Traveling Beaver

Seeing the World With BVU

At Buena Vista University, we're proud to be the Beavers. We also know that learning happens in and out of the classroom. That's why when our students, faculty and alumni travel the world, we take our beaver friend with us. Check out our globetrotting friend as he sees the world.

Buford Visits Washington D.C.
Buford Visits Washington D.C. Buford visits Washington D.C. with a group of BV alumni. See photos.

Buford on Campus
Buford on Campus Buford has spent some time on campus. Can you guess where he is in the photos? See photos.

History Lesson with Lindsey Peterson
History Lesson with Lindsey Peterson Buford traveled with Lindsey Peterson SL'13 across the Eastern and Southern United States visiting numerous historic battlefields and landmarks. See photos.

North Island
North Island Buford spent some time at North Island in New Zealand with Krystal Kehrli SL'07. The visit included rock climbing, sky diving and a little time underground in a cave. See photos.

Tanzania - January Interim
Tanzania - January Interim Buford traveled with a group of BVU students to experience the educational and social systems of rural Tanzania in January. See photos.

January Interim Trips
January Interim Trips Check out a few of the pictures taken as Buford traveled the globe during January Interim. From Florida to Southern Mexico and on to Antarctica, great memories were made by all. See photos.

Buford Challenges the Nevis Swing
Buford Challenges the Nevis Swing Buford rides the World's Largest Swing in Queenstown, New Zealand with BVU alumni Krystal Kehrli and Sandra Smith. See photos.

Where in the World is Buford?
Where in the World is Buford? Traveling across France with Tracy Abbas SL '85 and spouse David. They had a chance to see several historic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Mont Saint-Michel. See photos.

Traveling the Bighorn Mountains
Traveling the Bighorn Mountains Enjoying the mountain view in the Cloud Peak Wilderness of Wyoming with several BVU Alumni. See photos.

Overseas with Dr. Peter Steinfeld
Overseas with Dr. Peter Steinfeld Buford traveled with Dr. Peter Steinfeld to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hokusei Gakuen University in Japan, and to BVU's partners at Taipei Language Institute in Taiwan. See photos.

Attending an Iowa Cubs game in Des Moines.
Attending an Iowa Cubs game in Des Moines. BVU alumni enjoy a night out with the traveling beaver at an Iowa Cubs game in Des Moines. See photos.

RAGBRAI Adventures with Alice Hoffmeier SL '58
RAGBRAI Adventures with Alice Hoffmeier SL '58 Buford experienced a RAGBRAI Adventure with Alice Hoffmeier, who visited many BVU alumni, friends and family. See photos.

Traveling in Norway and Sweden with Scott Stevenson, SL '75
Traveling in Norway and Sweden with Scott Stevenson, SL '75 Buford had a chance to travel through Norway, Sweden, Russia and cruise the Baltic Sea. What an adventure! See photos.

BolderBoulder Run
BolderBoulder Run Buford competed in his first 10K, running in the Colorado's BolderBoulder over the Memorial Day weekend. See photos.

Spending Time in Germany
Spending Time in Germany Buford is spending time in Germany with Kristina Dettmann-Tripp and her family. See photos.

Traveling in Italy with Mari Hoskisson, SL '07
Traveling in Italy with Mari Hoskisson, SL '07 While staying in Naples, Italy, Buford had a chance to visit Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the European mainland. See photos.

Traveling to Arizona with Friends
Traveling to Arizona with Friends Buford traveled to Mesa, Arizona with Jim and Lois Long of Lake View, Iowa. See photos.

National Parks Tour
National Parks Tour Buford had a great time touring several National Parks with a stop in Vegas along the way! See photos.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Buford traveled to Yellowstone National Park with Sarah Nowack SL'96 and Philip Nowack SL'93. They enjoyed camping, seeing the sights and Buford got a true "taste" of Yellowstone! See photos.

Buford visits Red Bull Headquarters
Buford visits Red Bull Headquarters Buford traveled to Santa Monica, California with David Klee SL'04 and had a chance to visit the North American Headquarters for Red Bull.  See photos.

