Looking Back on 2014

December 17, 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.

Celebrating the Season at the Christmas Dinner

December 04, 2014
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.

Beaver Alumni Celebrate at Gosch-Schoof Wedding

November 12, 2014
Beaver alumni helped celebrate the wedding of Brittany Gosch SL'08 and Lee Schoof in Storm Lake on June 14. Brittany and some of her fellow Beaver grads leapt for joy in front of Victory Arch.

BVU Students Meet the Iowa Supreme Court

October 16, 2014
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.

Alumni Awards 2014

October 13, 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.

BVU Earns High Score for Academic Value Among Midwest Colleges

September 15, 2014
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.

Discrete Math Takes It Outside

September 12, 2014
Dr. Jason Shepherd SL'99 decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and teach his Discrete Math class outside of the Estelle Siebens Science Center.

Beavers Gather for Glienke-Sefcik Wedding

August 29, 2014
BVU students and alumni were there for the wedding of Hannah Glienke SL'14 and BVU senior Matt Sefcik. After the wedding, the group had photos taken on Peterson Field and then in front of the arch!

Alumni Golf at Hershberger Gridiron Classic

July 28, 2014
Beaver football alumni reunited for conversation and fun on the links at the Hershberger Gridiron Classic on July 25.

Blue and Gold on the Links

July 18, 2014
Brad "Odie" Douglas SL'97 showed his Beaver spirit at the men's basketball golf outing, wearing a and gold golf ensemble. Coach Brian Van Haaften had no choice but to lend his approval to such a stylish outfit.

Celebrating Dr. John Madsen at Homecoming

July 02, 2014
An opportunity to remember Dr. John Madsen has been added to the Homecoming day schedule. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business Suite, Siebens Forum.

Members of Alumni Board for 2014-15

July 01, 2014
Eight alumni began terms on the BVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors as of July 1. In addition, Tracy Abbas and Rod Hartwig were elected as Chair and Vice Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

Fellow Beaver Alum to the Rescue After Flooding

June 30, 2014
When flooding in Rock Valley caused problems for Don Ortman SL'91, a fellow Beaver came to the rescue. Help came in the form of Pat Brown SL'91, owner of Roto Rooter in Sioux City.

Beaver Alumni at Bass-Harris Wedding

June 30, 2014
Kelli Bass SL'12 and Justus Harris SL'13 were married on June 28 in Boone. Several Beaver alumni were on hand to wish the happy couple well.

Four New Members to be Inducted into BVU Athletic Hall of Fame

June 27, 2014
The Buena Vista University Athletic Department has announced that four new members will be inducted into the BVU Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies of the BVU vs. UW-Platteville football game on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Athletic Trainers, Students Connect with Alumni at NATA

June 27, 2014
Alumni met up with BVU faculty and students at The Ram Restaurant and Brewery while attending the National Athletic Training Association Clinical Symposium in Indianapolis on June 25.

Computer Science Group Takes Part in Charity Hack

June 19, 2014
A group representing BVU's computer science program aided the Young Women's Resource Center in Des Moines, during an event that provides free programming and software development to non-profit organizations.

BVU Remembers Dr. John Madsen

June 12, 2014
Dr. John Madsen, associate professor emeritus of business and corporate communication, passed away at his home in Rock Island, Illinois. He was one of the most respected faculty members during his tenure at BVU.

Men's Soccer Alumni Reunion and Game

June 02, 2014
BVU Men's Soccer alumni reunited on campus in May. The alumni had a meal together, toured campus and played a game under the lights on Peterson Field.

Class of 2014 Graduates in Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2014
Six hundred ninety-nine students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 24. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Victory Arch Procession: Commencement 2014

May 24, 2014
Watch as Buena Vista University's Class of 2014 makes the traditional procession through Victory Arch on its way to the commencement ceremony in Siebens Fieldhouse.

Doebel Honored on National History Day

May 06, 2014
Kirsten (Bartleson) Doebel SL'01 was recognized as the Senior Division Teacher of the Year at the National History Day state contest in Des Moines. Kirsten is a teacher at Alta-Aurelia High School.

Alumni Honored as "Parents of the Year"

April 30, 2014
Bill SP'92 and Sherry (Courtright) SL'76 Zinn were honored as BVU "Parents of the Year" in April. Bill and Sherry were nominated by Andrew and Hanna Zinn, both current BVU students.

Dr. Richard Lampe will be 2014 Commencement Speaker

April 24, 2014
Buena Vista University has announced that Dr. Richard Lampe, professor of biology, will be the 2014 Commencement speaker on May 24. Dr. Lampe has served in faculty and administrative roles at BVU since 1976.

Alumni Reunite in Arizona

April 01, 2014
A group of BVU alumni from 2008 and 2009 reunited in Arizona. They went on a hike to the top of Camelback Mountain and visited the Grand Canyon.

Class of '99 Friends Reunite in Grimes

March 05, 2014
BV friends who are alumni, most of whom are alumni of both BVU and Hartley-Melvin School planned a reunion with their families in Grimes in March.

BVU Announces Senior of the Year Finalists

March 03, 2014
Buena Vista University's graduating senior class has chosen the finalists for the Senior of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced at the Student Recognition Dinner on April 26.