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Dr. Joshua Merchant named Buena Vista University President
Dr. Joshua Merchant named Buena Vista University President

Merchant has worked in education for the past 19 years and has extensive experience in strategic planning, fundraising, external engagement, marketing and enrollment management.

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BVU Science and Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement
BVU Science and Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement

The Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award rewards business and science students who excel in their academic pursuits, and encourages quality learning experiences for students outside the classroom.

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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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Brad Schroeder Joins Board of Trustees
Brad Schroeder Joins Board of Trustees

Schroeder is a 1994 BVU graduate with a degree in English, holds a law degree from the University of Iowa, and has served on the BVU President's Advisory Council since 2012.

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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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Digital Media Students Honored at ICMA Conference
Digital Media Students Honored at ICMA Conference

Students in BVU's campus media organizations – KBVU, the University Cable Network and The Tack Online – received 27 awards in numerous categories, including several first place honors.

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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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Buena Vista University Announces New Master's Degree
Buena Vista University Announces New Master's Degree

The new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is an applied degree and consists of 30 semester hours culminating in the student's choice of capstone experience in either a research effort or executive internship.

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Students Begin Rural Medicine Internships
Students Begin Rural Medicine Internships

During the URMED internship, students are introduced to a variety of clinical and healthcare practices at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and other area rural hospitals.

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BVU Receives Endowment for STEM Program
BVU Receives Endowment for STEM Program

A technology-enhanced STEM classroom, funded by the endowment, is being used for several different disciplines across campus, including science, education and math.

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