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Weight Watchers at Work Starts Today!

General Announcements

Posted September 22, 2014

A new session of Weight Watchers at Work begins today... Monday 22, 2014. Even if you haven't signed up you can come and check us out! Our leader will be here ready to start weighing at 11:45 a.m. The meeting starts at 12:15 p.m. and is held in ICNB in the for Harold Walter Sieben's forum.
- Health Services & Wellness


New Volunteer Hours Tracking System

General Announcements

Posted September 21, 2014

The Student M.O.V.E. organization found a new and innovative network for students to find service opportunities, record, and track their impacts. Go to https://www.givepulse.com/ to sign-up and join the Buena Vista University group to find volunteer opportunities on and off campus. Contact Mai Yang at yangmai@bvu.edu or Jessica Henrichs at Henrichs@bvu.edu for more information.
- Mai Yang


Subscribe to The Tack!

General Announcements

Posted September 21, 2014

Be sure to subscribe to BVU's online award-winning digital newspaper, The Tack! Head to bvtack.com/subscribe/ to get the latest news on all things BVU. The Tack is glad to be back.
- Alexis Williams


Social Work Juniors-Apply to Be Admitted to the Social Work Program

General Announcements

Posted September 21, 2014

Social work students who are in their junior year need to apply to be admitted to the social work program in order to proceed in the program and graduate with a social work degree. This meeting will provide you with the application and questions will be answered. Questions? Check with Kathryn McKinley
- Kathryn McKinley


PAT Puppy Chow Bake Sale

General Announcements

Posted September 21, 2014

Phi Alpha Theta History Club will be hosting a bake sale this week starting Monday, Sept. 22nd to Friday, Sept. 26th. We will be selling goodies outside the Centennial Room from 11 am to 1 pm for $1 each. We hope to see you there!
- Mariana Ramirez


Hiring Student Supervisors for Phonathon

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

BVU’s Phonathon is looking for student supervisors to lead and manage its spring 2015 campaign. Hiring is starting now so that supervisors are selected in time for training in November. This is a great opportunity for students to gain paid supervisory experience and help make leadership decisions. Requirements include: experience as a Phonathon caller or a similar phone/customer service position; strong communication skills; ability to positively motivate callers and be a team player; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word. For more information and an application, contact Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu). Application deadline is October 15.
- Barbara Aiona


Travel, Research and Internship Awards

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

Are you looking for travel funds or scholarship funds for research or internships? You may qualify for one of the many internal or external awards offered here at BVU. A few of the Awards offered are Harry Blackmun Scholarship, Tina Donath Scholarship in Print Journalism, Wendy C Waugaman Women & Leadership Award, or William Cumberland Research Award. Go to the BVU website: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot . Good Luck!
- Peter Steinfeld


Massage Chair Open House a HUGE Success!

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

Thank you to all who came and participated with the Massage Chair open house on Thursday September 18, 2014. Visitors were able to view the newly renovated “massage room”. Cupcakes and infused water and a chance to enter for drawings were all part of the day’s events. Winners of the door prizes were: Jana Timmerman- Sleep Aroma kit, Andrea Pentico- Energy Aroma kit, and Dong Wang- Stress Relief Aroma kit. The chair massage service is available weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the office of Health Services. There is no fee for this service. Those wishing to use the chair can e-mail, call, or schedule appointments in the Health Services office. The chair is for students, faculty & staff usage, but precedence will be given to students. Let us help minimize your stress and anxiety today! Questions, feel free to contact our office or talk to a Team Wellness executive board member: Egypt Clayton, Pres., Blake Laursen, VP Finance; Janice Timmerman, VP Communications, Katie Turnquist, VP Advertisement.
- Health Services & Wellness


Texting & Drunk Driving Simulator

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

Texting & Drunk Driving Simulator on campus today Monday September 22, 2014. Join Team Wellness by participating in the UNITE Arrive Alive® program 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. outside the West entrance of the Sieben’s Forum. Enjoy this high-tech simulator within a Jeep Patriot as it allows you to experience the potential consequences of drunken and distracted driving in a controlled environment. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
- Health Services & Wellness


Soles 4 Souls

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

Do you have shoes that you no longer use? This year, the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) will be collecting shoes, which will then be repurposed and given to those in need. All you have to do is drop them off in one of the "Soles 4 Souls" boxes around campus and we'll take care of the rest! Shoes of all types and conditions are accepted!
- Jennifer Marshall


2nd Annual LifeServe Blood Battle!

