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Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 5/12/15; 2:30-4pm; ICN-7B; Office 365 – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Faculty & Staff move to Office 365; Tools available in Office 365 http://tinyurl.com/May12Office365 5/13/15; 9-11am; ICN-7B; Cognos Crew – Jane Besaw ****Date & Time Change**** Please join us for coffee, juice, donuts, and discussion! This will be an open session. We want to answer your questions and address the needs of your department. Send us your questions/requests beforehand or bring them with you and share with other Cognos Crew members. http://tinyurl.com/May13Cognos 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Filters – Jane Besaw This session will include filtering in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/June10CognosCrew 6/24/15; 9-10:30am; ICN-7B; Security – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Laptop security, Bit Locker, password maintenance, file management http://tinyurl.com/June24Security Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Training Opportunities

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

BVU News Announcement The Information Technology department will begin to hold various trainings on a monthly basis covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to suggest topics that would help you in your day-to-day processes or you just need more information on specific areas please send them to me, Stephanie Wilhelm (steph@bvu.edu), and I will work on setting up a session. Below is a list of topics that are currently scheduled, you can click on the link behind the topic to add an appointment to your Outlook calendar. 5/12/15; 2:30-4pm; ICN-7B; Office 365 – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Faculty & Staff move to Office 365; Tools available in Office 365 http://tinyurl.com/May12Office365 5/13/15; 9-11am; ICN-7B; Cognos Crew – Jane Besaw ****Date & Time Change**** Please join us for coffee, juice, donuts, and discussion! This will be an open session. We want to answer your questions and address the needs of your department. Send us your questions/requests beforehand or bring them with you and share with other Cognos Crew members. http://tinyurl.com/May13Cognos 6/10/15; 2-4pm; ICN-7B; Cognos Reports: Filters – Jane Besaw This session will include filtering in report studio. http://tinyurl.com/June10CognosCrew 6/24/15; 9-10:30am; ICN-7B; Security – Scott Wunschel/Bob Kenny Laptop security, Bit Locker, password maintenance, file management http://tinyurl.com/June24Security Thank you! Stephanie Wilhelm
- Stephanie Wilhelm


Don't miss "Into the Woods"

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

There are two more performances of "Into the Woods" this week on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2. To order tickets, call 749-2211 or go online at www.bvu.edu/tickets. This past weekend nearly 500 people saw the play. Thank you to all of you!! Tell your friends and neighbors they still have a chance to see it! See you at the theatre!
- Bethany Larson


Spraying Campus

General Announcements

Posted April 27, 2015

Grounds will be spraying for weeds on campus Monday and Tuesday. Try to avoid contact with the grass until it is dry. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come in contact with the grass.
- Keith Schmidt


ALPS Horseback Riding Trip

General Announcements

Posted April 26, 2015

Want to spend an adventurous day with an awesome group of people? Join us May 9th as we travel to the Cedar Valley Stables in Tipton, IA for a day filled with horseback riding, hiking, great food, and great company! Trip cost is only $5.00 and will last much longer than a footlong! If interested, email alps@bvu.edu, and hurry because we only have 12 spots available!
- Brittany Hach


One Day Without Shoes Walk

General Announcements

Posted April 26, 2015

We will be joining TOMS and other participants around the world in a day without shoes! This is our annual event that is done to raise global awareness for children's health and education. We are asking students, faculty, and staff to go without shoes for a day to support the cause! Student M.O.V.E. will be hosting a march at 4 pm where we will walk around our beautiful campus to show our support and raise awareness for One Day Without Shoes. We will be meeting at the bell at 3:55 pm! *Shoes must be worn in the Servery, the coffee shop, and in any labs you are in that day.
- Taylor Daniel


Last Day to Register

General Announcements

Posted April 26, 2015

Today is the last day to register for Buenafication Day! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Registration will close at 5pm to prep non-profits with a number estimate!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Principal Financial Group Minority (Diversity) Scholarships

