BVUNews Campus Announcements http://bvu.edu/bvunews/ Campus Announcements from Buena Vista University Commencement Thank You! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b9897ed7-a2f1-40c0-9d39-de5e8daaf01e&crumbTitle=Commencement+Thank+You%21 <p>I would like to thank each and everyone of you who assisted with commencement. Without your support and assistance, commencement would not be a "special" day for our graduates. Thanks for all you did to make the day a success!</p> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:49:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b9897ed7-a2f1-40c0-9d39-de5e8daaf01e&crumbTitle=Commencement+Thank+You%21 Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#71da2b03-d840-4ec9-9400-1c8a1e465b03&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Crystal Valencia will begin on July 6th as the Director of Residence Life & Housing. Please join us in welcoming Crystal to BVU! Wed, 27 May 2015 04:06:12 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#71da2b03-d840-4ec9-9400-1c8a1e465b03&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Custodian http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#20c96ac7-4015-4c1a-9891-797855cc5481&crumbTitle=Custodian Buena Vista University is seeking a full time Custodian that will perform a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks and duties in support of various services provided by the Custodial Services. Ability to work independently, without supervision, is essential. This position requires lifting up to 40 pounds, and you must be able to work off a step ladder. High school diploma or equivalent required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please: • Complete an electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer Wed, 27 May 2015 03:03:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#20c96ac7-4015-4c1a-9891-797855cc5481&crumbTitle=Custodian Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3815ac9c-7134-49b9-b1b4-787ed2db1726&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities <p>The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Prompts &ndash; Jane Besaw This session will include filtering in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/CognosFiltersJune10 6/24/15; 9-10:30am; ICN-7B; Security &ndash; Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Laptop security, Bit Locker, password maintenance, file management http://tinyurl.com/June24Security Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:46:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3815ac9c-7134-49b9-b1b4-787ed2db1726&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities Admissions Counselor http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80719780-7e85-4090-a439-2c5991049782&crumbTitle=Admissions+Counselor <p>Buena Vista University (BVU) seeks results-orientated and energetic Admissions Counselors who are self-starting and driven professionals with the desire to make a difference as a member of a dynamic admissions team. The successful applicant will have the primary responsibility for building relationships with prospective students by assessing their interests and guiding them and their families through the enrollment process. Qualified applicants must be highly motivated, detail orientated, creative, flexible, goal-orientated, adaptable to changing environments and possess excellent interpersonal, written communication and presentation skills. Bachelor's degree, valid driver&rsquo;s license and ability to travel are required. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: &bull; An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and &bull; Send a cover letter and a resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 11:30:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#80719780-7e85-4090-a439-2c5991049782&crumbTitle=Admissions+Counselor Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#43d0774e-99e9-43e2-be0b-fb884fffb178&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Tuesday, May 26th 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, 21 May 2015 08:43:53 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#43d0774e-99e9-43e2-be0b-fb884fffb178&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Residence Halls Closing for the Academic Year http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5669b990-bc26-4031-a9f2-5b984ec6ecb3&crumbTitle=Residence+Halls+Closing+for+the+Academic+Year The residence halls will be closed for academic year beginning at 6pm TODAY. Only students graduating or pre-approved to stay will be allowed to stay in the halls until noon on May 24 (SUNDAY). During the closing process 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. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:19:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5669b990-bc26-4031-a9f2-5b984ec6ecb3&crumbTitle=Residence+Halls+Closing+for+the+Academic+Year Photography Display in Gallery http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#353600f0-fd2b-47c4-b378-0a7265709c23&crumbTitle=Photography+Display+in+Gallery Students of the Digital Media Advanced Photography course have each completed two 24-by-32-inch images which are now on display this week in the SSA Art Gallery. Please stop by as you have the opportunity. Mon, 18 May 2015 02:26:16 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#353600f0-fd2b-47c4-b378-0a7265709c23&crumbTitle=Photography+Display+in+Gallery Commencement Brunch http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a5e1f928-0615-48b6-b0df-e5ee5ee1c0bd&crumbTitle=Commencement+Brunch <p>Graduation Brunch will be Saturday 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tickets will be provided by the University. There will be a checklist for graduating seniors with meal plans and student graduation workers. All others pay cash. Thank you!</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 09:09:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a5e1f928-0615-48b6-b0df-e5ee5ee1c0bd&crumbTitle=Commencement+Brunch Sodexo Servery http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#171c3dd7-9882-441e-a941-78f08d349710&crumbTitle=Sodexo+Servery Servery will close Thursday at 1:30pm with no afternoon grill. Servery hours for Graduating Seniors and Student Graduation workers are: Thursday 5:30- 6:30pm Friday 11am - 12:30pm 5:30pm - 6:30pm A checklist will be provided by the University for eligible students to eat. All others will pay cash. Mon, 18 May 2015 09:07:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#171c3dd7-9882-441e-a941-78f08d349710&crumbTitle=Sodexo+Servery Winner - Amazon Gift Card http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#89fb5d1c-6e94-4460-a051-6a8cd6cb6328&crumbTitle=Winner+-+Amazon+Gift+Card <p>Congratulations, Joseph Hindman! Thank you to the more than twenty students who shared their summer internship/work experience with the Office for Career &amp; Personal Development!</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 08:30:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#89fb5d1c-6e94-4460-a051-6a8cd6cb6328&crumbTitle=Winner+-+Amazon+Gift+Card 2015 Commencement Cap/Gown & Ticket Distribution http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#90166cdb-fa37-4729-96b7-6048e9664cda&crumbTitle=2015+Commencement+Cap%2FGown+%26+Ticket+Distribution Commencement admission tickets can be picked up during cap & gown distribution times on the stage of Anderson Auditorium (located in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum): 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, Thursday, May 21, and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 22 for Storm Lake campus students. Graduate and Professional Studies students are welcomed to pick up theirs during theses, but please do not make a special trip. On Commencement Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. we will distribute caps/gowns and commencement tickets outside Anderson Auditorium for Graduate and Professional Studies students from all site locations and any campus students who are not currently on campus. At 1:00 PM on Commencement Day, tickets that haven’t been picked up will be distributed to guests who still need tickets at Siebens Fieldhouse. Sun, 17 May 2015 10:14:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#90166cdb-fa37-4729-96b7-6048e9664cda&crumbTitle=2015+Commencement+Cap%2FGown+%26+Ticket+Distribution Forwarding Your Mail http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#68b49b47-2755-44a7-8c16-242b4a3ee87a&crumbTitle=Forwarding+Your+Mail Please let the mail room know what you want done with your mail over the summer months. Please fill out the forwarding notice that has been put in the mailboxes and return it to the mail room. Mailboxes will be cleaned out starting May 25 and all mail that does not have a forwarding notice on hand will be returned to sender. Please contact Dan Newcomb with any questions. Fri, 15 May 2015 04:24:02 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#68b49b47-2755-44a7-8c16-242b4a3ee87a&crumbTitle=Forwarding+Your+Mail Residence Halls Closing for the Academic Year http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8a296182-1f52-4298-b3eb-cc8d23db48c3&crumbTitle=Residence+Halls+Closing+for+the+Academic+Year The residence halls will be closed for academic year beginning at 6pm on Thursday, May 21. Only students graduating or pre-approved to stay will be allowed to stay in the halls until noon on May 24. During the closing process 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, 14 May 2015 11:28:13 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8a296182-1f52-4298-b3eb-cc8d23db48c3&crumbTitle=Residence+Halls+Closing+for+the+Academic+Year Check Your Ride - End of the Semester http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#70d800e8-cd08-481a-a3af-4e3c61c10af1&crumbTitle=Check+Your+Ride+-+End+of+the+Semester <p>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 at the end of the semester. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, May 13 &ndash; Wednesday, May 20 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.</p> Thu, 14 May 2015 09:11:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#70d800e8-cd08-481a-a3af-4e3c61c10af1&crumbTitle=Check+Your+Ride+-+End+of+the+Semester ACES Change of Grade Form http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3dbeeef6-311d-491f-a35e-9c2d8d91d5f5&crumbTitle=ACES+Change+of+Grade+Form If you have completed at least 6 ACES events, but won't be able to finish this semester you still have a chance to fill out a change of grade form by using the link below. https://www.bvu.edu/bv/aces/aces-change-of-grade.dot You have until the last day of finals, May 21 to submit this form. This would enable you to finish your ACES in the Fall and therefore change your grade. Thu, 14 May 2015 08:57:26 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3dbeeef6-311d-491f-a35e-9c2d8d91d5f5&crumbTitle=ACES+Change+of+Grade+Form Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1bc9b284-7b3d-4a4b-a93c-51fdfaec187b&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, May 18th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 4/13/15 to 5/17/15. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you. Thu, 14 May 2015 08:56:20 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1bc9b284-7b3d-4a4b-a93c-51fdfaec187b&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Payroll+Cutoff Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1de665b2-b6ff-42e1-aee4-26a204c9fe5a&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Recognition+Dinner It is not too late to RSVP for the Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner on May 22nd in the Dow’s Grand Ballroom. Cocktail hour is at 5:15 PM and dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. Please RSVP at www.bvu.edu/dinner by May 15th. Contact Human Resources Office if you have any questions. Thanks! Thu, 14 May 2015 07:55:56 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#1de665b2-b6ff-42e1-aee4-26a204c9fe5a&crumbTitle=Faculty%2FStaff+Recognition+Dinner Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0674b1e8-696b-4485-a965-fd636e04bb81&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Justin Raasch will begin on May 18th as the Education Coordinator/ Advisor- Fort Dodge. Please join us in welcoming Justin to BVU! Thu, 14 May 2015 07:53:52 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0674b1e8-696b-4485-a965-fd636e04bb81&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c46d6fbe-3c89-4ffb-be81-4bd0b7ece325&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Justin Raasch will begin on May 18th as the Education Coordinator/ Advisor- Fort Dodge. Please join us in welcoming Justin to BVU! Thu, 14 May 2015 07:53:51 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c46d6fbe-3c89-4ffb-be81-4bd0b7ece325&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Congratulations Class of 2015 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f0505b3d-d9cb-4fac-8812-bf17324ca733&crumbTitle=Congratulations+Class+of+2015 Congratulations to the Class of 2015 for a successful Senior Campaign! You and your parents “Left Your Mark”, raising over $5,500 to support updates to the recreational area behind the suites. If you haven’t made a gift and would still like to contribute to your class campaign or another project of your choice, you can make a gift online at bvu.edu/seniors15. Congratulations again! Senior Campaign Team Wed, 13 May 2015 02:23:33 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#f0505b3d-d9cb-4fac-8812-bf17324ca733&crumbTitle=Congratulations+Class+of+2015 Thank You http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c8f95800-07bd-4f02-8b02-ee9cd511eeb8&crumbTitle=Thank+You I want to express my gratitude to the entire BVU community for your support during my mother's recent illness and after she passed away. Everyone's kindness and thoughtfulness has been much-appreciated. A special thank you to Fred and Susan Moore for the beautiful peace plant, and to the Athletics Department for the lovely floral arrangement. Getting through this time has been difficult, but it helps to know that I am part of such a caring community. Wed, 13 May 2015 10:57:18 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c8f95800-07bd-4f02-8b02-ee9cd511eeb8&crumbTitle=Thank+You Pet Play Date http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9f066b6e-0488-45ae-906b-39ba765a4c9b&crumbTitle=Pet+Play+Date Join us and Loger Comfort Dogs on Thursday, May 14th at 4pm in South Forum Lawn to relieve some stress and play with three shelties. Wed, 13 May 2015 09:03:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9f066b6e-0488-45ae-906b-39ba765a4c9b&crumbTitle=Pet+Play+Date Tomorrow is the Deadline to Win! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8f49bf89-aa1d-43ea-a2f9-9f6713f37721&crumbTitle=Tomorrow+is+the+Deadline+to+Win%21 <p>Summer Internship (not for academic credit) or Work Related Experience? Share your plans with the Office of Career &amp; Personal Development by completing a brief online form <a href="http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT">http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT</a>. Students submitting a completed form by midnight tomorrow - Friday, May 15 - will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.</p> Tue, 12 May 2015 04:44:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#8f49bf89-aa1d-43ea-a2f9-9f6713f37721&crumbTitle=Tomorrow+is+the+Deadline+to+Win%21 Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0b9d495f-9df9-4475-addf-a16fbf3f7fc2&crumbTitle=Vampires+and+Volunteerism%E2%80%94Romania%3A+Interim+2016 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, visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends, and participate in the countdown to the New Year in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania! Tue, 12 May 2015 02:25:47 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#0b9d495f-9df9-4475-addf-a16fbf3f7fc2&crumbTitle=Vampires+and+Volunteerism%E2%80%94Romania%3A+Interim+2016 Rec House Closed for Finals http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#62d59032-bf3a-44b9-bb35-ddc75763b236&crumbTitle=Rec+House+Closed+for+Finals The Rec House will be closed next week during finals. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Thanks and good luck on finals. Tue, 12 May 2015 10:45:45 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#62d59032-bf3a-44b9-bb35-ddc75763b236&crumbTitle=Rec+House+Closed+for+Finals Soles for Souls http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b27a7482-0b08-46ed-ab30-02bc66f5ba63&crumbTitle=Soles+for+Souls Student Association of Social Workers collects shoes to be remade into new shoes and given to people in need of shoes. As you get ready to leave campus, please give us any shoes that you no longer want. We will share them with Village Northwest. an agency that supports people with disabilities. They will take the shoes apart, save the parts that can be reused, and new shoes will be made. You can drop them off at Kathryn McKinley's office--SSA 211 any time through May 21. Questions? Contact Dani Coyne, coyndan@bvu.edu or McKinley@bvu.edu Thank you. Dani Coyne Mon, 11 May 2015 02:37:42 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b27a7482-0b08-46ed-ab30-02bc66f5ba63&crumbTitle=Soles+for+Souls Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b0ad138e-be74-4d37-80ed-db9fd8e1acb8&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 Mon, 11 May 2015 12:46:47 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b0ad138e-be74-4d37-80ed-db9fd8e1acb8&crumbTitle=Online+Programs+Faculty%3A+Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5a421003-2323-41f5-9db6-f3886bf462e5&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 Mon, 11 May 2015 12:45:02 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#5a421003-2323-41f5-9db6-f3886bf462e5&crumbTitle=GPS+Faculty%3A+Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ce857752-c02e-43fd-88d4-80288830c0b9&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 Mon, 11 May 2015 12:44:21 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#ce857752-c02e-43fd-88d4-80288830c0b9&crumbTitle=Main+Campus+Faculty%3A++Migration+from+ANGEL+to+Canvas Bikes for Recreation Services http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fa151b0e-2b3e-4e72-9cfd-1bb1afc65290&crumbTitle=Bikes+for+Recreation+Services Do you have a used bike that your looking to get rid of? If so the Rec House is looking to add to their bike selection for our students. The bikes must be in working condition and big enough for adults. If you have a bike that you think will work please email Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Mon, 11 May 2015 11:23:36 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#fa151b0e-2b3e-4e72-9cfd-1bb1afc65290&crumbTitle=Bikes+for+Recreation+Services Open Session for Faculty & Staff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3ac543f5-0535-4bd7-a0e2-bdd5471088ad&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Faculty+%26+Staff Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Thursday, May 14th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Hanson 8 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #3 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. Mon, 11 May 2015 09:57:29 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3ac543f5-0535-4bd7-a0e2-bdd5471088ad&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Faculty+%26+Staff Moonlight Breakfast - Monday May 18 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4f2b0394-6fe1-43db-bc79-17680083e4ca&crumbTitle=Moonlight+Breakfast+-+Monday+May+18 <p>Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. on Monday, May 18 for a great breakfast. Faculty and the Student Affairs staff 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!