BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

BVU Archives receives grant

Aug. 17, 2017

The Buena Vista University Archives has been awarded a $10,400 grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa to microfilm and digitize the Buena Vista College and Buena Vista University print newspapers.  At the completion of the project, done in cooperation with Advantage Preservation in Cedar Rapids, IA, the newspapers published from 1895 to 2012 will be readily searchable and available to read on the BVU Archives web site.  Archivist Joan Curbow wrote the winning grant.

The BVU Archives was one of 27 projects that received funding for FY18.  This is the second Historical Resource Development Grant (HRDP) award for the BVU Archives.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

1st Annual Merchant Backyard BVQ

Aug. 14, 2017

All faculty and staff are invited to the Merchant Backyard BVQ on August 24th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 1700 Shoreway Road to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year. Bring the whole family; we hope to see you there!

Parking is available in the St. Mark Lutheran Church Parking Lot. Dress is casual.

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Aug. 11, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. The position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Callers gain practical work experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available and the job is located in the library of the Storm Lake campus. Training is provided. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application or if you have questions (aionab@bvu.edu).

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

New Rec House Hours

Aug. 10, 2017

There will be new hours for the Rec House starting August 14th. We will be closed from the 11th-13th. The hours are below. 

Monday, August 14 - 7-9 pm
Thursday, August 17 - 7-9 pm
Sunday, August 20 - 5-8 pm
Monday, August 21 - 7-9 pm
Wednesday, August 23 - 7-9 pm
Thursday, August 24 - 7-9 pm

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Fire Alarm Inspections

Aug. 10, 2017

The annual fire alarm and sprinkler inspections are scheduled for Aug.14th -18th.  Questions or concerns contact Andy or facilities management. 2230

Andy | TaylorA@bvu.edu

The Way Up Conference

Aug. 8, 2017

The Way Up Conference – Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

Join us to explore Women in Higher Education:  Engaging, Aspiring and…

The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, November 2-3, 2017 at the Renaissance Savery Hotel and Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The Way Up Conference is for women who have chosen or who are interested in positions of leadership or administration in higher education in Iowa.  To accomplish this, the Way Up Conference:

  • Explores ways institutions can identify, assist and promote women into leadership positions.
  • Reviews state and national issues in higher education, particularly as they relate to women.
  • Promotes growth, development and self-confidence of participants.
  • Assists participants in enhancing their knowledge of higher education and their skills as leaders.

To register for the conference, visit our website www.wayup-iowa.org

Scholarships are available to attend the conference and are due by October 10, 2017.  Please visit our website for more details on how to apply for a scholarship.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Lori Berglund x2444, Mary Gill x2172 or Laura Todd x2638.

Laura Todd | toddl@bvu.edu

Reserving the Rec House

Aug. 8, 2017

There is a new form to fill out in order to reserve the Rec House. Please go to the following site to make your reservation. https://bvuforms.formstack.com/forms/rec_house_reservation_form

Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Lifeguard Course

Aug. 7, 2017

If anyone is interested in becoming a RED CROSS lifeguard or already is a lifeguard and needs to be recertified...please contact me asap so we can set some dates up for the classes so you can begin working!  Thanks!-Janelle

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

Rec House Update

Aug. 7, 2017

The Rec House hours will be normal through Thursday, August 10. After that the hours will change but are yet to be determined. Hours will be posted on social media and bvu news when figured out. Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Seeking Worship Team Members

Aug. 4, 2017

The BVU IMPACT Praise and Worship Team is seeking vocalists, keyboard players and other instrumentalists for the 2017/2018 year to assist with weekly Chapel and other special events throughout the academic year. Please contact Austin Demers, Connor Essary or Ken Meissner if you are interested. Thank you.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Aug. 4, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. The position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Callers gain practical work experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available and the job is located in the library of the Storm Lake campus. Training is provided. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application or if you have questions (aionab@bvu.edu).

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Barr to represent Iowa at Mrs. America

Aug. 2, 2017

OSG Region 5 Recruiter, Jill Barr, will represent Iowa at the Mrs. America pageant, August 26 in Las Vegas, NV.  Jill will spend her year of service promoting volunteerism and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, including the "Give Back Iowa" and "What's Your 50?" campaigns.  She will also promote Mrs. America's national platform, Victoria's Voice.  Jill's official bio can be found at http://mrsamerica.com/fabulous-face/iowa/.  Votes are also being gathered for People's Choice, with proceeds benefitting Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Susan G Komen and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).  Jill won the title of Mrs. Iowa America 2017 in June.

Jill Brees Barr | barrj@bvu.edu | Link

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Aug. 1, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. The position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Callers gain practical work experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available and the job is located in the library of the Storm Lake campus. Training is provided. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application or if you have questions (aionab@bvu.edu).