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Minority Scholarship Program and will award four $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our member institutions. These minority awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars. The four winners will be selected by ICF from the applicant pool. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Be Minority in descent
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Show leadership capabilities
The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences. The application needs to be signed by the nominee and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 15, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org.
- Financial Assistance Office


Principal Financial Group Technology Scholarships

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Technology Scholarship Program and will award six $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our selected member institutions. These technology awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so please select a student that might be interested. The six winners will be selected by ICF from the applicant pool. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Have declared a major in IT or a related field
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Have a demonstrated record of computer literacy
  • Have the ability to work in a group setting
The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences. The application needs to be signed by the nominee and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 20, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail: sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org.
- Financial Assistance Office


Principal Financial Group Business Scholarships

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Business Scholarship Program and will award six $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our selected member institutions. These business awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so please select a student that might be interested. The six winners will be selected by ICF from the applicant pool. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Have declared a major in Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Economics or Communications
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Show leadership capabilities
The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences. The application needs to be signed by the nominee and returned to the Financial Assistance Office by May 20, 2015. If there are questions, please call or e-mail: sandi@iowacollegefoundation.org.
- Financial Assistance Office


Informational meeting on Ireland study trip

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Ireland: the land of saints and scholars. It's a place where you really can see 40 shades of green. Those who discover its mysteries through story, song, dance, and incredible landscapes are forever changed by the experience. Join Dr. Andrea Frantz and Dr. Bethany Larson on the adventure of a lifetime in May 2016. Informational meetings will be held in Forum Room 3 on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Come and learn a little about plans for the 2016 trip. Want a taste of what you might experience? Check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEjJHrEfGVs&feature=youtu.be
- Dr. Andrea Frantz


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. Online Programs courses will be populated with students and course material, as they have been in the past. Online Programs Instructors will not be responsible for transferring course data from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation and training material in the very near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging in with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the Term 5 and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what Term 5 courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. The TLTC will create your spring courses and load them with the appropriate rosters. However, individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation material from your location in the near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All main campus courses will be offered in Canvas after July 2015, at which time ANGEL will no longer be available. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas during Term 5 of 2015 (May). As with any change in major software, there will be a transition period, however Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the spring semester and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what spring courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. Eventually all courses will be populated into Canvas automatically, but for Spring Semester, only requested courses will be created in Canvas. The TLTC will also load your courses with the appropriate rosters. However individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. If you have any questions or wish for any training, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 12 p.m. (Forum 4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Athletic Apparel Sale!

General Announcements

Posted April 24, 2015

Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 5, from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.! Stop by the Siebens Fieldhouse lobby to stock up on general BVU apparel and items from your favorite athletic teams at a great price!
- Amy Santucci


Summer Internship/Work Experience?

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT and be entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Form must be completed by midnight on Friday, May 15 to be eligible.
- Lori Berglund


Monday, May 4 Deadline

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Next Monday, May 4 is the deadline for students interested in applying for the Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship opportunity. Submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Additional information is available in the Career & Personal Development Office.
- Lori Berglund


ACES Scholarly Event: Students for Ab?d(R) Shelters

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Posted April 23, 2015

Michelle Rothfus, Project Coordinator, will be sharing the story of Abod Shelters, how they got started, the challenges along the way, what they've learned and how you can get involved.
- Michelle Kenkel


Tues Afternoon Europe Info meeting canceled

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

The Europe Info meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at 3:00 pm is canceled. However, there are still three other times when you can come to learn about the trip! Those sessions are: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Sunday 5/3 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4. Or, you can just email Dr. Wind Goodfriend for more information. See EIGHT countries for the price of one!
- Wind Goodfriend


Exit Counseling Session Winners

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Thank you to all who attended the Exit Counseling Session on April 21st! The following students were drawn for door prizes: Curtis Vanderheiden, Scott Locati, and Molly Hutchins. Please stop by the Business Office to pick up your prize!
- The Business Office


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 23, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 23, 2015

Monday, April 27th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061.
- Emily Sauter


