BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

CAREER CHALLENGE- Resume Workshop

Sept. 18, 2017

Attend a Resume Workshop to ensure that employers are getting the most out of your resume. Individual consultations will be available directly after the workshop. Please bring copies of resumes if available.

Attend and your name will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.

Career and Personal Development | careerservices@bvu.edu

Fall Break Biomedical Research trip for science students

Sept. 17, 2017

Up to eight BVU science students will have the opportunity to travel with two BVU faculty members to learn about biomedical research at three different research facilities.  On Monday the 23rd of October, students will attend a journal club, meet with faculty and graduate students, and tour the Virology and Gene Therapy Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Also on Monday the 23rd, students will tour Imanis Biosciences, LLC, a biotechnology company in downtown Rochester, MN.  On Tuesday the 24th, students will travel to Sioux Falls, SD, where they will meet with faculty and tour the Sanford Health Biomedical Research Facilities and learn about their research focused on heritable childhood diseases. 

The group will leave BVU at 7 am Monday 23 October 2017 and return to campus around 6 pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.  Student expenses are covered by funding from the multiple endowments in the School of Science.  Students going on the trip are required to complete a short application and if selected, will be required to attend a one hour educational meeting in advance of going on the trip.

If you are interested in participating in this experience, please contact Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at lenzmeier@bvu.edu.  Applications will be due by 5 pm on Friday 29 September 2017 and students will be notified of decisions by Wednesday 4 October 2017. 

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Interested in traveling through Europe during Interim?

Sept. 17, 2017

In this 22 day experience packed travel course, we explore 12 cities in 6 countries. Join us! For information contact Mello-nee (Mellonee@bvu.edu) or Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Local Folklore

Sept. 15, 2017

I am doing research for my senior project about how local folklore is perceived. I am looking for places that are rumored to be haunted, and want to know their stories. If there is a place that is haunted or has a haunting tale within your community. Please contact Tiffany Brauckman at brautif@bvu.edu.

Tiffany Brauckman | brautif@bvu.edu

2018 Walt Disney Cruise & Travel Info Meeting

Sept. 15, 2017

2018 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

Wednesday, September 20 @ 4:00pm in Lage Room 30

Spend your interim on a cruise and going backstage: 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. Don't miss this opportunity to see the "magic" for yourself! Come visit on Wednesday, September 20 at 4pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Jerry Johnson, 749-1218 or johnson@bvu.edu.

Jerry Johnson | johnson@bvu.edu

Family Weekend Registration

Sept. 14, 2017

We hope you will join us for the Buena Vista University Family Weekend on Oct. 13-15. There are many exciting activities for the entire BVU Family. Please register at www.bvu.edu/familyweekend.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Monday Evening Sports Talk (Live from Smokin' Hereford)

Sept. 14, 2017

Come on out to Smokin' Hereford every Monday night at 6:00pm throughout the school year for the Monday Evening Sports Talk show as KBVU Sports Director, Tanner Hoops, sits down and interviews a pair of BVU coaches who will give insight on their respective seasons.

Smokin' Hereford is creating a 'Beaver Den' corner to host the show.  Anyone in attendance for the 30-minute show and presents their BVU ID will receive a 10% discount on a meal they purchase during the show.

Every show will be video streamed live online at: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/bvu/.

A schedule of coaches interviews can be found online at: http://www.bvuathletics.com/CoachesShow

Go Beavers!

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Donations for Hurricane Victims

Sept. 14, 2017

Student MOVE and Team Wellness is concluding their fundraising drive fro victims of Hurricane Harvey next Friday. If you would like to make a donation to the Houston Food Bank, please contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson or come to the GSLC. Thank you to everyone who supported the effort through donating already.

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

Explore the history, art, culture and religion of Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France, and England

Sept. 13, 2017

Consider joining us on this fast-paced, life changing experience.  Want more information on the upcoming Europe Interim travel course? Contact Mary Mello-Nee (Mellonee@bvu.edu) or Swasti Bhattacharyya

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Volleyball Game Gold Out

Sept. 13, 2017

Wear your gold shirts to the Volleyball Game Thursday Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.! Students, if you wear the gold "WeAreBVU" shirt you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! Come buy your WeAreBVU shirts in the Hall of Fame room (Fieldhouse) from 1-3 p.m. for the rest of the week, $10 each. See you there!

Jasmine Demers | demejas@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Sept. 13, 2017

Apply now - positions are filling up. Callers gain practical experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Shifts are evenings and weekends on the Storm Lake campus. Training is on Sept. 24 and calling ends on Oct. 26. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application (aionab@bvu.edu).