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

LifeServe 2nd Annual Blood Battle! Donate Blood… the gift of LIFE! BVU Health Services & Wellness is sponsoring the first campus blood drive of the academic year. LifeServe Blood Center will be on campus Monday September 23, 2014 & Tuesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 am - 3:30 pm each day in Forum room 6. It is also the 2nd Annual IIAC Blood Battle between Buena Vista University, Central College and Simpson College. BVU won the battle last year and is the current holder of the “Traveling Trophy”! Please help us DEFEND our title! Go, DONATE, Win! Walk-in’s Welcome!
- Health Services & Wellness


BVU Women's Basketball Shirt Sales!

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

The women's basketball team is selling shirts for the upcoming basketball season. Please contact Dana at lehnerd@bvu.edu, or a women's basketball player to get your order placed today!!!
- Dana Christen


Join us for the Community Campaign Kickoff

General Announcements

Posted September 19, 2014

Please join us for the 2014-15 Community Campaign Kickoff (in conjunction with Storm Lake United’s Business After Hours) on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 pm in Dows Conference Center. Michael Rust of Rust’s Western Shed and Josh Newhouse of Thrivent Financial are this year’s co-chairs. The kickoff is a great opportunity to meet and thank our business and community leaders for their support of BVU. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.
- Barb Aiona


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted September 18, 2014

Just a reminder to come to the FREE group fitness classes! All classes will begin in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. Monday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Don't be afraid to try something new. All classes are run so you can choose your own pace or own level of exercise. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


Thank You

General Announcements

Posted September 18, 2014

Thank you for all of the well wishes as I leave the BVU family to work at the Storm Lake Elementary school. How lucky I have been to have had the opportunity to meet so many awesome people I will miss, but never forget! Thanks again, Lisa Meusburger
- Lisa Meusburger


Sundae Monday

General Announcements

Posted September 18, 2014

Come to Briscoe 1 for some Monday night tastiness! Sundae creation and comsumption will be from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. Take a short break from the stress of homework and enjoy sundaes and company hosted by the Suites RA Staff. Hope to see you there!
- Arik Ostler


Nutrition Booth Winners

General Announcements

Posted September 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce the winners who signed up for prizes at the Nutrition Booth sponsored by Health Services & Wellness. Meghan Harmening won the Healthy Cooking Light Cookbook and Greg Sibenaller won the Basket of Healthy More Fruits & Veggies. Congratulations to both of you! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. Eat well & be well!
- Health Services & Wellness


TIAA Cref Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted September 18, 2014

Individual Counseling Sessions are available to you at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Michelle will be on campus Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be in Library Study Room #4. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
- Human Resources


September Employee Milestones

Human Resources

Posted September 18, 2014

We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as September marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Alex Holter, Deborah Emery, Bridget Kurkowski, Matt Tudor, Diane Kenny, Scott Friedrich; 10 + Years: Cindy McDonough, Jim Pigott, Donna Baxter, Sue Boyd, Jim Hewett, Jennifer Felton; 15+ Years: Beth Lamoureux, Scott Anderson, Dixee Bartholomew-Feis, Bill Feis, Robbie Ludy, James McFadden, Peter Steinfeld; 20+ Years: James Hampton, Stan Ullerich, David Walker, Tim McDaniel, Janet Berry, Mary Gill, Bob Blodgett; 25+ Years: Keith Schmidt, Bruce Ellingson, Henry Hardt, Ben Donath, and Doc Whitlatch.
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted September 18, 2014

Angie Vaughan's last day at BVU was September 10th. We wish Angie well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


It's Not to Late... Weight Watchers at Work Sign Up!

