Accepted a Teaching Position

April 24, 2017


Matt Tennyson has accepted a 5th grade teaching position at Granada Huntley East Chain for the 2017-18 school year.

- Marlise Witham

Graduate Assistantships

April 21, 2017


Congratulations to both Madison and Mallory Spears! Madison and Mallory have been offered graduate assistantships for the graduate program at Wayne State College. They will begin their studies in Fall of 2017.

- Jim Farnsworth

Student Accepted into Mercy College

April 18, 2017


Congratulations to Paige Fast, a senior human performance student, on her recent acceptance into the BSN program at Mercy College. She will begin her full-time studies in Fall of 2017.

- Jim Farnsworth

Sarah Schlichte to attend UNMC PhD program

April 14, 2017


Sarah Schlichte, a senior Biology major has chosen to pursue her PhD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She will be joining the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and will receive full tuition paid and a $26,500 yearly stipend. Congratulations Sarah!

- Kristy McClellan

Ryan Mellott to study cognitive science in Ireland

April 14, 2017


Ryan Mellott, a senior Biology major has been accepted to the Cognitive Science masters degree program at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. Congratulations Ryan! We wish you well as you continue your education in Ireland.

- Kristy McClellan

Philosophy and Religion graduate Accepted at Moody Theological Seminary

April 13, 2017


Jestin Thomas (a Philosophy and Religion major who graduated in Dec. 2016) has been accepted at Moody Theological Seminary (Moody Bible Institute).

Moody Bible Institute (HLC-accredited) "has been preparing students for ministry since 1886, with a combination of biblical knowledge and practical training" at its main campus in Chicago, its undergraduate extension in Spokane, and a seminary campus in Michigan, as well as providing distiance-learning opportunities.

Congratulations, Jestin! Well done!

- Laura M. Bernhardt

Cassie Eckerman Accepts Teaching Position

April 12, 2017


Cassie Eckerman, Spencer Elementary Education major, has accepted a 2nd grade teaching position at Kathryn Sue Simonton Elementary School in San Tan Valley, AZ for the 2017-2018 school year.

- Emily Hamerlinck

Shania Wunschel to Present at Iowa Association of Community Providers

April 12, 2017


Shania Wunschel, Senior Social Work major, will present her Senior Seminar project, “When I Die”, to the Iowa Association of Community Providers in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 17, 2017. Her presentation will inform organization members how to empower people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues to plan for end-of-life issues. Shania is completing her senior internship at Howard Center, an agency that that works with people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. She researched the issue of making end-of-life decisions and developed a packet of materials to assist people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. Congratulations Shania!

- Kathryn McKinley

Psychology Student Accepted for Grad School

April 8, 2017


Congratulations to Psychology major Jamie Rich (December 2016 graduate), who has been accepted for the Masters of Mental Health Counseling program at South Dakota State University. Jamie begins the program this Fall. Jamie is perhaps the only BVU student in 125 years who had three papers accepted for publication before graduating.

- Wind Goodfriend

Acceptance of a Teaching Position

April 7, 2017


Joanna Pluym, BVU senior, has accepted a position teaching elementary special education at Madelia Public Elementary School.

- Marlise Witham

Chau Nguyen wins NWIA/SWMN Human Resources Association Scholarship Chau Nguyen, a senior Business—HR major, is the first recipient of the NWIA/SWMN Human Resources Association Scholarship for 2017. The NWIA/SWMN Human Resources Association has sponsor

April 7, 2017


Chau Nguyen, a senior Business—HR major, is the first recipient of the NWIA/SWMN Human Resources Association Scholarship for 2017. The NWIA/SWMN Human Resources Association has sponsored the BVU Student Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management for the last 5 years. We congratulate Chau on this outstanding accomplishment.



- Cindy McDonough

Packer Scholarship Accepted for Journal Contagion

April 6, 2017


Dr. Matthew Packer has had an article on the U.S.-East Asia Rivalries accepted for publication in Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. The essay explores the cultural feedback and conflict in the 20th-century U.S.-Japanese contest and the mirrored actions in current U.S. relations with China.

- Matthew Packer

Sarah Konz wins Iowa CPA Education Foundation Scholarship

April 5, 2017


Sarah Konz, a junior Accounting and Business double major, is the winner of an Iowa CPA Education Foundation Scholarship for 2017. Sarah is one of three recipients chosen from the state of Iowa. The Iowa CPA Education Foundation was established to support and encourage individuals to become certified public accountants, and provide financial education in the state of Iowa. We congratulate Sarah on this outstanding accomplishment.

- Cindy McDonough

Kacee Baker Presents at WGS Conference

April 4, 2017


Kacee Baker, senior English major and Gender & Women's Studies minor, presented her work at the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference at Iowa State University on April 1, 2017. Kacee's project, "Gender Communication and Conflict Management in the 2016 Presidential Debates" was featured on a panel titled "Gender in a Political Climate."

- Annamaria Formichella-Elsden

2017 MN Vikings Game-Day Intern Finalists Announced

April 3, 2017


The BVU Selection Committee is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship Program! Finalists include: Aubrey Anderson, sophomore-Communication Studies; Andrew Bandstra, junior-Digital Media; Clayton Christian, sophomore-Business and Accounting; and Tawney Schreier, junior-Strategic Public Relations. Finalists’ resume, cover letter and media-writing sample have been submitted to the Minnesota Vikings Public Relations Office. All finalists will take part in a telephone interview with the Vikings PR staff and those selected will work with the media on game days during the 2017 season. Best wishes finalists!

- Lori Berglund

Student Acceptance into Top Graduate Program

March 31, 2017


Business Student, Meng Di, has been accepted into the prestigious Master of Financial Engineering and Risk Management program at Cal State Fullerton. She will begin her full-time studies in Fall of 2017.

- James Falter

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute Participants Selected

March 31, 2017


Dr. James Falter, Dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business, are pleased to announce the selection of this year’s participants for the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. They are Jacob Jensen, Blake Rosendahl, Nicholas Amundson, and Alyssa Kragelund. Kolten Bader will serve as an alternate. The Institute will be held August 6-11 at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory on West Lake Okoboji. They will have the opportunity to observe firsthand the energy and excitement of successful area entrepreneurs while building networking relationships. We are very proud to have these students represent the Siebens School of Business and Buena Vista University at OEI!

