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May 24, 2017

Credit card charges

May 26th is the last day to charge items on your credit card to be counted in the 16-17 fiscal year.  Charges after that date to be considered 16-17 charges need to be emailed to Deana (hoegd@bvu.edu) for review and final approval by the VP of Finance & Administration.

Contact - Deana Hoeg-Ryan


May 23, 2017

Library database changes

Earlier this year the Iowa Private Academic Libraries (IPAL), the State Library of Iowa and the Iowa Regent’s  institutions issued an RFP for a basic package of library databases that will be available to all academic and public libraries in Iowa.  While the database renewals for next year are still fluid, it is likely that we will be moving away from some of the Ebsco databases we’ve relied on for the last dozen years.  We plan to offer a strong basic suite of databases to meet your research needs, and many of the more specialized Ebsco databases will likely remain available.

 In light of this upcoming change here are some things faculty and students can do NOW to ease the transition.

·        If you have created a “MyEbscohost Account” and are using that account to save article citations or full-text for future research, you should save that information to a secure space OUTSIDE the Ebsco interface before July 1, 2017.

·        Faculty should check any links to articles in Canvas for Fall 2017 or Term 6 classes to make sure the material is still accessible to your students.  The library staff is available to help you with this process, but full citations to the material are greatly appreciated!  Your current links should work until July 1, 2017.  After July 1, some links to full-text articles from Ebscohost databases will not work.  We can help you identify which links will need to be updated.

·        Please contact Jodie Morin if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact - Jodie Morin


May 22, 2017

New Interlibrary Loan Service

BVU Library is changing online platforms for our Interlibrary Loan service!

 

The new platform, Tipasa, will become available to request items on May 31, 2017.

The old platform, ILLiad, will ONLY be available to view and download past requests until July 31, 2017.

 If you have any articles that you need to download before May 30, 2017, please do so now.

If you have any questions, please contact the BVU Library at ill@bvu.edu.

Contact - Kelly Olson


May 22, 2017

CAP & GOWN/TICKET DISTRIBUTION

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 24, Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Commencement Day

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

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


May 22, 2017

Mailroom Hours for May 30-June 9

Mailroom hours from May 30 though June 9 wil be as follows:

Open  9:00AM to 12:00PM

Closed 12:00PM to 1:00PM Lunch

Opened 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Mailroom will return to normal hours 8:00AM to 5:00PM on June 12. For any questions please contact Deana Hoeg at the business office 749-2216.

Contact - Daniel Newcomb


May 22, 2017

Mailroom Closing Early Friday May 26.

The Mailroom will closing at 1:00PM on May 26. Please have all out going mail that needs postage to the mailroom by 12:30PM. You can contact the mailroom ay 730-2360

Contact - Daniel Newcomb


May 22, 2017

Mailroom Close during Lunch

The mailroom will be closed for lunch 12:00PM - 1:00PM on May 25. You can contarct the mailroom at 749-2360.

Contact - Daniel Newcomb


May 19, 2017

Baccalaureate Service

Please join in the celebration and blessing this Saturday morning, May 27, 10:30a.m. for the 2017 Baccalaureate Service in Schaller Memorial Chapel. This one-hour gathering will be a time to share in the blessing of our 2017 graduates shared with the BVU Community of faculty, staff, administration, as well as with the wealth of family and friends. There will be 3 selections by the Buena Vista Concert Choir, blessings from both President Fred Moore, and Vice-President Dale Scully and a message shared by Chaplain Ken Meissner. Please feel welcomed to join in the end-of-the-year celebration. (No robes are required for this service.)

Contact - Ken Meissner


May 19, 2017

CAP & GOWN/TICKET DISTRIBUTION

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 24, Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Commencement Day

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

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


May 19, 2017

Reception for Retiring Faculty May 22, 2017

A come-and-go Faculty Retirement Reception will be held on Monday, May 22, in the Centennial Room of the Forum from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM.  The entire campus community is invited to stop by and spend some time with retirees Joni Anderson, Bob Blodgett, Henry Hardt, Beth Lamoureux, Den Stulc and Stan Ullerich. 

Contact - Cindy McDonough


May 18, 2017

Shuttle to Omaha Airport

Today is the last day to reserve your spot on the end of the semester shuttle to the Omaha Airport. The shuttle will leave on Friday, May 26 at the bell. The cost is $15. Contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu by the end of the day today if you are interested.

Contact - Mark Shea


May 17, 2017

Reception for Retiring Faculty May 22, 2017

A come-and-go Faculty Retirement Reception will be held on Monday, May 22, in the Centennial Room of the Forum from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM.  The entire campus community is invited to stop by and spend some time with retirees Joni Anderson, Bob Blodgett, Henry Hardt, Beth Lamoureux, Den Stulc and Stan Ullerich. 

Contact - Cindy McDonough


May 17, 2017

Need an extension for the Residence Halls next week?

Students must be out of their residence hall rooms no later than 24 hours after their last final. ALL students, with the exception of graduating seniors, have until Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 6pm to be completely checked out of their rooms. If you are assisting with baccalaureate or commencement in any way, please make sure to fill out the Break Request Link. Your name will then be verified with the office or department that you are working with during that time.DEADLINE = May 19th at 5pm.

Contact - Crystal Jones | Link


May 17, 2017

Forward Your mail

A forwarding notice has been put in your mailbox for you to fill out to have your mail forwarded over the summer. Please fill out and return to the mailroom. Mailboxes will be cleaned out starting May 30. Please stop in and let us know that you will be working on campus so we don't forward or return you mail to sender. All mail that does not have a forwarding address will be return to sender. Contact the Mailroom for any qusetions at 749-2360

Contact - Daniel Newcomb


May 16, 2017

Library Hours for Final Exam Week

The BVU Library will be open the following hours for finals and Commencement.

Sunday, May 21 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Monday & Tuesday, May 22-23, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Wednesday, May 24, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight; Thursday & Friday, May 25-26, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Saturday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We'll switch to our summer hours on Tuesday, May 30.  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Congratulations, graduates!  Have a great summer, everyone! 

Contact - Jodie Morin


May 16, 2017

Rec House Closed During Finals

The Recreation House will be closed during finals week! We will have summer hours that will be released next week. Good luck to all on your finals!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


May 16, 2017

Keep Calm-Decorate a Cookie and Color!

Team Wellness will be providing cookies to decorate and coloring pages to color during SAB massages on Monday, May 22 from 11a.m.-5 p.m. in DOWS.  Take a break…color, decorate a cookie and eat it too!

Contact - Lorie Stanton


May 15, 2017

2018 WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL INFO MEETING

30 Disney trip facts in 30 Minutes in Lage 30 Thursday at 11:00am. Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disneybegins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! Students will go “backstage” to see how theme parks and the cruise line really work as well as visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors in storytelling, marketing, media and public relations.  The 30-minute information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 11am in Lage Room 30.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749-2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749-1218.  

Contact - Jerry Johnson


May 15, 2017

Help BVU Win!

BVU is a part of the Give Back Iowa Challenge that is being coordinated state wide! We are competing against other colleges and business to log the most service hours among employees. If you have participated in service this academic year please log it! It can be connected to any way that you give back personally or professionally. This can be in faith communities, neighborhood, schools or in other ways. Log hours at: https://goo.gl/forms/MLTTHLRXJE8IaXUy2 or email farmer@bvu.edu Thanks for participating and your service!

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 15, 2017

FINALS & THE FEUD!

Monday, May 22--Thursday, May 25 take a break from studying for finals!  Stop in Student Affairs from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and watch Family Feud and have some "brain food!"

 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 15, 2017

Jeff Stocco Retirement Reception

Monday, May 22
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Forum Room 5

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Student Affairs staff at a come-and-go retirement reception for Jeff Stocco, Director of Career & Personal Development, as we thank Jeff for his service to Buena Vista University.  Please stop by Forum Room 5 to visit with Jeff and enjoy some refreshments.  

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 15, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE Before You Leave

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 18 – Thursday, May 25 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 15, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST-Monday, May 22

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 12, 2017

Open Session for Faculty/Staff

Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00-11:00 am Science 210

There will be an open session for facutly and staff with candidate #3 interviewing for the FT Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education Grad Program on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 10-11:00pm. in Science 210.

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

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


May 12, 2017

Reception for Retiring Faculty May 22, 2017

A come-and-go Faculty Retirement Reception will be held on Monday, May 22, in the Centennial Room of the Forum from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM.  The entire campus community is invited to stop by and spend some time with retirees Joni Anderson, Bob Blodgett, Henry Hardt, Beth Lamoureux, Den Stulc and Stan Ullerich. 

