News from Buena Vista University en-us Concert Band Presents Holiday Concert Dec. 6 The Buena Vista University Concert Band, under the direction of Jerry Bertrand, assistant professor of music, will present its annual Holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel on the BVU campus. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 03:15:00 CST Theatre to Present "A Christmas Carol" Radio Play Buena Vista University Theatre will be presenting a radio play of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, airing on campus radio station KBVU. The production is the result of a collaboration between the theatre, digital media and music production and technology programs. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:45:00 CST Students Accepted to 2015 Iowa Collegiate Honor Band Five Buena Vista University band members have been selected to participate in the 22nd Annual Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. The band will perform on Saturday, Nov. 22 in Nevada, Iowa. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:30:00 CST BVU Students Go Behind the Scenes at Mayo Clinic Eight students from Buena Vista University recently took a two-day trip to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to gain a behind-the-scenes look at various types of science and medicine-based professional opportunities. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 11:45:00 CST BVU Theatre to Present "Blithe Spirit" Buena Vista University Theatre is presenting the Noël Coward comedy Nov. 4-7 in Anderson Auditorium. In the play, Charles Condomine is literally haunted by the ghost of his very clever and insistent late wife, Elvira. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:45:00 CDT Merle Phillips, 1930 BV Grad, Shares Wisdom Buena Vista grad Merle (Garton) Phillips SL'30 was back on campus to observe her 85th class milestone. After her visit, she left a letter for current BVU students. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT Alumni Awards 2015 The Buena Vista University National Alumni Association honored individuals and couples for their service to the University and to their communities at a special luncheon and at half-time of the Homecoming game on Oct. 10. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 02:30:00 CDT BVU Crowns Homecoming King and Queen for 2015 Buena Vista University crowned its 2015 Homecoming king and queen: Bobby Ivey, a senior biology major from Storm Lake, and Bonnie Keller, a senior biology major from Sioux City. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:30:00 CDT Buena Vista University Mourns Loss of Former Student BVU is saddened by the recent death of 2015 graduate, Brett Heitkamp, who passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4. He received a bachelor’s degree in management and was a three-time letter winner for the BVU men’s basketball team. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT McCorkle Fellows Explore Vietnam and Cambodia A group of BVU professors embarked on a journey to Vietnam and Cambodia as part of the McCorkle Fellowship program. They found the area to be unexpectedly beautiful and were impacted by each country's lengthy and often troubled history. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 01:00:00 CDT BVU Announces Enrollment Increases, Promises for Student Success Buena Vista University has started the fall semester with a total of 2,322 students enrolled at the Storm Lake campus and its Graduate & Professional Studies program, which has 16 locations throughout Iowa and online. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 01:30:00 CDT BVU Earns High Score for Academic Value in 2016 Rankings Buena Vista University has retained its standing as the third best value school among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Colleges Rankings publication. This is the fourth consecutive year that BVU has held this ranking. Wed, 9 Sep 2015 02:00:00 CDT BVU to Honor Eleven at Founders' Day Service Buena Vista University will hold its 38th annual Founders' Day memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 19 to honor 11 deceased individuals who have served the institution as faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:30:00 CDT #UniteIowa on Immigration Brings Academics into Action BVU students, faculty, and staff are making final preparations for the historic #UniteIowa Immigration Forum. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:30:00 CDT New Students Welcomed to Campus New students moved onto campus during BVU's Welcome Week activities. They were welcomed to campus by other students, faculty and staff, and made the traditional procession through Victory Arch. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:45:00 CDT Iowa Leaders Invite Presidential Contenders to Forum on Immigration On Saturday, Aug. 29, leaders from Iowa's immigrant, business, educational, faith, labor and political communities on the front lines of immigration issues will convene with invited presidential contenders in an effort to find common ground on the issue. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:15:00 CDT