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ACM Call of Duty Ghosts Tourney

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

ACM is hosting a 4v4 Ghosts tournament at the beginning of May. Go to http://bit.ly/R9ci9w to register your team to be included in the bracket. The deadline to sign up your team is May 7th, at 5pm. Snacks will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. If you have any questions, contact Tyler Klobassa. The event will be held Friday, May 9th at 6pm in the Underground.
- Tyler Klobassa


Network and Server Maintenance on Friday, April 18th

General Announcements

Posted April 14, 2014

On Friday, April 18th, 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


Thank you!

Good News

Posted April 13, 2014

Thank you to Dr. Fred and Susan Moore for the beautiful bouquet, the GPS staff for the wonderful plants, and Deb for the special stepping stone honoring the life of my father. He was a great man. Thank you to everyone in the BVU family for your caring words and thoughts.
- Kris Meyer


Student Senate Re-Vote and Results

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

Thank you to those who cast their votes in the Student Senate Executive Board election last week. We are announcing our 2014-2015 Student Senate President as Megan Long, Secretary Lynsey Seuntjens, and Treasurer Aaron Burns. Due to a tie, there will be a re-vote for Vice President. Please stop by the computer at the info desk this week. There will also be a section for you to vote for Faculty of the Year. Voting for both ends Friday!
- Kirsten Van Zuiden


Viking Quest! Travel to Iceland and Norway

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

Does Viking blood run through your veins? Do you want to learn more about the history of Viking conquest and culture? Now's your chance! Next year, BVU will offer the first ever "Viking Quest" Travel Course. Travel locations include Iceland and Norway, and destinations will explore both Viking culture and the amazing geographical sites of each location, including glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. The trip will occur during May 2015, so will not interfere with any January internships, sports, or travel. Graduating seniors are also welcome! The trip is limited to a max of 12 students, so if you'd like more info, look in future BVU News for info meetings or contact either course leader: Prof. Wind Goodfriend (goodfriend@bvu.edu) or Prof. Tim McDaniel (mcdaniel@bvu.edu). VIKING QUEST!!!!
- Wind Goodfriend


Europe Trip: Jterm 2015

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

Spend January of next year touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe -- see SEVEN countries for the price of one! Locations are Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London. Just some of the sites include castles, museums, a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the Vatican, and Stonehenge! For more info, contact Wind Goodfriend. The trip is co-led by Matt Packer.
- Wind Goodfriend


BVU Library Hours for Easter Weekend

General Announcements

Posted April 13, 2014

BVU Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 for the Easter Holiday. We will be open on Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will resume our normal schedule, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight, on Monday, April 21.
- Jodie Morin


On-Campus Easter Dinner

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2014

Join us for the 1st Annual On-Campus Easter Dinner at the Outdoor Rec House! There will socializing, games, drinks, snacks and dinner 3:00- 7:00 PM on Monday April 21, 2014. The event is open at no cost to BVU students, faculty, staff, and families. Please RSVP or send inquiries to event organizer Jonathan Ehrlich at ehrljon@bvu.edu. Dinner is expected to be ready between 5:00 and 7:00 PM, and features a spit-roasted Easter goat. All attendees are welcome to bring a dish, but that is not required. Cooking for the dinner will be going on throughout the day using groceries purchased by Student Senate. The menu is being built at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1otCPYyBbrFoNpzTtbqsAP8lUM9g UMMqSNeWnOx-eYWU/edit?usp=sharing, so feel free to add to it. This event is sponsored by Service With Science (SWiS) Initiative, Student Senate, and International Club.
- Service With Science (SWiS) Initiative


Exploring Buddhism and Social Justice in India: Interim 2015 Informational Meeting

General Announcements

Posted April 12, 2014

From the streets of Mumbai to rural ashrams and the Taj Mahal to tigers, this travel course embraces the rich diversity of India as we traverse the countryside and get to know her people. As we explore the beginnings and development of Buddhism, we will travel through part of northern India, touch down in geographical center and then go south. We will live in both the monestary/home of the Tibetan monks (who were here at BVU this past Fall) and Sevagram (the home of Gandhi at the time of his death). Through all this you will not only see one of the seven wonders of the world (the Taj Mahal), and sites central to the beginnings of Buddhism, you will also have multiple opportunities to personally engage: 1) people who worked with Gandhi, and 2) people who live in the Tibetan community in exile. These interactions will enrich your understanding of social justice, Buddhism, and your place in the world. For more information, attend a an informational meeting on Monday, April 14, 5:00-5:30 pm at Forum Rm #2. Please contact with either Swasti Bhattacharyya (bhattacharyya@bvu.edu) or Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto (vamadevanar@bvu.edu) if you are unable to attend or have any questions.
- Swasti Bhattacharyya, Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto


Volunteer Recognition Nomination Form

General Announcements

Posted April 11, 2014

Know a friend, faculty member, staff, or community member who deserves to be recognized for their volunteer efforts this year? Student MOVE will be hosting the annual Volunteer Recognition Event on May 12th, and we would love your help recognizing individuals who have made an impact. The link for the nomination form is listed below. Please contact Natalie Bellairs or Ashley Lage with any questions! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OTQQcfqv5egAAnme7WNIFMJBcz- IL1lkmNG6VKPj87g/viewform
- Natalie Bellairs


"SUNDAES" ON WEDNESDAY!

