Wednesday, June 7
Reception with the President
5:30 – 7 p.m. Note new location this year!
Start off the reunion at a special hors d’oeuvres reception with President Fred Moore in his office on campus in Ballou Library (on College Street, betwen 3rd and 4th Streets). Wish him well before he finishes his time at BVU at the end of June.
Class of 1967 Dinner
7:30 p.m. The Class of 1967 will meet for dinner at The Regatta Grille, located inside King’s Pointe Resort (1520 East Lakeshore Drive). Those from other classes are welcome to join. Cost of this meal is not covered by the reunion registration fee.
Thursday, June 8
Registration & Morning Welcome
8:30 a.m. 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.
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The following two morning sessions will run concurrently and be presented twice. Guests will have the opportunity to attend both.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math!
Experience STEM Education at BVU through a hands-on activity led by faculty members Dr. John Bedward in education and Dr. Ben Maas in environmental science. Have you ever wondered about the science behind flooding? How it can be prevented and what remedies do geoscientists use to mitigate this phenomenon? Your immersive geoscience experience will use scale models, virtual reality, and data visualization tools.
Lights, Camera, Action!
BVU’s television studio, the University Cable Network (UCN), was recently upgraded with new professional television equipment, including state-of-the-art cameras, powerful editing software and HD production facilities. Professor Jerry Johnson, Class of 1985, will give you a tour of the facility, show you some top student productions and even help you produce a short TV clip!
Lunch & Conversation
12:30 p.m. President Fred Moore will share the latest news and happenings at your alma mater as well as some departing words of appreciation regarding his 22 years at Buena Vista. The Class of 1967 will be formally inducted into the Cornerstone Guard, and special recognition will be given to the 60-year reunion Class of 1957.
Escape through Unexpected Iowa
2 – 3:15 p.m. Among many treasures, Iowa is home to two national scenic byways, the only remaining hotel that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, the world's crookedest street, and even the world's largest bull (it's made of concrete). Director of the Iowa Tourism Office, Shawna Lode (BVU Class of 1996), will explore the unique, unexpected and authentic places to add to your Iowa bucket list. Learn also how the Iowa Tourism Office inspires travelers to choose Iowa and grow the state's economy through tourism expenditures.
Coffee, Pie & Social Time
3:30 p.m. Evaluation of the day and time for conversation.
See more of campus (optional tours)
3:45 p.m. Your choice: Take a full tour of the beautiful BVU campus or spend some time in the BVU Library looking at campus archives and special collections.