Calling All Couples! - Comm Research Project

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2015

Are you in a dating relationship? If so, then you are just the person I am looking for. I am doing a research project on dating couples and the strategies they use to maintain their relationship and would love to survey you and your partner. The survey will take no longer than 15 minutes. The only catch is that both partners must agree to take the survey. If you think you and your significant other would be up for this quick survey, please send an email to willale@bvu.edu indicating that you are interested and I will send over more information and set up a time to survey you both.
- Alexis Williams


ACES Student Life Event: Walk in My Shoes: A Transgender Man's Story of Transitioning in Semi-Rural Iowa

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Posted April 22, 2015

Join Angus Pollock, a transgender man who lives right here in Storm Lake, for his talk on being a female to male transgender person in rural Iowa. This intimate conversation will offer you a glimpse into what it is to be a transman in a community such as ours, as well as a little Transgender 101. Walk in his shoes as he describes daily life, struggles, triumphs, family, and his own self-discovery. This will not be a stale power point lecture, but it will be an intimate conversation with an open question and answer session. Bring your eager minds and your open hearts and join Angus for Walk In My Shoes.
- Michelle Kenkel


Register your Student Organization for 2015-2016

General Announcements

Posted April 22, 2015

Student Organization Leaders! It is that time of year again when it is necessary to register your student organization for the upcoming academic year. Each year the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development requests student organizations to update their information and register for the upcoming year. This must be completed by May 1. Organizations who fail to have registered their organization for next year will not be able to access their student funds, have a table at the Plunge or be represented through marketing at summer orientation. To gain access to the steps necessary to complete this process please email Becka Neary- DeLaPorte
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Student Senate meeting tonight

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2015

Student Senate will be meeting in Forum Room 1 at 6:00 p.m. We would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to our open forum meetings each week. If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to receive updates, like us on Facebook 'BVU Student Senate' (www.facebook.com/BVUStudentSenate) or follow us on Twitter '@BVUSenate' (www.twitter.com/BVUSenate).
- Megan Long


Deans Open Forum--April 28

General Announcements

Posted April 21, 2015

DEANS OPEN FORUM—April 28 We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an open forum in the residence halls. Please join them Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00 PM in Briscoe 1. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Part-Time Head Women’s Golf Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Women’s Golf Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Women’s Golf program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Part-Time Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Women’s Tennis Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Women’s Tennis program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Part-Time Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Men’s Tennis Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Men’s Tennis program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Part-Time Head Men’s Golf Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of part-time Head Men’s Golf Coach. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, management of the budget and other duties pertaining to the Men’s Golf program as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Applicants should possess a strong coaching and teaching background and preferably have demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 21, 2015

Buena Vista University, a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. The Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach will assist the Head Coach with all duties of successfully operating our men’s soccer program, including but not limited to recruiting student-athletes, assisting with training sessions/game preparation/gameday coaching, monitoring the student-athletes academically and managing game day operations. Also, as a member of the athletics department there may be other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. A bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field is preferred. A background check will be completed on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


New Student Organization: MEDLIFE

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Interested in serving others within the community as well as in other countries? MEDLIFE does just that! MEDLIFE stands for Medicine, Education, and Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere. MEDLIFE's mission is to help less fortunate people escape poverty from empowering their lives. There are many great opportunities within the MEDLIFE family such as community service and travelling abroad to provide mobile clinics, educating them on how to live healthier lifestyles with the resources they have, and developing projects that address specific issues in communities. MEDLIFE is not specific to only pre-health professions, anyone and everyone is welcome including faculty and staff! If you're interested in learning more about the MEDLIFE mission or sounds like something you would like to be involved in, contact Halie Larsen at larshal@bvu.edu for more information!
- Halie Larsen


Summer Student Admissions Position

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Do you want the best summer job ever? The BVU Admissions Office is looking for an outgoing current student who would like to give tours and share their experiences with prospective students and family members. If interested, please contact Deb Willer or MaryJo Litwiller in the admissions office.
- MaryJo Litwiller


Share your Experience!

