BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

December 2018/ Interim 2019 Graduates

April 23, 2018

Graduation application instructions for those planning to graduate December 2018/January 2019 have been sent. Make sure to check you BVU email. If you plan to graduate December 2018/January 2019 and have not received the graduation application instructions via your BVU email account, please contact the Registrar’s office at 712-749-2233 or by emailing ringgenbergm@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Required Security Training for all Faculty and Staff

April 23, 2018

To all Faculty and Staff: 

Buena Vista University has assembled an Information Security Planning Committee to address the issue of protecting personally identifiable information throughout the University.  The committee continues to develop and implement a strong Information Security Program.  Training faculty and staff is a major component to that program.   

There are several federal and state regulations that apply to us, including: 

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. S1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) - Protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records.  

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) - These requirements mandate the design, implementation, and maintenance of specific policies to protect customer information. The GLBA protects consumers’ personal financial information held by financial institutions.  BVU is required to comply with GLBA because Buena Vista University is considered a financial institution. 

 

The University is required to ensure that all faculty and staff (full-time, part-time, & adjunct) complete an annual training program covering the safeguarding of all personally identifiable information and data protection in general.   Over the next week or so, you will receive an email from donotreply@lawroom.com entitled “Buena Vista University Online Training.”  There will be links in the email to two videos that you are required to complete by June 15, 2018.   HR will track the results of the training to ensure that everyone has completed it.   Reminders will be sent to faculty and staff periodically to ensure completion by June 15, 2018. 

The training videos are set up so that your progress is saved as you work through them.  This allows you to come back and continue each video as time allows. 

When you receive the email from donotreply@lawroom.com, please follow the instructions to login to the site and complete the training videos by June 15th, 2018.  

If you have any questions, please contact me as soon as possible.   If you have any issues with accessing or viewing the videos, please contact 2FIX. 

 

Thanks, 

Mark B. Lumsden  

Chief Information Officer 

Buena Vista University  ::  Storm Lake, Iowa 

712.749.2386 - Desk  ​​​ 

712.730.3330 – Cell  ::  www.bvu.edu 

​​ 

Mark Lumsden | mark@bvu.edu

Hippie Hustle CAASA 5K

April 22, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CAASA and the GWST110 class invite you to participate in our Hippie Hustle 5K on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Preregistration is $5 for BVU students with a donation of a feminine hygiene, paper, or non-perishable food product. Same-day registration ($25) and packet pick-ups are at 11:00am, and the race will begin at 1:00pm.

For further information, find us on our Facebook event page, contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, or refer to the signs posted around campus.

We’ll see you on race day in front of the Fieldhouse!

Annamaria Formichella-Elsden | formichella@bvu.edu | Link

Last Chance! Nominate a voluneer!

April 21, 2018

Nominate someone that you now that volunteers a large amoung or has made a large impact with service. Deadline is today! https://goo.gl/forms/YemK8BTxZUaUMIus1 

Kit Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu

Register your Summer Internships!

April 20, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | Davisk@bvu.edu

BYOB...Bring Your Own Brain to the Party ACES Prize Winner!

April 19, 2018

Congratulations to Joseph Thede for being the lucky winner of a gift certificate to Smokin Herefords, dessert at Boz Wellz and two movie tickets for attending the BYOB (Bring Your Own Brain)…to the Party ACES held Wednesday April 18, 2018!  

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

April 19, 2018

Faculty & staff: please join President Merchant for monthly “Java with Josh” meetings! These monthly discussions will be centered around a specific topic, and will give BVU faculty and staff the opportunity to come enjoy coffee and donuts and converse about various topics.

This month's Java w/ Josh will be held TODAY  from 10-11 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on facility needs across campus. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by April 13. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Spring Etiquette Dinner

April 18, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 18, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Animation Studio Production Course

April 18, 2018

ARTD 410 | STUDIO PRODUCTION I TR  1:30 - 2:45 PM

 

Are you interested in participating in an animation and studio production? In this series of two sequential courses, students will have the opportunity to participate in the entire production of an animated short. These courses are designed to mimic a studio production environment and although some students may have an area of specialization, they will be able to participate in and be exposed to the entire production process. The first semester (Studio Production I, Fall of 2018) will include story development, screenwriting, voice acting, scene design and layout, storyboarding, and concept art. The second semester (Studio Production 2, Spring 2019) includes the production of the animation, sound design, filming, lighting, music, and post-production art.

 

 

We hope to include students (and faculty) from various areas within this collaborative and multi-disciplinary production. Although art and design students will be heavily involved in this production, additional areas of expertise will be needed. Creative writing students may be involved in the development of the story and writing a screenplay. Theater students will be needed for acting scenes within the development of the story and staging. Voice acting will be necessary for stage 1, which would involve both theater and audio students. Music technology students may be involved in the sound design and music production in stage 2.

 

We would love to see multiple disciplines involved in this production. Questions may be directed to the Art & Design Department.

 

Art & Design Department

 

Miranda Pollock | pollock@bvu.edu

Do you know someone that volunteers? Nominate them to be recognized!

April 18, 2018

Nominate someone that you feel has done a great amount of service or has made a large impact with service today so that they can be recognized at student MOVE's volunteer Recognition May 7th! https://goo.gl/forms/mtt7wHRRdOhQVRfp1

Kathryn Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu | Link

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 17, 2018

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

Email: kabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

Summer Housing Applications Now Available

April 17, 2018

Are you planning on working on campus or in the Storm Lake surrounding area for the summer? Do you plan to live on campus? If so, Summer Housing applications are now available. Please visit http://bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot to print, fill out, and submit an application by 5pm on Monday, May 7th, 2018. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Buenafication Day T-shirts

April 17, 2018

Buenafication Day t-shirts are here and available for $5 at lunch. We have a limited supply!

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

Register your Summer Internships!

April 17, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

April 17, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign to help provide enriching opportunities for our students. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003). If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Or, you can complete your form electronically by going to Beavernet, then Employee Services and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. 

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

HEY YOU! Would you like getting more involved with ALUMNI?

April 16, 2018

 

Get involved with BVU Alumni through the Alumni Association Student Board!

If you would like an application or if you have any further questions feel free to contact pulskat@bvu.edu or russros@bvu.edu

Connect. Grow. Succeed. 

Katie Puls | Pulskat@bvu.edu

Opa! Greece 2019 Interim Travel

April 16, 2018

Why not spend January 2019 walking in the footsteps of the gods? Join us as we explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the Saronic Islands, and more. Greek mythology will never feel more alive than when you're walking through the Temple of Athena Nike or taking in the views of the Parthenon. For more information join us Thursday, April 19th at 9pm in Smith 310. If you are unable to attend or would like more information, please contact Mary Donato or Leslie Haas.

