News from Buena Vista University en-us BVU Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll Buena Vista University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The President's Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 CDT BVU Crowns 2016 Homecoming King and Queen Buena Vista University has crowned its 2016 Homecoming king and queen: Matthew Tennyson, a senior Elementary Education major and Elizabeth Kim, a senior senior biology and Spanish major. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:15:00 CDT Buena Vista University Announces Timeline, Committee for Presidential Search The Buena Vista University Board of Trustees has begun the search for a successor to President Fred Moore, who will step down following 22 successful years of leading the institution. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:15:00 CDT Students Engage in Dialogue with Panetta Six Buena Vista University students participated in an on-campus question and answer program with Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA Leon E. Panetta during his appearance as the 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 05:00:00 CDT BVU Announces Fall 2016 New Faculty Buena Vista University has announced 15 new full-time faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Thirteen of the new faculty are to support a larger student population within the University's School of Education. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 10:00:00 CDT BVU Professor Frantz to Receive First Amendment Award Dr. Andrea Frantz, professor of digital media, will receive the Louis E. Inglehart First Amendment Award on behalf of College Media Association. The award honors professional journalists, institutions or advisors who have made an extraordinary contribution in support of the First Amendment. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:15:00 CDT Remembering Shimon Peres and His Visit to BVU Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died at the age of 93. Peres visited BVU on Oct. 9, 1998 as the ninth speaker in the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Series. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:30:00 CDT Remembering the Burning of Old Main View all the tweets in the real-time Twitter reenactment of the burning of Old Main, BVU's first campus building, sixty years ago. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT BVU Announces Fall 2016 Enrollment, Six New Programs Buena Vista University has started the fall semester with a total of 2,115 full-time students enrolled at the Storm Lake campus and its online, site and graduate programs, including 16 locations throughout Iowa. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:30:00 CDT Moore to Resign Following More than Two Decades as BVU President Frederick V. Moore, president of Buena Vista University since 1995, will resign effective June 30, 2017. During his tenure, BVU has achieved several important milestones that have firmly established it as an innovative institution for a growing number of undergraduate students and adult learners. Thu, 1 Sep 2016 05:00:00 CDT New Students Welcomed to Buena Vista University New students moved onto campus during BVU's Welcome Week activities in August. They were welcomed to campus by other students, faculty and staff, and made the traditional procession through Victory Arch. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:30:00 CDT BVU Professors Travel to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan In August, a group of five Buena Vista University professors embarked on a journey to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as part of the McCorkle Fellowship program, interweaving their disciplines and personal interests and bonding as colleagues and friends. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:15:00 CDT Smith and Osborn Head BVU Community Campaign Buena Vista University has announced that Kent Smith and Josh Osborn will be the co-chairs for its 2016-2017 Community Campaign. Contributions to the campaign help provide resources for scholarships and development of innovative academic programs at BVU. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:30:00 CDT BVU to Honor Five at Founders' Day Service Buena Vista University will hold its 39th annual Founders' Day memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 10 to honor five deceased individuals who have served the institution as staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:45:00 CDT Van Haaften Coaches USA All-Star Team on Brazil Tour Buena Vista University head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften served as head coach for the USA Division III All-Star team on its Brazil Tour in July. He had few familiar faces on his roster - BVU senior Kennedy Drey and recent Beaver grad Nick Clark. Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:00:00 CDT Buena Vista University Statue at the Iowa State Fair If you attend the 2016 Iowa State Fair (Aug. 11-21) be sure to check out Buena Vista University's concrete statue. The creation is BVU's entry in a contest to help promote the Fair's theme, "Nothing Compares." Mon, 1 Aug 2016 02:45:00 CDT