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July 21, 2016

Residence Hall Early Check-Ins for Fall

Is your department planning on an early arrival for students? Do your students need to be here early for training, orientation, or work? Please contact Crystal Valencia by August 1st for available dates and times for early check-ins. Thank you! 

Contact - Crystal Valencia


July 21, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: 4-1-4

Most of us are used to the three semester system. We have Fall term, J-Term, and Spring term. Most of us spend fall wondering what we’ll do during J-Term. Should we travel, get an internship, or take that fun class that’s offered? However, this three-term system isn’t even 50 years old! On July 3, 1970, Buena Vista announced that it was a part of the “4-1-4 academic year plan,” and it was “one of the approximately 200 colleges” to do this.

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad BV has the 4-1-4 year plan. J-Term trips are always exciting!

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. 76, No. 27*, July 3, 1970, page 1)

*The volume and number are a misprint

Contact - Joan Curbow


July 21, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: 4-1-4

Most of us are used to the three semester system. We have Fall term, J-Term, and Spring term. Most of us spend fall wondering what we’ll do during J-Term. Should we travel, get an internship, or take that fun class that’s offered? However, this three-term system isn’t even 50 years old! On July 3, 1970, Buena Vista announced that it was a part of the “4-1-4 academic year plan,” and it was “one of the approximately 200 colleges” to do this.

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad BV has the 4-1-4 year plan. J-Term trips are always exciting!

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. 76, No. 27*, July 3, 1970, page 1)

*The volume and number are a misprint

Contact - Joan Curbow


July 20, 2016

FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION

Family Weekend will be held on September 23rd-25th, 2016. Parents can register by clicking on the below link:

https://www.bvu.edu/bv/family-weekend/family-weekend-registration.dot

Contact - Ebony King


July 20, 2016

PLUNGE REGISTRATION

Calling all student clubs/organizations and community groups, Registration for the annual PLUNGE is NOW OPEN!!! The Plunge will be held on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm in the Forum. Please register at the below link:

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

Contact - Ebony King


July 18, 2016

Server Maintenance on July 21st at 10 PM

On July 21st from 10 PM until 6 AM, Information Services will be performing maintenance that will affect most BVU services. There will be periods of time during this window that most services including BeaverNet, Kronos, and library resources could be unavailable. This outage will not affect BVU email, Office 365, or Canvas.

Contact - Scott Wunschel – Information Services


July 15, 2016

Residence Hall Early Check-Ins for Fall

Is your department planning on an early arrival for students? Do your students need to be here early for training, orientation, or work? Please contact Crystal Valencia by August 1st for available dates and times for early check-ins. Thank you! 

Contact - Crystal Valencia


July 8, 2016

Join BVU's Phonathon

Looking for a part-time job for fall semester? BVU’s Phonathon is looking for student callers to work part-time from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3. Callers gain practical experience, build their resumes, earn extra cash, and strengthen their communication skills. Phonathon is conveniently located in the Storm Lake campus library, accommodates students’ busy schedules, provides training, and offers a friendly atmosphere. Work study is not required. For an application and more information, contact Barbara Aiona in the Alumni & Development office at aionab@bvu.edu.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


July 7, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: Gopher's flag

On July 9, 1992, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives requested that a flag be flown over the U.S. Capitol, honoring the founding of Buena Vista College on July 9, 1891. BV was given the flag afterward. The member was Fred “Gopher” Grandy who represented the 6th District of Iowa. Grandy had appeared on the popular TV series, “The Love Boat.”

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club and Joan Curbow

(from a photo in the archives)

Contact - Joan Curbow


July 7, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: Gopher's flag

On July 9, 1992, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives requested that a flag be flown over the U.S. Capitol, honoring the founding of Buena Vista College on July 9, 1891. BV was given the flag afterward. The member was Fred “Gopher” Grandy who represented the 6th District of Iowa. Grandy had appeared on the popular TV series, “The Love Boat.”

-Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club and Joan Curbow

(from a photo in the archives)

Contact - Joan Curbow


July 7, 2016

Summer Bookstore Hours

The summer hours for the campus bookstore are 8:00 a.m through 4:00 p.m.