 

Mary Donato | donato@bvu.edu

BVTV Tonight!

April 16, 2018

BVTV's newest show, BVTV Tonight, has a new episode airing Thursday, April 19th at 8 and 10 PM. Tune in to Channel 3 to check it out! Follow our social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BVTVch3 for more updates! 

Tawney Schreier | schrtaw@bvu.edu | Link

What You Need to Know About the Prosper Act: Federal Financial Aid

April 16, 2018

Come to Student Senate's open forum on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 pm to learn about the Prosper Act from Becky Blackman in the finance and financial aid office. This act is currently being debated in congress, and if passed, there will be significant changes made to federal financial aid. This will impact the majority of students on campus, so please join us if you are interested in learning more! If you are unable to make it, our minutes will be posted on the sharepoint website, which all students have access to (see link below).

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

UMC Student Summer Employment

April 16, 2018

BVU's office of University Marketing & Communications is seeking student employees in the following areas for Summer 2018:
Writing and editing copy for web, press releases

  • Office tasks
  • Some photography
  • Building pages and making updates for the BVU Website

Full-time and part-time positions may be available. Interested students can apply at https://bvu.edu/bv/umc/employment.dot. The application deadline is May 4, 2018. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ryan Harder at harderr@bvu.edu or 749.2026.

Ryan Harder | harderr@bvu.edu | Link

Volunteer Recognition Award Nomination

April 15, 2018

Please nominate students, faculty, staff, and groups that you feel have made an impact through service. The students receiving awards will be recognized at the volunteer recognition dinner on May 7th.

Kathryn Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu | Link

Buenafication Day Registration

April 15, 2018

Don't forget to register for Buenafication Day! Registration will close next Tuesday evening. We have Pre K-College involved in service. That day we will have BVU, Alta Aurelia, St. Mary's and SLCS involved in service. Join in! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

2019 Interim Disney Travel Information Meeting

April 14, 2018

2019 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney Coast to Coast

2019 WALT DISNEY TRAVEL INFO MEETING

Thursday, April 19 @ 6:00pm or Tuesday, April 24 @ 4:00pm in Lage Room 30

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30. Your story starts at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and then moves across the country to Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World. This is no typical trip to Disneyland and Walt Disney World! Join Bethany Larson and me as we take you “backstage” to see how the entertainment of theme parks really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations.  The 30-minute information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 at 6pm or Tuesday, April 24 at 4pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Jerry Johnson, 749-1218 or johnson@bvu.edu.

Jerry Johnson | johnson@bvu.edu

LinkedIn Seminar

April 13, 2018

Join us on Tuesday April 17th and make the most of your LinkedIn Profile and learn about online networking with Stacy Sporrer from Kaleidoscope Marketing! Free professional head shots will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the seminar to follow at 5:30 p.m. 

Questions? Contact Kristi Davis in Career and Personal Development! 

Kristi Davis | DavisK@bvu.edu

Opa! Greece 2019 Interim Travel

April 13, 2018

Why not spend January 2019 walking in the footsteps of the gods? Join us as we explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the Saronic Islands, and more. Greek mythology will never feel more alive than when you're walking through the Temple of Athena Nike or taking in the views of the Parthenon. For more infomation join us Tuesday, April 17th at 8pm in DE 218 or Thursday, April 19th at 9pm in Smith 310.

Mary Donato | donato@bvu.edu

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 13, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:00pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

LinkedIn Seminar with Kaleidoscope Marketing

April 11, 2018

Make the most of your LinkedIn Profile and learn about online networking with BVU Alum, Stacy Sporrer, from Kaleidoscope Marketing!

Free professional head shots will be available beginning at 5:00 pm in front of the Science Center with the seminar to follow at 5:30pm in ESSC 126.

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Summer Housing Applications Now Available

April 11, 2018

Are you planning on working on campus or in the Storm Lake surrounding area for the summer? Do you plan to live on campus? If so, Summer Housing applications are now available. Please visit http://bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot to print, fill out, and submit an application by 5pm on Monday, May 7th, 2018. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Suite Applications for 2018-2019

April 11, 2018

Storm Lake Residents - If you are interested in living in the Suites for the 2018-2019 acadmic year, you may pick up a Suites Application from the Office for Student Affairs. Applications will be due by 5pm on Friday, April 13th.

For more information regarding the Room Draw process, please visit www.bvu.edu/reslife and click on "Room Draw."

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidate

April 11, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidate #3 in the School of Business Conference Room on Tuesday, April 17, from 10:00 AM-10:45 AM. The CV for the candidate will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Sodexo Marquis Brunch

April 11, 2018

Sodexo April Marquis Brunch is this Sunday April 15th Serving from 11AM - 1 PM in Dows Conference Center. Come and enjoy a meal prepard by Executive Chef Pat Koffman. Our next brunch will be Mother's Day Brunch on May 13th.

Ken Allen | Allenk@bvu.edu

Sodexo Consumer Loyalty Survey

April 11, 2018

Sodexo would like to hear from you! Our Spring 2018 survey process is live thru Saturday April 21st @ midnight. Your feedback is fital to our sucess as we try to become the best that we can be and make everyday a better day for everyone that we serve. To access the survey, go to <https://tinyurl.com/y9oxxvq9> At the end of the Survey, there will be 2 drawings for $100 gift cards! Everyone could use a couple extra bucks, right? Respectfully, Ken Allen

Ken Allen | Allenk@bvu.edu | Link

Sodexo Student Workers Appreciation Day

April 11, 2018

Wednesday April 11th is Sodexo National Student Worker Appreciation Day! As General Manager, I would like to take a moument to thank all of our Buena Vista University Student Workers for all that they do for us in our journey of trying to make "Everyday a Better Day" for everyone that we serve! We couldn't do it without you! Respectfully, Ken Allen

Ken Allen | Allenk@bvu.edu

Attention Storm Lake Students---You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

April 11, 2018

Your input can make a difference!  On April 3 Storm Lake students received an email with a link to the BVU Campus Climate Survey.  BVU is conducting this survey to gather important input regarding students’ experiences regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct.  Data from this survey will help BVU meaningfully enhance its prevention, education and awareness programs for students.  The findings will assist the University in fostering a safe environment free from sexual misconduct.  All those who participate have a chance to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards.  The survey ends this Friday, April 13! 

