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Food and Celebration at the 30th Annual Christmas Dinner

Dec. 1, 2016
Carols, delicious food, and Beaver friendship surrounded the 30th Annual All-Campus Christmas Dinner on Dec. 1. The holiday feast was enjoyed by BVU students and delivered with white-glove service by members of the University faculty, staff, and administration.


High School Students Experience Art at BVU

Nov. 23, 2016
More than 100 local high school students filled BVU’s art studios and other classrooms on Nov. 22 and 23 for the annual iDoArt event, held by the BVU art and design department.


McCorkle Fellows Explore Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Nov. 15, 2016
In August, a group of five Buena Vista University professors embarked on a journey to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as part of the McCorkle Fellowship program, interweaving their disciplines and personal interests and bonding as colleagues and friends.


High School Students Explore Science at BVU

Oct. 28, 2016
The Estelle Siebens Science Center classrooms were filled with high school students grades 10-12 on Oct. 29 for SCI@BVU Day, held by BVU's School of Science.


Professor Awarded NICHD Career Development Award

Oct. 27, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Dr. Amy Barth, asst. professor of education, literacy education, is a recipient of the highly competitive K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.


Alumni Awards 2016

Oct. 24, 2016
The Buena Vista University National Alumni Association honored individuals and couples for their service to Buena Vista University and to their communities at a special luncheon and at half-time of the Homecoming game on Oct. 15.


BVU Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll

Oct. 19, 2016
Buena Vista University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The President's Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.


Beavers Gather, Celebrate at Homecoming 2016

Oct. 16, 2016
Thanks to our incredible alumni, Homecoming 2016 was a fantastic event! Everyone enjoyed gathering with former classmates, sharing memories and creating new ones.


Big Second Quarter Sends Beaver Football to Homecoming Win

Oct. 15, 2016
The Buena Vista football team put up 476 yards of total offense and used a big 27-point second quarter to help lift it to a key 48-24 victory over visiting Luther College on Saturday for Homecoming inside of J. Leslie Rollins Stadium.


BVU Crowns 2016 Homecoming King and Queen

Oct. 14, 2016
Buena Vista University has crowned its 2016 Homecoming king and queen: Matthew Tennyson, a senior Elementary Education major and Elizabeth Kim, a senior senior biology and Spanish major.


Buena Vista University Announces Timeline, Committee for Presidential Search

Oct. 10, 2016
The Buena Vista University Board of Trustees has begun the search for a successor to President Fred Moore, who will step down following 22 successful years of leading the institution.


Students Engage in Dialogue with Panetta

Oct. 7, 2016
Six Buena Vista University students participated in an on-campus question and answer program with Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA Leon E. Panetta during his appearance as the 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate.


BVU Announces Fall 2016 New Faculty

Oct. 7, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced 15 new full-time faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Thirteen of the new faculty are to support a larger student population within the University's School of Education.


Homecoming Concert to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Oct. 7, 2016
The Buena Vista University music department will present their Homecoming Concert on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel, celebrating the 125th year of BVU.


BVU Professor Frantz to Receive First Amendment Award

Sept. 29, 2016
Dr. Andrea Frantz, professor of digital media, will receive the Louis E. Inglehart First Amendment Award on behalf of College Media Association. The award honors professional journalists, institutions or advisors who have made an extraordinary contribution in support of the First Amendment.


Remembering Shimon Peres and His Visit to BVU

Sept. 28, 2016
Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died at the age of 93. Peres visited BVU on Oct. 9, 1998 as the ninth speaker in the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Series.


Remembering the Burning of Old Main

Sept. 28, 2016
View all the tweets in the real-time Twitter reenactment of the burning of Old Main, BVU's first campus building, sixty years ago.


BVU Announces Fall 2016 Enrollment, Six New Programs

Sept. 21, 2016
Buena Vista University has started the fall semester with a total of 2,115 full-time students enrolled at the Storm Lake campus and its online, site and graduate programs, including 16 locations throughout Iowa.


