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BVU News Special Announcement: Chickenpox
Within the past 12 hours, a case of Chickenpox was reported on the BVU campus.  While most students have already been vaccinated to protect against this illness, this is a good reminder to check whether you have received two doses of the Chickenpox (also called Varicella) vaccine.  If you haven’t, please contact your healthcare provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

All individuals who have been in close contact with the infected individual mentioned above have been contacted and vaccinated, if they hadn’t been vaccinated previously.  

If you develop a fever and a fluid filled (vesicular) rash, self-isolate or go directly home if possible, and notify the Resident Hall Director (RHD) on duty by calling 712.299.5674. If you are unable to go home due to distance, notify the RHD on duty by calling the same number above and special arrangements will be made for you to isolate on campus. 

Chickenpox is caused by a virus and results in a blister-like rash and fever. It spreads from infected people to others, who have never had Chickenpox or have never received the Chickenpox vaccine, through direct contact or through the air via coughing or sneezing. The best way to prevent Chickenpox is to get the Chickenpox vaccine. For more information please see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Chickenpox fact sheet.

If you have questions, please contact the BVU Health Services & Wellness at 712.749.1238 or healthservices@bvu.edu.

Thank you, 

Tami Laursen
Director of Health Services & Wellness

HOMECOMING 2014
Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2014 on October 4! Meet your old friends and hang out with your fellow Beavers. See the latest innovations on campus and celebrate that Beaver spirit. For the complete schedule of Homecoming events go to www.bvu.edu/homecoming

Students—Rejuvenate your Mind & Body!
Health Services has created a relaxing space with a full body massage chair for BVU students. The use of this service will help lower stress and anxiety and help students’ concentration. According to our recent ACHA-NCHA (American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment) survey data, 45.2% of BVU students have more than above normal stress and 24.9% experience anxiety. Students can now enjoy a 20 minute chair massage in the office of Health Services and Wellness. Chair massage has been scientifically proven to lower stress, reduce muscle tension, rejuvenate the mind and body, and foster alertness- the keys to being a successful student. Students can make appointments by calling Health Services & Wellness at 712-749-1238 or making an appointment in person in the office. Appointments are available every half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
For a complete list of events and deadlines throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, you can access the Academic Calendar at www.bvu.edu/academics

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