Wednesday, June 8

5:30-7 p.m.

Be our guest! Start off the reunion at a special hors d'oeuvres reception at the home of President Fred and Susan Moore, located at 1700 Shoreway Road.

7:30 p.m.

The Class of 1966 will meet for dinner at Legacy Steakhouse, 723 Lake Avenue (formerly The Embers). Those from other classes are welcome to join. Cost of this meal is not covered by the reunion registration fee.

Thursday, June 9

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Morning Welcome

Dows Conference Center, Siebens Forum
Coffee, juice, rolls & fruit will be served.
Packets will be given to you with full details and room locations for the day's sessions.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Memorable and Influential Highlights of BV’s 125 Years with Dr. Bill Cumberland

Don’t miss this distinct opportunity to commemorate the University’s 125th anniversary with Dr. Cumberland, professor emeritus and author of three editions of the History of Buena Vista College/History of Buena Vista University. Dr. Cumberland will reminisce with you about pivotal happenings at BV since its founding in 1891. With the sharp wit that is characteristically Dr. Cumberland, he will also share stories from his own time on campus as a faculty member (1958-1991) and talk about the process for writing the history books.

10:45-11:45 a.m.

All in the Family…the Farner-Bocken Company

It’s a common sight for Midwestern highway travelers - Farner-Bocken delivery trucks are everywhere! Since 1939, Farner-Bocken Company has been delivering convenience items, fresh produce and great ideas across 14 states. Dean Onken, president, will share an inside look at the company’s proud history that has blended business and family. The Farner family includes a number of BV alumni and is a loyal employer of BVU graduates. You’ll enjoy learning more about Farner-Bocken’s commitment to build relationships through honesty and earn business with a handshake.


Lunch and Conversation

President Fred Moore will share the latest news and happenings at your alma mater.

The Class of 1966 will be formally inducted into the Cornerstone Guard, and special recognition will be given to the 60-year reunion class of 1956.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

There’s a Reason It’s the First: A Look at the History and Future of the 1st Amendment

Even before the ink was dry, Founding Fathers knew they would need to immediately address some key omissions in the U.S. Constitution: namely, civil rights.   So James Madison set about crafting the first ten amendments now known as the Bill of Rights.  The First Amendment is comprised of just 45 words and arguably defines the most basic and valued of individual civil liberties.  But even now—225 years after its adoption—the courts continue to wrestle with how to interpret those guaranteed freedoms.  This interactive session, led by Digital Media Professor Dr. Andrea Frantz, will explore some of the most important First Amendment challenges throughout history and anticipate legal hurdles in the future.

2:45 p.m.

Coffee, Pie & Social Time

Evaluation of the day and time for conversation.

3:30 p.m.

Your choice: Take a full tour of the beautiful BVU campus, spend some time in the BVU Library looking at campus archives and special collections or visit the Siebens Den to explore the life and work of Dr. Harold Walter Siebens.