News from Buena Vista University en-us BVU Students Receive Governor's Volunteer Awards Iowa's Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg recently attended the Governor’s Volunteer Award ceremony on Aug. 9, where approximately 80 individuals and organizations from northwest Iowa received honors. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:00:00 CDT Remembering Lanny Grigsby Lanny Grigsby, Class of 1960 and associate professor emeritus of mathematics, passed away on Aug. 3. He spent over five decades teaching every type of math offered at Buena Vista and served in several coaching positions for the Beavers. Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:30:00 CDT McCorkle Fellows Explore Cuba The Fellows visited a variety of cities and historical locations, including Matanzas, the "Athens of Cuba;" Cienfuegos, the "Paris of Cuba;" Trinidad, a colonial city that was founded in 1514; Jardines del Rey, a coral reef located on Cuba’s northern coast; and Playa Giron, the Bay of Pigs. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:00:00 CDT BVU Receives Prestigious NSF Grant for STEM Scholarships Each year BVU selects 15-18 students to receive grant funding of $5,000 max per year for up to four years and $2,000 for a science sampler interim trip. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:00:00 CDT Romance Rides On For Alumni Couple After their wedding in Oregon, Arick and Kathryn Loew celebrated by riding their bikes together from the Pacific Coast back to Iowa... just in time to cross the state during RAGBRAI. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:00:00 CDT Merchant Family, Beavers March in July 4th Parade The new president and his family led a group from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake's Independence Day parade. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 01:45:00 CDT New Alumni Association Board Members for 2017 On July 1, BVU welcomed nine new members to the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. They will offer advice, volunteer service and financial support to the University. Mon, 3 Jul 2017 01:45:00 CDT President Merchant's First Day Dr. Merchant and his wife, Carrie, were welcomed to Buena Vista University by the campus community. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:00:00 CDT BVU Mentoring Program Receives Grant From Alliant Energy Foundation The grant will be used to support BV Buddies, a mentoring program that partners BVU students with Storm Lake middle school youth. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:00:00 CDT Programming the Way to a Bright Future As a computer science major, Colin Hansen spent last summer in a 10-week program at CUNY's College of Staten Island. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:30:00 CDT Dr. Steven Mills Honored for Excellence in Teaching The George Wythe Award is BVU's highest honor for excellence in teaching and includes a $30,000 stipend and a sabbatical for the recipient to pursue professional development and/or research. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:30:00 CDT An Academic Wonderland Once More Buena Vista University has begun to raise philanthropic resources in an effort to renovate the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum and transform it into a true, modern student center. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:15:00 CDT BVU Honors Faculty and Staff at Close of Academic Year Faculty and staff were the recipients of several awards, including Education for Service, Student Senate Faculty Member of the Year, and Student Senate Staff Member of the Year, among others. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:30:00 CDT 2017 Seniors Surpass Fundraising Goal for Forum Renovation The seniors' plan is to help create a space where students can relax and de-stress for many years to come. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 03:00:00 CDT Four Retiring BVU Professors Inducted Into Order of Cumberland and Tollefson The Order of Cumberland and Tollefson was established in 1994 and is reserved for retiring faculty members who have given exceptional service to the University. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 12:00:00 CDT Buena Vista University's Class of 2017 Graduates Seven hundred fifty-one students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 27. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Sat, 27 May 2017 07:15:00 CDT