BVUNews

Announcements and notices for the Buena Vista University community.

Congratulations to Faculty and Staff of the Year nominees

May 23, 2018

As the year comes to an end for us students, it is important to recognize those that have made the greatest impact on our lives. Every year, Student Senate and the student body vote for the faculty and staff of the year. Today, we would like to recognize the amazing people who were voted as finalists for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The finalists for staff of the year are: Ms. Donna Musel (Muscle), Director of Academic Excellence, Mr. Dale Scully, Vice President of Student Affairs/ Dean of Students, Mr. Mark Shea, Director of Student Success and Assistant Dean of Students, and Mr. Ryder Weischedel (Why-shy-dull), Director of Athletic Performance.

The finalists for faculty of the year are: Dr. Thomas Bonagura, Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Bethany Larson, Professor of Theatre, Ms. Miranda Pollock, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, and Dr. Shawn Stone, Professor of Physics/Computer Science and Interim Dean of School of Science.

Please congratulate these wonderful members of our community as you depart for the summer!

Rosie Russell | Russros@bvu.edu

Claiborne appointed Interim Dean of Communication and Arts

May 23, 2018

Jamii Claiborne has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Communication and Arts for the 2018-2019 academic year.  She will also continue to serve as the Director of Assessment.  Congratulations, Jamii, on your new appointment.

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

Gibbs appointed interim OSG Dean

May 23, 2018

Stacy Gibbs has been appointed Interim OSG Dean.  She will serve in that role until the full time OSG leader position has been hired.  Congratulations, Stacy, on your appointment.

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

Stone serving as interim School of Science Dean

May 23, 2018

Dr. Shawn Stone has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Science for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year, as well as interim dean for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Congratulations, Shawn, on your appointment.

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

Don't Forget to forward your mail!

May 23, 2018

Stop in the mailroom to fill out a forwarding mail form so you mail will not be returned to sender over the summer. Any questions please call 749-2360

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Mailroom new Location

May 23, 2018

The new Location for the Mailroom will be in the SSA building in the digital design room. We will moving over to the new location on Friday, May 25 and up and running on Tuesday, May 29th. Any questions please call 749-2360.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Clean out Your Mailbox

May 23, 2018

Please check your mailbox for mail because the mailroom will be cleaning them out on Thrusday, May 24. All mail will be forward if there is a Forwarding order on hand in the mail room. Any questions contact the mailroom at 712-749-2360

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

CAP & GOWN/TICKET DISTRIBUTION

May 23, 2018

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held on the stage of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 23, Thursday May 24 and Friday May 25

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held outside of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Commencement Day, May 26

Storm Lake Seniors - Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete a Senior Exit Survey when picking up your cap and gown.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

2018 Baccalaureate Service

May 22, 2018

Please come and join in a celebration of blessings on Saturday morning, May 26 at 10:30 a.m., in Schaller Memorial Chapel for the 2018 Buena Vista University Baccalaureate Service. There will be 3 music selections by the BVU Concert Choir (directed by Dr. Merrin Guice), blessings shared by President Joshua Merchant and Res. Life Coordinator Portia Gresham, along with a message by Chaplain Ken Meissner. This service is open to the entire BVU Community and to friends and family. No robes are required. The service should end by 11:30 am. Hope to see you there.

Kenneth D Meissner | meissnerk@bvu.edu

Invoices from Staff and Faculty

May 22, 2018

With the end of the fiscal year coming to an end, this is a reminder to please turn in your invoices (coded and signed) to the business office as soon as possible.  The deadline for processing invoices for this current fiscal year will be June 26th, 2018.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the business office.

Karen Halder | halderk@bvu.edu

Call for Commencement Stories

May 21, 2018

University Marketing and Communications is looking for leads on May 2018 graduates who have great BVU success stories. Please complete the form by May 24 if you have a success story idea to submit and help us celebrate our graduates!

Kelsey Clausen | clausenk@bvu.edu | Link

Faculty and Staff Campaign

May 18, 2018

A very special thank you goes to Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson and Kelli Larsen for serving as co-chairs of the 2018-19 Faculty and Staff Campaign. The campaign exceeded its goal of $40,000 and finished with $42,945 in gifts and pledges. Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign and helped provide enriching opportunities for our students!

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Congratulations to Pre-Veterinary Club Executive Board!

May 18, 2018

Elections were held at the General Membership meeting on May 17 for the incoming 2018/2019 Pre-Vet Club Executive Board.  Incoming Board members are Co-Presidents Jacob Simonsen and Michaela Mason, Vice President Richelle Brown, Secretary Maya Rowe, and Treasurer Matt Goodman.  Please join us in congratulating the new Pre-Vet Club Executive Board and thanking past Board members who have dedicated numerous hours to serving Pre-Vet Club members and the BVU community over the past year.  Job well done!

Dr. Melinda Coogan and Dr. Bob Brodman, Pre-Vet Club Faculty Advisors

Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

CAP & GOWN/TICKET DISTRIBUTION

May 18, 2018

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held on the stage of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 23, Thursday May 24, and Friday May 25

Distribution for cap & gown/tickets is being held outside of Anderson Auditorium during the following times:

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Commencement Day, May 26

Storm Lake Seniors - Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete a Senior Exit Survey when picking up your cap and gown.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Paid Fall Fellowship Opportunity

May 18, 2018

The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is looking for fellows for the upcoming fall semester. The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)is a national non-partisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. CEEP teaches administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders to use their institutional resources to engage students.The fellow would be working to register and educate individuals on the importance of voting. They would be working more on the policy side of things to ensure that voting is as accessible as possible for everyone. The person in this role would working to build state and national connections and will be planning, researching and hosting events. This position would be on average 10-15 hours a week and would receive a $1000 stipend. 

For more information or to apply, please contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson or Sarah Callihan. 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Snacks During Finals Week

May 18, 2018

Student Affairs and Security will be having free popcorn and snacks for students in the Student Affairs office. Stop down during finals week and grab some snacks for studying!

Jessica Garling | garlingj@bvu.edu

Notice to DIGI, Music, and Theatre Performance Students!

May 17, 2018

Two courses offered next fall focus on areas of performance: THME 200 Fundamentals of Acting focuses on tools needed in all forms of acting and performance and satisfies the Fine Arts General Education requirement; THME 321 Camera Acting applies acting technique to the specific performance for video and film performance and aligns with the Advanced Video course in DIGI. Students need not be Theatre & Media Performance majors or Digital Media majors or minors to qualify for these courses.

Bethany Larson | larsonb@bvu.edu

Fiesta Latina Has Moved!

May 16, 2018

Fiesta Latina is happening on Saturday, May 19th from 1-6 pm, and has been moved to BVU's Recreational Center due to rain. Fiesta Latina is an annual community-wide fundraiser organized by RAICES. This year's funds will go to "Ready, Set, Grow! Learning Center" in Alta. The event will feature latino food, inflatables, activities for children, raffles, and more! 

Karla Trujillo | Trujkar@bvu.edu

Mailroom Moving

May 16, 2018

The mailroom will be moving next Friday, May 25 to the SSA Building Room 11, the Digital Design Room. This will be all day event and we will provide any help we can for any Postage or printing needs but will be very limited in the services we can provide. All printing requests that are needed before the weekend please have them by 3:00PM on Thursday, May 24th. We will resume operations on Tuesday, May 29th in our new area.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

U.S Mail/Campus Mailboxes

May 16, 2018

The U.S. Mail and Campus Mailboxes that are on the wall next to the Bookstore will be cleaned out and shut down next Friday, May 25 at 2:30PM

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Out going Mail for the University

May 16, 2018

Due to the mailroom moving on Friday, May 25 and the postage machine will not be in operation that day, we ask that all mail for the University that needs to be meter and got out before the weekend be brought to the mailroom for processing on Thursday, May 24. We will accept mail that already has postage and make sure it goes out Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Faculty/Department Mailboxes

May 16, 2018

If you are Faculty or Staff please clean out your personal or the Department's mail boxe by close of business on Thursday, May 24, that will be the last day any mail will be put in the mail boxes. On May 25 all mail will be cleaned out of the boxes and held for pickup in the mailroom.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@bvu.edu

Student Mailboxes

May 16, 2018

This Friday May 18 will be the last day that mail will be put in the student mailboxes, on Thursday May 24 all the mail boxes will be cleaned out and any mail that has a forwarding order will be forward on and for any mail that does not have one will be returned to sender. Next week emails will be sent out to students letting them know that they recieved mail and they can pick it up in the mailroom. The mailroom will start forawrding mail on the June 1.

Daniel Newcomb | newcomnbd@bvu.edu

Opa! Greece 2019 Interim Travel

May 16, 2018

Why not spend January 2019 walking in the footsteps of the gods? Join us as we explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the Saronic Islands, and more. Greek mythology will never feel more alive than when you're walking through the Temple of Athena Nike or taking in the views of the Parthenon. For more infomation join us Tuesday, May 22nd at 9pm in Smith 310.

Mary Donato | donato@bvu.edu

Missing zip drive

May 16, 2018

If you see a black and silver zip drive lying around anywhere, please contact me as soon as possible. It contains very important files.

Jacob Amhof | amhojac@bvu.edu

Moonlight Breakfast

May 16, 2018

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to Dows from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo and win some prizes! 

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE – Dec. 2018/ Jan. 2019

May 16, 2018

STORM LAKE STUDENTS - The deadline for applying to graduate December 2018/January 2019 is Friday, May 18th. Please submit your application via Beavernet. If you have not received instructions from me via email, please email me. ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

ACES - Domestic Violence

May 15, 2018

The final ACES of the year will be held Friday, 5/18 from 1:45-3pm. The topic is Domestic Violence and Family Wellbeing. There will also be an opportunity to network with professions in the fields of counseling, substance abuse treatment, social work, and law from 3-3:30pm.  

Dr. Tracy Thomas | thomas2@bvu.edu

Forward Your Mail

May 15, 2018

Please stop in to the mailroom to fill out a forwarding address form to have your mail forward to your home address for the summer. If your are graduting this year it is very important that you come fill out a form, we will forward your mail for a year after June 1 2018. All returning students mail gets forwarded just for the summer months from May 29 to August 17 2018. We can only hold mail for no more than 30 days so if there is no forwarding request on hand then that mail will be returned to sender.

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@nvu.edu

Rec House Closed for Finals

May 15, 2018

The Rec House will be closed for finals. We will be closed starting on Monday, May 21 and will reopen on Monday, May 28 with a time still to be determined. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Commencement Flags

May 15, 2018

Seniors –

Commencement is right around the corner and we would like to ensure that we have flags flown to represent every graduate. Please send an email to ringgenbergm@bvu.edu with the country you would like included if you do not see it in the list below. The deadline for flag submissions is Thursday, May 17th at 5pm. 

Australia

Burundi

 

Canada

China

El Salvador

Hungary

Italy

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Nigeria

Russia

Rwanda

Turkey

Thailand

United States

Zambia

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

KBVU (97.5FM) Will be off-the-air for a couple of days (May 15th-17th)

May 15, 2018

The tower that broadcasts KBVU had some extensive ice damage in March, and the tower crew will be here today (May 15th) to repair it.   The crew is telling us that the station could be off the air for a couple of days during this repair.   

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

Mark Lumsden

Chief Information Officer

Buena Vista University

Mark Lumsden | mark@bvu.edu

CAE Year End Announcements

May 14, 2018

The CAE will be closing for tutoring on Friday, May 18th so the tutors can focus on their own final exams.  We will be open until 5:00 on Friday, May 18th for open studying and for those who need to complete study table hours. The CAE will not have tutoring during the week of finals.

We have enjoyed working with you this year!

Donna Musel | museld@bvu.edu

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE – Dec. 2018/ Jan. 2019

May 14, 2018

STORM LAKE STUDENTS - The deadline for applying to graduate December 2018/January 2019 is Friday, May 18th. Please submit your application via Beavernet. If you have not received instructions from me via email, please email me. ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

May Couch Conversation: Debunking the Model Minority Myth

May 13, 2018

In celebration of Asian-American Pacific Islander Month, this month's Couch Converastion topic is "Debunking the Model Minority Myth: Discussing Asian-American Stereotypes" hosted by the Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team (MELT) in collaboration with the Asian Culture Club.

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Place: White 2nd Floor Kitchen/Lounge

Jerzy Gillon | gilljer@bvu.edu

Fiesta Latina

May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 1-6pm
 
The annual celebration of Latino heritage, "Fiesta Latina," will be held at Frank Starr Park in Storm Lake (Rain Location: BVU Recreational Center). The event – which is free and open to the public – is being coordinated by RAICES, a student organization at BVU that is designed to increase the visibility and heighten the awareness of students of Latin descent.  

Fiesta Latina is an annual community-wide fundraiser that is held each spring to bring awareness to the Latino culture and to help raise funds for a local non-profit organization. This year, all funds will go to “Ready, Set, Grow!” Learning Center in Alta. The event will feature Latino food, mariachi performances, inflatables, a talent show, activities for children, and more.

Karla Trujillo | trujkar@bvu.edu

Buenafication Day Thank You

May 13, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in and assisted with Buenafication Day. It was a great success and we were able to mobilize over 2,000 faculty, staff, students and community members in 7,000 hours of service.

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

Give Back Iowa Challenge

May 13, 2018

BVU is still participating in the Give Back Iowa Challenge! Don't forget to log your service hours and engagement in the community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit hours from this entire academic year. https://goo.gl/forms/zFEAuS9xwrsr1teO2 Please contact the office of Civic Engagement if you have questions.

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

Interested in learning about Buddhism, Daoism or other traditions from India, China, & Japan?

May 12, 2018

Then consider signing-up for the second section of RELI 112 Religions of Asia this coming Fall 2018. Course meets MWF 2:00pm. It is a Humanities General Education course with a Global focus.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

Submit your Summer Internships

May 12, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Career Events This Year!

May 12, 2018

Career and Personal Development needs your help to plan for future programming!

Please take this short, 6 question survey and give us your feedback. Complete this survey by May 17th and be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bvucareers

Questions? Feel free to contact Career and Personal Development (Career@bvu.edu)

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu | Link

Lost and Found Table

May 12, 2018

Stop by Campus Security’s lost and found table, by the info desk on May 16th. We will have items out all day. Please stop by on Wednesday to claim belongings.

Jessica Garling | garlingj@bvu.edu

Moonlight Breakfast

May 11, 2018

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to Dows from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo and win some prizes! 

Alyssa Weischedel | weischedela@bvu.edu

BVU Band Concert

May 9, 2018

The BVU Concert Band under the direction of  Assistant Professor of Music Jerry Bertrand will present its annual Spring  Concert on Sunday afternoon  May 13  at  3PM  in Schaller Memorial Chapel.

The concert band’s portion of the program will include:  “The High School Cadets” by  John Philip Sousa;  “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor” by J. S. Bach,  “Psalm 46 “ by  John Zdechlik;  “A Longford Legend” by Robert Sheldon  and  “Homestretch Galop”  by  Karl L. King. 

