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Sundae Monday

General Announcements

Posted September 18, 2014

Come to Briscoe 1 for some Monday night tastiness! Sundae creation and comsumption will be from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. Take a short break from the stress of homework and enjoy sundaes and company hosted by the Suites RA Staff. Hope to see you there!
- Arik Ostler


Nutrition Booth Winners

General Announcements

Posted September 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce the winners who signed up for prizes at the Nutrition Booth sponsored by Health Services & Wellness. Meghan Harmening won the Healthy Cooking Light Cookbook and Greg Sibenaller won the Basket of Healthy More Fruits & Veggies. Congratulations to both of you! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. Eat well & be well!
- Health Services & Wellness


TIAA Cref Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted September 18, 2014

Individual Counseling Sessions are available to you at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Michelle will be on campus Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be in Library Study Room #4. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
- Human Resources


September Employee Milestones

Human Resources

Posted September 18, 2014

We would like to thank the following people for their years of service to Buena Vista University as September marks their employment anniversary. Thank you for your years of dedication! 5+ Years: Alex Holter, Deborah Emery, Bridget Kurkowski, Matt Tudor, Diane Kenny, Scott Friedrich; 10 + Years: Cindy McDonough, Jim Pigott, Donna Baxter, Sue Boyd, Jim Hewett, Jennifer Felton; 15+ Years: Beth Lamoureux, Scott Anderson, Dixee Bartholomew-Feis, Bill Feis, Robbie Ludy, James McFadden, Peter Steinfeld; 20+ Years: James Hampton, Stan Ullerich, David Walker, Tim McDaniel, Janet Berry, Mary Gill, Bob Blodgett; 25+ Years: Keith Schmidt, Bruce Ellingson, Henry Hardt, Ben Donath, and Doc Whitlatch.
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted September 18, 2014

Angie Vaughan's last day at BVU was September 10th. We wish Angie well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


It's Not to Late... Weight Watchers at Work Sign Up!

General Announcements

Posted September 16, 2014

It is Not to Late... Weight Watchers at Work Sign Up! Just ask one of the 20 participants who started the Weight Watchers (WW) at Work program last May 5, 2014 at BVU and they will tell you that as a combined group they have lost a whopping #257. If that isn’t enough motivation to join here is more information. This time around all BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, will receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee. BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL… if we get the 20 participants required for a 17-week series, everyone will get 2 free weeks so that would be 19 weeks and it is an additional $9 off the regular price plus free eTools! Regular rate is $186, but with 20 participants the BVU rate is now just $121! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. First meeting is Monday September 22, 2014. We already have 16 people committed to sign up… please don’t wait, e-mail laursent@bvu.edu if interested TODAY! NEED MORE INSPIRATION? Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you! Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings
- Tami Laursen


Congratulations!

General Announcements

Posted September 16, 2014

The Admissions Office would like to thank the BVU Community for all of their help throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Most notably, the faculty members and coaches who had the highest conversion rates of visitors that chose to enroll at BVU this fall. Please help us congratulate Professor Calle Friesen and Dr. Andrea Frantz who each had a conversion rate of 63 % and Dr. Bethany Larson obtained a 56% conversion rate. As for coaches, please applaud Janet Berry and Rick Halverson for their 44% conversion and Lori Slight for following close behind with 39%. Thank you for all that you do-we couldn't do it without you!
- MaryJo Litwiller


Join us for the Community Campaign Kickoff

General Announcements

Posted September 16, 2014

Please join us for the 2014-15 Community Campaign Kickoff (in conjunction with Storm Lake United’s Business After Hours) on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 pm in Dows Conference Center. Michael Rust of Rust’s Western Shed and Josh Newhouse of Thrivent Financial are this year’s co-chairs. The kickoff is a great opportunity to meet and thank our business and community leaders for their support of BVU. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.
- Barb Aiona


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

A big thank you to those that attended the group fitness classes offered here on campus FREE to the BVU community. For those of you unable to come, feel free to join us next week! Monday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15-6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., Yoga 7:30-8:00 p.m. Class descriptions can be found on previous BVU news announcements. You can contact Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


Posting Policy Reminder

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

As the new academic year gets underway, please be reminded of the University Posting Policy in regards to hanging posters or displaying table tents etc. A copy of the posting procedures, which includes posting locations, is available in the Office for Student Affairs. All posted material must be approved for display through the Office for Student Affairs. Any type of posting that does not fall under the posting guidelines will be taken down. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Water shut-off in DE

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

The water will be shut-off in Dixon-Eilers from 8:15 - 9:00 A.M. on Wed., Dept 17, to make minor repairs to the city water meter. The restrooms will be closed during that time.
- Keith Schmidt


AmeriCorps Opportunity

Good News

Posted September 15, 2014

The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program is recruiting members to volunteer 300 or 450 hours of service throughout the school year! Students learn to build capacity in their community through direct service, training, research, and fundraising. Members also receive an educational award at the end of their term. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPDC5DL to apply
- Zach Ahrens


Lawn Golf Tournament

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

This will be a 2-person scramble tournament that will run from 3-7 pm on Friday, September 26. We will have tee times starting at 3 pm and running until 6:15 pm every 15 minutes. We can do two groups per tee time! We will be going off of hole 1 and hole 6. 2-Person Lawn Golf Tournament Friday, September 26 Tee times begin at 3:00 pm NAME ______________________________________________ NAME ______________________________________________ Preferred Tee Time ____________________________ Please fill out the above and send to bernekingt@bvu.edu or beckerl@bvu.edu With questions email one of the above email addresses!
- Trevor Berneking


Rec House Hours

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

With our days getting shorter we have decided to cut the Rec House hours down an hour. We will be open 3-8 Monday-Friday and 1-6 on Saturday-Sunday!
- Trevor Berneking


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, September 19th

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

On Friday, September 19th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, September 19th

General Announcements

Posted September 15, 2014

On Friday, September 19th, from 1 AM until 6 AM Information Services will be performing maintenance on the network and servers. During this time all services may be down, including general internet availability, email, ANGEL, and the main web site.
- Scott Wunschel - Information Services


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at ext. 2049.
- Human Resources


Faculty/ Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 8/11/14 to 9/14/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at x2049. Thank you.
- Human Resources


Constitution Day PAT Chat

General Announcements

Posted September 14, 2014

What is your favorite amendment? If you had to live without one, which one would you give up and why? Come and join Phi Alpha Theta History Club for an informal discussion on the American Constitution. Pizza will be provided. RSVP to Mariana Ramirez at ramiirm@bvu.edu by 11 am on Wednesday to reserve your spot.
- Mariana Ramirez


Dean's Open Forum

General Announcements

Posted September 14, 2014

We want to hear from students on any issues or concerns they have about any topic relating to Student Affairs. Dale Scully, Mark Kirkholm and Ashley Farmer-Hanson will be holding open forums in the Residence Halls. The first one will be held in Briscoe 1 this Wednesday, September 17th at 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
- Mark Kirkholm


Adjunct Faculty Conference

General Announcements

Posted September 12, 2014

Subject: Adjunct Faculty Development Conference Storm Lake faculty and staff are cordially invited to participate in the annual Adjunct Faculty Development Conference sponsored by Graduate & Professional Studies on October 24-25. The conference kicks off with a reception and dinner on Friday evening with Samantha Duhn as the keynote speaker. To register for the dinner/keynote on Friday and/or Saturday breakfast and lunch, please go to the conference website located at http://www.bvu.edu/conference/. There you can also see the breakout sessions that are being offered. You are welcome to attend the breakout sessions on Saturday. Hope to see you there!
- Patti Demers


Alyssa Grigsby wins Conference Scholarship

Good News

Posted September 11, 2014

Congratulations to Alyssa Grigsby, Digital Resources and Technical Services Librarian, who was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2014 Iowa Library Association Annual conference in Cedar Rapids in October. This scholarship is awarded each year to a new academic librarian in the state by the Iowa chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ILA/ACRL).
- Jodie Morin


