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Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted May 21, 2015

Tuesday, May 26th 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


Residence Halls Closing for the Academic Year

General Announcements

Posted May 20, 2015

The residence halls will be closed for academic year beginning at 6pm TODAY. Only students graduating or pre-approved to stay will be allowed to stay in the halls until noon on May 24 (SUNDAY). During the closing process Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Photography Display in Gallery

General Announcements

Posted May 18, 2015

Students of the Digital Media Advanced Photography course have each completed two 24-by-32-inch images which are now on display this week in the SSA Art Gallery. Please stop by as you have the opportunity.
- Bruce Ellingson


Commencement Brunch

General Announcements

Posted May 18, 2015

Graduation Brunch will be Saturday 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tickets will be provided by the University. There will be a checkoff list for graduating seniors with meal plans and student graduation workers. All others pay cash. Thank you!
- Ken Allen


Sodexo Servery

General Announcements

Posted May 18, 2015

Servery will close Thursday at 1:30pm with no afternoon grill. Servery hours for Graduating Seniors and Student Graduation workers are: Thursday 5:30- 6:30pm Friday 11am - 12:30pm 5:30pm - 6:30pm A checklist will be provided by the University for eligible students to eat. All others will pay cash.
- Ken Allen


Winner - Amazon Gift Card

General Announcements

Posted May 18, 2015

Congratulations, Joseph Hindman! Thank you to the more than twenty students who shared their summer internship/work experience with the Office for Career & Personal Development!
- Lori Berglund


2015 Commencement Cap/Gown & Ticket Distribution

General Announcements

Posted May 17, 2015

Commencement admission tickets can be picked up during cap & gown distribution times on the stage of Anderson Auditorium (located in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum): 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, Thursday, May 21, and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 22 for Storm Lake campus students. Graduate and Professional Studies students are welcomed to pick up theirs during theses, but please do not make a special trip. On Commencement Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. we will distribute caps/gowns and commencement tickets outside Anderson Auditorium for Graduate and Professional Studies students from all site locations and any campus students who are not currently on campus. At 1:00 PM on Commencement Day, tickets that haven’t been picked up will be distributed to guests who still need tickets at Siebens Fieldhouse.
- Melissa Richter


Forwarding Your Mail

General Announcements

Posted May 15, 2015

Please let the mail room know what you want done with your mail over the summer months. Please fill out the forwarding notice that has been put in the mailboxes and return it to the mail room. Mailboxes will be cleaned out starting May 25 and all mail that does not have a forwarding notice on hand will be returned to sender. Please contact Dan Newcomb with any questions.
- Daniel Newcomb


Residence Halls Closing for the Academic Year

General Announcements

Posted May 14, 2015

The residence halls will be closed for academic year beginning at 6pm on Thursday, May 21. Only students graduating or pre-approved to stay will be allowed to stay in the halls until noon on May 24. During the closing process Residence Life staff members will walk through the residence halls to ensure that the building has been properly closed and that is safely secure, please work them to accomplish this goal.
- Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte


Check Your Ride - End of the Semester

General Announcements

Posted May 14, 2015

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 20 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick 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! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.
- Nancy Marshall


ACES Change of Grade Form

General Announcements

Posted May 14, 2015

If you have completed at least 6 ACES events, but won't be able to finish this semester you still have a chance to fill out a change of grade form by using the link below. https://www.bvu.edu/bv/aces/aces-change-of-grade.dot You have until the last day of finals, May 21 to submit this form. This would enable you to finish your ACES in the Fall and therefore change your grade.
- Michelle Kenkel


Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted May 14, 2015

Monday, May 18th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 4/13/15 to 5/17/15. 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


Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner

Human Resources

Posted May 14, 2015

It is not too late to RSVP for the Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner on May 22nd in the Dow’s Grand Ballroom. Cocktail hour is at 5:15 PM and dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. Please RSVP at www.bvu.edu/dinner by May 15th. Contact Human Resources Office if you have any questions. Thanks!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted May 14, 2015

Justin Raasch will begin on May 18th as the Education Coordinator/ Advisor- Fort Dodge. Please join us in welcoming Justin to BVU!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted May 14, 2015

Justin Raasch will begin on May 18th as the Education Coordinator/ Advisor- Fort Dodge. Please join us in welcoming Justin to BVU!
- Human Resources


Congratulations Class of 2015

Good News

Posted May 13, 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 for a successful Senior Campaign! You and your parents “Left Your Mark”, raising over $5,500 to support updates to the recreational area behind the suites. If you haven’t made a gift and would still like to contribute to your class campaign or another project of your choice, you can make a gift online at bvu.edu/seniors15. Congratulations again! Senior Campaign Team
- Senior Campaign Team


Thank You

General Announcements

Posted May 13, 2015

I want to express my gratitude to the entire BVU community for your support during my mother's recent illness and after she passed away. Everyone's kindness and thoughtfulness has been much-appreciated. A special thank you to Fred and Susan Moore for the beautiful peace plant, and to the Athletics Department for the lovely floral arrangement. Getting through this time has been difficult, but it helps to know that I am part of such a caring community.
- Annamaria Formichella-Elsden


Pet Play Date

General Announcements

Posted May 13, 2015

Join us and Loger Comfort Dogs on Thursday, May 14th at 4pm in South Forum Lawn to relieve some stress and play with three shelties.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Tomorrow is the Deadline to Win!

General Announcements

Posted May 12, 2015

Summer Internship (not for academic credit) or Work Related Experience? Share your plans with the Office of Career & Personal Development by completing a brief online form http://goo.gl/forms/uauJXNt3iT. Students submitting a completed form by midnight tomorrow - Friday, May 15 - will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- Lori Berglund


Vampires and Volunteerism—Romania: Interim 2016

General Announcements

Posted May 12, 2015

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, visit the castles that inspired the original vampire legends, and participate in the countdown to the New Year in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. This travel course is co-led by Dr. Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto and Mr. Peter Johnson. For more information, join us on Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 pm (Forum #4). Let’s make a difference in Romania!
- Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto/ Peter Johnson


Rec House Closed for Finals

General Announcements

Posted May 12, 2015

The Rec House will be closed next week during finals. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu. Thanks and good luck on finals.
- Trevor Berneking


Soles for Souls

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Student Association of Social Workers collects shoes to be remade into new shoes and given to people in need of shoes. As you get ready to leave campus, please give us any shoes that you no longer want. We will share them with Village Northwest. an agency that supports people with disabilities. They will take the shoes apart, save the parts that can be reused, and new shoes will be made. You can drop them off at Kathryn McKinley's office--SSA 211 any time through May 21. Questions? Contact Dani Coyne, coyndan@bvu.edu or McKinley@bvu.edu Thank you. Dani Coyne
- Danielle Coyne


Online Programs Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. Online Programs courses will be populated with students and course material, as they have been in the past. Online Programs Instructors will not be responsible for transferring course data from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation and training material in the very near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging in with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


GPS Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas full time Term 5 of 2015 (May). ANGEL will not be available for use after July of 2015. Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the Term 5 and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what Term 5 courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. The TLTC will create your spring courses and load them with the appropriate rosters. However, individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. Be on the lookout for orientation material from your location in the near future. In the meantime you can access Canvas by going to canvas.bvu.edu and logging with your BVU username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Main Campus Faculty: Migration from ANGEL to Canvas

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Buena Vista University has gone through an extensive evaluation process and will migrate from our current learning management system, ANGEL, to Canvas. All main campus courses will be offered in Canvas after July 2015, at which time ANGEL will no longer be available. All GPS courses will begin using Canvas during Term 5 of 2015 (May). As with any change in major software, there will be a transition period, however Canvas has so far seen positive feedback from both the instructor and student perspective, showcasing increased functionality and usability. As you prepare for the spring semester and beyond please contact the TLTC and let us know what spring courses you wish to have created for you in Canvas. Eventually all courses will be populated into Canvas automatically, but for Spring Semester, only requested courses will be created in Canvas. The TLTC will also load your courses with the appropriate rosters. However individual instructors will be responsible for moving their intellectual property/material from ANGEL to Canvas. If you have any questions or wish for any training, please contact the TLTC at 712.749.2359. Thank you! -TLTC
- TLTC


Bikes for Recreation Services

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Do you have a used bike that your looking to get rid of? If so the Rec House is looking to add to their bike selection for our students. The bikes must be in working condition and big enough for adults. If you have a bike that you think will work please email Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu.
- Trevor Berneking


Open Session for Faculty & Staff

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Attention Faculty/ Staff: On Thursday, May 14th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Hanson 8 there will be an Open Session for Candidate #3 interviewing for the position of Director of Residence Life & Housing. The candidate's resume can be found on the Employee Home Page under Open Sessions Candidates. Please contact Student Affairs if you have any questions. Thank you.
- Nancy Marshall


Moonlight Breakfast - Monday May 18

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

Students, take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. on Monday, May 18 for a great breakfast. Faculty and the Student Affairs staff will be serving you some favorite breakfast items such as French toast sticks, muffins, scrambled eggs, breakfast pizza, etc. prepared by the Sodexo staff. Enjoy playing games in Dows and win some prizes!
- Nancy Marshall


Check Your Ride - End of the Semester

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Fitzpatrick Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel at the end of the semester. Simply go to Fitzpatrick Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Wednesday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 20 to have a Fitzpatrick technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection. Fitzpatrick 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! Just bring your BVU Student ID with you in order for you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.
- Nancy Marshall


BVU Library Finals Schedule

General Announcements

Posted May 11, 2015

The BVU Library will be open until 1:00 a.m. Sunday, May 17, Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19 for your studying convenience.
- Jodie Morin