General Announcements

Posted September 16, 2014

It is Not to Late... Weight Watchers at Work Sign Up! Just ask one of the 20 participants who started the Weight Watchers (WW) at Work program last May 5, 2014 at BVU and they will tell you that as a combined group they have lost a whopping #257. If that isn’t enough motivation to join here is more information. This time around all BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, will receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee. BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL… if we get the 20 participants required for a 17-week series, everyone will get 2 free weeks so that would be 19 weeks and it is an additional $9 off the regular price plus free eTools! Regular rate is $186, but with 20 participants the BVU rate is now just $121! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. First meeting is Monday September 22, 2014. We already have 16 people committed to sign up… please don’t wait, e-mail laursent@bvu.edu if interested TODAY! NEED MORE INSPIRATION? Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you! Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings
- Tami Laursen


Congratulations!

General Announcements

Posted September 16, 2014

The Admissions Office would like to thank the BVU Community for all of their help throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Most notably, the faculty members and coaches who had the highest conversion rates of visitors that chose to enroll at BVU this fall. Please help us congratulate Professor Calle Friesen and Dr. Andrea Frantz who each had a conversion rate of 63 % and Dr. Bethany Larson obtained a 56% conversion rate. As for coaches, please applaud Janet Berry and Rick Halverson for their 44% conversion and Lori Slight for following close behind with 39%. Thank you for all that you do-we couldn't do it without you!
- MaryJo Litwiller


Join us for the Community Campaign Kickoff

General Announcements

Posted September 16, 2014

Please join us for the 2014-15 Community Campaign Kickoff (in conjunction with Storm Lake United’s Business After Hours) on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 pm in Dows Conference Center. Michael Rust of Rust’s Western Shed and Josh Newhouse of Thrivent Financial are this year’s co-chairs. The kickoff is a great opportunity to meet and thank our business and community leaders for their support of BVU. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.
- Barb Aiona


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

A big thank you to those that attended the group fitness classes offered here on campus FREE to the BVU community. For those of you unable to come, feel free to join us next week! Monday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Class descriptions can be found on previous BVU news announcements. You can contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


Posting Policy Reminder

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

As the new academic year gets underway, please be reminded of the University Posting Policy in regards to hanging posters or displaying table tents etc. A copy of the posting procedures, which includes posting locations, is available in the Office for Student Affairs. All posted material must be approved for display through the Office for Student Affairs. Any type of posting that does not fall under the posting guidelines will be taken down. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Water shut-off in DE

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

The water will be shut-off in Dixon-Eilers from 8:15 - 9:00 A.M. on Wed., Dept 17, to make minor repairs to the city water meter. The restrooms will be closed during that time.
- Keith Schmidt


AmeriCorps Opportunity

Good News

Posted September 15, 2014

The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program is recruiting members to volunteer 300 or 450 hours of service throughout the school year! Students learn to build capacity in their community through direct service, training, research, and fundraising. Members also receive an educational award at the end of their term. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPDC5DL to apply
- Zach Ahrens


Lawn Golf Tournament

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

This will be a 2-person scramble tournament that will run from 3-7 pm on Friday, September 26. We will have tee times starting at 3 pm and running until 6:15 pm every 15 minutes. We can do two groups per tee time! We will be going off of hole 1 and hole 6. 2-Person Lawn Golf Tournament Friday, September 26 Tee times begin at 3:00 pm NAME ______________________________________________ NAME ______________________________________________ Preferred Tee Time ____________________________ Please fill out the above and send to bernekingt@bvu.edu or beckerl@bvu.edu With questions email one of the above email addresses!
- Trevor Berneking


Rec House Hours

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

With our days getting shorter we have decided to cut the Rec House hours down an hour. We will be open 3-8 Monday-Friday and 1-6 on Saturday-Sunday!
- Trevor Berneking


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, September 19th

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

On Friday, September 19th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, September 19th

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

On Friday, September 19th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15th 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 Melissa at ext. 2049.
- Human Resources


Faculty/ Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 8/11/14 to 9/14/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at x2049. Thank you.
- Human Resources


Constitution Day PAT Chat

General Announcements

Posted September 14, 2014

What is your favorite amendment? If you had to live without one, which one would you give up and why? Come and join Phi Alpha Theta History Club for an informal discussion on the American Constitution. Pizza will be provided. RSVP to Mariana Ramirez at ramiirm@bvu.edu by 11 am on Wednesday to reserve your spot.
- Mariana Ramirez