General Announcements

Posted April 11, 2014

Join us for “Sundaes on Wednesday”at Buntrock Tennis Courts! Our BVU Men’s Tennis team hosts Morningside College for a dual tennis meet beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th. Come inside the fieldhouse lobby and make your own ice cream sundae and then go cheer on the Beaver tennis team! Sundaes are available from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or while ice cream lasts! GO BEAVERS!
- Jennifer Thompson


THANK YOU!

General Announcements

Posted April 11, 2014

Thank you to all of the BVU faculty, staff and students who helped us celebrate NCAA DIII Week by either taking our NCAA online quiz or by stopping by our reception last Friday. Seventeen people scored 80% or better on the quiz and got a FREE t-shirt! Track and Field athlete Katie Shearer won the door prize at the Student-Athlete reception! To complete our 40th Anniversary celebration, we invite everyone to come to the ACES celebration tonight, April 14th in Hansen 8 at 7:30 p.m. Share what being a DIII athlete means (or meant) to you!
- Jennifer Thompson


Information meeting -Dominican Republic

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

Are you looking to make a difference with your January interim…both for yourself and others? Come and learn how this is possible as we go to the beautiful Dominican Republic. Attend an informational meeting to discover how you can work directly with people, teach children , and experience the real culture of the country. Hear about whale watching, local sights, and awesome activities that are a part of this trip. Information meetings are in Forum #2 on Tuesday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m.
- Robbie Ludy


Student Recognition Dinner

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

TODAY, Monday April 14th is the final day for reserving your place at the Student Recognition Dinner scheduled for Saturday, April 26th. Please RSVP from your electronic invitation.
- Michelle Kenkel


Research Participants Needed

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

Communication Research Capstone student needs faculty or staff who are currently married that cohabitated before marriage to complete an online survey. All information will be strictly confidential; no names will be attached to the data. If able to participate in the study contact Holly Frerk via email FrerHol@bvu.edu for more information by April 17.
- Holly Jo Frerk


Student Payroll Cutoff

Human Resources

Posted April 10, 2014

Monday, April 14th 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 April 10, 2014

Faculty/Staff Payroll Cutoff Monday, April 14th is the faculty/staff payroll cut-off for the range of dates of 3/10/14 to 4/13/14. 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


Easter Break (April 18-21)

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

The residence halls will remain open during the closed weekend for Easter Break. However, dining services will be limited during this time. The last board meal will be served at lunch on Thursday the 17th with no afternoon grill on this day and then dining reopen for dinner on Monday April 21st serving from 5-7pm.This information will also be posted at the Servery entrance and on the www.bvudining.com web page as well as on the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Biology Research Project

General Announcements

Posted April 10, 2014

DO YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO SPARE? WANT TO HELP WITH A RESEARCH PROJECT? I am conducting my biology research project and need a few volunteers. All it would take is to go to Health Services in the Fieldhouse and give a drop of blood from a finger prick. It’s quick and almost painless. Email Greg Sibenaller at sibegre@bvu.edu for more information. Times are DO YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO SPARE? WANT TO HELP WITH A RESEARCH PROJECT? I am conducting my biology research project and need a few volunteers. All it would take is to go to Health Services in the Fieldhouse and give a drop of blood from a finger prick. It’s quick and almost painless. Email Greg Sibenaller at sibegre@bvu.edu for more information. Times are Monday from 9-10:30 am, Tuesdays from 2-4 pm and Thursdays from 9-10:30 am.
- Greg Sibenaller


BVU Cheerleading Tryouts

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2014

BVU Cheerleading tryouts will be held on the following dates/times in the Siebens Fieldhouse Gymnasium: • Sunday, June 8th at 1:00pm or • Sunday, June 15th at 1:00pm Please e-mail Whitney Dickinson with the tryout date you plan to attend. For tryouts you will be required to perform two cheers (learned the day of tryouts) and perform standard cheerleading jumps. Go Beavers!
- Whitney Dickinson


The Office of Residence Life Student Staff Announcement

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2014

The office of Residence Life is excited to announce the following student staff members have been hired for the next academic year. Grand and Liberty Hall Resident Assistant staff includes: Alec Sindelar (Community Coordinator), Josh Fortmann, Meghan Harmening, Elizabeth Kim, Tarynne Kinghorn, Kayla Lohse, Megan Long, Ryan Mellott, and Greg Sibenaller. Pierce-White Halls Resident Assistant staff includes: Joe Hindman (Community Coordinator), Shaylia Barber, Manda Clark, Austin Groth, Luke Hastie, Jordan Jennings, Blake Laursen, Allie Mason, Tyler Puls, Samantha Richards, Dustin Samudio, Matt Schulz, Carlos Silva, Griffin Truslow, and Beth Weber. The Suites Resident Assistant staff includes: Bonnie Keller (Community Coordinator), Claire Boston, Egypt Clayton, Justice Kempf, Ashley Mendenhall, Carolyn McDermott, Arik Ostler, Tyler Peterson, Charlie Webster, Alexis Williams, and Seth Woodson. Thank you to all who participated in the hiring process, it was a very competitive year with 71 applications competing for 35 positions and much credit for this success goes to the great team of students who inspired other students to apply this year.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


