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Thank You

General Announcements

Posted May 4, 2015

A very heart filled thank you to all my BVU family in the passing of my brother. Thanks to all of you for your prayers, thoughts, concerns and your unselfish actions. A special thanks to Fred and Susan for the nice plant. Also a special thanks to my co-workers in the Facilities Management Department for their special plant and prayers. I appreciated all of my BVU family!
- Doug Carlton


ACES Scholarly Event: The Benefits of Economic Freedom

General Announcements

Posted May 4, 2015

On May 5 at 6:30pm, Dr. Joshua Hall of West Virginia University will speak about the Economic Freedom of the World index. The EFW index has been published annually since 1996. Since its initial publication, the EFW index has been used by scholars to answer a number of important questions regarding the operation and interaction of economic, political, and social systems around the world. Does more economic freedom lead to higher living standards? Might more open markets lead to more tolerance of others? What role can government and individuals play in bringing about higher levels of well-being? Hall provides an overview of the EFW index and the scholarly literature that uses it. He highlights how the measurement of economic freedom has provided a more accurate picture of the diversity that exists globally with respect to societal economic organization. Finally, Hall discusses how his own views of the importance of economic freedom have changed as a result of measuring economic freedom and studying the literature.
- Jeremy Horpedahl


Network and Server Maintenance on May 8th at 1 AM

General Announcements

Posted May 4, 2015

On May 8th from 1 AM until 6 AM, Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, Canvas, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel – Information Services


Lip Sync n' Tacos

General Announcements

Posted May 4, 2015

Come join the Suites Res Life staff in the Underground THIS Thursday night for free walking tacos or tacos in a bag and a chance to compete in a lip sync contest! Participants can sign up the night of and perform a portion of their favorite song. 7-9pm. Get ready to boogie!
- Suites Res Life


The Tack ONLINE | 2015-2016 Application

General Announcements

Posted May 3, 2015

Are you a great storyteller, content creator, or overall media guru? The Tack ONLINE would love to have you on their 2015-2016 team! Fill out your application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tack2015. Applications are available until Friday, May 8th.
- Stephanie Steiner


Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

General Announcements

Posted May 3, 2015

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 Wednesday, May 6 at 4:30 pm (Forum #1) or Tuesday, May 12 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Drawing for $25 AMAZON Gift Card in 2 weeks!

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

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.
- Lori Berglund


Application Deadline TODAY!

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

Students interested in applying for the competitive Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship position for the 2015 NFL season – today is the final day to submit a resume, cover letter and media- related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement.
- Lori Berglund


Meeting for J Term Trip Nicaragua

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

Informational meeting for students that would like to learn more about the J-Term Trip to Nicaragua. Meeting will be offered twice on May 7th 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM.
- Bev Ahern


TAHITI!!! Jan. 2016 Interim

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

Want more information about this unique travel course to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Maupiti and other islands of French Polynesia? Contact Bhattacharyya@bvu.edu. We will spend about 2 weeks exploring environmental issues, culture, religion, and law enforcement. We will hike through lush mountains to waterfalls, swim in the crystal blue pacific ocean, and live with a local family. Join us for a learning adventure of a lifetime!
- Bhattacharyya


Athletic Apparel Sale!

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 5th 9am-1pm to stop by the Siebens Fieldhouse lobby to stock up on general BVU apparel and items from your favorite athletic teams at a great price!
- Amy Santucci


SAB's End of the Year Survey

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

SAB's End of the Year survey is out! How have we done this year? We'd like your feedback — fill out the survey for a chance to win 1 of 2 iPad minis! There will also be a booth outside of the serve during the lunch and dinner hours on Monday, May 4th. Find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8SWGDBT
- Stephanie Steiner


Lawn Golf Tournament!