Contact - Suzette Radke


July 5, 2016

VOTE! BVU Wrestling Best Of Brand

Our Wrestling team has been nominated amd seeded #3 for the Best Of Brands Paramount Promotion from ELSM Marketing. We need your votes. Voting starts at 3pm  CST

Contact - Sean White | Link


June 30, 2016

Pick-Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday (June 23rd) at 5:30 p.m. in the Lamberti Rec Center. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

 

Contact - Josh Weitzel


June 30, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: student organizations

Organizations have been a huge part of BV. The senior gift of 2016 went to organizations. 1964 was packed full of groups that made BV special. Student Council, Student Senate, Swoop Hall Council, Men’s Dorm Council, Student Faculty Committees, MENC, Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Kappa Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Lambda Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Beta, Beta Shots, Phi Alpha Pi, Delta Phi Rho, Gamma Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Delta, Circle K, Celtic Cross, Student Christian Fellowship, Pemm Club, Lettermen’s Club, SISEA, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, The Tack, and The Log.

            We’ve added a lot of groups and lost others during our 125 years. Every club is important, whether it was in 1964 or 2016.

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

(Beaver Log 1964, page 58-93)

Contact - Joan Curbow


June 30, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: student organizations

Organizations have been a huge part of BV. The senior gift of 2016 went to organizations. 1964 was packed full of groups that made BV special. Student Council, Student Senate, Swoop Hall Council, Men’s Dorm Council, Student Faculty Committees, MENC, Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Kappa Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Lambda Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Beta, Beta Shots, Phi Alpha Pi, Delta Phi Rho, Gamma Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Delta, Circle K, Celtic Cross, Student Christian Fellowship, Pemm Club, Lettermen’s Club, SISEA, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, The Tack, and The Log.

            We’ve added a lot of groups and lost others during our 125 years. Every club is important, whether it was in 1964 or 2016.

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

(Beaver Log 1964, page 58-93)

Contact - Joan Curbow


June 21, 2016

TAKE THE PLUNGE

Take the PLUNGE and learn about the various campus student organizations and Storm Lake community groups. The PLUNGE will held in the Siebens Forum on Thursday, September 1st, 2016. For student organization/community group registration, please click on the below link.

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

Contact - Ebony King


June 21, 2016

Mailroom Closing Early

Mailroom will be closing early this Friday, June 24. It will close at 4:00PM and reopen at 8;00AM Monday, June 27. Please contact the mailroom with any questions at ext 2360 or mailroom@bvu.edu. Thank You.

Contact - Daniel Newcomb


June 16, 2016

BeaverNet and Jenzabar Maintenance

BeaverNet and all Jenzabar services will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 22 from 6pm-midnight and again on Saturday, June 25 from 9am-2pm for maintenance.

Contact - Stephanie Wilhelm


June 16, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: Dads in 1929

Father’s Day is June 19. Fathers (parents) are an important part in BV students’ lives. In 1929, BV had fathers come to campus to be a part of their child’s experience at college. 1929 was the fourth year of the “Dad’s Day” at BV.  They would meet the class their child was in, go to the chapel for a service, see a program, and eat at a banquet with their child.

            Though BV’s headline no longer says “To All Dads --- Buena Vista Welcomes You,” we wish you happy Father’s Day and hope to have you on campus during Family Weekend!

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club 

(The Tack, Vol. 41, No. 7, December 20, 1929, page 1)

Contact - Joan Curbow


June 16, 2016

Gnaw on some Beaver history: Dads in 1929

Father’s Day is June 19. Fathers (parents) are an important part in BV students’ lives. In 1929, BV had fathers come to campus to be a part of their child’s experience at college. 1929 was the fourth year of the “Dad’s Day” at BV.  They would meet the class their child was in, go to the chapel for a service, see a program, and eat at a banquet with their child.

            Though BV’s headline no longer says “To All Dads --- Buena Vista Welcomes You,” we wish you happy Father’s Day and hope to have you on campus during Family Weekend!

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club 

(The Tack, Vol. 41, No. 7, December 20, 1929, page 1)

Contact - Joan Curbow


June 16, 2016

Pick-Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact 

Contact - William


June 15, 2016

Farewell Receoption for Hannah Campbell

Please stop in University Marketing & Communications for a come-and-go farewell reception for Hannah Campbell, Senior Designer, on Friday, June 24 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.  After serving BVU for seven and a half years, Hannah has accepted a position with Higher Learning Technology in Coralville.  Hannah’s last day at BVU is Friday, June 24.

