BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University ACES Scholarly Event: Students for Ab?d(R) Shelters http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#44b0f88a-ecc7-4d3c-b13a-47071153d929&crumbTitle=ACES+Scholarly+Event%3A+Students+for+Ab%3Fd%28R%29+Shelters <p>Michelle Rothfus, Project Coordinator, will be sharing the story of Abod Shelters, how they got started, the challenges along the way, what they've learned and how you can get involved.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:00:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#44b0f88a-ecc7-4d3c-b13a-47071153d929&crumbTitle=ACES+Scholarly+Event%3A+Students+for+Ab%3Fd%28R%29+Shelters ACES Student Life Event: Walk in My Shoes: A Transgender Man's Story of Transitioning in Semi-Rural Iowa http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2802c1de-3567-4801-9e92-01c3bed3fba2&crumbTitle=ACES+Student+Life+Event%3A+Walk+in+My+Shoes%3A+A+Transgender+Man%27s+Story+of+Transitioning+in+Semi-Rural+Iowa <p>Join Angus Pollock, a transgender man who lives right here in Storm Lake, for his talk on being a female to male transgender person in rural Iowa. This intimate conversation will offer you a glimpse into what it is to be a transman in a community such as ours, as well as a little Transgender 101. Walk in his shoes as he describes daily life, struggles, triumphs, family, and his own self-discovery. This will not be a stale power point lecture, but it will be an intimate conversation with an open question and answer session. Bring your eager minds and your open hearts and join Angus for Walk In My Shoes.</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2802c1de-3567-4801-9e92-01c3bed3fba2&crumbTitle=ACES+Student+Life+Event%3A+Walk+in+My+Shoes%3A+A+Transgender+Man%27s+Story+of+Transitioning+in+Semi-Rural+Iowa Beaver of the Month http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0c624de8-6b11-438a-a180-89cb2c8b7d69&crumbTitle=Beaver+of+the+Month Do you know someone who is selfless - someone who is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with their own? Submit their name here http://goo.gl/forms/gdPn5ZYyAu for Beaver of the Month! All staff, faculty, and students can submit any student's name for nomination of Beaver of the Month - selfless - by April 22, 2015. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:43:55 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0c624de8-6b11-438a-a180-89cb2c8b7d69&crumbTitle=Beaver+of+the+Month Human Resources Public Calendar http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#29e0952b-1e3c-4ac0-8e7c-822cbab1c3ce&crumbTitle=Human+Resources+Public+Calendar A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:08:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#29e0952b-1e3c-4ac0-8e7c-822cbab1c3ce&crumbTitle=Human+Resources+Public+Calendar Education for Service Award http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f90b0362-3f67-49fb-8a1a-73dcee872dfb&crumbTitle=Education+for+Service+Award Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:07:51 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f90b0362-3f67-49fb-8a1a-73dcee872dfb&crumbTitle=Education+for+Service+Award Student Senate General Elections http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b46aaaaa-d786-4cb5-b800-f4a037294fe3&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+General+Elections Senate elections for at large members will be taking place April 20th-24th. If you would like to be a part of senate or are interested in learning more, email Caitlin Bach or Megan Long. To run in the at large election please submit a poster with a photo of yourself and your name/slogan before Monday. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:23:02 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b46aaaaa-d786-4cb5-b800-f4a037294fe3&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+General+Elections The Teacher's Lounge: The Last Episode http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c8a5f8a-4b64-4c2f-b930-422eec4fedde&crumbTitle=The+Teacher%27s+Lounge%3A+The+Last+Episode Many BVU faculty and staff have been guests on Dr. Bruce Ellingson's Teacher's Lounge radio show over the years and shared their memories and thoughts on a variety of issues. On Wednesday, April 22, tune into KBVU 97.5 FM at noon to listen to his last episode of The Teacher's Lounge when the host becomes the guest. This special show will turn the tables as Dr. Andrea Frantz interviews Bruce about his life and career. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:49:15 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c8a5f8a-4b64-4c2f-b930-422eec4fedde&crumbTitle=The+Teacher%27s+Lounge%3A+The+Last+Episode Summer Internship/Work Experience http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#74c79c8f-12c1-4c4e-adfd-8d3997385c4f&crumbTitle=Summer+Internship%2FWork+Experience Are you planning to complete an internship or work-related experience this summer? Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT. Students submitting a completed form by midnight on Friday, May 15 will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:32:32 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#74c79c8f-12c1-4c4e-adfd-8d3997385c4f&crumbTitle=Summer+Internship%2FWork+Experience Buenafication Day Schedule http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3600a725-ed0c-4228-8b76-500a797101c1&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Schedule Buenafication Day is April 30! We have a jammed packed day of service. Check out the schedule http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot and register today! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:56:36 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3600a725-ed0c-4228-8b76-500a797101c1&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Schedule Buenafication Day Registration http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9a793303-3819-4aa5-8cff-9403352dc660&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Registration Registration is still open for Buenafication Day! Register today! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Faculty and staff get a free lunch if they register. Follow Buenafication Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest news! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:54:32 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9a793303-3819-4aa5-8cff-9403352dc660&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Registration Dodgeball Tournament http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c877adf-7fd0-4208-876d-b4af238b99d7&crumbTitle=Dodgeball+Tournament Don't forget to sign your team up for this Sunday's dodgeball tournament. The tournament will start at 7 pm in the fieldhouse and will be a double elimination tournament. Please sing your team up through IMLeagues.com by Saturday, April 18. You need at least six to play and can have a maximum of 10 players per team. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:44:37 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c877adf-7fd0-4208-876d-b4af238b99d7&crumbTitle=Dodgeball+Tournament immersing magazine http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3438a938-de10-4c25-b1d5-482f715ed7fb&crumbTitle=immersing+magazine Calling all those who have an interest in writing and content creation! We have started an online magazine, immersing.org, where you can contribute your work. Some examples of our stories include travel, personal growth, and passions. We are welcoming all to participate in this wild endeavor that is immersing magazine, and we hope to see your name across our site. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:12:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3438a938-de10-4c25-b1d5-482f715ed7fb&crumbTitle=immersing+magazine Interim 2016--Romania http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#236fae99-e430-4f6f-9e54-48b8da954321&crumbTitle=Interim+2016--Romania What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Forum 10) or Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:55:29 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#236fae99-e430-4f6f-9e54-48b8da954321&crumbTitle=Interim+2016--Romania EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#694f6ac4-0f13-4c0d-bf81-2b5383dbff86&crumbTitle=EUROPE+IN+J-TERM+NEXT+YEAR%21 Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT 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, contact Wind Goodfriend or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:49:56 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#694f6ac4-0f13-4c0d-bf81-2b5383dbff86&crumbTitle=EUROPE+IN+J-TERM+NEXT+YEAR%21 Seeking 2015 AWOL Advisors http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5017b63f-ecfe-408f-98c7-bd63be012341&crumbTitle=Seeking+2015+AWOL+Advisors Any faculty or staff that are interested in learning more about the position of an advisor in the AWOL program for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please email Bonnie Keller - kellbon@bvu.edu. Thank You! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:38:52 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5017b63f-ecfe-408f-98c7-bd63be012341&crumbTitle=Seeking+2015+AWOL+Advisors Summer Housing http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f560e660-8ef2-4ff3-afa2-d0f2c8b1f558&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:52:57 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f560e660-8ef2-4ff3-afa2-d0f2c8b1f558&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Volunteer Recognition Nominations http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c0c03b6-4b57-411b-94fc-6aeadcf50c0b&crumbTitle=Volunteer+Recognition+Nominations Know a student, faculty, or staff member who deserves recognition for their volunteer efforts? Student MOVE will be hosting a volunteer recognition dinner to recognize individuals who have been committed to making a difference through service work. Let us know who you've seen working hard and helping others throughout the year! Nominations can be made using the link to the Google Form listed below and will be accepted through April 20th. If you have questions please contact Natalie Bellairs, Danielle Eden, or Dr. Ashley Farmer- Hanson. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BcFoww51oIV3HhYMFjC6qU5ZiX6GA WBwc5gM6rJjvj8/viewform Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:30:23 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c0c03b6-4b57-411b-94fc-6aeadcf50c0b&crumbTitle=Volunteer+Recognition+Nominations Upcoming Intramural Opportunities! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#092cd233-4fe0-4c95-9170-dac5dab2d306&crumbTitle=Upcoming+Intramural+Opportunities%21 Don't miss out on the upcoming intramural opportunities at BVU! Registration for Sand Volleyball ends Tuesday, April 14 at 11 pm with the league starting on Wednesday, April 15. Registration for the Dodgeball Tournament ends Saturday, April 18 at 11 pm with the tournament taking place on Sunday, April 18 from 7-10 pm in the fieldhouse. Go to IMLeagues.com to register your team. If you have questions please contact Luke Becker at beckerl@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:34:46 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#092cd233-4fe0-4c95-9170-dac5dab2d306&crumbTitle=Upcoming+Intramural+Opportunities%21 Summer Housing Policy http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bf7c7aa4-2dd6-46f9-bf75-77c57c32a40f&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing+Policy The Summer Housing Policy for 2015 is available on the Employee Self Service page under Policies. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:47:24 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bf7c7aa4-2dd6-46f9-bf75-77c57c32a40f&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing+Policy Buenafication Day Registration http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4de52360-d1c2-4a5e-aab0-b53c14b38ac0&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Registration Registration is still open for Buenafication Day! Register today! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Faculty and staff get a free lunch if they register. Follow Buenafication Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest news! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:47:02 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4de52360-d1c2-4a5e-aab0-b53c14b38ac0&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Registration Education for Service Award http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#67b12f54-c12d-4021-a1d5-7ad112674be2&crumbTitle=Education+for+Service+Award Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:41:05 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#67b12f54-c12d-4021-a1d5-7ad112674be2&crumbTitle=Education+for+Service+Award Human Resources Calendar http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bbf39b80-f629-4e08-bacc-2d45a6cd49c7&crumbTitle=Human+Resources+Calendar A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:40:22 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bbf39b80-f629-4e08-bacc-2d45a6cd49c7&crumbTitle=Human+Resources+Calendar Deans Open Forum http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a3125a01-9f4f-4c13-8e7d-8a677d46a2f1&crumbTitle=Deans+Open+Forum We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an Open Forum in the residence halls. Please join them Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 PM in the Pierce Hall Skybox. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:30:03 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a3125a01-9f4f-4c13-8e7d-8a677d46a2f1&crumbTitle=Deans+Open+Forum Humans vs. Zombies http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#329a28b7-0592-4d38-bfb5-844b7a832b2c&crumbTitle=Humans+vs.+Zombies HvZ is a continuous game of tag that lasts the entire weekend. All players start as human, trying to survive the weekend and complete missions. One player is the Original Zombie (OZ), who appears to be human for the first hours of the game, but can tag humans as a zombie. As the weekend progresses, it is the goal of the Zombies to turn all of the humans by game end. HvZ will be happening this weekend, April 17-19. If you haven't already please sign up at http://www.hvzsource.com/bvu. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:33:13 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#329a28b7-0592-4d38-bfb5-844b7a832b2c&crumbTitle=Humans+vs.+Zombies FACES is Accepting Submissions! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ec3eb92c-b961-4037-88dd-15e21d63468d&crumbTitle=FACES+is+Accepting+Submissions%21 Faces is looking for work to be included in their magazine. Below is a list of works that may be submitted for review: Photography, paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, watercolor, narratives, short stories, poetry, and essays. All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be under 1500 words. Artwork must be either an original photograph, or a photograph of other visual art. Submissions are due Monday, April 13 by midnight. Submissions can be sent to FACES@bvu.edu If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the email addresses below: FACES@bvu.edu, formichella@bvu.edu, mcgusam@bvu.edu, or konzmor@bvu.edu Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:25:08 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ec3eb92c-b961-4037-88dd-15e21d63468d&crumbTitle=FACES+is+Accepting+Submissions%21 Beaver of the Month http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1eea13c9-4bdc-4b04-b818-3d34cd6a511b&crumbTitle=Beaver+of+the+Month Do you know someone who is selfless - someone who is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with their own? Submit their name here http://goo.gl/forms/gdPn5ZYyAu for Beaver of the Month! All staff, faculty, and students can submit any student's name for nomination of Beaver of the Month - selfless - by April 22, 2015. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:51:01 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1eea13c9-4bdc-4b04-b818-3d34cd6a511b&crumbTitle=Beaver+of+the+Month Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c1d92af-83e3-4517-8757-0566b3b367d9&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. 4/15/15; 9:30-10:30am; Room Change to FM#9 – Fiscal Processes – BeaverNET/PO/Req./CC – Courtney Berg/Tanya Landgraf \\web1-04\steph$\BeaverNETPOReq.CC.ics 4/16/15; 1-3pm; Phone Training – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny http://tinyurl.com/April16Phone 4/22/15; 2-4pm; Cognos Report Training – Jane Besaw \\web1-04\steph$\Cognos Training.ics Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:15:52 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c1d92af-83e3-4517-8757-0566b3b367d9&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities Welcome to the new ENGL 220: Intro to Literature (for fall 2015) http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#03d7929e-e98b-4174-8d3a-10e0417127f3&crumbTitle=Welcome+to+the+new+ENGL+220%3A+Intro+to+Literature+%28for+fall+2015%29 Students interested in Intro to Literature for Fall 2015 should note, it is no longer a survey of ancient classics. ENGL 220 now explores a rich sampling of short stories, poetry, drama, novel, and film from around the world. Come and re-discover how, as poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote, “the universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” Provides credit for the Gen Ed humanities requirement. For more info contact Dr. Matthew Packer at packer@bvu.edu. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:12:28 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#03d7929e-e98b-4174-8d3a-10e0417127f3&crumbTitle=Welcome+to+the+new+ENGL+220%3A+Intro+to+Literature+%28for+fall+2015%29 SCATE Elections for 2015/2016! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c6554601-b3ee-4c21-8880-423eeaa1b6f1&crumbTitle=SCATE+Elections+for+2015%2F2016%21 Congratulations to the new SCATE Board Members! The following were nominated and elected for the upcoming academic year: President Tanner Cook, Vice President Bonnie Keller, Secretary Ethan Wilson, Treasurer Javen Swann, VP of Community Outreach Events Kayla Corso, VP of Campus Events Kristina Campbell, and Global Fellows Ambassador Carolyn McDermott. We wish all the best to our outgoing President Beth Weber as she moves on to graduate school next year. Nice job, everyone! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:13:04 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c6554601-b3ee-4c21-8880-423eeaa1b6f1&crumbTitle=SCATE+Elections+for+2015%2F2016%21 Get a free professional photo at our LinkedIn Workshop http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b9503e82-1a5f-4a6c-84b3-4d7431329d67&crumbTitle=Get+a+free+professional+photo+at+our+LinkedIn+Workshop Career & Personal Development is holding a LinkedIn Workshop on Tuesday, April 14 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Walk-in, FREE professional photos will be taken in Lage by the Student Photography Club from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Career & Personal Development will be presenting workshops at 11:30 a.m. and noon in Lage B with tips for creating or updating your profile! Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:37:19 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b9503e82-1a5f-4a6c-84b3-4d7431329d67&crumbTitle=Get+a+free+professional+photo+at+our+LinkedIn+Workshop Chalk It Out http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#95634c52-69ad-4480-8131-52ecec64f4b8&crumbTitle=Chalk+It+Out April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Let’s raise awareness of this issue together by chalking it out! On April 14th from 12-5pm below the arch, come chalk about the issue together with the Gender & Woman's Studies class and your peers. We will also be selling t-shirts for $5 each. All the proceeds will be donated to the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA). If it rains, the event will be held in Dows instead. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mai Chee Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:43:33 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#95634c52-69ad-4480-8131-52ecec64f4b8&crumbTitle=Chalk+It+Out Summer Housing http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5547b243-8577-420f-9490-493943927bb4&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:56:42 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5547b243-8577-420f-9490-493943927bb4&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Intramural Sand Volleyball and Dodgeball Tournament http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d8862eac-1350-4ee0-92b0-477791d0b3a3&crumbTitle=Intramural+Sand+Volleyball+and+Dodgeball+Tournament Sand volleyball and dodgeball tournament registrations are now available! If you would like to get out, enjoy the weather, and be active, then go to IMLeagues.com to register your team. Sand volleyball starts on Wednesday, April 15 and the dodgeball tournament will be held on Sunday, April 19 from 7-10 pm in the Fieldhouse. If you have any questions please contact Luke Becker at beckerl@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:36:49 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d8862eac-1350-4ee0-92b0-477791d0b3a3&crumbTitle=Intramural+Sand+Volleyball+and+Dodgeball+Tournament Congratulations!! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e6e3e2c0-f83c-4e67-b21c-644edea80b24&crumbTitle=Congratulations%21%21 Congrats to Brad Snyder who was the winner of the women's basketball raffle! Thank you to all of you who supported women's basketball by buying raffle tickets! Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:27:32 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e6e3e2c0-f83c-4e67-b21c-644edea80b24&crumbTitle=Congratulations%21%21 Deans Open Forum http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#66c118c4-d8cd-4587-98af-b0b1916ff7f5&crumbTitle=Deans+Open+Forum We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an Open Forum in the residence halls. Please join them Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 PM in the Pierce Hall Skybox. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:46:59 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#66c118c4-d8cd-4587-98af-b0b1916ff7f5&crumbTitle=Deans+Open+Forum Interim 2016--Romania http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#438a4f38-19b4-49e9-b6fb-a80cc99bc657&crumbTitle=Interim+2016--Romania What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Monday, April 13 at 6:00 pm (Forum #1), Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Forum 10), or Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:03:07 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#438a4f38-19b4-49e9-b6fb-a80cc99bc657&crumbTitle=Interim+2016--Romania Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#74211687-5f35-403f-bb50-09432309bc73&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, April 13th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 3/16/15 to 4/12/15. 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. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 10:00:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#74211687-5f35-403f-bb50-09432309bc73&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cbd4a508-cef2-4308-ba40-e5d5de6d6369&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, April 13th 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, 9 Apr 2015 09:59:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#cbd4a508-cef2-4308-ba40-e5d5de6d6369&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Student Organization Allocations http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2e23a924-2c29-4e42-865a-df282cc8cacc&crumbTitle=Student+Organization+Allocations Student Organizations wishing to request funds from Student Senate must complete their allocations information by April 14th at 5pm. To find out additional information please visit http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/ If you have any questions please contact Becka Neary-DeLaPorte or Aaron Burns. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:32:25 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2e23a924-2c29-4e42-865a-df282cc8cacc&crumbTitle=Student+Organization+Allocations Register your Student Organization for 2015-2016 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7fade6c9-f0aa-4ce7-a7b0-a61388334839&crumbTitle=Register+your+Student+Organization+for+2015-2016 Student Organization Leaders! It is that time of year again when it is necessary to register your student organization for the upcoming academic year. Each year the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development requests student organizations to update their information and register for the upcoming year. This must be completed by May 1. Organizations who fail to have registered their organization for next year will not be able to access their student funds, have a table at the Plunge or be represented through marketing at summer orientation. To gain access to the steps necessary to complete this process please email Becka Neary-DeLaPorte Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:29:24 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7fade6c9-f0aa-4ce7-a7b0-a61388334839&crumbTitle=Register+your+Student+Organization+for+2015-2016 Jacket left at Bowling Alley http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f8729424-d313-4193-8ed0-2e556a78bb82&crumbTitle=Jacket+left+at+Bowling+Alley A women's jacket was left behind Wednesday at SAB's bowling night. If this is your jacket please claim it at the Information Desk. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:44:16 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f8729424-d313-4193-8ed0-2e556a78bb82&crumbTitle=Jacket+left+at+Bowling+Alley Education for Service Award http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1b796fa7-efe1-4d94-820d-b8dbefdc376c&crumbTitle=Education+for+Service+Award Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:30:29 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1b796fa7-efe1-4d94-820d-b8dbefdc376c&crumbTitle=Education+for+Service+Award Human Resources Calendar http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#73087bc7-a024-460b-b4d5-7fc0ae86b955&crumbTitle=Human+Resources+Calendar A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:29:50 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#73087bc7-a024-460b-b4d5-7fc0ae86b955&crumbTitle=Human+Resources+Calendar Interim 2016—Tahiti http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b0afeb74-8422-438c-bb56-ec5ed0563171&crumbTitle=Interim+2016%E2%80%94Tahiti For information regarding the travel course where the islands of French Polynesia will be our classroom as we explore environmental issues, culture and law enforcement structures of these islands, come to Wood’s House (in SSA) Mon. 13 April between 4:30-5:30pm. Also consider signing up for the 1 credit prep course in the Fall 0BVU190-01. We meet Wednesday 6:00pm. Contact Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya for more details. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 09:51:02 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b0afeb74-8422-438c-bb56-ec5ed0563171&crumbTitle=Interim+2016%E2%80%94Tahiti Thank you for supporting the Faculty & Staff Campaign! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#49b98f97-42e8-4f05-98c9-5275b7758d6b&crumbTitle=Thank+you+for+supporting+the+Faculty+%26+Staff+Campaign%21 Thank you to all who've supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board is now on display outside Anderson Auditorium. If you haven't made a pledge, there's still time. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc to learn more about the campaign or to print a blank pledge form. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 04:47:49 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#49b98f97-42e8-4f05-98c9-5275b7758d6b&crumbTitle=Thank+you+for+supporting+the+Faculty+%26+Staff+Campaign%21 2015 Commencement Deadlines http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8243e896-4071-49db-9087-97d26c8aa1fd&crumbTitle=2015+Commencement+Deadlines Just a friendly reminder about the coming commencement deadline for graduating seniors: Friday, April 10 is the last day for placing your cap and gown Friday, May 1st is last day for placing your graduation ticket request. Please remember you must submit a request in order to receive graduation tickets for your guest as this is not automatic. Please go to the commencement web page to place your orders and for all other commencement details: http://www.bvu.edu/commencement/. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 04:08:28 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8243e896-4071-49db-9087-97d26c8aa1fd&crumbTitle=2015+Commencement+Deadlines NCAA Bracket Winners http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#05f58866-9180-4765-928e-649adcf9f003&crumbTitle=NCAA+Bracket+Winners Congratulations to SAB's NCAA bracket challenge winners and a huge thank you to all who participated! Men's bracket winner - Hunter Bruhn Women's bracket winner - Neil Marshall Wed, 8 Apr 2015 03:41:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#05f58866-9180-4765-928e-649adcf9f003&crumbTitle=NCAA+Bracket+Winners Tennis & Free Ice Cream Cones http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#35be3a27-04c7-4dc5-a1dc-94758da32646&crumbTitle=Tennis+%26+Free+Ice+Cream+Cones STUDENTS: Come support your Beaver Tennis team as they take on Luther College Tuesday April 14th at 3:30pm. Receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from The Villager Restaurant and other goodies to enjoy while you cheer on your fellow BVU students (must be present for a portion of the match to receive coupon). Wed, 8 Apr 2015 03:25:53 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#35be3a27-04c7-4dc5-a1dc-94758da32646&crumbTitle=Tennis+%26+Free+Ice+Cream+Cones Siebens Family Legacy Presentation http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9c472638-f315-4b3c-b231-e439f84a933b&crumbTitle=Siebens+Family+Legacy+Presentation Thursday, April 23 3:30pm Hansen 8 Come and hear the story of the man who is a giant in the life of Buena Vista University, Dr. Harold Walter Siebens. Learn about Dr. Harold Walter Siebens and his family, how he made his fortune, why he selected Buena Vista University as one of his charitable interests and why Siebens Forum is home to Siebens Den. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to see first-hand Dr. Siebens' personal collection of family photos and artwork, as well as many precious gifts, letters and correspondence from influential people around the world. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 03:07:46 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9c472638-f315-4b3c-b231-e439f84a933b&crumbTitle=Siebens+Family+Legacy+Presentation Spiritual Festival http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#36632aa1-c4f2-4e85-9f05-f9726913ef6f&crumbTitle=Spiritual+Festival Students in choir will need to be excused all day on Friday April 10th for the Spiritual Festival Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:09:44 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#36632aa1-c4f2-4e85-9f05-f9726913ef6f&crumbTitle=Spiritual+Festival