Moore to Resign Following More than Two Decades as BVU President

Sept. 1, 2016
Frederick V. Moore, president of Buena Vista University since 1995, will resign effective June 30, 2017. During his tenure, BVU has achieved several important milestones that have firmly established it as an innovative institution for a growing number of undergraduate students and adult learners.


New Students Welcomed to Buena Vista University

Aug. 29, 2016
New students moved onto campus during BVU's Welcome Week activities in August. They were welcomed to campus by other students, faculty and staff, and made the traditional procession through Victory Arch.


Kauffman at the Olympics

Aug. 17, 2016
Bill Kauffman SL'91 traveled with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as they competed in the Summer Olympics. Bill is the Senior Manager of Communications for the team.


Smith and Osborn Head BVU Community Campaign

Aug. 4, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Kent Smith and Josh Osborn will be the co-chairs for its 2016-2017 Community Campaign. Contributions to the campaign help provide resources for scholarships and development of innovative academic programs at BVU.


BVU to Honor Five at Founders' Day Service

Aug. 4, 2016
Buena Vista University will hold its 39th annual Founders' Day memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 10 to honor five deceased individuals who have served the institution as staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors.


Van Haaften Coaches USA All-Star Team on Brazil Tour

Aug. 2, 2016
Buena Vista University head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften served as head coach for the USA Division III All-Star team on its Brazil Tour in July. He had few familiar faces on his roster - BVU senior Kennedy Drey and recent Beaver grad Nick Clark.


Buena Vista University Statue at the Iowa State Fair

Aug. 1, 2016
If you attend the 2016 Iowa State Fair (Aug. 11-21) be sure to check out Buena Vista University's concrete statue. The creation is BVU's entry in a contest to help promote the Fair's theme, "Nothing Compares."


BVU Hosts Girls at AAUW Tech Trek Camp for Science, Math

July 29, 2016
The American Association of University Women hosted a week-long Tech Trek camp at BVU for 22 rising eighth-grade girls. Tech Trek is uniquely designed to show girls the excitement and potential of careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.


BVU Announces New National Alumni Association Board Members

July 5, 2016
On July 1, BVU welcomed three new members to the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. They are Adrienne Haynes SL'10, John Jennett SL'88, Lindsay (Zieg) Knoop SL'06 and Gentry (Gillespie) Smith SL'99.


Beavers Reunite for Hartmann-Sibigtroth Wedding

June 27, 2016
Beaver alumni reunited in Albert Lea, Minn. to celebrate the wedding of Kayla Hartmann SL'14 and Chad Sibigtroth SL'14.


Athletic Training Students, Alumni at NATA 2016

June 27, 2016
BVU's Athletic Training faculty and trainers hosted a reception during the NATA Clinical Symposia. Alumni, instructors and current students met at Tin Roof on June 23.


2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

June 20, 2016
Four new members will be enshrined into the Buena Vista University Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies of the BVU and St. John's University football game on Saturday, September 10 in J. Leslie Rollins Stadium.


BVU Names New Business Dean

June 20, 2016
Buena Vista University is excited to announce that Dr. James Falter will be the new dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business. He will assume the role July 1, 2016.


Buena Vista University Honors Faculty and Staff

June 8, 2016
Buena Vista University recognized and awarded achievements for its employees. The sixteenth annual Education for Service Award was presented to Cindy McDonough, administrative assistant to the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business.


Neil Marshall Named First Team All-American

May 30, 2016
The postseason awards keep on piling up for Buena Vista University senior second baseman Neil Marshall, but none bigger than becoming the program's first-ever First Team All-American.


Summer Camps at Buena Vista University

May 30, 2016
Buena Vista University will be offering athletic and music camps for high school students this summer. The camps will offer specialized instruction from BVU coaches and faculty.


Buena Vista University Names Three New Trustees

May 24, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Dr. Susan Donovan, Maureen Heffernan and Daniel Phillips have been named to its Board of Trustees.


Two Buena Vista Grads, 62 Years Apart

May 24, 2016
Carmen Cuthbert SL'54 was in attendance as Ethan Wilson SL'16, her great-grandson, graduated from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 21.


Beth Blankers Honored for Excellence in Teaching

May 23, 2016
Beth Blankers, associate professor of accounting, was named the 30th recipient of the George Wythe Award, Buena Vista University's highest honor for excellence in teaching, at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 20.


Daniel Phillips Named to Board of Trustees

May 23, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Daniel Phillips has been elected to its Board of Trustees. He has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, serving as a highly successful producer for Piper Jaffrey and UBS before joining Robert W. Baird & Co. as senior vice president for investments in 2013.


Maureen Heffernan Joins Board of Trustees

May 23, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Maureen Heffernan of Sioux City, Iowa, has been elected to its Board of Trustees. She is a partner with the law firm of Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, L.L.P.


Susan Donovan Joins Board of Trustees

May 23, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Dr. Susan Donovan has been elected to its Board of Trustees. She currently serves as executive vice president at Loyola University Maryland where she oversees administration, advancement, enrollment management and communications, and student development.


Buenafication Day Provides 4,000 Hours of Service

May 23, 2016
An estimated 1,460 faculty, staff, college students and students from Storm Lake Community School District and Storm Lake St. Mary's participated in Buena Vista University's 103nd annual Buenafication Day on April 28, contributing 4,000 hours of community service.


Buena Vista University's Class of 2016 Graduates

May 21, 2016
Seven hundred eleven students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 21. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!


BVU Student Panel Selected for Dialogue with Leon E. Panetta

May 20, 2016
Six students have been selected to participate in an on-campus question and answer program with Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta during his appearance on campus as the 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate.


Big Honors for BVU Digital Media Students

May 18, 2016
Buena Vista University digital media students have earned several awards at state, regional and national levels. The honors included recognition from the Society for Collegiate Journalists, the Iowa Motion Picture Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.


Buena Vista University Celebrates 125 Years

May 4, 2016
Members of the Buena Vista University and Storm Lake communities gathered to celebrate BVU's 125th birthday. The festivities concluded with a group photo in front of Victory Arch.


Student Talk Show Ends With a Huge Finale

May 2, 2016
"Randomonium," a talk show produced by seniors Chelsey Goetz and Zachary Schmidt for BVU's University Cable Network, televised its 30th and final episode live from Anderson Auditorium. The show featured an alumni band, and a big question.


Spring Break Means Service for BVU Students

May 2, 2016
More than 35 Buena Vista University students, faculty and staff participated in three Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trips during BVU's 2016 spring break, volunteering their time and service to a variety of people and programs.


Training Canine Companions During Spring Break

April 29, 2016
Ten Buena Vista University students participated in an Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trip during spring break, enabling them to volunteer their time and service with a focus on training canine companions for those with disabilities in Florida.


Spring Break Service in Puerto Rico

April 29, 2016
Ten Buena Vista University students participated in an Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trip during spring break, enabling them to volunteer their time and service with a focus on environmental conservation and permaculture lifestyle in Las Marias, Puerto Rico.


Spring Break Service in Washington, D.C.

April 29, 2016
Ten Buena Vista University students participated in an Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trip during spring break, enabling them to volunteer their time and service with a focus on inner city poverty and homelessness outreach in Washington D.C.


BVU Hosts Fourth Annual Computer Security Contest

April 28, 2016
Students from the Buena Vista University computer science department competed against each other and students from three additional schools during BVU's fourth annual virtual Capture the Flag computer security contest on Saturday, April 16.


Wiese Receives National Honor for Service

April 22, 2016
Senior Nichole Wiese was among 218 students from across the nation chosen by Campus Compact to receive the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award. She has coordinated many service events at BVU.


Students Present Academic Work on Scholars Day

April 22, 2016
BVU’s twelfth annual Scholars Day was held Friday, April 22. The event provided students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best presentations, original research, academic posters, artistic creations, and performances to their peers, professors and the public.


Students Receive Summer Fellowships to Mayo Clinic

April 20, 2016
Two BVU students have been awarded stipends and 10-week summer internships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as part of the Mayo Clinic's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.


