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Buena Vista University Student Honored for Mentoring

Jan. 27, 2015
BVU junior Sloane Morrow has received the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. The award was presented by Governor Terry Branstad during a special recognition ceremony in Des Moines.


Beavers Travel Down Under

Jan. 25, 2015
Buena Vista students experienced Australia in January. They visited several destinations throughout the country, with a focus on natural wildlife, aboriginal culture, and the nation's origins.


Krystal and Kassi in Advertising

Jan. 24, 2015
Kassi Kommes and Krystal Schulte have spent January Interim at Maxwell/Liebl, an advertising agency in Des Moines. The pair created materials for many of the agency's clients, including radio and print advertisements.


How Things Work

Jan. 23, 2015
It takes more than building a trebuchet or a DC motor to learn about how technology works. In this course students research and build interesting gadgets while learning the scientific principles behind how simple and complex mechanisms work.


Buena Vista University Hosts Middle Eastern Culture Workshop

Jan. 23, 2015
BVU hosted area K-12 teachers for a workshop focused on teaching Iowa Core standards using Middle Eastern artifacts from the Keith Carter Collection, featuring cultural artifacts from Middle Eastern countries.


Running, Reading, and Reflecting

Jan. 22, 2015
In "Running, Reading, and Reflecting," students are motivated to fit physical activity into their busy lives. They keep track of their progress with a daily journal and exercise log to use as the basis for a reflection paper.


BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs

Jan. 21, 2015
Buena Vista University has named Dr. Barbara Byrne as its interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. She began her duties on Monday, Jan. 12 and will serve in the position through the 2015-16 academic year.


Creating the Architecture of Style

Jan. 21, 2015
Stephanie Steiner has spent January Interim as an intern for Style-Architects in Minneapolis, Minn. She has contributed to a variety of projects, such as styling and photographing images for social media and writing copy for blog posts.


Creating a Performance

Jan. 20, 2015
Dr. Bethany Larson's interim course "Devising Theatre" is like no other theatre course at BVU. All students in the course participate on stage or backstage as they prepare for the opening night of an original production.


Backstage at Disney

Jan. 19, 2015
"Storytelling With Walt Disney" takes a look inside the world of Disney theme parks and cruises. Students go "backstage" to see how attractions really work and visit with Disney cast members, historians and authors.


Intramural Athletics

Jan. 18, 2015
During January, there are also opportunities to get involved with intramural sports. Students can participate in basketball and wiffle ball sports leagues, with women's, men's, and co-recreational leagues.


Introduction to Pharmacology

Jan. 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.


Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

Jan. 16, 2015
BVU students experience the geography and culture of Ecuador during the "Spanish Immersion" travel experience in January. Students and faculty visit historic and cultural sites and volunteer in the community.


Aviation Supplier, Airplane Hat

Jan. 15, 2015
Samantha Knudsen shows off her stylish airplane hat during her January internship at RIM Enterprises in Cedar Rapids. The company is a full service aircraft parts supplier.


BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's

Jan. 15, 2015
Standard & Poor's has affirmed its 'A' long-term rating and stable outlook for Buena Vista University. BVU has received an 'A' rating for the last 13 years, and it puts the University in the top-tier of Iowa private colleges.


The Science of Grilling

Jan. 14, 2015
Students practice basic lab documentation procedures while enjoying food prepared during a grilling contest. The contest is part of "The Chemistry of Food," where students learn the chemistry behind how food is prepared.


Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices

Jan. 13, 2015
Buena Vista University recently received grants from Buena Vista County Community Foundation and AEDGrant.com to upgrade the automated external defibrillator devices available on campus.


Global Fellows in Chile

Jan. 13, 2015
BVU's 2015 Global Fellows are experiencing the culture and geography of Chile. The group has learned about scientific efforts to preserve pristine lands, and is now experiencing the vast culture of the country.


Meditation in Motion

Jan. 12, 2015
Students in Dr. Jo Bachman's interim course are learning the 17 basic movements of Ching Chi Kung Fu, while exploring the belief system behind the Tao and the ancient Chinese healing system.


Grand China Discovery

Jan. 12, 2015
Through fun and engaging activities students explore the fascinating country of China. Students are introduced to new foods and learning how to use chop sticks, do traditional calligraphy with a brush, and tie Chinese knots.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan. 12, 2015
Buena Vista University's Offices of Multicultural Engagement and Spiritual Life are hosting "MLK Day Celebration: A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr." on Monday, Jan. 19 on the BVU campus.


Wellendorf Gets Published... and Republished

Jan. 11, 2015
Kiley Wellendorf is spending January Interim as an intern at xoJane.com, an online magazine in New York. Kiley's first article for xoJane has been republished on the Time magazine website.


Event Planning & Management

Jan. 10, 2015
Event planning and management requires a lot of hands-on work and effective communication techniques, so Dr. Rebekah Neary-DeLaPorte uses hands-on activities and presentations to demonstrate what it takes to be an event planner.


Exploring Mathematics

Jan. 9, 2015
The "Recreational Math" course introduces students to math in non-traditional ways. One popular class activity is origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, which allows students to create three-dimensional models of geometric equations.


Working with Marketing and Communications

Jan. 8, 2015
Senior digital media major Tyson-Jay Domingo is busy at work in his January internship in BVU's University Marketing & Communications office. He is photographing on-campus activities and helping with graphic design work.


Evaluating the Portrayal of Jesus

Jan. 7, 2015
Instead of classroom discussion, students in Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya's January Interim class "Jesus Goes to the Movies" work in groups to draw their responses to the different portraits of Jesus presented in the gospels.


Playing Soccer in Cabo

Jan. 6, 2015
Buena Vista University students play soccer during their stop at a children's home during the "Panama Canal Transit Cruise" travel course. The trip explores multiple perspectives of tourism and its effects, both positive and negative.


Students Begin Rural Medicine Internships

Jan. 5, 2015
The Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program has selected three students for this year's program, and on Jan. 5 they participated in a white coat ceremony to begin three-week internships.


Beavers at Bedford Industries

Jan. 3, 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.