The featured guest artist  with the  BVU Concert Band will be Dr. Josh Calkin.  He  will  perform:  “Willson Suite” by Robert W. Smith.  Dr. Calkin will  also  perform  two  movements of  “Partita in A Minor”  that  was  originally  written for  solo  flute  by  J. S. Bach.  He  will  conclude  with  a  work written for  solo  tuba and electronic accompaniment  called  “Tomes of Hardened Steel”  by  Benjamin McMillan.

Dr. Josh Calkin is currently Associate Professor of Low Brass and Assistant Director of Bands at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

Jerry Bertrand | bertrand@bvu.edu

Summer Storage Possibilities

May 9, 2018

Are you from more than 6 hours away from BVU and interested in storing your belongings on campus for the summer months?Please contact Crystal Jones via email by Thursday, May 17th if interested in storage. Approvals will be done via email along with the deadline to pay the $45 storage fee and how to move your belongings to the designated storage area. Thank you.

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Spring Fling!

May 8, 2018

Spring Fling is happening this Saturday, May 12th from 1:00-4:30pm and you DON'T want to miss it.  Lawn games, food and a scavenger hunt-- you could be the winner of a brand new Xbox One!  Join us on the Pierce White lawn for an epic car smash! $1 for 2 hits and $2 for 5 hits.  See you there!

All proceeds will be donated to Upper Des Monies of Storm Lake.  Sponsored by Residence Life and Outdoor Rec. Special thanks to Simonsen Industries.

Portia Gresham | GreshamP@bvu.edu

Athletics Garage Sale

May 7, 2018

The end of the year sale of items from some of your favorite BVU Athletics teams, many items at discounted prices, will be Thursday May 10th from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Fieldhouse foyer.  Come early as items go fast!

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Calling All Seniors

May 6, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Today is the last day to register for Spring Etiquette Dinner

May 6, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | BreeseZ@bvu.edu

Career Events this Year!

May 4, 2018

The end of the year is quickly approaching!

Career and Personal Development needs your help to plan for future programming. Please take this short, 6 question survey and give us your feedback. Complete the survey by May 17th and be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bvucareers 

Questions? Feel free to contact Career and Personal Development (career@bvu.edu)

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Missing wallet and zip drive

May 4, 2018

A black clip-on wallet with a red Wells Fargo card inside and a black zip drive containing important files has been missing since Wednesday. Please keep an eye out for them. If you happen to find them, please contact me ASAP. Thank you and have a good day!

Jacob Amhof | amhojac@bvu.edu

Be a VIP!

May 4, 2018

Get the VIP treatment from the BVU Library!  Win exclusive access to a study room for finals week!  Room L-14 will be all yours, from May 18 – May 25, and will even be stocked with snacks, a $20 giftcard to the coffee shop, and study supplies.  To enter, tell us what you like most about the BVU Library on the “BVU Library” Facebook page, before midnight May 15.  It’s that easy! One random winner will be drawn on May 16 from all entries.  See our Facebook page for more details.

Jackie AlSaffar | alsaffarj@bvu.edu

Out of State Student Union (OSSU)

May 3, 2018

First official club meeting for Out of State student Union (OSSU).

Any current and potential members who are interested in this club and what it has to offer are welcome to come and join us at this meeting.

We will be having our first official club meeting next Thursday, May 10th at 5:00 PM in Forum Room 3. We will discuss the important details of what this club will be doing and what it has to offer for out of state students. We will also be voting for a new treasurer, so if you are interested in taking this executive position please let Abbie Tillman or Mark Shea know before the meeting- otherwise we will accept nominations at the meeting. We need ideas for activities for our organization to do, so bring your ideas about what we could do during welcome weekend this upcoming year. We also need ideas for community service. The meeting should take no longer than 30 minutes, we hope to see you there!

Mark Shea | SheaM@bvu.edu

Open Sessions for Faculty & Staff

May 3, 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018 11:30-Noon ICN7A

There will be an open session for faculty and staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Math position in School of Educaiton on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:30-noon in ICN7A. Here is the Link to the candidate's resume and feedback form on Beavernet.

                             

Margaret Carrington | carringtonm@bvu.edu | Link

Dining and Disney: Walt Disney Travel Info Meeting

May 2, 2018

2019 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY TRAVEL INFO MEETING

Monday, May 7 @ 5:30pm in Forum Room 9

Grab your dinner and come on over to Forum Room 9 to learn more about the Disney trip experience. This is no typical trip to Disneyland and Walt Disney World! We take you “backstage” to see how the entertainment of theme parks really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations.  Have your dinner with a little Disney Monday, May 7 at 5:30pm in Forum Room 9 that is right around the corner from the serv.  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

Coach Eddie 400th Win Recognition

May 2, 2018

Be sure to arrive out to the baseball field early this Saturday, May 5, as we will recognize head baseball coach, Steve Eddie, prior to the start of game one of that day's doubleheader for reaching his 400th career win!  First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Summer Housing Applications Due Monday!

May 2, 2018

Just a reminder that if you are planning on living on campus throughout the summer months, the Summer Housing Application is due by 5pm on Monday, May 7th to the Office for Student Affairs. Check-out the link below for an application. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Athletics Garage Sale

May 2, 2018

The end of the year sale of items from some of your favorite BVU Athletics teams, many items at discounted prices, will be Thursday May 10th from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Fieldhouse foyer.  Come early as items go fast!

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Register for your Summer Internships!

May 2, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

ACES

May 1, 2018

There are only a few more ACES events this semester don't wait until it is too late.

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu | Link

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 30, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Spring Etiquette Dinner

April 30, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

SENIORS – DEADLINE Commencement Ticket Ordering

April 30, 2018

Seniors – Commencement ticket orders must be made online at www.bvu.edu/commencement by 11:59pm on Monday, May 7th! No requests for tickets will be permitted after this date.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

2FIX is Hiring!

April 26, 2018

2fix is currently hiring for summer STA positions. This is a 30-40 hour per week paid position with a campus housing provided. This position can lead to a position at the help desk throughout the school year as well. Get valuable IT experience to add to any resume no matter what your major is! 

Skills needed include: Effective communication skills, customer service skills, desire to learn and to work as a team member. No prior computer experience necessary. Please contact janet@bvu.edu or call 712.749.2354 for more information.

Janet Cedar | janet@bvu.edu

Athletics Garage Sale

April 26, 2018

End of the year sale of items from some of your favorite BVU Athletics teams, many items at discounted prices.  Come early as items go fast!

Amy Maier | santuccia@bvu.edu

Congratulations to SCATE Executive Board!

April 26, 2018

Elections were held at the General Membership meeting on April 25 for the incoming 2018/2019 Students Concerned About Tomorrow’s Environment (SCATE) Executive Board.  Incoming Board members are President Jacob Simonsen, Vice President Marco Uribe, Secretary Tonia Henning, Treasurer Becca Peters, Vice President of Community Affairs Rachel Kehrberg, and Global Fellows Ambassador Olivia Wieseler.  Please join me in congratulating the new SCATE Executive Board and thanking past Board members who have dedicated numerous hours to serving SCATE members and the BVU community over the past four years.  Job well done! 

Dr. Melinda Coogan, SCATE Faculty Advisor

Melinda Coogan | coogan@bvu.edu

FEED YOUR SOUL 2: SOUL FOOD FUNDRAISER TODAY

April 25, 2018

The Black Student Union is hosting the Feed Your Soul 2: Soul Food Fundraiser TODAY! Plates are available for $10. Menu items include: Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Candied Yams, Cornbread, and Soda. You can pre-order your plate by sending an email to parkaly@bvu.edu. Please indicate if you would like on-campus food delivery (from 4:30pm-5:30pm) or would like to pick up your order from 5pm-7pm in Pierce/White Lobby. Cash or check only. Soul Food will be available while supplies last.

Alyssa Parker | parkaly@bvu.edu

Best Places to VISIT. EUROPE IN JANUARY 2019

April 25, 2018

What are the MUST see sites in Europe?  

Rome, Pompeii, Eiffel Tower, Lauscaux Caves, London, Vienna, Dumo, etc... Can we see and do it all in 21 days or less?

 

Drop by one of our informational meetings for traveling throughout Europe during Interim 2019.

Thurs., April 26  @ 3:00-3:30 pm in SSA 100 (Woods House)

Thurs. May 3  @12:30-1:00 pm in SSA 100 (Woods House)

Mon., May 7  @ 1:00-1:30 pm in SSA 100 (Woods House)

 

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, and want learn about this travel course please contact Mary Mello-Nee or Kathryn McKinley

 

Mary Mello-Nee | mellonee@bvu.edu

Come Choose Your Residence Hall Room for Next Year

April 25, 2018

Make sure to attend Hall-a-Palooza/Room Draw on Sunday, April 29th during your allotted time slot based on your Room Draw Point Total. Visit the Residence Life website for more information regarding the Room Draw Process. Remember, single spaces will be limited so come with a roommate in mind. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Hippie Hustle CAASA 5K

April 25, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CAASA and the GWST110 class invite you to participate in our Hippie Hustle 5K on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Preregistration is $5 for BVU students with a donation of a feminine hygiene, paper, or non-perishable food product. Contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden before race day in order to preregister. Same-day registration ($25) and packet pick-ups are at 11:00am, and the race will begin at 1:00pm.

For further information, find us on our Facebook event page, contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, or refer to the signs posted around campus.

We’ll see you on race day in front of the Fieldhouse!

Annamaria Formichella-Elsden | formichella@bvu.edu | Link

Fundamentals of Acting - Fine Arts General Education

April 25, 2018

The Fundamentals of Acting class is offered in the fall and is open for all students. This course satisfies the General Education requirement for Fine Arts and is focused on developing body awareness, collaboration and creativity, and the application of basic acting techniques to theatrical performance and to other types of performances including public speaking, singing, and how each person presents themselves in everyday life. The class is scheduled at 8 am to 9:15 am on Tuesday and Thursdays, but don't let that turn you off.  Students practice a number of physical stretching, relaxation, and energetic activities which support engagement with written and performed material as well as developing a bond with the other members of class. For more information, contact Dr. Bethany Larson at larsonb@bvu.edu or 712-749-2129.

Dr. Bethany Larson | larsonb@bvu.edu

Digital Commons Institutional Repository Demonstration

April 24, 2018

Pam Vitu, from bepress Digital Commons, will be on campus on Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. to give a demonstration of the bepress Digital Commons institutional repository (IR).  An IR provides a way to showcase academic excellence at BVU to the world.  What if we could showcase graduate and undergraduate capstone projects, Scholar’s Day posters, our digitized Tacks and yearbooks, student literary and research publications, faculty and student conference presentations…these examples only scratch the surface.  Go to https://undergraduatecommons.com/institutions.html to see what other institutions make available in their institutional repositories.

Interested faculty and staff are welcome to spend part of your Buenafication Day afternoon with us learning about IRs.  We'll meet in the Library Seminar Room (L-10) for Pam's presentation, beginning at 2 p.m.

Jodie Morin | morinj@bvu.edu

Spring Etiquette Dinner

April 24, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Ireland study abroad informational session

April 24, 2018

An Irish politician once wrote: ‘Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.’  In our exploration of both modern and historic Ireland, we will learn firsthand through its people how storytelling is the foundation of its rich culture May 28-June 12, 2019.  Join us for an informational session on how you can experience the magic of the Emerald Isle.  We will meet in Forum Room 5 Wednesday, May 2 at 7 PM and Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 PM.  If you can't make either meeting, but have an interest in the trip, please contact Dr. Andrea Frantz (frantz@bvu.edu).  And, for a glimpse of the Irish countryside you'll be exploring, check out this link. 

Dr. Andrea Frantz | frantz@bvu.edu | Link

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 24, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

SENIORS – DEADLINE Commencement Ticket Ordering

April 24, 2018

Seniors – Commencement ticket orders must be made online at www.bvu.edu/commencement by 11:59pm on Monday, May 7th! No requests for tickets will be permitted after this date.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Join the Alumni Association Student Board!

April 23, 2018

Are you interested in being a Student Representative for the Alumni Association Student Board? We are looking for four motivated, creative, and outgoing students that understand and appreciate the relationship between Alumni and Students to help plan and organize alumni events on Campus. Please click the link below to view the application, and then email russros@bvu.edu or pulskat@bvu.edu when you have completed it. Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

December 2018/ Interim 2019 Graduates

April 23, 2018

Graduation application instructions for those planning to graduate December 2018/January 2019 have been sent. Make sure to check you BVU email. If you plan to graduate December 2018/January 2019 and have not received the graduation application instructions via your BVU email account, please contact the Registrar’s office at 712-749-2233 or by emailing ringgenbergm@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Required Security Training for all Faculty and Staff

April 23, 2018

To all Faculty and Staff: 

Buena Vista University has assembled an Information Security Planning Committee to address the issue of protecting personally identifiable information throughout the University.  The committee continues to develop and implement a strong Information Security Program.  Training faculty and staff is a major component to that program.   

There are several federal and state regulations that apply to us, including: 

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. S1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) - Protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records.  

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) - These requirements mandate the design, implementation, and maintenance of specific policies to protect customer information. The GLBA protects consumers’ personal financial information held by financial institutions.  BVU is required to comply with GLBA because Buena Vista University is considered a financial institution. 

 

The University is required to ensure that all faculty and staff (full-time, part-time, & adjunct) complete an annual training program covering the safeguarding of all personally identifiable information and data protection in general.   Over the next week or so, you will receive an email from donotreply@lawroom.com entitled “Buena Vista University Online Training.”  There will be links in the email to two videos that you are required to complete by June 15, 2018.   HR will track the results of the training to ensure that everyone has completed it.   Reminders will be sent to faculty and staff periodically to ensure completion by June 15, 2018. 

The training videos are set up so that your progress is saved as you work through them.  This allows you to come back and continue each video as time allows. 

When you receive the email from donotreply@lawroom.com, please follow the instructions to login to the site and complete the training videos by June 15th, 2018.  

If you have any questions, please contact me as soon as possible.   If you have any issues with accessing or viewing the videos, please contact 2FIX. 

 

Thanks, 

Mark B. Lumsden  

Chief Information Officer 

Buena Vista University  ::  Storm Lake, Iowa 

712.749.2386 - Desk  ​​​ 

712.730.3330 – Cell  ::  www.bvu.edu 

​​ 

Mark Lumsden | mark@bvu.edu

Hippie Hustle CAASA 5K

April 22, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CAASA and the GWST110 class invite you to participate in our Hippie Hustle 5K on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Preregistration is $5 for BVU students with a donation of a feminine hygiene, paper, or non-perishable food product. Same-day registration ($25) and packet pick-ups are at 11:00am, and the race will begin at 1:00pm.

For further information, find us on our Facebook event page, contact Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, or refer to the signs posted around campus.

We’ll see you on race day in front of the Fieldhouse!

Annamaria Formichella-Elsden | formichella@bvu.edu | Link

Last Chance! Nominate a voluneer!

April 21, 2018

Nominate someone that you now that volunteers a large amoung or has made a large impact with service. Deadline is today! https://goo.gl/forms/YemK8BTxZUaUMIus1 

Kit Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu

Register your Summer Internships!

April 20, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | Davisk@bvu.edu

BYOB...Bring Your Own Brain to the Party ACES Prize Winner!

April 19, 2018

Congratulations to Joseph Thede for being the lucky winner of a gift certificate to Smokin Herefords, dessert at Boz Wellz and two movie tickets for attending the BYOB (Bring Your Own Brain)…to the Party ACES held Wednesday April 18, 2018!  

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

April 19, 2018

Faculty & staff: please join President Merchant for monthly “Java with Josh” meetings! These monthly discussions will be centered around a specific topic, and will give BVU faculty and staff the opportunity to come enjoy coffee and donuts and converse about various topics.

This month's Java w/ Josh will be held TODAY  from 10-11 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on facility needs across campus. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by April 13. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Spring Etiquette Dinner

April 18, 2018

Join us for the Spring Etiquette Dinner!

Career and Personal Development is hosting the Spring Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Dows Conference Center. Registration is required; please RSVP by May 7, 2018 on BeaverTracks.

Social with hors d'oeuvre and mock-tails will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Dinner will follow at 5:30 P.M. with a four-course meal. You will enjoy a delicious meal while learning the art of fine dining and celebrating the last week of classes!

Please contact Zoey Breese with further questions.

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 18, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Animation Studio Production Course

April 18, 2018

ARTD 410 | STUDIO PRODUCTION I TR  1:30 - 2:45 PM

 

Are you interested in participating in an animation and studio production? In this series of two sequential courses, students will have the opportunity to participate in the entire production of an animated short. These courses are designed to mimic a studio production environment and although some students may have an area of specialization, they will be able to participate in and be exposed to the entire production process. The first semester (Studio Production I, Fall of 2018) will include story development, screenwriting, voice acting, scene design and layout, storyboarding, and concept art. The second semester (Studio Production 2, Spring 2019) includes the production of the animation, sound design, filming, lighting, music, and post-production art.

 

 

We hope to include students (and faculty) from various areas within this collaborative and multi-disciplinary production. Although art and design students will be heavily involved in this production, additional areas of expertise will be needed. Creative writing students may be involved in the development of the story and writing a screenplay. Theater students will be needed for acting scenes within the development of the story and staging. Voice acting will be necessary for stage 1, which would involve both theater and audio students. Music technology students may be involved in the sound design and music production in stage 2.

 

We would love to see multiple disciplines involved in this production. Questions may be directed to the Art & Design Department.

 

Art & Design Department

 

Miranda Pollock | pollock@bvu.edu

Do you know someone that volunteers? Nominate them to be recognized!

April 18, 2018

Nominate someone that you feel has done a great amount of service or has made a large impact with service today so that they can be recognized at student MOVE's volunteer Recognition May 7th! https://goo.gl/forms/mtt7wHRRdOhQVRfp1

Kathryn Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu | Link

Baseball Moving Home Games this Weekend

April 18, 2018

Due to the amount of snow which has fallen in Storm Lake causing unplayable field conditions, this weekend's Buena Vista vs. Coe baseball series has shifted locations from Storm Lake to Cedar Rapids.  The two teams will play the nine-inning game on Friday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m., followed by the doubleheader on Saturday, April 21 starting at 1:00 p.m.  The Beavers will next play at home on Tuesday, May 1, in a single nine-inning game against Loras College at 6:00 p.m.

Steven Phelps | phelpss@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 17, 2018

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

Email: kabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

Summer Housing Applications Now Available

April 17, 2018

Are you planning on working on campus or in the Storm Lake surrounding area for the summer? Do you plan to live on campus? If so, Summer Housing applications are now available. Please visit http://bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot to print, fill out, and submit an application by 5pm on Monday, May 7th, 2018. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Buenafication Day T-shirts

April 17, 2018

Buenafication Day t-shirts are here and available for $5 at lunch. We have a limited supply!

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

Register your Summer Internships!

April 17, 2018

Do you have summer internship plans? We'd love to hear about it! Log your summer internship information into Beaver Tracks and tell Career and Personal Development where you're going!

Report your summer internship plans by Thursday, May 17th and be entered into the Career Events end of the year drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Questions? Need help logging into BeaverTracks? Stop by our office or email DavisK@bvu.edu

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

April 17, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign to help provide enriching opportunities for our students. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003). If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Or, you can complete your form electronically by going to Beavernet, then Employee Services and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. 

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

HEY YOU! Would you like getting more involved with ALUMNI?

April 16, 2018

 

Get involved with BVU Alumni through the Alumni Association Student Board!

If you would like an application or if you have any further questions feel free to contact pulskat@bvu.edu or russros@bvu.edu

Connect. Grow. Succeed. 

Katie Puls | Pulskat@bvu.edu

Opa! Greece 2019 Interim Travel

April 16, 2018

Why not spend January 2019 walking in the footsteps of the gods? Join us as we explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the Saronic Islands, and more. Greek mythology will never feel more alive than when you're walking through the Temple of Athena Nike or taking in the views of the Parthenon. For more information join us Thursday, April 19th at 9pm in Smith 310. If you are unable to attend or would like more information, please contact Mary Donato or Leslie Haas.

 

Mary Donato | donato@bvu.edu

BVTV Tonight!

April 16, 2018

BVTV's newest show, BVTV Tonight, has a new episode airing Thursday, April 19th at 8 and 10 PM. Tune in to Channel 3 to check it out! Follow our social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BVTVch3 for more updates! 

Tawney Schreier | schrtaw@bvu.edu | Link

What You Need to Know About the Prosper Act: Federal Financial Aid

April 16, 2018

Come to Student Senate's open forum on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 pm to learn about the Prosper Act from Becky Blackman in the finance and financial aid office. This act is currently being debated in congress, and if passed, there will be significant changes made to federal financial aid. This will impact the majority of students on campus, so please join us if you are interested in learning more! If you are unable to make it, our minutes will be posted on the sharepoint website, which all students have access to (see link below).

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

UMC Student Summer Employment

April 16, 2018

BVU's office of University Marketing & Communications is seeking student employees in the following areas for Summer 2018:
Writing and editing copy for web, press releases

  • Office tasks
  • Some photography
  • Building pages and making updates for the BVU Website

Full-time and part-time positions may be available. Interested students can apply at https://bvu.edu/bv/umc/employment.dot. The application deadline is May 4, 2018. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ryan Harder at harderr@bvu.edu or 749.2026.

Ryan Harder | harderr@bvu.edu | Link

Volunteer Recognition Award Nomination

April 15, 2018

Please nominate students, faculty, staff, and groups that you feel have made an impact through service. The students receiving awards will be recognized at the volunteer recognition dinner on May 7th.

Kathryn Tyykila | tyykkat@bvu.edu | Link

Buenafication Day Registration

April 15, 2018

Don't forget to register for Buenafication Day! Registration will close next Tuesday evening. We have Pre K-College involved in service. That day we will have BVU, Alta Aurelia, St. Mary's and SLCS involved in service. Join in! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

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

2019 Interim Disney Travel Information Meeting

April 14, 2018

2019 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney Coast to Coast

2019 WALT DISNEY TRAVEL INFO MEETING

Thursday, April 19 @ 6:00pm or Tuesday, April 24 @ 4:00pm in Lage Room 30

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30. Your story starts at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and then moves across the country to Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World. This is no typical trip to Disneyland and Walt Disney World! Join Bethany Larson and me as we take you “backstage” to see how the entertainment of theme parks 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, April 19 at 6pm or Tuesday, April 24 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

LinkedIn Seminar

April 13, 2018

Join us on Tuesday April 17th and make the most of your LinkedIn Profile and learn about online networking with Stacy Sporrer from Kaleidoscope Marketing! Free professional head shots will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the seminar to follow at 5:30 p.m. 

Questions? Contact Kristi Davis in Career and Personal Development! 

Kristi Davis | DavisK@bvu.edu

Opa! Greece 2019 Interim Travel

April 13, 2018

Why not spend January 2019 walking in the footsteps of the gods? Join us as we explore Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the Saronic Islands, and more. Greek mythology will never feel more alive than when you're walking through the Temple of Athena Nike or taking in the views of the Parthenon. For more infomation join us Tuesday, April 17th at 8pm in DE 218 or Thursday, April 19th at 9pm in Smith 310.

Mary Donato | donato@bvu.edu

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 13, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:00pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

LinkedIn Seminar with Kaleidoscope Marketing

April 11, 2018

Make the most of your LinkedIn Profile and learn about online networking with BVU Alum, Stacy Sporrer, from Kaleidoscope Marketing!

Free professional head shots will be available beginning at 5:00 pm in front of the Science Center with the seminar to follow at 5:30pm in ESSC 126.

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Summer Housing Applications Now Available

April 11, 2018

Are you planning on working on campus or in the Storm Lake surrounding area for the summer? Do you plan to live on campus? If so, Summer Housing applications are now available. Please visit http://bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot to print, fill out, and submit an application by 5pm on Monday, May 7th, 2018. 

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

Suite Applications for 2018-2019

April 11, 2018

Storm Lake Residents - If you are interested in living in the Suites for the 2018-2019 acadmic year, you may pick up a Suites Application from the Office for Student Affairs. Applications will be due by 5pm on Friday, April 13th.

For more information regarding the Room Draw process, please visit www.bvu.edu/reslife and click on "Room Draw."

Crystal Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidate

April 11, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidate #3 in the School of Business Conference Room on Tuesday, April 17, from 10:00 AM-10:45 AM. The CV for the candidate will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Sodexo Marquis Brunch

April 11, 2018

Sodexo April Marquis Brunch is this Sunday April 15th Serving from 11AM - 1 PM in Dows Conference Center. Come and enjoy a meal prepard by Executive Chef Pat Koffman. Our next brunch will be Mother's Day Brunch on May 13th.

Ken Allen | Allenk@bvu.edu

Sodexo Consumer Loyalty Survey

April 11, 2018

Sodexo would like to hear from you! Our Spring 2018 survey process is live thru Saturday April 21st @ midnight. Your feedback is fital to our sucess as we try to become the best that we can be and make everyday a better day for everyone that we serve. To access the survey, go to <https://tinyurl.com/y9oxxvq9> At the end of the Survey, there will be 2 drawings for $100 gift cards! Everyone could use a couple extra bucks, right? Respectfully, Ken Allen

Ken Allen | Allenk@bvu.edu | Link

Sodexo Student Workers Appreciation Day

April 11, 2018

Wednesday April 11th is Sodexo National Student Worker Appreciation Day! As General Manager, I would like to take a moument to thank all of our Buena Vista University Student Workers for all that they do for us in our journey of trying to make "Everyday a Better Day" for everyone that we serve! We couldn't do it without you! Respectfully, Ken Allen

Ken Allen | Allenk@bvu.edu

Attention Storm Lake Students---You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

April 11, 2018

Your input can make a difference!  On April 3 Storm Lake students received an email with a link to the BVU Campus Climate Survey.  BVU is conducting this survey to gather important input regarding students’ experiences regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct.  Data from this survey will help BVU meaningfully enhance its prevention, education and awareness programs for students.  The findings will assist the University in fostering a safe environment free from sexual misconduct.  All those who participate have a chance to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards.  The survey ends this Friday, April 13! 

Emily Gallagher | gallaghere@bvu.edu

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 11, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Student M.O.V.E. Chats

April 10, 2018

If you are interested in service come chat with members of the Student M.O.V.E. board on Friday 13th outside of the serve and enjoy a cookie. Can't make it on Friday no problem. On April 17th from 6-8 pm, Student M.O.V.E. will be hosting a coffee chat. Come talk to us about applying for a VP position on the board and grab a coffee on us!

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu

Student M.O.V.E. VP Applications are out!

April 10, 2018

If you are interested in service Student M.O.V.E. is the place for you. We have positions ranging from Marketing to Planning Service Opportunities on and off campus to Educational programming. Join a group that shares a passion for service and community by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/0K5Nr4HCv8qSz8ef1 

Amanda Miley | mileama@bvu.edu | Link

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

April 10, 2018

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board of loyal beavers is on display near Anderson Auditorium. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003). If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Or, you can complete your form electronically by going to Beavernet, then Employee Services and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Humans VS Zombies Release Date

April 10, 2018

Humans vs Zombies date is... April 20 - 22. This means you guys can start to register online. The link is ... 

Glenn Hackbarth | hackgle@bvu.edu | Link

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 9, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

CALLING ALL SENIORS

April 9, 2018

All students who graduate during the 2018-2018 academic school year are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Career and Personal Development office either via BeaverTracks or by stopping into our office. If you're in need of assistance to finalize these arrangements, Zoey Breese will have open office hours for seniors on Monday 3-5PM, Wednesday and Friday 2-5PM for the remainder of the semester. 

Zoey Breese | Breesez@bvu.edu

Easter Island Jan 2019

April 9, 2018

Imagine standing in the shadow of the historical moai, colossal statues of Easter Island, while leaning about how they were created and the people who chiseled them from the volcanic rock. Explore issues of sustainability and our interdependence upon one another, by being on this 63 square mile island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Finally, as a member of this travel course, you will be living with a Rapanui family, welcomed into the hearts and lives of the local people. For more information, attend one of our information sessions next week: Mon. 16 April at 3:00pm and Tues 17 April @ 11am both in Wood’s House. If you are unable to attend, or have questions, contact Prof. David Boelter or Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya.

Swasti Bhattacharyya | bhattacharyya@bvu.edu

ACES

April 9, 2018

ACES events are starting to wind down for the semester, please plan ahead so that you are able to fulfill your requirement of two Cutural and two Scholarly events. 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

Student Recognition Dinner RSVP

April 9, 2018

The deadline to RSVP for the Student Recognition Dinner is April 16th.  Please send your response this week if you have not already done so. 

Cookie Baker | bakerc@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 8, 2018

 

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

 

Contact: Atieno Winnie 

EmailKabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | Kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

Buenafication Day Registration

April 8, 2018

Don't forget to register for Buenafication Day! We have Pre K-College involved in service. That day we will have BVU, Alta Aurelia, St. Mary's and SLCS involved in service. Join in! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

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

At-Large Elections

April 8, 2018

For those of you interested in being an At-Large Senator, please send a poster to Jacob Staudt by Thursday, April 12! This is a great opportunity to be a representative for your peers and we hope you will join us for the coming year. 

Please click the link below to view our website for more information on what we do!

Jacob Staudt | staujac@bvu.edu | Link

President's Council Meeting

April 6, 2018

The next President's Council meeting will be Monday, April 9th at 8pm in FM1. This is a very important meeting as Student Senate will be covering the Allocations process. If you are the president of a registered student organization please plan to attend. If you are unable to attend, please send a proxy from you student organization in your place. See you there!

