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Jan. 11, 2017

OAC Winterfest 2017

Join OAC for their annual Winterfest on February 12th from 1-5pm at the Rec House. Various activities will be held along with food, drinks, and music. Get a group of friends together and enter our broomball and hockey tournaments using the link below. There will be prizes!

Note: Maximum of 10 team members and maximum of 5 on the ice.

Contact - Juanita Mondragon | Link


Jan. 11, 2017

Winterfest 2017

Join OAC for their annual Winterfest on February 12th from 1-5pm at the Rec House. Various activities will be held along with food, drinks, and music. Get a group of friends together and enter our broomball and hockey tournaments using the link below. There will be prizes!

Note: Maximum of 10 team members and maximum of 5 on the ice.

Contact - Juanita Mondragon | Link


Jan. 10, 2017

BVU's Phonathon is calling you

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. Callers work in the evenings and/or weekends on the Storm Lake campus with friendly co-workers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 16. Applications are being accepted. Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details or attend a brief information meeting on Jan. 19 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (library third floor).

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Jan. 8, 2017

MLK Day of Service

Make MLK Day Monday, January 16th a day on not a day off. Join us from 2-4pm in Forum 5 packaging 5,000 meals for a local non-profit. From 4-5pm in DCC we will be hosting a Hunger Banquet. Make your Monday matter!

Contact - Emmanuel Amon


Jan. 6, 2017

Volunteers Needed at the SLCSD Elementary School

The Storm Lake School District are in need of a few volunteers! On Jan 9-12th. the Area Education Agency will be holding screening hearings @ the Elementary school from 9am-3:00pm, and needs 2 people (per hour) to assist students to and from class before/after their screening.

Contact - Emmanuel Amon


Jan. 6, 2017

Join BVU's Spring Phonathon

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. Callers work in the evenings and/or weekends on the Storm Lake campus with friendly co-workers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 16. Applications are being accepted. Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details or attend a brief information meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 pm or Jan. 19 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (library third floor).

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Jan. 6, 2017

Volunteer Iincome Tax Assistance

BVU’s School of Business will again be hosting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  This service includes free preparation and e-filing of 2016 Federal and Iowa income tax returns for individuals with household income of $59,000 or less.  The clinic is open to qualifying faculty, staff and students as well as others in Storm Lake or neighboring communities.  Clinics will be held in the School of Business on Wednesdays from 2 – 6 p.m. from Feb. 1 through Mar. 29 (closed Mar. 22).  The site is a drop-off service so at your initial appointment, you will complete an intake form, drop off your tax documents and speak with a tax preparer. Then at an agreed upon later date, you may stop back to review and pick up your completed return. Appointments are required and fill quickly.  Please call Cindy in the School of Business at 749-2418 to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact - Beth Blankers


Jan. 5, 2017

BVU ALPS Skiing Trip

Are you interested in taking an overnight trip and CHEAP to the Afton Alps in Minnesota to ski and snowboard and even possible tube? Well, BVU ALPS is taking the FIRST 17 people to the Afton Alps. Please sign up for the trip by no later than Monday, January 16th, 2017!! If you have any questions, please email Autumn Boland (bolaaut@bvu.edu) or Kevin Blaha-Polson (blahkev@bvu.edu).

Contact - Autumn Boland


Jan. 5, 2017

New BVU website

Last night, UMC launched the first phase of the new BVU.edu website. You’ll notice a fresh and modern look on the BVU homepage as well as many Admissions and Academics pages.

Campus web resources are still available on the new site. Users can access resources for faculty/staff, students and families as well as the directory and A-Z Index by selecting “Information For” on the top right corner of all new web pages. Links in the site footer remain  unchanged.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the development process. If you have any questions or experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact myself, Josh Weitzel or another member of the UMC staff.

Contact - Ryan Harder


Jan. 4, 2017

Yoga

Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be here on Thursday, January 5th to teach a 30 minute yoga class from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Jan. 4, 2017

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

BVU’s School of Business will again be hosting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  This service includes free preparation and e-filing of 2016 Federal and Iowa income tax returns for individuals with household income of $59,000 or less.  The clinic is open to qualifying faculty, staff and students as well as others in Storm Lake or neighboring communities.  Clinics will be held in the School of Business on Wednesdays from 2 – 6 p.m. from Feb. 1 through Mar. 29 (closed Mar. 22).  The site is a drop-off service so at your initial appointment, you will complete an intake form, drop off your tax documents and speak with a tax preparer. Then at an agreed upon later date, you may stop back to review and pick up your completed return. Appointments are required and fill quickly.  Please call Cindy in the School of Business at 749-2418 to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact - Beth Blankers


Jan. 4, 2017

Join BVU's Spring Phonathon

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for reliable, detail-oriented students with good conversational skills to be callers. Work evenings or weekends in a convenient campus location with friendly co-workers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 16. Applications are being accepted. Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details or attend a brief information meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 pm in the Phonathon room (library third floor).