Student One Act Play Auditions

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

The Fundamentals of Directing class will hold auditions for their one-act plays on October 12 and 13 at 9 p.m. in DE 209. Auditions are open to ALL students, faculty and staff. No experience is necessary, and actors need not prepare an audition in advance; readings will be available at the auditions. Seven plays will be cast with many interesting roles available. For more information, contact Claire Boston, Nicole Boysen, Stephen Condon, Austin Delp, Emily Johnson, Kailie Liggett, Matt Schulz, or Dr. Bethany Larson.
- Bethany Larson


BV Buddies

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

Students, do you want to have a positive impact on a young persons life? If so sign up and become a mentor. For more information or to pick up a BV Buddies application please stop and see Jessica Henrichs in the GSLC. Application are due September 23rd.
- Jessica Henrichs


MIS Dance

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

MIS will be hosting the first dance party of the year on Friday, September 12th in the Underground. The event starts at 9:00 pm and will end at 12 am. Everyone is invited, so grab your closest friends, acquaintances, roommates, or floor mates and come party with us!
- Kelsey Lange


Professional Portraits for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted September 11, 2014

Professional portraits will be offered to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from Noon-1:30 p.m. in Forum Room 5. This service is free to faculty and staff. The session is come-and-go; no appointments. Your photo will be kept on file in University Marketing & Communications and you will receive a digital file via email. Please contact Hannah Campbell with questions.
- Hannah Campbell


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 11, 2014

Monday, September 15th is student payroll cut-off at 5 pm. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at ext. 2061.
- Emily Sauter


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted September 11, 2014

Monday, September 15th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 8/11/14 to 9/14/14. Please have your timecard approved by noon and make sure there are no purple times. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at x2061. Thank you.
- Emily Sauter


Information Desk Coordinator

Human Resources

Posted September 10, 2014

Buena Vista University currently has an opening for an Information Desk Coordinator. This individual reports to Event Services and is responsible for the daily operations of the information desk with a good working knowledge of current and upcoming events. This position requires a team player who is detail-orientated with exceptional customer service skills and can work well with students, staff, faculty and the public. Responsibilities include receptionist duties answering and transferring all incoming calls through the University’s main telephone switchboard, giving out campus directions, handling gift/flower deliveries and welcoming guests to the Harold Walter Siebens Forum and Buena Vista University. Occasional nights and weekends are required for special events. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Manager of Donor Relations

Human Resources

Posted September 10, 2014

The Manager of Donor Relations is responsible for the design, organization, implementation, and management of a comprehensive donor stewardship program. Duties include writing impact reports for individual donors, stories for various publications and ensuring that donor funds are deployed as specified. There is extensive interaction with other offices to coordinate donor funds, in addition to interaction with donors and recipients of the various funds. Exceptional written and verbal communication ability, strong organizational and technology skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously are required. Bachelor’s Degree plus three years of work experience with demonstrated success in fundraising, volunteer management, public relations, communications, marketing, and/or sales required. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


AmeriCorps Recruitment

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program is recruiting members to volunteer 300 or 450 hours of service throughout the school year! Students learn to build capacity in their community through direct service, training, research, and fundraising. Members also receive an educational award at the end of their term. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPDC5DL to apply.
- Zach Ahrens


NFL Pig Skin Pick Em's

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

Good Afternoon! If you like NFL Football this will be right up your ally. We are starting a Pig Skin Pick Em's league with the top five after the regular season winning a BVU IM T-Shirt. Please go to the following link to sign up and get started: https://www.bvu.edu/dotAsset/6142564e-938b-4dfe-9696- 551d109b7b96.pdf Play starts this week so get your picks submitted for the week!
- Trevor Berneking


Making appointments in the CAE

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

If you are having problems logging on to AccuTrack to make an appointment with a tutor in the CAE, please see Theresa Melohn or Donna Musel. The changes with Jenzabar prevented some students from being added to the system. It's a quick fix if you just stop by the CAE, located behind 2fix.
- Donna Musel


Open House for our New Massage Chair

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

The office of Health Services and Wellness would like to invite you to stop down on Thursday, Sept. 18 anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see our new massage chair that is now available! Come down to find out the benefits of massage and relaxation. We will be having cupcakes, door prizes and giveaways! We are located in the Siebens Fieldhouse lower level adjacent to the pool (L25). Hope to see you there!
- Health Services & Wellness