Emily Gallagher | gallaghere@bvu.edu

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 11, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Student M.O.V.E. Chats

April 10, 2018

If you are interested in service come chat with members of the Student M.O.V.E. board on Friday 13th outside of the serve and enjoy a cookie. Can't make it on Friday no problem. On April 17th from 6-8 pm, Student M.O.V.E. will be hosting a coffee chat. Come talk to us about applying for a VP position on the board and grab a coffee on us!

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Student M.O.V.E. VP Applications are out!

April 10, 2018

If you are interested in service Student M.O.V.E. is the place for you. We have positions ranging from Marketing to Planning Service Opportunities on and off campus to Educational programming. Join a group that shares a passion for service and community by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/0K5Nr4HCv8qSz8ef1 

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu | Link

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

April 10, 2018

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board of loyal beavers is on display near Anderson Auditorium. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003). If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Or, you can complete your form electronically by going to Beavernet, then Employee Services and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Humans VS Zombies Release Date

April 10, 2018

Humans vs Zombies date is... April 20 - 22. This means you guys can start to register online. The link is ... 

Glenn Hackbarth | hackgle@bvu.edu | Link

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 9, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 9, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Easter Island Jan 2019

April 9, 2018

Imagine standing in the shadow of the historical moai, colossal statues of Easter Island, while leaning about how they were created and the people who chiseled them from the volcanic rock. Explore issues of sustainability and our interdependence upon one another, by being on this 63 square mile island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Finally, as a member of this travel course, you will be living with a Rapanui family, welcomed into the hearts and lives of the local people. For more information, attend one of our information sessions next week: Mon. 16 April at 3:00pm and Tues 17 April @ 11am both in Wood’s House. If you are unable to attend, or have questions, contact Prof. David Boelter or Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

ACES

April 9, 2018

ACES events are starting to wind down for the semester, please plan ahead so that you are able to fulfill your requirement of two Cutural and two Scholarly events. 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

Student Recognition Dinner RSVP

April 9, 2018

The deadline to RSVP for the Student Recognition Dinner is April 16th.  Please send your response this week if you have not already done so. 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 8, 2018

 

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

 

Contact: Atieno Winnie 

EmailKabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | Kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

Buenafication Day Registration

April 8, 2018

Don't forget to register for Buenafication Day! We have Pre K-College involved in service. That day we will have BVU, Alta Aurelia, St. Mary's and SLCS involved in service. Join in! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

At-Large Elections

April 8, 2018

For those of you interested in being an At-Large Senator, please send a poster to Jacob Staudt by Thursday, April 12! This is a great opportunity to be a representative for your peers and we hope you will join us for the coming year. 

Please click the link below to view our website for more information on what we do!

Jacob Staudt | staujac@bvu.edu | Link

President's Council Meeting

April 6, 2018

The next President's Council meeting will be Monday, April 9th at 8pm in FM1. This is a very important meeting as Student Senate will be covering the Allocations process. If you are the president of a registered student organization please plan to attend. If you are unable to attend, please send a proxy from you student organization in your place. See you there!

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

Attention Storm Lake Students---You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

April 6, 2018

Your input can make a difference!  On April 3 Storm Lake students received an email with a link to the BVU Campus Climate Survey.  BVU is conducting this survey to gather important input regarding students’ experiences regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct.  Data from this survey will help BVU meaningfully enhance its prevention, education and awareness programs for students.  The findings will assist the University in fostering a safe environment free from sexual misconduct.  All those who participate have a chance to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.  The survey runs from 4/3 – 4/13. 

Emily Gallagher | gallaghere@bvu.edu

Summer Employment

April 6, 2018

The Mailroom is looking for a Student that is looking for Summer employment. The hours would be 9:00AM to 3:00PM Monday thru Friday with an hour lunch break. Duties include recieving, sorting and deliverly of mail, processing out going mail, providing customer service though out the day, along with other projects and activities. Students working on campus during the summer may also complete a housing application to live on campus thoughout the summer months. To learn more about the postion availble and the housing opportunity, please contact Daniel Newcomb @newcombd@bvu.edu

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@nvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidate

April 6, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidate #2 in the School of Business Conference Room on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. The CV for the candidate will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

LinkedIn Seminar

April 6, 2018

Mark your calenders for the LinkedIn Seminar on April 17th! BVU Alum, Stacy Sporrer from Kaleidoscope Marketing will be speaking about the importance of online networking using social media networks including LinkedIn! 

In addition, free headshots will be offered at 5:00 pm with the seminar beginning at 5:30pm.

Questions? Contact Kristi Davis in Career and Personal Development! 

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

April 5, 2018

Faculty & staff: please join President Merchant for monthly “Java with Josh” meetings! These monthly discussions will be centered around a specific topic, and will give BVU faculty and staff the opportunity to come enjoy coffee and donuts and converse about various topics.

This month's Java w/ Josh will be held on April 19th from 10-11 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on facility needs across campus. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by April 13. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Card Board Boat Races

April 5, 2018

Looking for a challenge? Well here it is, get your organization, roommates or team together and build a card board boat for the boat float on Saturday, May 5 at 10 am. There will be prizes as well as some food and beverages. If you need supplies the Rec House will have some for you. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

April 5, 2018

Facilities Management has positions available for student workers, primarily in the custodial area.  Positions are limited, so please e-mail maintenance@bvu.edu at your earliest convenience.

Keith Schmdit | schmidt@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 4, 2018

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

Contact: Atieno Winnie 

Email: Kabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

Couch Conversations: Disability Awareness

April 4, 2018

Come join us as we dicuss visible & invisible disabilities, how to disable the label, and ways to not "dis" our abilities. Cookies and juice will be served.

Location:2nd floor White Lounge/ Kitchen

Date: Monday, April 9th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Hosted by the Multicultural Enagement Leadership Team (MELT)

Victoria Hodge | Hodgvic@bvu.edu

Korean Culture Day

April 4, 2018

LOCATION CHANGE (Pierce/White Lobby)

Come out to share and learn about Korean Culture with food, music, and games!

@ 7pm

Hosted by the Asian Culture Club.

Jing "Cris" Xun | xunjin@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidate

April 4, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidate #2 in the School of Business Conference Room on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. The CV for the candidate will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Attention Storm Lake Students---You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

April 4, 2018

Your input can make a difference!  On April 3 Storm Lake students received an email with a link to the BVU Campus Climate Survey.  BVU is conducting this survey to gather important input regarding students’ experiences regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct.  Data from this survey will help BVU meaningfully enhance its prevention, education and awareness programs for students.  The findings will assist the University in fostering a safe environment free from sexual misconduct.  All those who participate have a chance to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.  The survey runs from 4/3 – 4/13. 