- Cindy McDonough

Dr. Merrin Guice to perform at National College Music Society Conference

March 30, 2017


Dr. Merrin Guice has been invited to perform a lecture recital at the National Conference for the College Music Society. Only 38% of applicants are chosen to present or perform at the annual convention. Dr. Guice will be performing with form accompanist with the Metropolitan Opera Dr. William Goekelman.

- Merrin Guice

Schmitt Selected for IT Internship with Ingersoll Rand

March 30, 2017


Congratulations to BVU computer science student Hunter Schmitt. Hunter has been awarded an IT internship with Ingersoll Rand in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Hunter will be serving in a cross-functional IT role where he will gain experience in infrastructure, business analysis, and application management. Best of luck to you, Hunter!

- Jason Shepherd

Adamson Accepts Software Developer Position with DuPont Pioneer

March 30, 2017


Congratulations to BVU computer science senior Austin Adamson. Austin has accepted a position with DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa, where he will be supporting software development as part of their DevOps team. His primary duties will involve building Python-based tools to support deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Austin is returning to DuPont Pioneer having done an internship with them this past summer. Well done, Austin, and best of luck on the beginning of a promising career!

- Jason Shepherd

Snyder Accepts Summer Internship in NYC

March 29, 2017


Congratulations to sophomore Strategic Public Relations major Megan Snyder, who has accepted the position of summer Marketing Intern with MCC Theater, a leading Off-Broadway theater company, in New York City. Megan will spend her summer in NYC assisting the MCC Theater Marketing Department. Congratulations, Megan!

- Jamii Claiborne

Accepted a job at Pioneer

March 28, 2017


I am a software developer that interned at pioneer last summer doing back end programming in python for AWS migrations. I am accepted back as a software developer with a specialization in AWS Python programming.

- Austin Adamson

Psychology Professor Edits Book

March 28, 2017


The 6th edition of the book "Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Social Psychology" was released this week. The volume is edited by Dr. Wind Goodfriend, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. "Taking Sides" presents eighteen controversies in the field with supporting articles on each side of the debate. Goodfriend edited every article and wrote introductions, summaries of the articles, discussion questions, biographies of the contributing authors, and an essay for each issue called, "Is there common ground?" The 6th edition includes three brand new issues.

- Wind Goodfriend

Professional Training

March 17, 2017


BVU Theatre alumnus, Andrew Lupkes, has been accepted into the highly selective Professional Training Program at the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre which is connected to the professional theatre organization, Dell'Arte International headquartered in Blue Lake, CA with a remote program in Bali. Andrew will be training in voice work and physical skills such as tumbling and aerial work, improvisation, mask acting, and ensemble creation of new work. Congratulations, Andrew!

- Bethany Larson

Clark Accepts Software Developer Position with Stine Seed

March 16, 2017


Congratulations to BVU computer science senior Brady Clark. Brady has accepted a position with Stine Seed in Adel, Iowa, as a software developer. Brady will be doing mobile/Web app development using a JavaScript-based technology stack. Best of luck to you on the start of a promising career, Brady!

- Jason Shepherd

WolfTornabane Selected for TransAgra Internship

March 16, 2017


Congratulations to BVU Computer Science student Dylan WolfTornabane. Dylan will be interning with TransAgra International in Storm Lake, Iowa. During Dylan's internship, he will be building iOS mobile apps and familiarizing himself with bioinformatics algorithms. Good luck to you, Dylan!

- Jason Shepherd

Daly Awarded Advanced Cyber Education Internship

March 16, 2017


Congratulations to BVU computer science major and ROTC cadet Abigail (Abby) Daly. Abby has been awarded an Advanced Cyber Education (ACE) Internship for this summer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. During this internship, Abby will further gain experience with network defense, digital forensics, reverse engineering techniques, and cryptography. Well done, Abby, and good luck!

- Jason Shepherd

Hirschman Accepted Into Student Affairs Graduate Program

March 15, 2017


Congratulations to Samantha Hirschman, Corporate Communication major, Business minor, for her recent acceptance to Iowa State University's Masters of Education Program in Student Affairs. Samantha has been awarded an assistantship in Student Activities. We're proud of you, Sam!

- Beth Lamoureux

Dr. Merrin Guice Performs as a Soloist at Carnegie Hall

March 14, 2017


Dr. Merrin Guice has been asked to perform with composer Stacey Gibbs on his debut Carnegie Hall concert as a soprano soloist in April.

- Merrin Guice

Matthew Schulz Accepted to Highly Selective Graduate Program

March 14, 2017


Senior Matthew Schulz has been accepted to the University of Texas at Austin to the Opera Directing program. The program only accepts two students a year into the Masters Degree program.

- Merrin Guice

Wieseler Named Runner-up in International Creativity Contest

March 9, 2017


Congratulations to Olivia Wieseler who this week was named runner-up in the international Raven Foundation Contest for artistic expressions of mimetic theory. Olivia will receive a cash prize for her winning poem, "Mimetic Theory at Walmart on Black Friday," which can be viewed at https://www.ravenfoundation.org/raven-foundation-10th-anniversary-contest/. Well done, Olivia!

- Matthew Packer

Teaching Position Accepted

March 8, 2017


Paul Gallagher, senior in the School of Education, accepted a position teaching business at Central DeWitt High School for the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations, Paul!

- Marlise Witham

Congratulations on Selection as 2017/18 BVU Global Fellows

March 7, 2017


Congratulations to Aidan Cronin, Kevin Edgar, Rebecca Peters, Jacob Simonsen, Marco Uribe, and Olivia Wieseler who were selected to represent BVU as the 2017/2018 Global Fellows! Selection was based on committee reviews of essay responses and faculty recommendation letters. Please help us congratulate this group of outstanding BVU representatives as they embark on a journey to consider cultural and biological sustainability perspectives from the southern tip of the world to our own back yard. Well done, Global Fellows!

