BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University Community Appreciation Night - Feb. 11 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ae508d1d-870d-4203-9375-83b29e5d70d5&crumbTitle=Community+Appreciation+Night+-+Feb.+11 <p>BVU has invited the Storm Lake community to both the women's and men's basketball games on Wednesday, Feb. 11 to show our appreciation for their support of BVU. Community members will be admitted for free and will receive free popcorn. There will also be a shooting contest during the half-time of both games with prizes. Please encourage those you know in the community to attend!</p> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:13:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ae508d1d-870d-4203-9375-83b29e5d70d5&crumbTitle=Community+Appreciation+Night+-+Feb.+11 Network and Server Maintenance on December 23rd and 24th http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a8b150e5-946a-4a73-a629-9af18b30a02e&crumbTitle=Network+and+Server+Maintenance+on+December+23rd+and+24th On December 23rd and 24th from 12 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, ANGEL, and the main web site. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:32:18 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a8b150e5-946a-4a73-a629-9af18b30a02e&crumbTitle=Network+and+Server+Maintenance+on+December+23rd+and+24th Director of Admission Candidate http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#283d3631-5719-4d12-bac8-809dda971362&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Friday, December 19, from 2:00-2:45 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:14:23 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#283d3631-5719-4d12-bac8-809dda971362&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6d77c1fd-cbb2-47f0-8214-4adec836f9cb&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Tiffany Liska will begin on December 30th as Admissions Counselor / Recruiter at our Mason City Site. Please join us in welcoming Tiffany to BVU! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:49:28 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6d77c1fd-cbb2-47f0-8214-4adec836f9cb&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e309f187-8211-4aec-b0ca-cabd6bc3ae64&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Caroline McManigal will begin on December 15th as Coordinator at our Mason City Site. Please join us in welcoming Caroline to BVU! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:48:16 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e309f187-8211-4aec-b0ca-cabd6bc3ae64&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b2198993-5423-4449-95cf-626d0fa9486c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Tanya Landgraf is now Operations Manager in Business Services. Tanya previously served as Purchasing Manager. Join us in congratulating Tanya on her new position. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:45:39 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b2198993-5423-4449-95cf-626d0fa9486c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#09496b9a-f6f7-4999-8626-cfe116e1a6e9&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Kristy Molencamp will be starting as the Academic & Program Development Manager in the Mason City, Iowa Falls, and Marshalltown Region, effective December 15, 2014. Kristy previously served as the Student Enrollment Specialist / Advisor in that region. Join us in congratulating Kristy on her new position! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:43:01 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#09496b9a-f6f7-4999-8626-cfe116e1a6e9&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0ef2cc6-4b3c-4f97-b7cd-775d9294c757&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Patricia Hanson's last day at BVU was December 11th. We wish Patti well in her future endeavors! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:39:07 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#e0ef2cc6-4b3c-4f97-b7cd-775d9294c757&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Weight Watchers at Work...New Session Starting in the New Year with New Incentives! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#014773e0-0804-437b-b61e-0fbe7c3701b8&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+Work...New+Session+Starting+in+the+New+Year+with+New+Incentives%21 Join us for BVU Weight Watchers at Work! A NEW session will begin January 5, 2015! Start your new year’s resolution with a BANG! This is a supportive fun group that encourages each other to be successful! All meetings are held on Monday’s in ICN B which is the room adjacent to 2FIX in the Harold Walters Sieben’s forum. Our WW leader is available 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for weekly weigh-in at which time you will also have the opportunity to purchase WW products and tools if you wish. Meetings begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or pick up something in the Coffee Shop to bring to the meeting. It is important to remember that BVU employees receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! An additional incentive this time around…if you miss only 1 or 2 of the weekly meetings you will receive an additional 10% off your membership AND if you attend ALL the weekly meetings you will receive an additional 20% off your membership fee! That’s a possible 50% savings… just for attending! BVU will also do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. What are you waiting for? Questions, please contact Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu OR ext. 1238. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:01:41 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#014773e0-0804-437b-b61e-0fbe7c3701b8&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+Work...New+Session+Starting+in+the+New+Year+with+New+Incentives%21 2fix is looking to hire http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#945858a3-e952-47f1-ab16-1e0edfc861df&crumbTitle=2fix+is+looking+to+hire 2fix is looking to hire 2fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge, available 10-15 hours, and outstanding customer service ability. Join the 2fix team! To apply go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/information-services/2fix/ Select Become An STA link on the left side. We are looking forward to see your application! - Janet Cedar Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:16:59 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#945858a3-e952-47f1-ab16-1e0edfc861df&crumbTitle=2fix+is+looking+to+hire BVU Health & Wellness Suggestion Box Now Open… http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3af5e5d6-896d-44dc-aa61-1a12ca41924e&crumbTitle=BVU+Health+%26+Wellness+Suggestion+Box+Now+Open%E2%80%A6 Over the past few years BVU has been able to keep their health insurance premiums stable when others have seen tremendous increases across the board. This is mainly due to the fact that health and wellness matter to you! BVU has provided opportunities to improve your over-all health specifically with Weight Watchers at Work, fitness classes, and Simply Well. We have the luxury of a swimming pool with lap & open swim, an indoor walking track, a weight room and a multi-purpose Wellness room. As we move forward… we NEED YOUR INPUT!!! Please complete the short survey by following the attached link. Please be honest, think outside the box and give as much feedback as possible. Future program opportunities depend on your input. Survey is now open and will close Friday December 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Thank you! Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9MVCY6W Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:12:26 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3af5e5d6-896d-44dc-aa61-1a12ca41924e&crumbTitle=BVU+Health+%26+Wellness+Suggestion+Box+Now+Open%E2%80%A6 Director of Admission Candidate http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8a6afc88-ba37-4178-a6fa-946d796cdf3f&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Thursday, December 18, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:46:45 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8a6afc88-ba37-4178-a6fa-946d796cdf3f&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Last Check Run is Dec 18th http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3ac621da-2cb5-47ff-9666-d0a6d49a7c87&crumbTitle=Last+Check+Run+is+Dec+18th Last check run for month of December is 12/18/14. Please note that all Invoices need to be submitted for payment by 5pm on Tuesday December 16th. -- All invoices turned in after Tuesday 5pm cut off on the 16th, might not get processed until January 8th. The Jan 8th check run will be all invoices that must be paid. We will make every attempt possible to process reimbursements, but they may not be paid until the following week. --Let me know if you have any questions. - Margaret Carrington Read more at http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews/#ixzz3LgzD0hOm Buena Vista University Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:05:39 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3ac621da-2cb5-47ff-9666-d0a6d49a7c87&crumbTitle=Last+Check+Run+is+Dec+18th SAAC Shoe Drive http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0f62af8d-a120-4169-90e8-20305f3cdf8c&crumbTitle=SAAC++Shoe+Drive SACC is “running” a shoe drive!! Clean out your closets and personally drop off your ‘gently worn’ shoes at the participating location Siebens Fieldhouse. The drop box will be up from January 5th through February 9th. Bring back shoes from home and clean out your closets here, then bring your shoes over to help those in need. Our SAAC organization has not decided where the proceeds will go, but we will be sure to inform everyone when that’s decided. Help us reach our goal of 150 pairs of shoes! Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:06:14 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0f62af8d-a120-4169-90e8-20305f3cdf8c&crumbTitle=SAAC++Shoe+Drive Holiday Gift Ideas @ BV U-Shop http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7eb6370-b00e-4f0e-960a-1d624683103d&crumbTitle=Holiday+Gift+Ideas+%40+BV+U-Shop Need last minute gift ideas for the Holidays? Come check out lots of new items in the BV U-Shop; perfect for any Beaver fan on your list! Apparel and accessories are available in the Athletic Office, stop by and see Amy Santucci, call 712-749-2253 or email santuccia@bvu.edu. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:31:16 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b7eb6370-b00e-4f0e-960a-1d624683103d&crumbTitle=Holiday+Gift+Ideas+%40+BV+U-Shop Last Check run for Dec 2014 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a00e5fff-dd19-457f-baa5-9508a8897ca8&crumbTitle=Last+Check+run+for+Dec+2014 Last check run for month of December is 12/18/14. Please note that all Invoices need to be submitted for payment by 5pm on Tuesday December 16th. -- All invoices turned in after Tuesday 5pm cut off on the 16th, might not get processed until January 8th. The Jan 8th check run will be all invoices that must be paid. We will make every attempt possible to process reimbursements, but they may not be paid until the following week. --Let me know if you have any questions. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:37:15 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a00e5fff-dd19-457f-baa5-9508a8897ca8&crumbTitle=Last+Check+run+for+Dec+2014 Farewell Reception for Bridget Kurkowski http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f4637478-60a8-4f1f-b97c-66571edfd9d9&crumbTitle=Farewell+Reception+for+Bridget+Kurkowski Please join us for a Farewell Reception honoring Bridget Kurkowski, Director of Admissions, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 5. Please stop by and wish Bridget well and thank her for her service to BVU. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:45:54 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f4637478-60a8-4f1f-b97c-66571edfd9d9&crumbTitle=Farewell+Reception+for+Bridget+Kurkowski 2fix is looking to hire http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d3397d52-2c35-4860-93ae-a65feb55546f&crumbTitle=2fix+is+looking+to+hire 2fix is looking to hire 2fix is looking for hardworking students with or without work study. We prefer you have basic computer knowledge, available 10-15 hours, and outstanding customer service ability. Join the 2fix team! To apply go to: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/information-services/2fix/ Select Become An STA link on the left side. We are looking forward to see your application! - Janet Cedar Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:08:15 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d3397d52-2c35-4860-93ae-a65feb55546f&crumbTitle=2fix+is+looking+to+hire J-Term Intramural Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#354ebc72-cd53-45f1-80ad-b203db1dc907&crumbTitle=J-Term+Intramural+Opportunities Planning to be around for J-Term and wondering what to do! Look no further as there will be 3-on-3 basketball and wiffle ball leagues going on. The 3-on-3 basketball league will be played from 7-10 on January 6, 13 and 20 while the wiffle ball league will be played from 7-10 pm on January 8, 15 and 22. There are women's, corec and men's leagues available. Please go to IMLeagues.com to sign your team up. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 05:05:22 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#354ebc72-cd53-45f1-80ad-b203db1dc907&crumbTitle=J-Term+Intramural+Opportunities Director of Admission Candidate http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1d0b0aa5-1832-4ca7-91ac-5ed7d7061995&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Tuesday, December 16, from 1:15-2:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. - Cindy Bibler Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:40:50 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1d0b0aa5-1832-4ca7-91ac-5ed7d7061995&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Residence Hall Closing for Winter Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4eb0dd70-ff43-415e-b572-e9ae3b1a9169&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on December 11th and will reopen at noon on January 4th, 2015 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:15:41 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4eb0dd70-ff43-415e-b572-e9ae3b1a9169&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break Director of Admission Candidate http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f0a81807-0e79-4d59-8363-7be099fbec97&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate Open Session for Faculty/Staff - Director of Admissions - Candidate Monday, December 15, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in Forum Room 4 there will be an open session for faculty/staff with a candidate for the position of Director of Admissions. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. - Cindy Bibler Tue, 9 Dec 2014 08:47:46 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f0a81807-0e79-4d59-8363-7be099fbec97&crumbTitle=Director+of+Admission+Candidate The Carver Scholarship http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#349da16c-753f-47ad-8b33-81dcc741faaa&crumbTitle=The+Carver+Scholarship The Carver Scholarship application is now available at www.carvertrust.org for current college sophomores that will reach junior status for the fall semester of the 2015-16 school year. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school in Iowa or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application. Students must present evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full time and must demonstrate need by completing the FAFSA by March 1, 2015. A minimum 2.8 CGPA is required. One student will be selected to receive this expected $7,600 award at Buena Vista for the 2015-16 school year. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:16:23 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#349da16c-753f-47ad-8b33-81dcc741faaa&crumbTitle=The+Carver+Scholarship Westmar Endowment Scholarship http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#037183ec-d939-46d4-840a-96d864bb84a7&crumbTitle=Westmar+Endowment+Scholarship Through the generosity of the Westmar College Endowment Board of Trustees, the Westmar Scholarship Program was permanently endowed. The Westmar Friends and Alumni Association and the Westmar Student Association have added funds to the endowment. Scholarships are awarded annually to the best qualified students according to academic merit, commitment to community service and leadership qualities. First consideration will be given to students who are currently residents of northwest Iowa and have a Westmar connection such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. Second consideration will be given to students who are residents of LeMars; and third consideration will go to students who have Westmar connections such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. This program will sustain a sense of Westmar's ongoing presence in the educational life of the state of Iowa. Go to: http://iowacollegefoundation.org/students_westmar_end_app.html Application materials and official transcripts must be received by the Iowa College Foundation by April 1, 2015. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:14:43 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#037183ec-d939-46d4-840a-96d864bb84a7&crumbTitle=Westmar+Endowment+Scholarship Thank You http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5e367858-50ae-4a03-800f-5660dd8861da&crumbTitle=Thank+You Thank you to President and Susan Moore, for the beautiful flower arrangement that I received after my recent surgery. It was greatly appreciated. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:04:03 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5e367858-50ae-4a03-800f-5660dd8861da&crumbTitle=Thank+You New BV Buddies Coordinators http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#418e04a3-9bf7-497b-bc1f-707bf8d10dd6&crumbTitle=New+BV+Buddies+Coordinators With the semester coming to an end, BV Buddies is saying goodbye to some long lasting coordinators. We want to thank Mary Timko and Deven Rieck, for their dedication to our mentoring program. We would also like to welcome Rosalind Russell, Abby Drenth, and Rachel Herrington to serve alongside our returning coordinators, Sloane Morrow and Nichole Weise. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:45:15 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#418e04a3-9bf7-497b-bc1f-707bf8d10dd6&crumbTitle=New+BV+Buddies+Coordinators Thank You For Serving http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#77fc1b1d-ad2b-4a03-8401-64ca1fd6fe33&crumbTitle=Thank+You+For+Serving A heartfelt thank you to each of you who assisted in making the 2014 All-Campus Christmas Dinner a wonderful success this last Thursday evening. In the midst of your challenging schedules and responsibilities, your individual efforts offered a rich glimpse of the BVU Community at its finest. Events like this provide us the opportunity to serve the young men and women who both inspire us and challenge us to be our best. Serving 700 in under 20 minutes is no small task and your collective efforts allowed that to be completed with a rich spirit and a willingness to serve. Please take the time to share your thanks to Sodexo and the Forum Staff who go above and beyond behind the scenes. Thank you again from the All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:30:21 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#77fc1b1d-ad2b-4a03-8401-64ca1fd6fe33&crumbTitle=Thank+You+For+Serving Thank You For Serving http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#69df05d8-f03f-4eae-b786-517aa1f0849c&crumbTitle=Thank+You+For+Serving A heartfelt thank you to each of you who assisted in making the 2014 All-Campus Christmas Dinner a wonderful success this last Thursday evening. In the midst of your challenging schedules and responsibilities, your individual efforts offered a rich glimpse of the BVU Community at its finest. Events like this provide us the opportunity to serve the young men and women who both inspire us and challenge us to be our best. Serving 700 in under 20 minutes is no small task and your collective efforts allowed that to be completed with a rich spirit and a willingness to serve. Please take the time to share your thanks to the Sodexo Staff and the Forum Staff who always go above and beyond behind the scenes. Thank you again from the All-Campus Christmas Dinner Committee. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:29:43 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#69df05d8-f03f-4eae-b786-517aa1f0849c&crumbTitle=Thank+You+For+Serving Weight Watchers at work...New Session Starting in the New Year! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3745f497-8b7d-4b15-8618-2db48f9dab0c&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+work...New+Session+Starting+in+the+New+Year%21 Join us for BVU Weight Watchers at Work! A NEW session will begin January 5, 2015! Start your new year’s resolution with a BANG! This is a supportive fun group that encourages each other to be successful! All meetings are held on Monday’s in ICN B which is the room adjacent to 2FIX in the Harold Walters Sieben’s forum. Our WW leader is available 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for weekly weigh-in at which time you will also have the opportunity to purchase WW products and tools if you wish. Meetings begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or pick up something in the Coffee Shop to bring to the meeting. It is important to remember that BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. What are you waiting for? Questions, please contact Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu OR ext. 1238. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:20:12 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3745f497-8b7d-4b15-8618-2db48f9dab0c&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+work...New+Session+Starting+in+the+New+Year%21 Quilt Raffle Fundraiser for CAASA http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a36b2729-0123-4ceb-9cc1-f2a84c81107f&crumbTitle=Quilt+Raffle+Fundraiser+for+CAASA The Gender & Women's Studies Program is pleased to announce that the winner of the quilt raffle is Dr. Tracy Thomas. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, we were able to make a generous donation to CAASA. Special thanks to Margaret Carrington who made and donated the quilt. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:53:12 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a36b2729-0123-4ceb-9cc1-f2a84c81107f&crumbTitle=Quilt+Raffle+Fundraiser+for+CAASA Flu Surveillence Update! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8cc843e9-f506-4145-b843-893bd61aa145&crumbTitle=Flu+Surveillence+Update%21 The most recent FluView report for the 2014-2015 flu season shows that flu season is beginning in the United States. There are reports of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths, and activity is expected to increase in the coming weeks. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. There are documented benefits from flu vaccination, including reductions in illnesses, related doctors' visits and missed work or school. Vaccination also prevents flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from what is in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death. If you have not been vaccinated yet this season, get your flu vaccine now. CDC recommends a three-pronged approach to fighting flu: get vaccinated, take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs and take antiviral medications to treat flu illness if your doctor prescribes them. BVU Health Services has a few "free" doses of flu vaccine left. Please contact the office by e-mailing healthservices@bvu.edu or calling ext 1238 to reserve a dose (dependents over the age of 18 years may also receive the vaccine for $20). Fri, 5 Dec 2014 02:52:43 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8cc843e9-f506-4145-b843-893bd61aa145&crumbTitle=Flu+Surveillence+Update%21 Indoor Soccer Fun! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8486d741-68f0-4939-9dfc-87e838a807b1&crumbTitle=Indoor+Soccer+Fun%21 Interested in playing indoor soccer? If so, we invite you to join us on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM inside the Lamberti Rec Center. All experience levels are welcome and we hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Craig Wagner at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Sponsored by Residence Life. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 02:00:38 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8486d741-68f0-4939-9dfc-87e838a807b1&crumbTitle=Indoor+Soccer+Fun%21 2015 Spring Interview Day http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#703fc5f3-f271-48be-b376-1af8790f657e&crumbTitle=2015+Spring+Interview+Day December and January graduates interested in the Iowa College Recruiting Network's (ICoRN) 2015 Spring Interview Day on February 13 in Des Moines should contact Career and Personal Development (careerservices@bvu.edu) to schedule a resume review and learn more about registration for interview selection. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 01:44:58 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#703fc5f3-f271-48be-b376-1af8790f657e&crumbTitle=2015+Spring+Interview+Day Honor Flight Fundraiser http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9931e0ed-d1c8-4468-a58f-8abf3adda6df&crumbTitle=Honor+Flight+Fundraiser Phi Alpha Theta History Club would like to thank the BVU community for their contributions and assistance in the Honor Flight Fundraiser. We are very close to meeting our $600 dollar goal which will allow us to sponsor a BV county veteran. PAT members will be visiting campus offices on Tuesday, December 9th between 9-11 am. Please consider making a donation. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 07:33:36 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9931e0ed-d1c8-4468-a58f-8abf3adda6df&crumbTitle=Honor+Flight+Fundraiser Travel Notice http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6c3a75df-7797-4abd-94e3-bc4a3c302dda&crumbTitle=Travel+Notice <p>You may have been seeing a lot of information in the news about Ebola. Although there is next to no risk of an Ebola case on campus, it is good for us to be prepared for all situations. In the off chance that we need to deal with Ebola locally, we have discussed appropriate measures to take for your safety and wellbeing. At this point we do discourage personal travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. If you plan to travel to an infected area in the next few months, please contact Tami Laursen to become better informed. Information can also be found on the Health Services web page https://www.bvu.edu/bv/health-services/ Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services &amp; Wellness, laursent@bvu.edu</p> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 02:53:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#6c3a75df-7797-4abd-94e3-bc4a3c302dda&crumbTitle=Travel+Notice Residence Hall Closing for Winter Break