Dean's Open Forum

General Announcements

Posted September 14, 2014

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Mark Kirkholm and Ashley Farmer-Hanson will be holding open forums in the Residence Halls. The first one will be held in Briscoe 1 this Wednesday, September 17th at 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Mark Kirkholm


Adjunct Faculty Conference

General Announcements

Posted September 12, 2014

Subject: Adjunct Faculty Development Conference Storm Lake faculty and staff are cordially invited to participate in the annual Adjunct Faculty Development Conference sponsored by Graduate & Professional Studies on October 24-25. The conference kicks off with a reception and dinner on Friday evening with Samantha Duhn as the keynote speaker. To register for the dinner/keynote on Friday and/or Saturday breakfast and lunch, please go to the conference website located at http://www.bvu.edu/conference/. There you can also see the breakout sessions that are being offered. You are welcome to attend the breakout sessions on Saturday. Hope to see you there!
- Patti Demers


Alyssa Grigsby wins Conference Scholarship

Good News

Posted September 11, 2014

Congratulations to Alyssa Grigsby, Digital Resources and Technical Services Librarian, who was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2014 Iowa Library Association Annual conference in Cedar Rapids in October. This scholarship is awarded each year to a new academic librarian in the state by the Iowa chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ILA/ACRL).
- Jodie Morin


Student One Act Play Auditions

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

The Fundamentals of Directing class will hold auditions for their one-act plays on October 12 and 13 at 9 p.m. in DE 209. Auditions are open to ALL students, faculty and staff. No experience is necessary, and actors need not prepare an audition in advance; readings will be available at the auditions. Seven plays will be cast with many interesting roles available. For more information, contact Claire Boston, Nicole Boysen, Stephen Condon, Austin Delp, Emily Johnson, Kailie Liggett, Matt Schulz, or Dr. Bethany Larson.
- Bethany Larson


BV Buddies

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

Students, do you want to have a positive impact on a young persons life? If so sign up and become a mentor. For more information or to pick up a BV Buddies application please stop and see Jessica Henrichs in the GSLC. Application are due September 23rd.
- Jessica Henrichs


MIS Dance

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

MIS will be hosting the first dance party of the year on Friday, September 12th in the Underground. The event starts at 9:00 pm and will end at 12 am. Everyone is invited, so grab your closest friends, acquaintances, roommates, or floor mates and come party with us!
- Kelsey Lange


Professional Portraits for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

Professional portraits will be offered to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from Noon-1:30 p.m. in Forum Room 5. This service is free to faculty and staff. The session is come-and-go; no appointments. Your photo will be kept on file in University Marketing & Communications and you will receive a digital file via email. Please contact Hannah Campbell with questions.
- Hannah Campbell


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 11, 2014

Monday, September 15th 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


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 11, 2014

Monday, September 15th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 8/11/14 to 9/14/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you.
- Emily Sauter


Information Desk Coordinator

Human Resources

Posted September 10, 2014

Buena Vista University currently has an opening for an Information Desk Coordinator. This individual reports to Event Services and is responsible for the daily operations of the information desk with a good working knowledge of current and upcoming events. This position requires a team player who is detail-orientated with exceptional customer service skills and can work well with students, staff, faculty and the public. Responsibilities include receptionist duties answering and transferring all incoming calls through the University’s main telephone switchboard, giving out campus directions, handling gift/flower deliveries and welcoming guests to the Harold Walter Siebens Forum and Buena Vista University. Occasional nights and weekends are required for special events. 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 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


Manager of Donor Relations

Human Resources

Posted September 10, 2014

The Manager of Donor Relations is responsible for the design, organization, implementation, and management of a comprehensive donor stewardship program. Duties include writing impact reports for individual donors, stories for various publications and ensuring that donor funds are deployed as specified. There is extensive interaction with other offices to coordinate donor funds, in addition to interaction with donors and recipients of the various funds. Exceptional written and verbal communication ability, strong organizational and technology skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously are required. Bachelor’s Degree plus three years of work experience with demonstrated success in fundraising, volunteer management, public relations, communications, marketing, and/or sales 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 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