Haley Stevens | stevensh@bvu.edu

Attention Storm Lake Students---You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

April 6, 2018

Your input can make a difference!  On April 3 Storm Lake students received an email with a link to the BVU Campus Climate Survey.  BVU is conducting this survey to gather important input regarding students’ experiences regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct.  Data from this survey will help BVU meaningfully enhance its prevention, education and awareness programs for students.  The findings will assist the University in fostering a safe environment free from sexual misconduct.  All those who participate have a chance to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.  The survey runs from 4/3 – 4/13. 

Emily Gallagher | gallaghere@bvu.edu

Summer Employment

April 6, 2018

The Mailroom is looking for a Student that is looking for Summer employment. The hours would be 9:00AM to 3:00PM Monday thru Friday with an hour lunch break. Duties include recieving, sorting and deliverly of mail, processing out going mail, providing customer service though out the day, along with other projects and activities. Students working on campus during the summer may also complete a housing application to live on campus thoughout the summer months. To learn more about the postion availble and the housing opportunity, please contact Daniel Newcomb @newcombd@bvu.edu

Daniel Newcomb | newcombd@nvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidate

April 6, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidate #2 in the School of Business Conference Room on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. The CV for the candidate will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

LinkedIn Seminar

April 6, 2018

Mark your calenders for the LinkedIn Seminar on April 17th! BVU Alum, Stacy Sporrer from Kaleidoscope Marketing will be speaking about the importance of online networking using social media networks including LinkedIn! 

In addition, free headshots will be offered at 5:00 pm with the seminar beginning at 5:30pm.

Questions? Contact Kristi Davis in Career and Personal Development! 

Kristi Davis | davisk@bvu.edu

Java w/ Josh

April 5, 2018

Faculty & staff: please join President Merchant for monthly “Java with Josh” meetings! These monthly discussions will be centered around a specific topic, and will give BVU faculty and staff the opportunity to come enjoy coffee and donuts and converse about various topics.

This month's Java w/ Josh will be held on April 19th from 10-11 a.m. in Science 210. The discussion topic will be focused on facility needs across campus. Please sign up by e-mailing Emily Williams at williamse@bvu.edu by April 13. There will be a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as you can!

Emily Williams | williamse@bvu.edu

Card Board Boat Races

April 5, 2018

Looking for a challenge? Well here it is, get your organization, roommates or team together and build a card board boat for the boat float on Saturday, May 5 at 10 am. There will be prizes as well as some food and beverages. If you need supplies the Rec House will have some for you. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

April 5, 2018

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.

Keith Schmdit | schmidt@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 4, 2018

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

Contact: Atieno Winnie 

Email: Kabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

Couch Conversations: Disability Awareness

April 4, 2018

Come join us as we dicuss visible & invisible disabilities, how to disable the label, and ways to not "dis" our abilities. Cookies and juice will be served.

Location:2nd floor White Lounge/ Kitchen

Date: Monday, April 9th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Hosted by the Multicultural Enagement Leadership Team (MELT)

Victoria Hodge | Hodgvic@bvu.edu

Korean Culture Day

April 4, 2018

LOCATION CHANGE (Pierce/White Lobby)

Come out to share and learn about Korean Culture with food, music, and games!

@ 7pm

Hosted by the Asian Culture Club.

Jing "Cris" Xun | xunjin@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidate

April 4, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidate #2 in the School of Business Conference Room on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. The CV for the candidate will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Attention Storm Lake Students---You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

April 4, 2018

Your input can make a difference!  On April 3 Storm Lake students received an email with a link to the BVU Campus Climate Survey.  BVU is conducting this survey to gather important input regarding students’ experiences regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct.  Data from this survey will help BVU meaningfully enhance its prevention, education and awareness programs for students.  The findings will assist the University in fostering a safe environment free from sexual misconduct.  All those who participate have a chance to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.  The survey runs from 4/3 – 4/13. 

Emily Gallagher | gallaghere@bvu.edu

BARC Goes to TLC Dog Shelter

April 3, 2018

Join BARC (Beaver Animal Rescue and Care) as we volunteer at the dog shelter in Newell, IA. We will be meeting at 9:30, by the Victory Bell, to carpool. We will be walking dogs, cleaning up the shelter, and playing with the dogs. Then we will be coming back to campus around 1:30.

Aubrey Anderson | andeaub@bvu.edu

Suite Applications for 2018-2019

April 3, 2018

Storm Lake Residents - If you are interested in living in the Suites for the 2018-2019 acadmic year, you may pick up a Suites Application beginning on Monday, April 9th at 9am from the Office for Student Affairs. Applications will be due by 5pm on Friday, April 13th.

For more information regarding the Room Draw process, please visit www.bvu.edu/reslife and click on "Room Draw."

Crystal V. Jones | valenciac@bvu.edu | Link

IM Slow Pitch Softball League

April 3, 2018

Even though it doesn't look it, slow pitch softball season is right around the corner! Coed will be played on Tuesday nights with the first night being April 17 while men's will be played on Wednesday nights with the first night being April 18. For coed you must have three females and three males on the field at all times and must have 9 players to start a game. For men's you must have at least 9 players to start a game. Please make sure your entire team is signed up through IMLeagues.com. 

Trevor Berneking | bernekingt@bvu.edu

Support the Faculty and Staff Campaign

April 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Faculty and Staff Campaign. The donor recognition board of loyal beavers is on display near Anderson Auditorium. There's still time to make a pledge by returning your form to Alumni & Development (Box 2003). If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Or, you can complete your form electronically by going to Beavernet, then Employee Services and then Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Student Organizations: Turn in Allocations Paperwork and the Membership Record Form

April 3, 2018

Remember to turn in your Allocations paperwork and sign up for a presentation time in the GSLC. Paperwork is due on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 PM. Visit the Student Senate website for more information and a link to the application and the Membership Record Form. 

 

Contact: Atieno Winnie 

EmailKabwati@bvu.edu

Atieno Winnie | kabwati@bvu.edu | Link

BYOB...Bring Your Own Brain to the Party ACES

April 3, 2018

Alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs in college?  Let’s face it, college is a time when many students try or experiment with new things including alcohol and other drugs.   Unfortunately, most of the information regarding these topics is inaccurate and comes from friends or unreliable sources like the internet.  So here is a chance to get it RIGHT!  Join us for a BYOB…Bring Your Brain to the Party ACES program where students will have the opportunity to have their questions answered anonymously about alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.  Questions may vary, and nothing is off limits!  Perhaps you have a question about campus rules and policies.  Maybe you want to know about the effects these substances have on learning and academic success.  What about the physical, mental health, and relationship issues associated with usage? Or maybe you have questions about the consequences when law enforcement becomes involved with underage drinking, drunk driving, or possession of illegal substances.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Team Wellness members will host a booth next to the cent room where students can put “their questions” into a box OR submit a question online!  All questions will be kept anonymous and will be answered during the program by a panel of experts including professionals from Buena Vista University and the Storm Lake Police Department.  BYOB… Bring Your Own Brain to the Party ACES will be in Dows Conference Center Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All attendees to the event will be entered into a drawing to win a fun “night out” with a friend or significant other!  The prize includes a gift certificate to Smokin’ Herford BBQ for dinner, movie tickets, and a gift certificate to Bozwellz for dessert! Please join us!