- Melinda Coogan

Simonsen Accepted to Toxicology Ph.D. Program

March 7, 2017


Congratulations to senior biology major, Derek Simonsen, who has been accepted into the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Human Toxicology, beginning Fall Semester, 2017! The University of Iowa Human Toxicology Graduate Program is recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. Derek was among only four undergraduates invited for face-to-face interviews with leading University of Iowa researchers for placement among four toxicology research labs. Derek’s offer comes with a research stipend, full tuition support, and health insurance allowance. Nice job, Derek!

- Melinda Coogan

Erin Morley admitted to Masters of Science in Agricultural Safety and Health program

March 7, 2017


Congratulations to senior Erin Morley for being admitted to the Masters of Science in Agricultural Safety and Health program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Erin was awarded a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend to pursue her Masters in this program.

- Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.

Christian Kladstrup awarded Mayo Clinic SURF

March 4, 2017


Congratulations to BVU junior Christian Kladstrup for being awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Christian was one of 140 students selected from 1,352 applicants for this prestigious summer fellowship. He will be working with Dr. Yasuhiro Ikeda and Dr. Farhad Kosari in the Virology and Gene Therapy program and will receive a $6,000 stipend from the Mayo Foundation to support his experience.

- Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.

Eccher Accepted to Master's Program

March 1, 2017


Congratulations to senior Michelle Eccher, Communication Studies major, who was recently accepted into the University of Northern Iowa's graduate program in Post-Secondary Education, Student Affairs. We're proud of you, Michelle!

- Beth Lamoureux

Psychology Professor Publishes Book Chapter

Feb. 28, 2017


Congratulations to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of psychology and assistant dean of graduate studies; she is the lead author on a chapter in the new book, "Foundations for Couples' Therapy: Research for the Real World." Goodfriend's chapter is co-authored by Pamela Cathey and Chris Agnew, and the chapter focuses on their research regarding biased perceptions of romantic partners in both healthy and unhealthy relationships. The book is now available for purchase at all major booksellers.

- Wind Goodfriend

Mayra Lopez Graduates, Accepts Position

Feb. 15, 2017


Mayra Lopez earned her social work degree in December, 2016 by completing a 15-week internship at Seasons Center. She was immediately hired by Seasons to work in their Behavior Health Intervention Specialist/Community Services programs. Congratulations Mayra!

- Kathryn McKinley

Wagstaff Publishes and Accepted to Present

Feb. 8, 2017


Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Wagstaff, Assistant Professor of Counseling Education, who recently published her research in the Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention (J-BIT). Her article is titled "Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASIC) with the Mandated Student: Some Practical Considerations. Wagstaff will also present "The Well-Rounded Practitioner: Integrating Facets of Mental Health" at the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association's annual conference in May.

- Julie Finnern

Presentation Accepted

Feb. 3, 2017


Professor Jim Farnsworth will present at the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine conference in Denver, Colorado. He will present on the Rasch Calibration of the Knee Injury Osteoarthritis Outcome Score in June.

- Jamie Schoenherr

Clifford A. Rae School of Science Academic Achievement Award Winners

Feb. 3, 2017


The Clifford A. Rae School of Science Academic Achievement Award was established to encourage high academic performance of declared School of Science majors who meet specified guidelines. The winners for the 2016 calendar year are:

  • Second-Year student winners: Aaron Nicoliasen, Meghan Bissen
  • Third-Year student winners: Emma Konkler, Christian Kladstrup, Tanner Cook
  • Fourth-Year student winners: Tarynne Kinghorn, Carly Ouverson, Sarah Schlichte
  • Congratulations to these students for their excellent academic performance.
- Ben Donath

Presentation Accepted

Feb. 2, 2017


Casey Baker, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, will be presenting at the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling's National Conference in July. The conference will be held in Washington, DC. Her presentation is titled "Let it go": Using popular film in play therapy.

- Casey Baker

Graham and Eccher to present at undergraduate honors conference

Feb. 2, 2017


Congratulations to Lindsey Graham and Michelle Eccher whose capstone theory papers were competitively-selected for presentation at the 2017 Central States Communication Association's Undergraduate Honors Conference. Lindsey's paper, "What Happens In Vegas: How Previous Romantic Relationships Impact Future Relationship Satisfaction and Certainty" and Michelle's paper, "Got FoMO?: The Perceptions and Effects of Fear of Missing Out on Instagram" will be presented March 17-18, Minneapolis, MN.

- Beth Lamoureux

Clifford A. Rae Harold Walter Siebens School of Business Academic Achievement Award Winners Announced

Feb. 1, 2017


The Clifford A. Rae Harold Walter Siebens School of Business Academic Achievement Award is awarded to high-performing declared School of Business majors who meet specified guidelines. The winners for the 2016 calendar year are:

  • Second Year Student Winners: Alan Maldonado, Tara Harris, Presley Shumate
  • Third Year Student Winners: Alyssa Kragelund, Keely Bycroft, Alexander J Spake
  • Fourth Year Student Winners: Colin Hansen, Amber Decker, Chau Nguyen

We commend and congratulate these students for their outstanding effort and performance.

- Cindy McDonough

Teaching Position Accepted

Jan. 30, 2017


Vanesa E. Sanchez Rios accepted a position as an ELL teacher for Denison Community School District in Denison, Iowa.

- Marlise Witham

Teaching Position Accepted

Jan. 30, 2017


Nichole Wiese accepted a position as a teacher for Farmstead Preschool in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

- Marlise Witham

Teaching Position Accepted

Jan. 30, 2017


Nick Clark accepted a position as the physical education teacher at Saint Edmond Catholic School in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

- Marlise Witham

Psychology Students to Present at Conference

Jan. 16, 2017


Congratulations to the psychology students listed below who have all been accepted to present their research at the upcoming Midwestern Psychological Association conference this May, in Chicago. Conference acceptance is competitive and requires original data; most of these students will be presenting work from the Psychology Research Club mentored by Dr. Wind Goodfriend. The students are: Andrea Almanza, Justin Belstene, Lindsay Blackford, Kierra Eldridge, Gage Grutz, Tiffany Hull, Beatriz Medina, Angus Pollock, Katie Puls, Jamie Rich, Abby Ross, and Kyle Wiebers.

