News from Buena Vista University en-us Students Receive Governor's Volunteer Awards Eleven Buena Vista University students and the BVU College Republicans were honored at the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Award ceremonies held in June on the BVU campus. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds attended the event. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:15:00 CDT BVU Organization Receives Grant from Alliant Energy Foundation The Buena Vista University organization BV Buddies-Teammates has received a $1,500 grant from Alliant Energy Foundation that will be used to support their activities in the community. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 01:15:00 CDT BVU Receives Grant for School of Science Buena Vista University's School of Science has received a grant of $174,054 from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to purchase five pieces of laboratory instrumentation equipment for the enhancement and development of classroom and research. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:19:00 CDT Education Students Receive Recognition of Excellence Five Buena Vista University students received the Recognition of Excellence Award from Educational Testing Service for their performance on the Praxis II content knowledge exams. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:05:00 CDT Studying Business in Switzerland Kirsten experienced a new way of learning when she spent a semester abroad in Switzerland. She studied international business management at the Geneva School of Business Administration. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:10:00 CDT Ahrens Receives Leadership Award Zach Ahrens received the Student Leadership Award from Iowa Campus Compact at their Engaged Campus Awards. The award recognizes leadership on campus and in the community and a strong track record of supporting others in service. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:36:00 CDT Buena Vista University Honors Faculty and Staff Buena Vista University held its annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 22 to recognize and award achievements for employees of the university. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:44:00 CDT Shepherd Honored by BVU for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Jason Shepherd, assistant professor of computer science, was named the 29th recipient of the George Wythe Award, Buena Vista University's highest honor for excellence in teaching. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:39:00 CDT Kiley: Internship Success Kiley wanted an internship where she could explore her passion for writing, and her digital media professors helped her land a spot at xoJane in Manhattan. After a few days on the job, her first article was published and picked up by Time magazine. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:43:00 CDT Pair of BVU Grads Receive Doctorates From UNMC Two BVU graduates, Cassandra Pauley and Grant Turner, graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center on May 9. Cassandra received her Doctorate of Pharmacy and Grant received his Doctorate in Medicine. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:42:00 CDT Class of 2015 Graduates in Commencement Ceremony Five hundred eighty-two students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 23. Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Sat, 23 May 2015 08:52:00 CDT Victory Arch Procession: Commencement 2015 Watch as Buena Vista University's Class of 2015 makes the traditional procession through Victory Arch on its way to the commencement ceremony in Siebens Fieldhouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:44:00 CDT Timelapse: Commencement 2015 Buena Vista University's commencement ceremonies were held on May 23. See time lapse video of the event in Siebens Fieldhouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:31:00 CDT Buena Vista University Engages in Process to Address Higher Education Challenges Buena Vista University has completed a year-long comprehensive self-assessment of its academic, administrative and co-curricular programs and services, called Prioritization. BVU chose to undertake this evaluation to address growing challenges that are affecting higher education on state and national levels. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:56:00 CDT Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled for May 23 Buena Vista University will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 23, with 582 graduates scheduled to receive their degrees. The commencement speaker will be retired America Online executive and former BVU Trustee Laura Horn. Mon, 11 May 2015 01:49:00 CDT Buenafication Day Provides a Record 7,500 Hours of Service An estimated 3,500 faculty, staff, college students and students from Storm Lake Community School District participated in Buena Vista University's 102nd annual Buenafication Day, contributing 7,500 hours of community service. Fri, 8 May 2015 01:08:00 CDT