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Resdience Hall Early Arrival

July 31, 2017

Hello! If your office, department, or organization needs students on campus BEFORE the Returning Student Move-In date of Sunday, August 27th, please send a list of student names and a potential move-in date to valenciac@bvu.edu by Friday, August 4th. Please keep in mind that no food services will be available until August 27th at 5pm unless your department or ogranization are covering their meals. Please contact Ken Allen in Sodexo to provide meal counts.

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Plunge Registration

July 19, 2017

Calling all student clubs/organizations and community groups, Registration for the annual PLUNGE is OPEN!!! The Plunge will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm in the Forum. Please register at the below link:

https://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/plunge-registration.dot

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Server Maintenance on July 13th at 10:30 PM

July 13, 2017

On July 13th from 10:30 PM until 1 AM, Information Technology Services will be performing maintenance that will affect most BVU services. There will be periods of time during this window that most services including BeaverNet, Kronos, VPN access and library resources could be unavailable. This outage will not affect BVU email, Office 365, or Canvas.

Scott Wunschel – Information Technology Services | scott@bvu.edu

Residence Hall Early Arrivals

July 12, 2017

Hello! If your office, department, or organization needs students on campus BEFORE the Returning Student Move-In date of Sunday, August 27th, please send a list of student names and a potential move-in date to valenciac@bvu.edu by Friday, August 4th. Please keep in mind that no food services will be available until August 27th at 5pm unless your department or ogranization are covering their meals. Please contact Ken Allen in Sodexo to provide meal counts.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

BVU Football Invites You to Join us at the Hershberger Gridiron Classic

July 11, 2017

Campus Community,

 The BVU Football program would like to extend an invitation to all employees, families, and friends to attend the 2017 Hershberger Gridiron Classic.  We would like to grow this event to one that all can enjoy; as it is a great opportunity to reconnect with alumni and friends from different era’s and share in the excitement of the 2017 season.  We look forward to seeing you at Lake Creek Country Club on July 28th.  Please follow the link below to register or contact me to get signed up!

https://events.bvu.edu/event/jim-hershberger-gridiron-classic-golf-tournament/

Go Beavers!

Grant Mollring | mollringg@bvu.edu

Farewell party for Julie Finnern

July 10, 2017

There will be a farewell party for Julie Finnern on Thursday, July 27th from 3:00 – 4:30 in Smith Hall 305. Ice cream sundaes, cookies, bars, snack mix and drinks will be served.

Kari DeMoss | demoss@bvu.edu

Lynette Halder Retirement Reception

July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 13
2-4 p.m.
Centennial Room

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Facilities Management staff at a come-and-go retirement reception for Lynette Halder, Office Manager of Facilities Management, as we thank Lynette for her service to Buena Vista University. Please stop by the Centennial Room to visit with Lynette and enjoy some refreshments.

Cindy Jacobson | jacobsonc@bvu.edu

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

June 30, 2017

Monday July 10, 2017 2:00-2:30 pm Smith 305

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate 2 interviewing for the FT Student Professional Education Coordinator (SPEC) position in School of Education on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:00pm -2:30 pm in Smith 305. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

June 30, 2017

Thursday July 6, 2017 9:30-10:00 am Smith 305

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate 1 interviewing for the FT Student Professional Education Coordinator (SPEC) position in School of Education on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:30pm -10:00 am in Smith 305. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Lynette Halder Retirement Reception

June 29, 2017

Thursday, July 13

2:00PM to 3:00 PM

Centennial Room

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Facilities Management staff at a come-and-go retirement reception for Lynette Halder, Office Manager of Facilities Management, as we thank Lynette for her service to Buena Vista University.  Please stop by the Centennial Room to visit with Lynette and enjoy some refreshments. 

Cindy Jacobson | jacobsonc@bvu.edu

Plunge Registration

June 28, 2017

Calling all student clubs/organizations and community groups, Registration for the annual Plunge is open! The Plunge will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. in the Forum. Please register at the below link:

https://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/plunge-registration.dot

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

2Fix Holiday Hours

June 28, 2017

2Fix will be closed Monday July 3rd at 8:30PM and will re-open on Wednesday July 5th at 7:00AM.

Feel free to make a ticket at help.bvu.edu or call 712-749-2349 and leave a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a great holiday from 2Fix!

Janet Cedar | janet@bvu.edu

4th of July Parade

June 27, 2017

Anyone interested in walking on behalf of the University is invited to join in!  The parade lineup assembles through a barricade at West 4th St and Grand Ave and the north portion of the BVU parking lot. Please be there by 10 a.m. - the parade starts at 10:30 sharp! We are in Group C for the parade. Look for the GEM car in the parade line-up.  Don't forget to wear your BVU blue and gold!

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu