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!


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.