Emily Gallagher | gallaghere@bvu.edu

BARC Goes to TLC Dog Shelter

April 3, 2018

Join BARC (Beaver Animal Rescue and Care) as we volunteer at the dog shelter in Newell, IA. We will be meeting at 9:30, by the Victory Bell, to carpool. We will be walking dogs, cleaning up the shelter, and playing with the dogs. Then we will be coming back to campus around 1:30.

Aubrey Anderson | andeaub@bvu.edu

Suite Applications for 2018-2019

April 3, 2018

Storm Lake Residents - If you are interested in living in the Suites for the 2018-2019 acadmic year, you may pick up a Suites Application beginning on Monday, April 9th at 9am from the Office for Student Affairs. Applications will be due by 5pm on Friday, April 13th.

For more information regarding the Room Draw process, please visit www.bvu.edu/reslife and click on "Room Draw."

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

IM Slow Pitch Softball League

April 3, 2018

Even though it doesn't look it, slow pitch softball season is right around the corner! Coed will be played on Tuesday nights with the first night being April 17 while men's will be played on Wednesday nights with the first night being April 18. For coed you must have three females and three males on the field at all times and must have 9 players to start a game. For men's you must have at least 9 players to start a game. Please make sure your entire team is signed up through IMLeagues.com. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

April 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board of loyal beavers is on display near Anderson Auditorium. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003). If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Or, you can complete your form electronically by going to Beavernet, then Employee Services and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 3, 2018

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 PM. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

 

Contact: Atieno Winnie 

EmailKabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

BYOB...Bring Your Own Brain to the Party ACES

April 3, 2018

Alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs in college?  Let’s face it, college is a time when many students try or experiment with new things including alcohol and other drugs.   Unfortunately, most of the information regarding these topics is inaccurate and comes from friends or unreliable sources like the internet.  So here is a chance to get it RIGHT!  Join us for a BYOB…Bring Your Brain to the Party ACES program where students will have the opportunity to have their questions answered anonymously about alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.  Questions may vary, and nothing is off limits!  Perhaps you have a question about campus rules and policies.  Maybe you want to know about the effects these substances have on learning and academic success.  What about the physical, mental health, and relationship issues associated with usage? Or maybe you have questions about the consequences when law enforcement becomes involved with underage drinking, drunk driving, or possession of illegal substances.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Team Wellness members will host a booth next to the cent room where students can put “their questions” into a box OR submit a question online!  All questions will be kept anonymous and will be answered during the program by a panel of experts including professionals from Buena Vista University and the Storm Lake Police Department.  BYOB… Bring Your Own Brain to the Party ACES will be in Dows Conference Center Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All attendees to the event will be entered into a drawing to win a fun “night out” with a friend or significant other!  The prize includes a gift certificate to Smokin’ Herford BBQ for dinner, movie tickets, and a gift certificate to Bozwellz for dessert! Please join us!

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

FACES Poetry Party

April 3, 2018

April is National Poetry Month, and FACES, BVU's literary & fine arts magazine, invites you to come celebrate! Join us in The Underground from 6pm to 7:30pm to create your own poems, engage with the open mic, have some refreshments, and hang out with other lovers of poetry. No previous poetry experience required.

Ranelle Irwin | irwiran@bvu.edu

Join Student Senate on Buenafication Day!

April 3, 2018

Any students who do not have a team/club/organization to volunteer with on Buenafication day are invited and encouraged to join Student Senate in washing and cleaning police and fire vehicles! We are looking forward to this fun activity and hope you will join us! Please sign up at the link below.

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

Volunteers needed!

April 2, 2018

Are you looking for a community service opportunity for this weekend? Saturday, April 14 at TLC Canine Center is having their annual spring cleaning day and they have many projects that they need help with. For more information, please contact Sarah Callihan. 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Student Senate Executive Board

April 2, 2018

Please join Student Senate in congratulating the 2018-2019 Student Senate executive board: Alan Maldonado as President, Natalie Brewer as Vice President, Tate Holmes as Treasurer, and Emily Brewer as Secretary. These students are phenomenal representatives and have exciting goals for next year. I encourage you to approach them and learn more about what Student Senate is all about. 

If you are interested in being an at-large Senator for the 2018-2019 school year, please submit posters to Jacob Staudt at jacstaud@bvu.edu by April 12, 2018.  Elections will open on April 26th and close on May 3rd. Below is a link to access our Sharpoint website. You can find our meeting minutes, allocation forms, and constitution on this page.

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

Buenafication Day Registration

April 2, 2018

Buenafication Day registration is open. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register. We have over 30 different locations to volunteer. We are continuing our partnership with PreK-12 with Storm Lake Community Schools, St. Mary's high school and Alta Aurelia High School. It will be a great day filled with service from morning to evening! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu | Link

Give Pulse

April 2, 2018

Win prizes! Serve your community! Build your resume! By logging your hours to Give Pulse, you will be able to keep track of all of your community service volunteer work. This can help you when you are applying for jobs, internships or even scholarships. Please sign up at www.givepulse.com! For more information, visit http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/logging-hours.dot or contact Sarah Callihan.

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu | Link

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 2, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidates

March 29, 2018

Open sessions will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidates #1 and #2 in the School of Business Conference Room.  The session for Candidate #1 will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM, and the session for Candidate #2 will be held on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. CVs will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Open Session-Assistant Professor of Management Candidate

March 29, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Assistant Professor of Management Candidate #2 on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM in the School of Business Conference Room.  CV will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Summer Admissions Internship Position

March 29, 2018

30 hours/week

Start Date:  June 1, 2018 through August 25, 2018. Prefer junior but will consider other class levels.  Could lead to possible employment during school year.

Job description:  The Admissions office is looking for a summer intern.  We are looking for a motivated student who is able to work independently or in a group setting.

  • Facilitate campus tours to prospective students
  • Event planning
  • Schedule individual campus visits for prospective students
  • Develop an understanding for the admissions enrollment process
  • Maintain contact with prospective students with postcards, phone calls or text messages.
  • Represent the university in a professional and enthusiastic manner
  • Attend weekly team meetings with Admissions
  • Research projects and data analysis as assigned

Contact Deb Willer or Gina Hartman in Admissions for more detail
Send resume and cover letter to Willerd@bvu.edu or Hartmang@bvu.edu

Contact Deb Willer or Gina Hartman | Willerd@bvu.edu

New Course: Public Communication

March 28, 2018

The Communication Studies program is offering a new course in Fall 2018. Public Communication (COMM 227) is an introduction to communication in the public sphere. How professionals talk—in public—about their various fields matters. It determines how we as a society understand and engage our shared world. Topics like climate change, vaccines, technology, sexuality, crime, education, religion, and the economy (as well as myriad other topics), are important to everyone. In this class, you will learn how to talk about your area of expertise in a way that non-experts can understand. Along the way, you'll...