Contact - Cindy McDonough


May 11, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE Before You Leave

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 18 – Thursday, May 25 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 11, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST-MONDAY, MAY 22

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 11, 2017

FINALS & THE FEUD!!

Monday, May 22--Thursday, May 25 take a break from studying for finals!  Stop in Student Affairs from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and watch Family Feud and have some "brain food!"

 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 11, 2017

Jeff Stocco Retirement Reception

Monday, May 22
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Forum Room 5

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Student Affairs staff at a come-and-go retirement reception for Jeff Stocco, Director of Career & Personal Development, as we thank Jeff for his service to Buena Vista University.  Please stop by Forum Room 5 to visit with Jeff and enjoy some refreshments.  

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 11, 2017

Farewell Reception for Bob Walker

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell reception for Bob Walker, Chief Information Officer, as we thank Bob for his service to Buena Vista University.  Please stop by 2fix on May 24 from 2:30-4:00 to visit with Bob and enjoy some refreshments.  

Contact - Emily Williams


May 10, 2017

Faculty Retirement Reception May 22, 2017

A come-and-go Faculty Retirement Reception will be held on Monday, May 22, in the Centennial Room of the Forum from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM.  Stop by to share some time with retirees Joni Anderson, Bob Blodgett, Henry Hardt, Beth Lamoureux, Den Stulc and Stan Ullerich.  

Contact - Cindy McDonough


May 10, 2017

Airport Shuttle

The university will provide a shuttle for non-international students to the Omaha Airport on Friday, May 26 leaving at 8 AM. The cost is $15. Sign up in the GSLC or email Mark Shea if you are interested or have questions.

Contact - Mark Shea


May 9, 2017

Jeff Stocco Retirement Reception

Come-and-Go Retirement Reception for Jeff StoccoMonday, May 22
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Forum Room 5

 Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Student Affairs staff at a retirement reception for Jeff Stocco, Director of Career & Personal Development, as we thank Jeff for his service to Buena Vista University.  Please stop by Forum Room 5 to visit with Jeff and enjoy some refreshments.  

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 9, 2017

Advanced Directing Showcase

On May 12th and 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium the Advanced Directing class are debuting their final student-directed performances! Friday will be an ACES event. The first, directed by Chance Johnson, will be a short film from the universe of Doctor Who, and is the latest update in a series of short films creating a unique plot and paying homage to the BBC show. The second, directed by Katelyn Bohaty, will be a staged production of This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams. The event will last for approximately one hour.

Contact - Cara Gerlock


May 9, 2017

Do You Need an Exension in the Residence Halls?

All students, except graduating seniors, must be checked out of their residence hall room by Thursday, May 25th. If you are assisting with baccalaureate or commencement, or need an extension with a specific reason, please fill out the Break Request Form by Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Contact - Crystal V. Jones | Link


May 9, 2017

Open Session for Faculty/Staff

Friday May 12, 2017 3:00-4:00 pm Science 210

There will be an open session for facutly and staff with candidate #2 interviewing for the FT Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education Grad Program on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3-4:00pm. in Science 210.

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

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


May 8, 2017

Admissions Tele Team Positions

Are you looking for summer employment on campus? Come and spend it with us in the Office of Admissions! We have openings for Tele Team members. Work on your communication skills while getting to share your experiences at BVU with perspective high school students. Calling hours and days will be flexible but typically afternoons and evenings, Monday – Thursday. Please stop by the Office of Admissions to pick up an application or email runnebergh@bvu.edu to request a copy. You will be contacted for an interview.

Contact - Heather Runneberg


May 8, 2017

FINALS & THE FEUD!!

Monday, May 22--Thursday, 
May 25 take a break from studying for finals!  Stop in Student Affairs from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and watch Family Feud and have some "brain food!"

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 8, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST-Monday, May 22

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 8, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE Before You Leave

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 18 – Thursday, May 25 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 8, 2017

STI Q&A and Screening

Do you have questions regarding your sexual health?  Do you often wonder if you should have a STI screening to determine if you are infection free?  If so, Siouxland District Health will be on campus Thursday May 11 from 10:30 a.m.-2  p.m. in Forum Room 6 (across from the Common Ground coffee shop) for individual consultations.  This is a FREE service sponsored by Health Services & Wellness and Team Wellness.  Who Should Get Tested?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIojsNzHs7c

For questions, please visit BVU Student Health & Wellness Office located in Siebens Fieldhouse L-25 or e-mail healthservices@bvu.edu   

Contact - Lorie Stanton


May 5, 2017

Faculty/Staff Open Session

Faculty/Staff Open Session

Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 11-12:00pm in Ferguson 3

There will be an open session for faculty & Staff with candidate #1 interviewing for the FT Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education Graduate Programs position on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 11-12:00pm in Ferguson 3. 

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

Contact - Margaret Carrington | Link


May 5, 2017

CHECK YOUR RIDE Before You Leave

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 18 – Thursday, May 25 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 5, 2017

OAC Boat Float

OAC has decided to reschedule Boat Float for May 10th at 5PM. This event will be down at the Rec House. Please email Gage Cook if you have constructed a boat and are planning on participating. Also, if you are interested in constructing a boat, supplies are located in the Rec House
 
cookgag@bvu.edu
 
This event was co-sponsored by Weekend Programming

Contact - Gage Cook


May 4, 2017

New Scholarships

New scholarships are available for the 17/18 academic year! Click on the link to see if you qualify and how to apply.

Contact - Becky Blackman | Link


May 4, 2017

Direct Deposit Available!

Students--Did you know you can receive your student account refund, dorm deposit refund, or club/supplies/travel reimbursement automatically via direct deposit?  Enroll by logging in to BeaverNet.  Go to Billing - Forms - Make a Direct Deposit Authorization.  Fill out the information and hit submit!  It's that easy!  Contact the Business Office with questions.

Contact - Business Office


May 4, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST-Monday, May 22

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 4, 2017

FINALS & THE FEUD!!

Monday, May 22--Thursday,
May 25 take a break from studying for finals!  Stop in Student Affairs from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and watch Family Feud and have some "brain food!"

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 3, 2017

Thank You

A huge thank you to the BVU community for your engagement and commitment to service. Buenafication Day was a huge success and we met many needs in the community. Thank you for serving not only on this day, but all year round. Traditions like this remind us how important community truly is on and off campus.

Contact - Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson


May 3, 2017

Book Drive!

The Got Social Justice? AWOL group is having a book drive to send the books out to different book programs at a facilities. If you have any books you'd like to donate please contact Luke Hastie or Amanda Miley. 

Contact - Amanda Miley


May 3, 2017

Congratulations!

The Career and Personal Development office would like to congratulate all of the BVU students who were recognized at the Student Recognition Dinner! If you need any assistance listing these accomplishments on your resumes, please stop by during our open office hours (Monday-Thursday from 2pm-4pm) or schedule an appointment with our office.  Sincere congratulations on all your hard work and accomplishments!

Contact - Whitney Dickinson


May 3, 2017

BVU Student Yard Sale

BVU will be hosting a student yard sale on Friday, May 5 from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. - noon in front of the suites. This yard sale will give students and student organizations the opportunity to sell their items.

In order to participate, you are not required to participate on both days. You can sign up for which day(s) you wish to participate in the form below. Please note certain items are prohibited and are listed at the bottom of the form. 

The event will be held in front of the suites and will require you, and other students who you may share a table with, to set up, manage your own table and the items you wish to sell at that table. For additional information, please contact Skyler Gorsett at gorssky@bvu.edu.

Contact - Skyler Gorsett


May 3, 2017

Athletics Dept. Garage Sale

Come join us in the Fieldhouse foyer on Tues. May 9th for the Athletics Dept. Garage Sale from 11:30am-1:00pm.  It is a great chance to purchase some general BVU apparel and items from your favorite teams; many at discounted prices! Get there early, items go fast.

Contact - Amy Santucci


May 3, 2017

Enjoy some M&M's-Massage and Meditation

“Let’s talk about Stress Baby”…. Enjoy some M&M’s –Massages and Meditation.  Team Wellness will be having a booth by the servery Monday, May 8 from 11 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  Stop by for some M&M’s, pick up a punch card and then attend “Meditation with Pastor Ken” on May, 11 at 7 p.m. in Forum room 5 and stop down to Health Services & Wellness to use the massage chair anytime between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Do both and you are automatically put into the drawing.   Punch cards must be punched at the meditation program and at Health Services.  Bring punch cards to Health Services office by May 19 in order to be in the drawing. 

Contact - Lorie Stanton


May 3, 2017

STI Q&A and Screening

Do you have questions regarding your sexual health?  Do you often wonder if you should have a STI screening to determine if you are infection free?  If so, Siouxland District Health will once again be on campus on Thursday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Forum Room 6 (across from the Common Ground coffee shop) for individual consultations.  This is a FREE service sponsored by Health Services & Wellness and Team Wellness.  Who Should Get Tested?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIojsNzHs7c

For questions, please visit BVU Student Health & Wellness Office located in Siebens Fieldhouse L-25 or e-mail healthservices@bvu.edu  

Contact - Lorie Stanton


May 2, 2017

FINALS & THE FEUD!

Monday, May 22--Thursday, May 25 take a break from studying for finals!  Stop in Student Affairs from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and watch Family Feud and have some "brain food!"

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 2, 2017

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST-Monday, May 22

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd for a great breakfast!  Faculty and staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items prepared by the Sodexo staff.  Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes! 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


May 2, 2017

Facilities Update

University Facilities Update

May, 2017

SUITE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM – Plans are finalized for the installation of a new fire alarm system in the suites. The existing alarm system was installed in each building of the complex during the various phases of construction. All the suites will be tied together into one alarm system and provide notification directly to the BVU Security Office. The notification panel and new software have already been installed. Funding for this project was from the 2014-15 capital surplus.

LIGHTING UPGRADES – Beginning this spring, and continuing into the summer, we will be upgrading existing lighting on campus to more efficient LED lights.  The main focus is primarily in the Information Technology Center, but we are also upgrading some lights in the Estelle Siebens Science Center and Siebens Fieldhouse. In the ITC, we are replacing all the 100 watt halogen can lights with 20 watt LED fixtures. The new fixtures provide improved lighting while using a fraction of the electricity. The new LED lights also generate substantially less heat, so cooling efficiency will also be improved this summer. Funding for these upgrades are the maintenance operating accounts.

VIVIAN MCCORKLE HOUSE / 1700 SHOREWAY – Several areas of the house will be refreshed and updated prior to the new president moving in this summer. The main focus will include upgrading the kitchen and refreshing bathrooms.  Fresh paint and new floor coverings will also be installed in various areas of the house. BVU Staff will be doing part of the work.  In addition, the boat dock has been replaced as the previous dock had deteriorated and needed to be replaced for safety reasons.   Funding for these renovations will not impact the operating budget. Over the last several years funds have been set aside in plant reserve accounts to be used for maintenance and renovation of the Vivian McCorkle house. 

TREE REPLACEMENT – BVU and the City of Storm Lake have removed several trees from campus and along the streets in the last couple year due to wind damage and potential safety concerns.  This spring we will be replacing several trees on campus and along the streets to fill in where the trees were removed.  Funding is from a gift account.

CONCRETE REPLACEMENT –  There is some cracking in some the parking lots but there has been no separation so we are still in good shape from a safety standpoint.  We will be replacing a few stretches of sidewalk.  Funding for this is from the maintenance operating account

CAMPUS AIR CONDITIONING – Facilities Management has had to make repairs to the cooling loop in the Forum and have replaced several motors for units across campus this spring.  At this point in the season, we are comfortable that all AC units are functioning properly.

 

Contact - Suzette Radke


May 1, 2017

Yoga Class

Lesa Turnquist, BVU alum and BVRMC Group Fitness Instructor will be here THIS Thursday, May 4th to teach a yoga class from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room located in the basement of the Fieldhouse.

Contact - Tami Laursen


May 1, 2017

Summer Employment

The Alumni and Development Office, along with The President's Office have a summer job opportunity for a BVU Student. If you are interested in working on campus for the months of June, July & August please contact Jodi Phipps via email or at telephone number 712-749-2101 to inquire. We have a great working environment and can offer a 40 hour work week. Thank you for your inteterst.

Contact - Jodi Phipps


May 1, 2017

December 2017/ Interim 2018 Graduation Applications

Graduation applications for those graduating May 2017 or Summer 2017 have been sent. Make sure to check you BVU email. If you plan to graduate May 2017 or Summer 2017 and have not received a graduation application via your BVU email account, please contact the Registrar’s office at 712-749-2233 or by emailing ringgenbergm@bvu.edu. Thank you!

Contact - Molly Ringgenberg


May 1, 2017

SENIORS – DEADLINE Commencement Ticket Ordering