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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.


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.


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.


Service and Fun on 103rd Buenafication Day

April 29, 2016
Students, faculty and staff took part in service and fun during Buena Vista University's 103rd Buenafication Day on April 28. Students performed service on campus, as well as the Storm Lake and surrounding communities, partnering with local organizations.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.