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Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 20, 2017

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Airport Shuttle Service

Oct. 19, 2017

The university will be providing a shuttle service to the Omaha Airport for students who are traveling home by airplane at the end of the semester. The cost is $15 for one-way. The shuttle is currently planning on leaving on Friday, December 15 at 8:00 AM from the university. If you have already made reservations for earlier and are interested in a ride, please contact Mark Shea as we may be able to make alternative arrangements. Reservation forms can be picked up in the GSLC or or from Mark Shea in Student Affairs. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Mark Shea | sheam@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 18, 2017

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

ICoRN Fall Interview Day

Oct. 18, 2017

The Iowa College Recruiting Network will be hosting a Fall Interview Day at Morninside College on November 7, 2017. This event allows students the opportunity to interview for internship and job opportunities with 20 different companies and with over 50 positions.

Interested students must register online by October 19 at 4 P.M. For questions regarding registration please contact Zoey Breese at BreeseZ@bvu.edu.

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Professional-Self Seminar

Oct. 18, 2017

Are you prepared to exhibit professionalism anywhere anytime? Can you distinguish professional do's and don'ts? Find out by attending the Career and Personal Development's half hour seminar over professionalism.

Career and Personal Development | careerservices@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Course Offering

Oct. 18, 2017

PHIL 335 Bioethics Tues/Thurs 12:00pm-1:15pm.

This is a 3 credit, General Education Humanities, writing intensive, and GWTR course.

Looking forward to a career in medicine, nursing, or any of the allied health professions? Or are you a business major? Pre Law? Art therapy? Or… Than Bioethics is an important class for you. In this course we explore bioethical issues, some making headline news: availability of birth control in insurance plans, NFL and concussions, CRISPR/Cas9, Drug companies, cost of meds, and opioid use, etc. This course is designed to familiarize you with the major ethical systems operating within the USA and their application to the moral and ethical issues currently arising in medicine, biomedical technology and research, and healthcare.  A majority of the course focuses on critical examination of actual case studies, and on you developing/articulating your own views on particular contemporary bioethical issues.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

The Way Up Conference

Oct. 18, 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 Des Moines Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Des Moines. 

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

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa

Email: doreen.hayek@uni.edu or Phone: 319.273.7300

Laura Todd | toddl@bvu.edu | Link

Pie Sales

Oct. 18, 2017

Not wanting to bake this year for Thanksgiving or need a hostess gift to bring to a party? BVATS has the answer for you!  Students in the Buena Vista Athletic Training Society are selling Bishop Square pies to raise money to attend educational conferences and other opportunities throughout the year.  All of these pies are baked and ready to enjoy!  We have a wide variety from classic apple  and cherry to french silk and pumpkin supreme!  Pies are 20.00 each, or 4 for 70.00, and they will be here the week of Thanksgiving.  Save yourself the time and effort this holiday season and support BVATS!  If interested contact Allyson Ervin (erviall@bvu.edu).

Lisa Bengtson | bengtsonl@bvu.edu | Link

THANK YOU

Oct. 17, 2017

I want to Thank President and Carrie Merchant for the lovely lantern sent to my husband's funeral.  I also want to thank Facilities Management for the large Peace Lily, I received.  A special thank you to the BVU Community, who have sent cards, memeorials and food to my home during my time of sorrow.  It gives me much comfort to know so many were willing to help me and my family.  The thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated.

Cindy Jacobson | jacobsonc@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Registration

Oct. 17, 2017

Your student account must be paid in full or up-to-date on the BVU Payment Plan that you already have set up before you can register for Spring 2018 courses. Spring Registration begins October 25th. Please contact the Business Office with any questions regarding your student account. Thank you!

Business Office | busoffice@bvu.edu

Scholars Day 2018

Oct. 17, 2017

Scholars Day 2018 will be Saturday April 28, 2018 from 12-4pm. Scholars Day is a great way to showcase your work in any discipline and is a noteworthy addition to your CV or resume! Monetary grants are available for use toward your Scholars Day project. Go to https://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/scholars-day-showcase/index.dot for more information on Scholars Day and to submit a grant application. 

Dr. Tracy Thomas | Thomas2@BVU.edu | Link

BeaverNet and Other Jenzabar Services Unavailable on Tuesday from 6 PM until Midnight

Oct. 15, 2017

All Jenzabar systems including BeaverNet will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 17th, from 6 PM until midnight for maintenance. 

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

ICoRN Fall Interview Day

Oct. 13, 2017

The Iowa College Recruiting Network will be hosting a Fall Interview Day at Morninside College on November 7, 2017. This event allows students the opportunity to interview for internship and job opportunities with 20 different companies and with over 50 positions.

Interested students must register online by October 19 at 4 P.M. For questions regarding registration please contact Zoey Breese at BreeseZ@bvu.edu.

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Oct. 13, 2017

Join us for the Fall Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is Due November 7, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Students may register on Beaver Tracks.

You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining!

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

BVU Library Fall Break Hours

Oct. 13, 2017

The BVU Library will be open on Monday, Oct. 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 the Library will be open our usual hours, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight.  The Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

BV Buddies Recruitment

Oct. 11, 2017

BV Buddies is an organization that pairs BVU student mentors with middle school students. We are looking for mentors!

 

If you are interested in being a part of BV Buddies, contact:

Sarah Callihan, BVU  Americorps at callihans@bvu.edu!

 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Soles4Souls

Oct. 11, 2017

Hey BV students and faculty! Got any old shoes that don’t wear often, don’t fit, or are slowly falling apart?? Don’t throw them away! Donate them to soles4souls an organization that makes them into new for those less fortunate! This organization serves as a job opportunity for intellectual disabled, gives back to the less fortunate and provides an opportunity for students to be engaged in volunteer work! The drive runs all year long, and boxes are conveniently placed around campus. Help us hit our semester goal of 500!

Shelby Hermansen | hermshe@bvu.edu

Mary Swope

Oct. 10, 2017

Do you believe Swope is haunted? If you do, do you believe the ghost is Mary Swope? If you answered yes OR no, I would like to interview you on your beliefs in this lore for my senior project. I'm researching how stories change over time, and my topic is local ghost stories. I want to know what people have heard, if they believe in the story, why or why not. My goal for these interviews are to see how beliefs between different people can change a particular story throughout time. If you want to share your experiences or opinions please contact Tiffany Brauckman at brautif@bvu.edu.

Tiffany Brauckman | brautif@bvu.edu

BVU Swim and Dive Club

Oct. 10, 2017

Looking for students who would have an interest in participating in a competitive swim/dive club at Buena Vista. Please e-mail Brent Koppie at bkoppie@yahoo.com as soon as possible if you would have an interest in participating or to get further information. Thanks!

Brent Koppie | bkoppie@yahoo.com

Urban Immersion to Minneapolis

Oct. 10, 2017

There are a few more openings for the 2017 Urban Immersion to Minneapolis during Fall Break, Oct. 21-24. We will be serving at a number of sites, including shelters and soup kitchens as we confront poverty and social injustice. All transporation, meals and housing will be taken care of. Please contact Ken Meissner ASAP for further details. Thank you.

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Dinner with a Doctor October 17th

Oct. 9, 2017

The URMED program is proud to sponsor "Dinner with a Doctor" on Tuesday October 17th at 6 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Alex Davis, a BVU graduate who recently completed medical school and is in residency in Ohio.  He will be available to discuss successfully getting into, as well as succeeding in medical school.  This will be an informal Pizza dinner and will be free to students.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

INTERRACIAL DATING: A COUCH CONVERSATION

Oct. 6, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents their monthly Couch Conversation. This month the student-led conversation centers around Interracial Dating. Does the culture of your partner matter? Are you supposed to "stick to your own"? Is it a prejudice or a preference? Come share your thoughts, listen, and gain understanding. Refreshments will be served. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2017

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: PIERCE/WHITE SKYBOX

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

You're invited to the Community Campaign Kickoff and Reception

Oct. 6, 2017

You're invited to the 2017-18 Community Campaign kickoff and reception on Oct. 11 from 5-6:30 pm in Dows Conference Center. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Stop by this "come and go" event and meet and thank our community members for their support of BVU. A short program will begin at 5:20 pm including remarks from campaign co-chairs Steve Berg of Berg Jewelry and Dr. Dan Douglas, dentist. Hope you can join us.

Barb Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

2nd Round Value-Added Funding Application Deadline

Oct. 6, 2017

The second round of value-added funding applications are due on October 15.  Value-added funding can be used for interim travel, internships, research projects, etc. 

Peter Steinfeld | steinfeld@bvu.edu | Link

Dinner with a Doctor October 17th

Oct. 5, 2017

The URMED program is proud to sponsor "Dinner with a Doctor" on Tuesday October 17th at 6 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Alex Davis, a BVU graduate who recently completed medical school and is in residency in Ohio.  He will be available to discuss successfully getting into, as well as succeeding in medical school.  This will be an informal Pizza dinner and will be free to students.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Student Organizations Donate $500 to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Oct. 4, 2017

Within one week, Student Organizations together raised $500 for Hurricane Harvey which was sent out via the Houston Food Bank last Thursday (9/27). Many thanks to Student Association of Social Workers (SASW), Students Concerned About Tomorrow's Environment (SCATE), Teachers Inc., The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Phi Alpha Theta History Club, Pre-Health Club, Pre-Vet Club, Alliance, and Student Activities Board (SAB) for collaborating with Student Senate on these efforts. 

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu

Pink Out Volleyball Game - October 7th

Oct. 3, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The BVU volleyball team, coaches and fans will be "Pinked-Out" Saturday, October 7th, to show their support of the Breast Cancer Awareness. Health Services and Team Wellness will have a Breast Cancer Awareness booth in the hall with information on self-exams, prevenation and mammography. Door prizes, candy and stickers will also be given away! 

Hailey Dollen | dollhai@bvu.edu

AWOL Scratch Cupcakes Sale

Oct. 3, 2017

AWOL is hosting a fundraiser selling Scratch Cupcakes. We will have an order form from October 2nd-20th. If interested the order form will be held at a table outside of the serve at lunch and dinner. If you don't currently have cash we will also be using a card reader! Please feel free to contact Amanda Miley or Brittany Tillman regarding orders or questions. 

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Thank You!

Oct. 3, 2017

Sharing a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the preparations for and throughout Homecoming 2017. It takes a huge dedication of effort and extra hard work across campus to be ready for such a big weekend.  We appreciate you!  ~ Amy Jones, Kristie Spotts and all of the Alumni & Development staff.

Amy Jones | jonesa@bvu.edu

Dinner with a Doctor October 17th

Oct. 3, 2017

The URMED program is proud to sponsor "Dinner with a Doctor" on Tuesday October 17th at 6 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Alex Davis, a BVU graduate who recently completed medical school and is in residency in Ohio.  He will be available to disucss successfully getting into, as well as succeeding in medical school.  This will be an informal Pizza dinner and will be free to students.  Please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

You're invited to the Community Campaign Kickoff and Reception

Oct. 3, 2017

You're invited to the 2017-18 Community Campaign kickoff and reception on Oct. 11 from 5-6:30 pm in Dows Conference Center. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Stop by this "come and go" event and meet and thank our community members for their support of BVU. A short program will begin at 5:20 pm featuring remarks from co-chairs Steve Berg of Berg Jewelry and Dr. Dan Douglas, dentist.

Barb Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Rock Climbing Nov 12

Oct. 2, 2017

ALPS will be hosting a trip on November 12. Students will become certified in Belaying and enjoy a day of rock climbing. Food and transportation will be provided. Updates will be provided closer to the date.

If you have any questions contact Kevin Blaha-Polson or Gage Cook

Gage Cook or Kevin Blaha | cookgag@bvu.edu

Turkey Trot 5K (Nov 19)

Oct. 2, 2017

ALPS and OAC will be holding a 5k Turkey Trot on November 19th. The event will start in the afternoon (2pm). As time gets closer, more details will be provided.

If you have any questions please contact ALPS, OAC, or Gage Cook.

ALPS | cookgag@bvu.edu

Pumpkin Carving Oct. 26

Oct. 2, 2017

On October 26th, ALPS and OAC will be holding a pumpkin carving event for the campus community. ALPS and OAC will provide everything, just bring a friend with you! We will offer prizes for the best pumpkins, most creative, and so on. Please join us for the event. The event goes from 5-8PM and is located between Pierce/White and Smith Halls. Directly below the arch. See you there!

Gage Cook | cookgag@bvu.edu

Congratulations to our new Student Senators

Sept. 30, 2017

Congratulations to Joseph Rock, Raelinn Arnold, Tyler Tennyson, Stacey Rosener, and Alan Maldonado for becoming your newest Student Senators!!! We are excited for what they will bring to Student Senate, as all of them have excellent ideas about how to improve student life for Buena Vista University. I encourage you all to get to know your fellow senators, as they are making change on your behalf. Go BEAVERS!

Join us from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Forum Room 1 every Thursday. 

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu

ACES EVENT: Traditional Aztec Dance Production

Sept. 30, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) hosts Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue ("Precious Mother Earth"). Kalpulli ("learning community") of Indigenous people is joined by the desire to learn, share, and live the tradition of Aztec dance. Ketzal Coatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds and other instruments gifted by the natural environment. Driving drum rhythms and dazzling costumes hold participants interest, and through each step the dancer in full regalia gives life to the symbols of the dance.

DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

LOCATION: SCHALLER CHAPEL

TIME: 7:30PM

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Flu Vaccine Administration Date Change

Sept. 29, 2017

Flu Vaccine Administration Dates Changed to Monday, October 9th, Tuesday, October 10th, Wednesday, October 11th in Forum Room 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day.  If you have signed up for a flu vaccine, you DO NOT need to sign up again.  If you would like to register, please go to www.bvu.edu/flu and do so.  If you are unable to come to any of the NEW three administration dates, we will offer the vaccine in our office during regularly scheduled clinic times (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). 

Please contact the office of Health Services & Wellness with any questions 

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

AWOL Scratch Cupcakes Sale

Sept. 28, 2017

AWOL is hosting a fundraiser selling Scratch Cupcakes. We will have an order form from October 2nd-20th. If interested the order form will be held at a table outside of the serve at lunch and dinner, Also please feel free to contact Amanda Miley or Brittany Tillman regarding orders.  

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Rural Health Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 28, 2017

Buena Vista University is pleased to announce it will offer a January 2018 fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as health professionals in rural settings.  Preference will be given to applicants with interests in the areas of dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.  The Rural Health Fellowship comes with an internship with local health practitioners and a $1,500 stipend for the student to help defray the costs of the internship, taking professional school entrance exams and applying to professional school.  Because the funding for this program is provided by the Stine Science Endowment, students must be majoring in a major in the School of Science to be eligible.  The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings.  Students who are interested in applying should download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@BVU.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

URMED Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 28, 2017

Buena Vista University and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) are pleased to announce they will offer a January 2018 Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as medical doctors in rural settings.  The URMED fellowship comes with a January term internship at BVRMC and in other rural hospital settings.  The fellowship also comes with a $3,000 stipend to help defray the costs associated with taking the MCAT and applying to medical school. The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings.  Students who are interested in applying should download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.  

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

AWOL Application Extension

Sept. 28, 2017

The AWOL application deadline has been extended to October 6th at midnight. If you missed the opportunity to send in an application now is your chance. If you have any questions please talk to Amanda Miley or Brittany Tillman. 

https://goo.gl/forms/p0G6LT3FFRnzypwC3

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Athletic Training Program Update

Sept. 27, 2017

BVU is in the process of converting the existing athletic training undergraduate program into a new, state-of-the-art master’s degree program. This transition is occurring nationwide and is the result of the Strategic Alliance for Athletic Training’s decision to officially establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s degree level. Which includes CAATE, the accrediting body for athletic training. This process will not affect students who are currently enrolled in BVU’s accredited athletic training program or previous graduates of the program. Current faculty will remain with the program as it evolves. As of spring 2018, no new undergraduate students will be admitted into the bachelor’s degree program. BVU plans to begin enrolling students into the new master’s program in 2021 or shortly thereafter, pending approval from CAATE. For questions, please contact Shinichiro “Shinbo” Sugiura at sugiura@bvu.edu.  

Shinichiro “Shinbo” Sugiura | sugiura@bvu.edu

Work-Study positions available at BVU Library

Sept. 26, 2017

The BVU Library has several work-study positions available.  Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours are available.  Please stop by the Library and ask for Florene or Kelly for additional information.  

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

URMED Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 26, 2017

Buena Vista University and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) are pleased to announce they will offer a January 2018 Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as medical doctors in rural settings.  The URMED fellowship comes with a January term internship at BVRMC and in other rural hospital settings.  The fellowship also comes with a $3,000 stipend to help defray the costs associated with taking the MCAT and applying to medical school. The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings.  Students who are interested in applying should download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Rural Health Fellowship Applications Available

Sept. 26, 2017

Buena Vista University is pleased to announce it will offer a January 2018 fellowship for students interested in pursuing careers as health professionals in rural settings.  Preference will be given to applicants with interests in the areas of dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.  The Rural Health Fellowship comes with an internship with local health practitioners and a $1,500 stipend for the student to help defray the costs of the internship, taking professional school entrance exams and applying to professional school.  Because the funding for this program is provided by the Stine Science Endowment, students must be majoring in a major in the School of Science to be eligible.  The number of fellowships awarded will depend on the number of highly qualified applicants, the amount of funding available, and the ability to place the student into appropriate internship settings.  Students who are interested in applying should download the application and recommendation forms posted on the URMED Office365 site or can obtain the forms by contacting Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@BVU.edu.  Applications and recommendations are due by 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Humans VS Zombies Release Date

Sept. 25, 2017

Humans VS Zombies will be starting Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. 

Hunter Schmitt | schmhun@bvu.edu

Picture it: you in Rome, Paris, at Stonehenge!

Sept. 24, 2017

If you're wanting to join us for the Europe Travel Course: registration begins today! If you have questions, contact: Mary Mello-Nee Mellonee@bvu.edu, or Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Student Senate

Sept. 24, 2017

For anyone who is interested in having a voice for the student body and making major impacts on campus, student senate is for you! If you would like an application form, please email Vice President Jake Staudt at staujac@bvu.edu. 

Jake Staudt | staujac@bvu.edu

Humans VS Zombies Release Date

Sept. 22, 2017

Humans VS Zombies will be starting Friday, November 3 through Sunday the 5. 

Hunter Schmitt | schmhun@bvu.edu

Channel Lineup Change for Campus Cable

Sept. 22, 2017

Cable TV service will be unavailable starting on Tuesday, September 26th, until 3 AM that morning. After this outage, all TVs on campus that are hooked to cable TV service will need to have a channel scan done to pick up all the channels. A new channel lineup guide can be found at http://web1-15.bvu.edu/vastlineup/LongLinesTV.pdf

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

FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION

Sept. 21, 2017

We hope you will join us for the Buena Vista University Family Weekend on Oct. 13-15. There are many exciting activities for the entire BVUFamily. Please register at www.bvu.edu/familyweekend.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

CHARLOTTESVILLE PROTESTS: A COUCH CONVERSATION

Sept. 21, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents their monthly Couch Conversation. This month the student-led conversation centers around the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. Come share your thoughts, listen, and gain understanding about the event that has gripped the United States and higher education. Refreshments will be served. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: PIERCE/WHITE SKYBOX

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Meeting for SCWK 211: Field Observation

Sept. 21, 2017

Meeting for Students Wanting to take SCWK 211 Field Observation in January

WHO:  any student who will have completed Introduction to Social Welfare by the end of Fall Semester and wants to take SCWK 211 Field Observation in January's Interim

WHAT:  Meeting to review the requirements for the class and obtain the application

WHERE:  Woods House Lounge, SSA 1st floor

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 27, 3-4 pm

WHY: Required in order to register for SWCK 211 for January Interim

Brings your questions to the meeting. 