HiPSO Pickleball Tournamnet

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2014

Only 3 more days to sign up for the Pickleball Tournament!! Tournament is THIS SUNDAY NIGHT from 8-11 p.m in the rec center. Register by emailing Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu by Saturday, April 12. Two people per team. Prizes are included for the first and second place teams!!
- Lesa Turnquist


Share your views!

General Announcements

Posted April 9, 2014

You could win $500, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2014 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win! It's easy: Complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NACEstudent14 Anytime between now and April 30, 2014, and you are eligible to win (winner to be picked, at random, on May 5, 2014). Good luck! Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. For contest rules, please go to: http://www.naceweb.org/surveys/student/sweepstakes-rules.aspx
- Cindy Cone


Scholars Day Dinner And Keynote Speech: Please RSVP

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

Student Presenters & Faculty/Staff Sponsors- You are invited to attend the Dinner and the Keynote Speech for Scholars Day on Friday, April 25th. The keynote speech will be give during dinner by Mandy DeVries, a 2007 BVU graduate, who is currently an outpatient pharmacist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. If you wish to attend, please RSVP at bvu.edu/scholarsDayDinner by Tuesday, April 22nd, 3 pm. Students are welcome to bring up-to two guests. PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS EVENT WITH THE STUDENT AWARDS DINNER. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Dows Conference Center. No tickets will be issued; a reservations list will be monitored at the door. If you have questions or need to cancel a reservation, please contact Rebecca Frates, Chair of the Events Committee.
- Rebecca Frates


Exploring Buddhism and Social Justice in India: Interim 2015 Informational Meeting

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

From the streets of Mumbai to rural ashrams and the Taj Mahal to tigers, this travel course embraces the rich diversity of India as we traverse the countryside and get to know her people. As we explore the beginnings and development of Buddhism, we will travel through part of northern India, touch down in geographical center and then go south. We will live in both the monestary/home of the Tibetan monks (who were here at BVU this past Fall) and Sevagram (the home of Gandhi at the time of his death). Through all this you will not only see one of the seven wonders of the world (the Taj Mahal), and sites central to the beginnings of Buddhism, you will also have multiple opportunities to personally engage: 1) people who worked with Gandhi, and 2) people who live in the Tibetan community in exile. These interactions will enrich your understanding of social justice, Buddhism, and your place in the world. For more information, attend a an informational meeting on Thursday, April 10, 4:30-5:00 pm at Forum Rm #3. Please contact with either Swasti Bhattacharyya (bhattacharyya@bvu.edu) or Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto (vamadevanar@bvu.edu) if you are unable to attend or have any questions.
- Swasti Bhattacharyya, Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto


Voluntourism - Panama Canal Transit Cruise Information Meetings

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

Come experience the multiple perspectives of tourism - the tourist, the businesses, the government, and the local host communities. Who really benefits and who pays? As we cruise from Los Angeles to Miami, we will seek out the stories of those who are often not heard including voices of: 1) various members of the host communities, 2) those who built the Panama Canal, and 3) our cruise ship staff. While visiting ports such as Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, and Puerto Chiapas, Mexico; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Colombia; and, Ochos Rios, Jamaica, we will experience local culture beyond what can be seen from the cruise ship railing by partnering with established local organizations. Prepare to be challenged as we question tourism’s positive and negative impacts on people, culture, and nature. Information meetings will be held April 15 at 11 am and April 23 at 5pm in Forum Room 9 by the Cent Room. With questions contact Julie Finnern or Ashley Farmer-Hanson
- Ashley Farmer-Hanson


Head Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach

Human Resources

Posted April 8, 2014

Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Head Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach. Responsibilities include the overall successful development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the cross country/track & field programs.  Specifically, developing and conducting in-season training and strategy, recruiting student-athletes, managing the program’s fiscal budget, and supervising the assistant coaches.  Applicants should possess a strong coaching background and demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field such as sports management is preferred, bachelor’s degree is 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


Support the Faculty & Staff Campaign

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

Thanks to all who've turned in their pledge forms for the Faculty & Staff Campaign. If you haven't yet made a pledge, there's still time to do so. If you need another form, you can download one from the campaign webpage at www.bvu.edu/fsc or contact Barbara Aiona.
- Barbara Aiona


Calling all Division III Athletes (now and past years)!

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

Did you participate in college athletics at the Division III level? We invite all Buena Vista University faculty, staff and students who have ever been a part of any Division III athletics program to come celebrate at the ACES Event on Monday, April 14 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Hansen 8 in the Siebens Forum. Join in the discussion as you and your BVU peers share experiences as a DIII athlete or coach, both the benefits and challenges. Refreshments will be served as you enjoy the fun and casual discussion! See you next Monday!
- Jennifer Thompson


Reminder for all student athletes!

