BVU to Honor Eleven at Founders' Day Service

September 02, 2015
Buena Vista University will hold its 38th annual Founders' Day memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 19 to honor 11 deceased individuals who have served the institution as faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors.


New Students Welcomed to Campus

August 24, 2015
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.


Women's Basketball Takes Summer Trip to Australia

August 24, 2015
This summer, Buena Vista women's basketball coach Janet Berry took her team overseas to Australia for exhibition games. Former Beaver great Steph Gronau SL'98 traveled with the team as a guest coach.


Student Hits the Links with L.A. Alumni

August 18, 2015
BVU student Zach Schmidt went golfing with Tom Weeks SL'05 and Scott Murphy SL'05 in Los Angeles. Zach lived with Tom while completing an internship at Viacom.


BVU "Campus Tour" Sculpture at the Iowa State Fair

August 11, 2015
If you attend the 2015 Iowa State Fair be sure to check out Buena Vista University's horse-shaped concrete sculpture. The creation is BVU's entry in a contest to help promote the Fair’s theme, "Fair Tour."


Alumni Celebrate Brostad Wedding

July 30, 2015
A group of 2004 BVU graduates were in Sioux City to celebrate the June 26 wedding of Mike Brostad SL’04 in June, and they all fit into the photo booth.


Beaver Football Alumni at Hershberger Golf

July 27, 2015
Beaver football buddies gathered for the Hershberger Golf Outing held at Lake Creek Golf Course on July 24. Go Beavers! Football season is just around the corner.


Beavers Celebrate at Runneberg Wedding

July 20, 2015
Beaver alumni and admissions professionals were there to celebrate the wedding of Heather (Nyren) Runneberg EL'11 and Peter Runneberg on July 17.


Alumni from the Seventies and Eighties Reunite for Golf

July 09, 2015
Alumni graduating 1977-1980 reconnected and played a round of golf at Fox Ridge in Dike on July 8.


Buford, Alumni Gather for Brown-Radke Wedding

July 06, 2015
Scott Radke SL'12 and Kirsten Brown SL'12 celebrated their wedding day on the campus of Buena Vista University. Many alumni came home to BVU for the festive occasion. Buford T. Beaver even made an appearance for the wedding photo shoot.


New Alumni Board Members for 2015

July 02, 2015
Only July 1, BVU welcomed three new members to the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. The are Diane (Schmeling) Beisner SL'81, Chad Halder SL'05 and Kelcey (Naber) Morrison SL'04.


Beaver Grads Shoot Documentary in Kosovo

June 30, 2015
Luke Harwath SL '07 and Scott Locati SL'15 recently returned from Kosovo, where they shot footage for a feature-length documentary about the country.


Beavers Meet at Athletic Training Conference

June 29, 2015
Alumni, faculty and students met to mingle and network at Cardinal Nation Ballpark Village while attending the National Athletic Training Association conference in St. Louis.


Alumni Reunite in Storm Lake

June 25, 2015
A group of BVU alums and friends from the Class of 2008 visited campus in June. Everyone had a great time reminiscing and spending a weekend in Storm Lake!


Alumni Gather at Schlichte-Kinney Wedding

June 23, 2015
Alumni Adam Schlichte and Abbey Kinney SL'13 were married in June, and fellow BVU grads helped the happy coupe celebrate.


Shepherd Honored by BVU for Excellence in Teaching

June 04, 2015
Dr. Jason Shepherd, assistant professor of computer science, was named the 29th recipient of the George Wythe Award, Buena Vista University's highest honor for excellence in teaching.


Alum Meets Governor in Sac City

May 26, 2015
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds were in Sac City in April and visited The Beer Bread Company, where they met Mercedes Barlow SL'11.


Pair of BVU Grads Receive Doctorates From UNMC

May 25, 2015
Two BVU graduates, Cassandra Pauley and Grant Turner, graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center on May 9. Cassandra received her Doctorate of Pharmacy and Grant received his Doctorate in Medicine.


Class of 2015 Graduates in Commencement Ceremony

May 23, 2015
Five hundred eighty-two students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 23. Congratulations to the Class of 2015!


Beavers Celebrate Cornelius Wedding

May 18, 2015
Buena Vista alumni were on hand to celebrate the wedding of Tiffany Cornelius Lorenzen SL'05 and Eric Lorenzen. The group posed for a fun photo during the reception.


Celebrating Dr. Bruce Ellingson

May 02, 2015
Beaver alumni, students and faculty gathered to celebrate Dr. Bruce Ellingson's 31 years at Buena Vista University. Digital media faculty, past and present, spoke eloquently of his impact on the university and its students.


Service and Fun on Buenafication Day

April 30, 2015
Buena Vista University celebrated Buenafication Day, a time-honored campus tradition, on April 30. Students, faculty and staff spent the day having fun and performing service.


Alumni Association Names Seniors of the Year

April 29, 2015
The BVU National Alumni Association presented two students with "Senior of the Year" honors at the Student Recognition Dinner on April 25. The seniors selected were Beth Weber and Ian Grigsby.


Scholars Day 2015

April 25, 2015
Jeff Anderson SL'03 was the keynote speaker at Buena Vista University's 11th annual Scholars Day celebration. The annual event provides students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best academic work.


Digital Media Students, Alumni Meet in Wisconsin

April 19, 2015
BVU digital media students traveled to the Central States Communication Association Conference with Jerry Johnson SL'85. While there, they had a chance to meet Mei-Lien Converse SL'12.


Business Students Meet Alumni in Kansas City

April 13, 2015
Scott Anderson, associate professor of marketing, traveled with business students to Kansas City, where they met with BVU alumni. Some of the alumni also invited the group to visit their businesses.


BVU Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker

April 07, 2015
Buena Vista University has announced that Laura Horn, retired America Online business executive and former BVU Trustee, will be the 2015 Commencement speaker on May 23.


Phillips Turns 108

April 06, 2015
Our most sincere birthday wishes go out to Merle (Garton) Phillips SL'30 of Carol Stream, Ill. She turned 108 on April 2!


Alumni Honored by Advertising Federation

March 25, 2015
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."


Beavers Get Shout-Out in NYC Sports Broadcast

March 24, 2015
During an appearance on WPIX-TV in New York City, Slam magazine's Leigh Klein was quizzed on his knowledge of college mascots. He knew the mascot of every college in the quiz, including a certain beloved Beaver.


Alumni are Part of Emmetsburg's "5 Under 40"

March 02, 2015
Three BVU alumni have received the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce's "5 Under 40" Award. They were recognized for their work for Emmetsburg's RAGBRAI Committee in 2014.


Wythe Award Faculty Finalists Announced

February 19, 2015
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.


Students Honored at Iowa College Media Conference

February 17, 2015
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.


Track Alumni Reunite at Dennis Young Meet

February 09, 2015
Proudly displaying boxes of Junior Mints, Buena Vista University track alumni and friends reunited at the Dennis Young Classic in February.


Alumni Bring Their Daughters to the Game

January 19, 2015
Beaver alumni Keely (Bowman) Dutler SL'98 and Laurie (Hopkins) Wallis SL'98 brought their daughters' 8th grade basketball teams from Ridgeview and Grundy Center to campus on Saturday, Jan. 17.


Introduction to Pharmacology

January 17, 2015
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.


Beavers at Bedford Industries

January 03, 2015
Katie (Luitjens) Larson SL'08, Stacy (Kruger) Fricke SL'04 and Gladiola Esparza SL'14 take a break at Bedford Industries. The three Beaver alumni work for the company in Worthington, Minn.