News from Buena Vista University http://bvu.edu/news en-us BVU Theatre to Present "Into the Woods" http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=9181df55-cac1-4baf-9f4c-a2d4dd6b2af2 BVU Theatre has announced the cast for its spring production of "Into the Woods" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, which will take place April 24-25 and May 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., and April 26 at 2 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:19:00 CDT http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=9181df55-cac1-4baf-9f4c-a2d4dd6b2af2 Taxing Work Gives Back http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=028c1630-5721-427b-88c6-d17735ecddfb The VITA program provides free income tax preparation assistance to people who are lower-income, persons with disabilities, and others. Nineteen BVU students volunteer with the program. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:28:00 CDT http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=028c1630-5721-427b-88c6-d17735ecddfb Alumni Honored by Advertising Federation http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=513b4b3b-9855-4065-bffe-4f9fe0745602 Two BVU alumni have been honored by the American Advertising Federation of Des Moines. Adam Feller SL'11 was named "Ad Pro of the Year" and Kelsey (Reitmeier) Feller SL'12 was awarded "Rookie of the Year." Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:48:00 CDT http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=513b4b3b-9855-4065-bffe-4f9fe0745602 Woodson Becomes All-American at NCAA Championships http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=8f832c99-dee3-423b-a45a-42001474d139 Senior Seth Woodson capped off his stellar indoor track and field season on Saturday afternoon with his fourth-place finish at the NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field Championships. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:47:00 CDT http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=8f832c99-dee3-423b-a45a-42001474d139 BVU Students Deliver Presentation at National IMPACT Conference http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=15d0157e-97f8-46cc-82bb-5943976b1ba8 Members of the Buena Vista University Student MOVE organization presented at the 2015 IMPACT National Conference. Their presentation focused on how service organizations can shape the future of civic engagement on college campuses and local communities. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:16:00 CDT http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=15d0157e-97f8-46cc-82bb-5943976b1ba8 Focus on STEM: Building Future Leaders http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=35130a8d-efe6-4ed0-9fbb-8503b69e3c1a A recent gift of $500,000 from a generous couple has established an endowment for STEM education at BVU. This endowment will help prepare education students to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in K-12. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:13:00 CDT http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=35130a8d-efe6-4ed0-9fbb-8503b69e3c1a Beaver Alumni in Sherwood Forest http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f4524afa-c7e6-416f-8bfd-ae1866a99f34 Four BVU alumni are involved in the production of "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. In the play, the Merry Men are armed with spoons and battle a Sheriff of Nottingham who would rather be bowling. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:35:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f4524afa-c7e6-416f-8bfd-ae1866a99f34 Wythe Award Faculty Finalists Announced http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=2532efbd-1932-4040-9f99-e0d47f63d3b2 Four professors have been selected as finalists for BVU's 2015 George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching. The winner will be announced at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 22. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:37:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=2532efbd-1932-4040-9f99-e0d47f63d3b2 Hot Shooting Sends Men's Basketball to Conference Title http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=11ae21fd-3a21-4a41-ae9d-12791002ac05 The Buena Vista men's basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the field en route to a commanding 94-80 road victory over the University of Dubuque. The win secured the program's 12th overall Iowa Conference title and the ninth under head coach Brian Van Haaften. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:04:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=11ae21fd-3a21-4a41-ae9d-12791002ac05 Students Intern During Rural Health Fellowships http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=5a38eafd-a28b-4b95-8aac-352eab1b223c The Rural Health Fellowships program selected two Buena Vista University students for its January 2015 scholars program, which includes a three-week internship and a $1,000 stipend. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:22:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=5a38eafd-a28b-4b95-8aac-352eab1b223c Students Participate in 2015 URMED Internships http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f9b24cef-1dbd-49c2-9581-f8d1c8188053 BVU's Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program selected three students for its January 2015 scholars program, which included a white coat ceremony and an internship in rural Iowa hospitals. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:41:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f9b24cef-1dbd-49c2-9581-f8d1c8188053 Student MOVE to Host Glass Slipper Shop Event http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b01e434e-d1ec-4215-b052-d8af1aa08551 The Buena Vista University organization Student MOVE will be hosting their Glass Slipper Shop event on the BVU campus. The event gives the local community the opportunity to purchase new and gently used formal dresses at a lower cost. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:51:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b01e434e-d1ec-4215-b052-d8af1aa08551 Students Honored at Iowa College Media Conference http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=afae9fcc-3ce2-4e9c-ae0c-3f714d0b0409 Buena Vista University's student media organizations took home several awards at the 2015 Iowa College Media Association conference, winning 29 awards in numerous categories and three special awards. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:30:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=afae9fcc-3ce2-4e9c-ae0c-3f714d0b0409 Students Selected for Academic Achievement Awards http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=3329bef1-819e-493b-be7c-46bd95dda761 Eighteen BVU students have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2014 calendar year. The program encourages quality learning experiences for students outside the classroom. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:34:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=3329bef1-819e-493b-be7c-46bd95dda761 Buena Vista University Theatre to Present Original Play http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b5e340b6-88f2-4db4-8375-e3ba104494dd Buena Vista University Theatre is presenting the original play "[fuzed & fraid]" Feb. 11-14 in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus. It is an original play that was conceived, developed, and written by BVU students, based upon their own personal experiences. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:37:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b5e340b6-88f2-4db4-8375-e3ba104494dd Buena Vista University Student Honored for Mentoring http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=4b1f8a95-cb9f-4f1f-bb6d-995280ba0441 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. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:50:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=4b1f8a95-cb9f-4f1f-bb6d-995280ba0441 Japan: Art, Culture, History http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=bd150729-7a5b-4817-99c0-f77d06dee8b9 Students explored the beauty and majesty of old and new Japan during the "Art, Culture, History and Society" Interim travel course, led by Kathy Kapitan and Yuriko Togashi. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:56:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=bd150729-7a5b-4817-99c0-f77d06dee8b9 Beavers Travel Down Under http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=636be8ad-4e2e-4d60-8837-2ca88574c10c 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. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:35:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=636be8ad-4e2e-4d60-8837-2ca88574c10c Krystal and Kassi in Advertising http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=1f1989d0-888c-4126-a5e9-fcb33c670e9f 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. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:15:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=1f1989d0-888c-4126-a5e9-fcb33c670e9f How Things Work http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=389fe953-c773-4f94-a473-acba596f6b59 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. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=389fe953-c773-4f94-a473-acba596f6b59 Buena Vista University Hosts Middle Eastern Culture Workshop http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=10eaa225-78b7-4728-b0cf-26bca4f809d1 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. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=10eaa225-78b7-4728-b0cf-26bca4f809d1 BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b17689de-5fea-4859-90de-65bf4d29db12 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. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:48:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b17689de-5fea-4859-90de-65bf4d29db12 Creating the Architecture of Style http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=181c0b7f-1fc9-46f8-bfa7-e6ad2bd78d0a 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. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:12:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=181c0b7f-1fc9-46f8-bfa7-e6ad2bd78d0a Creating a Performance http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=fecb4e71-104f-4498-8d72-bad775f0c7de 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. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:10:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=fecb4e71-104f-4498-8d72-bad775f0c7de Introduction to Pharmacology http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b27b9979-434e-420e-8066-216e60ad8863 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. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:16:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b27b9979-434e-420e-8066-216e60ad8863 Spanish Immersion in Ecuador http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=60039e99-4c25-441d-bc40-37150b31ac6f 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. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:05:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=60039e99-4c25-441d-bc40-37150b31ac6f BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=e627d0c8-3250-4987-a33f-88236312fee3 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. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:07:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=e627d0c8-3250-4987-a33f-88236312fee3 The Science of Grilling http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=cacef08e-cba8-4151-8b43-e7ac2125ef80 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. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:56:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=cacef08e-cba8-4151-8b43-e7ac2125ef80 Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=debc6d87-628b-4843-9001-dccee96f7895 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. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=debc6d87-628b-4843-9001-dccee96f7895 Global Fellows in Chile http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=ab080992-bc83-4189-94b8-6ffc9fca30c0 BVU's 2015 Global Fellows are experiencing the culture and geography of Chile. The group has learned about scientific efforts to preserve pristine lands, and is now experiencing the vast culture of the country. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:25:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=ab080992-bc83-4189-94b8-6ffc9fca30c0