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Jan. 1, 2017

Yoga Class

Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be here on Thursday, January 5th to teach a 30 minute yoga class from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Dec. 22, 2016

Forum Planning Meetings

On January 4-5, BWBR and the Weitz Corporation will be on campus showing some preliminary design concepts for the possible forum renovation.  The group will explain their ideas to faculty, staff, and student leadership, and meeting attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments.  Please remember that these are only preliminary ideas that may be used if the project is approved of in the future. Following is the schedule of meetings, which were also sent by Outlook appointment. Please attend one of the sessions if your schedule allows.

 

Wednesday, January 4

1:00-2:00Student Affairs Staff- Hansen 8

2:00-3:00Staff Open Session- Hansen 8

3:00-4:00Faculty Open Session- Hansen 8

4:00-5:00Student Leadership- Hansen 8

 

Thursday, January 5

8:00-9:00Open Session for Forum Offices- Hansen 8

9:00-10:00 Staff Open Session- Hansen 8

10:00-11:00Faculty Open Session- Hansen 8

11:00-12:00President’s Council- Hansen 8

Contact - Emily Williams


Dec. 22, 2016

Network and Server Maintenance on December 23rd and 27th

On December 23rd from 9 AM until 11 PM, Information Technology Services will be performing updates on our servers and network equipment. During this time, campus resources may be unavailable for short periods of time. This maintenance will not affect BVU email, Office 365, or Canvas. VPN access, shared drives, HR systems, and Jenzabar systems may be affected.

On Tuesday, December 27th, the HR system will be unavailable while updates are being applied.

Please contact Scott Wunschel if you have any questions.

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services


Dec. 21, 2016

2FIX Holiday Hours

2Fix will be closed starting Thursday, December 22nd at 5PM and will re-open Tuesday, January 3rd at 7AM. We will be checking voicemails and emails during our closure.

Happy Holidays from everyone at 2fix!

Contact - Janet Cedar


Dec. 19, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·         Class Names and the Color Ceremony:

Today a student is categorized as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. From the 1900’s to the 1930s, in addition to class status, each class year received a unique name and class color. According to William Cumberland, in the History of Buena Vista University, the “Color Ceremony amounted to a ‘formal presentation of the freshmen colors by the seniors,’ followed by a banquet.”’ For example, in 1917, the freshman class accepted the colors of gold and white. Gold was a symbol “for power and the white for purity.” At the same time the 1917 freshman class also received their class name: Bubbles. The newly named Bubbles attended the banquet held in their honor. This tradition would last for another decade, but according to Cumberland, it “fell victim to the Depression years.”

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. XXVII, No. 7, December 21, 1917, page 1 and 8)

(3rd edition of History of Buena Vista University, page 192)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Dec. 19, 2016

Beaver history

We hope you've enjoyed gnawing on some Beaver history during BV's 125th anniversary year. The BVU Archives wishes to thank Veronica King ('16) and Ryan Moore for researching and writing these items of historical interest and importance.

Contact - Joan Curbow


Dec. 16, 2016

Coffee Shop Schedule

Christmas Schedule for Coffee Shop

Open December 15 - December 22  7:30AM-3:00PM

Will have soup and sandwiches available for noon meal.

Closed December 23-January 2  

Open January 3 Regular Hours

Contact - Lori Ohlson-Townsend


Dec. 15, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·        BV’s First Computer:

Did you know that BV was one of the first colleges to acquire a computer? And it happened much earlier than you would expect. Buena Vista College achieved this honor when it obtained “three new data-processing machines…” from IBM in 1959. The reasoning behind the acquisition of these computers was that BV wanted its students majoring in business and accounting to have some knowledge on how to use them. This was important because more financial businesses were adopting this new technology. By having knowledge on how to use those computers, BV students could then “begin work without the training program most employers use to acquaint new members with this type of machine.”

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. 67, No. 6, December 14, 1959, page 1)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Dec. 15, 2016

New BVU.EDU Website Early January

The week of January 2, UMC will be launching the first phase of the new BVU.EDU website! It is a fresh, modern look that showcases our vibrant campus community, quality academics, Storm Lake and Admissions.

This phase is in direct support of the large Storm Lake advertising campaign that President Moore has mentioned over the past year to impact enrollment. The full campaign officially launches on Jan. 5.

The homepage and academic program detail pages contain the most significant positive improvements. The homepage will continue to provide access to current student resources, faculty and staff resources, A-Z index, and site search tools. The remaining phases are planned to begin July 2017.

