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Feb. 17, 2017

Congratulations Senior of the Year Finalists

Congratulations 2017 Senior of the Year Finalists - Elizabeth Kim, Tarynne Kinghorn, Tyler Larson, Sarah Schlichte, Matthew Tennyson and Katie Turnquist.  Finalists will be interviewing with members of the National Alumni Association Board of Directors on Monday, March 6.  Good luck to all finalists as you prepare for your interviews!

Contact - Office of Alumni Engagement


Feb. 17, 2017

STUDENT & PARENT(S) OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Online Nomination Forms for BVU Student and Parent(s) of the Year are now available!!! Each year BVU recognizes one female and one male leader who has significantly contributed to the quality of life on campus. Nominations can be from students, faculty, or staff. BVU also recognizes an outstanding parent(s). Nominations can only be from students. Winners will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

The DEADLINE for all nominations is TODAY Monday, February 20th, 2017 by NOON. The online nomination link is below:

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

Contact - Ebony King


Feb. 17, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 15, 2017

STUDENT & PARENT(S) OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Online Nomination Forms for BVU Student and Parent(s) of the Year are now available!!! Each year BVU recognizes one female and one male leader who has significantly contributed to the quality of life on campus. Nominations can be from students, faculty, or staff. BVU also recognizes an outstanding parent(s). Nominations can only be from students. Winners will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

The DEADLINE for all nominations is Monday, February 20th, 2017 by NOON. The online nomination link is below:

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

Contact - Ebony King


Feb. 15, 2017

ALPS Ski Trip

Are you interested in taking an overnight trip to the Afton Alps in Minnesota to ski and snowboard and even possible tube? Well, BVU ALPS is has nine spots available. Cost of the trip is $30. Please sign up for the trip by no later than Tuesday, February 21th, 2017 at the business office. If you have any questions, please email Autumn Boland (bolaaut@bvu.edu) or Kevin Blaha-Polson (blahkev@bvu.edu). This trip is Co-Sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Feb. 15, 2017

Apply Now! Wendy C. Waugaman Women and Leadership Development Award

The Wendy C. Waugaman Women and Leadership Development Award provides financial support to female students seeking to increase their leadership aptitude. This is your chance to pursue your dream about what will best enhance your professional and academic development. Creative thinking is encouraged, and possible experiences might include internships, job shadows, special conferences, and unique service opportunities. If you are interested in applying please go to the following link for more information: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


Feb. 15, 2017

Search Team for Chief Information Officer

I am pleased to announce the Chief Information Officer Search Team, which I have been asked to chair.  The members are:

Patti Demers – Assistant Director of Financial Assistance

Ryan Harder – Web Manager

Crystal Jones – Director of Residence Life & Housing

Miranda Pollock – Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Bob Walker - Current Chief Information Officer (outsourced through Campus Works)

I am grateful to all of these individuals for their willingness to serve.  We will keep you advised on the progress of the search.

Contact - Suzette Radke


Feb. 14, 2017

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to network with area business people and undergraduate students in an informal lakeside setting in Okoboji this August?  You will have the chance to be a part of an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan which will then be presented to area venture capitalists; you’ll also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area has to offer.  This is an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.  Many BVU students have attended OEI in the past; all agree it was a terrific experience and they highly recommend that you seriously consider applying for this program.  Applications are due by March 17, 2017. Applications are now being accepted.  For more information on the application process, please contact Dr. Joni Anderson, andersonjo@bvu.edu 712-749-2417 OR Dr. James Falter, falterj@bvu.edu 712-749-2415.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Feb. 14, 2017

Resume & Cover Letter Assistance

The Career and Personal Development office has a student intern available for resume and cover letter assistance. The student intern will be available daily from 10:00-10:45am or 12:30-1pm. Feel free to stop in or make an appointment. Email careerservices@bvu.edu for more information! 