General Announcements

Posted May 1, 2015

Come to the Outdoor Rec ANYTIME between 4:30-8 for HiPSO's two- person team Lawn Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 10th. You may pre- register by emailing Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu, sign up at the table outside the Serve on May 6th, or just come to the Outdoor Rec anytime between then to participate. You will get official scorecards and rules that day at the Outdoor Rec. Best shot tournament style. The team with the lowest total score will each win an exclusive Lawn Golf Tournament Champion trophy! Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hipsobvu) for more information.
- HiPSO


Employee Assistance Program

Human Resources

Posted April 30, 2015

Life Works, our Employee Assistance Program is offering support services on the recent Earthquake in Nepal and the violence in Baltimore. A flyer and support information has been posted on the Employee Self Service page under the Employee Assistance Program tab. Contact Human Resources if you have any question. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 30, 2015

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. Applications are due by May 8.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Open Session for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted April 30, 2015

Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Tuesday, May 5th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Forum Room 3 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #1 interviewing for the position of Director of Residence Life & Housing. The candidate's resume can be found on the Employee Home Page under Open Sessions Candidates. Please contact Student Affairs if you have any questions. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Open Session for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted April 30, 2015

Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Wednesday, May 6th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Hanson 8 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #2 interviewing for the position of Director of Residence Life & Housing. The candidate's resume can be found on the Employee Home Page under Open Sessions Candidates. Please contact Student Affairs if you have any questions. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Student-Directed Plays Next Week

General Announcements

Posted April 29, 2015

Mark your calendar on May 13, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. for the Student- Directed Plays Showcase. The students in the Advanced Directing class will be presenting their productions featuring a variety of non-realistic strategies. Watch for the slate of shows to be announced next week. Student directors include Claire Boston, Nicole Boysen, Stephen Condon, Bailey Dean, Austin Delp, Kailie Liggett, Matt Schulz, and Erik Wolf.
- Bethany Larson


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 29, 2015

Amy Santucci will be the Assistant Director of Athletics effective May 11, 2015. Amy previously served as the Administrative Assistant- Athletics. Join us in congratulating Amy on her new position.
- Human Resources


Education for Service Nominees

Human Resources

Posted April 29, 2015

Congratulations to the following individuals on being nominated for the 2015 Education for Service Award: Peggy Bates, Brandy Hoffert, and Amy Jones. The winner of the 2015 Education for Service Award will be announced at the annual Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22, 2015.
- Human Resources


Last Call for 2015 Commencement Ticket Orders

General Announcements

Posted April 29, 2015

Just a friendly reminder about theupcoming commencement deadline for graduating seniors: 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/.
- Melissa Richter


Boater Safety Clinic

General Announcements

Posted April 29, 2015

For students who are interested in using the kayaks and canoes, Recreation Services will be hosting a Boater Safety Clinic on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:30 pm at the Rec House. All students must attend one Boater Safety Clinic during their time at BVU before being able to take a kayak or canoe out on the lake. If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Services. Hope to see you there!
- Recreation Services


Lawn Golf Tournament!

General Announcements

Posted April 29, 2015

Come to the Outdoor Rec ANYTIME between 4:30-8pm for HiPSO's two- person team Lawn Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 10th. You may pre- register by emailing Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu or come to the Outdoor Rec anytime between then to participate. You will get official scorecards and rules that day at the Outdoor Rec. Best shot tournament style. The team with the lowest total score will each win an exclusive Lawn Golf Tournament Champion trophy! Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hipsobvu) for more information.
- HiPSO


Increased Parking Activity

General Announcements

Posted April 29, 2015

We want to inform the community Lot E and possibly a small portion of the west side of Lot D will see increased parking activity for the next couple of weeks. BVU is cooperating with Rembrandt Enterprises in Rembrandt Iowa for temporary employee parking. Please contact Campus Security if you have any questions or concerns.
- Mark Kirkholm


Phi Alpha Theta Spring 2015 Survey

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Phi Alpha Theta History Club (PAT) wants to know what you think! Please take our quick survey about our History Club and what you would like to see our organization do. Surveys may be found and dropped off in our boxes in Smith Hall and the School of Social Sciences and Arts (SSA).
- Mariana Ramirez


A Trip Around the World!