Thank you to all of the faculty members who particiapted in the program detail collection and to Admissions. Both have been great partners during this process!

Contact - Jennifer Felton


Dec. 14, 2016

Are you looking for some work-study hours?

Career & Personal Development has some work-study openings for spring semester and would love to talk to you!

 Please email gallaghere@bvu.edu if you are interested. 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


Dec. 12, 2016

Accounts Payable for End of Year

Due to the holiday break, Accounts Payable checks will be printed on Wednesday, December 21.  If you have any invoices that need to be paid before the end of the year please submit them to the Business Office as soon as possible.  

Contact - Tanya Landgraf, BVU Business Office


Dec. 12, 2016

International Host Familes Needed

Please let Mark Shea know if you are interested or able to host a couple of international students during Christmas break. The Residence Halls are closing December 23 through December 26 and we have a few students looking for a place to go for the holidays. Please email Mark at sheam@bvu.edu to let him know if you can host.

Contact - Mark Shea


Dec. 12, 2016

Are you looking for some work-study hours?

Career & Personal Development has some work-study openings for spring semester and would love to talk to you!

 Please email gallaghere@bvu.edu if you are interested. 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


Dec. 12, 2016

Graduating Seniors . . .

Order your Cap & Gown and Tickets for Commencement 2017 via the link below:

http://www.bvu.edu/commencement/

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg | Link


Dec. 9, 2016

Come and Go Farewell Reception for Stan Ullerich

 Please stop in the Siebens School of Business on Monday, December 12 between 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM to visit with Stan and enjoy some holiday refreshments.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Dec. 9, 2016

Open Session for Business/Economics Candidate

Attention Faculty/Staff:  Open Session for the Business/Economics candidate will be held in the School of Business Conference Room as follows:

Candidate #3 on Monday, December 12 from 1:00-1:30 PM

The candidate's resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Dec. 8, 2016

Head football candidates

Head football candidates will be taking part in open fourms on Monday (December 12th), Tueasday (December 13th) and Wednesday (December 14th). They will take place at 2:30, Hansen 8. Resumes can be found on Bever net. 

Contact - Jack Denholm


Dec. 8, 2016

CHECK YOUR RIDE Before Christmas Break

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Christmas. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, December 8 – Thursday, December 15 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards’ 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!

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Dec. 8, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·         The Founding of Student Government:

Prior to December 13, 1908, there was no student government at BV. This angered many students, who felt that their voices were not being heard. The faculty also did not like this arrangement, which was due to the fact that they were making unpopular decisions without first obtaining the opinion of the student body. Since both sides disliked their predicament, it was decided that a Student Council would be formed. According to Victor Hanson, “[t]the purpose of this council was to meet at stated times to discuss matters of mutual interest and establish a closer relation and more perfect harmony between the faculty and the student body….” BVU’s student government has changed throughout the years, but it continues to follow this purpose.

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. XVIII, No 8, May 15, 1909)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Dec. 8, 2016

Adopt a Family Program

Does your office, club or team want to spread a little Christmas cheer? If so, consider adopting a family! Families that meet income requirements are able to be adopted for Christmas. A lot of times their needs are very basic, such as a winter coat. You can pick out a family that meets your budget at Upper Des Moines Opportunity at 620 Michigan St. They are open M-F from 9 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Gifts must be brought back to Upper Des Moines by December 18.

Contact - Ambrea Mouw


Dec. 7, 2016

Words Hold Power

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents Words Hold Power. Learn about offensive language/terms, what the impact is, and what we can do to build community.

Disclaimer: There will be offensive language on display.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
Time: 11 a.m -1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m.
Place: Outside the Servery

Contact - Ebony King


Dec. 7, 2016

LOG THOSE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR A PRIZE

Already volunteering somewhere or planning on volunteering, well dont forget to LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS on Givepulse. Student MOVE will be having a giving away a variety of different prizes to the top 4 students who has the most logged volunteer hours this semester. The top two prizes with be a gift card to Wal-mart, so start logging your hours on Givepulse. If you need help setting up an account or have any questoins please contract Kristina Grossman (groskri2@bvu.edu) or look for the poster that are around campus. We will be picking the winners on December 9th, so get your hours logged NOW! You can access Givepulse with the following link: https://www.givepulse.com. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Dec. 7, 2016

Rec House Closed for Finals and Semester Break

The Rec House will be closed during the week of finals and semester break starting on December 12. We will re-open on January 4th at 1 pm. Good luck on finals and enjoy the break.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Dec. 7, 2016

J-Term Intramural Opportunities

Will you be around for J-Term? If so we have two Intramural Leagues to keep you active. We have a 3-on-3 basketball league that will be played on Wednesday evenings and a Mystery Games league that will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Both leagues will start at 7 pm in the Rec Center. For the basketball league you need 3-5 players and for the Mystery Games league you need 5-8 players. There will be coed, men's and women's leagues for basketball and for the Mystery Games league you need a team of any gender. For basketball coed you need at lease one of each gender on the floor at all times. Mystery Games starts on January 3 and basketball on January 4. Please go to IMLeagues to sign up. Please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking with questions.