Contact - Whitney Dickinson


Feb. 14, 2017

Sex in the Dark Questionaire

Health Services, with the help of Team Wellness and one of our local Storm Lake doctors are hosting Sex in the Dark, an ACES event where BVU students can ask any questions they have about sex anonymously. While the audience sits in the dark, Tami, Lorie, and our local doctor will be answering your questions that you have submitted. The purpose of this survey is to anonymously gather the questions that you have . Please fill out the survey! 

Contact - Sarah Schlichte


Feb. 14, 2017

Be a Senator!

Were you in your high school student council? Do you want to represent BV? Apply to be in BV's Student Senate!

Please email the address below for an application! The Student Senate will review your application and get back to you with an interview time as soon as possible.

Contact - Samantha Hirschman


Feb. 14, 2017

Do you want to write for the Tack?

The award-winning, student-newspaper, The Tack, is looking for writers! As a writer, you will be able to cover almost anything you’d like. Our sections are News, Opinion, Arts & Life, Sports, and Multimedia. Each section is just a little bit different. Our newspaper and writers have won a variety of awards over the past several years. Do you want to be an award-winning writer? If you’re interested, send an email to the address below or stop in to The Tack room in Lage on the first floor and chat with some of our editors!

Contact - Samantha Hirschman | Link


Feb. 14, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 13, 2017

BVDT @ IOWA ENERGY GAME

The Buena Vista University Dance Team will be performing at the Iowa Energy game on February 23rd at 7:00pm. Be sure to order your tickets in advance to receive a group rate! See you there!

Tickets at $10!

Reserve seats within our group block by calling Madeline at (515) 564-8559 or by following this link: http://Groupmatics.Events/BVDT

Contact - Jana Timmerman


Feb. 13, 2017

Open Session for Students; Candidate for Director of Career & Personal Development

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Forum Room 4
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 13, 2017

Open Session for Students-Director of Career & Personal Development

Monday, February 20, 2017
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Forum Room 3
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. in Forum Room 3.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 13, 2017

Open Session for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 13, 2017

Open Session for Faculty and Staff

Monday, February 20, 2017
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Forum Room 4
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 13, 2017

Spring Etiquette Dinner

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. You will enjoy a delicious four-course meal while learning the art of fine dining.

To RSVP to this event, please follow these steps:

  • Login to Beaver Tracks
  • Click on "Career Events"
  • Search for the Etiquette Dinner by name or date
  • RSVP to the event

RSVP's are due by 4pm on Wednesday, March 1st! 

Please reach out to Career & Personal Development with any questions! 

Contact - Whitney Dickinson


Feb. 13, 2017

THANK YOU!!

Thank you so much to all who helped with and suppored our Pink Out event on Saturday!  It was a huge success raising $1000 to donate to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to help research a cure for breast cancer.  Women's Basketball thanks you all again for your awesome support!

Contact - Dana Christen


Feb. 13, 2017

Student Orientation Director Applications Due Today

Applications are due today by 5 PM for the two Student Orientation Director positions. These individuals work to plan and implement the Orientation and Welcome Week events for new students, as well as select and train the rest of the Orientation Team. These are paid positions that work a few hours in the spring and 32-hours per week during the summer. Pick up and return applications in the GSLC by 5 PM today. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you have questions or need an electronic application or job description.

Contact - Mark Shea


Feb. 13, 2017

Vagina Monologues performance

Please join us Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 PM in the Underground for a performance of Eve Ensler's 'Vagina Monologues.' The performers this year are BVU faculty and staff women and include: Wind Goodfriend, Pamela Asmussen, Jessica Trager-Guice Mendel, Karen Halder, Calle Friesen, Francesca Gentile, Heather Holmquest, and Bethany Larson. The performance is directed by Andrea Frantz and Bethany Larson.  

The performance is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, etc.) that we will donate to Storm Lake's CAASA (Center Against Abuse and Sexual Assualt).

Contact - Dr. Andrea Frantz


Feb. 10, 2017

Give your crush a hug and kiss!