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Are you planning to complete an internship or work-related experience this summer? Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT. Students submitting a completed form by midnight on Friday, May 15 will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- Lori Berglund


Application Deadline - Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship Program

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

BVU’s continued partnership with the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department provides an opportunity for 1-2 BVU students to secure Game-Day Internship positions with the Vikings during the 2015 NFL season. Details about program requirements and intern responsibilities are available in the Office of Career & Personal Development. Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 4. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement.
- Lori Berglund


SAB Wins Regional Awards

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Congratulations to the student activities board on their program, Midterm Munchies and Pinterest. The program, Midterm Munchies was selected as the recipient for the Series Programming Award and Pinterest was the recipient for the Innovative Programming Award from the National Association of Campus Activities Northern Plains Conference. These awards are presented to an outstanding program from a member institution. These awards are based on student involvement, creativity, and the success of the program. Congratulations to the Student Activities Board.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Buenafication Day Registration

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Buenafication Day is 7 days away! Make sure to register by Monday, April 27. http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot With questions contact the office of Civic Engagement.
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Cupcake Bash 2K15!

General Announcements

Posted April 20, 2015

Come out and join Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) and Moving in Stereo (MIS) in this year's Cupcake Bash 2K15 on Saturday, April 25th. Decorate a cupcake for $1, listen to some great music, and unwind with your friends! The event will be held at the Underground from 9 PM to 2 AM. We can also deliver cupcakes to your dorm for free! Simply place your order on our Facebook event page (please specify delivery time, quantity, and location): https://www.facebook.com/events/841717039231677/ We hope to see you there!
- Mariana Ramirez


Tahiti January 2016

General Announcements

Posted April 19, 2015

For information regarding the travel course to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and a few other islands of French Polynesia, contact Bhattacharyya@bvu.edu or stop by Wood’s House (in SSA) between 12:00-1:00 pm on Mon. 20 April. We will spend over 2 weeks in these beautiful islands, swimming in the oceans, rivers and waterfalls, hiking in the mountains, and living with families as we explore environmental issues, culture, religion, and law enforcement.
- Bhattacharyya


2016 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

General Announcements

Posted April 19, 2015

2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING Tuesday, April 21 @ 4:00pm & 6pm in Lage Room 30 Spend your interim on a cruise: 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 with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations. Although not booked for January 2016 as of yet, past one-of-a-kind experiences have included backstage of the Magic Kingdom, meeting Disney artist, Alex Maher from the Disney Design Group, going on an excursion with Lou Mongello, entrepreneur, social media master and motivational speaker of WDW Radio and discovering behind-the-scene stories of Epcot. The information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00pm or 6:00pm in Lage Room 30. If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218.
- Jerry Johnson


EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR!

General Announcements

Posted April 18, 2015

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, contact Wind Goodfriend or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4.
- Wind Goodfriend


UCN Studio Manager Application

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2015

Are you interested in being studio manager of UCN, or University Cable Network? Now is the time to apply for the 2015-2016 school year UCN Studio Manager. The Studio Manager is in charge of all aspects of the UCN studio broadcasts and projects. Applications are due April 24, 2015, and interviews will be held on April 29, 2015. Sign up for an interview time outside of Lage 22. If you would like to apply or have any questions, contact Jerry Johnson at johnson@bvu.edu.
- Emily Johnson


Faculty & Staff Campaign

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2015

Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign. If you haven't made a pledge and would like to, there’s still time. If you need another form, you can download one from www.bvu.edu/fsc or contact Barbara Aiona.
- Barbara Aiona


Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship Program

General Announcements

Posted April 17, 2015

We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department. The Game Day Internship Program will allow 1-2 BVU students to secure game-day internship positions with the Vikings during the 2015 NFL season. Details about program requirements and intern responsibilities are available in the Office of Career & Personal Development. Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Buena Vista University Internship Coordinator. Deadline for submissions is May 4. Finalists will be selected early summer and interview with Vikings staff mid-summer for fall placement.
- Lori Berglund