 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Dec. 7, 2016

Don't Forget Your Flu Shot!

For those who haven’t already done so, now is a good time to receive your annual flu shot. Iowa’s influenza season typically starts in November and peaks in January or February. It takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop full protection against the flu virus, thus being vaccinated now means protection before the flu activity increases and throughout the rest of the flu season.

 

Iowans over the age of six months are encouraged to receive the flu vaccine. It’s especially important for those at higher risk of developing serious complications, such as pregnant women, children younger than two years old, older adults aged 65 years and older, and people with certain medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease. Early laboratory data shows this year’s vaccine is a good match for circulating strains of influenza.  For more information about Iowa influenza tracking and monitoring, visit idph.iowa.gov/influenza/reports

 

Contact - Health Services


Dec. 7, 2016

Open Session for Business/Economics Candidate

Attention Faculty/Staff:  Open Sessions for the Business/Economics candidates will be held in the School of Business Conference Room as follows:

Candidate #3 on Monday, December 12 from 1:00-1:30 PM

The candidates’ resumes are available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Dec. 7, 2016

Come and Go Farewell for Stan Ullerich

 Please stop in the Siebens School of Business on Monday, December 12th between 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM to visit with Stan and enjoy some holiday refreshments.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Dec. 6, 2016

BVU Library extends hours for finals

The BVU Library will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 for final exams.  We'll close at midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and then at 5:00 p.m on Thursday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 16.  Good luck on finals and congratulations to our graduating seniors!

Contact - Jodie Morin


Dec. 6, 2016

LOG THOSE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR A PRIZE

Already volunteering somewhere or planning on volunteering, well dont forget to LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS on Givepulse. Student MOVE will be having a giving away a variety of different prizes to the top 4 students who has the most logged volunteer hours this semester. The top two prizes with be a gift card to Wal-mart, so start logging your hours on Givepulse. If you need help setting up an account or have any questoins please contract Kristina Grossman (groskri2@bvu.edu) or look for the poster that are around campus. We will be picking the winners on December 9th, so get your hours logged NOW! You can access Givepulse with the following link: https://www.givepulse.com. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Dec. 6, 2016

Wythe Award Nominations

Dear Members of the Buena Vista University Community:

 

Do you know a faculty member who stands out as an excellent teacher?  Someone who inspires students to achieve great things?  Someone who encourages and supports student success inside and outside the classroom?  If so, then please consider nominating this faculty member for the George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching using the online nomination form:  https://www.bvu.edu/wythe-nominate/.  

 

The Wythe Award Committee is not seeking extensive supporting documentation during this initial nomination process.  Instead, we ask that you support your nomination with specific examples of teaching excellence. For example, what about this faculty member’s teaching inspired you to nominate her/him?  Provide sufficient evidence (within an approximately 200-250 word nomination essay) as to why the nominator believes the faculty member is worthy of consideration for this prestigious teaching award, which includes a sabbatical and a $30,000 stipend.  

 

All tenured and non-tenured full-time current Storm Lake faculty members, including previous winners, are eligible for consideration. Nominations may come from deans, administrators, faculty, current students, and former students.  Faculty may nominate themselves.  

 

You can learn more about the George Wythe Award and see a list of former recipients at the following link:  http://www.bvu.edu/academics/wythe.dot.  

 

The Wythe Committee will accept nominations via the online submission form found at  https://www.bvu.edu/wythe-nominate/ through Monday, February 6, 2017.  The committee anticipates publicly naming finalists for the award soon after this date, and the recipient will be announced at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner in May, 2017.

 

Thank you for your consideration.  Please direct any questions to a faculty member of the 2016-2017Wythe Award Selection Committee:  Beth Blankers, Wind Goodfriend, Jerry Johnson, David Klee, Robbie Ludy, Benjamin Maas, and Tim McDaniel (Chair).

 

Contact - Tim McDaniel


Dec. 6, 2016

Moonlight Breakfast Monday Dec. 12

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12th for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items; this year featuring pancakes and breakfast sandwiches prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some fun prizes! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Dec. 5, 2016

Check YOur Ride Before Christmas Break

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Christmas. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, December 8 – Thursday, December 15 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards’ 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!!!  

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Dec. 5, 2016

Are you looking for some work-study hours?

Career & Personal Development has some work-study openings for spring semester and would love to talk to you!

