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Schlichte Named Senior of the Year
Schlichte Named Senior of the Year

Each year, the award is presented to an outstanding senior who demonstrates academic achievement, leadership characteristics and the ability to set personal and career goals.

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Spring Break Service in North Carolina
Spring Break Service in North Carolina

BVU participants spent spring break volunteering at Possumwood Acres, a non-profit wildlife sanctuary that specializes in the rehabilitation, care and treatment of injured animals.

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Spring Break Service in South Dakota
Spring Break Service in South Dakota

BVU participants volunteered with the Cheyenne River Youth Project and helped with the organization's Passion for Fashion Dress Drive, a program that accepts dress and accessory donations so area youth are able to attend prom.

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Spring Break Service in Nicaragua
Spring Break Service in Nicaragua

BVU students worked with the Panorama Service Expedition and immersed themselves in the area’s culture and worked on a farm alongside locals helping prepare grounds for planting coffee trees.

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Concert Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall
Concert Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

The Buena Vista University Concert Choir was invited to perform a spotlight debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City after a selection process by Manhattan Concert Productions.

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Beavers at Ehrhardt Wedding
Beavers at Ehrhardt Wedding

Jason Ehrhardt SL'14 married Emily Droessler in Cedar Rapids on March 25. Joining them in celebration were Jason's BVU tennis teammates and other fellow alumni.

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Remembering Bob Willadsen
Remembering Bob Willadsen

Bob Willadsen died on March 13, 2017. As a student at Buena Vista College, Bob participated in football and track and would later serve as an assistant football coach. He was inducted into the athletics Hall of Fame in 1972.

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Student MOVE to Host Glass Slipper Shop Event
Student MOVE to Host Glass Slipper Shop Event

The Glass Slipper Shop gives community members the opportunity to purchase new and gently used formal dresses at a lower cost. Proceeds will go to the Storm Lake office of Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) to benefit those in need.

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Mike Degen Joins Board of Trustees
Mike Degen Joins Board of Trustees

Degen is a 1967 BVU graduate with degrees in accounting and business management. He is the retired chairman, president and CEO of Nortech Systems, and has over 45 years of experience spanning multiple industries and companies.

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BVU Names Two New Trustees
BVU Names Two New Trustees

Buena Vista University has announced Mike Degen and Brad Schroeder have been named to the Board of Trustees. The Board works to develop policies and programs to help BVU provide a quality higher education experience to its students.

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Search Process Update
Search Process Update

A memo to the Buena Vista University community from Norm Nielsen, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee.

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Remembering Dr. Carl Adkins
Remembering Dr. Carl Adkins

The professor emeritus of English taught at Buena Vista University for over thirty years, serving in roles including chair of the faculty senate, assistant dean, leader of curriculum development and head men's tennis coach.

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January Interim Offers BVU Students Variety of Experiences
January Interim Offers BVU Students Variety of Experiences

Many Buena Vista University students explored a wide array of personal interests during this year’s January Interim, a three-week program that gives students the opportunity to take travel courses, enroll in enriching classes on campus and participate in internships.

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