Blood Drive Sign-up

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

LifeServe Blood Bank will be having a Blood Drive Sign-up on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 11-1 next to the servery. Show your school spirit by donating blood! BVU is competing against Simpson and Central in a "Blood Battle"! WE NEED YOU to participate by donating blood so that we can beat our rivals! Let's keep the "Traveling Trophy" for winning last year for having the highest percentage and new donors! Represent BVU-Give Blood!
- Health Services & Wellness


South Africa May/June 2015 Informational Meeting

General Announcements

Posted September 10, 2014

Visit a Zulu Village! See rhinos, elephants, zebras, and giraffes while driving through Hluhluwe, Umfolozi, Itala, and Kruger Game Reserves. $5800 all-inclusive: air and ground transportation, lodging, food, entrance to all game parks, etc. Come to the FINAL informational meeting about the 2015 May/June TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO SOUTH AFRICA with Dr. Lampe, Mark Kirkholm, and Dr. Coogan. We will review the cost, itinerary, and any other questions you may have. Join us at 8 pm, Wednesday, September 17 in Science Room 126! Questions? Email coogan@bvu.edu or kirkholmm@bvu.edu or lamper@bvu.edu
- Dr. Melinda Coogan


School of Business Internship Orientation Meeting

General Announcements

Posted September 9, 2014

The School of Business Internship Orientation Meeting has been scheduled for 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 17 in FM4. If you hope to complete an internship for credit during January or in the Spring semester you'll want to attend this meeting. You'll learn about the requirements for receiving credit for an internship and discuss opportunities for networking your way into a quality internship experience. Please contact Scott Anderson in the School of Business if you have questions.
- Scott Anderson


Weight Watchers at Work!

General Announcements

Posted September 9, 2014

Weight Watchers at Work! Just ask one of the 20 participants who started the Weight Watchers (WW) at Work program last May 5, 2014 at BVU and they will tell you that as a combined group they have lost a whopping #257. If that isn’t enough motivation to join here is more information. This time around all BVU employees and their dependents, covered under BVU’s BCBS Alliance Select insurance, will receive a 30% subsidy towards the membership fee. BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL… if we get the 20 participants required for a 17-week series, everyone will get 2 free weeks so that would be 19 weeks and it is an additional $9 off the regular price plus free eTools! Regular rate is $186, but with 20 participants the BVU rate is now just $121! BVU will even do payroll deduct to make paying simple and easy over three months. First meeting could be as soon as the next Monday September 15th. We already have a possible 15 people committed to sign up… please don’t wait, e-mail laursent@bvu.edu if interested TODAY! NEED MORE INSPIRATION? Here is what a Weight Watchers at Work program can provide you! Motivation, inspiration and support — right where you work! Meetings held right at your workplace can create an easy-to-access, supportive environment, which can help you reach your weight-loss goals. That’s why we’re bringing Weight Watchers® meetings to you, so you can attend and stay inspired and motivated despite your busy schedule. • Practical guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers • Weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday • Advantages of group support with coworkers who understand the workplace environment best • Meetings that work for both men and women • Each weigh-in is confidential • Weight Watchers eTools, the Internet weight-loss companion to meetings
- Health Services & Wellness


Missing Keys!

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

MISSING: Keychain with owl print on it. Has multiple keys on it including car key, blue key, and a Hello Kitty key. Please msg me if found. REWARD: Juanitas burrito. Thanks!
- Mayra Lopez


Boater Safety Clinic

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

We will be conducting a Boater Safety Clinic on Friday, September 12 at 7:15 pm down by the Recreation House! The class will instruct you on how to safely use a canoe and kayak. In order to use the canoes and kayaks at BVU you must go through the Boater Safety Clinic. With question please email Director of Recreation Services, Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Trevor Berneking


