News from Buena Vista University en-us BVU Announces 2017 Commencement Speaker Anne Motsenbocker, president of JP Morgan Chase's south middle-market banking, and granddaughter of the late Drs. Paul and Vivian McCorkle, will address the graduating Class of 2017. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:30:00 CDT Finalists Named for BVU Wythe Award The recipient of the award, which was endowed by the late Paul and Vivian McCorkle, will receive a sabbatical and a $30,000 stipend for faculty development. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 CDT BVU Global Fellows Selected for 2018 During January interim of their second year, the Global Fellows participate in a fully-funded, academically-oriented, interdisciplinary international experience. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 02:00:00 CDT 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. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 CST 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. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:00 CST 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. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:00 CST 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. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:00:00 CST 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. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:30:00 CST 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. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:00:00 CST 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. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 CST 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. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:30:00 CST Students Begin 2017 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. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:00:00 CST 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. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 04:00:00 CST Looking back on 2016 at Buena Vista University It was another great year at Buena Vista University. Take a look at some of the exciting things that happened in 2016... inside the classroom and during activities on campus. Mon, 26 Dec 2016 02:00:00 CST BVU Receives $1 Million Grant for Digital Media Program The gift supports upgrades for BVU's University Cable Network, replacing the studio's analog television and video equipment with state-of-the-art digital technology. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 01:00:00 CST Student Presents Research at International Conference BVU student Derek Simonsen was selected among only a handful of undergraduate students to present research at last month's Seventh Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry World Congress in Orlando, Fla. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:15:00 CST