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Aug. 29, 2015

ACES Scholarly Event #UniteIowa on Immigration 2016 Presidential Candidate Forum

Leaders from Iowa's immigrant, business, educational, faith, labor and political communities have invited all 2016 Presidential candidates to convene for a constructive and distinctly civil conversation about local and national immigration issues with a panel of Iowans from across the political spectrum.  The forum will be moderated by Des Moines Register columnist Kyle Munson as part of the #UniteIowa campaign.  To learn more about the event, please visit www.iowaimmigration.org 

Contact - Brad Best


Aug. 27, 2015

Fall Play Auditions

Auditions for the fall theatre production, Blithe Spirit, will be Wednesday and Thursdasy, September 9 and 10 in Anderson Auditorium.  Please see Dr. Whitlatch if DE 205 if you would like to read a script before tryouts.  Roles for 2 men and 5 women.  

Contact - Dr. Whitlatch


Aug. 27, 2015

Presidential Candidates Carly Fiorina is coming to BVU

Friday, August 28 at 9:00 AM in Forum Hanson 8 Carly Fiorina will be there to speak to the public and Buena Vista University. Carly Fiorina is runing for President and wants to get her word out to the BVU family. Come listen as this is a change to see, listen to and possibly meet the next President of the United States of America. This is something you will not regret! 

Contact - Matt Meiners


Aug. 27, 2015

#UniteIowa Forum on Immigration

STORM LAKE, IOWA—On Saturday, August 29th at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, leaders from Iowa’s immigrant, business, educational, faith, labor and political communities  on the front lines of immigration issues will seek to convene with invited presidential contenders—in an effort to find constructive, common ground on a hotly debated issue. Gov. Martin O'Malley has confirmed his participation.
The forum will be moderated by Kyle Munson, Iowa columnist at the Des Moines Register as part of his ongoing #UniteIowa campaign.  The event is non-partisan and will feature perspectives from both Democrats and Republicans.  Candidates from all presidential campaigns have been invited to attend.
The event is free and open to the public.  If you’re a member of the press and would like to register for a press credential, please click here.
For more information about #UniteIowa and our sponsors check out the event website here as well as this column from Kyle Munson on “The art of a nonpartisan Iowa caucuses forum.”         
WHAT: Iowa Leaders Invite Presidential Contenders to #UniteIowa Forum on Immigration
WHEN: Saturday, August 29th; Doors open at 1:30pm CT; Event Starts at 2:30pm CT
WHERE: Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa

Contact - Matt Meiners


Aug. 26, 2015

Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm (Forum #1), Tuesday, September 1 at Noon (Forum #2), or Thursday, September 3 at 5:00 pm (Forum #3).  Let’s make a difference in Romania!  Mark your calendar!

Contact - Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Aug. 26, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Events: September 4-7

Friday, September 4:

IMPACT Friday Night Gathering:  Outdoor Recreation House.  Start time will be announced at Chapel on Thursday, September 3rd.

Saturday, September 5:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:  8:00 a.m.-Noon
Check BVU News for Details

Sunday, September 6:

SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT & BAG TOSS TOURNAMENT: Behind the Suites--1:00 p.m. Start Time
Co-sponsored by Residence Life & Recreation Services
REGISTER your teams at www.IMLeagues.com  Prizes for first place winners!!  Contact Bonnie Keller at KellBon@bvu.edu if you have any questions.

Monday, September 7, LABOR DAY:  CITY OF STORM LAKE EVENT

DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Mandeville Park; Registration 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Registration Fee:  $20;   Lunch:  11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.;   Prizes--Sponsored by the Sugar Bowl Gift Shop, Storm Lake.

Please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 749-2123 if you have any questions about the events scheduled.  Thank you.

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 26, 2015

Weekend Events: August 28-30

Friday, August 28: 

IMPACT BBQ:  Outdoor Recreation House 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

BINGO:  Dows Conference Center 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Sponsored by SAB (Student Activities Board)

Saturday, August 29:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:  8:00 a.m.-NoonCheck BVU News for Details & to register

SUNSET PADDLE & BONFIRE:  Outdoor Recreation House 7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by ALPS

Sunday, August 30:

MOCKTAILS & PRIZES:   The Underground 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Residence Life

Please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 749-2123 if you have any questions about the events scheduled.  Thank you.

 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 26, 2015

Outdoor Recreation House Equipment to Check Out

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS?  Check out the equipment available to you at the OUTDOOR RECREATION HOUSE!

Camping Gear:  Tarps, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks

Water Gear:  Kayaks & Canoes, Paddleboards, Life Jackets, Paddleboats

Bike Gear:  Bikes

Sports Balls:  Basketballs, Volleyballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Kickballs

Miscellaneous:  Golf Clubs for Lawn Golf, Frisbees, Hula Hoops, Disc Golf

Contact Trevor Berneking at the Outdoor Rec House or at bernekingt@bvu.edu for more information. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 26, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers needed

Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers this Saturday from 8am -noon. No skills are needed. They will teach you on the job. This is a great way to get involved in the community, meet new people, and to learn new skills. Please contact Tou Xiong at The Bridge to reserve your spot xiontou@gmail.com

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Aug. 26, 2015

Trip Meeting for: A Forgiveness Journey Through Haiti & Dominican Republic

Join Ken Meissner and myself on Thursday, September 3 at 4pm in Forum 10 to learn about a service journey of a lifetime. On this trip, we will be travling to Haiti and the Dominican Republic during Interim. During our two weeks together, we will look at forgiveness from both the psychological and theological perspective through volunteering, readings, personal reflections, and intentional group discussion. As we volunteer alongside locals in Haiti and the Dominican Republic we will study and analyze the two very different cultures and countries that reside on the same island. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like more information contact Ashley or Ken. 

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Aug. 26, 2015

January interim trip-Nicaragua

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life and open your eyes to a new world?  Come join us and travel to the heart of Central America where you get to work with children in local schools and open their eyes to a new language and also open yours to a new way of life.  You will also get to explore the surrounding rich wildlife, local people, and the amazing ocean view.  Do you want to know more?  Come join us on Thursday, September 3rd at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in forum 2 and if you cannot make that meeting there is a second one at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in forum 2.

Contact - Dr. Ludy


Aug. 26, 2015

Flag Football

It's that time of year again! If anyone is interested in signing up for Intramural Flag Football, registration is open and will run through September 6. There are men's, women's and corec leagues available. The league will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting on Tuesday, September 8 and running until Thursday October 8. The games will run from 7-10 pm at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium & Peterson Field. To sign up please go to IMLeagues.com and please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 26, 2015

Ultimate Frisbee

Want to get active trying something a little different! Well sign up for the fall Ultimate Frisbee league at IMLeagues.com. Registration is open now and will run through September 6. There are men's, women's and corec leagues available. The league will be on Wednesday nights staring Wednesday, September 9 and going until Wednesday, October 7. Games will be played from 7-10 pm at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium & Peterson Field. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 26, 2015

Pig Skin Pick Em's

If you think you know football, then here is your chance to prove it! Go toIMLeagues.com to sign up for the weekley PigSkin Pick Em's leagues. There is a college and pro league to try your luck at. You can do both if you would like but you must sign up at IMLeague.com under both leagues. Once your signed up more information will be sent to you at your BVU email address. The top two in each league will receive an IM t-shirt. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 26, 2015

Volleyball & Bags Tournament

Join us over labor day weekend to participate in a sand volleyball tournament, bag toss tournament or both. On Sunday, September 6 Residential Life and Recreation Services will team up to put on these tournaments at the sand volleyball court behind the suites. You must have two females or two males on the court at all times for volleyball and there is no gender specific rules for the bags tournament. The tournaments will start at 1 pm with 1st place winners receiving prices. These will be double elimination tournaments so registrar your teams today at IMLeagues.com.Please contact Bonnie Keller at KellBon@bvu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 26, 2015

Sunset Paddle

Do you enjoy being on the water? How about catching the view of a beautiful sunset as it slowly disappears on the horizon? Well then we have exactly what you are looking for. On Saturday August 29th at 7:30 pm The ALPS organization will be putting on a Sunset Paddle on the lake with a bonfire and fishing (need a license) afterwards. This will be a great opportunity to also get your boater safety certification! If you have any questions feel free to contact us at alps@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 26, 2015

Jenzabar Maintenance

Jenzabar will be performing maintenance on the CX server that will require the system to be inaccessible by all users.  They will start work at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 4th.  Work should be complete by 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th.  After this time, users should be able to login and resume work as normal.  This maintenance will also affect Beavernet and Cognos.  Users will not be able to use those services until the work is complete.

Contact - Matthew Wellendorf


Aug. 25, 2015

Theatre Call Out is this Thursday!

Theatre Call Out is for all students, regardless of major.  If you are interested in theatre, either onstage, behind the scenes, or in the front-of-house, we want to see you at Theatre Call Out!  You will meet the theatre professors, hear about the production opportunities for 2015-16, learn about the classes and travel opportunities being offered and workstudy jobs that are available, and get clued in on how to participate with Sawtooth Improv and Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary. All this, right after the Plunge at 8 pm in Anderson Auditorium.  Come one, come all!

Contact - Dr. Bethany Larson


Aug. 25, 2015

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for the fall semester. Evening and weekend shifts are available. The job is from Sept. 27 to Nov. 5. Work study is not required. Stop by our table at the Plunge or attend an informational meeting on Sept. 2 from 4:30-5 pm or Sept. 10 from 7:30-8 pm. Meetings will be held in the Phonathon room (go the library third floor and follow signs). If you are interested but can’t attend a meeting, please email Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Aug. 24, 2015

Interim Spain Trip

Come join us for a short informational meeting about the January Interim trip to Spain.  We will be meeting in Forum Room 1 on Tuesday September 1st at 5 pm.  We will be discussing additional details about the upcoming expriences in Spain.  This trip is led by Dr. Steven Mills and Brittany Garling. Feel free to contact us with additional questions: mills@bvu.edu; garling@bvu.edu

Contact - Brittany Garling


Aug. 24, 2015

Youth Softball Fundamentals Camp

BVU Softball will be hosting a youth fundamental camp at the softball field on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2-6pm.  The fee will be $50.00 and you can go to our camps/clinic page for more information and to register. Go Beavers!

Contact - Jennifer Radley


Aug. 24, 2015

Concert Band Needs You!

Is your band instrument at home collecting dust in the closet?  How about getting it on campus  and  become a member  of  the  BVU  Concert  Band?   All instruments  are  welcome!  The  majority  of  our  members  are  non-music major who want to  continue their  enjoy  of  making  music.  Rehearsals are:  M-W-TH.  4-5:30PM.    We  give  two concerts  per  semester.   You  have  the  option of  taking concert band  for  1 credit  or  no credit.  It’s  not too  late!! Join  Today!!  For  more  information contact  Jerry Bertrand:  Bertrand@bvu.edu

Contact - Jerry Bertrand


Aug. 24, 2015

Guitar Lessons

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

Contact - Jerry Bertrand


Aug. 24, 2015

Interested in Sports Medicine?

Would you like to experince what it is like to be on the sidelines of BVU athletics? If you are interested in the medical side of athletics contact Jamie @ schoenherrj@bvu.edu to get more information about the BVU Athletic Training Program and how to become a part of a great expericiance.

Contact - Jamie Schoenherr


Aug. 24, 2015

South Africa Trip Meeting, Sept. 3!

South Africa Trip – May/June 2016

Visit a Zulu Village! See rhinos, elephants, zebras, and giraffes while driving through Hluhluwe, Umfolozi, Itala, and Kruger Game Reserves.  Come to the informational meeting about the 2016 SUMMER TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA on Thursday, Sept. 3, 8 pm, science room 125, with Dr. Lampe, Mark Kirkholm, and Dr. Coogan.

Extra Information:

Cost is all inclusive: food (amazing food), all transportation (ground and air), entrance to all parks and museums approximately $5800.  Cost includes insurance, trip expenses, and 1 credit in the spring for a prep course.  Dr. Lampe will include his reflections after SEVEN previous trips to South Africa!

Contact - Melinda Coogan


Aug. 24, 2015

Ireland 2016 May Trip Informational Meeting

Join Drs. Bethany Larson and Andrea Frantz on Monday, August 31 at either 4 PM or 7 PM in Lage Rm. 30 to learn more about how you can experience the wonder and magic of Irish culture firsthand in May 2016.  Learn all about the focus of the trip, cost, and scholarship opportunities.  Don't miss this oppotunity!

Contact - Dr. Andrea Frantz


Aug. 24, 2015

Atlassian Confluence Retiring

Buena Vista University’s Atlassian Confluence instance is being retired. Export any items you wish to save before September 7th, 2015.

Contact - Allison Janssen


Aug. 23, 2015

Rec House Hours

Starting on Monday, August 24 the Rec House will be open from 2-9 pm Monday-Friday and 1-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please come down and check out the equipment we have to offer! Good luck with the first semester!

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 23, 2015

Plunge Final Sign-up

Thank you for those who have already signed up for the 2015 Plunge. We wanted to give a final notice and invite to those who have not already signed up for the fall Plunge!  This year’s event will be held Thursday, August 27th from 6-8pm.  If you are unsure whether you have registered for the Plunge or not, please email groskri2@bvu.edu and ask. The last day to sign up for the Plunge with the link provided will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM.Please use this link to officially register for the Plunge: https://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/plunge-registration.dot

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Aug. 23, 2015

Plunge Final Sign-up

Thank you for those who have already signed up for the 2015 Plunge. We wanted to give a final notice and invite to those who have not already signed up for the fall Plunge!  This year’s event will be held Thursday, August 27th from 6-8pm.  If you are unsure whether you have registered for the Plunge or not, please email groskri2@bvu.edu and ask. The last day to sign up for the Plunge with the link provided will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM. Please use this link to officially register for the Plunge: https://www.bvu.edu/bv/student-activities/plunge-registration.dot

Contact - Kristina Grossman


Aug. 23, 2015

Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Monday, August 24 at 7:00 pm (Forum #1), Tuesday, August 25 at 12:00 pm (Forum #1), or Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm (Forum #1).  Let’s make a difference in Romania!

Contact - Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Aug. 23, 2015

Sunset Paddle

Do you enjoy being on the water? How about catching the view of a beautiful sunset as it slowly disappears on the horizon? Well then we have exactly what you are looking for. On Saturday August 29th at 7:30 pm The ALPS organization will be putting on a Sunset Paddle on the lake with a bonfire afterwards. This will be a great opportunity to also get your boater safety certification!  If you have any questions feel free to contact us at alps@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 21, 2015

Intramural Action

If you like to stay active consider joining one or all of the BVU Intramural leagues. This fall we will have a flag football and ultimate frisbee league as well as a Pig Skin Pick Em's league and a Sand Volleyball and Bag Toss Tournament. To registar your team please go to IMLeagues.com. If you have any questions please contact Mike Jamieson at jamiesonm@bvu.edu or Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 21, 2015

BVU Women’s Tennis Team Tryouts

Interested in competing in a collegiate sport? The Women’s Tennis Team is having tryouts. If you played on a high school girls tennis team, or have any kind of tennis background, you are encouraged to tryout August 27 at 3:00 pm at the BVU Tennis Courts. For questions or more information Call Head Women’s Tennis Coach Bob O’Hara at 712-346-7463

Contact - Bob O'Hara


Aug. 21, 2015

Sand Volleyball & Bags Tournament

Join us over labor day weekend to participate in a sand volleyball tournament, bag toss tournament or both. On Sunday, September 6 Residential Life and Recreation Services will team up to put on these tournaments at the sand volleyball court behind the suites. You must have two females or two males on the court at all times for volleyball and there is no gender specific rules for the bags tournament. The tournaments will start at 1 pm with 1st place winners receiving prices. These will be double elimination tournaments so registrar your teams today at IMLeagues.com. Please contact Bonnie Keller atKellBon@bvu.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 21, 2015

2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING

2016 Interim Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea

2016 STORYTELLING WITH WALT DISNEY CRUISE & TRAVEL MEETING

Wednesday, August 26 @ 5:00pm in Forum Room 3

Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney begins in Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida and extends to the Disney Dream on the Disney Cruise Line with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. This is no typical trip to Walt Disney World! We will go “backstage” to learn about storytelling.  Although not booked for January 2016 as of yet, past one-of-a-kind experiences have included backstage of the Magic Kingdom, meeting Disney artist, Alex Maher from the Disney Design Group, going on an excursion with Lou Mongello, entrepreneur, social media master and motivational speaker of WDW Radio and discovering behind-the-scene stories of Epcot. The information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 at 5:00pm in Forum Room 3.  If interested, but unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, hardt@bvu.edu or Jerry Johnson, johnson@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Jerry Johnson


Aug. 21, 2015

BVU Iowa College AmeriCorps Program Accepting Applications

AmeriCorps is an opportunity for students to volunteer 300 or 450 hours of service. Upon completion students receive and educational award.  If you simply just like to volunteer or if you are enrolled in a practicum experience this year or internship at a non-profit you can count those hours! There are limited spaces available, so apply today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RGRH92F  Applications are due September 11.  If you have additional questions contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson

Contact - Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Aug. 21, 2015

Join Weight Watchers at Work!

We would like to bring Weight Watchers at Work back to campus again this year.  The meetings would be scheduled in the Siebens Forum, a centrally located area for easy access. 

 

The best value is a 17 Week Series which includes free registration and free eTools for each member, with 20 or more people.

 

BVU will provide a subsidy to cover a portion of the cost for employees which can be split into three easy payments and/or payroll deduction if you like (approximate 50% savings).   

 

If interested please e-mail Tami Laursen, Director of Health Services & Wellness laursent@bvu.edu  Friends, spouses/significant others and students are all welcome to join, but only BVU employees will receive the additional incentive of payroll deduction and the subsidy.  Please respond by Tuesday September 8, 2015.

 

Contact - Tami Laursen


Aug. 21, 2015

Jenzabar Update

Jenzabar will be performing maintenance on the CX server that will require the system to be inaccessible by all users.  They will start work at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 4th.  Work should be complete by 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th.  After this time, users should be able to login and resume work as normal.  This maintenance will also affect Beavernet and Cognos.  Users will not be able to use those services until the work is complete.

Contact - Stephanie Wilhelm


Aug. 20, 2015

Join BVU's Fall Phonathon

Want to earn extra money? Like talking to people? Phonathon is looking for friendly, dependable, detail-oriented students to be callers for the fall semester. Evening and weekend shifts are available. The job is from Sept. 27 to Nov. 5. Work study is not required. Stop by our table at the Plunge or attend an informational meeting on Sept. 2 from 4:30-5 pm or Sept. 10 from 7:30-8 pm. Meetings will be held in the Phonathon room (go the library third floor and follow signs). If you are interested but can’t attend a meeting, please email Barbara Aiona at aionab@bvu.edu for an application.

Contact - Barbara Aiona


Aug. 19, 2015

TLTC / Library Faculty Reception

Join us at the Faculty Reception in the Library beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, August 20.  Nicole Rome, Education Coordinator for the NYTimes.com, will be making a presentation about the new Academic Pass program that is now active for the BVU Community.  Learn how to set up your own pass and find out more about incorporating NYTimes into your classes.  And if that isn't enough, there will be refreshments and goodies to give away!

Contact - Jodie Morin


Aug. 19, 2015

Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Monday, August 24 at 7:00 pm (Forum #1), Tuesday, August 25 at 12:00 pm (Forum #1), or Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm (Forum #1).  Let’s make a difference in Romania!  Mark your calendar!

Contact - Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Aug. 17, 2015

Youth Softball Fundamentals Camp

BVU Softball will be hosting a youth fundamental camp at the softball field on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2-6pm.  The fee will be $50.00 and you can go to our camps/clinic page for more information. GO Beavers!

Contact - Jennifer Radley


Aug. 17, 2015

Validation Process in Dows Conference Center

The hours for Validation for August 2015 are as follows:

Thursday, August 20- Early Arrival Students:  1-4 p.m.

Friday, August 21- New Students: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sunday, August 23 -Returning Students: 1-3 p.m.

Please contact the Office for Student Affairs if you have any questions. 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 17, 2015

Required of All Students: Acknowledgement of Online Resources

The Department of Education requires Buena Vista University to annually provide students with information on how to access online the current Student Handbook, Drug & Alcohol Policy, and the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This acknowledgement is required of all students to complete before the start of classes on August 24.

Follow this link to complete the form on BEAVERNET:https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Academics/Helpful_Links_and_Forms.jnz?portlet=Jenzabar_Contained_Form

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.  Thank you!

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 16, 2015

Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

What do classrooms, volunteerism, castles and vampires have in common? On the Interim 2016: Romania excursion, students will teach conversational English to promising elementary and secondary school students at the Vasile Parvan primary and middle school and share their heart and hands with infants and toddlers with special needs at St. Nicholas Children's Hospital. Students will also experience the history, arts and scenic beauty of Romania and visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Monday, August 24 at 7:00 pm (Forum #1), Tuesday, August 25 at 12:00 pm (Forum #1), or Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm (Forum #1).  Let’s make a difference in Romania!  Mark your calendar!

Contact - Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto; Peter Johnson


Aug. 14, 2015

Faculty Reception

Please join the TLTC and Library Staff for a back-to-school faculty reception on Thursday, August 20.  Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. outside the new TLTC offices, which are located in the Library.  At 10:00 a.m. there will be a short Library Update followed by a presentation from Nicole Rome, New York Times Education Coordinator, who will explain how to set up your complimentary Academic Pass to NYTimes.com and provide ideas on how to incorporate the New York Times into your courses.  Please join us and learn about this exciting new service!

Contact - Jodie Morin


Aug. 14, 2015

Intramural Flag Football Sign-Up

It's that time of year again! If anyone is interested in signing up for Intramural Flag Football, registration is open and will run through September 6. There are men's, women's and corec leagues available. The league will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting on Tuesday, September 8 and running until Thursday October 8. The games will run from 7-10 pm at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium & Peterson Field. To sign up please go to IMLeagues.com and please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu with questions.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 14, 2015

BVU PigSkin Pick Em's League

If you think you know football, then here is your chance to prove it! Go to IMLeagues.com to sign up for the weekley PigSkin Pick Em's leagues. There is a college and pro league to try your luck at. You can do both if you would like but you must sign up at IMLeague.com under both leagues. Once your signed up more information will be sent to you at your BVU email address. The top two in each league will receive an IM t-shirt. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 14, 2015

IM Ultimate Frisbee

Want to get active trying something a little different! Well sign up for the fall Ultimate Frisbee league at IMLeagues.com. Registration is open now and will run through September 6. There are men's, women's and corec leagues available. The league will be on Wednesday nights staring Wednesday, September 9 and going until Wednesday, October 7. Games will be played from 7-10 pm at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium & Peterson Field. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 13, 2015

Youth Softball Fundamentals Camp

BVU Softball will be hosting a youth fundamental camp at the softball field on Saturday, September 12 from 2-6pm.  The fee will be $50.00 and you can go to our camps/clinic page for more information. Go Beavers!

Contact - Jennifer Radley


Aug. 13, 2015

Thank You

Thank you to President and Susan Moore on behalf of the BVU Community for the beautiful plant that was sent for my father-in-law's memorial service. The many kind expressions of sympathy have been of great comfort during this difficult time.   JoAnne Hirschman

Contact - JoAnne Hirschman


Aug. 13, 2015

Required of All Students: Acknowledgement of Online Resources

The Department of Education requires Buena Vista University to annually provide students with information on how to access online the current Student Handbook, Drug & Alcohol Policy, and the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This acknowledgement is required of all students to complete before the start of classes on August 24.

Follow this link to complete the form on BEAVERNET:https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Academics/Helpful_Links_and_Forms.jnz?portlet=Jenzabar_Contained_Form

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.  Thank you!

Contact - Nancy Marshall

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 12, 2015

Outdoor Rec House

The Outdoor Rec House will be closed until Monday, August 17 at 2 pm. If you have any questions please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. 

Contact - Trevor Berneking


Aug. 12, 2015

#UniteIowa Forum on Immigration

On Saturday, August 29 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, leaders from Iowa’s immigrant, business, educational, faith, labor and political communities  on the front lines of immigration issues will seek to convene with invited presidential contenders—in an effort to find constructive, common ground on a hotly debated issue. Gov. Martin O'Malley has confirmed his participation.

The forum will be moderated by Kyle Munson, Iowa columnist at the Des Moines Register as part of his ongoing #UniteIowa campaign.  The event is non-partisan and will feature perspectives from both Democrats and Republicans.  Candidates from all presidential campaigns have been invited to attend.

The event is free and open to the public.  If you’re a member of the press and would like to register for a press credential, please click here.

For more information about #UniteIowa and our sponsors check out the event website here as well as this column from Kyle Munson on “The art of a nonpartisan Iowa caucuses forum.”   

WHAT: Iowa Leaders Invite Presidential Contenders to #UniteIowa Forum on Immigration
WHEN: Saturday, August 29; Doors open at 1:30pm CT; Event Starts at 2:30pm CT
WHERE: Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa

Contact - Matt Meiners


Aug. 10, 2015

Required of All Students: Acknowledgement of Online Resources

Required of All Students: Acknowledgement of Online Resources

 

The Department of Education requires Buena Vista University to annually provide students with information on how to access online the current Student Handbook, Drug & Alcohol Policy, and the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This acknowledgement is required of all students to complete before the start of classes on August 24.

Follow this link to complete the form on BEAVERNET:https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Academics/Helpful_Links_and_Forms.jnz?portlet=Jenzabar_Contained_Form

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.  Thank you!

Contact - Nancy Marshall

Contact - Nancy Marshall


Aug. 10, 2015

Fire Alarm Inspections

The annual fire alarm and fire sprinkler inspections will be conduted on campus this week.  Inspectors will be going through all buildings to inspect the systems.  If you have questions, contact either Andy Taylor or Keith Schmidt

Contact - Keith Schmidt


Aug. 10, 2015

GPS House

The GPS House staff have moved to Dixon Eiler's Room 111. 

Contact - Jean Bral


Aug. 5, 2015

#UniteIowa Forum on Immigration

On Saturday, August 29 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, leaders from Iowa’s immigrant, business, educational, faith, labor and political communities on the front lines of immigration issues will seek to convene with invited presidential contenders—in an effort to find constructive, common ground on a hotly debated issue. Gov. Martin O'Malley has confirmed his participation.The forum will be moderated by Kyle Munson, Iowa columnist at the Des Moines Register as part of his ongoing #UniteIowa campaign. The event is non-partisan and will feature perspectives from both Democrats and Republicans. Candidates from all presidential campaigns have been invited to attend.

The event is free and open to the public. If you’re a member of the press and would like to register for a press credential, please click here.

For more information about #UniteIowa and our sponsors check out the event website here as well as this column from Kyle Munson on “The art of a nonpartisan Iowa caucuses forum.”

WHAT: Iowa Leaders Invite Presidential Contenders to #UniteIowa Forum on Immigration
WHEN: Saturday, August 29th; Doors open at 1:30pm CT; Event Starts at 2:30pm CT
WHERE: Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa

Contact - Matt Meiners


Aug. 3, 2015

Required of All Students: Acknowledgement of Online Resources

The Department of Education requires Buena Vista University to annually provide students with information on how to access online the current Student Handbook, Drug & Alcohol Policy, and the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This acknowledgement is required of all students to complete before the start of classes on August 24.

Follow this link to complete the form on BEAVERNET:https://beavernet.bvu.edu/ICS/Academics/Helpful_Links_and_Forms.jnz?portlet=Jenzabar_Contained_Form

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.  Thank you!

Contact - Nancy Marshall


July 29, 2015

Windows 10 and Microsoft Office

With the recent release of Windows 10, there have been an increased number of questions at the 2FIX Help Desk about upgrading to the latest version of Windows. Currently, most BVU-owned laptops are running Windows 7 and Office 2010. These products will continue to be supported and receive security updates until the year 2020. The version of Windows 10 that will be available on University-owned computers will be released to BVU in early August and we will begin final testing with BVU software applications at that time. More information about upgrading to Windows 10 will be available once final testing is done. At this time, we expect to wait on deploying Windows 10 until after the newest version of Office, Office 2016, is released this fall. 

Please feel free to contact the 2FIX Help Desk if you have any questions.

 

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Services


July 28, 2015

Open Session for Students

Attention Students: On Monday, August 3 at 11-11:45 a.m. in Forum Room 3 there will be an Open Session with a candidate who is interviewing for the position of Director of Engagement, Equity and Diversity.

Contact - Brooke Paulsen


July 28, 2015

Open Session

Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Monday, August 3rd  at 1:00 PM-1:45 PM in Forum Room 3 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #1 interviewing for the position of Director of Student Engagement, Equity and Diversity. The candidate's resume can be found on the Employee Home Page under Open Sessions Candidates.

Contact - Brooke Paulsen


July 28, 2015

Validation Process in Dows Conference Center

The hours for Validation for August 2015 are as follows:

Thursday, August 20th- Early Arrival Students:  1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Friday, August 21st- New Students:  8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday, August 23rd -Returning Students:  1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Please contact the Office for Student Affairs if you have any questions. 

 

Contact - Nancy Marshall


July 16, 2015

Email Interruption Late Wednesday Afternoon

On July 15 at approximately 4:10 p.m. Microsoft experienced an outage with Office 365. During the outage, BVU students, faculty, and staff on the Office 365 email system were most likely not able to log onto Outlook or send/retrieve messages. The service was restored at approximately 7:20 p.m. During this time, any messages that were sent to you were queued up until the service was restored. Any messages that you sent would have been queued up in the outbox on Outlook or your phone/tablet. These messages would have been sent to their destination once your email program reconnected to Office 365 after the outage.

Information Services has refined a procedure that will allow us to send text messages to faculty and staff office phones when an outage occurs that can’t be sent to you over email. This would include an email outage, wide-spread wireless issue, or a general internet outage. For students, notices will be placed on Canvas when possible. As always, you may contact the 2FIX Help Desk for information related to any outage that occurs.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at x2388 or email me at scott@bvu.edu.

Contact - Scott Wunschel - Information Services


July 15, 2015

Parking for Ragbrai and next Monday

Ragbrai visitors will start arriving Sunday morning and are using Lots B, the west half of Lot D, lots E, F, G, H and a small portion of Lot L this Sunday through Monday morning. We are asking students and others to park in Lot C and D for Sunday and Sunday night. We have asked EMR visitors to use Lot K for Sunday and Sunday night. They will move back to Lot D early Monday morning. It is our intent to ensure Lot I, lot K and part of lot L will be available for employee parking Monday morning.  Traffic will be extremely conjested Monday morning. Please plan accordingly when coming to campus for work. Plaese contact Campus Security if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance.

Contact - Mark Kirkholm


July 15, 2015

TLTC moved to the Library

As of July 15, the TLTC will be relocated to the BVU Library.  The Library and TLTC personnel will be co-located to enhance service capability. This will improve the face-to-face contact with Faculty as they seek assistance with the new Learning Management System (LMS) as well as general help with course maintenance and development.

Our new offices will consist of L-14 and what was the Library Conference Room on the west side of the main floor.  Of course, please do not hesitate to stop down and see us.  We look forward to serving you in our new location and would love to show you around!

Contact - Jay Benedict, Teaching and Learning with Technology Center


July 15, 2015

BEAVERNet Content Freeze

ITS and UMC will freeze all content on BEAVERNet the week of July 27 – 31 in order to convert the site map from being organized by department or function to being organized by user experience. ITS and UMC will move some resources from BVU.EDU to BEAVERNet in an effort to provide a more user friendly experience for faculty, staff and students. This change will allow for key content contributors to add content on their own. All key contributor's input was sought in order to represent all areas of campus. In the future ITS and UMC will produce content contributor training videos and host training sessions for faculty and staff ease of use.

Contact - Jennifer Felton and Stephanie Wilhelm


July 13, 2015

Pick-up Soccer!

Happy Monday everyone! All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer on Monday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. on the Forum Lawn. (We'll be playing this Wednesday at the same time as well!)  All skill levels are welcome, our only goal is to have fun and get some exercise! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Hope to see you there!

Contact - Craig Wagner


July 10, 2015

Outlook Clutter Folder

Microsoft has recently started rolling out a new feature in Outlook called Clutter. Clutter will monitor your email patterns and begin moving messages that you are unlikely to read or want to a new folder in Outlook called Clutter. You will receive an email from Clutter once it is available and activated for your account. If you would like to shut it off, there is a link to do so at the bottom of the email message. If you would like to continue using Clutter but get a message in your Clutter folder that you want delivered to your Inbox you can move the message there and Clutter will adjust accordingly.

Contact - Scott Wunschel, Information Services


July 10, 2015

SchoolDude Facilities Work Order Change

Starting at noon on Monday July 10, the login process for the SchoolDude Facilities Work Order system will change slightly. Instead of logging in automatically or showing a small login box in the middle of the screen you will see a picture of the BVU arch and will need to enter your full e-mail address and password to log in. Previously you entered just your username. The change is being made to provide a more uniform login experience across all web browsers. Please contact the 2FIX Help Desk if you have any questions.

Contact - Scott Wunschel, Information Services


July 6, 2015

Pick-up Soccer

Happy Monday everyone! All are invited to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer on Monday, July 6 at 5:30 on the Forum Lawn. (We'll be playing this Wednesday at the same time as well!) All skill levels are welcome, our only goal is to have fun and get some exercise! If you have any questions, please feel free to E-mail me at wagnerc@bvu.edu. Hope to see you there!

Contact - Craig Wagner


July 6, 2015

Parking Lot Painting Scheduled

Parking Lot Painting Schedule July 6-7. Please vacate these lots during the scheduled painting times. Areas to be painted will be blocked off. 

Monday 
Lot B (north of Rec Center) Lot D - east ½ (north of Science) Lot F (McCorkle Hall) Lot G - east ½ (Liberty Hall) 

Monday Evening – Tuesday AM 
Lot A (behind Fieldhouse) Lot C (north of SSA) Lot E – east ½ (Early Street) Lot I (north of DE) Lot K (south of Ballou) Lot L (Edson) 

Tuesday 
Lot D - NW ¼ (north of Science) Lot E – west ½ - (Early Street) Lo

Contact - Keith Schmidt


July 2, 2015

Student Payroll Cutoff

Monday July 6 is student payroll cut-off at 5 p.m. Please review your timecard and make sure there are no missing punches. Paper timesheets need to be turned in by 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Casey at ext. 2061.

Contact - Casey James