 Please email gallaghere@bvu.edu if you are interested. 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


Dec. 5, 2016

INTERIM OR SPRING INTERNSHIP?

Students - use the Career & Personal Development Office’s new online job and internship platform, Beaver Tracks (link below), to document your internship electronically. Faculty course instructors and internship site supervisors approve the internship information via a unique email link sent from the system. 

All currently enrolled students can access Beaver Tracks using their BeaverNet username, but must request a new password by selecting the Forgot Password option. 

Instructions for resetting the account password are included on a PDF with instructions for completing the Report an internship process. The PDF is in BEAVERNET under the Downloads section of the Helpful Links and Forms page and provides step-by-step instructions for students.  

Contact Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu) or stop by the Career & Personal Development Office with questions or to request assistance. 

Contact - Lori Berglund | Link


Dec. 5, 2016

Thank You!

Thank You! Thank You!Thank You for helping celebrate the 2016 All-Campus Christmas Dinner last Thursday evening. The success comes from your rich investment of time, along with your joy-filled spirit and commitment to serve. All the efforts and preparation behind the scenes are so appreciated and we pray that each of you know that you are valued and blessed as we build community with our students. As the semester comes to end please take time to pass the joy of the season on knowing your efforts count more than you may know. With Thanks...the All Campus Christmas Dinner Committee: Deb Willer, Emily Williams, Ken Allen, Nate Blum, Lori Ohlson-Townsend, Morgan Walker, Amy Jones, Angie DeMey, Merrin Guice, Mary Mello-Nee and Ken Meissner.

Contact - Ken Meissner


Dec. 2, 2016

LOG THOSE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR A PRIZE

Already volunteering somewhere or planning on volunteering, well dont forget to LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS on Givepulse. Student MOVE will be having a giving away a variety of different prizes to the top 4 students who has the most logged volunteer hours this semester. The top two prizes with be a gift card to Wal-mart, so start logging your hours on Givepulse. If you need help setting up an account or have any questoins please contract Kristina Grossman (groskri2@bvu.edu) or look for the poster that are around campus. We will be picking the winners on December 9th, so get your hours logged NOW! You can access Givepulse with the following link: https://www.givepulse.com. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Dec. 2, 2016

Come and Go Farewell for Stan Ullerich

 Please stop in the Siebens School of Business on Monday, December 12th between 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM to visit with Stan and enjoy some holiday refreshments.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Dec. 2, 2016

Adopt-A-Family

Adopt-A-Family is taking place at Upper Des Moines in Storm Lake. They have 23 families still in need of adoption. Call them at 712-732-1757 or visit them in their office to pick out a family. Families often request very basic necessities.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Dec. 2, 2016

Open Sessions for Business/Economics Candidates

Attention Faculty/Staff:  Open Sessions for the Business/Economics candidates will be held in the School of Business Conference Room as follows:

Candidate #2 on Monday, December 5 from 2:30-3:00 PM

Candidate #3 on Monday, December 12 from 1:00-1:30 PM

The candidates’ resumes are available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Dec. 2, 2016

Are you looking for some work-study hours?

Career & Personal Development has some work-study openings for spring semester and would love to talk to you!

 Please email gallaghere@bvu.edu if you are interested. 

Contact - Emily Gallagher


Dec. 1, 2016

Check Your Ride Before Christmas Break

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Christmas. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, December 8 – Thursday, December 15 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards’ 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!!!  

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Dec. 1, 2016

Christmas Break Housing Request

Christmas Break is considered a "closed break" and only those residents who are planning on staying on campus for the purposes of athletics, international, work, or out of state, are allowed to stay on campus. Please fill out the link request below to stay in the residence halls past Thursday, December 15th at 5pm. Dining Services will stop serving food on Thursday, December 15th at 1:30pm and will not reopen until 5pm on Tuesday, January 3rd for those who are scheduled to be on campus for Interim 2017.

Please keep in mind that the residence halls will be fully closed at 12noon on Friday, December 23rd until 5pm on Monday, December 26th. All residents must find alternative housing during that time-frame.

The deadline to fill out the Christmas Break link is Thursday, December 8th at 12noon.

Contact - Crystal Valencia | Link


Nov. 30, 2016

Protesting in America: Dakota Access Pipeline, Post 2016 Elections and other First Amendment Challenges

An ACES event will be held in Hanson 8 at 5pm on December 8.

Become more informed during First Amendment week and get ACES credit by coming to listen to guest speaker Ed Fallon, former Iowa legislator, radio talkshow host and dedicated activist for climate action, peace and justice. Discussion and topics covered will include the Dakota Access Pipeline, post 2016 elections and various other First Amendment issues that are challenging protestors in America today.