http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bd50336f-0ca6-40d9-b74a-53671a7f5594&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break The Residence Life Break Request webpage is active now until Tuesday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. The residence halls will be closed for winter break beginning at 6pm on December 11th and will reopen at noon on January 4th, 2015 for all students enrolled in a J-term course. All students wishing to remain in the residence halls during this closed break must complete a Break Request and be approved 48 hours in advance before the residence halls close at 6 pm on December 11th. As with all closed breaks, only students with University obligations, international status, or out of state students will be approved to stay on campus during this time frame. The break request website can be found here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/break-request.dot. During break periods Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:24:05 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#bd50336f-0ca6-40d9-b74a-53671a7f5594&crumbTitle=Residence+Hall+Closing+for+Winter+Break Weight Watchers at Work! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#171eff97-e972-4c40-be69-f344c1bea2b5&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+Work%21 Join us for BVU Weight Watchers at Work! All meetings are held on Monday’s in ICN B which is the room adjacent to 2FIX in the Harold Walters Sieben’s forum. Our WW leader is available 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for weekly weigh-in at which time you will also have the opportunity to purchase WW products and tools if you wish. Meetings begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or pick up something in the Coffee Shop to bring to the meeting. Enrollment is open and it is important to remember that BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee… plus free eTools! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. If you join now the subsidy will be pro-rated based on session date. Check it out! Questions, please contact Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu OR ext. 1238. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:46:43 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#171eff97-e972-4c40-be69-f344c1bea2b5&crumbTitle=Weight+Watchers+at+Work%21 CHECK YOUR RIDE—CHRISTMAS BREAK http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d77a2391-0ccc-428b-af0a-9cc4513dae3f&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE%E2%80%94CHRISTMAS+BREAK As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Christmas Break. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, December3 – Wednesday, December 10 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure. The best part is…. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:19:05 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d77a2391-0ccc-428b-af0a-9cc4513dae3f&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE%E2%80%94CHRISTMAS+BREAK MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST- MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fb29f9c6-5a5d-40cc-a545-5b92371ecaad&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+DECEMBER+8TH Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 8th for a great breakfast. The Student Affairs staff and Faculty will be serving you some favorite breakfast items such as French toast sticks, muffins, scrambled eggs, breakfast pizza, etc. prepared by the Sodexo staff. Enjoy playing games in Dows and win some prizes! Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:18:27 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fb29f9c6-5a5d-40cc-a545-5b92371ecaad&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+DECEMBER+8TH Open Session for Faculty-Candidate; Interim VPAA/DOF http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fa123233-29e4-430e-9f8b-320793ded475&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Faculty-Candidate%3B+Interim+VPAA%2FDOF Monday, December 8, from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in Hansen 8 there will be an open session for faculty with a candidate for the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:17:18 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fa123233-29e4-430e-9f8b-320793ded475&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Faculty-Candidate%3B+Interim+VPAA%2FDOF Open Session for Staff-Candidate; Interim VPAA/DOF http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#40f65858-7e85-4d1c-8ba4-1e5407ed55e6&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Staff-Candidate%3B+Interim+VPAA%2FDOF Monday, December 8, from 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. in Hansen 8 there will be an open session for staff with a candidate for the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:16:44 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#40f65858-7e85-4d1c-8ba4-1e5407ed55e6&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Staff-Candidate%3B+Interim+VPAA%2FDOF With gratitude... http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#222be792-1f5b-4dd6-9e02-12a24ddeddb7&crumbTitle=With+gratitude... <p>Thank you to President and Susan Moore on behalf of the BVU Community for the beautiful flower arrangement that was sent for my brother's memorial service. The many kindnesses shown through words and deeds have been of great comfort during this difficult time.