AmeriCorps Recruitment

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program is recruiting members to volunteer 300 or 450 hours of service throughout the school year! Students learn to build capacity in their community through direct service, training, research, and fundraising. Members also receive an educational award at the end of their term. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPDC5DL to apply.
- Zach Ahrens


NFL Pig Skin Pick Em's

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

Good Afternoon! If you like NFL Football this will be right up your ally. We are starting a Pig Skin Pick Em's league with the top five after the regular season winning a BVU IM T-Shirt. Please go to the following link to sign up and get started: https://www.bvu.edu/dotAsset/6142564e-938b-4dfe-9696- 551d109b7b96.pdf Play starts this week so get your picks submitted for the week!
- Trevor Berneking


Making appointments in the CAE

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

If you are having problems logging on to AccuTrack to make an appointment with a tutor in the CAE, please see Theresa Melohn or Donna Musel. The changes with Jenzabar prevented some students from being added to the system. It's a quick fix if you just stop by the CAE, located behind 2fix.
- Donna Musel


Open House for our New Massage Chair

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

The office of Health Services and Wellness would like to invite you to stop down on Thursday, Sept. 18 anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see our new massage chair that is now available! Come down to find out the benefits of massage and relaxation. We will be having cupcakes, door prizes and giveaways! We are located in the Siebens Fieldhouse lower level adjacent to the pool (L25). Hope to see you there!
- Health Services & Wellness


Blood Drive Sign-up

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

LifeServe Blood Bank will be having a Blood Drive Sign-up on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 11-1 next to the servery. Show your school spirit by donating blood! BVU is competing against Simpson and Central in a "Blood Battle"! WE NEED YOU to participate by donating blood so that we can beat our rivals! Let's keep the "Traveling Trophy" for winning last year for having the highest percentage and new donors! Represent BVU-Give Blood!
- Health Services & Wellness


South Africa May/June 2015 Informational Meeting

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

Visit a Zulu Village! See rhinos, elephants, zebras, and giraffes while driving through Hluhluwe, Umfolozi, Itala, and Kruger Game Reserves. $5800 all-inclusive: air and ground transportation, lodging, food, entrance to all game parks, etc. Come to the FINAL informational meeting about the 2015 May/June TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO SOUTH AFRICA with Dr. Lampe, Mark Kirkholm, and Dr. Coogan. We will review the cost, itinerary, and any other questions you may have. Join us at 8 pm, Wednesday, September 17 in Science Room 126! Questions? Email coogan@bvu.edu or kirkholmm@bvu.edu or lamper@bvu.edu
- Dr. Melinda Coogan


School of Business Internship Orientation Meeting

General Announcements

Posted September 9, 2014

The School of Business Internship Orientation Meeting has been scheduled for 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 17 in FM4. If you hope to complete an internship for credit during January or in the Spring semester you'll want to attend this meeting. You'll learn about the requirements for receiving credit for an internship and discuss opportunities for networking your way into a quality internship experience. Please contact Scott Anderson in the School of Business if you have questions.
- Scott Anderson


Weight Watchers at Work!

General Announcements

Posted September 9, 2014

Weight Watchers at Work! Just ask one of the 20 participants who started the Weight Watchers (WW) at Work program last May 5, 2014 at BVU and they will tell you that as a combined group they have lost a whopping #257. If that isn’t enough motivation to join here is more information. This time around all BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, will receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee. BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL… if we get the 20 participants required for a 17-week series, everyone will get 2 free weeks so that would be 19 weeks and it is an additional $9 off the regular price plus free eTools! Regular rate is $186, but with 20 participants the BVU rate is now just $121! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. First meeting could be as soon as the next Monday September 15th. We already have a possible 15 people committed to sign up… please don’t wait, e-mail laursent@bvu.edu if interested TODAY! NEED MORE INSPIRATION? Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you! Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings
- Health Services & Wellness


Missing Keys!