Traveling in West Virginia
Traveling in West Virginia Buford traveled with Tammy Monk SL'77 through West Virginia, and there were many sights to see. They traveled through Fayetteville, driving over the New River Gorge Bridge - 876 feet high! They also visited the state capital in Charleston and stayed at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs. See photos.

Buford's 2011 California Tour
Buford's 2011 California Tour Buford had a chance to travel to California with Matt SL'92 & Kris Pearson SL'92.  They visited many exciting places from the La Brea Tar Pits to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   See photos.

Interim 2011 Travels
Interim 2011 Travels The beaver traveled the world, along with BVU students, faculty and staff during January interim academic trips. See where our little yellow friend has gone! See photos.

Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Disneyland and Walt Disney World Buford traveled with Henry Hardt & Jerry Johnson SL'85 on the business/media J-term trip "Walking in Walt Disney's Dreams." See photos.

Belize and Guatemala Trip 2011
Belize and Guatemala Trip 2011 The Buena Vista Beaver came along for the BVU January Interim trip to Belize and Guatemala. He helped explore the majestic ruins of Xunantunich. See photos.

Tucson, Arizona with Nina (Nielsen) New
Tucson, Arizona with Nina (Nielsen) New During November Buford traveled to Tucson, Arizona with Nina (Nielsen) New SL'03.  They visited the desert and then spent some time at the zoo! See photos.

Afghanistan with Chaplain Cory Germain, SL'94.
Afghanistan with Chaplain Cory Germain, SL'94. Buford is currently touring Afghanistan with CH(CPT) Cory Germain SL'94, 419th Movement Control Battalion at Bagram Airfield.  There are pictures from several locations including Forward Operating Base Stone and Spin Buldak. See photos.

Hawaii!
Hawaii! Buford traveled to Hawaii with Lori SchraderBachar SL'94 and her family in August.  They visited many sites including: Ko Olina, Chinaman's Hat, Dole Plantation, and Hickam Air Force Base.  See photos.

Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair The Buena Vista Beaver visited the Iowa State Fair in August 2010. The visit included butter sculpture, fun rides and some fair food that was probably not healthy, but definitely delicious. See photos.

Buford visits Baltimore and Gettysburg
Buford visits Baltimore and Gettysburg Buford traveled to Baltimore and Gettysburg with Lori SchraderBachar SL'94. On the trip, he took in historical sights and ate great food. See photos.

Exploring the Black Hills
Exploring the Black Hills The Beaver went on a family vacation to the Black Hills of South Dakota with Kara SL'97 and Ryan Harder SL'99. Together, they explored national parks, monuments and tourist destinations. See photos.

RAGBRAI Adventure!
RAGBRAI Adventure! Buford traveled across the state of Iowa during RAGBRAI 2010 with several BVU alumni & friends!  He started in Sioux City and stopped in many towns across the state ending at the mighty Mississippi in Dubuque!   See photos.

Beaver in Cozumel
Beaver in Cozumel Our yellow Beaver friend accompanied Scott McNamar SL'88 on a trip to Cozumel, off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. They enjoyed good times on the beach, lounging by the pool and enjoying the scenery. See photos.

Table Rock Lake
Table Rock Lake At the last alumni event in Des Moines, Matt Sly SL'06 was given a stuffed beaver to take on vacation to Table Rock Lake in Missouri. Our Beaver friend had a great time not only on the lake, but also during a trip to Branson! See photos.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles When Assistant Professor of MIS Denise Beebe went to Los Angeles, she took the Buena Vista Beaver with her! Check out the pair and Cantor's Deli and more. See photos.

Hawaii
Hawaii The beaver traveled to Hawaii with Swasti Bhattacharyya, associate professor of philosophy and religion. They got some sun and had fun on the beach! See photos.

Visit to San Francisco & Monterey, Calif.
Visit to San Francisco & Monterey, Calif. Cara Germain SL'96 took our friendly beaver along on a trip to San Francisco and Monterey, Calif. Everybody had a great time seeing the sights! See photos.

McCorkle Fellows Trip to Turkey
McCorkle Fellows Trip to Turkey The beaver traveled to Turkey with BVU professors, as part of the McCorkle Fellows program. Together, they met new people and saw the sights in Istanbul and other parts of the country. See photos.