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In the News

Buena Vista University Student Honored for Mentoring

Buena Vista University Student Honored for Mentoring

January 27, 2015
Buena Vista University Student Honored for Mentoring BVU junior Sloane Morrow has received the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. The award was presented by Governor Terry Branstad during a special recognition ceremony in Des Moines. Read more...

Beavers Travel Down Under

Beavers Travel Down Under

January 25, 2015
Beavers Travel Down Under Buena Vista students experienced Australia in January. They visited several destinations throughout the country, with a focus on natural wildlife, aboriginal culture, and the nation's origins. Read more...

Krystal and Kassi in Advertising

Krystal and Kassi in Advertising

January 24, 2015
Krystal and Kassi in Advertising Kassi Kommes and Krystal Schulte have spent January Interim at Maxwell/Liebl, an advertising agency in Des Moines. The pair created materials for many of the agency's clients, including radio and print advertisements. Read more...

How Things Work

How Things Work

January 23, 2015
How Things Work It takes more than building a trebuchet or a DC motor to learn about how technology works. In this course students research and build interesting gadgets while learning the scientific principles behind how simple and complex mechanisms work. Read more...

Buena Vista University Hosts Middle Eastern Culture Workshop

Buena Vista University Hosts Middle Eastern Culture Workshop

January 23, 2015
Buena Vista University Hosts Middle Eastern Culture Workshop BVU hosted area K-12 teachers for a workshop focused on teaching Iowa Core standards using Middle Eastern artifacts from the Keith Carter Collection, featuring cultural artifacts from Middle Eastern countries. Read more...

Running, Reading, and Reflecting

Running, Reading, and Reflecting

January 22, 2015
Running, Reading, and Reflecting In "Running, Reading, and Reflecting," students are motivated to fit physical activity into their busy lives. They keep track of their progress with a daily journal and exercise log to use as the basis for a reflection paper. Read more...

BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs

BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs

January 21, 2015
BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs Buena Vista University has named Dr. Barbara Byrne as its interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. She began her duties on Monday, Jan. 12 and will serve in the position through the 2015-16 academic year. Read more...

Creating the Architecture of Style

Creating the Architecture of Style

January 21, 2015
Creating the Architecture of Style Stephanie Steiner has spent January Interim as an intern for Style-Architects in Minneapolis, Minn. She has contributed to a variety of projects, such as styling and photographing images for social media and writing copy for blog posts. Read more...

Creating a Performance

Creating a Performance

January 20, 2015
Creating a Performance Dr. Bethany Larson's interim course "Devising Theatre" is like no other theatre course at BVU. All students in the course participate on stage or backstage as they prepare for the opening night of an original production. Read more...

Backstage at Disney

Backstage at Disney

January 19, 2015
Backstage at Disney "Storytelling With Walt Disney" takes a look inside the world of Disney theme parks and cruises. Students go "backstage" to see how attractions really work and visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors. Read more...

Intramural Athletics

Intramural Athletics

January 18, 2015
Intramural Athletics During January, there are also opportunities to get involved with intramural sports. Students can participate in basketball and wiffle ball sports leagues, with women's, men's, and co-recreational leagues. Read more...

Introduction to Pharmacology

Introduction to Pharmacology

January 17, 2015
Introduction to Pharmacology Students in "Introduction to Pharmacology" are learning about basic pathophysiology and discussing how medications treat a variety of diseases. The experience also involves studying the effects of pharmacological agents on cell viability and function. Read more...

Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

January 16, 2015
Spanish Immersion in Ecuador BVU students experience the geography and culture of Ecuador during the "Spanish Immersion" travel experience in January. Students and faculty visit historic and cultural sites and volunteer in the community. Read more...

BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's

BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's

January 15, 2015
BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's Standard & Poor's has affirmed its 'A' long-term rating and stable outlook for Buena Vista University. BVU has received an 'A' rating for the last 13 years, and it puts the University in the top-tier of Iowa private colleges. Read more...

The Science of Grilling

The Science of Grilling

January 14, 2015
The Science of Grilling Students practice basic lab documentation procedures while enjoying food prepared during a grilling contest. The contest is part of "The Chemistry of Food," where students learn the chemistry behind how food is prepared. Read more...

Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices

Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices

January 13, 2015
Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices Buena Vista University recently received grants from Buena Vista County Community Foundation and AEDGrant.com to upgrade the automated external defibrillator devices available on campus. Read more...