- Wind Goodfriend

Meier Accepts IT Position with Milken Community Schools

Jan. 10, 2017


Congratulations to BVU Computer Science senior Alex Meier on accepting an information technology (IT) position with Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles, CA. Alex will be working with their IT team by providing support and network administration to the school district. Good luck to you, Alex!

- Jason Shepherd

Swanson Awarded Internship with Principal

Dec. 26, 2016


Congratulations to sophomore computer science major Matthew Swanson on being awarded an internship through the Principal Financial Group's Summer 2017 IT Internship Program. Matthew will be working with Principal's Information Services help desk. Well done, Matthew!

- Jason Shepherd

Reimers Accepts Software Developer Position with Stine Seed

Dec. 21, 2016


Congratulations to BVU computer science senior Kyle Reimers. Kyle recently accepted a position as a software developer with Stine Seed in Adel, Iowa. Kyle's primary duties will involve full-stack mobile app development using AngularJS, NodeJS, and NoSQL database technology. Well done, Kyle! Best of luck to you on the start of a promising career!

- Jason Shepherd

Psychology Student Publishes Second Journal Article

Dec. 18, 2016


The Psychology department is extremely proud of senior student Jamie Rich, who has just been accepted for publication a second time. Jamie's papers are both original, empirical research studies she completed over the past two years, and Jamie is first author on both papers. The first paper was her Honors project and was accepted by "Modern Psychological Studies" earlier this semester. This week, her second paper was accepted for the "Journal of Psychological Inquiry." The second paper was completed as part of Dr. Wind Goodfriend's Advanced Research Thesis course. Both papers investigated the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, and Dr. Goodfriend will be second author on both papers. We believe this is the first time a BVU student has published two empirical research projects before graduation. Well done, Jamie.

- Wind Goodfriend

Psychology Alumna and Professor Publish Together

Dec. 17, 2016


Congratulations to BVU Psychology alumna Maria Trujillo (class of 2016), whose senior thesis has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry. Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of psychology and assistant dean of graduate programs, is a co-author. The paper is titled, "Measured and Manipulated Control: Predicting Empathy and Eating Disorders," and was written as Maria's project for Dr. Goodfriend's Advanced Research Thesis course.

- Wind Goodfriend

National Golden Microphone Contest Finalists

Dec. 13, 2016


Congratulations to the following Digital Media students for being named finalists in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Microphone national radio contest:

Best News Feature Story: Kylee Deering and Spencer Lee "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Best Political News Coverage: Tiffany Brauckman, Brittany Poeppe, Mackenzie Rappe and alumnus Zach Schmidt ('16) "Iowa Caucus Story"

Best Baseball Play-by-play: Tanner Hoops "Baseball v. Wartburg"

Best Play-by-play Other: Tanner Hoops and Andrew Bandstra "Volleyball v. Loras"

Best Sports Interview: Tanner Hoops "Interview with Dick Bremer"

Winners will be announced at the national IBS conference March 3-5 in New York City.

- Dr. Andrea Frantz

Psychology Professor to Write Second Textbook

Dec. 7, 2016


Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of psychology and assistant dean of graduate programs, has signed a contract with SAGE Publishers to write a second textbook. The first book (on social psychology) is scheduled for publication in 2018. The second book covers theories on intimate relationships and is scheduled for publication in 2020. Goodfriend's contract includes funding to attend conferences, to hire a research assistant, and royalties on books sold. Congratulations, Dr. Goodfriend.

- Wind Goodfriend

Publication and "Best of Collection" Designation

Dec. 2, 2016


Dr. Gwen Hart's poem "Lucky" earned the "Best of Collection" designation in the 2016 Main Street Rag anthology Stuck in the Middle: Wrting that Keeps You in Suspense.

- Gwen Hart

Two Professors Publish in "Doctor Who" Book

Nov. 30, 2016


Congratulations to both Dr. Miranda Pollock (assistant professor of graphic design) and Dr. Wind Goodfriend (professor of psychology). They have published chapters in the book "Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box," which is now available for purchase at bookstores and online. Their co-authored chapter discusses Jungian archetypes and "the male gaze" in an analysis of weeping angels (one of the Doctor's alien enemies). Dr. Goodfriend also published a chapter on the Doctor's relationship with Rose, one of his companions. The book is so popular that when this message was submitted to the BVU News, the book was sold out in the first day of publication!

- Wind Goodfriend

Two Psychology Students Publish Papers

Nov. 29, 2016


Congratulations to senior psychology major Jamie Rich and to 2016 alumna Patrice Crall. Both of them have written papers that will be published in the journal Modern Psychological Studies. Dr. Wind Goodfriend will be second author on both papers. Jamie's paper, "Can You Remember? Factors Predicting Memory in Eyewitness Testimony," was written for the BVU Honors program. Patrice's paper, "She Asked For it: Predictors of Rape Myth Acceptance," was written for her Gender and Women's Studies Capstone course.

- Wind Goodfriend

Campbell Selected for Internship at Henry Doorly Zoo

Nov. 28, 2016


BVU junior environmental science major, Kristina Campbell, was selected to complete an internship at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium from December 20th to January 25th. Selection is highly-competitive, and Kristina’s focus area will be Interactive Animal Programming. Congratulations, Kristina!

- Melinda Coogan

Simonsen Presented Research at World Congress

Nov. 28, 2016


BVU senior biology major, Derek Simonsen, was one of approximately 6,000 attendees at the 2016 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 7th World Congress and 37th North American Annual Meeting held November 6-10 in Orlando, FL. Derek’s research presentation, entitled “Evidence of DDT resuspension through dredging of a Midwest agricultural lake system,” was among only a few undergraduate submissions accepted for presentation at this international conference. Congratulations, Derek!

- Melinda Coogan

Kacee Baker presents at Midwest humanities conference

Nov. 17, 2016


Congratulations to senior English major Kacee Baker, who presented an original research paper last Saturday at the annual Midwest Undergraduate Conference on the Humanities (MUCH) at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Kacee’s essay, “The War Between Indigenous and White Masculinities in Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel Ceremony,” which was part of a panel on “Oppositional Voices,” was well received and prompted a thoughtful Q&A discussion.

- Matthew Packer

Hultgren Accepts Position with Visual Concepts

Nov. 17, 2016


Congratulations to BVU computer science student Joseph Hultgren. Joe has accepted a position on the Technical Art team at Visual Concepts of Novato, California. Joe will be writing Python tools and setting up rigging for 3D models that support video game development. Best of luck on the start of a promising career, Joe!

- Jason Shepherd

Mackey Awarded Microsoft Internship

Nov. 17, 2016


Congratulations to BVU junior computer science and mathematics double major Sarah Mackey. Sarah has accepted an internship offer with Microsoft, famed creator of Windows, Office, SQL Server, Xbox, and many others. Sarah will spend this coming summer at Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Very well done, Sarah!

- Jason Shepherd

2017 URMED Scholars Named

Nov. 16, 2016


Congratulations to Jacob Braddock, Christian Kladstrup, and Jake Staudt. These three students were recognized by Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Buena Vista University as the URMED Fellows for January of 2017. URMED is the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education Development program and URMED fellows participate in a three week January internship and receive a $3,000 stipend to defray the costs associated with applying to medical school. Jacob, Christian and Jake were selected from a pool of applicants through a competitive process by a committee of 3 local physicians, a hospital administrator, and 3 BVU faculty.

- Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.

Weaver accepted into Northwestern

Nov. 11, 2016


Congratulations to Cortney Weaver, a BVU Art and Biology double major, who was accepted to the Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The Feinburg School's Prosthetics and Orthotics program is ranked as one of the top programs in the country. Cortney will graduate in from BVU in May and begin at Northwestern next Fall.

- David Boelter

Pluym and Strohmyer to Present Research

Nov. 10, 2016


Senior, JoAnna Pluym, and Dr. Karin Strohmyer have been invited to present their research titled "Exploring Causes, Experiences, and Solutions Related to Burnout among Rural Special Educators", at the Annual American Council on Rural Special Education conference in Asheville, NC, this coming March. This research project is the result of work done by Ms. Pluym as part of the Honor's Program at BVU.

- Karin Strohmyer

BVU Students Selected to Collegiate Honor Band

Nov. 9, 2016


Five BVU Band students have been selected to perform in the 23rd Annual Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. This event will be held on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19 at Nevada, IA in the Josephine Tope Community Auditorium attached to the Nevada Community School.

The conductor of the 2016 College Honor Band is Dr. William Wakefield, Professor of Music, Director of Bands and Coordinator for the Ensembles and Applied Division at the University of Oklahoma School of Music.

BVU students selected include: Rachel Kehrberg - clarinet, Jarrett Drummer - clarinet, Ica McMahon - flute, Brandon Glienke - bass trombone, Jack Fordyce - string bass and Matthew Swanson - percussion.

- Jerry Bertrand

Paper accepted for Presentation at the College Music Society Great Lakes Conference

Nov. 8, 2016


The College Music Society has accepted Dr. Merrin Guice's paper, "Beyond Porgy and Bess: A cultural-musicological analysis of the opera/oratorios of African American 20th century composers before the civil rights movement" for presentation at the Great Lakes Conference in April.

- Merrin Guice

SCJ chapter wins national recognition

Nov. 2, 2016


The Buena Vista University Society for Collegiate Journalists chapter was recognized at the national biennium with the Mary Beth Earnheardt Award for Service. The national award is presented to a single chapter that best exemplifies the SCJ ideals of service to the community and advancement of First Amendment education. Four BVU students attended the biennium and accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. All are Digital Media majors and included: Tanner Hoops, a junior from Storm Lake; Madeleine McCormick, a junior from Huxley; Jasmine Bautista, a senior from South Sioux City; and Dee Friesen, a junior from Storm Lake.

- Dr. Andrea Frantz

Frantz receives two national awards

Nov. 2, 2016


Dr. Andrea Frantz won two national awards at the Society for Collegiate Journalists biennium meeting and College Media Association conference in Atlanta, GA, October 27. First, SCJ Executive Director, Dr. Sally Renaud presented Frantz with the Sheridan Barker National Adviser of the Year. The award recognizes the recipient’s role as ‘mentor, facilitator, and link to the organization’s past and future.’ Additionally, Frantz received the College Media Association’s Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award for ‘extraordinary, long-term advocacy of the First Amendment.’

Frantz also presented in four sessions at the College Media Association conference while in Atlanta.

- Dr. Andrea Frantz

Hoops wins second place national media award

Nov. 2, 2016


Junior Digital Media major, Tanner Hoops, won second place in Radio Sports Broadcasting in the College Media Association Pinnacles competition October 29. The national student media contest attracted nearly 2,800 individual entries from 176 universities across the country. The contest does not distinguish entries based on size of program/school, and the other finalists for the radio sports broadcasting category included third place winner Vanderbilt University and first place winner Seton Hall University.

- Dr. Andrea Frantz

Invited to lead Brief Motivational Intervention for College Students at Winston-Salem State University

Oct. 28, 2016


Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Wagstaff who has been invited to train the counseling center staff at Winston-Salem State University in the areas of Motivational Interviewing and Brief Motivational Interventions to address high-risk behaviors including alcohol and other substances. On November 3 and 4 she will incorporate her research findings and help the staff develop skills to deliver this evidenced-base intervention.

- Jenny Wagstaff

Hanna Zinn Interns in Washington D.C.

Oct. 27, 2016


Congratulations to Hanna Zinn who is serving as a research and development intern at the Sindhi American Political Action Committee in Washington D.C. Sindhipac.org Hanna’s responsibilities include things such as attending events and meetings with legislators on the Hill to bring awareness to the issues facing the people of Sindh, writing articles for the organization’s magazine and journals and studying recent foreign policy decisions to determine how actors in the federal government (NSC, State Dept., Congress, etc.) impact the foreign policy process. She recently met with John McCain and had the opportunity to sit in on Foreign Affairs Committee hearings. As part of The Washington Center internship experience she is taking a course on U.S. Foreign Policy. Bravo, Hanna – We are proud of you!