ROTC Cadet Receives Governor's Award

April 14, 2016
Buena Vista University ROTC Cadet Brandy Fowler, a senior public administration and political science major from Spirit Lake, received the Governor's Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.


BVU Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker

April 13, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced that Steven R. Smith, dean emeritus and professor of law at California Western School of Law in San Diego, will be the 2016 Commencement speaker on May 21.


Students Compete in Mobile Science App Competition

April 8, 2016
Five interdisciplinary teams of BVU students from the natural science and computer science departments developed and presented mobile apps in a competition for a $1,000 award from BVU's Stine Endowment.


Students Sell Prom Dresses to Fight Domestic Abuse

April 8, 2016
Members of Buena Vista University's Student M.O.V.E. presented a donation of nearly $700 to the Storm Lake office of Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault. The donation came from the proceeds of their Glass Slipper Shop.


BVU Theatre to present Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

March 30, 2016
BVU Theatre has announced the cast of its spring production of "Romeo and Juliet," which will take place April 27-30. BVU will be performing a new spin on this well-known story in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.


Beaver Baseball Fans in Arizona

March 29, 2016
Beaver fans were abundant in Tucson, Ariz. cheering on the Buena Vista University baseball team during Spring Break. Some of the fans were alumni supporting their BV legacies.


Spring Break Service

March 29, 2016
Once again, Spring Break was full of service and fun for Buena Vista University students and faculty. Many of them took part in A.W.O.L., BVU's alternative spring break program, traveling to three different sites to perform service.


ROTC Cadet Attends George C. Marshall Conference

March 24, 2016
Buena Vista University ROTC Cadet Brandy Fowler, a senior public administration and political science major from Spirit Lake, was selected to attend the 2016 George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Conference.


First Place for Concert Choir in Italy

March 24, 2016
The Buena Vista University Concert Choir earned first place honors at the Concorso Corale Internazionale Riva del Garda international choir competition. The group traveled to Italy over spring break to compete in the festival.


Jack Denholm Named BVU's Next Director of Athletics

March 22, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced the hiring of Jack Denholm, to replace Christyn Abaray as the university's next Director of Athletics. He is scheduled to begin his duties on campus in mid-June.


Finalists Announced for Excellence in Teaching

Feb. 25, 2016
Four professors have been selected as finalists for BVU’s 2016 George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching. The winner will be announced at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 20.


Digital Media Students Honored at ICMA Conference

Feb. 25, 2016
Buena Vista University's student media organizations took home several awards and other honors at the 2016 Iowa College Media Association conference held February in Des Moines.


Leon E. Panetta Named 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecturer

Feb. 17, 2016
Leon E. Panetta, who served as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2011-13, will be the 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate on Oct. 7. He joins a list of preeminent lecturers that has included former world leaders and heads of state.


Students Honored for Academic Achievement

Feb. 16, 2016
Eighteen Buena Vista University students have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2015 calendar year. The award is given to pre-qualified, academically high-performing BVU students.


Science Students Honored for Academic Achievement

Feb. 16, 2016
Nine Buena Vista University science majors have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2015 calendar year. The award is given to three pre-qualified, academically high-performing BVU business majors in each of the second, third and fourth years of school.


Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement

Feb. 16, 2016
Nine Buena Vista University business majors have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2015 calendar year. The award is given to three pre-qualified, academically high-performing BVU business majors in each of the second, third and fourth years of school.


Video: Amazing Academic Opportunities at BVU

Feb. 15, 2016
At Buena Vista University, academic experiences are linked to exceptional opportunities. We support students every step of the way. Learn about the amazing experiences that Bonnie and Jacob had.


BVU Student Receives EPA Research Fellowship

Feb. 12, 2016
Derek Simonsen is one of only 30 U.S. students to be awarded the fellowship, which provides financial support for undergraduate study and an EPA facility internship, and plans to research emerging contaminants.


Buena Vista University Theatre to Present Musical "Iowa"

Jan. 25, 2016
Buena Vista University Theatre is presenting the New Visions Series production of the musical play "Iowa" by Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond Feb. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus.


