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Please join us for Family Weekend Friday-Sunday, April 25-27.  For a complete schedule of activities click on https://www.bvu.edu/bv/family-weekend/schedule.dot

Easter Break (April 18-21)
The residence halls will remain open during the closed weekend for Easter Break. However, dining services will be limited during this time. The last board meal will be served at lunch on Thursday the 17th with no afternoon grill on this day and then dining reopen for dinner on Monday April 21st serving from 5-7pm.

Scholars Day
is a time of celebration as Buena Vista University recognizes the intellectual, scholarly, and creative accomplishments of its students. At this annual, public event, students from across BVU's five academic schools proudly present their best presentations, performances, posters and artistic creations. Conducting research and producing hands-on projects like these helps develop skills for professional success, post-graduate studies, and a life of intellectual engagement. These projects also provide an opportunity for visitors and the BVU community to learn about a wide array of intellectual and artistic topics.On Scholars Day, we encourage you to come and see BVU's students and their scholarly achievements. BVU's 10th annual Scholars Day will be held on April 25, 2014. There will be 68 Presentations (25 Verbal and 43 Poster) given from 122 Presenters. There are 28 Faculty/Staff Sponsors for this year. The keynote speech will be give during dinner by Mandy DeVries, a 2007 BVU graduate, who is an outpatient pharmacist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The complete schedule of events can be found on the Scholars Day webpage https://www.bvu.edu/scholarsday/

Recreation Services
has a wide variety of recreational equipment available for checkout. Items include bikes, canoes, camping gear, bean bag toss and disc golf frisbees. All equipment is free to use for students, faculty and staff, but requires a valid university ID. House hours until May 16 are Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday-Sunday 1-6pm. Work hard, play harder!

Buenafication Day
is BVU's day of service, and one our most beloved campus traditions. On this day, classes are not scheduled and everyone on campus gives back to their community.  The day begins in the morning as students, faculty and staff take part in a kickoff ceremony. Students then serve their community either by doing work on Buena Vista's campus, or going out into the community to clean buildings and grounds.  In the afternoon, students take part in service projects on campus and other activities.   Click on https://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/ for a list of the service projects and the schedule of events for the day.

Coming up soon is the Student Recognition Dinner honoring BVU students for their outstanding academics.  Parents with students receiving an honor should have received their invitation in the mail in mid-March. We hope to see you on Saturday, April 26th for the Student Recognition Dinner.

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