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

To celebrate NCAA Division III Identity Week, April 7-13, we would like to thank you for your contributions as student-athletes, both on & off your field of competition. To show our thanks, all BVU student-athletes are invited to stop by the fieldhouse information desk this Thursday, April 10 any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for refreshments! You can also sign up for the door prize! See you all this Thursday!
- Jennifer Thompson


More… did you know what our student-athletes are doing?

Good News

Posted April 8, 2014

Still celebrating NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Week April 7-13! We are celebrating the contributions that our student-athletes offer in the way of service and outreach outside of their field of athletic competition. Here are just some more of the volunteer work opportunities our BVU student-athletes are doing: 1) Our BVU Student-Athletes and their coaches hosted a Unified Sports Clinic for area youth in the Lamberti Rec Center on September 19th? 2) Coach youth athletic teams for Storm Lake Community Ed? 3) Participated in the Storm Lake CROP Walk? 3) Offer private tutoring, on and off campus 4) Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Storm Lake 5) Adopt a Highway clean up twice a year 6) Serve as scorekeepers and officials for community youth sports tournaments. Thanks again to our BVU student-athletes for what they are doing in the way of service and outreach in our community!
- Jennifer Thompson


More Fun Facts - NCAA Division III Week

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

To bring awareness of the NCAA Division III Identity, here are some fun facts about Division III. Did you know? 1) On August 6, 1973, the NCAA voted at a special convention to reorganize into three divisions – Divisions I, II and III 2) Division III has 448 total members (20% Public institutions/80% Private Institutions) 3) On average, Division III schools sponsor 18 sports and Buena Vista offers 19? 4) Division III is the largest of all three NCAA divisions with 40% of the total membership? 5) Participation in athletics provides valuable “life lessons” for student-athletes (teamwork, discipline, perseverance and leadership) which often translate into becoming a better student and more responsible citizen!
- Jennifer Thompson


NCAA Quiz Answers

General Announcements

Posted April 8, 2014

Quiz Answers – Division III Athletics - Thank you to all who participated in taking our NCAA Division III 40th Anniversary Quiz! The first 50 individuals who scored 80% correct will be notified via email today to come over to Siebens Fieldhouse to pick up their free t-shirt! Shirts should be picked by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11. Click on this link to see the answers to the quiz! Hopefully, you all learned something about NCAA Division III athletics! http://www2.bvu.edu/departments/instresearch/survey/s?s=NCAAQuizAnswers187644
- Jennifer Thompson


Accounting Assistant- GPS

Human Resources

Posted April 7, 2014

Buena Vista University currently has an opening for an Accounting Assistant- GPS in the Business Office. This position will handle accounting functions related to the Graduate and Professional Studies as well as routine accounting of the Business Services Department. In addition, this position will be responsible for duties related to processing paperwork and collecting payments for institutional and Perkins Loans for BVU. This position will also serve as back up to other positions within the Business Office. Considerable knowledge of, and the ability to accurately apply, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices is preferred. This position requires the ability to work in a confidential environment while ensuring accuracy of details. A Bachelor’s degree is 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


Youth Soccer Coaches

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Storm Lake Youth Soccer is looking for volunteer coaches to work with U14 and U12 co-ed community teams. Knowledge of basic soccer skills and a desire to teach and personally invest in a diverse youth community is essential. The season runs from April 19 - May 17. Please, contact Dale Scully if you are interested.
- Dale Scully


Student Recognition Dinner

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Monday April 14th is the final day for reserving your place at the Student Recognition Dinner scheduled for Saturday, April 26th. Please RSVP from your electronic invitation.
- Michelle Kenkel


Student Enrollment Specialist/ Advisor- Council Bluffs

Human Resources

Posted April 7, 2014

The Student Enrollment Specialist/Advisor’s duties include working within Buena Vista University’s Graduate and Professional Studies division. Duties include recruitment of new students, managing prospective student inquiries, retention of current and stop out students and advising students from the point of interest through graduation on their program of study, financial aid counseling and career opportunities. Extensive phone calling and evening work up to two nights per week required. Bachelor's degree required and one to three years of higher education experience 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


Scholars Day Presentation HELP Sessions

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

If you would like assistance making your Scholars Day presentation(s) on the provided templates, attend one of the following help sessions, which are led by a senior graphic design student. (get help with the software, layout decisions, placing images, etc.) MONDAY: 1:00-3:00 in the Lage Mac Lab; TUESDAY: 1:30-2:30 pm in the Lage Mac Lab; WEDNESDAY: 1:00-3:00 in the Lage Mac Lab; THURSDAY: 1:30-2:30 pm in the Lage Mac Lab; FRIDAY: 11:00 am-12:00 pm in SSA 110 or 2:00-3:00 pm in the Lage Mac Lab To download the templates, go to http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/scholars-day-showcase/presentation-materials.dot
- Rebecca Frates


