News from Buena Vista University en-us Looking Back on 2014 It was another great year at Buena Vista University. Take a look at some of the exciting things that happened in 2014... in the classroom, on the field and traveling the world. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:39:00 CST Buena Vista University Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll BVU has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The distinction is the highest federal recognition that colleges and universities can receive for civic engagement. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:11:00 CST BVU Accepting Applications for Cultural Leadership Conference The Buena Vista University Office of Multicultural Engagement and its Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team are accepting applications for the 15th Annual Cultural Leadership Conference: "Illuminate the Vibrant Self Within." Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:03:00 CST Kelsey Mitchell to Study Mathematics in Budapest The BVU senior will be the first student from Buena Vista University to attend the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics study-abroad program. She will live and study in Budapest, Hungary, during the Spring 2015 semester. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:30:00 CST Celebrating the Season at the Christmas Dinner The Buena Vista University community gathered together for the 28th Annual All-Campus Christmas Dinner. Students were served a holiday meal by members of the University faculty, staff, and administration. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST Concert Band Presents Holiday Concert The Buena Vista University Concert Band, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Jerry Bertrand, will present its annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:55:00 CST Digital Media Students Earn National Recognition Buena Vista University students and organizations were recognized in the College Media Association's Organizational Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards honor the best student media from colleges and universities across the nation. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:14:00 CST BVU Offers Art Sessions to High School Students BVU hosted a high-school based, hands-on, art event, "I Do Art" in November. The workshops, hosted by art, graphic design, and digital media seniors, were part of their capstone Senior Seminar and Media Project. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:09:00 CST Buena Vista University MLK Day Celebration Call for Essays In preparation for "MLK Day Celebration: A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.," the Buena Vista University Office of Multicultural Engagement and Spiritual Life is seeking entries for its “I Have a Dream” essay writing contest. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:27:00 CST BVU Students Accepted to 2014 Iowa Collegiate Honor Band Three Buena Vista University band members have been selected to participate in the 21st Annual Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. This year marks BVU’s 16th year of students participating in the honor band. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:13:00 CST Buena Vista University Theatre Presents "Picnic" Buena Vista University Theatre presented "Picnic" by William Inge in November. The play is set on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows in a small Kansas town. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 02:38:00 CST Students Present at Regional Conference Three Buena Vista University students presented at the Midwest Service Leaders Conference. Their presentation focused on the BV Buddies program, the building of reciprocal relationships and its impact on mentors and mentees. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 09:55:00 CST Evans to Become President at Southern Vermont College Buena Vista University announces that Dr. David Evans will be leaving his position as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty effective Jan. 1, 2015, to accept a position at Southern Vermont College. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:36:00 CST Buena Vista University Announces $2.7 Million Endowment for Science BVU's School of Science has received a $2.7 million endowment from Harry and Molly Stine, to support student and faculty research and expand other high-impact learning opportunities. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:19:00 CDT Dr. Melinda Coogan: Mentoring Women in Science Dr. Melinda Coogan, associate professor of biology at Buena Vista University, talks about her efforts to encourage and set an example for other young women in science. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:54:00 CDT BVU to Offer Classes at Southeastern Community College West Burlington Campus Buena Vista University and Southeastern Community College have signed an agreement that will enable BVU to offer bachelor's degree classes in West Burlington through its Graduate & Professional Studies program. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:46:00 CDT BVU Students Meet the Iowa Supreme Court Buena Vista University pre-law students got front-row seats and a chance to meet with Iowa Supreme Court justices during the court's special session in Anderson Auditorium on campus. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:15:00 CDT Alumni Awards 2014 The Buena Vista University National Alumni Association honored four individuals for their service to the University and to their communities at a special luncheon and at half-time of the Homecoming game on Oct. 4. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:50:00 CDT Homecoming King and Queen Crowned On Oct. 3, Buena Vista University crowned its 2014 Homecoming king and queen: Ian Grigsby, a senior mathematics major from Omaha, Nebraska, and Beth Weber, a senior biology major from Danbury. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 03:08:00 CDT McDermott Receives EPA Research Fellowship Carolyn McDermott is one of only 30 U.S. students to be awarded the fellowship, which provides financial support for undergraduate study and an EPA facility internship, and plans to research emerging contaminants. Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:43:00 CDT BVU Students Participate in Footprint Project BVU held its fifth annual Footprint Project exercise, with the objective of developing creative ideas to spur environmental change and reduce the area's environmental footprint. The winning project focused on the disposal of used electronic devices and e-waste. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:24:00 CDT Horpedahl Featured on Omaha Public Radio Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl, assistant professor of economics, was featured in an interview with an Omaha Public Radio station about his research regarding the impact of tax incentives on Nebraska taxpayers. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:17:00 CDT Buena Vista University Named a Leader in Civic Engagement by National Association BVU has been named as a Lead Institution by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and selected to participate in its national Lead Initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:54:00 CDT BVU Earns High Score for Academic Value Among Midwest Colleges Buena Vista University has retained its standing as the third best value school among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges Rankings publication. This is the third consecutive year that BVU has held this ranking. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:05:00 CDT "Exploring the World Through Outdoor Recreation" ACES Event, Kayaking Workshops Adventure seeker and Storm Lake native Chuck Stark will be on campus sharing his story of exploring the world on foot and in a kayak. Stark will also offer kayaking workshops through the American Canoe Association. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 04:30:00 CDT BVU Announces Exchange Program with Geneva School of Business Administration Through the program, the institutions can exchange up to two students each per academic year. Students will spend a complete semester studying at the host schools, giving them an immersive international experience. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:55:00 CDT Buena Vista University to Honor Nine on Founders Day BVU will hold its 37th annual Founders' Day memorial service on Sept. 6 to honor nine deceased individuals who have served the institution as faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:12:00 CDT New Students Welcomed to BVU 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, 25 Aug 2014 03:00:00 CDT BVU Announces New Faculty Members Buena Vista University has announced faculty changes for the 2014-15 academic year, including nine new professors. The new faculty bring strong credentials and new perspectives to campus. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 CDT Newhouse and Rust Head BVU Community Campaign Buena Vista University has announced that Josh Newhouse and Michael Rust will be the co-chairs for its 2014-2015 Community Campaign. Contributions to the Community Campaign help provide resources for scholarships and academic programs. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:00 CDT