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March 24, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 24, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse!

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 21, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 21, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 21, 2017

Faculty & Staff Campaign deadline for drawing is approaching

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Remember, if you turn in your pledge form to the Alumni & Development Office (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 28, you will be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. For more information or if you need to print a pledge form, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 20, 2017

Dinner with a dentist March 29th

Dr. Chris Hansen will be here on Wednesday 29 March 2017 to visit with students interested in careers in the health professions.  Dr. Hansen is a local dentist who has hosted many BVU students looking for internship experiences in the health professions.  He has experience not only with dentistry but did some dentistry research while training at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry.  The dinner will be a casual pizza dinner from 5:30-6:30 in ESSC-210.  If you would like to attend this dinner, please either reply on the URMED sharepoint site or email Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.


March 20, 2017

Dinner with a Dentist March 29th.

Dr. Chris Hansen will be here on Wednesday 29 March 2017 to visit with students interested in careers in the health professions.  Dr. Hansen is a local dentist who has hosted many BVU students looking for internship experiences in the health professions.  He has experience not only with dentistry but did some dentistry research while training at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry.  The dinner will be a casual pizza dinner from 5:30-6:30 in ESSC-210.  If you would like to attend this dinner, please either reply on the URMED sharepoint site or email Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu.  

Contact - Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.


March 17, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 17, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 17, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 17, 2017

Support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Remember, if you turn in your pledge form to the Alumni & Development Office (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 28, you will be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. For more information or if you need to print a pledge form, visit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


March 17, 2017

Follow AWOL over spring break!

The office of Civic Engagement is sending four trips out over spring break. Follow their service journeys on their blog http://bvuawol.blogspot.com/ or social media using #bvuawol

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


March 16, 2017

Welcome Reception for Dr. Joshua Merchant

Dr. Joshua Merchant and his wife Carrie will be visiting campus on March 29-30. Please attend the campus welcome reception from 3:15-4:45 on March 29th to introduce yourself and welcome the Merchants to the BVU Community! Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Contact - Emily Williams


March 16, 2017

2017 Wythe Award Finalists Named

The following four faculty members have been named as finalists for the 2017 George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Gwen Hart, Associate Professor of English; Dr. Kristy McClellan, Associate Professor of Biology; Dr. Steven Mills, Associate Professor of Spanish; and Dr. Matthew Packer, Associate Professor of English.

We would like to thank the BVU community for large number of excellent nominations. The recipient of this award, which was endowed by the late Paul and Vivian McCorkle, will receive a sabbatical and a $30,000 stipend for faculty development. The recipient will be announced at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 26, 2017.

 The 2017 Wythe Award Selection Committee consists of Professors Beth Blankers, Wind Goodfriend, Jerry Johnson, David Klee, Robbie Ludy, Ben Maas, and Tim McDaniel (Chair).

Contact - Tim McDaniel


March 15, 2017

Minnesota Vikings 2017 Game Day Internship Program

We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department for the competitive Game-Day Internship Program for the 2017 NFL season. The selected interns will work closely with the Vikings PR staff in assisting members of the local and national media attending and covering home games plus any home postseason contests. 

Students must provide their own transportation and lodging, but may be reimbursed if funds are accessed prior to fall semester. Interns are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as impeccable attention to detail. All internship skills and requirements are outlined in the program description available in the Career and Personal Development Office and on Beaver Tracks. 

Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu). 

 

Deadline for submissions is 5:00PM on Monday, March 27.   

Contact - Lori Berglund


March 15, 2017

O-Team Applications Due Today

Turn in your Orientation Team application today by 5 PM in the GSLC if you are interested in being part of the 2017 O-Team. This is your chance to make a positive impact on the new student experience at BVU. Applications can be found in the GSLC or by emailing Mark Shea, Tiffany Hull or Beth Sibenaller. Sign up for an interview when you turn in your application. Let us know if you have any questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


March 15, 2017

Support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Remember, if you turn in your pledge form to the Alumni & Development Office (Box 2003) by Tuesday, March 28, you will be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. For more information or if you need to print a pledge form, visiit www.bvu.edu/fsc.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