 

Contact - Mackenzie Rappe


Nov. 30, 2016

LOG THOSE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR A PRIZE!

Already volunteering somewhere or planning on volunteering, well dont forget to LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS on Givepulse. Student MOVE will be having a giving away a variety of different prizes to the top 4 students who has the most logged volunteer hours this semester. The top two prizes with be a gift card to Wal-mart, so start logging your hours on Givepulse. If you need help setting up an account or have any questoins please contract Kristina Grossman (groskri2@bvu.edu) or look for the poster that are around campus. We will be picking the winners on December 9th, so get your hours logged NOW! You can access Givepulse with the following link: https://www.givepulse.com. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Nov. 30, 2016

Crepes Fundraiser 2.0

Hey everyone, guess what? OASIS is having another Crepes Fundraiser this Saturday, December 3rd, 2016! Come on down to The Underground and enjoy some delicious crepes for a midnight snack! Hope to all see you there! 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Nov. 30, 2016

FINE ARTS General Education course this SPRING.

Are you looking for that HANDS ON studio ART course that fills the General Education Fine Arts requirement?   YES, it is offered this Spring Semester.   Sign up for ARTD 185 Intro to Dimensional Design.   It is a STUDIO course. You will make things.  You will use art tools.   You will work with a variety of materials such as paper, pencil, paint, clay, wood, software and whatever else you/we find inspirational.  The course is 3 credits and meets MWF between 1 and 2:50 p.m.   Questions?  Email one or all of the arts faculty: David Boelter, Miranda Pollock or Mary Mello-Nee. 

Contact - Mary Mello-Nee


Nov. 30, 2016

Open Sessions for Business/Economics Candidates

Attention Faculty/Staff:  Open Sessions for the Business/Economics candidates will be held in the School of Business Conference Room as follows:

Candidate #1 on Thursday, December 1 from 2:30-3:00 PM

Candidate #2 on Monday, December 5 from 2:30-3:00 PM

Candidate #3 on Monday, December 12 from 1:00-1:30 PM

The candidates’ resumes are available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Nov. 29, 2016

Yoga

TONIGHT, Thursday Dec. 1st, Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be teaching yoga in the Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise there will be yoga mats provided. Come enjoy BEGINNER yoga and end the session with guided relaxation.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Nov. 29, 2016

JTerm Intramural Opportunities

Will you be around for J-Term? If so we have two Intramural Leagues to keep you active. We have a 3-on-3 basketball league that will be played on Wednesday evenings and a Mystery Games league that will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Both leagues will start at 7 pm in the Rec Center. For the basketball league you need 3-5 players and for the Mystery Games league you need 5-8 players. There will be coed, men's and women's leagues for basketball and for the Mystery Games league you need a team of any gender. For basketball coed you need at lease one of each gender on the floor at all times. Mystery Games starts on January 3 and basketball on January 4. Please go to IMLeagues to sign up. Please contact Mike Jamieson or Trevor Berneking with questions.

 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Nov. 29, 2016

Security Lost and Found Table

On December 9th, Security will have a table by the Info Desk in the Forum, for end of semester lost and found items. Please stop by 8am-4pm to claim belongings.

Contact - Jessica Garling


Nov. 29, 2016

Interim or Spring Internship?

Students - use the Career & Personal Development Office’s new online job and internship platform, Beaver Tracks, to document your internship electronically. Faculty course instructors and internship site supervisors approve the internship information via a unique email link sent from the system. 

All currently enrolled students can access Beaver Tracks using their BeaverNet username, but must request a new password by selecting the Forgot Password option.  

Instructions for resetting the account password are included on a PDF with instructions for completing the Report an internship process. The PDF is in BEAVERNET under the Downloads section of the Helpful Links and Forms page and provides step-by-step instructions for students.  

Contact Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu) or stop by the Career & Personal Development Office with questions or to request assistance. 

Contact - Lori Berglund | Link


Nov. 29, 2016

Join BVU's Spring Phonathon

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for friendly, reliable, detail-oriented students to be callers. Work evenings and/or weekends in a convenient campus location with good co-workers. This is a paid position from Feb. 12 to Mar. 16. Applications are being accepted. Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Nov. 29, 2016

Rec House Closed for Christmas Dinner

The Rec House will be closed on Thursday, December 1 starting at 4 pm allowing students to attened Christmas Dinner. We will re-open on Friday, December 2 at 1 pm. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Nov. 29, 2016

BVU E-mail Signatures

Faculty and staff: Do you use the 2016 US News & World Report badge or the 125th Anniversary badge as part of your e-mail signature? If so, please update your e-mail signature to either the BVU official logo or True Promise - both can be found on the UMC Site on Office 365 along with instructions. The 2016 US News Badge licensing ceased in October and the 125th anniversary celebration will conclude in December. Thank you!