Professors Mendel & McKinley

Professor Mendel | mendel@bvu.edu

Better Breakfast Day

Sept. 21, 2017

Did you know that Tuesday, September 26 is Better Breakfast day? Eating a healthy breakfast has been shown to help you feel more cheerful, energetic alert!  To promote eating a healthy breakfast, Health Services and Wellness is providing FREE YOGURT with toppings! Stop down anytime between 8 a.m-12 p.m. on this day.  Health Services and Wellness is located in the  lower level of the Sieben’s Fieldhouse L25. 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Sept. 21, 2017

We have multiple volunteer opportunities available! Check out Student MOVE's Facebook page or Twitter to see more. Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are needed to help complete the Habitat house! Building takes place Saturday mornings. To volunteer or sign up a group contact Misty atbvhabitatforhumanity@gmail.com

Harvest Days: Harvest Days is coming up Sept. 29-October 1. You are invited to come on out and enjoy the food, petting zoo, yard games, fire pit, and of course the corn maze! We are in need of volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer please click on the link below to sign up. You'll get free admission with signing up for a time slot! Forward it on to people you know would like to help! Click here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1heMt-7HfX8hkqNYzcuF2JdAnBNuDulmiwuHSODEZ4iA/edit#gid=0

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

Fall Break Biomedical Research trip for science students

Sept. 21, 2017

Up to eight BVU science students will have the opportunity to travel with two BVU faculty members over fall break to learn about biomedical research at three different research facilities.  On Monday the 23rd of October, students will attend a journal club, meet with faculty and graduate students, and tour the Virology and Gene Therapy Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Also on Monday the 23rd, students will tour Imanis Biosciences, LLC, a biotechnology company in downtown Rochester, MN.  On Tuesday the 24th, students will travel to Sioux Falls, SD, where they will meet with faculty and tour the Sanford Health Biomedical Research Facilities. 

The group will leave BVU at 7 am Monday 23 October 2017 and return to campus around 6 pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.  Student expenses are covered by funding from the multiple endowments in the School of Science.  Students going on the trip are required to complete a short application and if selected, will be required to attend a one hour educational meeting in advance of going on the trip.

If you are interested in participating in this experience, please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu.  Applications will be due by 5 pm on Friday 29 September 2017 and students will be notified of decisions by Wednesday 4 October 2017. 

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

ALPS Cardboard Boat Races

Sept. 21, 2017

Come down to the outdoor rec house wthin the next week to come build cardboard boat! We will be racing them THURSDAY September 28th, 2017 @ 5:00pm! Grab some friends or your sports team and come race! There will be prizes for the winners! 

Autumn Boland | bolaaut@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 21, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshots free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 26 from 3-3:30pm in front of the Science Center.  (We will be indoors if the weather is uncooperative for outside photos.)  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

Cheer & Dance Youth Clinic

Sept. 21, 2017

Join our Cheer & Dance team's for a youth clinic Sat. Sept. 30th.  Clinic runs from 9-11:30am and then they will perform with the teams at the football game from 1-2pm.  Ages: K-5th grade.  Cost: $35 (includes t-shirt and addmission to game). Register by Mon. Sept. 25th.  Check out more details and register at link below.

Amy Santucci | santuccia@bvu.edu | Link

Flu Shot Sign-up

Sept. 21, 2017

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE FLU SHOT!

Health Services & Wellness will be providing free flu shots to students, faculty and staff.  To register go to www.bvu.edu/flu 

ADMINISTRATION DATES AND TIMES

Once you have completed the on-line registration, please come to one of the three vaccine administration dates listed during the posted hours. 

LOCATION

Vaccine administration will be in Forum Rm 6, located in the Harold Walter’s Sieben’s Forum

MONDAY                 October 2, 2017         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

TUESDAY                 October 3, 2017         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY           October 4, 2017         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or spreading influenza to others should receive the (inactivated) seasonal flu vaccine! 

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu | Link

CHARLOTTESVILLE PROTESTS: A COUCH CONVERSATION

Sept. 20, 2017

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents their monthly Couch Conversation. This month the student-led conversation centers around the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. Come share your thoughts, listen, and gain understanding about the event that has gripped the United States and higher education. Refreshments will be served. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: PIERCE/WHITE SKYBOX

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Family Weekend Registration

Sept. 20, 2017

We hope you will join us for the Buena Vista University Family Weekend on Oct. 13-15. There are many exciting activities for the entire BVUFamily. Please register at www.bvu.edu/familyweekend.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

BVU Dance Team Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Sept. 20, 2017

The Buena Vista University Dance Team is hosting a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Wednesday September 27th starting at 6:00pm. Come join the dance team for some good food! 

BVU Dance Team | dance@bvu.edu

Unified Sport Day

Sept. 20, 2017

Buena Vista Universities annual Unified Sports Day is soon approaching. A day dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. We hope to create an opportunity for people without intellectual disabilities to join the sports experience by playing on a team with athletes with intellectual disabilities. By Buena Vista partnering with the Special Olympics, we are creating new friendships, improved self-esteem and positive changes in attitude, behavior and performance. This opportunity creates a lasting impact on all those participating and is a great addition to formal and life education. 
 
This great event will be held November 17, 2017 from 8:30 - 1:30 in the Lamberti Center. 
 
Below you can find the link to sign-up to help volunteer. Once all volunteers are collected, a schedule will be set-up with the organization of events and areas needing help and a more detailed explanation of what responsibilities will be. 

 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGPYwEOyF-M3pxo9DWfrCsfSdZvNRuCtTpYj1Pl4hAp_N_Bw/viewform
 
Please consider making a lasting impact and get signed up to be a volunteer! 

Jessy Smith | smith11@bvu.edu | Link

True Promise Career Event Attendance

Sept. 19, 2017

The Career and Personal Development Office records student attendance at career-related events in our online platform, Beaver Tracks. Students can log into Beaver Tracks and view Event Registration records in the system by clicking on the View My Activity link in the I want to . . . menu on the left side of the student Home page. Please contact careerservices@bvu.edu if you have questions about logging into Beaver Tracks and reviewing this information. Thank you. 

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 19, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshots free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 26 from 3-3:30pm in front of the Science Center.  (We will be indoors if the weather is uncooperative for outside photos.)  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

New Package Tracking System in Mail and Printing

Sept. 19, 2017

The Mail and Printing department has implemented a new package management system that will allow better tracking of incoming and outgoing packages. This new system will automatically notify you when a package arrives in your name. Packages will then be sorted and will be available for pickup starting at 12 PM. Please note that the email notifications from this system will come from no-reply@pb.com. If you have any questions please contact us at mailroom@bvu.edu or 712-749-2360.

Dan Newcomb – Mail and Printing | newcombd@bvu.edu

Want to make some extra money? Work on campus? AND make more the minimum wage??

Sept. 18, 2017

 

Sodexo is hiring!

 

Catering: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=214c813d1271eafd&q=sodexo&l=Storm+Lake%2C+IA&tk=1bosnpsogaf51drh&from=web

 

FoodServicehttps://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=4276dfcddc2c62c8&q=sodexo&l=Storm+Lake%2C+IA&tk=1bosnpsogaf51drh&from=web

Meagan Stuart | catering@bvu.edu

University Marketing & Communications resources

Sept. 18, 2017

We are pleased to offer University Marketing & Communications resources on our Sharepoint site at https://buenavistauniversity.sharepoint.com/sites/UMC.

The site includes:

*  Downloadable BVU logos and links to photos

*  Letterhead and PowerPoint templates

*  E-mail signatures and BVUNews help

*  Correct usage of Online, Site and Graduate Programs language

*  University style guides

Your BVU login will be required to access these resources.

We will continue to add content and information to this site, so please bookmark it for future reference.  You can also find a link in the “Quick Links” sidebar in BEAVERNet. 

As always, if you have any questions or need additional resources please feel free to contact any UMC staff member at x2120.  We are happy to be of assistance.

Thank you!

University Marketing & Communications

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

CAREER CHALLENGE- Resume Workshop

Sept. 18, 2017

Attend a Resume Workshop to ensure that employers are getting the most out of your resume. Individual consultations will be available directly after the workshop. Please bring copies of resumes if available.

Attend and your name will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.

Career and Personal Development | careerservices@bvu.edu

Fall Break Biomedical Research trip for science students

Sept. 17, 2017

Up to eight BVU science students will have the opportunity to travel with two BVU faculty members to learn about biomedical research at three different research facilities.  On Monday the 23rd of October, students will attend a journal club, meet with faculty and graduate students, and tour the Virology and Gene Therapy Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Also on Monday the 23rd, students will tour Imanis Biosciences, LLC, a biotechnology company in downtown Rochester, MN.  On Tuesday the 24th, students will travel to Sioux Falls, SD, where they will meet with faculty and tour the Sanford Health Biomedical Research Facilities and learn about their research focused on heritable childhood diseases. 

The group will leave BVU at 7 am Monday 23 October 2017 and return to campus around 6 pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.  Student expenses are covered by funding from the multiple endowments in the School of Science.  Students going on the trip are required to complete a short application and if selected, will be required to attend a one hour educational meeting in advance of going on the trip.

If you are interested in participating in this experience, please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu.  Applications will be due by 5 pm on Friday 29 September 2017 and students will be notified of decisions by Wednesday 4 October 2017. 

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Interested in traveling through Europe during Interim?

Sept. 17, 2017

In this 22 day experience packed travel course, we explore 12 cities in 6 countries. Join us! For information contact Mello-nee (Mellonee@bvu.edu) or Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Local Folklore

Sept. 15, 2017

I am doing research for my senior project about how local folklore is perceived. I am looking for places that are rumored to be haunted, and want to know their stories. If there is a place that is haunted or has a haunting tale within your community. Please contact Tiffany Brauckman at brautif@bvu.edu.

Tiffany Brauckman | brautif@bvu.edu

2018 Walt Disney Cruise & Travel Info Meeting

Sept. 15, 2017

2018 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

Wednesday, September 20 @ 4:00pm in Lage Room 30

Spend your interim on a cruise and going backstage: 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. Don't miss this opportunity to see the "magic" for yourself! Come visit on Wednesday, September 20 at 4pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Jerry Johnson, 749-1218 or johnson@bvu.edu.

Jerry Johnson | johnson@bvu.edu

Family Weekend Registration

Sept. 14, 2017

We hope you will join us for the Buena Vista University Family Weekend on Oct. 13-15. There are many exciting activities for the entire BVU Family. Please register at www.bvu.edu/familyweekend.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Monday Evening Sports Talk (Live from Smokin' Hereford)

Sept. 14, 2017

Come on out to Smokin' Hereford every Monday night at 6:00pm throughout the school year for the Monday Evening Sports Talk show as KBVU Sports Director, Tanner Hoops, sits down and interviews a pair of BVU coaches who will give insight on their respective seasons.

Smokin' Hereford is creating a 'Beaver Den' corner to host the show.  Anyone in attendance for the 30-minute show and presents their BVU ID will receive a 10% discount on a meal they purchase during the show.

Every show will be video streamed live online at: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/bvu/.

A schedule of coaches interviews can be found online at: http://www.bvuathletics.com/CoachesShow

Go Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Donations for Hurricane Victims

Sept. 14, 2017

Student MOVE and Team Wellness is concluding their fundraising drive fro victims of Hurricane Harvey next Friday. If you would like to make a donation to the Houston Food Bank, please contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson or come to the GSLC. Thank you to everyone who supported the effort through donating already.

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

Explore the history, art, culture and religion of Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France, and England

Sept. 13, 2017

Consider joining us on this fast-paced, life changing experience.  Want more information on the upcoming Europe Interim travel course? Contact Mary Mello-Nee (Mellonee@bvu.edu) or Swasti Bhattacharyya

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Volleyball Game Gold Out

Sept. 13, 2017

Wear your gold shirts to the Volleyball Game Thursday Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.! Students, if you wear the gold "WeAreBVU" shirt you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! Come buy your WeAreBVU shirts in the Hall of Fame room (Fieldhouse) from 1-3 p.m. for the rest of the week, $10 each. See you there!

Jasmine Demers | demejas@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Sept. 13, 2017

Apply now - positions are filling up. Callers gain practical experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Shifts are evenings and weekends on the Storm Lake campus. Training is on Sept. 24 and calling ends on Oct. 26. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application (aionab@bvu.edu).

 

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Early Childhood Job Available

Sept. 12, 2017

The East Early Childhood Preschool before/after school program, Little Tornado Academy (LTA), is looking for individuals to work. Flexible hours available for this great childhood experience are between 7:00-8:30 am and 3:00 – 4:30. Looking to fill these positions ASAP.   Please contact: Laura Turnquist, lturnquist@slcsd.org or 712-732-8076.

Laura Turnquist | petelau2@bvu.edu

Arpeggibros Auditions

Sept. 12, 2017

Auditions for the Buena Vista University Men's Acapella group, Arpeggibros, will be Sunday, September 17.  Auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Stark Choir Room in Edson.  If you want to audition, please have a 60 second section of a song of your choice prepared and be ready to answer a few questions.  You do not have to be in choir to audition, if you are looking for a chance to get involved in a vocal music group but don't want to do concert choir, this is your chance.  We will be looking for 5 new members, 3 tenors and 2 bass baritones, however we may take more.  Please stop by and let your voice be heard.  For more information contact Hunter Schmitt by email at schmhun@bvu.edu or Corgan Petersen by email at petecor@bvu.edu.

Corgan Petersen | petecor@bvu.edu

Community Conversation Tea

Sept. 11, 2017

Community Conversation Tea: Free Speech on Campus

Monday, September 18

3:30-4:30 PM in Woods House (Social Sciences and Arts Bldg.)