HiPSO Pickleball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

HiPSO will be hosting a Pickleball tournament on Sunday, April 13th from 8-11 p.m. in the rec center. Register by emailing Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu by Saturday, April 12. Two people per team. Prizes are included for the first and second place teams!! Don't know how to play or want to fine tune your Pickleball skills? We will be holding a learning/practice session at 7:00 p.m. before the tournament. Questions contact Lesa.
- Lesa Turnquist


Suites Applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Applications to apply to live in the Suites (Briscoe, Constitution, and McCorkle Halls) for the next academic year are now available. Stop in the Office for Student Affairs in order to pick up your paper application. All applications are due back to the Office for Student Affairs by 5:00 pm on April 11, 2014. For more information on the Room Draw process see here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/room-draw/
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Party Registration & Responsible Host Training

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Information sessions will be presented by the Office for Student Affairs to explain the Party Registration policy and procedures. Responsible host training will also be included in these sessions. Any students who are 21 years of age or who will turn 21 years of age this semester and wish to be able to host parties in their residence hall room or suite should attend one of the following sessions: Monday, March 31 from 6:00-7:00 pm; Thursday, April 3 from 6:00-7:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 9 from 6:00-7:00 pm. All sessions will be held in Forum room 2.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Easter Break (April 18-21)

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

The residence halls will remain open during the closed weekend for Easter Break. However, dining services will be limited during this time. The last board meal will be served at lunch on Thursday the 17th with no afternoon grill on this day and then dining reopen for dinner on Monday April 21st serving from 5-7pm.This information will also be posted at the Servery entrance and on the www.bvudining.com web page as well as on the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Gender and Women's Studies Film Series: Notes on a Scandal

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

The Gender and Women's Studies program will be presenting their second film of the Spring semester, Notes on a Scandal, on Thursday, April 10th, at 7:00 PM in Forum 2. The film follows the story of Barbara Covett, a history teacher at a high school in London who takes a voyeuristic delight in recording the actions of those around her in her diary in minute detail. Her obsessive interest in her coworker Sheba uncovers a secret: that Sheba and one of her students, Steven, have a sexual relationship. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided - all are welcome!
- Stephanie Anders


NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Identity Week

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

In conjunction with the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Identity Week April 7-13, here are a few facts about our BVU Student-Athletes. Did you know? 1) There are 354 student-athletes at BVU this year? 2) That out of the 59 students that serve as a BV Buddy and mentor to Storm Lake youth, 17 (29%) are BVU Student-Athletes? 3) That 39.4% of all students enrolled at BVU during the 2013-14 school year are athletes? 4) That 8 of the 24 BV students that serve as tutors in the BVU Center for Academic Excellence are involved in BVU athletics? 5) That 62 BVU Student-Athletes earned a place on the Iowa Conference All-Academic Team last year? 6) The NCAA motto of Division III athletes is Discover.Develop.Dedicate.? 7) That 6 of the ROTC recruits this year are BVU student-athletes? 8) BVU offers a total of 19 sports? Celebrate NCAA Division III Identity Week!
- Jennifer Thompson


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 7, 2014

Emily Sauter will begin on Monday, April 21st as Payroll Accountant/ HR Generalist. Please join us in welcoming Emily to BVU!
- Human Resources


Did You Know?

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Did you know that April 7-13 is NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Week? We are celebrating the contributions that our student-athletes offer in the way of service and outreach outside of their field of athletic competition. Here are just some of the volunteer work opportunities our BVU student-athletes are doing: 1) Helped organize and execute the Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Event? 2) Clean ball fields, not just for BVU, but Storm Lake and SL St. Mary's as well? 3) Take Storm Lake Youth Trick or Treating in the dorms on Halloween? 4) Conduct numerous youth clinics for Storm Lake kids during the year? 5) Work with SL Community Ed office to prepare the Field of Dreams soccer fields for Youth Soccer League in the fall? 6) Volunteer in local elementary and middle schools by helping with the After School Programs? 7) Volunteer to serve meals for different charities? Thank you to our BVU student-athletes for all they do beyond athletics!
- Jennifer Thompson


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 7, 2014

Morgan Anderson's last day at BVU was April 4. We wish Morgan well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Employee Update

Human Resources

Posted April 7, 2014

Kylie Hammer's last day at BVU was April 4th. We wish Kylie well in her future endeavors!
- Human Resources


Student MOVE President

Good News

Posted April 7, 2014

Congratulations to Zach Ahrens who has been selected as Student MOVE president for the 2014-2015 school year!
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


Fall course offering RELI 112 Religions of Asia GenEd: HUM

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Do your interests include an international focus of any kind? If so, consider registering for RELI 112: Religions of Asia. In this course, we explore the beginnings and developments of various influential religious traditions originating from India, China, and Japan. Particular emphasis is placed on Buddhism, first in India and then as it develops and spreads through Asia. 3CR Section 1: MWF 10:00—10:50AM Section 
2: MWF 11:00—11:50AM.
- Bhattacharyya


Thank you

General Announcements

Posted April 7, 2014

Our family would like to thank the BVU faculty and students that attended our son's benefit. We would also like to thank everyone for the cards, gifts, and prayers that were sent throughout his battle with cancer. The support was very touching and much appreciated. Thank you.
- Laurie Eaton


