional perks for this position include: a meal allowance (while the University is in session), annual salary, and full University benefits package. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: &bull; An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and &bull; Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712.749.1449 Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.</p> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 03:52:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3aa04675-465c-4601-bf16-d49024013f08&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Director Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1336e26b-352c-4b56-b36f-3b74f95f3fa8&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Prompts – Jane Besaw This session will include prompting in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/CognosFiltersJune10 6/24/15; 9-10:30am; ICN-7B; Security – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Laptop security, Bit Locker, password maintenance, file management http://tinyurl.com/June24Security Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:36:08 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1336e26b-352c-4b56-b36f-3b74f95f3fa8&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities