BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#841c17a1-d017-4cbb-9fbb-4b01ce1f5bf5&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. 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 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:02:08 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#841c17a1-d017-4cbb-9fbb-4b01ce1f5bf5&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities Summer Housing http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#16570bfe-c86a-4c9d-a40e-c40b6044d0e0&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing <p>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</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:06:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#16570bfe-c86a-4c9d-a40e-c40b6044d0e0&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#095909cd-6568-4c91-96c5-489fa359574b&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities 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 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:25:03 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#095909cd-6568-4c91-96c5-489fa359574b&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities Don't miss "Into the Woods" http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5f6ebaf3-edf6-4f14-bc77-30180f47c89b&crumbTitle=Don%27t+miss+%22Into+the+Woods%22 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! Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:10:50 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5f6ebaf3-edf6-4f14-bc77-30180f47c89b&crumbTitle=Don%27t+miss+%22Into+the+Woods%22 Spraying Campus http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7035da49-c9f6-4e5f-bcba-4a7569b9a822&crumbTitle=Spraying+Campus 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. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:29:17 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7035da49-c9f6-4e5f-bcba-4a7569b9a822&crumbTitle=Spraying+Campus ALPS Horseback Riding Trip http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#04004ce4-2aa5-4f2c-a444-36361944c880&crumbTitle=ALPS+Horseback+Riding+Trip 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! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:42:49 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#04004ce4-2aa5-4f2c-a444-36361944c880&crumbTitle=ALPS+Horseback+Riding+Trip One Day Without Shoes Walk http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c5e7ee93-d3a8-42d3-9cb9-23fab3a130b1&crumbTitle=One+Day+Without+Shoes+Walk 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. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:34:13 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c5e7ee93-d3a8-42d3-9cb9-23fab3a130b1&crumbTitle=One+Day+Without+Shoes+Walk Last Day to Register http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3856ef09-c4b6-4ddf-aff7-f09536b91c88&crumbTitle=Last+Day+to+Register 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! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:59:39 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3856ef09-c4b6-4ddf-aff7-f09536b91c88&crumbTitle=Last+Day+to+Register Principal Financial Group Minority (Diversity) Scholarships http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#399e15c1-e0ee-4347-bd6f-b25f2e81246e&crumbTitle=Principal+Financial+Group+Minority+%28Diversity%29+Scholarships <p>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.</p> <p>To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:</p> <ul> <li>Be of freshman status or above</li> <li>Have a GPA of 3.0 or above</li> <li>Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency</li> <li>Be Minority in descent</li> <li>Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal</li> <li>Show leadership capabilities</li> </ul> <p>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&nbsp;and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 15, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail <a href="mailto:sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org">sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:45:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#399e15c1-e0ee-4347-bd6f-b25f2e81246e&crumbTitle=Principal+Financial+Group+Minority+%28Diversity%29+Scholarships Principal Financial Group Technology Scholarships http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d01eac3-e576-4101-8f75-f687ec06734e&crumbTitle=Principal+Financial+Group+Technology+Scholarships <p>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.</p> <p>To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:</p> <ul> <li>Be of freshman status or above</li> <li>Have a GPA of 3.0 or above</li> <li>Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency</li> <li>Have declared a major in IT or a related field</li> <li>Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal</li> <li>Have a demonstrated record of computer literacy</li> <li>Have the ability to work in a group setting</li> </ul> <p>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: <a href="mailto:sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org">sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:39:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9d01eac3-e576-4101-8f75-f687ec06734e&crumbTitle=Principal+Financial+Group+Technology+Scholarships Principal Financial Group Business Scholarships http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6bcef01e-c38c-4aeb-8b33-a2b3d54e9009&crumbTitle=Principal+Financial+Group+Business+Scholarships <p>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.</p> <p>To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:</p> <ul> <li>Be of freshman status or above</li> <li>Have a GPA of 3.0 or above</li> <li>Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency</li> <li>Have declared a major in Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Economics or Communications</li> <li>Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal</li> <li>Show leadership capabilities</li> </ul> <p>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: <a href="mailto:sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org">sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:38:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6bcef01e-c38c-4aeb-8b33-a2b3d54e9009&crumbTitle=Principal+Financial+Group+Business+Scholarships Informational meeting on Ireland study trip http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#239a96b4-8123-487e-bcd9-6592d41a7895&crumbTitle=Informational+meeting+on+Ireland+study+trip <p>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: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEjJHrEfGVs&amp;feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEjJHrEfGVs&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:53:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#239a96b4-8123-487e-bcd9-6592d41a7895&crumbTitle=Informational+meeting+on+Ireland+study+trip Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f77cd830-7c07-4d7d-8f35-923fff5cdb36&crumbTitle=Online+Programs+Faculty%3A+Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas 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 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:35:04 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f77cd830-7c07-4d7d-8f35-923fff5cdb36&crumbTitle=Online+Programs+Faculty%3A+Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b6adb084-4e3d-4d45-8748-43729af33a32&crumbTitle=GPS+Faculty%3A+Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas 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 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:34:36 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b6adb084-4e3d-4d45-8748-43729af33a32&crumbTitle=GPS+Faculty%3A+Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0ac165a-6b3b-4bb8-970c-6d10303f2938&crumbTitle=Main+Campus+Faculty%3A++Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas 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 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:33:11 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0ac165a-6b3b-4bb8-970c-6d10303f2938&crumbTitle=Main+Campus+Faculty%3A++Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1a1cfb8d-9f8e-4497-b9ea-c73bfb63e968&crumbTitle=Vampires+and+Volunteerism%E2%80%94Romania%3A+Interim+2016 <p>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&rsquo;s make a difference in Romania!</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:45:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1a1cfb8d-9f8e-4497-b9ea-c73bfb63e968&crumbTitle=Vampires+and+Volunteerism%E2%80%94Romania%3A+Interim+2016 Athletic Apparel Sale! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#97c834cb-bc2c-4643-8785-52a37ec9b477&crumbTitle=Athletic+Apparel+Sale%21 <p>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!</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:17:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#97c834cb-bc2c-4643-8785-52a37ec9b477&crumbTitle=Athletic+Apparel+Sale%21 Summer Internship/Work Experience? http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#86e1ad5b-a0a8-4eac-9687-ae25700a03e3&crumbTitle=Summer+Internship%2FWork+Experience%3F <p>Share your plans with the Office of Career &amp; Personal Development by completing a brief online form <a target="_blank" href="http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT">http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT</a> 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.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:24:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#86e1ad5b-a0a8-4eac-9687-ae25700a03e3&crumbTitle=Summer+Internship%2FWork+Experience%3F Monday, May 4 Deadline http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5c17ebca-ffea-40c2-8f6f-d6067096ef63&crumbTitle=Monday%2C+May+4+Deadline <p>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 (<a href="mailto:berglundl@bvu.edu">berglundl@bvu.edu</a>), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Additional information is available in the Career &amp; Personal Development Office.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:15:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5c17ebca-ffea-40c2-8f6f-d6067096ef63&crumbTitle=Monday%2C+May+4+Deadline 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 Tues Afternoon Europe Info meeting canceled http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b2329909-a0ae-456a-94d0-d0ddbcef7085&crumbTitle=Tues+Afternoon+Europe+Info+meeting+canceled 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! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:00:47 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b2329909-a0ae-456a-94d0-d0ddbcef7085&crumbTitle=Tues+Afternoon+Europe+Info+meeting+canceled Exit Counseling Session Winners http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1be98a14-21ca-42de-b837-885f6e20df4a&crumbTitle=Exit+Counseling+Session+Winners 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! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:35:33 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1be98a14-21ca-42de-b837-885f6e20df4a&crumbTitle=Exit+Counseling+Session+Winners Summer Housing http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d52ba28a-64be-4f99-831c-b40efb762c8a&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing <p>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: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot">http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot</a></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:26:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d52ba28a-64be-4f99-831c-b40efb762c8a&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2893eec7-8548-4dc2-8522-5c00985b1b41&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff 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. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:36:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#2893eec7-8548-4dc2-8522-5c00985b1b41&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Calling All Couples! - Comm Research Project http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#56a7468b-417c-46b0-8ed3-139c658ceb8c&crumbTitle=Calling+All+Couples%21+-+Comm+Research+Project 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. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:54:21 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#56a7468b-417c-46b0-8ed3-139c658ceb8c&crumbTitle=Calling+All+Couples%21+-+Comm+Research+Project 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 Register your Student Organization for 2015-2016 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9bb57619-5804-4fdb-9812-f5eda41663df&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 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:49:43 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9bb57619-5804-4fdb-9812-f5eda41663df&crumbTitle=Register+your+Student+Organization+for+2015-2016 Student Senate meeting tonight http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#40710e04-1058-4113-a992-e17a5695ba75&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+meeting+tonight 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). Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:44:11 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#40710e04-1058-4113-a992-e17a5695ba75&crumbTitle=Student+Senate+meeting+tonight Deans Open Forum--April 28 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#36109696-b366-46ed-8731-3784a811158d&crumbTitle=Deans+Open+Forum--April+28 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. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:16:31 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#36109696-b366-46ed-8731-3784a811158d&crumbTitle=Deans+Open+Forum--April+28 Part-Time Head Women’s Golf Coach http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#85d83328-9b65-4379-8621-d128628f788c&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Women%E2%80%99s+Golf+Coach 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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:36:54 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#85d83328-9b65-4379-8621-d128628f788c&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Women%E2%80%99s+Golf+Coach Part-Time Head Women’s Tennis Coach http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8b8097bf-2c6b-4c64-8f6d-1cf0a1a93ccf&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Women%E2%80%99s+Tennis+Coach 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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:36:07 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8b8097bf-2c6b-4c64-8f6d-1cf0a1a93ccf&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Women%E2%80%99s+Tennis+Coach Part-Time Head Men’s Tennis Coach http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#607e6579-d293-4ed0-a452-8768541bd7f8&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Men%E2%80%99s+Tennis+Coach 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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:35:32 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#607e6579-d293-4ed0-a452-8768541bd7f8&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Men%E2%80%99s+Tennis+Coach Part-Time Head Men’s Golf Coach http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#21ac2b17-0916-4d53-8d96-131bc24b161c&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Men%E2%80%99s+Golf+Coach 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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:34:53 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#21ac2b17-0916-4d53-8d96-131bc24b161c&crumbTitle=Part-Time+Head+Men%E2%80%99s+Golf+Coach Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7263bbb6-c334-4329-9558-a05ac6beaecb&crumbTitle=Assistant+Men%E2%80%99s+Soccer+Coach 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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:33:39 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7263bbb6-c334-4329-9558-a05ac6beaecb&crumbTitle=Assistant+Men%E2%80%99s+Soccer+Coach New Student Organization: MEDLIFE http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fb8234da-0e0e-49ef-8a3f-edd25cc47ad6&crumbTitle=New+Student+Organization%3A+MEDLIFE Interested in serving others within the community as well as in other countries? MEDLIFE does just that! MEDLIFE stands for Medicine, Education, and Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere. MEDLIFE's mission is to help less fortunate people escape poverty from empowering their lives. There are many great opportunities within the MEDLIFE family such as community service and travelling abroad to provide mobile clinics, educating them on how to live healthier lifestyles with the resources they have, and developing projects that address specific issues in communities. MEDLIFE is not specific to only pre-health professions, anyone and everyone is welcome including faculty and staff! If you're interested in learning more about the MEDLIFE mission or sounds like something you would like to be involved in, contact Halie Larsen at larshal@bvu.edu for more information! Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:13:39 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fb8234da-0e0e-49ef-8a3f-edd25cc47ad6&crumbTitle=New+Student+Organization%3A+MEDLIFE Summer Student Admissions Position http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b9d72de7-073a-471a-a51f-2e17b038acca&crumbTitle=Summer+Student+Admissions+Position Do you want the best summer job ever? The BVU Admissions Office is looking for an outgoing current student who would like to give tours and share their experiences with prospective students and family members. If interested, please contact Deb Willer or MaryJo Litwiller in the admissions office. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:14:27 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b9d72de7-073a-471a-a51f-2e17b038acca&crumbTitle=Summer+Student+Admissions+Position Share your Experience! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#be87b9fd-97fc-443b-8074-05e0fa7ecd58&crumbTitle=Share+your+Experience%21 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. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:01:51 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#be87b9fd-97fc-443b-8074-05e0fa7ecd58&crumbTitle=Share+your+Experience%21 Application Deadline - Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship Program http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c918e4c6-29a9-4d17-9272-232b090af409&crumbTitle=Application+Deadline+-+Minnesota+Vikings+Game-Day+Internship+Program BVU’s continued partnership with the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department provides an opportunity for 1-2 BVU students to secure Game-Day Internship positions with the Vikings during the 2015 NFL season. Details about program requirements and intern responsibilities are available in the Office of Career & Personal Development. Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should 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. Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 4. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:31 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c918e4c6-29a9-4d17-9272-232b090af409&crumbTitle=Application+Deadline+-+Minnesota+Vikings+Game-Day+Internship+Program SAB Wins Regional Awards http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6a9f3dc9-ef01-45cc-a491-5fa69c6277ec&crumbTitle=SAB+Wins+Regional+Awards Congratulations to the student activities board on their program, Midterm Munchies and Pinterest. The program, Midterm Munchies was selected as the recipient for the Series Programming Award and Pinterest was the recipient for the Innovative Programming Award from the National Association of Campus Activities Northern Plains Conference. These awards are presented to an outstanding program from a member institution. These awards are based on student involvement, creativity, and the success of the program. Congratulations to the Student Activities Board. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:53:51 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6a9f3dc9-ef01-45cc-a491-5fa69c6277ec&crumbTitle=SAB+Wins+Regional+Awards Buenafication Day Registration http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4b201d41-0d7f-41e6-b467-c1caa5f31c82&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Registration Buenafication Day is 7 days away! Make sure to register by Monday, April 27. http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot With questions contact the office of Civic Engagement. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:47:24 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4b201d41-0d7f-41e6-b467-c1caa5f31c82&crumbTitle=Buenafication+Day+Registration Summer Housing http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e529f36d-0e9a-4dc9-a5f7-cd8bc9c70c19&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 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:12:04 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e529f36d-0e9a-4dc9-a5f7-cd8bc9c70c19&crumbTitle=Summer+Housing Cupcake Bash 2K15! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#07ea8118-cfa4-4f4f-aaa1-abbc8b1902e0&crumbTitle=Cupcake+Bash+2K15%21 <p>Come out and join Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) and Moving in Stereo (MIS) in this year's Cupcake Bash 2K15 on Saturday, April 25th. Decorate a cupcake for $1, listen to some great music, and unwind with your friends! The event will be held at the Underground from 9 PM to 2 AM. We can also deliver cupcakes to your dorm for free! Simply place your order on our Facebook event page (please specify delivery time, quantity, and location): <a href="mailto:https://www.facebook.com/events/841717039231677/">https://www.facebook.com/events/841717039231677/</a> We hope to see you there!</p> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:19:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#07ea8118-cfa4-4f4f-aaa1-abbc8b1902e0&crumbTitle=Cupcake+Bash+2K15%21 Tahiti January 2016 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f6651941-6d21-437c-b4a0-17350d1e60a6&crumbTitle=Tahiti++January+2016 For information regarding the travel course to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and a few other islands of French Polynesia, contact Bhattacharyya@bvu.edu or stop by Wood’s House (in SSA) between 12:00-1:00 pm on Mon. 20 April. We will spend over 2 weeks in these beautiful islands, swimming in the oceans, rivers and waterfalls, hiking in the mountains, and living with families as we explore environmental issues, culture, religion, and law enforcement. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:55:44 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f6651941-6d21-437c-b4a0-17350d1e60a6&crumbTitle=Tahiti++January+2016 2016 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1b662ce5-621f-4600-b0e7-ec716a33d977&crumbTitle=2016+Interim+Storytelling+with+Walt+Disney+by+Land+and+Sea 2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING Tuesday, April 21 @ 4:00pm & 6pm in Lage Room 30 Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations. Although not booked for January 2016 as of yet, past one-of-a-kind experiences have included backstage of the Magic Kingdom, meeting Disney artist, Alex Maher from the Disney Design Group, going on an excursion with Lou Mongello, entrepreneur, social media master and motivational speaker of WDW Radio and discovering behind-the-scene stories of Epcot. The information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00pm or 6:00pm in Lage Room 30. If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:48:04 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1b662ce5-621f-4600-b0e7-ec716a33d977&crumbTitle=2016+Interim+Storytelling+with+Walt+Disney+by+Land+and+Sea EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#797b090c-1e96-4271-96e1-c4f81807197c&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 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:10:56 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#797b090c-1e96-4271-96e1-c4f81807197c&crumbTitle=EUROPE+IN+J-TERM+NEXT+YEAR%21 UCN Studio Manager Application http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#61c20ee2-4bc1-4226-a1c3-c457512170d3&crumbTitle=UCN+Studio+Manager+Application Are you interested in being studio manager of UCN, or University Cable Network? Now is the time to apply for the 2015-2016 school year UCN Studio Manager. The Studio Manager is in charge of all aspects of the UCN studio broadcasts and projects. Applications are due April 24, 2015, and interviews will be held on April 29, 2015. Sign up for an interview time outside of Lage 22. If you would like to apply or have any questions, contact Jerry Johnson at johnson@bvu.edu. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:11:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#61c20ee2-4bc1-4226-a1c3-c457512170d3&crumbTitle=UCN+Studio+Manager+Application Faculty & Staff Campaign http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#dc27d566-de11-427a-b03d-2680e45fe655&crumbTitle=Faculty+%26+Staff+Campaign Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign. If you haven't made a pledge and would like to, there’s still time. If you need another form, you can download one from www.bvu.edu/fsc or contact Barbara Aiona. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:54:15 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#dc27d566-de11-427a-b03d-2680e45fe655&crumbTitle=Faculty+%26+Staff+Campaign Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship Program http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#14e2ee1e-7b5b-4ab6-8d39-3d1d08d452ef&crumbTitle=Minnesota+Vikings+Game-Day+Internship+Program We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department. The Game Day Internship Program will allow 1-2 BVU students to secure game-day internship positions with the Vikings during the 2015 NFL season. Details about program requirements and intern responsibilities are available in the Office of Career & Personal Development. Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should 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. Deadline for submissions is May 4. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:42:59 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#14e2ee1e-7b5b-4ab6-8d39-3d1d08d452ef&crumbTitle=Minnesota+Vikings+Game-Day+Internship+Program Interim 2016 - Education in the Outdoors http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c4a9a8e-21a5-4b8f-92b9-ec896512b271&crumbTitle=Interim+2016+-+Education+in+the+Outdoors Experience the mountains in Montana in an outdoor recreation course located just outside of Bozeman, Montana at Lion’s Ridge camp. This course will have three major themes: outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, and spiritual and personal transformation. Students will learn a variety of outdoor skills including avalanche awareness, backcountry travel, winter camping and survival skills, skiing, ice climbing, orienteering, risk management, and planning and implementing events. This travel course will be co-led by Dr. Lisa Mellmann and Trevor Berneking. For more information, join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 11AM or Wednesday April 22nd at 4PM in the Estelle Siebens Science Center room 137. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:28:39 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1c4a9a8e-21a5-4b8f-92b9-ec896512b271&crumbTitle=Interim+2016+-+Education+in+the+Outdoors EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80937efc-7e05-4cf0-b1c3-ff47d9c6af67&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 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:07:36 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80937efc-7e05-4cf0-b1c3-ff47d9c6af67&crumbTitle=EUROPE+IN+J-TERM+NEXT+YEAR%21