- Lisa Best

Sarah Mackey selected for participation in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics

Oct. 27, 2016


Congratulations to Sarah Mackey. Sarah Mackey, junior double major in mathematics and computer science, was recently accepted for participation in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics for the spring semester of 2017. BSM, a selective and prestigious program of study, offers high achieving mathematics students from the U.S. and Canada the opportunity for advanced mathematics study in Hungary, a country with a remarkably rich intellectual tradition in mathematics and the sciences. Sarah is pursuing this opportunity in conjunction with her selection as the winner of BVU’s J. Leslie Rollins Award in May, 2016. Congratulations, Sarah!

The School of Science

- Benjamin B. Donath

Jaelyn Olson admitted to Iowa PharmD program

Oct. 26, 2016


Congratulations to Jaelyn Olson for being admitted to the University of Iowa Doctor of Pharmacy program. She will begin working toward her Pharm.D. in August of 2017.

- Brian A. Lenzmeier, Ph.D.

Psychology Professor Invited to European Conference

Oct. 24, 2016


Congratulations to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, who has been invited to present research at an upcoming conference in Vienna, Austria. The International Convention of Psychological Science has asked Dr. Goodfriend to present the research on relationship violence that makes up Dr. Goodfriend's second book on the topic, scheduled to be published in 2018. The research took place over 8 years and identifies warning signs that a relationship could become violent in the future. The conference is in March, over BVU's Spring Break.

- Wind Goodfriend

Eccher Awarded Scholarship to Attend The Way Up Conference

Oct. 21, 2016


Congratulations to Michelle Eccher, senior communication studies major, for being selected as recipient of the 2016 Carol Rocklin Kay Memorial Scholarship. Women undergraduate or graduate students attending a higher education institution in Iowa, who are interested in a career in higher education, may apply. The scholarship covers conference registration and one night's stay in the conference hotel. Michelle will attend The Way Up Conference - 30 Years of Inspiring Excellence for Women in Higher Education, on November 3 & 4 in Coralville, IA., where she will learn about current issues and trends in higher education leadership and management, as she prepares for a future career in higher education.

- Lori Berglund

Kinesmetrics Paper to be Published

Oct. 20, 2016


Congratulations to Jim Farnsworth, assistant professor of exercise science. His paper, "Reliability of Computerized Neurocognitive Tests for Concussion Assessment: A Meta-Analysis" has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training

- Jim Farnsworth

Publication

Oct. 18, 2016


Michael Tidemann, adjunct instructor with the Online and Professional Studies Estherville campus, recently published a short story, "Dear Virgil", in a Boston-based online literary magazine reaching eighty countries, thewriteplaceatthewritetime.org/fiction.html

The story is about Virgil Earp's boyhood in Pella, Iowa. Virgil and his brother Wyatt were later immortalized for their role in the Gunfight at OK Corral.

- Michael Tidemann

Abstract Accepted in SHAPE America National Convention and Expo in March 2017

Oct. 2, 2016


Congratulations, James L Farnsworth II, a program director in human performance program! The abstract, Development of a Mental Toughness Inventory for Youth, has been accepted for the Research Program of the 2017 SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America National Convention and Expo that will take place in Boston, MA.

- Shinbo Sugiura

Mackey Awarded Grace Hopper Scholarship

Sept. 30, 2016


BVU junior Computer Science and Mathematics double major Sarah Mackey has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference in Houston, TX. The scholarship is given yearly by the Anita Borg Institute to cover conference registration, travel, meals, and lodging for promising and talented young women who would benefit from attending the conference. Congratulations, Sarah!

- Jason Shepherd

Two Professors Publish "Doctor Who" Book Chapters

Sept. 27, 2016


Congratulations to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of psychology, and to Dr. Miranda Pollock-Raymond, assistant professor of graphic design. They have co-authored a chapter in the book "Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box." Their chapter is titled, "Weeping Angels, Archetypes, and the Male Gaze." Dr. Goodfriend also contributed a second chapter titled, "By Any Other Name," in which she analyzes the relationship between The Doctor and his companion Rose. The book is now available for pre-purchase on Amazon.com and will be released on November 15th (just in time for the holidays).

- Wind Goodfriend

Student Research Work Recognized

Sept. 19, 2016


Congratulations to Stephanie Steiner and Ashley Lemke whose original research from their Communication Studies Capstone courses were competitively-selected for presentation at the Iowa Communication Association's annual conference in Pella, IA, September 16-17. Steiner's work entitled, “The Filtered Self: What Instagram Postings Reveal about an Individual’s Sense of Identity,” earned the Westphal Top Student Paper Award and will be published in the 2017 Iowa Journal of Communication. Lemke’s work examined the relationship between fathers and daughters who are only children on the effect of the daughter’s future romantic relationships.

- Mary Gill

Psychology Paper to be Published

Sept. 9, 2016


Congratulations to Carlee Brown, 2016 alumna with double majors in criminal justice and psych, and to Dr. Goodfriend, professor of psychology. Their co-authored paper, "A Diabolical and Disordered Personality: John Doe in 'Seven,'" has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry.

- Wind Goodfriend

Graham Earns Women in Leadership Certificate at Case Western

Sept. 8, 2016


Lindsey Graham, senior Corporate Communication and Business Marketing major, received the Women in Leadership Certificate this summer from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Lindsey was the recipient of the 2015 Wendy C. Waugaman Women and Leadership Development Award and used the funds to travel and attend workshops at Case throughout the past year, including High Impact Leadership for Women, Career Success Strategies for Women in Leadership, Women & Organizational Politics: Developing Power and Influence, and Self Awareness for Women in Leadership. This certificate gives Lindsey the tools necessary for being an adaptive leader and making positive impacts in her profession.

- Beth Lamoureux

Student and Professor Publish Together

Sept. 7, 2016


Congratulations to Patrice Crall (2016 graduate, psychology major and GWST minor), and to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of psychology and assistant dean of graduate studies. Their co-authored paper, "Predicting Reactions to Depression in Others: Mental Health Stigma and Social Distance," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry. Patrice is the first author of the paper and wrote it for Dr. Goodfriend's Advanced Research Thesis course last year.