Contact - Jennifer Felton


June 9, 2016

OPEN SESSION FOR UNIVERSITY COUNSELOR CANDIDATE

There will be an open session for faculty and staff on Wednesday, June 15 in Hansen 8 at 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. for a candidate interviewing for the position of University Counselor.  The candidates resume is available on BeaverNet.

Contact - Nancy Marshall


June 9, 2016

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR MANDY BOOTHBY

Please stop in Student Affairs for a come-and-go farewell reception for Mandy Boothby, Director of Counseling Services, on Thursday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  After serving BVU for eight years, Mandy has accepted a private counseling position with Lutheran Family Services in Sioux City.  Mandy’s last day at BVU is Thursday, June 30

Contact - Nancy Marshall


June 8, 2016

Pick Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday (6/9) at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact - Lizz Reese


June 6, 2016

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR MANDY BOOTHBY

Please stop in Student Affairs for a come-and-go farewell reception for Mandy Boothby, Director of Counseling Services, on Thursday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  After serving BVU for eight years, Mandy has accepted a private counseling position with Lutheran Family Services in Sioux City.  Mandy’s last day at BVU is Thursday, June 30.

Contact - Nancy Marshall


June 6, 2016

Pick Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday (6/9) at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact - Lizz Reese


June 3, 2016

Pick Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday (6/9) at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact - Lizz Reese


June 2, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: Summer of '73

It’s summer time and entertainment is needed. 1973 was a year where entertainment and fine arts were important in the Beaver Log, BV’s yearbook. Vixen, Punch, and The Bean Davis Company visited campus to rock. The students could also see students perform shows such as “A Man for all Seasons,” “Fashion!,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Since there was so much entertainment, inspiration was not far from students. Some students participated in the Proses and Poetry Contest. Mark Johnson won with an untitled poem, Tim Anderson came in second, and Karen Mitchell in third with “A Wound so Deep that It Leaves the Heart Bloodless.”

            Hope your summer is just as entertaining and filled with inspiration like 1973 was!

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(Beaver Log 1973, page 14-15 and 70-77)

Contact - Joan Curbow


June 2, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: Summer of '73

It’s summer time and entertainment is needed. 1973 was a year where entertainment and fine arts were important in the Beaver Log, BV’s yearbook. Vixen, Punch, and The Bean Davis Company visited campus to rock. The students could also see students perform shows such as “A Man for all Seasons,” “Fashion!,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Since there was so much entertainment, inspiration was not far from students. Some students participated in the Proses and Poetry Contest. Mark Johnson won with an untitled poem, Tim Anderson came in second, and Karen Mitchell in third with “A Wound so Deep that It Leaves the Heart Bloodless.”

            Hope your summer is just as entertaining and filled with inspiration like 1973 was!

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(Beaver Log 1973, page 14-15 and 70-77)

Contact - Joan Curbow


June 1, 2016

Pick Up Soccer

All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer this Thursday (6/2) at 5:30 p.m. on the (top) Forum Lawn. All skill levels are welcome, our goal is to have fun and get some exercise.

Contact - Lizz Reese


June 1, 2016

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR MANDY BOOTHBY

Please stop in Student Affairs for a come-and-go farewell reception for Mandy Boothby, Director of Counseling Services, on Thursday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  After serving BVU for eight years, Mandy has accepted a private counseling position with Lutheran Family Services in Sioux City.  Mandy’s last day at BVU is Thursday, June 30.

Contact - Nancy Marshall


June 1, 2016

Opportunity to Give Input to Transgender Task Force Committee

BVU is committed to ensuring that all students are provided an inclusive, supportive, safe and nondiscriminatory campus environment. BVU has convened a task force committee to review BVU’s policies to verify that BVU is in full compliance with new federal guidance regarding the civil rights of transgender students.  The task force would like to invite the BVU Community to share input, concerns and perspectives regarding this important topic and how it impacts current and future policy. 

If you are interested in offering input, please email Emily Gallagher, Title IX Coordinator, within the next two weeks at gallaghere@bvu.edu.  Please indicate whether you would like to 1) speak directly to the task force or 2) speak privately with the Title IX Coordinator.