Buenafication Day Individual Registration

Good News

Posted April 6, 2014

Buenafication Day registration has opened! Register here http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/register.dot Registration is important, because it allows us to track numbers and let service sites know how many to expect. For a full list of service sites go http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/projects.dot With questions contact Ashley Farmer-Hanson
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


Vote for Student Senate Exec. 2014-15

General Announcements

Posted April 6, 2014

Elections are being held for the 2014-2014 Student Senate Executive Board this week. Voting starts Tuesday, the 8th and ends Friday the 11th at noon. Stop by the computer at the info desk to cast your vote for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.
- Kirsten Van Zuiden


Scholars Day Presentation HELP Sessions

General Announcements

Posted April 6, 2014

If you would like assistance making your Scholars Day presentation(s) on the provided templates, attend one of the following help sessions, which are led by a senior graphic design student. (get help with the software, layout decisions, placing images, etc.) Monday: 1:00-3:00 in the Lage Mac Lab Tuesday: 1:30-2:30 pm in the Lage Mac Lab Wednesday: 1:00-3:00 in the Lage Mac Lab Thursday: 1:30-2:30 pm in the Lage Mac Lab Friday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm in SSA 110 or 2:00-3:00 pm in the Lage Mac Lab To download the templates, go to http://www.bvu.edu/bv/academic-resources/scholars-day-showcase/presentation-materials.dot
- Rebecca Frates


RAICES Wins Regional Award

General Announcements

Posted April 5, 2014

Congratulations to the student organization RAICES as their program, Fiesta Latina. The program, Fiesta Latina was selected as the recipient for the Celebrating the Human Spirit of Programming Award from the National Association of Campus Activities Northern Plains Conference. This award is presented to an outstanding program from a member institution with a diversity or multicultural theme. The program was recognized for it's contribution to the understanding of multicultural populations and diversity within the entire campus community. The award is based on student involvement, creativity, and the success of the program. Congratulations to RAICES and the program Fiesta Latina.
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Regional Graphic Design Competition Awards

General Announcements

Posted April 5, 2014

Congratulations to Vice President of Design for the Student Activities Board,Tyson-Jay Domingo, on his 1st place win in the National Association of Campus Activities Northern Plains Regional Graphics competition held in St Paul, MN April 3-6. Tyson took home 1st place in the Unpaid One Color Poster Design with his Fall 2013 "X-clusive" poster and Runner Up in the Unpaid Campaign Design with the "SAB is..." recruitment posters. Congratulations Tyson!
- Becka Neary-DeLaPorte


Baseball vs. Central College

General Announcements, BVU Community & Public, Athletics, Upcoming Events, Baseball, Campus Calendar Item, BVUNews

Posted April 5, 2014

Come on out and support the Beavers as they play the first two games of a four-game weekend series with the Dutch.
- Steven Phelps


"Who's the Most Patriotic?" Freedom Quilts Fundraiser Winners

General Announcements

Posted April 5, 2014

Congratulations to the BVU seniors for securing the title of "Most Patriotic Class" on campus. An extended thank you goes out to the rest of the classes, faculty, and staff for their contributions towards Freedom Quilts, Inc.
- Mariana Ramirez


Gender and Women's Studies Film Series: Notes on a Scandal

General Announcements

Posted April 4, 2014

The Gender and Women's Studies program will be presenting their second film of the Spring semester, Notes on a Scandal, on Thursday, April 10th, at 7:00 PM in Forum 2. The film follows the story of Barbara Covett, a history teacher at a high school in London who takes a voyeuristic delight in recording the actions of those around her in her diary in minute detail. Her obsessive interest in her coworker Sheba uncovers a secret: that Sheba and one of her students, Steven, have a sexual relationship. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided - all are welcome!
- Stephanie Anders


HiPSO Pickleball Tournament

General Announcements

Posted April 4, 2014

HiPSO will be hosting a Pickleball tournament on Sunday, April 13th from 8-11 p.m. in the rec center. Register by emailing Lesa Turnquist at turnles@bvu.edu by Saturday, April 12. Two people per team. Prizes are included for the first and second place teams!! Don't know how to play or want to fine tune your Pickleball skills? We will be holding a learning/practice session at 7:00 p.m. before the tournament. Questions contact Lesa.
- Lesa Turnquist


HP Laptop Showcase April 4th Winner

Good News

Posted April 4, 2014

Congratulations to Tabitha Ubben, who won the first $25 Amazon gift card for the HP Laptop Showcase. Remember, we will have one more drawing, so make sure you sign up! The showcase will continue until April 17th.
- Tyler Klobassa


Take a Quiz - Win a T-Shirt!