Interim 2016 - Education in the Outdoors

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Experience the mountains in Montana in an outdoor recreation course located just outside of Bozeman, Montana at Lion’s Ridge camp. This course will have three major themes: outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, and spiritual and personal transformation. Students will learn a variety of outdoor skills including avalanche awareness, backcountry travel, winter camping and survival skills, skiing, ice climbing, orienteering, risk management, and planning and implementing events. This travel course will be co-led by Dr. Lisa Mellmann and Trevor Berneking. For more information, join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 11AM or Wednesday April 22nd at 4PM in the Estelle Siebens Science Center room 137.
- Dr. Lisa Mellmann/Trevor Berneking


EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR!

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, contact Wind Goodfriend or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 at 7:00 pm in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4.
- Wind Goodfriend


SOLE HOPE: Donations Needed!

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Did you know that those old jeans you have in your closet have the power to protect people halfway around the world? A parasite called “Jiggers” burrow into the bare feet of thousands of Ugandan children who often live their lives without adequate footwear. These small sand fleas can cause infection, gangrene and paralysis. Your old jeans can be made into closed toes shoes that children in Uganda can wear to protect their feet from jiggers. Please bring any unwanted old jeans or milk jugs to the GSLC before April 30th. During Buenafication day, we will be cutting up those donated jeans into patterns that will then be sent to Uganda where women and men, employed by Sole Hope, will craft them into shoes. Your JEANS CAN BECOME THEIR SHOES! For more information contact Nereyda Manriquez (manrner@bvu.edu) or Nichole Wiese (wiernic@bvu.edu)!
- Nereyda Manriquez


Deans Open Forum--April 28

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an open forum in the residence halls. Please join them Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00 PM in Briscoe 1. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Beaver of the Month

General Announcements

Posted April 16, 2015

Do you know someone who is selfless - someone who is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with their own? Submit their name here http://goo.gl/forms/gdPn5ZYyAu for Beaver of the Month! All staff, faculty, and students can submit any student's name for nomination of Beaver of the Month - selfless - by April 22, 2015.
- Meghan Harmening


Human Resources Public Calendar

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2015

A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Education for Service Award

Human Resources

Posted April 16, 2015

Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate.
- Human Resources


Student Senate General Elections

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Senate elections for at large members will be taking place April 20th-24th. If you would like to be a part of senate or are interested in learning more, email Caitlin Bach or Megan Long. To run in the at large election please submit a poster with a photo of yourself and your name/slogan before Monday.
- Caitlin Bach


The Teacher's Lounge: The Last Episode

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Many BVU faculty and staff have been guests on Dr. Bruce Ellingson's Teacher's Lounge radio show over the years and shared their memories and thoughts on a variety of issues. On Wednesday, April 22, tune into KBVU 97.5 FM at noon to listen to his last episode of The Teacher's Lounge when the host becomes the guest. This special show will turn the tables as Dr. Andrea Frantz interviews Bruce about his life and career.
- Dr. Andrea Frantz


Summer Internship/Work Experience

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Are you planning to complete an internship or work-related experience this summer? Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT. Students submitting a completed form by midnight on Friday, May 15 will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- Lori Berglund


Buenafication Day Schedule

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Buenafication Day is April 30! We have a jammed packed day of service. Check out the schedule http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot and register today!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Buenafication Day Registration

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Registration is still open for Buenafication Day! Register today! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Faculty and staff get a free lunch if they register. Follow Buenafication Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest news!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Dodgeball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted April 15, 2015

Don't forget to sign your team up for this Sunday's dodgeball tournament. The tournament will start at 7 pm in the fieldhouse and will be a double elimination tournament. Please sing your team up through IMLeagues.com by Saturday, April 18. You need at least six to play and can have a maximum of 10 players per team.
- Trevor Berneking


immersing magazine

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Calling all those who have an interest in writing and content creation! We have started an online magazine, immersing.org, where you can contribute your work. Some examples of our stories include travel, personal growth, and passions. We are welcoming all to participate in this wild endeavor that is immersing magazine, and we hope to see your name across our site.
- Stephanie Steiner | Kiley Wellendorf


Interim 2016--Romania

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Forum 10) or Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


EUROPE IN J-TERM NEXT YEAR!