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Join Phi Alpha Theta History Club on our Trip Around the World this Saturday, May 2! Iowa is home to many places that feature the varied cultures that contribute to our history. We will leave campus at 9:30 a.m. and return by 4:30 p.m. Our first stop will be at a German Hausbarn in Manning, Iowa. The building was made in 1660 in Germany, torn down piece by piece, and brought to Iowa in 1996. Afterwards, we will make a trip to Elk Horn, Iowa where we will tour an authentic Danish Windmill. The best part? The trip is completely FREE! Both tours and lunch will be paid for by Phi Alpha Theta. Contact Mariana Ramirez (ramiirm@bvu.edu) or Veronica King (kingver@bvu.edu) by Thursday if you would like to join us. Spots are limited to 10!
- Mariana Ramirez


Minnesota Vikings Internship Application Deadline - Monday, May 4, 2015

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Applications for the Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship opportunity are due Monday, May 4. To be considered for this competitive opportunity, submit a resume, cover letter and media- related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement.
- Lori Berglund


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. Online Programs courses will be populated with students and course material, as they have been in the past. Online Programs Instructors will not be responsible for transferring course data from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation and training material in the very near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging in with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the Term 5 and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what Term 5 courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. The TLTC will create your spring courses and load them with the appropriate rosters. However, individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation material from your location in the near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All main campus courses will be offered in Canvas after July 2015, at which time ANGEL will no longer be available. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas during Term 5 of 2015 (May). As with any change in major software, there will be a transition period, however Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the spring semester and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what spring courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. Eventually all courses will be populated into Canvas automatically, but for Spring Semester, only requested courses will be created in Canvas. The TLTC will also load your courses with the appropriate rosters. However individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. If you have any questions or wish for any training, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Regional Education Program Coordinator

Human Resources

Posted April 28, 2015

Buena Vista University has an opening for a Regional Education Program Coordinator with a tentative start date of July 1, 2015 working in the Teacher Education Program. The Regional Education Program Coordinator is a year around position and will require strong leadership skills and experience. Duties include working in non traditional evening programs for teacher certification, including oversight of the total education program at the assigned Graduate and Professional Studies sites, leadership in program development, professional development, problem-solving, and collaboration with leaders at the sites and at the Storm Lake campus. A minimum of a Master's degree in education-related field and demonstrated successful leadership and school experience are required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Athletics Apparel Sale!

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 5th 9am-1pm to stop by the Siebens Fieldhouse lobby to stock up on general BVU apparel and items from your favorite athletic teams at a great price!
- Amy Santucci


A FORGIVENESS JOURNEY THROUGH HAITI & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

General Announcements

Posted April 28, 2015

Join us May 6th in Forum Room 4 at 4pm to learn more about our Jterm trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. During our two and a half weeks together, we will look at forgiveness from both the psychological and theological perspective through volunteering, readings, personal reflections, and intentional group discussion. As we volunteer alongside locals in Haiti and the Dominican Republic we will study and analyze the two very different cultures and countries that reside on the same island. They have both been subjected to dictatorship, natural disasters and the challenge of living on an island. This is an opportunity for us to explore forgiveness through the eyes, words and perceptions of individuals who have struggled to come to terms with self and others in light of their sometimes painful history. Join us on this journey of hope, healing and forgiveness through serving others. if you are unable to attend the meeting contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson or Ken Meissner with questions.
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Open Session for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Wednesday, May 6th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Hanson 8 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #2 interviewing for the position of Director of Residence Life & Housing. The candidate's resume can be found on the Employee Home Page under Open Sessions Candidates. Please contact Student Affairs if you have any questions. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Open Session for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Tuesday, May 5th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Forum Room 3 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #1 interviewing for the position of Director of Residence Life & Housing. The candidate's resume can be found on the Employee Home Page under Open Sessions Candidates. Please contact Student Affairs if you have any questions. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

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. 5/12/15; 2:30-4pm; ICN-7B; Office 365 – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Faculty & Staff move to Office 365; Tools available in Office 365 http://tinyurl.com/May12Office365 5/13/15; 9-11am; ICN-7B; Cognos Crew – Jane Besaw ****Date & Time Change**** Please join us for coffee, juice, donuts, and discussion! 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. http://tinyurl.com/CognosCrewMay13 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Filters – Jane Besaw This session will include filtering 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
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