For Valentine's Day, OASIS is selling heart grams starts Thursday, February 9th until Feb. 13 to the BVU campus. We will be outside the servery during lunch and dinner, so come on over and buy your crush a treat for Valentine's Day! We are selling them for $2 per gram and will personally deliver them on Valentine's Day. With that, give your crush a hug and kiss! 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 10, 2017

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to network with area business people and undergraduate students in an informal lakeside setting in Okoboji this August?  You will have the chance to be a part of an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan which will then be presented to area venture capitalists; you’ll also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area offers.  This is an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.  Many BVU students have attended OEI in the past; all agree it was a terrific experience and they highly recommend that you seriously consider applying for this program.  Applications are due by March 17, 2017.

Applications are now being accepted.  For more information on the application process, please contact Dr. Joni Anderson, andersonjo@bvu.edu 712-749-2417 OR Dr. James Falter, falterj@bvu.edu 712-749-2415.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Feb. 10, 2017

Log Rolling Opportunity

Are you up for trying something new! If so we have the thing for you. Starting Monday, February 13 we will have open log rolling sessions from 8-9 pm in the pool. You will get basic instructions on how to roll and then you will have the opportunity to give it a roll. If interested just show up with a swimming suit. Open roll sessions will be on the 13th, 20th, 27th of February and the 6th and 13th of March. Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Feb. 10, 2017

Wii Sports and 8-Ball Pool League

Our Wii Sports Gaming league and 8-ball pool league still have openings. Come join us on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Underground. Please sign up at IMLeagues.com or show up at 8 pm Tuesday, February 14. 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Feb. 10, 2017

Racquetball League

Come have some fun playing racquetball starting on Wednesday, February 15. We will have one and two person leagues available. First match will start at 7 pm. Please sign up at IMLeagues.com if interested. No experience necessary. Please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with question.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Feb. 10, 2017

AWOL-Nicaragua

A team of 11 BVU representatives will be traveling to Managua, Nicaragua Mar. 19-26 to assist Panarama Expeditions with a week of service through BVU's 2017 AWOL Program. A request of donations included jewelery making supplies: string, hooks, latches, lacquer and glue guns to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets. If you happen to have any of these items around the house after a failed hobby intent or if you might be interested in donating items, please contact Ken Meissner or drop items off in the Student Affairs Office. Thank you for you consistent support with AWOL!

Contact - Ken Meissner


Feb. 10, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 9, 2017

Buenafication Day Group Placement

We are quickly approaching Buenafication Day and phase one of the planning is getting student organizations, offices, classes and athletic teams signed up to host a project. Please fill out this quick form https://goo.gl/forms/x2CWKtZP7rGy8cII2 by February 15th letting me know what your group plans are for Buenafication Day. We have a lot of opportunities for service available all day.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Feb. 9, 2017

Open Session for Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 9, 2017

Open Session for Faculty and Staff

Monday, February 20, 2017
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Forum Room 4
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 9, 2017

Open Session for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 9, 2017

Open Session for Students

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 9, 2017

Open Session for Students

Monday, February 20, 2017
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Forum Room 3
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. in Forum Room 3.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 9, 2017

Open Session for Students

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Forum Room 4
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 9, 2017

Log your Givepulse hours

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 9, 2017

STUDENT & PARENT(S) OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Online Nomination Forms for BVU Student and Parent(s) of the Year are now available!!! Each year BVU recognizes one female and one male leader who has significantly contributed to the quality of life on campus. Nominations can be from students, faculty, or staff. BVU also recognizes an outstanding parent(s). Nominations can only be from students. Winners will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

The DEADLINE for all nominations is Monday, February 20th, 2017 by NOON. The online nomination link is below:

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

Contact - Ebony King | Link


Feb. 8, 2017

IM Racquetball League

Come have some fun playing racquetball starting on Wednesday, February 15. We will have one and two person leagues available. First match will start at 7 pm. Please sign up at IMLeagues.com if interested. No experience necessary. Please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with question.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Feb. 8, 2017

Student Orientation Director Applications Due Monday

Apply today to be one of the two Student Orientation Directors. These paid positions work through the spring semester and summer to select the rest of the Orientation Team and plan all of the Orientation and Welcome Week activities for new students. Please contact Mark Shea or come to the GSLC to get an application or more information. Applications are due Monday, Februrary 13.