Des Moines River Trip

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

EDIT* Greetings Adventurer's! Are you ready to get off campus for some camping, hiking, canoeing, and good food? Well ALPS has got the trip for you! On September 19th and 20th we are taking a trip to Seven Oaks Recreation Area in Boone, IA. for camping and adventuring. On Saturday we will head down the road to Seven Oaks Recreation Area for a 2-4 hour canoe and kayak float, with a free lunch at Hickory Park Restaurant in Ames! We will leave campus at 3:00 on Friday the 19th, and return around 5:00 Saturday evening. To reserve your spot email alps@bvu.edu. The trip will be $12 per student and cover costs of camping, floating, and all food. We only have 12 spots available, so sign up fast!
- Molly Williams


Des Moines River Trip

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

Greetings Adventurer's! Are you ready to get off campus for some camping, hiking, canoeing, and good food? Well ALPS has got the trip for you! On September 12th and 13th we are taking a trip to Seven Oaks Recreation Area in Boone, IA. for camping and adventuring. On Saturday we will head down the road to Seven Oaks Recreation Area for a 2-4 hour canoe and kayak float, with a free lunch at Hickory Park Restaurant in Ames! We will leave campus at 3:00 on Friday the 19th, and return around 5:00 Saturday evening. To reserve your spot email alps@bvu.edu. The trip will be $12 per student and cover costs of camping, floating, and all food. We only have 12 spots available, so sign up fast!
- Molly Williams


Sign up for the Beaver Athletics Weekly

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

The Beaver Athletics Weekly will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Beaver Athletic events and results. Sign up today using the form at http://www.bvuathletics.com/fanzone/Beaver_Athletics_Weekly
- Steven Phelps


Group Fitness Classes

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

Come join us beginning next week on September 15 for fitness classes FREE to students, faculty, and staff. A variety of fitness classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays. All classes will begin in The Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. Monday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8:00 p.m. Yoga. Wednesday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15- 6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8:00 p.m. Yoga. Body Shaping: Shape your body with this full body strength workout for all fitness levels. Class design will vary in order to keep your body guessing. Learn how to use all kinds of equipment including: dumbbells, tubes, and weight room machines. Bootcamp: Start your day off right with a total body workout that includes a combination of cardio, strength, and agility. Exercises and technique will be given, and then you can choose your pace and modification. Cardio Blast: Get your cardio in with this calorie-blasting, energizing workout. Many styles of workouts and exercises will be utilized each class to get your heart pumping and your body moving. Yoga: Come enjoy the basic principles of yoga. Feel complete with a series of poses and stretches in order to develop flexibility, balance, core strength, and relaxation. Feel stress free and relaxed when you leave this class. If you have any questions or would like more information including class location, class designs, or class times, please email Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


Online Academic & Program Development Manager

Human Resources

Posted September 8, 2014

The Online Academic & Program Development Manager is responsible for the overall operations of the Online Program and working with BVU constituents to continually review and develop online course offerings and support new initiatives. Administer the development, maintenance, and assessment of online student recruitment, retention and support for online programs. Coordinate the hiring, orientation and evaluation of faculty for online courses. Master’s Degree with three to five years’ experience in higher education strongly preferred; appropriate combination of education and experience considered. Experience with Instructional Design and/or Technology support for higher education faculty preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at www.bvu.edu/hr, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: humanresources@bvu.edu Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449 EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer
- Human Resources


Devising Democracy Interim 2014 travel course

General Announcements

Posted September 8, 2014

Question: What do theater and the democratic ideal of 'freedom' have in common? Answer: an innovative course offered this Interim called Devising Democracy. In this course students will collaborate on all aspects of creating original performance organically using the freedoms (and their challenges) associated with the foundation of our American democracy--religion, speech, press, assembly and petition--as our jumping off place. This course also includes a travel component. Students will travel to the American College Theater Festival in Minneapolis, MN. Interested? Please attend one of two informational sessions: Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 AM in Forum Room 3 to learn more. Contact Dr. Bethany Larson (larson@bvu.edu) or Dr. Andrea Frantz (frantz@bvu.edu) with questions.
- Dr. Andrea Frantz