</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 09:56:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4f2b0394-6fe1-43db-bc79-17680083e4ca&crumbTitle=Moonlight+Breakfast+-+Monday+May+18 Check Your Ride - End of the Semester http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7eb2689d-fbdc-4e87-803e-f12ae109aa25&crumbTitle=Check+Your+Ride+-+End+of+the+Semester <p>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 at the end of the semester. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, May 13 &ndash; Wednesday, May 20 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.</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 09:56:00 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#7eb2689d-fbdc-4e87-803e-f12ae109aa25&crumbTitle=Check+Your+Ride+-+End+of+the+Semester BVU Library Finals Schedule http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#03302c0f-792a-4c3f-b2ae-bfd3680b8d5b&crumbTitle=BVU+Library+Finals+Schedule The BVU Library will be open until 1:00 a.m. Sunday, May 17, Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19 for your studying convenience. Mon, 11 May 2015 09:04:37 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#03302c0f-792a-4c3f-b2ae-bfd3680b8d5b&crumbTitle=BVU+Library+Finals+Schedule Don't miss your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c8be79bf-17ff-48bd-aa92-5759962cc393&crumbTitle=Don%27t+miss+your+chance+to+win+a+%2425+Amazon+Gift+Card%21 Summer Internship or Work Related Experience? 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. Fri, 8 May 2015 04:10:09 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c8be79bf-17ff-48bd-aa92-5759962cc393&crumbTitle=Don%27t+miss+your+chance+to+win+a+%2425+Amazon+Gift+Card%21 Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016 http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c34d932-8e08-43a4-a16b-9806156f6a35&crumbTitle=Vampires+and+Volunteerism%E2%80%94Romania%3A+Interim+2016 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, visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends, and participate in the countdown to the New Year in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Tuesday, May 12 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4) or Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania! Fri, 8 May 2015 03:59:13 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4c34d932-8e08-43a4-a16b-9806156f6a35&crumbTitle=Vampires+and+Volunteerism%E2%80%94Romania%3A+Interim+2016 Training Opportunities http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#32a8c599-d94f-445e-a61e-a86ce9a13c3f&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 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: Prompts – 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! Thu, 7 May 2015 04:35:23 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#32a8c599-d94f-445e-a61e-a86ce9a13c3f&crumbTitle=Training+Opportunities J Term trip to Montana: Education in the Outdoors http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#681ac738-5220-4c7e-bcb4-c264d867dc43&crumbTitle=J+Term+trip+to+Montana%3A+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, May 12th at 11AM or 3pm in Forum 2. Thu, 7 May 2015 03:48:26 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#681ac738-5220-4c7e-bcb4-c264d867dc43&crumbTitle=J+Term+trip+to+Montana%3A+Education+in+the+Outdoors CHECK YOUR RIDE-END OF SEMESTER http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d7e73c2b-01f3-426b-9950-bf417b5a6c45&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-END+OF+SEMESTER 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 at the end of the semester. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 20 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, 7 May 2015 09:49:22 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d7e73c2b-01f3-426b-9950-bf417b5a6c45&crumbTitle=CHECK+YOUR+RIDE-END+OF+SEMESTER MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST- MONDAY, MAY 18TH http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c984081c-a0c7-47ac-aed2-8a4cf0fcd977&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+MAY+18TH MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST—MONDAY, MAY 18TH 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, May 18th for a great breakfast. Faculty and the Student Affairs staff 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, 7 May 