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Sept. 26, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·        Burning of Old Main:

Sixty years ago, on September 27, 1956, Old Main, Buena Vista College’s central landmark for sixty-four years, burned down. Even though this was a major loss, it could have been much worse. Through the heroics of several students and faculty, items such as desks, and safes containing student and administrative records, were saved. This was important because it showed the general public that the faculty and students of BV would not let the fire, extinguish their dreams of having a private college located in Storm Lake. This determination resulted in the creation of the Dixon-Eilers Hall and the Schaller Memorial Chapel, which currently reside on the spot where Old Main used to sit.

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. 64, No. 2, October 8, 1956)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Sept. 22, 2016

College Snacking 101 September 28 at 7:30pm

Night study snacks... Popcorn and mini peanut butter sandwiches will be available in Pierce/White atrium at 7:30pm until they are gone!

Contact - Lorie Stanton


Sept. 22, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·         ACES

Cultural events and lecture series are part of a long tradition of campus life at BV.

In 1912, the college held six lecture events. One of the lecture events involved the “Brownie Girl,” whose “special features… [were] musical monologues, story telling and interpretative reading and character work.” Another event involved “[t]he Davault Company… [who] g[a]ve a mixed program of drama, comedy, music and reading.” The main goal of these events was to provide students and members of the community with educational experiences that they otherwise would not receive. Today, the ACES program fulfills the same goal.

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, Vol. XXII, No. 1, September 24, 1912, page 5)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Sept. 21, 2016

Outdoor Adventure Club Applications

Interested in the outdoors? Want to become a part of a leadership team? Then the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is ready to meet you!! OAC is looking for adventure seeking students to become a part of the team! 

Email Katelyn Brinkerhoff if you are interested in receiving an application and more information!!  : brinkat@bvu.edu

Contact - Katelyn Brinkerhoff


Sept. 21, 2016

Campus Camping

The Outdoor Adventure Club will be hosting a 'Campout on the South Forum Lawn' starting at 6:00PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th. Snacks are provided and tents/sleeping bags are available! Bring yourself and friends to enjoy a relaxing night under the stars. Our evening will feature the movie 'A bug's life' projected! There will also be plenty of yard games. This event is free to all students so dont miss out!

Contact - Brittany Hach


Sept. 21, 2016

Cardboard Boat Races

Join Outdoor Adventure Club on September 24 for Cardboard Boat Races. This is an exciting event where groups create boats out of cardboard and tape then try to master the waters of Storm Lake.  Test your construction skills and don’t sink! But if you do, then do not worry we will have juice and donuts to ease the pain of loss. You better hurry! Time is running out! Come ten minutes before and then we are off to the races at 10:00AM! 

Contact - ALPS


Sept. 21, 2016

Hungry for brains?

Come one come all! The Fall 2016 game of Humans vs. Zombies is upon us! Grab your nerf blasters, bandannas, and sock balls because the apocalypse starts Friday, September 30th at high noon. Make sure you're signed up on the HvZsource website, and the Moderators will be around next week for you to sign your waiver form. Good luck, and Godspeed.

You can follow the event via Facebook at Humans vs. Zomies Fall 2016 or on the social medias via @BVU_HvZ

Contact - Hunter Schmitt | Link


Sept. 21, 2016

Flu Shot Registration Now Open!

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE FLU SHOT!

Health Services & Wellness will be providing free flu shots to students, faculty and staff.  To register go to www.bvu.edu/flu 

ADMINISTRATION DATES AND TIMES

Once you have completed the on-line registration, please come to one of the three vaccine administration dates listed during the posted hours. 

LOCATION

Vaccine administration will be in Forum Rm 6, located in the Harold Walter’s Sieben’s Forum

TUESDAY                September 27, 2016   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY         September 28, 2016   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
THURSDAY             September 29, 2016   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or spreading influenza to others should receive the (inactivated) seasonal flu vaccine!

Contact - Health Services | Link


Sept. 20, 2016

2016 Homecoming Court Nominations

BVU Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner! Use the link below to submit the name of an eligibleBVU on-campus senior graduating from December 2016 to May 2017 as a nominee for this year's Homecoming Court. The submission link will close TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. *Submitting a single name multiple times will not increase that person's chance of getting on Homecoming Court. Thanks, and GO BEAVERS!

https://goo.gl/forms/w10IklCfP81BiX6U2

Contact - Haley Stevens


Sept. 20, 2016

Don't Forget to RSVP!!

There's still time to RSVP for American Heritage 2016 featuring Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, but you must respond soon! The event is on Friday, October 7. Check your inbox for your invitation.  If you have any questions please email Barb Anderson at andersonb@bvu.edu.  You won't want to miss this memorable event.

Contact - Barb Anderson


Sept. 20, 2016

Horseback Riding

Do you want to be a part of a calm, relaxing adventure? Then join ALPS on a horseback trail riding trip, Sunday, October 9th! We will leave school at 12:30 to get to Auburn, Iowa and the ranch by 1:30. From there we will get to ride until our hearts’ content. If you get tired of riding, no worries! You can relax by the campfire and cook up some s’mores or hot dogs. This trip is only $15 per person that you can pay at the business office. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, October 6th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact ALPS@bvu.edu or Kristina Campbell at campkri3@bvu.edu. This trip has a limit of 12 people, so it will be on a first come first serve basis.

Contact - Kristina Campbell


Sept. 20, 2016

Rec House Closed Saturday, September 24

The Rec House will be closed on Saturday, September 24 due to Family Weekend. Get involved in the activities that are going on this weekend. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Sept. 19, 2016

Seats for Sign Class

Forget the latest concert.  The hottest seat in town is for BVU's course in American Sign Language.  The University hopes to offer the course again in the spring semester. This class is interesting and you will see the results of your learning after the very first session.  To provide an optimum experience, course size is extremely limited.  To handle enrollment in a fair manner a list of interested students for a spring offering is now being created.  Students on the waiting list will be given priority consideration for registration.  After the first notice of the waiting list which came out on Monday, half of the available slots were claimed.  If, you want to take the sign class in the spring need to act now and get your name added to the list.  If you have any questions about the class, feel free to email Dr. Ludy at ludy@bvu.edu. Don’t miss this chance to try something new.

Contact - Robbie Ludy


Sept. 19, 2016

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser!

Come support the BVU dance team at a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8pm. All donations will go towards new costumes and a trip to the Iowa State Dance Competition for the girls in Des Moines this fall!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 19, 2016

Open Session with The Learning House

Three members of The Learning House will be leading an open session on Tuesday, September 27, 3:30-4:45 in Hanson 8. As you heard at the community meeting, The Learning House is working with BVU to enhance our fully online marketing and recruitment efforts, plus assisting us with market research on potential new online programs. At the open session, they will provide an overview of their company and the partnership with BVU.  There will be ample opportunity for questions and answers from all campus members. Please join us.

Project Leadership Team: Dr. Jim Salvucci, Dr. Jill Rhea, Dr. Wind Goodfriend, Laura Newhouse, Jennifer Felton, Jean Bral, Mike Frantz

Contact - Mike Frantz


Sept. 19, 2016

BVU Unified Sports Day Wednesday, October 12th

BVU hosts the largest Special Olympic Unified Sports Day in the State of Iowa! Come be a part of this great event and meet local athletes and make a direct impact in these athletes lives. The event will be in the Lamberti Recreation Center on Wednesday, October 12th from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. Volunteers are urged to sign up on the link provided! We hope to see you there!

Contact - Jamie Schoenherr | Link


Sept. 19, 2016

Biology Major Research Experience Meeting

All biology majors who have not yet taken a research experience course (BIOL200-300-400) and are sophomores, juniors or transfer students, should attend an organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm in ESSC-126.  At this meeting, students will have the opportunity to learn about ongoing student-faculty research projects and to provide a prioritized list of the research groups they would like to join to carry out their required research. Students who attend the meeting will be given priority in the research group selection process. First year students do not need to attend this meeting unless you are planning on graduating in 3 years or less.  If you are unsure about whether or not you need to attend, please speak with a biology professor. If you need to attend the meeting but are unable to do so, please contact Dr. Melinda Coogan via email at Coogan@bvu.edu to ensure that you are assigned to a BIOL200 research group for the spring semester of 2017.

Contact - Melinda Coogan


Sept. 19, 2016

2017 Walt Disney Cruise & Travel 30-Minute Meeting

Wednesday, September 21 @ 5:00pm in Lage Room 30

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30 at 5:00pm. Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line 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 Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218. 

Contact - Jerry Johnson


Sept. 18, 2016

Family Weekend, Sept 23-25

Join BVU for Family Weekend! There will be Family Fun Activities, Roderick Russell the hypnotist, Cardboard Boat Race, "Finding Dory" movie screening, and more. For the full schedule, please visit:

https://bvu.edu/bv/family-weekend/schedule.dot

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 18, 2016

We are looking for all types of musicians!

The music production and technology program is proud to announce that we are forming a musical ensemble that feature various types of music from classic rock/pop, country to alternative and other contemporary forms of music. We will practice every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:30PM (Edson-band room) with a major concert near the end of the semester. All types of musicians are welcome including various types of singer’s to drummers, guitarists, bassists, horn players, and keyboardists. You must have prior experience performing pop/rock.  You must be able to read music OR be able to pick up the music very fast from listening. You will receive credit for the class. This band will also record an album in our BVU recording studios!! If interested please contact Dr. Klee (klee@bvu.edu).

Contact - Dr. David klee


Sept. 16, 2016

BVU Flu Shot Registration Now Open!

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE FLU SHOT!

Health Services & Wellness will be providing free flu shots to students, faculty and staff.  Cost to dependents (18 years or older) is $20.   To register go to www.bvu.edu/flu 

ADMINISTRATION DATES AND TIMES

Once you have completed the on-line registration, please come to one of the three vaccine administration dates listed during the posted hours. 

LOCATION

Vaccine administration will be in Forum Rm 6, located in the Harold Walter’s Sieben’s Forum

TUESDAY          September 27, 2016   9:00 am – 1:00 pm
WEDNESDAY  September 28, 2016   9:00 am. – 1:00 pm
THURSDAY       September 29, 2016   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or spreading influenza to others should receive the (inactivated) seasonal flu vaccine!

 

Contact - Health Services | Link


Sept. 16, 2016

American Sign Language

Have you heard the news?  BVU is now offering a course in American Sign Language. The class is interesting and you will see the results of your learning after the very first session.  To provide an optimum experience, course size is extremely limited. This means the University is planning ahead for next semester.   A list of interested students for a spring offering is now being created.  Students on the waiting list will be given priority consideration for registration.  If the idea of signing appeals to your senses, you need to act now.If you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity and have your name added to the list or if you have any questions, email Dr. Ludy at ludy@bvu.edu. Don’t miss this chance to try something new.

Contact - Robbie Ludy


Sept. 16, 2016

Nutrition Booth

Date; 09/20/2016

Time: 11:00am- 1:00pm

Location: Siebens Forum Hallway

A chance to WIN a Healthy Food Basket or a Cookbook featuring healthy recipes! Learn more about good nutrition and "Fruits & Veggies....More Matters!" while sampling fresh fruit & veggies. Hope to see you there!

Health Services & Wellness

Contact - Kim Carver


Sept. 16, 2016

Kids Dance Clinic!

The BVU dance team will be hosting a kids’ dance clinic on Saturday, September 24th at the home BVU football game. All children ages Kindergarten- 4th grade will learn a routine Saturday morning from 8:30-11am in the Rec Center. They will then perform it at the “Bring a Kid to Game Day” football game around 1pm. Cost to participate and receive a tshirt is $25. Please go to www.bvu.edu/dance for the registration form or contact Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu for more information. Please get your registration form in ASAP!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 16, 2016

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser!

Come support the BVU dance team at a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8pm. All donations will go towards new costumes and a trip to the Iowa State Dance Competition for the girls in Des Moines this fall!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 15, 2016

Registering your Student Organization

The deadline to register your student organization is this upcoming Monday, September 19th.  Please use the following link to register :https://goo.gl/forms/AvOG7bf91yr53WLm2

Please direct any questions to Dante Corbin or Ebony King.

 

Contact - Dante Corbin | Link


Sept. 15, 2016

2016 Homecoming Court Nominations

It's that time again! BVU Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner! Use the link below to submit the name of an eligible BVU on-campus senior graduating from December 2016 to May 2017 as a nominee for this year's Homecoming Court. *Submitting a single name multiple times will not increase that person's chance of getting on Homecoming Court. Thanks, and GO BEAVERS!

https://goo.gl/forms/w10IklCfP81BiX6U2

Contact - Haley Stevens


Sept. 15, 2016

2017 Cuba Interim Info Meeting

Are you interested in going to Cuba—in the Caribbean—to what was for a long time a “forbidden” land? That is where we are going in January 2017. If you are interested in learning about the trip, attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 5 pm, in Forum 2. Travel leaders: Professors Steven Mills and Miranda Pollock

Contact - Miranda Pollock


Sept. 15, 2016

Sunset Paddle

We have rescheduled Sunset Paddle for Sunday, September 18 with a start time being 630 pm at the Rec House. This is a perfect time to come and get your boater safety course taken care of and to do a little touring of the lake. Please email alps@bvu.edu with any questions.

Contact - ALPS


Sept. 14, 2016

Phoenix, AZ Interim - Sports Marketing & Management

The Phoenix Sports Marketing/Management interim trip is filling up quickly. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity please contact Scott A. Anderson or Jennifer Hecht right away. 

Our trip consists of two plus weeks in Phoenix, AZ visiting with marketing and management professionals at major sports organizations such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix Coyotes; the TPC Scottsdale (Phoenix Open); and the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Contact - Scott A. Anderson & Jennifer Hecht


Sept. 14, 2016

College Snacking 101 on September 21 at 9 am

The awkward hour between classes snack. Join us for mini bagels with cream cheese and frozen grapes located down in Health Services in the Siebens Fieldhouse basement from 9:00 a.m. till gone! 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


Sept. 13, 2016

2017 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

2017 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

Thursday, September 15 @ 11:30am in Lage Room 30

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30 at 11:30. Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disneybegins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line 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, September 15 at 11:30am in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218. 

Contact - Jerry Johnson


Sept. 13, 2016

Satellite Voting on Campus October 13

Save the date for October 13 from 7:30am - 5:30pm. BVU will be host to Satellite voting! You will be able to vote and register onsite for the upcoming election and Presidential candidates. All you need to bring with you is a photo I.D. If you want to register to vote prior to the day or to check to see if you are registered, please visit https://myiowavote.turbovote.org/?r=buena-vista

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Sept. 13, 2016

English Department Pizza Party

Are you interested in the literary side of BVU? Do you want to learn more about being an English major or minor? Come meet with English faculty and students on September 21st at 6:00pm for pizza and conversation at the Outdoor Rec House and learn more about the professors, programs, and opportunities for every kind of avid reader or aspiring writer. Please RSVP by Monday, September 19th if you wish to attend.

Contact - Ranelle Irwin


Sept. 13, 2016

Creating new pop/rock ensemble

The music production and technology program is proud to announce that we are forming a musical ensemble that feature various types of music from classic rock/pop, country to alternative and other contemporary forms of music. Our first get-together will be THIS Thursday evening (9/15/16) at 7:00PM in THE choir room in Edson. We will not start practice at this time. We will meet and look at who we have and decide at that time what music we will work on and perform for the semester. We will practice every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:30PM with a major concert near the end of the semester. All types of musicians are welcome including various types of singer’s to drummers, guitarists, bassists, horn players, and keyboardists. You must have prior experience performing pop/rock.  You must be able to read music OR be able to pick up the music fast from listening. You will receive credit for the class. Please contact me if interested.

 

Dr. David Klee

Contact - Dr. David klee


Sept. 13, 2016

Be Sure to RSVP

Don't miss your chance to see Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, at this year's William W. Siebens American Lecture on Friday, October 7.  Check your inbox for your invitation and follow the link to submit your reservation.

Contact - Barb Anderson


Sept. 13, 2016

Join BVU's Phonathon

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. Evening and weekend hours are available. This is a paid position from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3. Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details. Applications are due now however will be accepted until positions are filled.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Sept. 12, 2016

Kids Dance Clinic!

The BVU dance team will be hosting a kids’ dance clinic on Saturday, September 24th at the home BVU football game. All children ages Kindergarten- 4th grade will learn a routine Saturday morning from 8:30-11am in the Rec Center. They will then perform it at the “Bring a Kid to Game Day” football game around 1pm. Cost to participate and receive a tshirt is $25. Please go to www.bvu.edu/dance for the registration form or contact Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu for more information.

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 12, 2016

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser!

Come support the BVU dance team at a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8pm. All donations will go towards new costumes and a trip to the Iowa State Dance Competition for the girls in Des Moines this fall!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 12, 2016

Cable TV Chanel Number Change

BVU’s cable television service provider, Vast Broadband, is modifying their channel numbers. Starting on Tuesday morning, many channels will move to a different number. You will have to do a channel scan on your television to continue to receive all the channels you do now. For students, this will be the same process that you did on your television when you moved into your room. We are expecting to have a list of these new numbers today and will post them at http://web1-15.bvu.edu/vastlineup/vastlineup.jpg when they become available. 

Contact - Scott Wunschel – Information Technology Services


Sept. 12, 2016

AmeriCorps Position

AmeriCorps is an opportunity for students to volunteer 300 hours of service. Upon completion students receive an educational award of $1,212. If you simply just like to volunteer or if you are enrolled in a practicum experience this year or internship at a non-profit you can count those hours! If you have a work study position off campus those hours count too! There are limited spaces available, so apply
today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSHK65X  Applications are due this week. If you have additional questions contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson | Link


Sept. 11, 2016

Teachers Inc. KickOff BBQ

Join Teachers Inc. for a kickoff BBQ at the outdoor rechouse on Thursday evening from 6-8:45pm! We will have hot dogs and s'mores to roast over the fire. This is a come and go event to learn more about our organization!

Contact - Sydney Berends


Sept. 11, 2016

MELT'S COUCH CONVERSATIONS: CELEBRATING HISPANIC CULTURE

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents Couch Conversations: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage. We invite you to join us for a student-lead discussion and conversation about issues affecting the Hispanic community in the United States. Free pan dulce (artisanal bread) will be served!

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Pierce/White Skybox

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 11, 2016

SALSA MAGIC

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents: Salsa Magic, an Interactive Latin Dance Party and Salsa Dance Lessons in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free for students, faculty, and staff.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Dows Conference Center

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 11, 2016

PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MEETING

CALLLING ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATION PRESIDENTS!!! The first President's Council Meeting of the academic year will TODAY Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 8pm in Forum Room 1. This meeting is mandatory.

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 11, 2016

New Sunset Paddle Date

We have rescheduled Sunset Paddle for Sunday, September 18 with a start time being 630 pm at the Rec House. This is a perfect time to come and get your boater safety course taken care of and to do a little touring of the lake. Please email alps@bvu.edu with any questions.

Contact - OAC/ALPS


Sept. 11, 2016

9th Annual Boat Float Challenge

We will be hosting our annual boat float challenge in a couple of weeks during Family Weekend. The event is scheduled to start at 10 am on Saturday, September 24th down at the beach by the Rec House. There is no need for you to sign up, just show up 15 minutes early with your boat to participate. Please go to the following website for more informationhttps://bvu.edu/boat. If you have questions please email alps@bvu.edu.

Contact - OAC/ALPS


Sept. 11, 2016

Still Time to Sign up for Fall Intramurals

If your interested in play Flag Football or joining the Mystery Games League you still have time to do so. Please go to IMLeagues.com to sign your team up. Registration will be open until Wednesday, September 14. If you have questions please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Sept. 9, 2016

Join BVU's Phonathon

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. Evening and weekend hours are available. This is a paid position from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3. Attend a brief information meeting on Sept. 12 at 4:30 pm or Sept. 13 at 7 pm. Meetings are in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details. Applications are due by Sept. 14 or until positions are filled.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Sept. 9, 2016

Dance Clinic!

The BVU dance team will be hosting a kids’ dance clinic on Saturday, September 24th at the home BVU football game. All children ages Kindergarten- 4th grade will learn a routine Saturday morning from 8:30-11am in the Rec Center. They will then perform it at the “Bring a Kid to Game Day” football game around 1pm. Cost to participate and receive a tshirt is $25. Please go to www.bvu.edu/dance for the registration form or contact Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu for more information. 

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 9, 2016

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser!

Come support the BVU dance team at a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8pm. All donations will go towards new costumes and a trip to the Iowa State Dance Competition for the girls in Des Moines this fall!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 9, 2016

Old Newspapers Wanted

Please drop off your old newspapers or recycle any paper into the bins marked Raíces around campus. We will be using the recycled materials to make piñatas in a few weeks. Thank you for your help.

Contact - Samantha Arnold


Sept. 8, 2016

Opportunity to Present at the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Conference

The annual Adjunct Faculty ConferencePathways to Learning – sponsored by Online, Site, & Graduate Programs will be held on our Storm Lake campus October 28 and 29. We are seeking Storm Lake faculty and staff who are interested in presenting. The conference begins on Friday evening with a reception/dinner that all Storm Lake faculty are invited to attend. Dr. Wind Goodfriend and Pamela Cathey will be the keynote speakers at the dinner this year.

We count on our Storm Lake faculty and staff to facilitate sessions for this conference.  We would like sessions that provide rich opportunities for our adjunct faculty to learn more about specific strategies, techniques, and ideas they can use in their classrooms. You might consider facilitating a session you just presented at the Fall Faculty Workshop—our adjunct instructors would benefit from this information as well. The sessions will run on Saturday beginning at 9:00a.m. Each session runs for one hour. If you can offer your expertise, please send a session title and brief description to Ashleigh Pipes by Friday, September 16. Presenters will be notified if their session is selected.

 

Our adjunct faculty welcome the opportunity to interact with the Storm Lake faculty and share best practices within their disciplines. Even if you are unable to present, please consider attending the 11:30 a.m. session for a discussion with colleagues in your discipline (please let Ashleigh Pipes know if you will be able to do so).

 

Contact - Ashleigh Pipes


Sept. 8, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·  : Lage Communication Center:

On September 10 1974, BV’s campus center received a new name. This was due to the large endowment that Albert and Emma Lage gave Buena Vista College (now University). Of the $65,790.80 endowed by the Lage family, $20,790.80 was used to create a “scholarship restricted to graduates of Holstein High School.” The remaining $45,000 was “accepted by the Board of Trustees as a naming gift for the college campus center.” The newly named Lage Campus Center, however, served a different purpose then it does today. It was “a dining room… a recreation area and snack bar, and [it had] meeting rooms for various college organizations.”

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, September 10, 1974, page 1)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Sept. 7, 2016

Fall Internship Deadline

Storm Lake campus students who are registered for an internship course or plan to complete an internship for academic credit during the current, fall 2016 term - tomorrow (Friday, September 9) is the Final Date for Adding/Dropping courses without record. 

Contact - Lori Berglund


Sept. 7, 2016

Humans Vs. Zombies

The fall game of Humans Vs. Zombies will be from September 30th through October 2nd! Sign-up is available on our site http://www.hvzsource.com/bvu . Prepare your socks, Nerf blasters, and morale! HvZ is a continuous game of tag that lasts the entire weekend. All players start as human, trying to survive the weekend and complete missions. One player is the Original Zombie (OZ), who appears to be human for the first hours of the game, but can tag humans as a zombie. As the weekend progresses, it is the goal of the Zombies to turn all of the humans by game end.

Contact - Hunter Schmitt | Link


Sept. 7, 2016

President's Council Meeting

CALLLING ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATION PRESIDENTS!!! The first President's Council Meeting of the academic year will be Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 8pm in Forum Room 1. This meeting is mandatory.

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 7, 2016

Couch Conversations: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents Couch Conversations: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage. We invite you to join us for a student-lead discussion and conversation about issues affecting the Hispanic community in the United States. Free pan dulce (artisanal bread) will be served!

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Pierce/White Skybox

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 7, 2016

Salsa Magic

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents: Salsa Magic, an Interactive Latin Dance Party and Salsa Dance Lessons in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free for students, faculty, and staff.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Dows Conference Center

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 7, 2016

Kids Dance Clinic!

The BVU dance team will be hosting a kids’ dance clinic on Saturday, September 24th at the home BVU football game. All children ages Kindergarten- 4th grade will learn a routine Saturday morning from 8:30-11am in the Rec Center. They will then perform it at the “Bring a Kid to Game Day” football game around 1pm. Cost to participate and receive a tshirt is $25. Please go to http://bvuathletics.com/fanzone/dance_team/index for the registration form or contact Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu for more information.  

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 7, 2016

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser!

Come support the BVU dance team at a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8pm. All donations will go towards new costumes and a trip to the Iowa State Dance Competition for the girls in Des Moines this fall!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 7, 2016

Milk & Cookies with the UCN Crew

Come join the UCN Studios on Monday, September 12th for milk and cookies! Meet with the staff and learn about all of the opportunities in TV broadcast here at BVU. Also check out our new high definition studio! We will meet in the UCN Studio at 7pm on Monday night. 

Contact - Spencer Bottorff


Sept. 7, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·         Lage Communication Center:

On September 10 1974, BV’s campus center received a new name. This was due to the large endowment that Albert and Emma Lage gave Buena Vista College (now University). Of the $65,790.80 endowed by the Lage family, $20,790.80 was used to create a “scholarship restricted to graduates of Holstein High School.” The remaining $45,000 was “accepted by the Board of Trustees as a naming gift for the college campus center.” The newly named Lage Campus Center, however, served a different purpose then it does today. It was “a dining room… a recreation area and snack bar, and [it had] meeting rooms for various college organizations.”

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club

(The Tack, September 10, 1974, page 1)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Sept. 7, 2016

Camping Trip

Hello all! Our first trip of the year is to a camping one! Have you seen the posters around campus? With only $10 you can join us on this fabulous trip and learn a lot. Its a great way to relax and hang out with some new people! Money is to paid at the business office, with ONLY 12 spots open you need to get your payment in fast!!! The trip is this weekend leaving the morning of Saturday, September 10 and returning Sunday, September 11. Please contact Dakota Popp at poppdak@bvu.edu with questions. 

Contact - Dakota Popp


Sept. 7, 2016

Still Time to Sign up for Flag Football and Mystery Games

If your intersted in play Flag Football or joining the Mystery Games League you still have time to do so. Please go to IMLeagues.com to sign your team up. Registration will be open until Wednesday, September 14. If you have questions please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Sept. 6, 2016

Student Senate Needs YOU!

Student Senate is seeking passionate new members to spark change in our Buena Vista community! If you are interested in applying, contact Katelyn Brinkerhoff for an application. Applications are due September 13th at 6 PM. We'd love to hear from you! 

Contact - Katelyn Brinkerhoff


Sept. 6, 2016

Join BVU's Phonathon

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. Evening and weekend hours are available. This is a paid position from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3. Attend a brief information meeting on Sept. 8 at 7:30 pm or Sept. 12 at 4:30 pm. Meetings are in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details. Applications are being accepted now.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Sept. 6, 2016

Seeking Employment

The Alumni & Development Office is seeking students with workstudy awards to work 5-7 hours per week in our office.

If you have a workstudy award and would like to work in a great environment on campus, please email me at phippsj@bvu.edu to inquire.

Thank you kindly, Jodi Phipps

Contact - Jodi Phipps


Sept. 6, 2016

Remembrance of Sept 11, 2001

On September 12 at 7:25 a.m., BVU Army ROTC will conduct a flag detail and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The event will feature a prayer, short remarks, and the playing of "Taps" by Kevin Blaha-Polson.

Contact - Thomas R. Gorman


Sept. 6, 2016

Dance Clinic!

The BVU dance team will be hosting a kids’ dance clinic on Saturday, September 24th at the home BVU football game. All children ages Kindergarten- 4th grade will learn a routine Saturday morning from 8:30-11am in the Rec Center. They will then perform it at the “Bring a Kid to Game Day” football game around 1pm. Cost to participate and receive a tshirt is $25. Please contact Katie Turnquist at turnkat2@bvu.edu for more information.  

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 6, 2016

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Come support the BVU dance team at a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8pm. All donations will go towards new costumes and a trip to the Iowa State Dance Competition for the girls in Des Moines this fall!

Contact - Katie Turnquist


Sept. 6, 2016

URMED Dinner on September 20, 2016

The Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development (URMED) program fall dinner will be held on Tuesday 20 September, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Any BVU students interested in careers in the health professions are encouraged to attend.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Garrett Feddersen, the new emergency room director at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.   Dr. Feddersen will provide insights into working in an emergency room setting as well as discuss opportunities for student internships and job shadowing.  If you would like to attend this dinner, please go to the URMED Sharepoint Site at https://buenavistauniversity.sharepoint.com/sites/academic/URMED and sign up by 3 pm on Friday 16 September 2016.  If you are not yet a member of the URMED Sharepoint Site, please contact Dr. Kristy McClellan at mcclellan@bvu.edu to get enrolled.  

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


Sept. 6, 2016

All BVU pre-health students are encouraged to join the URMED Sharepoint Site. URMED is the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program, a partnership between BVU and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. The URMED program offers numero

All BVU pre-health students are encouraged to join the URMED Sharepoint Site.  URMED is the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program, a partnership between BVU and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.  The URMED program offers numerous health-related professional enrichment opportunities during the school year and those opportunities are announced via the URMED Sharepoint Site.  To join the URMED Sharepoint Site, please email Dr. Kristy McClellan at mcclellan@bvu.edu and you will receive instructions on how to join the site.  

Contact - Dr. Kristy McClellan


Sept. 5, 2016

Book Beaver T-Shirts for Sale!

In honor of International Literacy Day's 50th anniversary, the School of Education and Teacher's Inc. will be selling Book Beaver T-Shirts. The new v-neck design in ultra soft navy blue cotton, celebrates the commitment to literacy on BVU's campus. Shirts are $15 and can be purchased on Literacy Day, Thursday Sept 8, in the east foyer of Smith Hall or in the Forum. Stop by our display to donate a book to our local schools and pick up your literacy day t-shirt!

Contact - Teachers Inc.


Sept. 5, 2016

Celebrate the 50th Annual International Literacy Day!

We need your help! In honor of International Literacy Day's 50th anniversary, Teachers Inc. will collect 50 books (elementary and/or secondary) to donate to the local schools! Literacy Day was created to help raise awareness regarding the disparity of literacy resources across the globe and the ability to read viewed as a luxury in some countries. Please donate new or used books and help us reach our goal of collecting 50. Education majors will be promoting Literacy Day on Sept 8th in the east foyer of Smith Hall, and in the Forum. To help share the love of reading please make your book donations by stopping by our display on Thursday Sept 8. Or, you may bring books to Smith Hall, Room 202 and place them in the designated box any time during the week.

Contact - Teachers Inc.


Sept. 5, 2016

Explore Easter Island

This is your opportunity to explore Easter Island (Rapa Nui), the most isolated, inhabited island on the face of the earth, and home of the famous huge statues (moai). During this travel course, we will learn about the land, her people and the statues from local experts, and be hosted by their family. For information, attend one of the “come & go” sessions on Wed. 7 Sept from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in Forum Rm #2, Tues. 13 Sept from 11:00 am – 11:50 am in Forum Rm #3, or contact: Professor Boelter or Dr. Bhattacharyya

Contact - David Boelter or Swasti Bhattacharyya


Sept. 4, 2016

Faculty Welfare Benefits Meeting

All faculty are invited to a Faculty Welfare meeting with our benefits representative on September 13th at 3:15pm in Forum 2.

Contact - Kristy McClellan


Sept. 2, 2016

FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION

Family Weekend will be held on September 23-25, 2016. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 9. Parents can register by clicking on the below link:

https://bvu.edu/bv/family-weekend/family-weekend-registration.dot

Family Weekend Schedule

https://bvu.edu/bv/family-weekend/schedule.dot

Contact - Ebony King


Sept. 2, 2016

Gnaw On Some Beaver History

·        The Beaver Mascot:

Littered throughout campus are several beaver statues, which commemorate the college’s buck-toothed mascot. But why is BV’s mascot a beaver? Several versions of the mascot’s history exist. A 1933 Tack article, attributes the idea to student Karl H. Nicholas, but articles from 1921 detail a less straightforward evolution. The unofficial team name had been B.V.’ers, so The Tack asked for suggestions for a more fitting name. A town doctor suggested BeVo, after a non-alcoholic drink. In the absence of other suggestions, on February 15, 1921, The Tack suggested combining this idea with B.V.’ers and arrived at Beavers. There is no record if the idea was put to a vote; in the October 3, 1921 issue, the football team was still called the B.V.’ers, but by October 24 of that year, Beavers was used. And so it has been ever since. Go Beavers!

            -Ryan Moore for Phi Alpha Theta History Club and Joan Curbow, Reference Librarian & Archivist

(The Tack, December 14, 1920, February 8 and 15, 1921, October 3 and 24, 1921)

Contact - Joan Curbow


Sept. 2, 2016

Phonathon is calling you

Want to earn extra money, build your resume and gain practical experience?  Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. Evening and weekend hours are available. This is a paid position from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3. Attend a brief information meeting on Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm or Sept. 8 at 7:30 pm. Meetings are in the Phonathon room (go to library third floor and follow signs). Contact Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for more details.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Sept. 2, 2016

Join us at the Community Campaign Kickoff

Please join us for the 2016-17 Community Campaign Kickoff/Business After Hours on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5 pm in the Estelle Siebens Science Center rotunda. Josh Osborn of Hy-Vee and Kent Smith of Stalcup Ag Service, Inc., 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. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Sept. 2, 2016

Apply for “Value-Added” Funding!

“Value-added” funding for interim travel, research projects, and student-designed initiatives, is available now!  Full information and application forms are available online at http://bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/application-process-value .  The due date for the first round of applications is September 15th.  The review panel will review applications and notify students promptly thereafter.   Apply now!

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


Aug. 31, 2016

Sports Information Office Seeking Interested Individuals

Do you have a love for sports?  How about strengthening that resume by getting to be a part of a great game day experience?  Search no further than the sports information office here on campus which is seeking individuals who are interested in assisting with stats, capturing video and action photos, assisting with social media and graphics and more.  If this sounds like something you would want to be a part of then don't wait...contact director of sports information, Steven Phelps, today!  If you want to find out more about the opportunities, please send him an email or stop by his office (Fieldhouse 104).  Go Beavers!

Contact - Steven Phelps


Aug. 31, 2016

2017 Storytelling with Walt Disney Cruise & Travel Meeting