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
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

BVU News Announcement 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. 5/12/15; 2:30-4pm; ICN-7B; Office 365 – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Faculty & Staff move to Office 365; Tools available in Office 365 http://tinyurl.com/May12Office365 5/13/15; 9-11am; ICN-7B; Cognos Crew – Jane Besaw ****Date & Time Change**** Please join us for coffee, juice, donuts, and discussion! This will be an open session. We want to answer your questions and address the needs of your department. Send us your questions/requests beforehand or bring them with you and share with other Cognos Crew members. http://tinyurl.com/May13Cognos 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Filters – Jane Besaw This session will include filtering in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/June10CognosCrew 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
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Don't miss "Into the Woods"

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

There are two more performances of "Into the Woods" this week on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2. To order tickets, call 749-2211 or go online at www.bvu.edu/tickets. This past weekend nearly 500 people saw the play. Thank you to all of you!! Tell your friends and neighbors they still have a chance to see it! See you at the theatre!
- Bethany Larson


Spraying Campus

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

Grounds will be spraying for weeds on campus Monday and Tuesday. Try to avoid contact with the grass until it is dry. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come in contact with the grass.
- Keith Schmidt


ALPS Horseback Riding Trip

General Announcements

Posted April 26, 2015

Want to spend an adventurous day with an awesome group of people? Join us May 9th as we travel to the Cedar Valley Stables in Tipton, IA for a day filled with horseback riding, hiking, great food, and great company! Trip cost is only $5.00 and will last much longer than a footlong! If interested, email alps@bvu.edu, and hurry because we only have 12 spots available!
- Brittany Hach


One Day Without Shoes Walk

General Announcements

Posted April 26, 2015

We will be joining TOMS and other participants around the world in a day without shoes! This is our annual event that is done to raise global awareness for children's health and education. We are asking students, faculty, and staff to go without shoes for a day to support the cause! Student M.O.V.E. will be hosting a march at 4 pm where we will walk around our beautiful campus to show our support and raise awareness for One Day Without Shoes. We will be meeting at the bell at 3:55 pm! *Shoes must be worn in the Servery, the coffee shop, and in any labs you are in that day.
- Taylor Daniel


Last Day to Register

General Announcements

Posted April 26, 2015

Today is the last day to register for Buenafication Day! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Registration will close at 5pm to prep non-profits with a number estimate!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Principal Financial Group Minority (Diversity) Scholarships

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Minority Scholarship Program and will award four $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our member institutions. These minority awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars. The four winners will be selected by ICF from the applicant pool. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Be Minority in descent
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Show leadership capabilities
The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences. The application needs to be signed by the nominee and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 15, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org.
- Financial Assistance Office


Principal Financial Group Technology Scholarships

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Technology Scholarship Program and will award six $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our selected member institutions. These technology awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so please select a student that might be interested. The six winners will be selected by ICF from the applicant pool. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Have declared a major in IT or a related field
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Have a demonstrated record of computer literacy
  • Have the ability to work in a group setting
The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences. The application needs to be signed by the nominee and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 20, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail: sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org.
- Financial Assistance Office


Principal Financial Group Business Scholarships

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Business Scholarship Program and will award six $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our selected member institutions. These business awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so please select a student that might be interested. The six winners will be selected by ICF from the applicant pool. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Have declared a major in Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Economics or Communications
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Show leadership capabilities
The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences. The application needs to be signed by the nominee and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 20, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail: sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org.
- Financial Assistance Office


Informational meeting on Ireland study trip

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Ireland: the land of saints and scholars. It's a place where you really can see 40 shades of green. Those who discover its mysteries through story, song, dance, and incredible landscapes are forever changed by the experience. Join Dr. Andrea Frantz and Dr. Bethany Larson on the adventure of a lifetime in May 2016. Informational meetings will be held in Forum Room 3 on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Come and learn a little about plans for the 2016 trip. Want a taste of what you might experience? Check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEjJHrEfGVs&feature=youtu.be
- Dr. Andrea Frantz


