BVU Receives Prestigious NSF Grant for STEM Scholarships

July 26, 2017
Each year BVU selects 15-18 students to receive grant funding of $5,000 max per year for up to four years and $2,000 for a science sampler interim trip.


Merchant Family, Beavers March in July 4th Parade

July 04, 2017
The new president and his family led a group from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake's Independence Day parade.


New Alumni Association Board Members for 2017

July 03, 2017
On July 1, BVU welcomed nine new members to the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. They will offer advice, volunteer service and financial support to the University.


President Merchant's First Day

June 26, 2017
Dr. Merchant and his wife, Carrie, were welcomed to Buena Vista University by the campus community.


Alumni at Lake of the Ozarks

June 19, 2017
This group of Beaver alumni friends had a great time on a recent road trip to Lake of the Ozarks. They even found a very appropriate spot for a photo!


Dr. Steven Mills Honored for Excellence in Teaching

June 14, 2017
The George Wythe Award is BVU's highest honor for excellence in teaching and includes a $30,000 stipend and a sabbatical for the recipient to pursue professional development and/or research.


An Academic Wonderland Once More

June 12, 2017
Buena Vista University has begun to raise philanthropic resources in an effort to renovate the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum and transform it into a true, modern student center.


2017 Seniors Surpass Fundraising Goal for Forum Renovation

June 07, 2017
The seniors' plan is to help create a space where students can relax and de-stress for many years to come.


Beaver Alumni at Clayton-Stevens Wedding

June 06, 2017
Plenty of Beaver alumni were on hand to celebrate the wedding of Chelsea Clayton and Jeffrey Stevens on June 3.


Four Retiring BVU Professors Inducted Into Order of Cumberland and Tollefson

June 01, 2017
The Order of Cumberland and Tollefson was established in 1994 and is reserved for retiring faculty members who have given exceptional service to the University.


Buena Vista University's Class of 2017 Graduates

May 27, 2017
Seven hundred fifty-one students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 27. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!


Send Us Your Beaver Wedding Photos

May 22, 2017
Bride Tracey (Ellis) Trampe SL'13 shared this picture with her BVU friends, Gwendolyn Walton SL'14 and Ryan Scheetz SL'13.


Digital Media Students Receive 33 National Awards

May 22, 2017
The national honors, presented by the Society for Collegiate Journalists, included nine first place awards across online, television and radio.


Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled For May 27

May 15, 2017
Seven hundred fifty one students from the Storm Lake campus and BVU’s online, site and graduate programs will receive their degrees on May 27.


Schlichte Named Senior of the Year

May 09, 2017
Each year, the award is presented to an outstanding senior who demonstrates academic achievement, leadership characteristics and the ability to set personal and career goals.


Hanson Sets North American Ironman Record

May 08, 2017
Ironman Triathlete Matt Hanson SL'07 won his second North American Championship in Texas on April 22. He finished the 2.4-mile swim,112-mile bicycle ride and 26.22-mile run with a time of 7:52:44, setting the North American record.


BVU Names 2017 Parents of the Year

May 08, 2017
Jacque Daggs SL'84 and Mike Olson SL'86 were named Buena Vista University's parents of the year at the student recognition dinner on Saturday, April 29.


Beavers Reunite for Alumni Soccer Day

May 08, 2017
Alumni Soccer Day was May 6 - warm temperatures, bright sunshine, and fierce competition on Peterson Field! Thanks to all Beaver soccer alumni who came to play!


Buenafication Day Provides 3,600 Hours of Service

May 02, 2017
Seventy-five BVU departments, student organizations, athletic teams and other groups volunteered at 50 locations throughout the Storm Lake and Alta communities.


Alumni Author Releases Third Murder Mystery

May 01, 2017
Leon (Lee) Shearer SL'65 of Waukee released his 3rd murder mystery, titled How To Merge With The Mafia: A Simple How to-do-it Handbook.


Merle Phillips Turns 110

April 14, 2017
The Buena Vista alumna received a big box of birthday wishes from BVU and many other friends across the country.


Heschke Honored for Volunteer Service

April 13, 2017
BVU junior Cristena Heschke is one of 273 students across the nation to be named a Newman Fellow for volunteer service.


Alumni Board Thanks President Moore

April 13, 2017
Members of the National Alumni Association Board of Directors thanked President Fred Moore for years of service with a framed resolution and a wooden trophy.


BVU Featured on the Today Show for "Rokerthon" Pitch

April 06, 2017
Buena Vista University students and faculty invited The Today Show to Storm Lake to set a lawn golf record during the program's "Rokerthon 3 event." BVU was the only college in Iowa featured in the segment.


Spring Break Means Service for BVU Students

April 05, 2017
This year's AWOL program took BVU students to North Carolina, South Dakota, New Orleans and Nicaragua, where they performed service at a variety of organizations.


Concert Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

April 04, 2017
The Buena Vista University Concert Choir was invited to perform a spotlight debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City after a selection process by Manhattan Concert Productions.


Help Wish Dr. Tollefson a Happy 90th Birthday

April 03, 2017
The children of Rev. Dr. Bob Tollefson, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, invite you to join them in a card shower celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, April 6.


Beavers at Ehrhardt Wedding

April 03, 2017
Jason Ehrhardt SL'14 married Emily Droessler in Cedar Rapids on March 25. Joining them in celebration were Jason's BVU tennis teammates and other fellow alumni.


BVU Announces 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 27, 2017
Anne Motsenbocker, president of JP Morgan Chase's south middle-market banking, and granddaughter of the late Drs. Paul and Vivian McCorkle, will address the graduating Class of 2017.


Finalists Named for BVU Wythe Award

March 20, 2017
The recipient of the award, which was endowed by the late Paul and Vivian McCorkle, will receive a sabbatical and a $30,000 stipend for faculty development.


Alumni Celebrate the Anniversary of Kosovo Independence

February 26, 2017
Buena Vista alumni were in attendance at the celebration of the ninth anniversary of Kosovo independence at the World Food Prize.


Dr. Joshua Merchant named Buena Vista University President

February 20, 2017
Merchant has worked in education for the past 19 years and has extensive experience in strategic planning, fundraising, external engagement, marketing and enrollment management.


Alumni Reunite in Linn Grove

February 19, 2017
These 2000s-era alumni maintain their life-long friendship by planning a reunion at a new location every year. This February, they stayed at Linn Grove's Innspiration Vines & Wines.


BVU Names Two New Trustees

February 16, 2017
Buena Vista University has announced Mike Degen and Brad Schroeder have been named to the Board of Trustees. The Board works to develop policies and programs to help BVU provide a quality higher education experience to its students.


Digital Media Students Honored at ICMA Conference

February 10, 2017
Students in BVU's campus media organizations – KBVU, the University Cable Network and The Tack Online – received 27 awards in numerous categories, including several first place honors.


Remembering Dr. Carl Adkins

February 02, 2017
The professor emeritus of English taught at Buena Vista University for over thirty years, serving in roles including chair of the faculty senate, assistant dean, leader of curriculum development and head men's tennis coach.


Buena Vista University Announces New Master's Degree

January 10, 2017
The new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is an applied degree and consists of 30 semester hours culminating in the student's choice of capstone experience in either a research effort or executive internship.


Beavers in Europe

January 09, 2017
A group of Buena Vista University students are exploring the most famous and beautiful spots in Europe. The trip includes stops in Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Florence, Paris, and London.