- Wind Goodfriend

English Graduate Working in University of Iowa Special Collections Library

Sept. 6, 2016


2016 English graduate Paije Wee has landed a job in the University of Iowa Special Collections Library in her first semester in the Library and Information Science Program. Paije will be assisting patrons with research on new and ancient materials, some dating back to the 1500s. Congratulations, Paije!

- Gwen Hart

Conference Presentations

Sept. 6, 2016


The Mental Health Counseling Program faculty are set to present at their regional conferences this October.

Dr. Eran Hanke and Casey Baker will be co-presenting at North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). Their presentation title is “Coming together: Building a sense of community in online programs.” This year’s conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN. Casey Baker will be presenting an additional presentation at NCACES entitled “The Innovative Counselor Educator: 15+ online apps that will set your course on fire.”

Dr. Jenny Wagstaff will be presenting at Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) in October. Her presentation is titled “Counselor education and Title IX.” This year’s SACES conference will be held New Orleans.

- Casey Baker

Psychology Professor to Present at Conference

Sept. 2, 2016


Congratulations to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, who has been invited to present at the annual conference for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Her presentation is titled, "The increasing acceptance of case studies in social psychology journals." This year's conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas this January.

- Wind Goodfriend

Turn Off The Television And Read

Aug. 29, 2016


Albert F. Hodapp, Mason City Adjunct Psychology Faculty (1995-2016), will publish his manuscript titled Turn Off The Television And Read in Reading Improvement, Fall 2016 (September), Volume 53, Number 3, pp. 114-120.

- Albert Fred Hodapp

Derek Simonsen’s Abstract Accepted for Presentation!

Aug. 26, 2016


Congratulations to BVU senior, Derek Simonsen, on acceptance of his research abstract for presentation at the 7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on November 9, 2016. Derek’s presentation title is “Evidence of DDT resuspension through dredging of a Midwest agricultural lake system.” Nice job, Derek!

- Melinda Coogan

Jennifer Heim Completes Graduate Degree!

Aug. 26, 2016


Congratulations to 2013 BVU graduate Jennifer Heim who completed her M.S. degree in Zoology with a focus in Aquatic Toxicology. The degree was awarded August 5th, 2016, from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and her thesis title is "Are there fitness costs due to the development of pyrethroid resistance in the non-target aquatic amphipod, Hyalella azteca?" Nice job, Jennifer!

- Melinda Coogan

Jerry Quinlan Accepted to CIEE Biology Program in Australia!

Aug. 26, 2016


Congratulations to BVU junior, Jerry Quinlan, on his acceptance to the CIEE Biology and Ecology Field Studies Program in Perth, Australia. Jerry will travel to Perth and participate in this study abroad program throughout spring semester, 2017. Nice job, Jerry!

- Melinda Coogan

Vikings Select Three BVU Student Interns

July 28, 2016


Congratulations to seniors, Kassi Kommes (Digital Media), Ashley Lemke (Communication Studies), and Janice Timmerman (Business – Marketing and Sports Management) for being selected as the 2016 Game Day Interns for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings! Game Day interns assist with various activities during the fall season that include arranging press boxes, delivering game information to media, and recording player/coach interviews. Buena Vista’s partnership with the NFL team’s public relations office continues, thanks in part to 2003 BV graduate Jeff Anderson (Corporate Communication), Executive Director of Communications for the Minnesota Vikings.

This competitive opportunity is open to majors across campus each spring and internship credit is available for those who are selected.

- Lori Berglund

Student and Professor Publish Together

July 26, 2016


Congratulations to 2016 BVU alumna Emily Phipps and to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of psychology. Their co-authored paper, "The Effects Race Has on Student Perceptions of Professor Credibility," has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Psychological Inquiry. The paper is the result of Dr. Goodfriend's Research Thesis course, and Emily will be the first author. Great job, Emily!

- Wind Goodfriend

Morgan Roecker Accepts Position

June 28, 2016


Morgan Roecker, 2016 Social Work Graduate, has accepted a position as a Behavioral Health Intervention Social Worker with Lutheran Services of Iowa. Congratulations Morgan!

- Kathryn McKinley

Book reviewed

June 26, 2016


The Elk and other stories, a short story collection by Michael Tidemann, adjunct instructor at the Online and Professional Studies Estherville campus, recently received favorable reviews in The Bismarck Tribune.

The review is available online at:

http://bismarcktribune.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/short-stories-keep-reader-involved/article_cecdfa30-fb3f-5776-b581-972831845d35.html

- Michael Tidemann

20 Under 40 Award

June 22, 2016


Svitlana Miller, Academic Advisor at Newton, has been chosen as one of Jasper Counties "20 Under 40" recipients for 2016.

This designation honors the accomplishments and achievements of young men and women under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in their professions and commitment to community service.

Svitlana will be honored at a luncheon sponsored by the Newton Daily News on June 23rd, 2016.

Congratulations Svitlana!

- Stacy Gibbs

Jasmin Ramirez Accepts Position

June 20, 2016


Jasmin Ramirez, 2016 Social Work Graduate, has accepted a position as a Behavioral Health Intervention Social Worker with Lutheran Services of Iowa. Congratulations Jasmin!



- Kathryn McKinley

Student work competitively selected

June 16, 2016


Congratulation to COMM graduates Stephanie Steiner and Jennifer Van Oort and senior Ashley Lemke, whose original work was competitively-selected for presentation at the Iowa Communication Association's annual conference this fall in Pella, IA.

Stephanie's paper, "The Filtered Self: What Instagram Postings Reveal about an Individual’s Sense of Identity," was selected as the TOP submission. She will receive a small cash prize and will have her work published in the 2016 Iowa Journal of Communication. Stephanie’s and Ashley's paper, "A Daughter’s First Love: The Relationship Between Fathers and Daughters Who are Only Children and the Effect on the Daughter’s Future Romantic Relationships" were completed with their second capstone course, Communication Research. Jennifer's work, "Bite into the Believable: How Apocalyptic Character Development in the Walking Dead Mimics Communication in a Believable Way" was completed with her first capstone course, Communication Theory. The students’ works will be featured in top student panels at the September 16-17, Iowa Communication Association Conference in Pella.