Fitness Classes Schedule

General Announcements

Posted September 7, 2014

Come join us beginning next week on September 15 for fitness classes FREE to students, faculty, and staff. A variety of fitness classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays. All classes will begin in The Wellness Room in the basement of the Fieldhouse across from the locker rooms. Monday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Cardio Blast 5:15-6:00 p.m., Body Shaping, 7:00-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8:00 p.m. Yoga. Wednesday’s schedule: Bootcamp 6:15-7:00 a.m., Body Shaping 5:15- 6:00 p.m., Cardio Blast, 7:00-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8:00 p.m. Yoga. Body Shaping: Shape your body with this full body strength workout for all fitness levels. Class design will vary in order to keep your body guessing. Learn how to use all kinds of equipment including: dumbbells, tubes, and weight room machines. Bootcamp: Start your day off right with a total body workout that includes a combination of cardio, strength, and agility. Exercises and technique will be given, and then you can choose your pace and modification. Cardio Blast: Get your cardio in with this calorie-blasting, energizing workout. Many styles of workouts and exercises will be utilized each class to get your heart pumping and your body moving. Yoga: Come enjoy the basic principles of yoga. Feel complete with a series of poses and stretches in order to develop flexibility, balance, core strength, and relaxation. Feel stress free and relaxed when you leave this class. If you have any questions or would like more information including class location, class designs, or class times, please email Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu or Tami Laursen at laursent@bvu.edu.
- Lesa Turnquist


The Henry Olson and Ed Bock International Travel Stipends Deadline for Applications: September 11, 2014

General Announcements

Posted September 5, 2014

The Henry Olson and Ed Bock International Travel Stipends are intended to enhance, broaden, and deepen the educational experience at Buena Vista University. The intent of the Stipend is to allow as many students as possible to travel abroad on University-sponsored trips, especially during January Interim. The Stipend should help prepare students for leadership and service in a global society.  Stipends will be $500 each.  Applicants for the Stipend must submit 2 (two) paper copies of a 500 word essay (see Application form) as well as the Stipend Application form. The essay will be judged in a double blind evaluation process by faculty and staff.  Applications and essays must be submitted by 5:00pm on September 11, 2014 to Dr. Bartholomew-Feis, campus box 2929. Essays may not be emailed.  Each Buena Vista University student is eligible to receive only one International Travel Stipend.  Stipends are intended for international travel only. Trips within the United States and US territories are excluded from eligibility.  Students must be in good academic standing.  Stipends are intended to be used for Buena Vista University-sponsored trips or trips organized by other institutions approved in advance for academic credit.  Stipends are for full-time, degree-seeking students doing their first international travel for college academic credit.  Successful students will write a thank you note to the donor who makes this stipend possible. Applications for the Stipends are located on the web at: https://bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/bvu-awards-stipends.dot
- Dixee Bartholomew-Feis


Praise and Worship Team

General Announcements

Posted September 5, 2014

The BVU Praise and Worship Team is seeking out individuals who might be interested in playing the drums (acoustic set or electric set) for weekly Chapel. Practice for Worship Team occurs Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Please contact Charlie Webster, Sarah Moeller or Brady Haye if you might have an interest. Thank you.
- Ken Meissner


TIAA Cref Counseling Sessions

Human Resources

Posted September 5, 2014

Individual Counseling Sessions are available to you at no additional cost to you. You can discuss your personal financial situation with Michelle DeMarie, TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a confidential basis. She is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Michelle will be on campus Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be in Library Study Room #4. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
- Human Resources


BVU Dance Team

General Announcements

Posted September 5, 2014

Join the BVU Dance Team! We compete at state in Des Moines and at halftime during home basketball games. Our dance styles include: pom, jazz, hip-hop, and other common styles. If you're interested, contact Head Coach Kat Franken at franken@bvu.edu. Previous dance experience is preferred.
- Lesa Turnquist


Canvas Instructor Training Recording

General Announcements

Posted September 5, 2014

Did you miss the Canvas Learning Management System training on Friday, August 8th? No problem, the recording is available online! Simply go to https://learncanvas.webex.com/learncanvas/lsr.php?RCID=69cb35de7d3b4698d5ad8427a56e2d4f for the streaming recording, or https://learncanvas.webex.com/learncanvas/ldr.php?RCID=e47d9394c97cf32a2e365a4da5b10c12 to download the recording. Please contact the TLTC if you have any questions.
- TLTC