Tami Laursen | laursent@bvu.edu

FACES Poetry Party

April 3, 2018

April is National Poetry Month, and FACES, BVU's literary & fine arts magazine, invites you to come celebrate! Join us in The Underground from 6pm to 7:30pm to create your own poems, engage with the open mic, have some refreshments, and hang out with other lovers of poetry. No previous poetry experience required.

Ranelle Irwin | irwiran@bvu.edu

Join Student Senate on Buenafication Day!

April 3, 2018

Any students who do not have a team/club/organization to volunteer with on Buenafication day are invited and encouraged to join Student Senate in washing and cleaning police and fire vehicles! We are looking forward to this fun activity and hope you will join us! Please sign up at the link below.

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

Volunteers needed!

April 2, 2018

Are you looking for a community service opportunity for this weekend? Saturday, April 14 at TLC Canine Center is having their annual spring cleaning day and they have many projects that they need help with. For more information, please contact Sarah Callihan. 

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu

Student Senate Executive Board

April 2, 2018

Please join Student Senate in congratulating the 2018-2019 Student Senate executive board: Alan Maldonado as President, Natalie Brewer as Vice President, Tate Holmes as Treasurer, and Emily Brewer as Secretary. These students are phenomenal representatives and have exciting goals for next year. I encourage you to approach them and learn more about what Student Senate is all about. 

If you are interested in being an at-large Senator for the 2018-2019 school year, please submit posters to Jacob Staudt at jacstaud@bvu.edu by April 12, 2018.  Elections will open on April 26th and close on May 3rd. Below is a link to access our Sharpoint website. You can find our meeting minutes, allocation forms, and constitution on this page.

Rosie Russell | russros@bvu.edu | Link

Buenafication Day Registration

April 2, 2018

Buenafication Day registration is open. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register. We have over 30 different locations to volunteer. We are continuing our partnership with PreK-12 with Storm Lake Community Schools, St. Mary's high school and Alta Aurelia High School. It will be a great day filled with service from morning to evening! http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot

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

Give Pulse

April 2, 2018

Win prizes! Serve your community! Build your resume! By logging your hours to Give Pulse, you will be able to keep track of all of your community service volunteer work. This can help you when you are applying for jobs, internships or even scholarships. Please sign up at www.givepulse.com! For more information, visit http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/logging-hours.dot or contact Sarah Callihan.

Sarah Callihan | callihans@bvu.edu | Link

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

April 2, 2018

Seniors – Cap and gown orders must be made online by 11:59pm on Monday, April 16th! After April 16th, you will need to contact the bookstore (712-749-2395) to order. Orders made after the April 16th deadline will incur a $25 rush order charge.

Molly Ringgenberg | ringgenbergm@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidates

March 29, 2018

Open sessions will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidates #1 and #2 in the School of Business Conference Room.  The session for Candidate #1 will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM, and the session for Candidate #2 will be held on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. CVs will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Open Session-Assistant Professor of Management Candidate

March 29, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Assistant Professor of Management Candidate #2 on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM in the School of Business Conference Room.  CV will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Summer Admissions Internship Position

March 29, 2018

30 hours/week

Start Date:  June 1, 2018 through August 25, 2018. Prefer junior but will consider other class levels.  Could lead to possible employment during school year.

Job description:  The Admissions office is looking for a summer intern.  We are looking for a motivated student who is able to work independently or in a group setting.

  • Facilitate campus tours to prospective students
  • Event planning
  • Schedule individual campus visits for prospective students
  • Develop an understanding for the admissions enrollment process
  • Maintain contact with prospective students with postcards, phone calls or text messages.
  • Represent the university in a professional and enthusiastic manner
  • Attend weekly team meetings with Admissions
  • Research projects and data analysis as assigned

Contact Deb Willer or Gina Hartman in Admissions for more detail
Send resume and cover letter to Willerd@bvu.edu or Hartmang@bvu.edu

Contact Deb Willer or Gina Hartman | Willerd@bvu.edu

New Course: Public Communication

March 28, 2018

The Communication Studies program is offering a new course in Fall 2018. Public Communication (COMM 227) is an introduction to communication in the public sphere. How professionals talk—in public—about their various fields matters. It determines how we as a society understand and engage our shared world. Topics like climate change, vaccines, technology, sexuality, crime, education, religion, and the economy (as well as myriad other topics), are important to everyone. In this class, you will learn how to talk about your area of expertise in a way that non-experts can understand. Along the way, you'll...

  • polish your oral presentation skills;
  • learn how to handle microphones and sound amplification;
  • practice techniques of voice control and body language, and
  • experience on-camera speaking.

In short, you will prepare yourself to speak in public about matters of collective importance that you know and care about.

Open to all majors. Tu/Th 9:30-10:45am.

Bryan Kampbell | kampbell@bvu.edu

Winners of the Faculty & Staff Campaign Drawing

March 28, 2018

Congratulations to Dan Newcomb (Storm Lake) and Mallory Todd (OSG) who won the Faculty & Staff Campaign drawing for a one-night stay at King's Pointe. Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign so far. There's still time to make a pledge. To complete your form electronically, log on to Beavernet, then choose Employee Services and Faculty and Staff Campaign on the left side of the page. If you need another pledge form, contact Barbara Aiona. Visit www.bvu.edu/fsc for more information about the campaign.

Barbara Aiona | aionab@bvu.edu

Open Session-Instructor of Management Candidates

March 28, 2018

Open sessions will be held for faculty and staff for Instructor of Management Candidates #1 and #2 in the School of Business Conference Room.  The session for Candidate #1 will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM, and the session for Candidate #2 will be held on Monday, April 9, from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM. CVs will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

Open Session-Assistant Professor of Management Candidate

March 28, 2018

An open session will be held for faculty and staff for Assistant Professor of Management Candidate #2 on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM in the School of Business Conference Room.  CV will be available on Beavernet.

Cindy McDonough | mcdonoughc@bvu.edu

CAE - Easter break hours

March 28, 2018

The CAE will be closing on Thursday at 5:00 PM.  We will reopen on Monday at 6:00 PM. 

Donna Musel | museld@bvu.edu | Link

ALPS Go Kart & Sky Zone

March 27, 2018

Join ALPS on April 15th for a trip to MB2 Raceway and Sky Zone in Grimes, Iowa for a fun filled day! Leave that morning at 8:30 and be back to school that evening at 6:30. The cost is $20 a person and 12 spots are availiable. Hurry and sign up in the Business office as spots will fill up fast!

Tyler Prescott | prestyl@bvu.edu

Social Science/Social Work General Education Courses

March 27, 2018

Looking for a general education course that will help you see the world in several ways?  Try SCWK/SOCI 100 Modern Social Problems.  In addition to looking at a variety of social issues, you can earn one of your Social Science Critical Thinking and Writing (CTW) requirements when taking this class!

If you want a general education class where you learn about social welfare and fields of social work practice—you never know when it will come in handy--you might try SCWK 200 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.  Guess what!  This class also meets the Social Science Critical Thinking and Writing Requirement!

Looking for a social science general education class with a focus on older adults?  Why not try SCWK 351 Aging in American Society.  You’ll learn about and take part in actual group work with older adults—lots of fun!

Finally, if you are disappointed that PHIL/SOCI 351 Racism and Sexism is not being offered in the fall, not to worry.  While that class has gone away, Social Work is now offering SCWK 355 Intersectionality: Oppression, Privilege, & Justice.  This class also meets the Social Science Critical Thinking and Writing requirement!  What more could you ask for.  

Kathryn McKinley | mckinley@bvu.edu

SENIORS - Deadline for Cap & Gown Ordering

March 27, 2018