General Announcements

Posted April 4, 2014

Take a Quiz - Win a T-Shirt! How much do you know about Division III Athletics? The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of NCAA Division III athletics and this is your chance to see how much YOU know about the NCAA, Division III and the IIAC. Click on the link below to take this quiz. You have until the end of the day on Wednesday, April 9th to complete the quiz and submit it. Quizzes will be tabulated once they are submitted. You can see how you scored by reading the answers in the BVU News on Thursday, April 10. Only your first submission of the quiz will be accepted. The first 50 individuals who score 80% or better will be notified via email on Thursday of their FREE t-shirt to be picked up in the BVU athletics office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. This quiz is open to all BVU students, faculty and staff. Join in the fun and see how much you know! http://www2.bvu.edu/departments/instresearch/survey/s?s=NCAAQuiz479419
- Jennifer Thompson


Education for Service Award

Human Resources

Posted April 4, 2014

Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are encouraged to nominate candidates for the 17th Annual Education for Service Award, to be presented at the Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 23rd. To receive this annual outstanding service award established by John & Connie Klockentager for BVU staff members, an individual must be an excellent service role model for all employees at Buena Vista University. John Klockentager was the former Vice President for Enrollment & University Communications for 12 years, 1986-1998. Criteria for a nominee include the following and should be considered when nominating a candidate: • Helpful, friendly, caring person and strong role model for students, staff and faculty • Strong leadership qualities • Shown significant improvements in the quality of service, work or a process • Goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents • Helps establish more efficient processes for students and the University • Job performance is above and beyond expectations • Nominee demonstrates the mission of the University To nominate an individual please go to the following link www.bvu.edu/educationforservice and submit an online nomination by answering the following items: 1) Explain and give examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond with service and assistance to students, fellow employees and other constituents. 2) Explain and give examples of how the nominee established more efficient processes for students and the University. 3) Give examples of the nominee’s strong leadership qualities. 4) Explain how the nominee demonstrates the mission of the University; “We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation”. 5) Provide any additional information on why your nominee should be chosen as the next recipient for the Education for Service Award. All nominations are due by Monday, April 7, 2014. All nomination forms are confidential. Recipient will receive a stipend to be used for his/her professional development, lapel pin or pendant and a framed certificate.
- Human Resources


2015 Disney Interim Trip Information Meeting

General Announcements

Posted April 4, 2014

2015 Disneyland, Disney Cruise & Walt Disney World Interim Trip - Storytelling with Walt Disney Cruise & Travel Meeting Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Forum Room 3. Spend your interim on a cruise: Storytelling with Walt Disney by Land and Sea starts at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and then moves across the country to Orlando, Florida, home of the Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World. You will experience a day in Hollywood, go backstage at Disney and take a Disney Cruise around the Caribbean with Disney Historian Jim Korkis. The information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Forum Room 3. If interested, but unable to attend either meetings, or have any questions; contact Henry Hardt, 749.2414 or Jerry Johnson, 749.1218.
- Jerry Johnson


Easter Break (April 18-21)

General Announcements

Posted April 4, 2014

The residence halls will remain open during the closed weekend for Easter Break. However, dining services will be limited during this time. The last board meal will be served at lunch on Thursday the 17th with no afternoon grill on this day and then dining reopen for dinner on Monday April 21st serving from 5-7pm.This information will also be posted at the Servery entrance and on the www.bvudining.com web page as well as on the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Calling all Division III Athletes!

General Announcements

Posted April 3, 2014

Calling all Division III Athletes! Did you participate in college athletics at the Division III level? We invite ALL Buena Vista University faculty, staff and students who have ever been a part of Division III athletics to come celebrate at the ACES Event on Monday, April 14 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Hansen 8 in the Siebens Forum. Join in the discussion as you and your BVU peers share experiences as a DIII athlete or coach, both the benefits and challenges. Refreshments will be served as you enjoy the fun and casual discussion! See you next Monday!
- Jennifer Thompson


South Africa: Informational Meetings

General Announcements

Posted April 3, 2014

Visit a Zulu Village! See hippos while boating through St. Lucia Estuary, or rhinos, elephants, zebras, and giraffes while driving through Hluhluwe, Umfolozi, Itala, and Kruger Game Reserves. Come to ONE or BOTH of the informational meetings about the 2015 SUMMER TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA with Dr. Lampe, Mark Kirkholm, and Dr. Coogan. These informational meetings will review the cost, itinerary, and any other questions you may have. Meetings are April 10 at 4:00 pm and April 16 at 8:30 pm in Science Room 126!
- Melinda Coogan


Summer Housing

General Announcements

Posted April 3, 2014

Information about on campus summer housing is now available on the office of Residence Life website. On campus housing is available in Swope Hall again this year and space is limited so students are encouraged to apply before applications close on May 9, 2014. For information see the link listed below: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Party Registration & Responsible Host Training

General Announcements

Posted April 3, 2014

Information sessions will be presented by the Office for Student Affairs to explain the Party Registration policy and procedures. Responsible host training will also be included in these sessions. Any students who are 21 years of age or who will turn 21 years of age this semester and wish to be able to host parties in their residence hall room or suite should attend one of the following sessions: Monday, March 31 from 6:00-7:00 pm; Thursday, April 3 from 6:00-7:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 9 from 6:00-7:00 pm. All sessions will be held in Forum room 2.
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Suites Applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted April 3, 2014