  • polish your oral presentation skills;
  • learn how to handle microphones and sound amplification;
  • practice techniques of voice control and body language, and
  • experience on-camera speaking.

In short, you will prepare yourself to speak in public about matters of collective importance that you know and care about.

Open to all majors. Tu/Th 9:30-10:45am.

Bryan Kampbell | kampbell@bvu.edu

Winners of the Faculty & Staff Campaign Drawing

March 28, 2018

Congratulations to Dan Newcomb (Storm Lake) and Mallory Todd (OSG) who won the Faculty & Staff Campaign drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign so far. There's still time to make a pledge. To complete your form electronically, log on to Beavernet, then choose Employee Services and Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc for more information about the campaign.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidates

March 28, 2018

Open sessions will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidates #1 and #2 in the School of Business Conference Room.  The session for Candidate #1 will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM, and the session for Candidate #2 will be held on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. CVs will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Open Session-Assistant Professor of Management Candidate

March 28, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Assistant Professor of Management Candidate #2 on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM in the School of Business Conference Room.  CV will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

CAE - Easter break hours

March 28, 2018

The CAE will be closing on Thursday at 5:00 PM.  We will reopen on Monday at 6:00 PM. 

Donna Musel | museld@bvu.edu | Link

ALPS Go Kart & Sky Zone

March 27, 2018

Join ALPS on April 15th for a trip to MB2 Raceway and Sky Zone in Grimes, Iowa for a fun filled day! Leave that morning at 8:30 and be back to school that evening at 6:30. The cost is $20 a person and 12 spots are availiable. Hurry and sign up in the Business office as spots will fill up fast!

Tyler Prescott | prestyl@bvu.edu

Social Science/Social Work General Education Courses

March 27, 2018

Looking for a general education course that will help you see the world in several ways?  Try SCWK/SOCI 100 Modern Social Problems.  In addition to looking at a variety of social issues, you can earn one of your Social Science Critical Thinking and Writing (CTW) requirements when taking this class!

If you want a general education class where you learn about social welfare and fields of social work practice—you never know when it will come in handy--you might try SCWK 200 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.  Guess what!  This class also meets the Social Science Critical Thinking and Writing Requirement!

Looking for a social science general education class with a focus on older adults?  Why not try SCWK 351 Aging in American Society.  You’ll learn about and take part in actual group work with older adults—lots of fun!

Finally, if you are disappointed that PHIL/SOCI 351 Racism and Sexism is not being offered in the fall, not to worry.  While that class has gone away, Social Work is now offering SCWK 355 Intersectionality: Oppression, Privilege, & Justice.  This class also meets the Social Science Critical Thinking and Writing requirement!  What more could you ask for.  

Kathryn McKinley | mckinley@bvu.edu

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

March 27, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Rec House Closed for Easter

March 27, 2018

The Rec House will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2 for the Easter Holiday. Thanks and enjoy your break. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

2FIX Hours

March 27, 2018

Easter Break Hours

2fix will close Thursday March 29th at 5:00PM through Monday April 2nd at 7:00AM. Tickets can be submitted at help.bvu.edu or leave a detailed message at 712-749-2349 and we will get back with you as soon as possible. Happy Easter!

Janet Cedar | janet@bvu.edu

ACES - Gone Phishing

March 27, 2018

Information Technology Services Presents: ACES – GONE PHISHING

Event Date: April 4th in Hanson 8

4PM – 5PM

2fix would like to invite you to take a short phishing quiz and test your knowledge of phishing. Please go to phishing.bvu.edu to complete a survey on this topic. The quiz will be open until April 6th at 5 PM and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. 

 As a token of our appreciation for completing the quiz, we would like to enter you into a random drawing for one of ten $10 Amazon gift cards (prizes will be taxable). To be eligible for the random drawing for the prizes, you will need to complete the quiz and get all 11 questions correct. Winners will be drawn on Monday, April 9th, and notified via email and the BVU News.

Janet Cedar | janet@bvu.edu

FLY FISHING

March 26, 2018

April 20-22 Flying fish trip

Location: Decorah

Food and travel: covered

Price: $15

Come join us on a spring trout fishing trip in Decorah, Iowa. Poles and waders will be provided. Sign up at the business office.

Gage Cook | cookgag@bvu.edu

Internship Opportunity with the Buena Vista County Family Treatment Court

March 26, 2018

BVU and the BV County Attorney’s Office are partnering to offer BVU students an awesome internship opportunity with the BV County Family Treatment Court (FTC). FTC is a program parents can be involved in if they have a substance abuse problem and are in danger of parental rights being terminated due to abuse or neglect of children. Parent participants engage in various activities aimed at ceasing drug abuse, gaining parenting skills, and improving the parent-child relationship. FTC takes a multidisciplinary team approach, which means that there are professionals from many disciplines involved in each parent’s case (e.g., attorneys, DHS, child welfare, substance abuse counselors, mental health providers, in-home family services providers, etc.) FTC Interns observe the FTC court process, individually shadow treatment team members, and are involved in special projects for the FTC. This is a great opportunity for students from a variety of disciplines and is a way to build your resume or CV, make professional connections, and get real-world job experience. Contact Dr. Tracy Thomas for more information or an application.

Dr. Tracy Thomas | Thomas2@BVU.edu

The Psychology of Sexual Behavior

March 26, 2018

A new Special Topics course will be offered Fall 2018 in the Psychology Department: PSYCH 450 – The Psychology of Sexual Behavior. This class will focus on the psychology behind “normal,” “abnormal,” and criminal sexual behavior. It will cover currently-debated topics, such as the effects of pornography on a person’s “real” sex life and how the internet has changed what is considered a “normal” sex life. This class does NOT have any prerequisites and will meet MWF 8-8:50am – What better way to start your morning? Contact Dr. Tracy Thomas with questions.

Dr. Tracy Thomas | Thomas2@BVU.edu

2nd Call for Honors Archive Project Volunteers

March 26, 2018

The Honors Archive Project is still looking for volunteers to standardize, organize, index, and help to develop a coherent, shareable, searchable collection of the final projects completed by students in the BVU Honors Program, and we think YOU would be perfect for the job!
 
So -- why should I volunteer?
 