Contact - Mark Shea


Feb. 7, 2017

Dinner with a Doc on Monday 20 February 2017

Dr. Erin Renze will be on campus on Monday February 20, 2017 to have a casual pizza dinner with pre-health students from 5:30-6:45 in ESSC-210. Dr. Renze is a BVU graduate who is in her 4th year of medical school at Des Moines University. She is currently doing a clinical rotation in Storm Lake and is taking time out of her busy schedule to stop by for a visit and some casual conversation with students. If you would like to attend this pizza dinner, please reply on the URMED Office365 sharepoint site. The first 12 students who sign up may attend this dinner. If you are not a member of the URMED Sharepoint site and would like to receive announcements about pre-health enrichment opportunities, please contact Dr. McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu.

Contact - Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Link


Feb. 7, 2017

Blood Needed After Winter Storms Cancel Several Drives

Buena Vista University is hosting blood drives on Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 15th from 10 AM to 2 PM in Siebens Forum - Room 5. Together, with LifeServe Blood Center, we are looking for blood donors to make life-saving donations. Your donation of just one pint of blood could help save the lives of up to three different hospital patients.

Blood donation matters every day for cancer patients undergoing treatment, for accident and trauma patients and for individuals being treated for various blood disorders. Your donation at an upcoming blood drive will make a difference for someone in your community.

This drive is vital in helping LifeServe recover from a 486-unit loss in January doe to winter weather cancellations.  

Schedule your appointment to save a life today! Please click to make an appointment make an appointment or call LifeServe Blood Center at 800.287.4903.



Contact - Health Services


Feb. 7, 2017

Open Session for Students

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Forum Room 4
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 7, 2017

Share the Love...Give Blood

Buford the Beaver wants you to know that you are somebody’s type! Share the love… give blood!  LifeServe Blood Bank will be on campus Tuesday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 15th from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. It’s fast, it’s easy and you are helping to save a life! Look for Buford-he’ll make sure to get you there!

Contact - Lorie Stanton


Feb. 7, 2017

Open Session for Students

Monday, February 20, 2017
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Forum Room 3
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. in Forum Room 3.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 7, 2017

Open Session for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 7, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Monday, February 20, 2017
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Forum Room 4
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Forum Room 4.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 7, 2017

Open Session for Students

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for students with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 7, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Hansen 8
There will be an open session for faculty and staff with a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Career & Personal Development on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Hansen 8.  The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNet. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Feb. 6, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Senior of the Year Semi-finalists!

Congratulations to the 2017 Senior of the Year semi-finalists!  BVU full time faculty and staff have nominated the following students for the Senior of the Year Award: Kacee Baker, Danielle Coyne, Lindsey Graham, Colin Hansen, Luke Hastie, Samantha Hirschman, Elizabeth Kim, Tarynne Kinghorn, Tyler Larson, Lan Nguyen, Jaelyn Olson, Sarah Schlichte, Haley Stevens, Matthew Tennyson, Katie Turnquist and Hanna Zinn.  Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated leadership both in and out of the classroom and shown the ability to set personal and career goals that have impacted not only their lives, but the lives of those around them.  

 

All Storm Lake Seniors will begin voting on Sunday, February 12 to select five finalists.   Finalists will then be interviewed by members of the BVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors who will choose the 2017 Senior of the Year.  Watch your BVU email for a link to the ballot! 

Contact - Office of Alumni Engagement.


Feb. 6, 2017

STUDENT & PARENT(S) OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Online Nomination Forms for BVU Student and Parent(s) of the Year are now available!!! Each year BVU recognizes one female and one male leader who has significantly contributed to the quality of life on campus. Nominations can be from students, faculty, or staff. BVU also recognizes an outstanding parent(s). Nominations can only be from students. Winners will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

The DEADLINE for all nominations is Monday, February 20th, 2017 by NOON. The online nomination link is below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/awards.dot

Contact - Ebony King | Link


Feb. 6, 2017

Change in Date: HvZ

ATTENTION ALL HUMANS. The spring game of Humans Vs. Zombies will now be occurring on March 31st - April 2nd. This is a change from the past BVU News announcement. Please note this in your calendars. As a reminder, if you have not played before, go to www.hvzsource.com and create an account.