Clark Beats OT Buzzer to Lift BVU to Thrilling Win over Dutch

Jan. 23, 2016
Senior Nick Clark hit a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime on Saturday afternoon that lifted the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a thrilling 97-94 victory over visiting Central College.


Global Fellows: Students Study Ecosystems of Chile

Jan. 23, 2016
BVU's Global Fellows spent their January near the southernmost city in the world, Puerto Williams, Chile. They explored the area's glaciers, mountains and forests, learning to see the world through the eyes of others.


Lessons from Hogwarts

Jan. 22, 2016
Harry Potter has become a cultural icon since the first novel was published back in 1997. Katie Frick's Interim Class, What Harry Taught Me, explores several different topics in relation to the Harry Potter phenomenon including racism, religion, social activism and depression.


Behind the Scenes in the State Senate

Jan. 20, 2016
This January, Hanna Zinn has served as an intern in the Iowa State Senate. She has been behind the scenes of the legislative session, taking on different tasks in the Capitol building.


Marketing and Communications Internship

Jan. 19, 2016
Ashley Lemke and Shelby Pittenger are interning at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer. Ashley lent her voice to a commercial to promote an event at the center.


A Spanish Immersion

Jan. 18, 2016
Spanish students and those interested in the country's culture traveled to Spain in January for a Spanish immersion experience. During the trip, students stayed with families in the region who provided lodging, food, and a glimpse into their daily lives.


The Beauty and Culture of Europe

Jan. 16, 2016
Students spent January touring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe, visiting eight countries overall. During their travels they saw the Roman Coliseum, the Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square.


How to Become a Recording Star

Jan. 15, 2016
Everyone has had the dream at one point or another of becoming a famous musician. Dr. David Klee's Interim class, How to Become a Recording Star, gives students an idea of what it's like to be a famous artist in the music industry.


January in Tahiti

Jan. 14, 2016
BVU students enjoy a peaceful sunset during the January Interim travel course in French Polynesia. They explored environmental issues and the culture of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine and Maupiti.


Brittany On the Air

Jan. 13, 2016
Brittany Poeppe is spending her January Interim as an intern with KAYL and KKIA radio stations in Storm Lake. She has already been on the air several times since her first day and is looking forward to more on-air time during the remainder of her internship.


Reading, Running and Reflecting

Jan. 12, 2016
Finding time for physical activity in our day-to-day lives can seem like quite the challenge. In Running, Reading, and Reflecting, students are encouraged to fit physical activity and exercise into their busy lives.


The Front Lines of the Cola Wars

Jan. 11, 2016
In Dr. Gwen Hart's Interim Class, '80s Time Machine, activities such as a blind taste test of Coca-Cola and Pepsi help to educate the students on this period in time and the importance of such events in history.


Exploring NYC

Jan. 8, 2016
Students on the New York City and Washington, D.C. Business and Cultural Experiences Interim trip are spending this week in New York City, visiting the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks.


The Scientific Principles Behind Gadgets

Jan. 7, 2016
Building a DC motor and using nanoscience in the construction of solar cells may seem foreign to some, but to Dr. Tim Ehler and his Interim class, How Things Work, they are merely the stepping stones to learning how technology works.


BVU Names Salvucci to Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jan. 7, 2016
Buena Vista University has selected Dr. Jim Salvucci as its vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. He will carry the faculty rank of professor of English and will assume his new responsibilities this summer.


Creativity Boot Camp

Jan. 6, 2016
Creativity is a skill that aids in creating unique solutions to a variety of life's problems. In this unique Interim class, students learn how to develop their creative abilities... including monster building.


Fisher Begins Rural Medicine Internship

Jan. 4, 2016
The Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program has selected Lexi Fisher, a senior biology major, for its January 2016 scholars program, and on Jan. 4 she participated in a white coat ceremony to begin a three-week internship.


Beavers Put the "Dam" in Amsterdam

Jan. 3, 2016
During January Interim, BVU students and faculty will visit European castles, museums and landmarks. After leaving Amsterdam, the trip will continue to cities in Germany, Italy, France and England.