 
  1. Volunteers can work on their own time and contribute as much work as they like on whichever available jobs happen to interest them.
  2. Volunteers will learn and practice useful skills: editing, proofreading, writing abstracts, indexing, assigning metadata, working with research and reference lists in a citation management program (Zotero), formatting documents to match a publication style guide, dealing responsibly with copyright and intellectual property issues, and working collaboratively on a large-scale project with a complex multi-phase workflow.
  3. Volunteers can earn a resume/CV line or two, indicative of the skills they've exercised in their work on the project.
 
Great! How do I sign up?
 
Send an email to Dr. Bernhardt and ask to be added to the Honors Archive Project's SharePoint Group; this is where most of the work on the archive will take place. Only members of the group will have access to the site, so you must be added to the group in order to do work on the project.
 
When do I start?
 
This is the second call for volunteers for the Spring term of 2018. The group site is now live and the first two jobs for the project are now available. You should receive your site/group invite shortly after you contact Dr. Bernhardt.
 
This is a good opportunity to use some of your spare time to help to make a BIG project happen. Send that email to join up now!

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu

ACES Mid-Term Grades

March 26, 2018

ACES Mid-Term explanation: In order to get a Pass for your ACES Mid-Term grade you need to have attended at least two ACES events. A Pass at Mid-Term does not gaurentee a Pass for the semester only that you are on track to pass. 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

GOOD IN EATS IN HEALTH SERVICES

March 26, 2018

Please come to Health Services to sample some healthy snacks and learn about eating right on Wednesday, March 28 9 a.m-3:30 p.m.! Enter for a chance to WIN a Good Eats basket of food, a healthy cookbook or a basket of apples/bananas including an apple corer & peanut butter. 

Kim Carver | CarverK@bvu.edu

The Passion of the Christ

March 26, 2018

IMPACT and InterVarsity will be hosting a showing of the movie The Passion of the Christ on Wednesday, March 28, at 7pm in the Briscoe Hall lounge.  The movie is about the story of Jesus Christ's death and the twelve hours of his life leading up to it. We are watching the movie in preparation for Good Friday, the day Jesus dies on the cross, which is March 30 this year.  All are welcome, and feel free to bring a blanket or pillow.  Hope to see you there!

Olivia Wieseler | wiesoli@bvu.edu

Buenafication Day Individual Registration Open

March 25, 2018

Buenafication Day registration has opened for faculty, staff and students! The website is updated with a list of service sites available http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/projects.dot To register go here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Buenafication Day is May 1st.

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu

What you doing J-Term 2019?

March 24, 2018

The Easter Island Travel Course will provide you with the opportunity to explore a few cities in Chile, and then spend a week living on Easter Island. You will be able to immerse yourself in the culture and life of the Rapanui people, explore the world of the gigantic statues (moai), and learn about life is the Pacific Ocean. For information attend one of the Informational sessions: Tues 3 April 11am in Forum #1, or Wed. 4 April at 6pm in Wood’s House, or contact David Boelter or Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Fall 18 Course

March 24, 2018

Ever heard of Lilith? Ever wonder where Adam was when Eve was having a conversation with the serpent? Do you have other questions regarding the Genesis narrative of creation of the world and human beings? Then RELI 321 Women in Religion & Philosophy: Images of Eve is a course for you this coming Fall. We will spend the semester carefully examining Genesis 1-3 and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations of it. This is a General Education—Humanities, writing intensive course and meets T/Th 12:00pm-1:15pm. This is also a GWST course. If you have questions, contact Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

March 23, 2018

Facilities Management has positions available for student workers primarily in the custodial area.  Positions are limited, so please e-mail maintenance@bvu.edu at your earliest convenience.

Keith Schmidt | schmidt@bvu.edu

Good Eats in Health Services

March 23, 2018

Please come sample some healthy snacks while learning about eating right on Wednesday, March 28th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.!  Enter for a chance to WIN a Good Eats basket of food, a healthy cookbook, or a basket of apples and bananas, apple corer and peanut butter!

Kim Carver | carverk@bvu.edu

Purchase Order Cutoff Date

March 23, 2018

It’s that time of year again when purchases should be coming to an end for this fiscal year.  Effective at 5pm on April 3, 2018, all purchase requisitions using operating budgets (10 accounts) must be approved by both the department VP and the Vice President for Finance and Administration, regardless of the dollar amount.  This step will be done automatically in BeaverNet.  Remember that you should not purchase your items from the vendor until you have a PDF copy of the final purchase order in hand (issued by the Business Office).  The RP number generated in BeaverNet is not the PO number.  If you have any purchasing related questions, please contact Deana Hoeg-Ryan at ext. 2216.

BVU Business Office | busoffice@bvu.edu

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

March 23, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign! There's still time to be entered in the drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe by returning your tan pledge form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 27. Or, you may fill out the form electronically by going to Beavernet, Employee Services, and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. For more info, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

ACES - Gone Phishing

March 23, 2018

Information Technology Services Presents:

 ACES – GONE PHISHING

Event Date: April 4th in Hanson 8

4PM – 5PM

 2fix would like to invite you to take a short phishing quiz and test your knowledge of phishing. Please go to phishing.bvu.edu to complete a survey on this topic. The quiz will be open until April 6th at 5 PM and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. 

 As a token of our appreciation for completing the quiz, we would like to enter you into a random drawing for one of ten $10 Amazon gift cards (prizes will be taxable). To be eligible for the random drawing for the prizes, you will need to complete the quiz and get all 11 questions correct. Winners will be drawn on Monday, April 9th, and notified via email and the BVU News.

Janet Cedar | janet@bvu.edu

ALPS Applications

March 22, 2018

If you are interested in the outdoors and want to get some leadership experience then we have the organization for you! ALPS has positions coming open so if you are interested please email Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu for an application.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Easter Island Travel Course for Jan 2019

March 22, 2018

The focus for the BVU Easter Island Jan 2019 travel course is Art, Religion/Culture, and the Environment. We begin by exploring the cities of Santiago, Valparaiso, and Vina Del Mar in Chile. Then we fly to Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and immerse ourselves in the culture and life of the Rapanui people. We explore the world of the gigantic statues (moai), live with a local Rapanui family, learn about life in the Pacific Ocean, and experience the importance of living sustainably. For more information contact: David Boelter or Swasti Bhattacharyya. Attend one of the Informational sessions: Tues 3 April 11am or Wed. 4 April at 6pm.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Open Session-Assistant Professor of Management Candidate

March 21, 2018

Attention Faculty/Staff: An Open Session for Assistant Professor of Management candidate #1 will held in the School of Business Conference Room on Wednesday, March 28 from 11:00-11:30 AM. The candidate’s resume is available on BeaverNET (Employee Services-Open Session Candidates).