- Mary Gill

Psychology Student and Professor Publish Together

June 13, 2016


Congratulations to BVU junior Kyle Wiebers (double major in Psychology and Education Studies) and to Dr. Wind Goodfriend, Professor of Psychology. Their co-authored paper, "Impenetrable Suit, Susceptible Mind: A Personality Analysis of Iron Man," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry. Kyle is the first author on the paper, which was his final project for Dr. Goodfriend's Personality class last year. Great job to both.

- Wind Goodfriend

New Theatre Management Position

May 21, 2016


Kendra Ramthun '05 SL arts management graduate is now the General Manager of the Alliance of Resident Theatres in New York City. Kendra interned with BVU alum and Broadway producer Ben Mordecai during her collegiate career and went on to work with Playwrights Horizons theatre as the Assistant General Manager. She was also the Associate General Manager for the Signature Theatre which won the 2014 Tony Award for outstanding regional theatre during her tenure. Congratulations, Kendra! We are so proud of you!

- Bethany Larson

Kenkel Completes Masters and Accepts Position with Hi-Rez Studios

May 17, 2016


BVU Computer Science alumnus Jonathon Kenkel (SL'14) has completed his Masters degree at the University of Utah's highly acclaimed Entertainment Arts and Engineering program. After commencement, he will join Hi-Rez Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where he will work on the popular first person shooter game Paladins. This is an outstanding accomplishment! Congratulations, Jon!

- Dr. Jason Shepherd

Blackford Accepts Application Developer Position at Nationwide Insurance

May 17, 2016


Congratulations to BVU Computer Science senior Gary Blackford. Gary has accepted a position as an application developer with Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, Iowa. Gary will be responsible for building Web applications using Java, Groovy, and the JavaScript/Angular/Node technology stack. Best of luck to you, Gary!

- Dr. Jason Shepherd

Greenwalt to Intern for Fareway Information Technology Department

May 17, 2016


Congratulations to BVU Computer Science student Mark Greenwalt. Mark will be interning with Fareway's information technology department in Boone, Iowa, this summer. Mark's primary development duties will involve the use of PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. Well done, Mark!

- Dr. Jason Shepherd

Nou Yang Accepts Position

May 9, 2016


Nou Yang, who will graduate in May, 2016, with her degree in social work, has accepted a position as Counselor with Job Corps on the Denison, Iowa campus. Congratulations Nou!

- Kathryn McKinley

Teaching positions accepted

May 9, 2016


The school of education wishes to congratulate a few more spring 2016 graduates who have accepted teaching jobs for the fall:

  • Anna Negrete will be teaching third grade at Storm Lake Elementary School.
  • Sam Lipps will be teaching history at Storm Lake High School.
- Pippa Fineran

Teaching position accepted

May 6, 2016


Shelby Wiederhoeft, a spring 2016 graduate with a major in K-12 Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (ESSI) has accepted a teaching position at the Madelia (MN) Elementary School. She will be teaching early childhood special education there.

Congratulations from the School of Education!

- Pippa Fineran

Teaching position accepted

May 6, 2016


Chelsea Smith, a spring 2016 elementary education graduate, has accepted a position at the Storm Lake Elementary School. She will be teaching second grade in the fall.

Congratulations!

- Pippa Fineran

Jacalyn Schubring admitted to graduate school

May 5, 2016


Jacalyn Schubring, a graduating senior with a major in Music Education and a minor in Music Production has just been accepted to the University of Colorado at Denver where she will begin to pursue a Master of Science degree in Music production starting in the Fall of 2016. Congratulations to Jacalyn!

- David Klee

Myckeal Rake accepts position at BVU

May 5, 2016


Myckeal Rake, a senior who will graduate in May with a major in Music production, has just accepted the position as Digital Media Support Specialist at Buena Vista University. He will be in charge of maintaining and supporting the TV studios, the radio station and recording studios in Lage as well as be in charge of all live sound events on campus. Congratulations to Myckeal!!

- David klee

Brett Pongratz awarded the Fred & Susan Student Study Travel Award

May 5, 2016


Brett Pongratz, a senior majoring in Music production, has just been awarded the Fred and Susan Moore Student Study Travel Award. He will use this money to help him as he serves an internship at Cleopatra records this summer in Los Angeles. Congratulations to Brett!

- David Klee

Teaching Position Accepted

May 4, 2016


Jennifer Totten, a spring 2016 Business Education Major with math and science endorsements, has accepted a teaching position at Schleswig Middle School. Jennifer will be teaching 7th and 8th grade math and science.

Congratulations!

Denison Site

- Mary Jo Sondag

York Named to Editorial Board

May 4, 2016


Dr. Heather York, Assistant Professor of Biology, has been appointed as a mammal expert to the editorial board of the Northeastern Naturalist, a peer-reviewed journal of biology and natural history. Congratulations to her!

- Heather York

Teaching Position Accepted

May 4, 2016


Ann Pottebaum, a spring 2016 secondary science education major, has accepted a teaching position at Carroll Kuemper. She will be teaching Middle School Science and STEM.

Congratulations!


Denison Site

- Mary Jo Sondag

Teaching Position Accepted

April 28, 2016


Kelsey Blum, a spring 2016 elementary education major, has accepted a teaching position at the Carroll Middle School. She will be teaching 5-8 SPED.

Congratulations!

- Pippa Fineran

Congratulations Dr. Coogan

April 27, 2016


Dr. Melinda Coogan, Associate Professor of Biology, was recently named as the 128th president of the Iowa Academy of Science. Congratulations, Dr. Coogan.

- Benjamin B. Donath

BVU Student Media Leaders Recognized with Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards

April 22, 2016


The Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) recognizes outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms—in twenty-one Program Categories and twenty-five Craft Categories. The following BVU student media leaders were honored at the IMPA April 20 awards ceremony.

Animated Entertainment—Short Form

  • Cassie Forsyth (’15) Award of Excellence, “I’m So Disney”

Student Production—College

  • Emily Johnson and Chelsey Goetz, Award of Achievement, “Taking Stage”
  • Zachary T. Schmidt, Award of Achievement, “Stand for Me”