News from Buena Vista University en-us 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 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 Digital Media Students Receive 33 National Awards The national honors, presented by the Society for Collegiate Journalists, included nine first place awards across online, television and radio. Mon, 22 May 2017 01:00:00 CDT Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled For May 27 Seven hundred fifty one students from the Storm Lake campus and BVU’s online, site and graduate programs will receive their degrees on May 27. Mon, 15 May 2017 09:45:00 CDT Schlichte Named Senior of the Year Each year, the award is presented to an outstanding senior who demonstrates academic achievement, leadership characteristics and the ability to set personal and career goals. Tue, 9 May 2017 04:00:00 CDT Students Attend Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting The event proved to be a great experience for both the students and Dr. Melinda Coogan, who served as this year's IAS president. Thu, 4 May 2017 09:00:00 CDT Students Participate in One Day Without Shoes Over 80 BVU students, faculty and staff pledged to go shoeless to raise awareness about the millions of children around the world who go without shoes on a daily basis. Wed, 3 May 2017 12:00:00 CDT Buenafication Day Provides 3,600 Hours of Service Seventy-five BVU departments, student organizations, athletic teams and other groups volunteered at 50 locations throughout the Storm Lake and Alta communities. Tue, 2 May 2017 06:00:00 CDT BVU Hosts Fifth Annual Computer Security Contest A BVU team of computer science students took home second place in the fifth annual Capture the Flag contest. Mon, 1 May 2017 11:15:00 CDT Students Participate in Buena Vista University's Thirteenth Annual Scholars Day This year's event featured 63 presentations from 120 students, exploring topics from across academic disciplines. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:00:00 CDT BVU Theatre Presents Murder Mystery The student cast performed Agatha Christie's The Hollow, the story of a weekend getaway to the countryside that quickly spirals into a murder mystery. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:30:00 CDT Creating a Launching Pad for Global Learning Walk into Smith 305 and you'll find a group of future teachers recording one another with an iPad on a Swivl stand, trailing them around the room as each practices delivering a robotics lesson. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:15:00 CDT