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see EIGHT countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, contact Wind Goodfriend or Annamaria Elsden-Formichella. Or, attend any one of the Info Sessions: Tuesday 4/28 at 11:00 in Forum 4, Tuesday 4/28 at 3:00 in Forum 2, Sunday 5/3 in Forum 2, or Monday 5/4 at 3:00 in Forum 4.
- Wind Goodfriend


Seeking 2015 AWOL Advisors

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Any faculty or staff that are interested in learning more about the position of an advisor in the AWOL program for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please email Bonnie Keller - kellbon@bvu.edu. Thank You!
- Bonnie Keller


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Summer Housing applications are now available online. First priority for summer housing is given to students who work on campus. Summer housing will be held in Swope Hall again. In order to apply for summer housing complete an application here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Volunteer Recognition Nominations

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2015

Know a student, faculty, or staff member who deserves recognition for their volunteer efforts? Student MOVE will be hosting a volunteer recognition dinner to recognize individuals who have been committed to making a difference through service work. Let us know who you've seen working hard and helping others throughout the year! Nominations can be made using the link to the Google Form listed below and will be accepted through April 20th. If you have questions please contact Natalie Bellairs, Danielle Eden, or Dr. Ashley Farmer- Hanson. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BcFoww51oIV3HhYMFjC6qU5ZiX6GA WBwc5gM6rJjvj8/viewform
- Natalie Bellairs


Upcoming Intramural Opportunities!

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

Don't miss out on the upcoming intramural opportunities at BVU! Registration for Sand Volleyball ends Tuesday, April 14 at 11 pm with the league starting on Wednesday, April 15. Registration for the Dodgeball Tournament ends Saturday, April 18 at 11 pm with the tournament taking place on Sunday, April 18 from 7-10 pm in the fieldhouse. Go to IMLeagues.com to register your team. If you have questions please contact Luke Becker at beckerl@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Trevor Berneking


Summer Housing Policy

Human Resources

Posted April 13, 2015

The Summer Housing Policy for 2015 is available on the Employee Self Service page under Policies. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thanks.
- Human Resources


Buenafication Day Registration

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

Registration is still open for Buenafication Day! Register today! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Faculty and staff get a free lunch if they register. Follow Buenafication Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaficationDay and Twitter https://twitter.com/buenafication for the latest news!
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Education for Service Award

Human Resources

Posted April 13, 2015

Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 22nd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate.
- Human Resources


Human Resources Calendar

Human Resources

Posted April 13, 2015

A public Human Resources calendar is now available on Outlook for faculty and staff. The calendar will contain important dates and deadlines that pertain to faculty and staff. Some examples of items that will be on the calendar are payroll cutoffs for faculty/ staff, work study payroll cutoffs for supervisors, direct deposit payroll dates, and holidays. To gain access to the calendar complete the following steps for HP users: Open Outlook and click on the calendar view. Click on Open Calendar. Click on From Address Book. Search for Human Resources Public and double click on it. Click Ok. The calendar will appear. If you are a Mac user the directions are slightly different. HR can provide you with separate directions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Deans Open Forum

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Dean of Students, Mark Kirkholm, Assistant Dean of Students, and Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Life will be holding an Open Forum in the residence halls. Please join them Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 PM in the Pierce Hall Skybox. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Nancy Marshall


Humans vs. Zombies

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2015

HvZ is a continuous game of tag that lasts the entire weekend. All players start as human, trying to survive the weekend and complete missions. One player is the Original Zombie (OZ), who appears to be human for the first hours of the game, but can tag humans as a zombie. As the weekend progresses, it is the goal of the Zombies to turn all of the humans by game end. HvZ will be happening this weekend, April 17-19. If you haven't already please sign up at http://www.hvzsource.com/bvu.
- Myckeal Rake