Contact - Jennifer Felton | Link


Nov. 28, 2016

Freshman Information: Upcoming Global Fellows Application

If you are a BVU freshman interested in taking an active role on campus in supporting biological and cultural sustainability, then you should apply to become one of the 2017 Global Fellows.  This opportunity includes a travel experience to the Southern tip of Chile where you will be immersed in nature, art, literature, music, etc.  The trip transcends all disciplines and encourages expression of this particular global experience in multiple and unique ways.  If you would like to receive more information regarding the Global Fellows opportunity, please talk with your University Seminar instructor or contact Dr. Melinda Coogan (coogan@bvu.edu).  The application and letters of recommendation will be due Friday, February 17, 2017.  

Contact - Dr. Melinda Coogan


Nov. 28, 2016

Emergency Communication Test

We will be testing our Emergency Communication system at 3:00 p.m. today. Student's cell phone numbers that have been captured in the university data base are opted into the system. Staff and Faculty who are not in the system, need to complete that information in the following link.  If you do not get a text message, please contact Mark Kirkholm for assistance.

Contact - Mark Kirkholm | Link


Nov. 28, 2016

Open Sessions for School of Education Literacy Faculty Candidates

Attention Faculty/Staff: Open sessions for the School of Education Literacy Faculty candidates are as follows:

Candidate #1- Friday, December 2nd at 11AM in Forum 7A

Candidate #2- Monday, December 5th at 9AM in Forum 7A

Candidate #3- Tuesday, December 6th at 2PM in Forum 7A.

The candidates' resumes are available on BeaverNET (Employees Services/Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Angela Hunter


Nov. 28, 2016

CAE Closing for Finals

You still have time to work with the CAE tutors before the end of the semester.  However, we will be closing for tutoring on Friday, December 9th at 3:00.  We will have open studying in the CAE during finals week, but the tutors will not be available, as they have their own final exams, papers, and projects..  We have enjoyed serving you this semester. 

Contact - Donna Musel | Link


Nov. 28, 2016

LAST CALL FOR PAINTBALLING

This is the last call for anyone who wants to go paintballing sunday with ALPS. We will be leaving between 10-10:30 Sunday December 4th to go to Ankeny Iowa for some fun indoor paintballing action!! The cost is $15 which inlcudes paintballs, equipment, and lunch! Just sign up at the business office!!!

Contact - Autumn Boland


Nov. 28, 2016

Check Your Ride Before Christmas Break

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Christmas. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, December 8 – Thursday, December 15 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards’ 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!!!  

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Nov. 28, 2016

Farewell for Meghann Henrich

Please stop in to HR on Friday, December 2nd from 9-11:30 and 1:30-4 to say goodbye to Meghann and thank her for her years of service and all she has done for the employees at BVU. Refreshments will be served.

Contact - Courtney Berg


Nov. 27, 2016

Yoga

THIS Thursday, December 1st, Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be teaching yoga in the Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise there will be yoga mats provided. Come enjoy BEGINNER yoga and end the session with guided relaxation.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Nov. 27, 2016

Fitness Classes

Starting Thursday, December 1st, Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be offering a fitness class on the first Thursday of every month through May! All classes will be held from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse unless noted otherwise. A variety of classes will be offered from session to session including yoga, bootcamp, Zumba...

Contact - Tami Laursen


Nov. 24, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·         Parade Held to Celebrate WWI Cease Fire:

In the early hours of November 11, 1918, Storm Lakers awoke to the sound of the “fire whistle.” Fortunately there was no fire. Instead news had reached Storm Lake that an armistice had been agreed to between the Allied and Central powers. After hearing this exciting news, parents, siblings, and spouses rejoiced. They knew that in a short amount of time the brave men and women who had gone off to war would return. To show their happiness members of the community held an impromptu parade that afternoon. “At the head of the parade were the drum and fife corps, and then the band. Following were the Student Training corps,… next the Red Cross workers….” The highlight of the parade, however, concerned the “funeral procession” of Germany’s leader. The effigy of the “Kaiser [was] placed on some boards and carried by ridiculously dressed beings.” This effigy would eventually be cremated. Once the parade was over, members of the public would listen to several community speakers, and would participate in “a large pavement dance….”

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, November 26, 1918, page 7)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Nov. 23, 2016

UCN Staff Spring 2017 Opportunities

Interested in being a part of the TV Studio here on campus? You’re invited to apply to be a part of the UCN Studios Team for the Spring 2017 Semester. If you are interested in applying please contact Chris Habermann or Jerry Johnson and we will send you an application. The application needs to be filled out and returned to professor Jerry Johnson before December 2nd. The positions available are Special Events Producer, Sports Producer, News Producer. We will conduct interviews during the week of Dec 5th. UCN is a ton of fun and allows for you to have great hands on experience in an HD Television Studio. Please contact Chris Habermann or Jerry Johnson know if you have any questions.  Remember, the deadline to submit your application is December 2nd.