In recognition of Constitution Day (September 17), we want to invite all BVU community members to the academic year’s first Community Conversation Tea to discuss the challenging issue of free speech on campus. Free speech has been at the center of headline-making incidents including the Charlottesville, VA white supremacist rally that turned deadly in August.  Colleges and universities across the country are wrestling with how to both uphold free speech rights while maintaining safety on campuses when polarizing speakers are invited to speak by student groups, but run the risk of exacerbating already deep ideological differences. These are just some of the challenges happening across the country on this issue.  How are they relevant to BVU?  What’s legal?  What’s right?  Can law and ethics be at odds in these and other cases?  Join us for some tea and civil conversation.

Co-sponsored by: Dr. Brad Best, Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya, Dr. Andrea Frantz, and Ebony King

Dr. Andrea Frantz | andrea.frantz@gmail.com

Arpeggibros Auditions

Sept. 11, 2017

Auditions for the Buena Vista University Men's Acapella group, Arpeggibros, will be Sunday, September 17.  Auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Stark Choir Room in Edson.  If you want to audition, please have a 60 second section of a song of your choice prepared and be ready to answer a few questions.  You do not have to be in choir to audition, if you are looking for a chance to get involved in a vocal music group but don't want to do concert choir, this is your chance.  We will be looking for 5 new members, 3 tenors and 2 bass baritones, however we may take more.  Please stop by and let your voice be heard.  For more information contact Hunter Schmitt by email at schmhun@bvu.edu or Corgan Petersen by email at petecor@bvu.edu.

Corgan Petersen | petecor@bvu.edu

Arpeggibros Auditions

Sept. 11, 2017

Auditions for the Buena Vista University Men's Acapella group, Arpeggibros, will be Sunday, September 17.  Auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Stark Choir Room in Edson.  If you want to audition, please have a 60 second section of a song of your choice prepared and be ready to answer a few questions.  You do not have to be in choir to audition, if you are looking for a chance to get involved in a vocal music group but don't want to do concert choir, this is your chance.  We will be looking for 5 new members, 3 tenors and 2 bass baritones, however we may take more.  Please stop by and let your voice be heard.  For more information contact Hunter Schmitt by email at schmhun@bvu.edu or Corgan Petersen by email at petecor@bvu.edu.

Corgan Petersen | petecor@bvu.edu

Adjunct Faculty Conference--Call to Sessions

Sept. 11, 2017

The annual Adjunct Faculty Conference-Pathways to Learning-sponsored by Online, Site, & Graduate Programs will be held on our Storm Lake campus October 27 and 28. We count on our Storm Lake faculty and staff to facilitate sessions for this conference. We would like sessions that provide rich opportunities for our adjunct faculty to learn more about specific strategies, techniques, and ideas they can use in their classrooms.

The sessions will run on Friday from 4:00-5:00pm and Saturday beginning at 9:00am. Each session runs for one hour. If you can offer your expertise, please send a session title and brief description to Ashleigh Pipes by Monday, September 18. Presenters will be notified if their session is selected.

Ashleigh Pipes | PipesA@bvu.edu

Several seats still available for September 18 URMED Dinner

Sept. 10, 2017

Are you interested in a career in the health professions?  On Monday 18 September 2017, from 6 pm to 7:30, the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) program will have its fall dinner.  This year we will be hosting three individuals from the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center: Mr. Brad Strader, BVRMC foundation director and physician recruiter; Dr. Kyle Glienke, local physician and BVU graduate; and Janessa Adema, a third-year medical student at Des Moines University.  The program will include information about URMED experiential opportunities, a mock case study (differential diagnosis) with the doctors, and will provide information about paid health-related internships in January.  This program is open to all students considering careers in the health professions and there are several seats still available.  Please email Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu by 5 pm on Thursday 14 September 2017 if you would like to attend.  Please email Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu if you would like to be added to the URMED Sharepoint site so you can receive regular information about URMED opportunities.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 8, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshots free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 from 11-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. on both days.  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Photos being taken from 11-12 p.m. will be done in front of the Science Center and from 3-4 p.m. the photographers will be in front of Smith Hall.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

University Marketing & Communications resources

Sept. 8, 2017

We are pleased to offer University Marketing & Communications resources on our Sharepoint site at https://buenavistauniversity.sharepoint.com/sites/UMC.

The site includes:

*  Downloadable BVU logos and links to photos

*  Letterhead and PowerPoint templates

*  E-mail signatures and BVUNews help

*  Correct usage of Online, Site and Graduate Programs language

*  University style guides

Your BVU login will be required to access these resources.

We will continue to add content and information to this site, so please bookmark it for future reference.  You can also find a link in the “Quick Links” sidebar in BEAVERNet. 

As always, if you have any questions or need additional resources please feel free to contact any UMC staff member at x2120.  We are happy to be of assistance.

Thank you!

University Marketing & Communications

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Sept. 8, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers. This paid position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Come to a short information meeting on Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you’re interested but can’t attend a meeting, email Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Information Meeting - Cuba: A country trappd in time

Sept. 8, 2017

What might happen to a country over 50 years if it is politically and economically restricted from free exchange with a major portion of the world?  Come to an information meeting for a January, 2018 travel course to such a coungry - Cuba.  Learn how you can explore this fascinating country's geography, feel its pulsating rhythms through its music, discover a unique economic and political policy, and meet the vibrant people who make up this land.  Information meetings are   Tuesday Sept 12 at 11:00 and 5:00 in Forum 1 and Wednesday Sept 13 at 12:00 (noon) and 6:00 in Forum 4.

Robbie Ludy | Ludy@bvu.edu

Costa Rica -- Interim 2018

Sept. 7, 2017

Travel to the tropics with us in January 2018! We will spend three weeks in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. In the mornings, we will study Spanish at a local language school and in the afternoons, we will experience unique cultural activities. Our accommodations will be homestays, allowing us to stay in a local family’s home and be fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture and traditions. Weekend excursions include trips to the beach, rain forests, and national parks.

 

There will be an information session on Wednesday, September 13, at 4:00 pm in Forum 1. If you are interested in the trip but are unable to attend the session, please contact trip leaders Steven Mills or Beth Blankers.

Beth Blankers | blankers@bvu.edu

President's Council Meeting

Sept. 7, 2017

Calling all student organization presidents! The first President's Council Meeting is TONIGHT, Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 8pm in Forum 2.

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Lawn Golf Tournament

Sept. 7, 2017

Show up tomorrow, September 8 by the grill outside Pierce/White to participate in our lawn golf tournament. Please show up between 4-6 pm to get your round in. Please email Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu with questions.

Mike Jamieson | jamiesonm@bvu.edu

AWOL Applications are out!!!

Sept. 6, 2017

Below are the links for the AWOL applications. If you love service and learning about different social justice issues check out AWOL!! We have 3 trips going out this year on Hunger, Human Trafficking, and Economic Development (International). If you want any more information please feel free to contact the VP's of AWOL Brittany Tillman and Amanda Miley. Ashley Farmer-Hanson can also answer any questions you may have as well. 

Site Leader Application Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/TELQfkY15Ncl46v73

Participant Application Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/0EElftAvarzyIz9E3

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

AmeriCorps Position Available

Sept. 6, 2017

The Office of Civic Engagement has a 300 hour AmeriCorps position available at Habitat for Humanity this academic year. They would like the individual to help recruit volunteers and plan events. Hours are flexible and can pair the opportunity with an internship. Upon completion of the hours the individual will earn an education award of $1,220. This is a great way to build skills, help a local non-profit and gain valuable leadership experience. Contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson for more information.

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

DJ Informational Meeting

Sept. 6, 2017

Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Then join us, KBVU 97.5 The Edge, your campus radio station, in an informational meeting on Thursday, September 7, from 3-4pm to learn more about radio at BV, and ways to start your own radio show!

Kyle Wiebers | wiebkyl@bvu.edu

Europe on your mind? Looking for Adventure?

Sept. 6, 2017

Europe Interim Travel course awaits: 10 cities, 6 countries, 3 credits, all in 1 fantastic, life changing course! For information contact: Mary Mello-Nee (Mellonee@bvu.edu) or Swasti Bhattacharyya. 

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Fall URMED dinner for students interested in the health professions

Sept. 6, 2017

On Monday 18 September 2017, from 6 pm to 7:30, the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) program will have its fall dinner.  This year we will be hosting three individuals from the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center: Mr. Brad Strader, BVRMC foundation director and physician recruiter; Dr. Kyle Glienke, local physician and BVU graduate; and Janessa Adema, a third-year medical student at Des Moines University.  The program will include information about URMED experiential opportunities, a mock case study (differential diagnosis) with the doctors, and will provide information about paid health-related internships in January.  This program is open to all students considering careers in the health professions and there are 25 seats available.  Please email Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu by 5 pm on Thursday 14 September 2017 if you would like to attend.  Please email Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu if you would like to be added to the URMED Sharepoint site so you can receive regular information about URMED opportunities.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

9-11 Memorial & Moment of Silence

Sept. 6, 2017

Join BVU Army ROTC and BVU Chaplin Ken Meissner at the Victory Bell in a presentation of the United States Flag, prayer, and moment of silence remembering those who lost their lives in the events of 9-11.

Contact AJ Spake at spakale@bvu.edu with questions.

Alexander Spake | spakale@bvu.edu | Link

Storm Lake WHAM! Music Video Challenge

Sept. 6, 2017

We challenge you to create your own “Storm Lake is Your Home” music video. Our video showed only part of what home is like here in Storm Lake. Now we want to see what home is to you.

Take videos of your family, friends, pets, and/or group and incorporate the “Storm Lake is Your Home” song. You can sing it, perform it, and/or use the audio recording of Mick Polich performing it. Show us what “Home” means to you. Then create your video and post it to Facebook with the hashtag #MyStormLake.

We will share your videos to our Facebook Page on September 14th so that people can vote for the best video. Whichever video gets the most likes/reactions before September 18th will be declared the winner and will receive $100! Second place will receive $75! Third place will receive $25.

You can find the audio file and lyrics for “Storm Lake is Your Home” as performed by Mick Polich on our Facebook page any time after September 1st. Can’t wait to see your videos!!!

Austin Dean | deanaus@bvu.edu | Link

Marquee Brunch

Sept. 6, 2017

This Sunday is Sodexo's first Marquee Bruch of the year! We serve from 11am-1pm. Hope to see you there!

Sodexo | catering@bvu.edu

BVU's Phonathon is calling you

Sept. 6, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers. This paid position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Come to a short information meeting on Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm or Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you’re interested but can’t attend a meeting, email Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Federal Pell Grant/Teach Grant Recalculation Date

Sept. 6, 2017

We want to remind Federal Pell/Teach Grant recipients on the Storm Lake campus that Friday, September 8, 2017 is the Pell/Teach Grant recalculation date.  A student's enrollment status as of 4:00 p.m. on that day will determine enrollment status for the fall semester.  The only exception will be for students who completely withdraw from the fall semester.

Leanne Valentine | valentinel@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 5, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshot free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 from 11-12pm and 3-4pm on both days.  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Photos being taken from 11-12pmwill be done in front of the Science Center and from 3-4pm the photographers will be in front of Smith Hall.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

Blood Drive

Sept. 5, 2017

Buena Vista University is holding a blood drive through Life Serve on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The blood drive will be located in Forum Room 5. There are many ways to sign up! You can go online to schedule your appointment. You can also sign up at the booth Health Services is hosting by the servery on Thursday, September 7th from 11am to 1pm. Finally, you may do walk in appointments, but it is best to set up an appointment. This blood drive will be helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We hope to see you there! 

Hailey Dollen | dollhai@bvu.edu | Link

Apply for “Value-Added” Funding!

Sept. 5, 2017

“Value-added” funding for interim travel, research projects, and student-designed initiatives, is available now!  Full information and application forms are available online at http://bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/application-process-value .  The due date for the first round of applications is September 15th.  The review panel will review applications and notify students promptly thereafter.   Apply now!

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

IMPACT Fall Retreat Sept 22-24

Sept. 5, 2017

Please join the IMPACT Team for our Fall Retreat at Hidden Acres, Sept. 22-24. We will be leaving the campus at 4:30pm on Friday and will be returning by noon on Sunday. Russ Weller, 2011 BVU Alum, will be sharing messages on "Holy Spirit 101". There will be time for horse-trailing riding, swimming at their indoor pool, taking a risk on the large 3-person swing and the zipline and enjoying the outdoors. Always time for relaxation and building community. Sign up in the Student Affairs Annex or contact Ken Meissner. A FREE event. (A Medical Form is required). Thank you! 

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Weekly Chapel

Sept. 5, 2017

Please join the BVU Community for a time of Praise and Worship on Thursday mornings from 11am until 11:45 am in Schaller Memorial Chapel. Our time together is filled with music, prayer, Scripture and a message for the day. Hope to see you there and bring a friend along. Thank you!

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Urban Immersion to MInneapolis

Sept. 5, 2017

Seeking 22 BVU students to travel Oct 21-24 to Minneapolis for an experiential service opportuntiy dealing with the complex issues of poverty and justice issues. Housing, transportation and meals will be taken provided. Please contact Ken Meissner in Student Affairs ASAP. I am also in need of a BVU Staff volunteer to serve as van driver. Sign up sheets are in the Student Affairs Annex. You will need to fill out a Medical Form as well. Thank you!

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Adjunct Faculty Conference--Call to Sessions

Sept. 5, 2017

The annual Adjunct Faculty Conference-Pathways to Learning-sponsored by Online, Site, & Graduate Programs will be held on out Storm Lake campus October 27 and 28. We count on our Storm Lake faculty and staff to facilitate sessions for this conference. We would like sessions that provide rich opportunities for our adjunct faculty to learn more about specific strategies, techniques, and ideas they can use in their classrooms. 

The sessions will run on Friday from 4:00-5:00pm and Saturday beginning at 9:00am. Each session runs for one hour. If you can offer your expertise, please send a session title and brief description to Ashleigh Pipes by Monday, September 18. Presenters will be notified if their session is selected.

Ashleigh Pipes | PipesA@bvu.edu

CAREER CHALLENGE- Are you ready?

Sept. 2, 2017

Keep an eye out for the gem car Tuesday through Friday this next week in between classes. Career and Personal Development Staff will be offering students rides to their next class if they're willing to complete this week's Career Challenge! Participants will also have their names entered into a drawing for prizes. 

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

STEM & the Arts Festival

Sept. 1, 2017

STEM & the Arts Festival is a day-long immersion experience for students in 4th-8th grade. Participants will engage with faculty and community experts across all STEM fields, interactive English language arts activities and the integration of arts and science. We invite all 4th-8th graders from our surrounding communities to attend!

Registration will take place in Siebens Forum starting at 8:45 am. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. A public showcase of student work will begin at 3 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Governor's STEM Council.

Online registration begins Sept 1st at:

https://events.bvu.edu/event/stem-arts-festival-2017/

John Bedward | Bedward@bvu.edu | Link

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Sept. 1, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers. This paid position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Come to a short information meeting on Sept. 6 or Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you’re interested but can’t attend a meeting, email Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

We're Looking for Quiz Bowl Players!

Aug. 31, 2017

Dr. Bonagura, Director of the Honors program and “coach” of BVU's Quiz Bowl team, and Dean's Fellows Coordinator Dr. Bernhardt, who will be helping us this year, are looking for more students to join the team! We have a solid core of returning students, but more are always welcome and needed -- anyone can join! It is a small time commitment, and we hope to be attending one or two tournaments this fall. We hope to see many new faces. If you're interested, please email Dr. Bonagura (bonagura@bvu.edu) or Dr. Bernhardt (bernhardt@bvu.edu). We look forward to hearing from you!

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu

Need Musicians for the Rock Ensemble

Aug. 31, 2017

 

I am sure that there are some of you out there in BVU land that would love the opportunity to participate in our brand new rock ensemble. We perform many of the current and older music standards from pop to rock. We particularly need vocalists and guitarists. We give at least one concert on campus each semester and maybe more off campus including the possibly of touring. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Edson from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.  If you are interested you can contact one of the following folks for more information.

 

Dr. David Klee

Christian Hughes

Kimberly Diaz

 

Dr. David klee | klee@bvu.edu

January 2018 Supervised Participation Application Meeting

Aug. 31, 2017

An application and informational meeting for students planning to complete Supervised Participation (EDCO/SEDU 290, ESSI 291) in January 2018 will be held on September 12th at 11:00am in Smith 210 and September 14th at 3:00pm in Smith 210.  Please attend ONE.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Kara Neville.

Kara Neville | neville@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Student Teacher Application Meeting

Aug. 31, 2017

An application and informational meeting for prospective Spring 2018 student teachers will be held on September 5th at 11:00am in Smith 210 and September 7th at 3:00pm in Smith 210.  Please attend ONE.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Kara Neville.

Kara Neville | neville@bvu.edu

Work Study Jobs Available

Aug. 30, 2017

Still looking for a work study position?  There are opening left with the Athletics Department.  If interested, please contact santuccia@bvu.edu.

Amy Santucci | santuccia@bvu.edu

LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Aug. 30, 2017

FREE Movie Tickets—Stop in the GSLC on Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
SAB Bingo:  5:00 PM Dows Conference Center
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
BVU Men’s Soccer vs Iowa Wesleyan:  3:00 PM
FREE Admission to King’s Pointe Water Park with STUDENT ID
FREE Mini Golf at King’s Pointe with STUDENT ID
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake
Storm Lake Marina’s Annual Beach Party-MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND; $5 COVER CHARGE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Sand Volleyball:  11:00 AM-2:00 PM Court behind the Suites
Car Show, Carnival, Vendors, Inflatables, Food:11:00 AM-3:00 PM Chautauqua Park,
Storm Lake
FREE Admission to King’s Pointe Water Park with STUDENT ID
FREE Mini Golf at King’s Pointe with STUDENT ID
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
FREE
Admission to King’s Pointe Water Park with STUDENT ID
FREE Mini Golf at King’s Pointe with STUDENT ID
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake

Ask your RA about programming in your residence hall throughout the Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

 

 

Nancy Marshall | marshalln@bvu.edu

Vikings Select BVU Student Interns

Aug. 29, 2017

Congratulations to Aubrey Anderson (Communication Studies), Andrew Bandstra (Digital Media), and Clayton Christian (Business and Accounting) for being selected as the 2017 Game Day Interns for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings! Game Day interns assist with various activities during the fall season that include arranging press boxes, delivering game information to media, and recording player/coach interviews. This competitive opportunity is open to majors across campus each spring and internship credit is available for those who are selected.

BVU Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship Selection Committee

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

Rec House Closed Thursday

Aug. 29, 2017

The Rec House will be closed from 5-9 pm on Thursday evening in honor of the BVU football game. We will reopen the Rec House on Friday, September 1st at 1 pm. Go Beavers!

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

BVU's Phonathon is calling you

Aug. 29, 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 build their resumes, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available. To learn more, attend a short information meeting on Sept. 6 or 7 at 7:30 pm in the Phonathon Room (library third floor). Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application (aionab@bvu.edu).

Contact - Barbara Aiona

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

LIFEGUARDS WANTED!

Aug. 29, 2017

The BVU pool is looking for certified lifeguards for this school year.  If you are interested in lifeguarding please contact me at lehnerd@bvu.edu.  This is a workstudy and non workstudy position!

Dana Christen | lehnerd@bvu.edu

LIFEGUARDS!!

Aug. 29, 2017

Hello!  If you are interested in getting RED CROSS certified to be a lifeguard please contact me asap!  We are trying to hold a class soon.  I can also recertify you if needed!  Please let me know if you or you know anyone else that may be interested!  Thanks,

Janelle McArthur

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

2017 Athletics Hall of Fame

Aug. 29, 2017

On Saturday September 16th, the BVU Athletics Hall of Fame will induct the following new members to this prestigous group: Katie (Maguire) Campbell '06 - Basektball, Carlos Martinez '06 - Football, Jesse Schmidt '06 - Football, Basketball, Ryan Schweitzberger '98 - Wrestling, Rusty Mohler - Softball Coach, and the 1984 Softball Team.  These new members will be inducteed during the half time of the football game vs. Central at 1:00pm, fowllowed by a banquet at 5:30pm in the Forum-Dows/Ballroom.  If you wish to attend the banquet to support this years inductees, please register at the website below, tickets are $16 per guest.  

Amy Santucci | santuccia@bvu.edu | Link

Open Session Headshots

Aug. 28, 2017