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Congratulations 2017 Senior of the Year Semi-finalists!

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

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


The Student Association of Social Workers is offering an educational service trip to St. Louis, MO on April 6-9 where they will be learning about the strengths, weaknesses and history of the community.  Students will be exploring social work agencies and serving the populations connected to those agencies.  Outside of service work, the students are encouraged to explore activities and attractions that St. Louis has to offer.  Cost of this trip is $20 per student and is sponsored by the BVU Weekend Programming Committee. 


Are you up for trying something new! If so, Outdoor Rec has the thing for you! Starting Monday, February 13 we will have open log rolling sessions from 8:00 p.m.-9:00 pm in the Finkbine pool. You will get basic instructions on how to roll and then you will have the opportunity to give it a roll. If interested just show up with a swimming suit. Open roll sessions will be on the 13th, 20th, 27th of February and the 6th and 13th of March. Please contact Trevor Berneking, Director of Recreation Services, at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.


Iowa College Recruiting Network will be holding their Spring Interview Day on Friday, February 17th from 8:30am to 4:45pm at the West Des Moines campus of Simpson College. The Spring Interview Day is open to any seniors looking for a job after graduation and also juniors and sophomores looking to interview for an internship opportunity. 

A.W.O.L. is BVU's alternative spring break program. In the past sixteen years we have sent 641 volunteers 160,000 miles to volunteer 28,000 hours of service! We have volunteered in five different countries and ten different states.

A.W.O.L. Mission: To immerse students in different cultures, heightened social awareness, and to advocate life-long social action through service on a local, regional, national and international level.

Here are the trip descriptions for A.W.O.L. 2017 leaving March 18.  For details of each trip, visit the A.W.O.L. website at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/awol.dot

Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism

Economic Development in Marginalized Communities

Tackling Poverty and Serving Youth

Got Social Justice?


Looking for a Valentines Day gift for your student?   Purchase “Beaver Bucks” for them to use in the Late Night Grill or the Common Grounds Coffee Shop.  Send your check to BVU Business Office, 610 West 4th Street, Storm Lake, IA  50588 and indicate who you are purchasing “Beaver Bucks” for.  Sodexo Food Service will load the value on your student’s ID.  Here’s a great buy on “Beaver Bucks”:

$20.00 purchases $25 in Beaver Bucks

$40.00 purchases $50 in Beaver Bucks

$75.00 purchases $100 in Beaver Bucks

(Note: “Beaver Bucks” will transfer from semester to semester, but not year to year).

Beaver Athletics Weekly will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Beaver Athletic events and results.  You will receive the newsletter via e-mail on a weekly basis throughout the year.  http://bvuathletics.com/fanzone/Beaver_Athletics_Weekly

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