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. Online Programs courses will be populated with students and course material, as they have been in the past. Online Programs Instructors will not be responsible for transferring course data from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation and training material in the very near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging in with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the Term 5 and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what Term 5 courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. The TLTC will create your spring courses and load them with the appropriate rosters. However, individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation material from your location in the near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All main campus courses will be offered in Canvas after July 2015, at which time ANGEL will no longer be available. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas during Term 5 of 2015 (May). As with any change in major software, there will be a transition period, however Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the spring semester and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what spring courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. Eventually all courses will be populated into Canvas automatically, but for Spring Semester, only requested courses will be created in Canvas. The TLTC will also load your courses with the appropriate rosters. However individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. If you have any questions or wish for any training, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

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 Tuesday, April 28 at 12 p.m. (Forum 4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Athletic Apparel Sale!

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 5, from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.! Stop by the Siebens Fieldhouse lobby to stock up on general BVU apparel and items from your favorite athletic teams at a great price!
- Amy Santucci


Summer Internship/Work Experience?

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT and be entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Form must be completed by midnight on Friday, May 15 to be eligible.
- Lori Berglund


Monday, May 4 Deadline

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Next Monday, May 4 is the deadline for students interested in applying for the Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship opportunity. Submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Additional information is available in the Career & Personal Development Office.
- Lori Berglund


ACES Scholarly Event: Students for Ab?d(R) Shelters

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Posted April 23, 2015

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.
- Michelle Kenkel


Tues Afternoon Europe Info meeting canceled

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

The Europe Info meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at 3:00 pm is canceled. However, there are still three other times when you can come to learn about the trip! Those sessions are: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Sunday 5/3 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4. Or, you can just email Dr. Wind Goodfriend for more information. See EIGHT countries for the price of one!
- Wind Goodfriend


Exit Counseling Session Winners

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Thank you to all who attended the Exit Counseling Session on April 21st! The following students were drawn for door prizes: Curtis Vanderheiden, Scott Locati, and Molly Hutchins. Please stop by the Business Office to pick up your prize!
- The Business Office


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

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
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 23, 2015

Monday, April 27th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061.
- Emily Sauter


Calling All Couples! - Comm Research Project

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2015

Are you in a dating relationship? If so, then you are just the person I am looking for. I am doing a research project on dating couples and the strategies they use to maintain their relationship and would love to survey you and your partner. The survey will take no longer than 15 minutes. The only catch is that both partners must agree to take the survey. If you think you and your significant other would be up for this quick survey, please send an email to willale@bvu.edu indicating that you are interested and I will send over more information and set up a time to survey you both.
- Alexis Williams


ACES Student Life Event: Walk in My Shoes: A Transgender Man's Story of Transitioning in Semi-Rural Iowa

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Posted April 22, 2015

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.
- Michelle Kenkel


Register your Student Organization for 2015-2016

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2015

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
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Student Senate meeting tonight

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2015

Student Senate will be meeting in Forum Room 1 at 6:00 p.m. We would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to our open forum meetings each week. If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to receive updates, like us on Facebook 'BVU Student Senate' (www.facebook.com/BVUStudentSenate) or follow us on Twitter '@BVUSenate' (www.twitter.com/BVUSenate).
- Megan Long


Deans Open Forum--April 28

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2015

DEANS OPEN FORUM—April 28 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 Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00 PM in Briscoe 1. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Part-Time Head Women’s Golf Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Women’s Golf Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Women’s Golf program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Part-Time Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Women’s Tennis Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Women’s Tennis program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Part-Time Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Men’s Tennis Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Men’s Tennis program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Part-Time Head Men’s Golf Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Men’s Golf Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Men’s Golf program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. The Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach will assist the Head Coach with all duties of successfully operating our men’s soccer program, including but not limited to recruiting student-athletes, assisting with training sessions/game preparation/gameday coaching, monitoring the student-athletes academically and managing game day operations. Also, as a member of the athletics department there may be other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. A bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field is preferred. A background check will be completed on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources