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Dr. Joshua Merchant named Buena Vista University President
Dr. Joshua Merchant named Buena Vista University President

Merchant has worked in education for the past 19 years and has extensive experience in strategic planning, fundraising, external engagement, marketing and enrollment management.

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BVU Science and Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement
BVU Science and Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement

The Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award rewards business and science students who excel in their academic pursuits, and encourages quality learning experiences for students outside the classroom.

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Student MOVE to Host Glass Slipper Shop Event
Student MOVE to Host Glass Slipper Shop Event

The Glass Slipper Shop gives community members the opportunity to purchase new and gently used formal dresses at a lower cost. Proceeds will go to the Storm Lake office of Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) to benefit those in need.

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BVU Names Two New Trustees
BVU Names Two New Trustees

Buena Vista University has announced Mike Degen and Brad Schroeder have been named to the Board of Trustees. The Board works to develop policies and programs to help BVU provide a quality higher education experience to its students.

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Digital Media Students Honored at ICMA Conference
Digital Media Students Honored at ICMA Conference

Students in BVU's campus media organizations – KBVU, the University Cable Network and The Tack Online – received 27 awards in numerous categories, including several first place honors.

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Remembering Dr. Carl Adkins
Remembering Dr. Carl Adkins

The professor emeritus of English taught at Buena Vista University for over thirty years, serving in roles including chair of the faculty senate, assistant dean, leader of curriculum development and head men's tennis coach.

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January Interim Offers BVU Students Variety of Experiences
January Interim Offers BVU Students Variety of Experiences

Many Buena Vista University students explored a wide array of personal interests during this year’s January Interim, a three-week program that gives students the opportunity to take travel courses, enroll in enriching classes on campus and participate in internships.

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Buena Vista University Announces New Master's Degree
Buena Vista University Announces New Master's Degree

The new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is an applied degree and consists of 30 semester hours culminating in the student's choice of capstone experience in either a research effort or executive internship.

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Students Begin Rural Medicine Internships
Students Begin Rural Medicine Internships

During the URMED internship, students are introduced to a variety of clinical and healthcare practices at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and other area rural hospitals.

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BVU Receives Endowment for STEM Program
BVU Receives Endowment for STEM Program

A technology-enhanced STEM classroom, funded by the endowment, is being used for several different disciplines across campus, including science, education and math.

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Looking back on 2016 at Buena Vista University
Looking back on 2016 at Buena Vista University

It was another great year at Buena Vista University. Take a look at some of the exciting things that happened in 2016... inside the classroom and during activities on campus.

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BVU Receives $1 Million Grant for Digital Media Program
BVU Receives $1 Million Grant for Digital Media Program

The gift supports upgrades for BVU's University Cable Network, replacing the studio's analog television and video equipment with state-of-the-art digital technology.

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Student Presents Research at International Conference
Student Presents Research at International Conference

BVU student Derek Simonsen was selected among only a handful of undergraduate students to present research at last month's Seventh Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry World Congress in Orlando, Fla.

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Tray Cam: Dr. Steinfeld at Christmas Dinner
Tray Cam: Dr. Steinfeld at Christmas Dinner

At BVU's All-Campus Christmas Dinner, faculty and staff serve students a traditional holiday meal. This year, we once again attached a camera to the tray of Dr. Peter Steinfeld to get his perspective on this campus tradition.

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Food and Celebration at the 30th Annual Christmas Dinner
Food and Celebration at the 30th Annual Christmas Dinner

Carols, delicious food, and Beaver friendship surrounded the 30th Annual All-Campus Christmas Dinner on Dec. 1. The holiday feast was enjoyed by BVU students and delivered with white-glove service by members of the University faculty, staff, and administration.

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High School Students Experience Art at BVU
High School Students Experience Art at BVU

More than 100 local high school students filled BVU’s art studios and other classrooms on Nov. 22 and 23 for the annual iDoArt event, held by the BVU art and design department.

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