2015 09:48:48 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#c984081c-a0c7-47ac-aed2-8a4cf0fcd977&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+MAY+18TH Open Session for Faculty & Staff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3fb5915a-5cf3-4eca-be7d-9b6ff88862ed&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Faculty+%26+Staff Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Thursday, May 14th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Hanson 8 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #3 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. Thu, 7 May 2015 09:47:37 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#3fb5915a-5cf3-4eca-be7d-9b6ff88862ed&crumbTitle=Open+Session+for+Faculty+%26+Staff Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d1d186eb-37f8-4176-b885-23a86243bf06&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Jamie Heiberger's last day at BVU was May 1st. We wish Jamie well in her future endeavors! Wed, 6 May 2015 09:37:29 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#d1d186eb-37f8-4176-b885-23a86243bf06&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9ef8a306-187d-4888-b89f-b3785b9d32f0&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Jered Kruse’s last day at BVU was May 1st. We wish Jered well in his future endeavors! Wed, 6 May 2015 09:36:37 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#9ef8a306-187d-4888-b89f-b3785b9d32f0&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Employee Update http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#79224a9b-de12-459b-9241-f63ae518f30c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Jennifer Morad's last day at BVU was May 5th. We wish Jennifer well in her future endeavors! Wed, 6 May 2015 09:35:40 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#79224a9b-de12-459b-9241-f63ae518f30c&crumbTitle=Employee+Update Chill Out, Grill Out http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a805ead4-b480-471a-bd64-438788ad18b4&crumbTitle=Chill+Out%2C+Grill+Out Come join the Grand/Liberty RA staff on Monday, May 11th from 5pm-7pm at the grill behind the suites. We will be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken while play various lawn games and sand volleyball. Wed, 6 May 2015 08:36:53 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#a805ead4-b480-471a-bd64-438788ad18b4&crumbTitle=Chill+Out%2C+Grill+Out Participants Needed for Research Project http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4ef75d77-2969-411e-9b16-cafeb03eb051&crumbTitle=Participants+Needed+for+Research+Project Nou Yang, a social work student at Buena Vista University, is doing research on self-segregation along racial lines at Buena Vista University. The purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding about students’ experiences of self- segregation on the BVU Storm Lake campus. If you would like to participate in this study, would like more information, or if you have any questions about the study, please email Nou Yang at yangnou@bvu.edu. Wed, 6 May 2015 05:52:16 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#4ef75d77-2969-411e-9b16-cafeb03eb051&crumbTitle=Participants+Needed+for+Research+Project May Employee Milestones http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b6610644-190c-4a1e-8989-c778fde14f82&crumbTitle=May+Employee+Milestones We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as May marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Brandy Hoffert, Maggie Steinkamp, Stacy Gibbs, Melissa Butcher, Lottie Classon, Jerilyn Ekstrom, Peggy Bates; 10+ Years: Jack Galvin, Mark Berry, Courtney Berg; 15+ Years: Doris Erikson; 25+ Years: Liz Merten. Wed, 6 May 2015 04:51:39 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#b6610644-190c-4a1e-8989-c778fde14f82&crumbTitle=May+Employee+Milestones Student Payroll Cutoff http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#772f7513-3ae2-494c-8aae-def1387da785&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff Monday, May 11th 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. Wed, 6 May 2015 04:06:19 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#772f7513-3ae2-494c-8aae-def1387da785&crumbTitle=Student+Payroll+Cutoff MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST- MONDAY, MAY 18TH http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#432d4b76-0d31-4e18-bab0-7eabea819d69&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+MAY+18TH MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST—MONDAY, MAY 18TH 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, May 18th for a great breakfast. Faculty and the Student Affairs staff 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! Wed, 6 May 2015 04:03:44 CDT http://www.bvu.edu/bvunews#432d4b76-0d31-4e18-bab0-7eabea819d69&crumbTitle=MOONLIGHT+BREAKFAST-+MONDAY%2C+MAY+18TH