Contact - Hunter Schmitt | Link


Feb. 6, 2017

WinterFest 2017

Outdoor Adventure Club will once again be hosting Winterfest 2017! Mark your calendars for Sunday February 12th from 1-5pm. Various activities will be going on throughout the day such as the broom ball and hockey tournaments along with skating, snowman building, and snowball dodgeball. Games will be held out on the ice in front of the outdoor rec house located south of the Siebens Fieldhouse. To register yourself or your team please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGpAbnX0nTjv0KWA9oGlwxh1Csamvk5lrawykU-vZkSdsLrg/viewform?c=0&w=1 and fill out the short form. If you have any questions about Winterfest 2017 please contact OAC@bvu.edu or find us on Facebook or Twitter and send us a message!

Contact - OAC


Feb. 4, 2017

Vagina Monologues Informational Meeting

Apologies for leaving out the most important information of last week's announcement.  Our meeting on the Vagina Monologues performance will take place Tuesday, February 7 in Forum Room 3 at 11 AM.  Please contact Andrea Frantz or Bethany Larson if you are interested but cannot make the meeting.

This is an informational meeting for all faculty and staff who are interested in auditioning for BVU performance of Vagina Monologues. Performance will be one night only on February 25 in the Underground. Historically, we have offered different approaches at BVU to Eve Ensler's award-winning play.  This year, the co-directors, Dr. Andrea Frantz and Dr. Bethany Larson, will stage the play using exclusively faculty and staff performers.  The script is particularly relevant to the broader national conversation currently about women's issues and identities, so we hope you will consider being part of this unique experience. This readers' theater performance will require no memorization of monologues. Co-sponsored by GWST and AAUW.  If you have an interest, but cannot attend the meeting February 7, please contact Andrea or Bethany via email.

Contact - Dr. Andrea Frantz


Feb. 3, 2017

STEP AFRIKA!

*ACES EVENT* In celebration of Black History Month, the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents...Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The company promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational, and healthy tool for young people. The art of stepping can be seen in movies such as "Stomp the Yard" and "Steppin: The Movie".

Date: Monday, February 6th, 2017

Time: Doors open at 7pm; Showtime 7:30pm

Location: Schaller Chapel

Contact - Ebony King


Feb. 3, 2017

Sixth Annual “Choose Blue for Autism” Event

BVU is partnering with Faith, Hope and Charity, Genesis Development and Elijah's Project to present the sixth annual “Choose Blue for Autism: Take Steps to Make a Difference” — a weekend of events designed to educate and raise awareness of the complications that arise from an autism diagnosis. The weekend will kick off with a dinner and silent auction on April 21 and culminate with a full day of activities on April 23 that will include a 5K race, a panel of experts and a youth fair. To get involved or for additional information, please visit www.choosebluestormlake.com

Contact - Marie Sennett | Link


Feb. 2, 2017

Student Staff Position

The Alumni & Development Office is seeking a student to work in our office during the spring semester and throughout the summer months if the applicant is interested. We will be accepting applications from students with or without work study awards. For further information please contat Jodi Phipps in the Alumni & Development Office at phippj@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Contact - Jodi Phipps


Feb. 2, 2017

Apply for Student Orientation Director Position

We are now hiring for two Student Orientation Director positions. These positions will work 4-5 hours per week during the spring semester and 32 hours per week during the summer planning and leading the Orientation and Welcome Week activities for new students. They will also select and supervise the Orientation Team. Stop by the GSLC or email Mark Shea if you would like an application. Applications are due Monday, February 13 and interviews will be Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 16. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


Feb. 2, 2017

Thank You

A warm "Thank You" for the generous prayers and well wishes snet from the BVU Community last week during my short stay in the hospital. Thank you to President Moore and Susan for the flowers to brighten the day! Blessings to you!

