News from Buena Vista University en-us Class of 2015 Graduates in Commencement Ceremony Five hundred eighty-two students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 23. Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Sat, 23 May 2015 08:52:00 CDT Victory Arch Procession: Commencement 2015 Watch as Buena Vista University's Class of 2015 makes the traditional procession through Victory Arch on its way to the commencement ceremony in Siebens Fieldhouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:44:00 CDT Timelapse: Commencement 2015 Buena Vista University's commencement ceremonies were held on May 23. See time lapse video of the event in Siebens Fieldhouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:31:00 CDT Buena Vista University Engages in Process to Address Higher Education Challenges Buena Vista University has completed a year-long comprehensive self-assessment of its academic, administrative and co-curricular programs and services, called Prioritization. BVU chose to undertake this evaluation to address growing challenges that are affecting higher education on state and national levels. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:56:00 CDT Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled for May 23 Buena Vista University will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 23, with 582 graduates scheduled to receive their degrees. The commencement speaker will be retired America Online executive and former BVU Trustee Laura Horn. Mon, 11 May 2015 01:49:00 CDT Buenafication Day Provides a Record 7,500 Hours of Service An estimated 3,500 faculty, staff, college students and students from Storm Lake Community School District participated in Buena Vista University's 102nd annual Buenafication Day, contributing 7,500 hours of community service. Fri, 8 May 2015 01:08:00 CDT Student Organizations Receive Awards at Regional Conference Members of the Buena Vista University Student Activities Board attended the National Association for Campus Activities regional conference in Madison, Wisconsin, April 16-19, where they received several awards. Thu, 7 May 2015 11:00:00 CDT Spring Break Service Trips Impact BVU Students More than 40 Buena Vista University students, faculty and staff participated in four AWOL trips during spring break, enabling them to volunteer their time and service to a variety of people and programs. Tue, 5 May 2015 10:12:00 CDT BVU Theatre Presents "Into the Woods" Buena Vista University Theatre presented "Into the Woods" on April 24-25 and May 1-2 in Schaller Memorial Chapel. The musical brings together classic fairytale stories including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and more. Sat, 2 May 2015 07:43:00 CDT Scholars Day: The Effects of Foam Rolling Athletic training students studied the effects of "foam rolling" and presented their findings at Scholars Day, Buena Vista University's celebration of students' intellectual and scholarly accomplishments. Fri, 1 May 2015 04:21:00 CDT Service and Fun on Buenafication Day 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. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:52:00 CDT Concert Band Presents Spring Concert and Featured Guest The Buena Vista University Concert Band, under the direction of Jerry Bertrand, will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 10 in Schaller Memorial Chapel. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:38:00 CDT Digital Media Students Receive 15 National Awards Buena Vista University's media students and organizations received 15 awards in the annual Society for Collegiate Journalists national media contest. Entries are judged by professionals in the media industry. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:38:00 CDT Dance Marathon Raises Money for Children's Miracle Network BVU students participated in a dance marathon to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The event raised $3,000, which will be used to enhance children’s healthcare services and fund special services and health education for children and families. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:13:00 CDT Students Present Academic Work at Scholars Day Buena Vista University's 11th annual Scholars Day was held April 24. The event provided students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best presentations, original research, academic posters, artistic creations, and performances to their peers, professors, and the public. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:37:00 CDT Pre-Law Students Meet Nebraska Supreme Court Justices Buena Vista University pre-law students got the chance to visit Creighton University School of Law, one of BVU's 3+3 law program partners, where they met with Nebraska Supreme Court justices during the court’s special session on April 2. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:19:00 CDT ROTC Cadet Receives Governor's Award ROTC Cadet Matthew Hanson, a senior business economics major from Stanton, received the Reserve Officer Training Corps Governor's Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:03:00 CDT Buena Vista University Hosts Third Annual Computer Security Contest Students from the BVU computer science department competed against each other and students from three additional universities during a computer security attack-and-defend contest. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:07:00 CDT Digital Media Hosts High School Student Media Festival Buena Vista University’s digital media department hosted the third annual SHOWOFF Student Media Festival on April 10. The festival allows high school juniors and seniors to submit media projects for award consideration in a variety of categories. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:39:00 CDT BVU Earns Regional Honors from Society of Professional Journalists Buena Vista University student journalists, its media publication, The Tack, and its radio station KBVU received recognition in the 2014 Society of Professional Journalist regional Mark of Excellence Awards. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:16:00 CDT BVU Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker 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. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:01:00 CDT Bonnie Keller Receives National Honor for Service Bonnie Keller, a senior biology major from Sioux City, was selected by Campus Compact as one of seven Iowa college students to receive the national Newman Civic Fellows Award. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 01:54:00 CDT Choir Takes it Outside The Buena Vista University Choir rehearses outside on a beautiful afternoon in early spring. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Merrin Guice. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:32:00 CDT Taxing Work Gives Back The VITA program provides free income tax preparation assistance to people who are lower-income, persons with disabilities, and others. Nineteen BVU students volunteer with the program. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:28:00 CDT Alumni Honored by Advertising Federation 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." Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:48:00 CDT Woodson Becomes All-American at NCAA Championships Senior Seth Woodson capped off his stellar indoor track and field season on Saturday afternoon with his fourth-place finish at the NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field Championships. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:47:00 CDT Students Deliver Presentation at National IMPACT Conference Members of Student MOVE presented at the 2015 IMPACT National Conference. Their presentation focused on how service organizations can shape the future of civic engagement. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:16:00 CDT Focus on STEM: Building Future Leaders A recent gift of $500,000 has established an endowment for STEM education at BVU. This endowment will help prepare education students to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in K-12. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:13:00 CDT Alumni are Part of Emmetsburg's "5 Under 40" 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. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:35:00 CST Wythe Award Faculty Finalists Announced 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. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:37:00 CST