March 14, 2017

Rec House Closed During Spring Break

The Rec House will be closed from Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 26 during spring break. We will reopen on Monday, March 27 at 1 pm. If you have and questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Have a great week!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


March 14, 2017

Soles4Souls--Dean's Fellows Shoe Drive

Have a great spring break and remember to clean your closet--your spare shoes mean a lot.  Check out Soles4Souls--they fight poverty, contribute to health and well-being, create jobs,and save space in landfills.  The Dean's Fellows will be outside the servery after break from 3/27-4/7, and the Social Workers Student Assocation has collection boxes in Pierce-White, Grand, Liberty, SSA, science center, and the rec center.  A "small act" has great impact.

Contact - kathy kapitan


March 14, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 14, 2017

Scholars Day Admission Deadline

Scholars Day is coming up here shortly. The abstract admission for it is due March 31.

Scholars Day takes place April 29 and involves students from across BVU to become recognized for their intellectual, scholarly, and creative accomplishments. Students will present their research and projects they have conducted which provides others to learn about different intellectual and artistic topics. Make sure to join!

Contact - Steven Mills | Link


March 14, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 13, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE BEFORE SPRING BREAK

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Spring Break.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


March 13, 2017

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 fourth round of applications is March 15th . The review panel will review applications and notify students promptly thereafter. Apply now!

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


March 13, 2017

O-Team Applications Due Thursday

Anyone interested in being part of the 2017 Orientation Team should pick up an application in the GSLC or email Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu for an electronic copy. Applications are due in the GSLC by Thursday, March 16 at 5 PM. O-Team is a great way to meet new students and help their transition to BVU, so apply and sign up for an interview today!

Contact - Mark Shea


March 12, 2017

NCAA Bracket Challenge

March Madness is upon us! To fill out a bracket for the NCAA men or women's tournament please go to ESPN and create an ESPN account for fantasy leagues if you don't already have one. Then join BVU Intramurals 2017 and use the password Beavers. Make sure your first or last name is in your user name so we know who you are in order to give prizes at the end. Tournament starts next week so have your bracket filled out before it begins. Please contact Mike Jamieson (jamiesonm@bvu.edu) or Trevor Berneking (bernekingt@bvu.edu) with questions.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 12, 2017

Student Senate Executive Board Elections

Who you would like to see in your student government office? Vote for the Student Senate Executive Board to represent you!

Click the link below or go to https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Student_Life/Voting.jnz to cast your vote. There will also be voting by the info desk. Voting is open from now until Wednesday at 5pm. There will also be an event TONIGHT in Hansen 8 at 7pm to meet the candidates.

Contact - Elisabeth Niebuhr | Link


March 12, 2017

Student Senate Weekly Update

Hello, BVU community! Here is your weekly update on Student Senate's meeting from March 2, 2017. Our topics are below. Please join us for our open-forum meetings on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 if you'd like to discuss previous or future topics. Student Senate supports you and your experience. Submit topics to the link below.

  • Transgender Task Force
  • Work Out Area in PW - wondering if there is need for non-athletic space
  • Habitat for Humanity- looking for volunteers on Saturday mornings
  • Application Process-if interested, please run in the At-Large Elections
  • Kiosk Report- still looking for funding from student organizations and athletic teams
  • Scholar's Day Report
    - pad-folios will be the gift- abstracts due March 31

Contact - Morgan Langan | Link


March 10, 2017

Internet Outage on Monday, March 13 at 11 PM

BVU’s provider for internet access, the Iowa Communications Network, will be performing network maintenance starting on Monday, March 13th, at 11 PM. During this time, anyone on the Storm Lake campus will not be able to access internet resources. This includes Canvas, Office 365 including email, and the main BVU web site. The maintenance is expected to last four hours.

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services


March 10, 2017

BVU Financial Assistance now on Social Media

Do you have questions concerning financial aid? Follow @BVUFinancialAid on Twitter and like BVU Financial Aid on Facebook. We will be sharing helpful information about filing the FAFSA, deadlines to remember, and more.

Contact - Becky Blackman


March 10, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 10, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 10, 2017

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

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 6-11?  You will have the chance to be a part of an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan which will then be presented to area venture capitalists; you’ll also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area has to offer.  This is an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.  Many BVU students have attended OEI in the past; all agree it was a terrific experience and they highly recommend that you seriously consider applying for this program.  Applications are due by March 17, 2017. Applications are now being accepted.  For more information on the application process, please contact Dr. Joni Anderson, andersonjo@bvu.edu 712-749-2417 OR Dr. James Falter, falterj@bvu.edu 712-749-2415.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


March 10, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:30-4:00 pm Smith 210

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #2 interviewing for the FT Special Education position in School of Education on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:30pm -4:00 pm in Smith 210. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


March 10, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Monday March 13, 2017 3:30-4:00 pm Smith 210

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Special Education position in School of Education on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:30pm -4:00 pm in Smith 210. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


March 10, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:00-2:30 pm Smith 210

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #3 interviewing for the FT Special Education position in School of Education on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:00pm -2:30 pm in Smith 210. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


March 10, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 10, 2017

Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff Door Prize Winners

Thanks to everyone who attended or remotely viewed the Faculty and Staff Campaign Kicikoff and thanks to those of you who have turned in your pledge forms. Congrats to door prize winners: Josh Weitzel (t-shirt), Beth Blankers (scarf), Brian Pattie (bleacher seat pad), Kristy McClellan (water bottle), Joan Curbow (flash drive), Wayne Larson (BV glass & $5 DQ gift card), and Randy Nielsen (earbuds). If you didn't attend the kickoff, your pledge form will be sent to you in campus mail. Remember, if you turn in your form by March 28, 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.

Contact - Barb Aiona


March 9, 2017

Scholars Day

If you have a project you worked hard on, Scholars Day is the perfect opportunity for you to present your intellectual, scholarly, or creative accomplishments. The deadline for your submission is March 31st and Scholars Day is on April 29th. Speak with your advisor about the possibility of participating in Scholars Day this year.

Contact - Steven Mills


March 9, 2017

Auditions for Student-Directed Plays!

Hello! The Students from the Advanced Directing (Theatre 406) class would like you invite you to auditions for their Spring Final Performance pieces. One performance will be a one-act play, the other will be a short film.

Auditions are on March 26th and 27th, the Sunday and Monday right after Spring Break ends, at 9:30 p.m. each night. Any and all are welcome to audition, and if you audition one night you do not need to come to the other. There will be monologues to read from at the auditions, but if you have a monologue prepared already you are welcome to use it.

Call Back auditions will be announced March 28th by noon and held March 29th at 7 p.m.

Casting announcements will then be made March 31st, Friday, at noon.

We hope to see many people try out for these parts! For more information, please email either bohakat@bvu.edu or johncha3@bvu.edu

Contact - Cara Gerlock


March 9, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE

CHECK YOUR RIDE!!

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Spring Break.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


March 8, 2017

ALPS Spring Break Trip

Still looking for something to do for spring break? Consider the ALPS spring break trip! This is a one of a kind adventure to Gatlinburg, TN for just $100! Enjoy caving, hiking, an aquarium, and lots of laughs and new friendships on our trip from March 17th-21st!! Cincinnati, OH, Mammoth Caves, KY, and Gatlinburg, TN! Deposit $25 in the business office and reserve your spot!!

Contact - Brittany Hach


March 8, 2017

Be a Student Senator!

Do you want to represent BV? Apply to be a Senator! We are in search of students who LOVE this school and would like to have an impact on the topics you care about! Areas of focus include Social Media and Marketing, Weekend Programming, Food, Parking, Academic Affairs, Events, Admission, Student Conduct, Policy, Information Resources, Safety and Maintenance, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs. As senators, we offer information to faculty, staff, and administration on issues the student body has on these areas.

Student Senate can influence policy in the BV community. We are currently working on proposal projects for the Underground, Suite water filters and ice, Transfer seminar reconstruction, and a school organization kiosk. In the past, Senate has developed the co-ed suite option and neutral gender bathrooms.