Contact - Ken Meissner


Feb. 2, 2017

Praise and Worship Chapel

A warm welcome to Chapel today at 11am for a time of Praise and Worship. Today our guest speaker is Dr. Melanie Hauser. Bring someone along with you. Chapel usually ends by 11:45 am...plenty of time to make time for lunch! Thank you!

Contact - Ken Meissner


Feb. 2, 2017

Essential Oils Class

Join the Daily Apple for a free intro to essential oils class Thursday February 9th at 5:30! The store is located at 526 Lake Ave. Attendees have the opportunity to make their own blends to take home and use! This is a great event to learn how oils can help with focus and keeping your body healthy! Check it out!

Contact - Brittany Hach | Link


Feb. 1, 2017

Winterfest 2017

Outdoor Adventure Club will once again be hosting Winterfest 2017! Mark your calendars for Sunday February 12th from 1-5pm. Various activities will be going on throughout the day such as the broom ball and hockey tournaments along with skating, snowman building, and snowball dodgeball. Games will be held out on the ice in front of the outdoor rec house located south of the Siebens Fieldhouse. To register yourself or your team please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGpAbnX0nTjv0KWA9oGlwxh1Csamvk5lrawykU-vZkSdsLrg/viewform?c=0&w=1 and fill out the short form. If you have any questions about Winterfest 2017 please contact OAC@bvu.edu or find us on Facebook or Twitter and send us a message!

Contact - OAC | Link


Feb. 1, 2017

Meeting for Fall 2017 Student Teachers

There will be a meeting for education students seeking to student teach during the 2017 fall semester.  Students may choose to attend at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 7 or 3:00 on Thursday, February 9 in Smith 103.  All Fall 2017 student teachers are required to attend ONE of the two meetings.

Contact - Marlise Witham


Feb. 1, 2017

ACES Event Change

There has been a change in the date of Emma’s Revolution ACES. It has been changed to TUES 7 Feb. 7pm. in Dows Conference Center.

Contact - Swasti Bhattacharyya | Link


Feb. 1, 2017

Zumba

Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be here THIS Thursday, February 2nd to teach a 30 minute Zumba class from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Feb. 1, 2017

Chile 2018, Global Fellows Application Due Feb. 17

Are you a first year BVU student?  If so, you are eligible to complete a Global Fellows application and, if selected, you will travel to the southern tip of Chile during January, 2018, for a unique biocultural experience.  The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Fellows experience while traveling through Chile is best expressed through difference “lenses” that can only be realized if students of various disciplines participate in the experience.  Based upon the quality of the essay response and two faculty recommendation letters, up to six students will be selected as the 2018 Global Fellows, which includes a travel stipend that will subsidize most of the program costs and airfare costs to Chile.  For more information and/or application materials, please contact your fall semester, 2016, University Seminar instructor or Dr. Melinda Coogan: coogan@bvu.edu

 

Contact - Dr. Melinda Coogan


Feb. 1, 2017

Flu Activity Rising

Numbers in today's latest update on flu from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that disease activity for influenza is spreading.  Rising activity has been shown in 37 states, up from last week’s 29.  Ten states, including Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as New York City, are reporting high levels of flu activity. Last week, only seven states reported high flulike illness (ILI) activity.

The CDC is reminding everyone, there is still time to get a flu vaccine, as several weeks in the flu season remain.  Buena Vista University Health Services has a limited supply of the flu vaccine.  If interested, please e-mail healthservices@bvu.edu or call 712-749-1238 to reserve your dose.  Remember the flu vaccine is free to students, faculty, staff.    

Contact - Health Services & Wellness


Feb. 1, 2017

Humans Vs. Zombies

Attention all humans! The spring semester game of Humans Vs. Zombies is coming down the pipe. The date for this semester's game will be April 7th-9th. Stay tuned to BVU News for more updates as they appear. While you are waiting, please go to www.hvzsource.com and create an account to speed up the process later if you have never played before. See you on the battlefield!