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Faculty and Staff Campaign

March 21, 2018

A big thank you to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign! There's still time to be entered in the drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe by returning your tan pledge form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 27. Or, you may fill out the form electronically by going to Beavernet, Employee Services, and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. For more info, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Changes to a Social Science Gen Ed Option

March 21, 2018

If you're looking for a Social Sciences Gen Ed option in the Fall that counts as your "Critical Thinking and Writing" requirement, consider PSYC 111: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. There are no pre-requisites for the class, and it's taught at a truly first-year level. In addition, if you've already taken Psyc 100 (General Psych), you can STILL take Psyc 111 (Social) as a second Social Science Gen Ed course, because Psyc 111 is cross-listed as a Sociology course. That means it counts as a different academic area. All are welcome to join this fun and exciting class that will cover attraction, love, altruism, self-esteem, aggression, violence, and many other aspects of human social interactions. This Fall, it's offered Tuesday/Thursday at 9:30-10:45 am.

Wind Goodfriend | goodfriend@bvu.edu

ACES Mid-Term Grades

March 21, 2018

ACES Mid-Term explanation: In order to get a Pass for your ACES Mid-Term grade you need to have attended at least two ACES events. A Pass at Mid-Term does not gaurentee a Pass for the semester only that you are on track to pass. 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

The Passion of the Christ

March 20, 2018

IMPACT and InterVarsity will be hosting a showing of the movie The Passion of the Christ on Wednesday, March 28, at 7pm in the Briscoe Hall lounge.  The movie is about the story of Jesus Christ's death and the twelve hours of his life leading up to it. We are watching the movie in preparation for Good Friday, the day Jesus dies on the cross, which is March 30 this year.  All are welcome, and feel free to bring a blanket or pillow.  Hope to see you there!

Olivia Wieseler | wiesoli@bvu.edu

Faculty and Staff Campaign

March 16, 2018

A big thank you to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign! There's still time to be entered in the drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe by returning your tan pledge form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 27. You may also fill out the form electronically by going to Beavernet, Employee Services, and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. For more info, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Scholars Day Submission Deadline

March 14, 2018

The deadline for submitting an abstract for Scholars Day is Friday, March 30, 2018 at 4:00pm.  After the submission date has passed, students who have submitted abstracts and the listed faculty sponsors will receive email communications regarding the details of poster printing, verbal presentation schedules, etc.

 Abstracts can be submitted here: https://www.bvu.edu/showcase

Dr. Tracy Thomas | Thomas2@BVU.edu | Link

RAICES Noche de Baile

March 14, 2018

RAICES, MELT, Art Club, and BSU invite you to a Night of Dance! Come down to the Underground on Thursday, March 15 from 8 to 11 pm to enjoy good music, piñatas, and a Woman's History Month costume contest where we will choose the "best woman" and "best woman and side-kick" costumes. Did we mention the $25 gift cards you could win? LA JUA'S TACOS FOR SALE!!!, Taco plate with pastry and drink for $5 or $1.50 per taco. All proceeds go to Fiesta Latina!

 

Karla Trujillo | trujkar@bvu.edu

Honors Archive Project: Call for Volunteers

March 14, 2018

The Honors Archive Project is looking for volunteers to standardize, organize, index, and help to develop a coherent, shareable, searchable collection of the final projects completed by students in the BVU Honors Program, and we think YOU would be perfect for the job! We'll be creating cover sheets, abstracts, shared bibliographies, texts for publication, etc.

 

So -- why should I volunteer?

 

  • Volunteers can work on their own time and contribute as much work as they like (give or take the Dean's Fellows quota for credit) on whichever available jobs happen to interest them. All of the work will be done digitally, either in the project's SharePoint site or in the project's Zotero group.

  • Volunteers will learn and practice useful skills: editing, proofreading, writing abstracts, indexing, assigning metadata, working with research and reference lists in a citation management program (Zotero), formatting documents to match a publication style guide, dealing responsibly with copyright and intellectual property issues, and working collaboratively on a large-scale project with a complex multi-phase workflow.

  • Volunteers can earn a resume/CV line or two, indicative of the skills they've exercised in their work on the project.

Great! How do I sign up?

 

Send an email to Dr. Bernhardt and ask to be added to the Honors Archive Project's SharePoint Group; this is where most of the work on the archive will take place. Only members of the group will have access to the site, so you must be added to the group in order to do work on the project.

 

When do I start?

 

This is the open, campus-wide call for any and all interested students. The group site will go live and the first jobs will be open to volunteers on March 26, 2018. You should receive your site/group invite at that time.

 

This is a good opportunity to use some of your spare time to help to make a BIG project happen. Send that email to join up now!

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

March 14, 2018

Facilities Management has positions available for student workers primarily in the custodial area.  Positions are limited, so please e-mail maintenance@bvu.edu at your earliest convenience.

Keith Schmidt | schmidt@bvu.edu

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

March 14, 2018

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?  As part of a team of students you will have the chance to participate in an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan under the guidance of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Your team will have the opportunity to pitch your plan to area venture capitalists.  You will also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area offers.  Applications are due by March 16, 2018.  Please contact Cindy McDonough McDonoughC@bvu.edu for application materials.  For more information on the application process, please contact Lisa Best, Interim Dean, Harold Walter Siebens School of Business, BestL@bvu.edu, 712-749-2195.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Library Hours, Spring Break Week

March 13, 2018

During Spring Break week the Library will be open Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 25 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Fall 2018 Registration

March 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Registration begins on April 3rd. Your student account must be paid in full, or if are on the BVU Payment Plan, you must be up-to-date with your monthly payments. Please contact the Business Office with any questions regarding your student account. 

Thanks,

BVU Business Office

103 Dixon Eilers

712-749-2041

busoffice@bvu.edu

Business Office | busoffice@bv.edu

IMPACT Spring Retreat

March 13, 2018

Take a refreshing weekend for IMPACT's Spring Retreat with James Roland, Pastor of Hope Evangelical Free Church. A great time of worship, relaxation, games and great food! No-cost weekend! We will leave campus on Friday, April 6 at 5 pm and return Sunday, April 8 before 11 am. Bring your sleeping bag! Contact Ken Meissner for details. Sign-up sheet located in Student Affairs Annex. Hope to see you there!

