News from Buena Vista University en-us 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 Munden and Rasmussen Head Buena Vista University Community Campaign BVU has announced that Kit Munden and Chris Rasmussen will be the co-chairs for its 2015-2016 Community Campaign. Contributions to the campaign help provide resources for scholarships and development of innovative academic programs. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00:00 CDT Business Students Participate in Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute Four Buena Vista University students participated in the annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. They joined young entrepreneurs from other schools for the six-day academic experience and earned academic credit. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:30:00 CDT BVU "Campus Tour" Sculpture at the Iowa State Fair If you attend the 2015 Iowa State Fair be sure to check out Buena Vista University's horse-shaped concrete sculpture. The creation is BVU's entry in a contest to help promote the Fair’s theme, "Fair Tour." Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:45:00 CDT 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 Beaver Grads Shoot Documentary in Kosovo Luke Harwath SL '07 and Scott Locati SL'15 recently returned from Kosovo, where they shot footage for a feature-length documentary about the country. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:45:00 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