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

MISSING: Keychain with owl print on it. Has multiple keys on it including car key, blue key, and a Hello Kitty key. Please msg me if found. REWARD: Juanitas burrito. Thanks!
- Mayra Lopez


Boater Safety Clinic

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

We will be conducting a Boater Safety Clinic on Friday, September 12 at 7:15 pm down by the Recreation House! The class will instruct you on how to safely use a canoe and kayak. In order to use the canoes and kayaks at BVU you must go through the Boater Safety Clinic. With question please email Director of Recreation Services, Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Trevor Berneking


Des Moines River Trip

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

EDIT* Greetings Adventurer's! Are you ready to get off campus for some camping, hiking, canoeing, and good food? Well ALPS has got the trip for you! On September 19th and 20th we are taking a trip to Seven Oaks Recreation Area in Boone, IA. for camping and adventuring. On Saturday we will head down the road to Seven Oaks Recreation Area for a 2-4 hour canoe and kayak float, with a free lunch at Hickory Park Restaurant in Ames! We will leave campus at 3:00 on Friday the 19th, and return around 5:00 Saturday evening. To reserve your spot email alps@bvu.edu. The trip will be $12 per student and cover costs of camping, floating, and all food. We only have 12 spots available, so sign up fast!
- Molly Williams


Des Moines River Trip

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

Greetings Adventurer's! Are you ready to get off campus for some camping, hiking, canoeing, and good food? Well ALPS has got the trip for you! On September 12th and 13th we are taking a trip to Seven Oaks Recreation Area in Boone, IA. for camping and adventuring. On Saturday we will head down the road to Seven Oaks Recreation Area for a 2-4 hour canoe and kayak float, with a free lunch at Hickory Park Restaurant in Ames! We will leave campus at 3:00 on Friday the 19th, and return around 5:00 Saturday evening. To reserve your spot email alps@bvu.edu. The trip will be $12 per student and cover costs of camping, floating, and all food. We only have 12 spots available, so sign up fast!
- Molly Williams


Sign up for the Beaver Athletics Weekly

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

The Beaver Athletics Weekly will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Beaver Athletic events and results. Sign up today using the form at http://www.bvuathletics.com/fanzone/Beaver_Athletics_Weekly
- Steven Phelps


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

Come join us beginning next week on September 15 for fitness classes FREE to students, faculty, and staff. A variety of fitness classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays. All classes will begin in The Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. Monday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8:00 p.m. Yoga. Wednesday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15- 6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8:00 p.m. Yoga. Body Shaping: Shape your body with this full body strength workout for all fitness levels. Class design will vary in order to keep your body guessing. Learn how to use all kinds of equipment including: dumbbells, tubes, and weight room machines. Bootcamp: Start your day off right with a total body workout that includes a combination of cardio, strength, and agility. Exercises and technique will be given, and then you can choose your pace and modification. Cardio Blast: Get your cardio in with this calorie-blasting, energizing workout. Many styles of workouts and exercises will be utilized each class to get your heart pumping and your body moving. Yoga: Come enjoy the basic principles of yoga. Feel complete with a series of poses and stretches in order to develop flexibility, balance, core strength, and relaxation. Feel stress free and relaxed when you leave this class. If you have any questions or would like more information including class location, class designs, or class times, please email Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


Online Academic & Program Development Manager

Human Resources

Posted September 8, 2014

The Online Academic & Program Development Manager is responsible for the overall operations of the Online Program and working with BVU constituents to continually review and develop online course offerings and support new initiatives. Administer the development, maintenance, and assessment of online student recruitment, retention and support for online programs. Coordinate the hiring, orientation and evaluation of faculty for online courses. Master’s Degree with three to five years’ experience in higher education strongly preferred; appropriate combination of education and experience considered. Experience with Instructional Design and/or Technology support for higher education faculty preferred. 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 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


Devising Democracy Interim 2014 travel course

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

Question: What do theater and the democratic ideal of 'freedom' have in common? Answer: an innovative course offered this Interim called Devising Democracy. In this course students will collaborate on all aspects of creating original performance organically using the freedoms (and their challenges) associated with the foundation of our American democracy--religion, speech, press, assembly and petition--as our jumping off place. This course also includes a travel component. Students will travel to the American College Theater Festival in Minneapolis, MN. Interested? Please attend one of two informational sessions: Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 AM in Forum Room 3 to learn more. Contact Dr. Bethany Larson (larson@bvu.edu) or Dr. Andrea Frantz (frantz@bvu.edu) with questions.
- Dr. Andrea Frantz