Contact - Hunter Schmitt


Feb. 1, 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. To learn more, attend an information meeting on Feb. 2 from 7:30-8 pm in the Phonathon room (library third floor) or stop by the Phonathon table outside the Cent Room on Feb. 2 from 11-12. You can also email Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application. Applications are being accepted until Feb. 5 or until positions are filled.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Feb. 1, 2017

Clifford A. Rae Science Award winners

Clifford A. Rae School of Science

Academic Achievement Award Winners

 

The Clifford A. Rae School of Science Academic Achievement Award was established to encourage high academic performance of declared School of Science majors who meet specified guidelines. The winners for the 2016 calendar year are:

   Second-Year student winners:  Aaron Nicoliasen, Meghan Bissen

   Third-Year student winners:  Emma Konkler, Christian Kladstrup, Tanner Cook

   Fourth-Year student winners:  Tarynne Kinghorn, Carly Ouverson, Sarah Schlichte

Congratulations to these students for their excellent academic performance.

 

Benjamin B. Donath

Dean of the School of Science

Contact - Ben Donath


Feb. 1, 2017

BVU Cheer & Dance Visit

Are you interested in being on the cheerleading and dance team at BVU? If so, plan to attend our cheerleading & dance visit day! You will get the chance to see campus and learn more about cheerleading and dance opportunities at BVU! The visit day is on February 10-11 and open to current high school juniors & seniors, college transfers and current BVU students! SIGN UP at www.bvu.edu/cheerdance 

Contact - Jana Timmerman | Link


Feb. 1, 2017

Faculty and Staff call for Vagina Monologues performers

This is an informational meeting for all faculty and staff who are interested in auditioning for BVU performance of Vagina Monologues. Performance will be one night only on February 25 in the Underground. Historically, we have offered different approaches at BVU to Eve Ensler's award-winning play.  This year, the co-directors, Dr. Andrea Frantz and Dr. Bethnay Larson, would like to try to stage the play using exclusively faculty and staff performers.  The script is particularly relevant to the broader national conversation currently about women's issues and identities, so we hope you will consider being part of this unique experience. This readers' theater performance will require no memorization of monologues. Co-sponsored by GWST and AAUW.  If you have an interest, but cannot attend the meeting February 7, please contact Andrea or Bethany via email.

Contact - Dr. Andrea Frantz


Feb. 1, 2017

STEP AFRIKA!

*ACES EVENT* In celebration of Black History Month, the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents...Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The company promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational, and healthy tool for young people. The art of stepping can be seen in movies such as "Stomp the Yard" and "Steppin: The Movie".

Date: Monday, February 6th, 2017

Time: Doors open at 7pm; Showtime 7:30pm

Location: Schaller Chapel

Contact - Ebony King


Jan. 31, 2017

Place to Watch Super Bowl

Are you and your friends looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5? If so, the Rec House would be a great spot. It has a 60 inch flat screen TV, kitchen supplies for food and beverage and plenty of space. If your interested in reserving the Rec House for you and your friends please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Jan. 31, 2017

Log Rolling Opportunities

Are you up for trying something new! If so we have the thing for you. Starting Monday, February 13 we will have open log rolling sessions from 8-9 pm in the pool. You will get basic instructions on how to roll and then you will have the opportunity to give it a roll. If interested just show up with a swimming suit. Open roll sessions will be on the 13th, 20th, 27th of February and the 6th and 13th of March. Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Jan. 30, 2017

Student Teacher/Cooperative Teacher/University Supervisor Meeting

A meeting will be held for Spring 2017 student teachers, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors on Thursday, February 2 from 4:30 - 6:30 in Forum Conference Room 5.

Contact - Marlise Witham


Jan. 30, 2017

Zumba on Thursday!!

Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be here on Thursday, February 2nd to teach a 30 minute Zumba class from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Jan. 29, 2017

Thank you

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to President and Susan Moore and the BVU community for the lovely plant in memory of Karna’s mother, Jan.  We are also grateful for the many expressions of sympathy during this difficult time for our family.  

Contact - Ken Converse


Jan. 28, 2017

Chile 2017, Global Fellows ACES Presentation, Wednesday, Feb. 8