Please email any questions to gallaghere@bvu.edu

Contact - Emily Gallagher


June 1, 2016

Faculty & Staff Driver Documentation

Please remember to turn in your documentation to be added to BVU’s Approved Driver list as soon as possible.  The new driving regulations will be enforced beginning July 1, 2016.  The new documents are required to drive a BVU vehicle, a rental car on BVU business, or to be reimbursed mileage.  Contact the Business Office if you need a new copy of the forms.

Contact - Tanya Landgraf


June 1, 2016

Farewell from Yuriko Togashi

Dearest Beaver community members, 

I want to thank all of you for welcoming me into the BVU community. I have a lot of memories working with BVU faculty, staff, and students that make my life fulfilled. I hope everything will go well for everyone. Farewell and good bye. I’ll miss you all.  Japanese instructor Yuriko Togashi

Contact - Yuriko Togashi


May 31, 2016

Doc Whitlatch Farewell Tour!

The campus community is invited to a come-and-go reception to celebrate Doc Whitlatch’s award-winning 39-year run at BVU.  Refreshments will be served on stage at Schaller Chapel from 4:00 to 6:00 on Thursday, June 2.  Help us to send Doc off in style as he moves into his next role—that of devoted grandfather.  Doc loves reading to his grandkids, Mina (3 yrs) and Owen (6 mos). If you are inclined to bring a gift, please bring a favorite children's book to add to his collection.  And, if you wish, enclose a story about a memory you have of Doc.

Contact - Annamaria Formichella-Elsden


May 27, 2016

Summer Rec House Hours

The Rec House will be open during the following times this summer. First day the house will be open is Tuesday, May 31. 

Monday-Friday: 1-7 pm

Contact - Trevor Berneking


May 26, 2016

We need your vote by noon!

There is still time to vote for the AWOL program! We are winning by less than a percentage. You can vote in different browsers and with multiple devises. BVU's AWOL program is up for a Netword Choice award, but we need your vote! It takes two clicks to vote http://www.iacampuscompact.org/network-choice.html Help us beat ten other Iowa schools! Voting ends today at noon.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 26, 2016

Master of Organizational Leadership Update

We recently heard from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) regarding their review of the master of organizational leadership program. We are disappointed that it was not approved during their May meeting.

However, we had an encouraging conversation with our liaison with the HLC through which we learned that our revised application needs to address more specific details for courses (i.e. who will teach each course, what are the pedagogical plans for each course) and marketing strategies. The typical six month waiting period to reapply has been waived and we anticipate submitting the revision by the end of June.

Based on HLC guidelines, we are allowed to begin offering courses this fall but may not yet advertise externally for the program. We expect to offer the initial three courses in OSG terms 1-3 this fall.  This initial offering will position us well to offer the courses sequentially to a full cohort beginning in January of 2017.

We will continue to keep you updated. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Byrne, Mary Gill, or Jim Salvucci when he arrives. Thank you.

Contact - Dr. Barbara Byrne


May 26, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: World War II and deferred service

1942 was the first full year the U.S. had been a part of World War II. The May edition of The Tack carried an article on how the Air Force encouraged the men at BV to stay to finish their education based on the new deferred service plan. However, we had brave men sign up and join the fight. In 1943, The Tack checked in with BV alumni who were enlisted to see how they were and where they were. BV wanted to show its support. “Hobo Day” (now Buenafication Day) had a patriotic theme that year.

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

 

(The Tack, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 4, 1942, page 1-3)

(The Tack, Vol. 47, No. 9, May 17, 1943, page 1 and 4)

Contact - Joan Curbow


May 26, 2016

Gnaw on a bit of BV history: World War II and deferred service

1942 was the first full year the U.S. had been a part of World War II. The May edition of The Tack carried an article on how the Air Force encouraged the men at BV to stay to finish their education based on the new deferred service plan. However, we had brave men sign up and join the fight. In 1943, The Tack checked in with BV alumni who were enlisted to see how they were and where they were. BV wanted to show its support. “Hobo Day” (now Buenafication Day) had a patriotic theme that year.

            -Veronica King for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

 

 

(The Tack, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 4, 1942, page 1-3)

(The Tack, Vol. 47, No. 9, May 17, 1943, page 1 and 4)

Contact - Joan Curbow