Applications to apply to live in the Suites (Briscoe, Constitution, and McCorkle Halls) for the next academic year are now available. Stop in the Office for Student Affairs in order to pick up your paper application. All applications are due back to the Office for Student Affairs by 5:00 pm on April 11, 2014. For more information on the Room Draw process see here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/room-draw/
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Australia: Nature and Nurture

General Announcements

Posted April 3, 2014

Travel “Down Under” to Australia during Interim 2015! We will visit several exciting destinations throughout the country and focus on natural wildlife, aboriginal culture, and the convict origins of the country. Starting in Sydney, we will tour the world famous Sydney Opera House, explore The Rocks, and see the beautiful Blue Mountains. Next, we will travel to Tasmania where we will visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take an Eco-Cruise to Bruny Island, and tour the Port Arthur Convict Settlement. Finally, we will visit Cairns where we will go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef and stay overnight in the Daintree Rainforest. Informational sessions will be held April 15th and 16th at 7:00pm in Forum 1. We will discuss the tentative itinerary and cost and answer questions you have about the trip in these sessions.
- Drs. McNabb and Hampton


Want to Join AmeriCorps?

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

During the week of April 6 we will be celebrating AmeriCorps Week on campus. Apart of this will be an informal information session at Common Grounds April 7 from 4-5pm. Join us in learning more about the program and signing up for next year's program. Free coffee will be made available to students interested in learning more about the program.
- Ashley Famer-Hanson


Dia del Nino Volunteers-The Bridge

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

Want to be involved with an event to celebrate Storm Lake youth? On May 3 from 2-5pm The Bridge will be celebrating Dia del Nino for one of their community centers. Volunteers are needed to lead carnival-style games. Please let me know if you have questions or are interested in volunteering for all or part of the event.
- Tesia Posekany


FACES submission deadline!

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

Are you an Art or English student? Do you have some creations that you are proud of? Do you want to share your gifts with the BVU community? BVU's annual FACES Literary Magazine is a great way to get your stuff out there in a professional way. Publications look great on resumes for future employment opportunities, too!! The deadline for submissions is quickly approaching!! Quick! Send in your creations to faces@bvu.edu by Friday, April 4th!!! Share your talent with the community!
- Samantha McGuire


Rec House Hours and Equipment

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

IT'S FINALLY SPRING!! Recreation Services has a wide variety of recreational equipment available for checkout. Items include bikes, canoes, camping gear, bean bag toss and disc golf frisbees. All equipment is free to use for students, faculty and staff, but requires a valid university id. House hours until May 16 are Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday-Sunday 1-6pm. Work hard, play harder!
- Ellen Schiltz


Looking for Faculty/Staff Softball Players

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

We're looking for faculty and staff to join our intramural slow pitch softball team! We play Tuesdays at 5:30pm from April 8-May 6. It's ok if you can't commit to playing each week. Please email schiltze@bvu.edu if you are interested.
- Ellen Schiltz


Suites Applications are now available

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

Applications to apply to live in the Suites (Briscoe, Constitution, and McCorkle Halls) for the next academic year are now available. Stop in the Office for Student Affairs in order to pick up your paper application. All applications are due back to the Office for Student Affairs by 5:00 pm on April 11, 2014. For more information on the Room Draw process see here: http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/room-draw/
- Dijon DeLaPorte, Director of Residence Life


Intramural Slow Pitch Softball

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

Slow Pitch Softball season is here! This league is open to all students, faculty and staff with the Blue recreational league playing on Tuesdays and Gold competitive league playing on Thursdays. Games will be played on Storm Lake's West Ninth field. Registration is due by midnight tonight, April 3. Register your team on www.imleagues.com/BVU.
- Ellen Schiltz


Justice for All? New Orleans May/June 2015 Travel Course

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

Join us next year as we explore race, class, and culture in the Big Easy! The first week of this course will be spent participating in various service learning projects with the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, while learning about the issues of race, class, and justice in New Orleans. We’ll spend some time touring Eden House, a non-profit facility serving survivors of human trafficking and prostitution, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and several other organizations dedicated to justice in Louisiana. Furthermore, the rich diversity of New Orleans can be seen clearly in its history, language, food, music, and people. Join us as we also explore the French Quarter, take a tour of the Oak Alley plantation, speed through the swamps on an air boat, take a stroll down Bourbon Street, dine on local cuisine of gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets, and treat our ears to the sounds of live jazz. Informational sessions will be held on April 14th at 5pm and 7pm in Forum #1 and April 15th at 11am in Forum #1. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please contact Jennifer McNabb (mcnabb2@bvu.edu) or Dr. Neal McNabb (mcnabb@bvu.edu) for more information. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
- Jennifer McNabb


Student MOVE is accepting Applications

General Announcements

Posted April 2, 2014

Student MOVE is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 board. If you like service and want to be a part of a team that plans events and activities around it apply today! For position descriptions and an application go to http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/student-move.dot with questions contact Kevin Coriolan or Gwendolyn Walton.
- Ashley Famer-Hanson