</p> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:06:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#222be792-1f5b-4dd6-9e02-12a24ddeddb7&crumbTitle=With+gratitude... Rec House Closed During Finals Week http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#65de7445-5f1b-47ba-ab79-ad647f8c66a0&crumbTitle=Rec+House+Closed+During+Finals+Week The Recreation House will be closed during finals week. It will close Monday, December 8 and will re-open after the holiday break on Monday, January 5th. If you are around and want to check something out please send an email to bernekingt@bvu.edu to arrange checkout and return of the equipment. Good luck on finals and have a great break. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:24:36 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#65de7445-5f1b-47ba-ab79-ad647f8c66a0&crumbTitle=Rec+House+Closed+During+Finals+Week Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#107fba49-57ed-492d-9342-09b97f13b6a2&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, December 8th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:01:53 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#107fba49-57ed-492d-9342-09b97f13b6a2&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#128ecdb6-0b0a-4442-bc4e-ffb3c81c02e9&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, December 8th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 11/10/14 to 12/7/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:01:01 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#128ecdb6-0b0a-4442-bc4e-ffb3c81c02e9&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Graduation Applications for May/August http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#638cf2e5-9f4d-433e-914e-3675c72b8254&crumbTitle=Graduation+Applications+for+May%2FAugust <p>Graduation application for May/August 2015 potential graduates were emailed on November 4th, requesting they be completed and turned in to the Registrar&rsquo;s Office by December 12th. This is so that they can be reviewed prior to the start of Interim, and any deficiencies could be taken care of as soon as possible. This is a reminder that it&rsquo;s in your best interest to submit your graduation application as soon as possible.</p> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:00:00 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#638cf2e5-9f4d-433e-914e-3675c72b8254&crumbTitle=Graduation+Applications+for+May%2FAugust December Employee Milestones http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#159e8889-f9a3-422c-8252-2fa5c0fb9e88&crumbTitle=December+Employee+Milestones We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as December marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Lori Berglund; 10+ Years: Ryan Harder, Tanya Landgraf, Richard Clinesmith; 15+ Years: Theresa Lullmann; 20+ Years: Kathy Heuton, and Suzette Radke Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:22:16 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#159e8889-f9a3-422c-8252-2fa5c0fb9e88&crumbTitle=December+Employee+Milestones Employee update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#313600a6-09c7-4c4e-a71a-ce150f20da24&crumbTitle=Employee+update Jennifer Thompson's last day at BVU was December 1st. We wish Jennifer well in her future endeavors! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:13:13 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#313600a6-09c7-4c4e-a71a-ce150f20da24&crumbTitle=Employee+update MCAT, PCAT, OAT, and DAT Prep Program http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5c55b532-68c1-40b7-abba-240f683ac226&crumbTitle=MCAT%2C+PCAT%2C+OAT%2C+and+DAT+Prep+Program In the spring, we will be offering a prep program for students who plan to take the MCAT (medical), the PCAT (pharmacy), the OAT (optometry), or the DAT (dental). The purpose of this program is to provide students with a structured opportunity to prepare for the exams, get guidance from faculty and staff in the specific fields of study covered by each exam, and develop a support system with other students taking these same exams. Students who are testing in late spring, summer, or early fall will benefit the most from this program, but it is open to all students planning to test during the upcoming calendar year. This program will meet once a week during the spring semester. If you are interested in participating in this program and you plan to take one of the four exams mentioned above sometime next year, please contact Jennifer McNabb (mcnabb2@bvu.edu) for more information. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 07:23:47 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5c55b532-68c1-40b7-abba-240f683ac226&crumbTitle=MCAT%2C+PCAT%2C+OAT%2C+and+DAT+Prep+Program Open Session for Staff-Candidate; Interim VPAA/DOF http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80cd3361-c90b-4968-8341-7006619283cf&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Staff-Candidate%3B+Interim+VPAA%2FDOF Thursday, December 4, from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in Forum Room 2 there will be an open session for staff with a candidate for the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty. The candidate’s CV is available on the ROLES Employee Home Page under Open Session Candidates. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 05:43:29 CST http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80cd3361-c90b-4968-8341-7006619283cf&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Staff-Candidate%3B+Interim+VPAA%2FDOF