News from Buena Vista University en-us #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 Studying Business in Switzerland Kirsten experienced a new way of learning when she spent a semester abroad in Switzerland. She studied international business management at the Geneva School of Business Administration. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:10:00 CDT Ahrens Receives Leadership Award Zach Ahrens received the Student Leadership Award from Iowa Campus Compact at their Engaged Campus Awards. The award recognizes leadership on campus and in the community and a strong track record of supporting others in service. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:36:00 CDT Buena Vista University Honors Faculty and Staff Buena Vista University held its annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 22 to recognize and award achievements for employees of the university. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:44:00 CDT Shepherd Honored by BVU for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Jason Shepherd, assistant professor of computer science, was named the 29th recipient of the George Wythe Award, Buena Vista University's highest honor for excellence in teaching. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:39:00 CDT Kiley: Internship Success Kiley wanted an internship where she could explore her passion for writing, and her digital media professors helped her land a spot at xoJane in Manhattan. After a few days on the job, her first article was published and picked up by Time magazine. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:43:00 CDT