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Passover Haggadah (Seder)

March 13, 2018

Discover a glimpse of the Jewish Passover/Haggadah, April 4th in Forum Room 5 with a delicious meal, learn about a favorite Jewish holiday, with highlights of the traditional Seder, music, plus dessert! Please contact Chaplain Ken Meissner for details, sign-up sheet in Student Affairs Annex

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Faculty and Staff Campaign

March 13, 2018

A big thank you to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign! There is still time to be entered in the drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe by returning your tan pledge form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 27. You may also fill out the form electronically by going to Beavernet, Employee Services, and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. For more info, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Legislative Forum

March 12, 2018

Legislative Forum

King's Pointe Waterpark Resort * Awaysis Ballroom

10:00-11:00am

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

State Representative Gary Worthan, Representative Dan Huseman, and State Senator Mark Segebart will discuss issues before the Legislature and answer questions from the public.

Sponsored by Salud! and the City of Storm Lake

Stephanie Wilhelm | steph@bvu.edu

Give Pulse

March 12, 2018

Do you volunteer and have trouble tracking your hours? Sign up for Give Pulse! This site allows users to track their community service hours which can help with resumes, job interviews and managing your time! For more information, contact Sarah Callihan. 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu | Link

Are you planning to stay on-campus for Spring Break?

March 12, 2018

The Residence Life Break Request Form is available for Spring Break requests now through Wednesday, March 14th at 10pm. The residence halls will close for Spring Break beginning at 5pm on Friday, March 16th, 2018 and will reopen at 12noon on Sunday, March 25th, 2018.

Please understand that there is no food service available as Sodexo closes at 1:30pm on Friday, March 16th and will not re-open until 5pm on Sunday, March 25th.

During spring break week, Residence Life staff members will complete Health and Safety Inspections. Please visit http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/moving-in.dot to make sure that your room does not contain items that are not allowed.

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

SAB Spring Survey

March 12, 2018

Fill out the form and you will be put into a drawing for one of two prizes: the travel package or the spring break package. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1v_rThgigJZb0LoWDJXyXOidBA5pSkYEPOr3YgrYWTTo/edit?ts=5a95f2

Sarah Mueller | muelsar@bvu.edu | Link

RAICES Noche de Baile

March 12, 2018

RAICES, MELT, Art Club, and BSU invite you to a Night of Dance! Come down to the Underground on Thursday, March 15 from 8 to 11 pm to enojy good music, piñatas, and a Woman's Hisotry Month costume contest where we will choose the best woman and best woman and side-kick costumes. Did we mention the $25 gift cards you could win? Food plates with La Jua´s tacos, a pastry, and a drink will be available for purchase for 5 dollars. All proceeds go to Fiesta Latina! 

Karla Trujillo | trujkar@bvu.edu

Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff Door Prize Winners

March 9, 2018

Thanks to all who attended or viewed remotely the Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff and a big thank you to those of you who have turned in your pledge forms! Congratulations to door prize winners: Amy Maier (t-shirt), Cookie Baker (water bottle and Dairy Queen gift coupon), Trevor Berneking (baseball cap), Brandy Ripke (t-shirt), Kris Pearson (flash drive), and Lori Berglund (napsack). If you didn't pick up your pledge form, it was sent to you in campus mail. If you turn in your form by March 27, you will be entered in a drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. For more info, visit the campaign website at www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Be Well and Get Active... Just in Time for Spring Break!

March 8, 2018

Check out the following events brought to you by Health Services:

Event  1: Be Well & Meditate
When: Monday, March 12 at 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Forum Room 5
Summary: Come and escape from the noise and learn how to relax through meditation led by Ken Meissner!
Bring a pillow and a blanket!

Event 2: Total Body Workout
When: Tuesday, March 13 at 7-8 p.m.
Where: Fitness and Health Center
             1307 West Milwaukee Ave.
             Storm Lake, IA 50588
             Phone: 712.732.7722
Summary: Free Total Body Workout with BVU Alumni and Personal Trainer, Lesa Turnquist. Transportation will be provided.
Contact: Briana Roberts (robertsb@bvu.edu)
Limited to 20 spots, sign up by Monday, March 12

Event 3: Get Fit
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 5-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m.
Where: Wellness room in the lower-level of the Fieldhouse (Limit 10 each class)
Summary: Come strengthen your core with the coolest Simply Fit boards (as seen on Shark Tank)! It’s a fun twist to exercise your waistline, strengthen your core and boost your energy!

Briana Roberts | robertsb@bvu.edu

2018 Commencement Fair

March 8, 2018

Seniors - Please plan to attend the 2018 Commencement Fair on Wednesday, March 14th from 10 am to 1pm in Forum Room 5! This is your opportunity to check off a number of items from your graduation preparation checklist! Oh, and, did we mention, win door prizes!

  • Order cap, gown, and class ring
  • Check your graduation requirements with the Registrar
  • Senior Class Gift
  • Share career plans
  • Complete exit process toward graduation with the Business Office
  • Stay connected to BVU through the Alumni Office
  • Plan your future events with Event Services

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

The Good in Chocolate

March 8, 2018

Did you know that eating some chocolate can be good for you? Stop down to Health Services &Wellness this week March 11th -16th anytime between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Celebrate National Chocolate week with us! Take a short quiz to win some chocolate, guess the number of dark chocolate M&M’s and you could win the entire jar, learn the health benefits of dark chocolate and grab some FREE chocolate!  Health Services is located in the lower level of the Sieben's Fieldhouse adjacent to the pool. 

Lorie Stanton | stantonl@bvu.edu

Engaged Campus Awards

March 8, 2018

Iowa Campus Compact is hosting their annual Engaged Campus Awards. The awards are designed to recognize the achievements of students, faculty, staff, alumni, community organizations for their work advancing the civic mission of higher education through community engagement and partnerships that positively impact students and communities in Iowa. Please take time to nominate someone from BVU! 

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | farmer@bvu.edu | Link

Glass Slipper Shop

March 8, 2018

This is our last weekend for Glass Slipper Shop! We have hundreds of dresses from prom dress shops around the state and donated dresses from people right here on campus. The dresses are sold at an affordable rate and the money is donated to CAASA. The hours are Friday 3-6pm and Saturday 9-noon in the basement of SWOPE.

Abby Ross & Taylor Loy | move@bvu.edu

I got a fever and the only cure is more...

March 8, 2018

Tacos? Burgers? Pad Thai? Tell us about your favorite place to eat in Storm Lake! Hurry, today is the last day! It takes about 29 seconds to fill out the form, the exact amount of time as it does to eat a steak taco. Sign-in using your office 365 credentials! 

Josh Weitzel | weitzelj@bvu.edu | Link

Farewell Reception for Coach Van Haaften

March 8, 2018

A come-and-go farewell reception for head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften will be held on Monday, March 12, from 5-7pm at Lake Avenue Lounge as we thank him for all he has given to the University the last 22 years.  The event is open to the entire BVU community.

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

In need of summer employment!

March 7, 2018