Please join us on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 for more information or email the address below for an application! The Student Senate will review your application and get back to you with an interview time as soon as possible.

Contact - Morgan Langan


March 8, 2017

2017 Minnesota Vikings Game-Day Internship

We are excited to announce the continued partnership between BVU and the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Department’s Game Day Internship Program. The competitive program will allow 2-3 BVU students to secure game-day internship positions with the Vikings during the 2017 NFL season. 

If selected, student interns will work with the Vikings PR staff on game days, mostly assisting the local and national media covering the games. Interns must commit to working at least five home games and are allowed to commit to all if they wish. The internship may be done for BVU internship credit, or for experience without credit. The internship is paid. Students must provide their own transportation and lodging, but may be reimbursed if funds are accessed prior to fall semester. Food and free stadium parking are offered on game days but more importantly, is the incredible experience of working in professional sports communications. Interns would be expected to arrive at the stadium 3 hours before kickoff and expected to stay up to 2 hours after the game concludes to assist with media. The position is primarily a communication/media internship; however, students in all majors are encouraged to apply. Interns are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as impeccable attention to detail.  

Students interested in applying for this competitive opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter and media-related writing sample (press release, newspaper article, promotional copy, etc.) via email to Lori Berglund (berglundl@bvu.edu), Career and Personal Development Office. Deadline for submissions is 5:00PM on Monday, March 27. Finalists will be interviewed by MN Vikings staff with selection anticipated by semester’s end.  

Contact - Lori Berglund


March 8, 2017

March Madness Bracket Challenge

March Madness is upon us! To fill out a bracket for the NCAA men or women's tournament please go to ESPN and create an ESPN account for fantasy leagues if you don't already have one. Then join BVU Intramurals 2017 and use the password Beavers. Make sure your first or last name is in your user name so we know who you are in order to give prizes at the end. Tournament starts next week so have your bracket filled out before it begins. Please contact Mike Jamieson (jamiesonm@bvu.edu) or Trevor Berneking (bernekingt@bvu.edu) with questions.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


March 8, 2017

Apply for O-Team

Students who are looking to make a positive impact on the lives of new students at BVU are encouraged to apply to be part of the 2017 Orientation Team. Applications can be picked up in the GSLC or by requesting one by email from Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu. Applications are due in the GSLC on Thursday, March 16 by 5 PM. Sign up for an interview time when you hand in your application. Contact Mark Shea, TIffany Hull or Beth Sibenaller if you have questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


March 8, 2017

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

Contact - Keith Schmidt


March 8, 2017

For Goodness Sake, Be Safe on Break!

Please join us NEXT weekby  the servery as we promote Spring Break Safety.  Tuesday, March 16 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Health Services & Wellness will have information on alcohol and free items will be given away.  Wednesday, March 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Residence Life will have information on Safe Sex and gift bags will be given away, Thursday, March 18  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Campus Security will be handing out travel safety information.  A travel cooler full of snacks and drinks will be given away.   Door prizes and candy will be given out !  Hope to see you there!  Have a fun and Safe Spring Break!

Contact - Lorie Stanton


March 8, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Party in School of Business

All are invited to the St. Patrick's Day Party in the School of Business from 12-2 PM on March 14th, hosted by Buena Vista Business Association. Come chat and make your own St. Patrick's Day cookie. All majors are welcome!

Contact - Lindsey Graham


March 8, 2017

2017 Commencement Fair

Seniors - Please plan to attend the 2017 Commencement Fair on Wednesday, March 15th from 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5:30pm 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

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


March 8, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:00-2:30 pm Smith 210

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #3 interviewing for the FT Special Education position in School of Education on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:00pm -2:30 pm in Smith 210. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


March 8, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:30-4:00 pm Smith 210

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #2 interviewing for the FT Special Education position in School of Education on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:30pm -4:00 pm in Smith 210. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

 

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


March 8, 2017

Open Session for Faculty & Staff

Monday March 13, 2017 3:30-4:00 pm Smith 210

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Special Education position in School of Education on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:30pm -4:00 pm in Smith 210. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


March 8, 2017

Need some Stress Relief?

Stressed Out? Feeling Anxious? Relief is here....

Health Services has 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 you be a better student! 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.

Come and enjoy a  quiet, relaxing 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. 

Appointments can be made 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.

 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


March 8, 2017

Attaching documents in Outlook from SharePoint, OneDrive and your computer.

Please take some time to review the information in the link below concerning attaching files in Outlook. With Office 365 there are different ways you can attach files to emails in Outlook. You want to be sure you attach the file correctly so that the person on the other end can open the file. Always “attach as copy” when sending to people outside of BVU.

https://blogs.office.com/2015/11/09/attachments-in-outlook-2016-ready-for-collaboration/

 

Bob Kenny

Information Services

 

Contact - Bob Kenny


March 7, 2017

ACES-What is an Ironman?

An ACES event will be held March 7th, at 7:00 in Hanson 8. Here you will meet Matt Hanson, a BVU alum and academic advisor. He will present what an Ironman is, how to train for it, and his experiences as well. 

Contact - Paige Fast


March 7, 2017

Willard Stief Scholarship Nominations

The Stief Award was established in honor of Willard Stief, former superintendent of the physical plant and maintenance, by his family and friends following his death in 1981. This award recognizes two students who have positively contributed to the community life in the residence halls and is based on leadership, commitment to residence hall life at BVU and scholarship.

These outstanding student leaders will be honored at the Student Recognition Dinner. Nominations are due by noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Nominations can be submitted from faculty, staff, peers, student organizations or self-nominated.

Contact - Crystal V. Jones | Link


March 7, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 7, 2017

Spring Break Housing Request

Spring Break is considered a "closed break" and the residence halls will close at 6pm on Friday, March 17th and will re-open at 12noon on Sunday, March 26th. If you need to stay on campus during this time-frame, please click on the link below and fill out your information. Keep in mind that Dining Services will close at 1:30pm on Friday, March 17th and will not re-open until 5pm on Sunday, March 26th.

The deadline to submit any break requests is Wednesday, March 15th.

Contact - Crystal V. Jones | Link


March 7, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 6, 2017

Summer Job!

Summer Job- Event Sevices: To be a conference assistant or conference manager!  Learn more at the informational meeting at 3:30PM in Forum Room 3 Friday, March 10, 2017

Contact - Lori Ohlson-Townsend


March 6, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 6, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE BEFORE SPRING BREAK

CHECK YOUR RIDE!!

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Spring Break.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


March 5, 2017

Do you want to write for The Tack?

The award-winning, student-newspaper, The Tack, is looking for writers! As a writer, you will be able to cover almost anything you’d like. Our sections are News, Opinion, Arts & Life, Sports, and Multimedia. Each section is just a little bit different. Our newspaper and writers have won a variety of awards over the past several years. Do you want to be an award-winning writer? If you’re interested, send an email to the address below or stop in to The Tack room in Lage on the first floor and chat with some of our editors!

Contact - Lindsey Graham | Link


March 5, 2017

Student Senate Weekly Update

Hello, BVU community! Here is your weekly update on Student Senate's meeting from March 2, 2017. Our topics are below. Please join us for our open-forum meetings on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 if you'd like to discuss previous or future topics. Student Senate supports you and your experience. Submit topics to the link below.

  • House Leadership Model
  • Faculty and Staff of the Year
  • Kiosk fundraising
  • Buenafication Day
  • Concern Booths

Contact - Morgan Langan | Link


March 3, 2017

Apply for O-Team

Consider applying to be part of the 2017 O-Team. If you are interested in being part of the this volunteer group that helps new students get acclimated to the university during Orientation in June and Welcome Week in August, pick up an applicaton today in the GSLC. Applications are due Thursday, March 16 at 5 PM in the GSLC. You can sign up for an interview when you turn in your application. Interviews are Monday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 29. Email Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


March 3, 2017

You're invited to the Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2017-18 Faculty and Staff Campaign kickoff between 2 pm and 4 pm on Wednesday, March 8, in Dows Conference Center. Stop by when it's convenient for you. A short program will be given by co-chairs Lori Berglund, Kristy McClelland and Maggie Steinkamp at 2:15 and again at 3:15. Ice cream sundaes and fresh fruit will be served. Pick up your pledge form and enter to win a door prize. OSG employees will receive an email with details about viewing the kickoff via streaming. If you can't attend, your pledge form will be sent to you via campus mail. Visit the campaign webpage at www.bvu.edu/fsc for more information.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


March 3, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 3, 2017

Soles4Souls Shoe Drive

Check out this amazing non-profit online--they create sustainable jobs, fight poverty, and recycle shoes.  The Dean's Fellows will be outside the Cent room after Spring Break and the Student Association of Social Workers have boxes in Pierce-White, Grand, Liberty, Woods House, Science Center,and the Rec Center.  Most of us have a pair of shoes we don't wear any more--let's see how many shoes we can share! 

Contact - kathy kapitan


March 2, 2017

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 fourth round of applications is March 15th . The review panel will review applications and notify students promptly thereafter. Apply now

Contact - Alyssa Weischedel


March 2, 2017

10 Hour Challenge

Student MOVE is encouraging BVU students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the "10 Hour Challenge!" Those who chose to participate will need to complete 10 hours of community service prior to Buenafication Day this year, which is on May 2nd. If you would like to participate please use the link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/aVErt0SZ1FRpTwIY2.

Contact - Kristina Grossman


March 1, 2017

Butts and Guts Fitness Class

Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be here Thursday, March 2nd to teach a 30 minute core class from 7:30-8 p.m in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse. Come work your backside and your abs!! This class is for all levels of fitness.

Contact - Tami Laursen


March 1, 2017

2017 Commencement Fair

Seniors - Please plan to attend the 2017 Commencement Fair on Wednesday, March 15th from 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5:30pm 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

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


Feb. 28, 2017

Professional Headshot Workshop

Need a professional head shot for a resume, job application, or LinkedIn? This is the event for you! Stop on down to the Photo Studio in the basement of Lage to get your professional headshot. Sessions cost just $10, stop in any time on Wednesday, March 8th from 10am-7pm.

Contact - Kassi Kommes


Feb. 28, 2017

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) Applications Now Being Accepted

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?  You will have the chance to be a part of an entrepreneurial/management simulation and create a business plan which will then be presented to area venture capitalists; you’ll also be able to enjoy the amenities the lakes area has to offer.  This is an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.  Many BVU students have attended OEI in the past; all agree it was a terrific experience and they highly recommend that you seriously consider applying for this program.  Applications are due by March 17, 2017. Applications are now being accepted.  For more information on the application process, please contact Dr. Joni Anderson, andersonjo@bvu.edu 712-749-2417 OR Dr. James Falter, falterj@bvu.edu 712-749-2415.

Contact - Cindy McDonough


Feb. 28, 2017

Be a Senator!

Do you want to represent BV? Apply to be a Senator! We are in search of students who LOVE this school and would like to have an impact on the topics you care about! Areas of focus include Social Media and Marketing, Weekend Programming, Food, Parking, Academic Affairs, Events, Admission, Student Conduct, Policy, Information Resources, Safety and Maintenance, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs. As senators, we offer information to faculty, staff, and administration on issues the student body has on these areas.

Please join us on Thursdays at 6pm in Forum 1 for more information or email the address below for an application! The Student Senate will review your application and get back to you with an interview time as soon as possible.

Contact - Morgan Langan


Feb. 28, 2017

You're invited to the Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2017-18 Faculty and Staff Campaign kickoff between 2 pm and 4 pm on Wednesday, March 8, in Dows Conference Center. Stop by when it's convenient for you. A short program will be given by co-chairs Lori Berglund, Kristy McClelland and Maggie Steinkamp at 2:15 and again at 3:15. Ice cream sundaes and fresh fruit will be served. Pick up your pledge form and enter to win a door prize. OSG employees will receive an email with details about viewing the kickoff via streaming. If you can't attend, your pledge form will be sent to you via campus mail. Visit the campaign webpage at www.bvu.edu/fsc for more information.

Contact - Barb Aiona


Feb. 28, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 27, 2017

ROTC Dodge Ball Tournament

  6 v. 6 (2 players must be co-ed or a team of 4 of the same sex.). Register by March 11th with a fee of $5 per team member due at tournament.you will get a free T-shirt with registration! There will also be a team theme contest with an award to the best team theme. Tactical backpacks awarded to winning team!

March 12th 7-10 pm at the Fieldhouse!

Contact - Matayo Christianer


Feb. 27, 2017

IM Soccer League

It's that time of year again to get your soccer teams together for the BVU IM soccer league. Games will be played every Thursday evenings starting on March 16 through May 18. Games will start around 7 pm and will be played either in the Rec Center or the on the Football/Soccer field. You need to have at least five players per team and can only have two current soccer players per team. Also, each player on the team must be signed up through IMLeagues.com to play. We have men's, women's and coed teams available. Coed teams need to have at least two of each gender on the field at all times. Sign up by March 15 at midnight. Contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Feb. 27, 2017

March Basketball League

Are you ready for some March Madness? If so get your teams together for our intramural March basketball league. Games will be played every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the rec center. First night will be Tuesday, March 7 with the last night being Wednesday, March 5. Games will start around 7 pm. You need to have at least five players per team and can only have two current basketball players per team. Also, each player on the team must be signed up through IMLeagues.com to play. We have men's, women's and coed teams available. Coed teams need to have at least two of each gender on the court at all times. Sign up by March 6 at midnight. Contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Mike Jamieson


Feb. 27, 2017

"Butts and Guts" Group Fitness Class

Group Fitness Instructor Lesa Turnquist from the BVRMC Fitness and Health Center will be here Thursday, March 2nd to teach a 30 minute core class from 7:30-8 p.m in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse. Come work your backside and your abs!! This class is for all levels of fitness.

Contact - Tami Laursen


Feb. 27, 2017

Submit to FACES

Submissions for FACES, BVU's literary and fine arts magazine, are open! Send original photography, photos of original visual art, and fiction or poetry under 1500 words to FACES@bvu.edu by March 1st. 

Contact - Kacee Baker


Feb. 26, 2017

Sex in the Dark Survery

Health Services & Wellness, with the help of Team Wellness and one of our local Storm Lake physicians are hosting Sex in the Dark, an ACES event where BVU students can ask any questions they have about sex, relationships, and sexual health anonymously. While the audience sits in the dark, our campus nurses,Tami and Lorie, and our local physician, Dr. Nilles, will be answering your questions that you have submitted. The purpose of this survey is to gather the questions that you have anonymously. Click the link to take the survey!

 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XWKPHY

Contact - Sarah Schlichte


Feb. 26, 2017

Couch Conversations Series: CELBRATING BLACK CULTURE

*EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TODAY*

The Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) presents... Couch Conversations Series: Celebrating Black Culture. Come join us for an engaging student-to-student conversation and a little taste of soul food.

Date: February 27th at 7 p.m. 
Location: Pierce/White Skybox

Contact - Abigail Ross


Feb. 24, 2017

Log your volunteer hours on Givepulse

Already volunteering or planning on volunteering? Well don't foget to log your hours on Givepulse. This is a great tool to utilize and record your volunteer experience for future references. Student MOVE also does an incentive program at the end of every semester, so make sure you are logging all your hours to be in the running for an awesome prize! So make sure you log your hours at https://www.givepulse.com. There are posters around campus showing how to use Givepulse if there are any questions. 

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Feb. 23, 2017

Dr. Susan Donovan named President of Bellarmine University

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Dr. Susan Donovan, who has been named President of Bellarmine University In Louisville, Kentucky! See the link below for the story.

As we all know, Susan has had a tremendous run at Loyola, rising to become Executive Vice-President and Acting President. I know you will join me in wishing her well as she assumes her new responsibilities.

Contact - Fred Moore | Link


Feb. 23, 2017

Sex in the Dark