News from Buena Vista University en-us Buena Vista University Theatre to Present Musical "Iowa" 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. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 04:30:00 CST Clark Beats OT Buzzer to Lift BVU to Thrilling Win over Dutch 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. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:30:00 CST Global Fellows: Students Study Ecosystems of Chile 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. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:45:00 CST Lessons from Hogwarts 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. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:15:00 CST Behind the Scenes in the State Senate 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. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:45:00 CST Marketing and Communications Internship 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. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:15:00 CST A Spanish Immersion 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. Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CST The Beauty and Culture of Europe 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. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:30:00 CST How to Become a Recording Star 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. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:00:00 CST January in Tahiti 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. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST Brittany On the Air 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. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:30:00 CST Reading, Running and Reflecting 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. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:30:00 CST Exploring NYC 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. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 03:00:00 CST BVU Names Salvucci to Vice President for Academic Affairs 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. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST The Scientific Principles Behind Gadgets 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. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST Creativity Boot Camp 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. Wed, 6 Jan 2016 06:30:00 CST