 

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Early Childhood Job Available

Sept. 12, 2017

The East Early Childhood Preschool before/after school program, Little Tornado Academy (LTA), is looking for individuals to work. Flexible hours available for this great childhood experience are between 7:00-8:30 am and 3:00 – 4:30. Looking to fill these positions ASAP.   Please contact: Laura Turnquist, lturnquist@slcsd.org or 712-732-8076.

Laura Turnquist | petelau2@bvu.edu

Arpeggibros Auditions

Sept. 12, 2017

Auditions for the Buena Vista University Men's Acapella group, Arpeggibros, will be Sunday, September 17.  Auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Stark Choir Room in Edson.  If you want to audition, please have a 60 second section of a song of your choice prepared and be ready to answer a few questions.  You do not have to be in choir to audition, if you are looking for a chance to get involved in a vocal music group but don't want to do concert choir, this is your chance.  We will be looking for 5 new members, 3 tenors and 2 bass baritones, however we may take more.  Please stop by and let your voice be heard.  For more information contact Hunter Schmitt by email at schmhun@bvu.edu or Corgan Petersen by email at petecor@bvu.edu.

Corgan Petersen | petecor@bvu.edu

Community Conversation Tea

Sept. 11, 2017

Community Conversation Tea: Free Speech on Campus

Monday, September 18

3:30-4:30 PM in Woods House (Social Sciences and Arts Bldg.)

In recognition of Constitution Day (September 17), we want to invite all BVU community members to the academic year’s first Community Conversation Tea to discuss the challenging issue of free speech on campus. Free speech has been at the center of headline-making incidents including the Charlottesville, VA white supremacist rally that turned deadly in August.  Colleges and universities across the country are wrestling with how to both uphold free speech rights while maintaining safety on campuses when polarizing speakers are invited to speak by student groups, but run the risk of exacerbating already deep ideological differences. These are just some of the challenges happening across the country on this issue.  How are they relevant to BVU?  What’s legal?  What’s right?  Can law and ethics be at odds in these and other cases?  Join us for some tea and civil conversation.

Co-sponsored by: Dr. Brad Best, Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya, Dr. Andrea Frantz, and Ebony King

Dr. Andrea Frantz | andrea.frantz@gmail.com

Arpeggibros Auditions

Sept. 11, 2017

Auditions for the Buena Vista University Men's Acapella group, Arpeggibros, will be Sunday, September 17.  Auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Stark Choir Room in Edson.  If you want to audition, please have a 60 second section of a song of your choice prepared and be ready to answer a few questions.  You do not have to be in choir to audition, if you are looking for a chance to get involved in a vocal music group but don't want to do concert choir, this is your chance.  We will be looking for 5 new members, 3 tenors and 2 bass baritones, however we may take more.  Please stop by and let your voice be heard.  For more information contact Hunter Schmitt by email at schmhun@bvu.edu or Corgan Petersen by email at petecor@bvu.edu.

Corgan Petersen | petecor@bvu.edu

Arpeggibros Auditions

Sept. 11, 2017

Auditions for the Buena Vista University Men's Acapella group, Arpeggibros, will be Sunday, September 17.  Auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Stark Choir Room in Edson.  If you want to audition, please have a 60 second section of a song of your choice prepared and be ready to answer a few questions.  You do not have to be in choir to audition, if you are looking for a chance to get involved in a vocal music group but don't want to do concert choir, this is your chance.  We will be looking for 5 new members, 3 tenors and 2 bass baritones, however we may take more.  Please stop by and let your voice be heard.  For more information contact Hunter Schmitt by email at schmhun@bvu.edu or Corgan Petersen by email at petecor@bvu.edu.

Corgan Petersen | petecor@bvu.edu

Adjunct Faculty Conference--Call to Sessions

Sept. 11, 2017

The annual Adjunct Faculty Conference-Pathways to Learning-sponsored by Online, Site, & Graduate Programs will be held on our Storm Lake campus October 27 and 28. 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.

The sessions will run on Friday from 4:00-5:00pm and Saturday beginning at 9:00am. Each session runs for one hour. If you can offer your expertise, please send a session title and brief description to Ashleigh Pipes by Monday, September 18. Presenters will be notified if their session is selected.

Ashleigh Pipes | PipesA@bvu.edu

Several seats still available for September 18 URMED Dinner

Sept. 10, 2017

Are you interested in a career in the health professions?  On Monday 18 September 2017, from 6 pm to 7:30, the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) program will have its fall dinner.  This year we will be hosting three individuals from the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center: Mr. Brad Strader, BVRMC foundation director and physician recruiter; Dr. Kyle Glienke, local physician and BVU graduate; and Janessa Adema, a third-year medical student at Des Moines University.  The program will include information about URMED experiential opportunities, a mock case study (differential diagnosis) with the doctors, and will provide information about paid health-related internships in January.  This program is open to all students considering careers in the health professions and there are several seats still available.  Please email Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu by 5 pm on Thursday 14 September 2017 if you would like to attend.  Please email Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu if you would like to be added to the URMED Sharepoint site so you can receive regular information about URMED opportunities.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | Lenzmeier@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 8, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshots free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 from 11-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. on both days.  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Photos being taken from 11-12 p.m. will be done in front of the Science Center and from 3-4 p.m. the photographers will be in front of Smith Hall.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

University Marketing & Communications resources

Sept. 8, 2017

We are pleased to offer University Marketing & Communications resources on our Sharepoint site at https://buenavistauniversity.sharepoint.com/sites/UMC.

The site includes:

*  Downloadable BVU logos and links to photos

*  Letterhead and PowerPoint templates

*  E-mail signatures and BVUNews help

*  Correct usage of Online, Site and Graduate Programs language

*  University style guides

Your BVU login will be required to access these resources.

We will continue to add content and information to this site, so please bookmark it for future reference.  You can also find a link in the “Quick Links” sidebar in BEAVERNet. 

As always, if you have any questions or need additional resources please feel free to contact any UMC staff member at x2120.  We are happy to be of assistance.

Thank you!

University Marketing & Communications

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu | Link

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Sept. 8, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers. This paid position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Come to a short information meeting on Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you’re interested but can’t attend a meeting, email Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Information Meeting - Cuba: A country trappd in time

Sept. 8, 2017

What might happen to a country over 50 years if it is politically and economically restricted from free exchange with a major portion of the world?  Come to an information meeting for a January, 2018 travel course to such a coungry - Cuba.  Learn how you can explore this fascinating country's geography, feel its pulsating rhythms through its music, discover a unique economic and political policy, and meet the vibrant people who make up this land.  Information meetings are   Tuesday Sept 12 at 11:00 and 5:00 in Forum 1 and Wednesday Sept 13 at 12:00 (noon) and 6:00 in Forum 4.

Robbie Ludy | Ludy@bvu.edu

Costa Rica -- Interim 2018

Sept. 7, 2017

Travel to the tropics with us in January 2018! We will spend three weeks in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. In the mornings, we will study Spanish at a local language school and in the afternoons, we will experience unique cultural activities. Our accommodations will be homestays, allowing us to stay in a local family’s home and be fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture and traditions. Weekend excursions include trips to the beach, rain forests, and national parks.

 

There will be an information session on Wednesday, September 13, at 4:00 pm in Forum 1. If you are interested in the trip but are unable to attend the session, please contact trip leaders Steven Mills or Beth Blankers.

Beth Blankers | blankers@bvu.edu

President's Council Meeting

Sept. 7, 2017

Calling all student organization presidents! The first President's Council Meeting is TONIGHT, Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 8pm in Forum 2.

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Lawn Golf Tournament

Sept. 7, 2017

Show up tomorrow, September 8 by the grill outside Pierce/White to participate in our lawn golf tournament. Please show up between 4-6 pm to get your round in. Please email Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu with questions.

Mike Jamieson | jamiesonm@bvu.edu

AWOL Applications are out!!!

Sept. 6, 2017

Below are the links for the AWOL applications. If you love service and learning about different social justice issues check out AWOL!! We have 3 trips going out this year on Hunger, Human Trafficking, and Economic Development (International). If you want any more information please feel free to contact the VP's of AWOL Brittany Tillman and Amanda Miley. Ashley Farmer-Hanson can also answer any questions you may have as well. 

Site Leader Application Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/TELQfkY15Ncl46v73

Participant Application Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/0EElftAvarzyIz9E3

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

AmeriCorps Position Available

Sept. 6, 2017

The Office of Civic Engagement has a 300 hour AmeriCorps position available at Habitat for Humanity this academic year. They would like the individual to help recruit volunteers and plan events. Hours are flexible and can pair the opportunity with an internship. Upon completion of the hours the individual will earn an education award of $1,220. This is a great way to build skills, help a local non-profit and gain valuable leadership experience. Contact Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson for more information.

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

DJ Informational Meeting

Sept. 6, 2017

Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Then join us, KBVU 97.5 The Edge, your campus radio station, in an informational meeting on Thursday, September 7, from 3-4pm to learn more about radio at BV, and ways to start your own radio show!

Kyle Wiebers | wiebkyl@bvu.edu

Europe on your mind? Looking for Adventure?

Sept. 6, 2017

Europe Interim Travel course awaits: 10 cities, 6 countries, 3 credits, all in 1 fantastic, life changing course! For information contact: Mary Mello-Nee (Mellonee@bvu.edu) or Swasti Bhattacharyya. 

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Fall URMED dinner for students interested in the health professions

Sept. 6, 2017

On Monday 18 September 2017, from 6 pm to 7:30, the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development (URMED) program will have its fall dinner.  This year we will be hosting three individuals from the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center: Mr. Brad Strader, BVRMC foundation director and physician recruiter; Dr. Kyle Glienke, local physician and BVU graduate; and Janessa Adema, a third-year medical student at Des Moines University.  The program will include information about URMED experiential opportunities, a mock case study (differential diagnosis) with the doctors, and will provide information about paid health-related internships in January.  This program is open to all students considering careers in the health professions and there are 25 seats available.  Please email Dr. Brian Lenzmeier at Lenzmeier@bvu.edu by 5 pm on Thursday 14 September 2017 if you would like to attend.  Please email Dr. Kristy McClellan at McClellan@bvu.edu if you would like to be added to the URMED Sharepoint site so you can receive regular information about URMED opportunities.

Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D. | lenzmeier@bvu.edu

9-11 Memorial & Moment of Silence

Sept. 6, 2017

Join BVU Army ROTC and BVU Chaplin Ken Meissner at the Victory Bell in a presentation of the United States Flag, prayer, and moment of silence remembering those who lost their lives in the events of 9-11.

Contact AJ Spake at spakale@bvu.edu with questions.

Alexander Spake | spakale@bvu.edu | Link

Storm Lake WHAM! Music Video Challenge

Sept. 6, 2017

We challenge you to create your own “Storm Lake is Your Home” music video. Our video showed only part of what home is like here in Storm Lake. Now we want to see what home is to you.

Take videos of your family, friends, pets, and/or group and incorporate the “Storm Lake is Your Home” song. You can sing it, perform it, and/or use the audio recording of Mick Polich performing it. Show us what “Home” means to you. Then create your video and post it to Facebook with the hashtag #MyStormLake.

We will share your videos to our Facebook Page on September 14th so that people can vote for the best video. Whichever video gets the most likes/reactions before September 18th will be declared the winner and will receive $100! Second place will receive $75! Third place will receive $25.

You can find the audio file and lyrics for “Storm Lake is Your Home” as performed by Mick Polich on our Facebook page any time after September 1st. Can’t wait to see your videos!!!

Austin Dean | deanaus@bvu.edu | Link

Marquee Brunch

Sept. 6, 2017

This Sunday is Sodexo's first Marquee Bruch of the year! We serve from 11am-1pm. Hope to see you there!

Sodexo | catering@bvu.edu

BVU's Phonathon is calling you

Sept. 6, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers. This paid position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Come to a short information meeting on Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm or Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you’re interested but can’t attend a meeting, email Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Federal Pell Grant/Teach Grant Recalculation Date

Sept. 6, 2017

We want to remind Federal Pell/Teach Grant recipients on the Storm Lake campus that Friday, September 8, 2017 is the Pell/Teach Grant recalculation date.  A student's enrollment status as of 4:00 p.m. on that day will determine enrollment status for the fall semester.  The only exception will be for students who completely withdraw from the fall semester.

Leanne Valentine | valentinel@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Sept. 5, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshot free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 from 11-12pm and 3-4pm on both days.  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Photos being taken from 11-12pmwill be done in front of the Science Center and from 3-4pm the photographers will be in front of Smith Hall.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

Blood Drive

Sept. 5, 2017

Buena Vista University is holding a blood drive through Life Serve on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The blood drive will be located in Forum Room 5. There are many ways to sign up! You can go online to schedule your appointment. You can also sign up at the booth Health Services is hosting by the servery on Thursday, September 7th from 11am to 1pm. Finally, you may do walk in appointments, but it is best to set up an appointment. This blood drive will be helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We hope to see you there! 

Hailey Dollen | dollhai@bvu.edu | Link

Apply for “Value-Added” Funding!

Sept. 5, 2017

“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!

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

IMPACT Fall Retreat Sept 22-24

Sept. 5, 2017

Please join the IMPACT Team for our Fall Retreat at Hidden Acres, Sept. 22-24. We will be leaving the campus at 4:30pm on Friday and will be returning by noon on Sunday. Russ Weller, 2011 BVU Alum, will be sharing messages on "Holy Spirit 101". There will be time for horse-trailing riding, swimming at their indoor pool, taking a risk on the large 3-person swing and the zipline and enjoying the outdoors. Always time for relaxation and building community. Sign up in the Student Affairs Annex or contact Ken Meissner. A FREE event. (A Medical Form is required). Thank you! 

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Weekly Chapel

Sept. 5, 2017

Please join the BVU Community for a time of Praise and Worship on Thursday mornings from 11am until 11:45 am in Schaller Memorial Chapel. Our time together is filled with music, prayer, Scripture and a message for the day. Hope to see you there and bring a friend along. Thank you!

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Urban Immersion to MInneapolis

Sept. 5, 2017

Seeking 22 BVU students to travel Oct 21-24 to Minneapolis for an experiential service opportuntiy dealing with the complex issues of poverty and justice issues. Housing, transportation and meals will be taken provided. Please contact Ken Meissner in Student Affairs ASAP. I am also in need of a BVU Staff volunteer to serve as van driver. Sign up sheets are in the Student Affairs Annex. You will need to fill out a Medical Form as well. Thank you!

Ken Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Adjunct Faculty Conference--Call to Sessions

Sept. 5, 2017

The annual Adjunct Faculty Conference-Pathways to Learning-sponsored by Online, Site, & Graduate Programs will be held on out Storm Lake campus October 27 and 28. 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. 

The sessions will run on Friday from 4:00-5:00pm and Saturday beginning at 9:00am. Each session runs for one hour. If you can offer your expertise, please send a session title and brief description to Ashleigh Pipes by Monday, September 18. Presenters will be notified if their session is selected.

Ashleigh Pipes | PipesA@bvu.edu

CAREER CHALLENGE- Are you ready?

Sept. 2, 2017

Keep an eye out for the gem car Tuesday through Friday this next week in between classes. Career and Personal Development Staff will be offering students rides to their next class if they're willing to complete this week's Career Challenge! Participants will also have their names entered into a drawing for prizes. 

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

STEM & the Arts Festival

Sept. 1, 2017

STEM & the Arts Festival is a day-long immersion experience for students in 4th-8th grade. Participants will engage with faculty and community experts across all STEM fields, interactive English language arts activities and the integration of arts and science. We invite all 4th-8th graders from our surrounding communities to attend!

Registration will take place in Siebens Forum starting at 8:45 am. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. A public showcase of student work will begin at 3 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Governor's STEM Council.

Online registration begins Sept 1st at:

https://events.bvu.edu/event/stem-arts-festival-2017/

John Bedward | Bedward@bvu.edu | Link

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Sept. 1, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers. This paid position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Come to a short information meeting on Sept. 6 or Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm in the Phonathon room (go to the library third floor and follow signs). If you’re interested but can’t attend a meeting, email Barbara Aiona (aionab@bvu.edu) for an application.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

We're Looking for Quiz Bowl Players!

Aug. 31, 2017

Dr. Bonagura, Director of the Honors program and “coach” of BVU's Quiz Bowl team, and Dean's Fellows Coordinator Dr. Bernhardt, who will be helping us this year, are looking for more students to join the team! We have a solid core of returning students, but more are always welcome and needed -- anyone can join! It is a small time commitment, and we hope to be attending one or two tournaments this fall. We hope to see many new faces. If you're interested, please email Dr. Bonagura (bonagura@bvu.edu) or Dr. Bernhardt (bernhardt@bvu.edu). We look forward to hearing from you!

Laura Bernhardt | bernhardt@bvu.edu

Need Musicians for the Rock Ensemble

Aug. 31, 2017

 

I am sure that there are some of you out there in BVU land that would love the opportunity to participate in our brand new rock ensemble. We perform many of the current and older music standards from pop to rock. We particularly need vocalists and guitarists. We give at least one concert on campus each semester and maybe more off campus including the possibly of touring. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Edson from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.  If you are interested you can contact one of the following folks for more information.

 

Dr. David Klee

Christian Hughes

Kimberly Diaz

 

Dr. David klee | klee@bvu.edu

January 2018 Supervised Participation Application Meeting

Aug. 31, 2017

An application and informational meeting for students planning to complete Supervised Participation (EDCO/SEDU 290, ESSI 291) in January 2018 will be held on September 12th at 11:00am in Smith 210 and September 14th at 3:00pm in Smith 210.  Please attend ONE.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Kara Neville.

Kara Neville | neville@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Student Teacher Application Meeting

Aug. 31, 2017

An application and informational meeting for prospective Spring 2018 student teachers will be held on September 5th at 11:00am in Smith 210 and September 7th at 3:00pm in Smith 210.  Please attend ONE.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Kara Neville.

Kara Neville | neville@bvu.edu

Work Study Jobs Available

Aug. 30, 2017

Still looking for a work study position?  There are opening left with the Athletics Department.  If interested, please contact santuccia@bvu.edu.

Amy Santucci | santuccia@bvu.edu

LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Aug. 30, 2017

FREE Movie Tickets—Stop in the GSLC on Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
SAB Bingo:  5:00 PM Dows Conference Center
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
BVU Men’s Soccer vs Iowa Wesleyan:  3:00 PM
FREE Admission to King’s Pointe Water Park with STUDENT ID
FREE Mini Golf at King’s Pointe with STUDENT ID
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake
Storm Lake Marina’s Annual Beach Party-MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND; $5 COVER CHARGE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Sand Volleyball:  11:00 AM-2:00 PM Court behind the Suites
Car Show, Carnival, Vendors, Inflatables, Food:11:00 AM-3:00 PM Chautauqua Park,
Storm Lake
FREE Admission to King’s Pointe Water Park with STUDENT ID
FREE Mini Golf at King’s Pointe with STUDENT ID
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
FREE
Admission to King’s Pointe Water Park with STUDENT ID
FREE Mini Golf at King’s Pointe with STUDENT ID
Movie at Fridley Theater in Storm Lake

Ask your RA about programming in your residence hall throughout the Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

 

 

Nancy Marshall | marshalln@bvu.edu

Vikings Select BVU Student Interns

Aug. 29, 2017

Congratulations to Aubrey Anderson (Communication Studies), Andrew Bandstra (Digital Media), and Clayton Christian (Business and Accounting) for being selected as the 2017 Game Day Interns for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings! Game Day interns assist with various activities during the fall season that include arranging press boxes, delivering game information to media, and recording player/coach interviews. This competitive opportunity is open to majors across campus each spring and internship credit is available for those who are selected.

BVU Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship Selection Committee

Lori Berglund | berglundl@bvu.edu

Rec House Closed Thursday

Aug. 29, 2017

The Rec House will be closed from 5-9 pm on Thursday evening in honor of the BVU football game. We will reopen the Rec House on Friday, September 1st at 1 pm. Go Beavers!

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

BVU's Phonathon is calling you

Aug. 29, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. The position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Callers build their resumes, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available. To learn more, attend a short information meeting on Sept. 6 or 7 at 7:30 pm in the Phonathon Room (library third floor). Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application (aionab@bvu.edu).

Contact - Barbara Aiona

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

LIFEGUARDS WANTED!

Aug. 29, 2017

The BVU pool is looking for certified lifeguards for this school year.  If you are interested in lifeguarding please contact me at lehnerd@bvu.edu.  This is a workstudy and non workstudy position!

Dana Christen | lehnerd@bvu.edu

LIFEGUARDS!!

Aug. 29, 2017

Hello!  If you are interested in getting RED CROSS certified to be a lifeguard please contact me asap!  We are trying to hold a class soon.  I can also recertify you if needed!  Please let me know if you or you know anyone else that may be interested!  Thanks,

Janelle McArthur

Janelle McArthur | mcarthur@bvu.edu

2017 Athletics Hall of Fame

Aug. 29, 2017

On Saturday September 16th, the BVU Athletics Hall of Fame will induct the following new members to this prestigous group: Katie (Maguire) Campbell '06 - Basektball, Carlos Martinez '06 - Football, Jesse Schmidt '06 - Football, Basketball, Ryan Schweitzberger '98 - Wrestling, Rusty Mohler - Softball Coach, and the 1984 Softball Team.  These new members will be inducteed during the half time of the football game vs. Central at 1:00pm, fowllowed by a banquet at 5:30pm in the Forum-Dows/Ballroom.  If you wish to attend the banquet to support this years inductees, please register at the website below, tickets are $16 per guest.  

Amy Santucci | santuccia@bvu.edu | Link

Open Session Headshots

Aug. 28, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshot free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 from 11-12pm and 3-4pm on both days.  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Photos being taken from 11-12pmwill be done in front of the Science Center and from 3-4pm the photographers will be in front of Smith Hall.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

Open Session-PT Ed Foundation

Aug. 28, 2017

Thursday August 31, 2017 1:45-2:15 pm Smith 204

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidat e#1 interviewing for the PT Education Foundation position in School of Education on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 1:45-2:15 pm in Smith 204.

Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

2018 WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL INFO MEETING

Aug. 28, 2017

Thursday, September 7 @ 5:00pm & 6:00pm in Lage Room 30: 30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30 at 5:00pm or 6:00pm. 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 7 at 5pm or 6pm in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Jerry Johnson, 749-1218 or johnson@bvu.edu.

Jerry Johnson | johnson@bvu.edu

Lawn Golf Tournament

Aug. 28, 2017

We will be having an intramurals lawn golf tournament on Friday, September 8.  Please show up to the first tee from 4pm to 6pm.  Top 3 will receive new intramural champion t-shirts. 

Mike Jamieson | jamiesonm@bvu.edu

Incoming and Outgoing Calls Unavailable on Tuesday, August 29th, from 8 PM to 10 PM

Aug. 28, 2017

BVU’s provider for phone service, Vast Communications, was purchased by Long Lines and on Tuesday evening our phone circuits will be switched to Long Lines. During this transition, calls coming to and from campus will be unavailable.

Scott Wunschel - Information Technology Services | scott@bvu.edu

Theatre Callout

Aug. 27, 2017

Calling all Actors, Stage Managers, Stage Crew, Front-of-House Staff and all lovers of the thrill of making theatre! If you are considering getting involved with University Theatre productions and/or classes, then you need to get to Anderson Auditorium on Monday, August 28th at 6:30 pm. We'll fill you in on how to audition or get involved on crew for two, yes 2!, productions this fall, what you'll want to know about the new Theatre and Media Performance major and the new classes, and how you can relieve stress by playing outrageous improv games with Sawtooth Improv nights. You don't have to major or minor in Theatre and Media Performance to contribute your talentS. If you have any questions, contact Professor David Walker at 712-749-2192 or Dr. Bethany Larson at 712-749-2129. We'll see you at the theatre!

Dr. Bethany Larson | Larsonb@bvu.edu

Intramural Opportunities

Aug. 27, 2017

Want to stay active! If so get involved in our intramural programs and leagues. Starting after labor day we will have Flag Football and Slowpitch Softball leagues. If your around for Labor Day sign up for our Sand Volleyball tournament and if you just want to test your luck and knowledge of football go sign up for our PigSkin Pick'Em leagues. Go to IMLeagues.com to sign up!

Mike Jamieson | jamiesonm@bvu.edu

2017 Fall Rec House Hours

Aug. 27, 2017

The Rec House will be open during the following hours starting Monday, August 28.
 
Monday-Friday: 1-9 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12-6 pm
 
Hours are tentative to change.

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Guitar Lessons

Aug. 27, 2017

Would you like to learn guitar  basics?   Would you like to know  how  to  read and play  guitar music, read tab, play guitar chord and  some  basic guitar patterns?   The music department is offering private guitar lessons.    Students  get   a half hour lesson with a  very  qualified  instructor each week.    You  receive    1 hour credit  for  this  course.  For more  information contact:  Jerry Bertrand  Bertrand@bvu.edu.

Jerry Bertrand | bertrand@bvu.edu

Join Concert Band!

Aug. 27, 2017

If you played in concert band while in high school there is  a  place  waiting you  in  the  BVU  Concert Band.  The majority of our members are non-music majors who enjoy making music.  We  welcome any and all instruments!   The  BVU Concert Band gives two concerts per semester.  We invite you to an informational meeting on Monday  Aug. 28 at 4PM  at the band room in  Edson Hall.

Please consider sharing your talents with the  BVU Concert Band!

Jerry Bertrand | bertrand@bvu.edu

Take The Plunge

Aug. 25, 2017

The Plunge is a chance to check out student organizations and the opportunities BVU has to offer. Storm Lake businesses and non-profit organizations are also on campus with information about banking, haircuts, shopping, churches, and opportunities to volunteer. The Plunge will take place Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. in the Siebens Forum Grand Foyer. (Registration for student organizations and community groups is now closed).

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Men's Soccer Scrimmage

Aug. 25, 2017

Come out and support BVU Men's Soccer in a home scrimmage Monday Aug 28th with 6pm and 8pm kickoff. Games are free, come cheer on the Beaver's before the semester really kicks off! 

Ben McArthur | mcarthurb@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Aug. 25, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. The position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Callers gain practical work experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available and the job is located in the library of the Storm Lake campus. Stop by our table at The Plunge to learn more. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application (aionab@bvu.edu).

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Accommodations Forms

Aug. 25, 2017

Students who are using their accommodations this semester are reminded to pick up their accommodation forms and take them to notify their professors as soon as possible.  Students may pick these up in the CAE. 

Donna Musel | museld@bvu.edu | Link

Welcome, BVU Students!

Aug. 25, 2017

President Merchant and his wife Carrie would like to personally welcome all students to campus on the first day of classes! Please stop by the servery TODAY from 11:30-1:30 to enjoy a free BVU cookie in exchange for a selfie! Tweet your photos with the hashtag #BVU. See you there!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

January 2018 Supervised Participation Application Meeting

Aug. 25, 2017

An application and informational meeting for students planning to complete Supervised Participation (EDCO/SEDU 290, ESSI 291) in January 2018 will be held on September 12th at 11:00am in Smith 210 and September 14th at 3:00pm in Smith 210.  Please attend ONE.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Leah Schimmer.

Leah Schimmer | schimmerl@bvu.edu

Spring 2018 Student Teacher Application Meeting

Aug. 25, 2017

An application and informational meeting for prospective Spring 2018 student teachers will be held on September 5th at 11:00am in Smith 210 and September 7th at 3:00pm in Smith 210.  Please attend ONE; if you are unable to, please contact Leah Schimmer.

Leah Schimmer | schimmerl@bvu.edu

Athletic Fall Sport Kick-Off

Aug. 24, 2017

Get yourself excited for the start of a new year by heading over to Lake Avenue Lounge on Tuesday, August 29 to hear the BVU fall sport coaches give brief overviews of their respective upcoming 2017 seasons.  A social hour kicks-off the event at 5pm with the coaches program to follow at 5:30pm.  The event is open to the general public and is free of charge.  Go Beavers!

Jack Denholm | denholmj@bvu.edu | Link

Director of Campus Security Candidate Open Session

Aug. 23, 2017

Tuesday, September 5th
Forum Room 2:  1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to an open session for a candidate for the position of Director of Campus Security.  The candidate's resume is available on Beavernet  (Employee Services—Open Session Candidates)

Nancy Marshall | marshalln@bvu.edu

Director of Campus Security Candidate Open Session

Aug. 23, 2017

Friday, September 1st
Forum Room 2:  1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to an open session for a candidate for the position of Director of Campus Security.  The candidates resume is available on Beavernet  (Employee Services—Open Session Candidates)

Nancy Marshall | marshalln@bvu.edu

Director of Campus Security Candidate Open Session

Aug. 22, 2017

Thursday, August 31st at 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Forum Room 2

Faculty, staff and students are invited to an open session for a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Campus Security on Thursday, August 31st at 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Forum Room 2.  The candidate’s resume is available on Beavernet.

Nancy Marshall | marshalln@bvu.edu

Open Session Headshots

Aug. 22, 2017

UMC will be taking professional headshots free of charge for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 from 11-12pm and 3-4pm on both days.  If you plan to use these shots for professional photos, please dress professionally for your photo session.  Photos being taken from 11-12pm will be done in front of the Science Center and from 3-4pm the photographers will be in front of Smith Hall.  Please contact the UMC office at x2120 if you have any questions. 

Laura Todd | umc@bvu.edu

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Aug. 22, 2017

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for fall semester. The position runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 26. Callers gain practical work experience, enhance their communication skills and network with alumni. Evening and weekend shifts are available and the job is located in the library of the Storm Lake campus. Training is provided. Contact Barbara Aiona in the Office of Alumni and Development for an application or if you have questions (aionab@bvu.edu).

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Thank You

Aug. 21, 2017

Thank you to President Merchant and Carrie Merchant and the BVU Community for the flowers, sympathy cards, and acts of kindness my family and I received when my husband passed away. The thoughts and prayers were and are greatly appreciated.

Becky Blackman | blackmanb@bvu.edu

Fall Rec House Hours

Aug. 21, 2017

The fall hours for the Rec House will begin on Monday, August 28. If you have any questions please let us know. 

Monday-Friday: 1-9 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12-6 pm

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Plunge Online Registration is CLOSED

Aug. 18, 2017

Thank you to everyone that has registered for the 2017 PLUNGE scheduled for August 30th, 2017, in the Siebens Forum Grand Foyer from 7-9pm. The online registration is now closed.

Ebony King | kinge@bvu.edu

Thank You

Aug. 18, 2017