 

Contact - Chris Habermann


Nov. 23, 2016

Winner of Winter Safety Travel Kit

The winner of the Winter Safety Travel Kit is Jodi Tish!  Thank you to all that attended and participated in the Winiter Safety educational booth sponsored by BVU Campus Security and Health Services & Wellness held Tuesday November 22, 2016.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Nov. 23, 2016

CHECK YOUR RIDE Before Christmas Break

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Christmas. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, December 8 – Thursday, December 15 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards’ 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!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Nov. 23, 2016

All-Campus Christmas Dinner

Volunteers are still needed from the Faculty and Staff for Thursday Evening's All-Campus Christmas Dinner. Please sign-up with Deb Willer in Admissions ext. 2235. The Volunteer Team will gather in the Centennial Room at 4:30 pm for instructions. Your assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Contact - Ken Meissner


Nov. 22, 2016

Annual Christmas Dinner

If you would like to volunteer to help with BVU's Annual Christmas Dinner, Thursday, Dec. 1st, there is still time to sign up!  Please contact Deb Willer at 749-2235 or email willerd@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Deb Willer


Nov. 22, 2016

Blood Battle Blood Drive

The Battle is on! The blood drive battle that is!  BVU is battling for blood against Wartburg on Tuesday, November 29 from 10 a.m.-2:30 a.m.  A traveling trophy will be given to the school who donates the most blood! Let’s beat our competition!  It’s fast, it’s easy and you are helping to save a life! Join us in this fight for blood!  Go to the link today to or stop by Forum Room 5 on Tuesday, November 29  between 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and walk in to donate!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aada922a2f85-blood

Contact - Lorie Stanton


Nov. 21, 2016

ROTC Student Group Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Come support the campus ROTC student group at the Storm Lake Pizza Ranch on November 21 between 5 and 8pm and eat your heart out! All donations go to the ROTC student group for professional development.

Contact - Abby Daly


Nov. 21, 2016

HiPSO Ultimate Frisbee Tournament!

Get your week off to a good start by participating in an Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Monday, November 28 starting at 8:00 p.m. in the Lamberti Rec Center. Sign up a team by emailing Tyler Larson at larstyl@bvu.edu. Include the names of team members and a team name in the email. Teams should consist of 5 members with 1 sub. If you want to participate but do not have a full team, email Tyler and he will put you on a team. The members of the winning team of the tournament will receive a prize.

Contact - Tyler Larson


Nov. 18, 2016

Open Session-Business/Economics Candidate

Attention Faculty/Staff:  Open Sessions for the Business/Economics candidates will be held in the School of Business Conference Room as follows:

Candidate #1 on Thursday, December 1 from 2:30-3:00 PM

Candidate #2 on Monday, December 5 from 2:30-3:00 PM

Candidate #3 on Monday, December 12 from 1:00-1:30 PM

The candidates’ resumes are available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Nov. 18, 2016

Open Session-Business Administration/Management Candidate

Attention Faculty/ Staff: Open Sessions for the Business Administration/Management candidates will be held in the School of Business Conference Room as follows:

Candidate #1 on Monday, November 28 from 2:30-3:00 PM

Candidate #2 on Thursday, December 6 from 2:00-2:30 PM

The candidates’ resumes are available on BeaverNET (Employee Services- Open Session Candidates).

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Nov. 18, 2016

CAE and Thanksgiving hours

The CAE will be closing for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 23rd at 5:00 PM.  We will reopen on Sunday, November 27th at 6:00 PM.    On November 24-25, the program used to make appointments in the CAE will be unavailable for routine maintenance.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please be sure to make your appointments ahead of time.  Have a great Thanksgiving break.

Contact - Donna Musel | Link


Nov. 18, 2016

Rec House Hours for This Week

The Rec House will be open Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22 from 1-9 pm. 

We will be closed starting Wednesday, November 23-Sunday, November 27. 

Have a great Thanksgiving Break!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Nov. 18, 2016

Winter Safety Travel Booth

The weather is changing and the Holidays are just about here… Are you ready to travel safely?  Campus Security and Health Services & Wellness are collaborating and having a Winter Safety Travel booth on Tuesday, Nov 22 from 11 a.m-1 p.m.  A winter safety checklist will be available as well as information on how you can travel safely this winter.  A “Travel Safety Kit” with all of the travel essentials you need will be given away!  Stop by and learn how you can be safe this winter!

 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


Nov. 18, 2016

Blood Battle Against Wartbur