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How Things Work

How Things Work

January 23, 2015
How Things Work It takes more than building a trebuchet or a DC motor to learn about how technology works. In this course students research and build interesting gadgets while learning the scientific principles behind how simple and complex mechanisms work. Read more...

Running, Reading, and Reflecting

Running, Reading, and Reflecting

January 22, 2015
Running, Reading, and Reflecting In "Running, Reading, and Reflecting," students are motivated to fit physical activity into their busy lives. They keep track of their progress with a daily journal and exercise log to use as the basis for a reflection paper. Read more...

BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs

BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs

January 21, 2015
BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs Buena Vista University has named Dr. Barbara Byrne as its interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. She began her duties on Monday, Jan. 12 and will serve in the position through the 2015-16 academic year. Read more...

Creating the Architecture of Style

Creating the Architecture of Style

January 21, 2015
Creating the Architecture of Style Stephanie Steiner has spent January Interim as an intern for Style-Architects in Minneapolis, Minn. She has contributed to a variety of projects, such as styling and photographing images for social media and writing copy for blog posts. Read more...

Creating a Performance

Creating a Performance

January 20, 2015
Creating a Performance Dr. Bethany Larson's interim course "Devising Theatre" is like no other theatre course at BVU. All students in the course participate on stage or backstage as they prepare for the opening night of an original production. Read more...

Backstage at Disney

Backstage at Disney

January 19, 2015
Backstage at Disney "Storytelling With Walt Disney" takes a look inside the world of Disney theme parks and cruises. Students go "backstage" to see how attractions really work and visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors. Read more...

Intramural Athletics

Intramural Athletics

January 18, 2015
Intramural Athletics During January, there are also opportunities to get involved with intramural sports. Students can participate in basketball and wiffle ball sports leagues, with women's, men's, and co-recreational leagues. Read more...

Introduction to Pharmacology

Introduction to Pharmacology

January 17, 2015
Introduction to Pharmacology Students in "Introduction to Pharmacology" are learning about basic pathophysiology and discussing how medications treat a variety of diseases. The experience also involves studying the effects of pharmacological agents on cell viability and function. Read more...

Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

January 16, 2015
Spanish Immersion in Ecuador BVU students experience the geography and culture of Ecuador during the "Spanish Immersion" travel experience in January. Students and faculty visit historic and cultural sites and volunteer in the community. Read more...

BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's

BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's

January 15, 2015
BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's Standard & Poor's has affirmed its 'A' long-term rating and stable outlook for Buena Vista University. BVU has received an 'A' rating for the last 13 years, and it puts the University in the top-tier of Iowa private colleges. Read more...

The Science of Grilling

The Science of Grilling

January 14, 2015
The Science of Grilling Students practice basic lab documentation procedures while enjoying food prepared during a grilling contest. The contest is part of "The Chemistry of Food," where students learn the chemistry behind how food is prepared. Read more...

Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices

Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices

January 13, 2015
Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices Buena Vista University recently received grants from Buena Vista County Community Foundation and AEDGrant.com to upgrade the automated external defibrillator devices available on campus. Read more...

Global Fellows in Chile

Global Fellows in Chile

January 13, 2015
Global Fellows in Chile BVU's 2015 Global Fellows are experiencing the culture and geography of Chile. The group has learned about scientific efforts to preserve pristine lands, and is now experiencing the vast culture of the country. Read more...

Meditation in Motion

Meditation in Motion

January 12, 2015
Meditation in Motion Students in Dr. Jo Bachman's interim course are learning the 17 basic movements of Ching Chi Kung Fu, while exploring the belief system behind the Tao and the ancient Chinese healing system. Read more...

Grand China Discovery

Grand China Discovery

January 12, 2015
Grand China Discovery Through fun and engaging activities students explore the fascinating country of China. Students are introduced to new foods and learning how to use chop sticks, do traditional calligraphy with a brush, and tie Chinese knots. Read more...

Wellendorf Gets Published... and Republished

Wellendorf Gets Published... and Republished

January 11, 2015
Wellendorf Gets Published... and Republished Kiley Wellendorf is spending January Interim as an intern at xoJane.com, an online magazine in New York. Kiley's first article for xoJane has been republished on the Time magazine website. Read more...