News from Buena Vista University en-us Professors Gain International Perspective in Rapa Nui Five Buena Vista University faculty members recently visited Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, as part of the McCorkle Fellowship program. During the 12-day trip, they visited various destinations and landmarks across the island's 63 square miles. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 01:38:00 CDT BVU Students Selected for Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute Four students have been selected to participate in the annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory on West Lake Okoboji. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:56:00 CDT Beaver Sculpture at the Iowa State Fair If you attend the 2014 Iowa State Fair, be sure to check out Buena Vista University's beaver-shaped concrete sculpture. The creation is BVU's entry in a contest to help promote the Fair’s theme, "Amazingly Amusing." Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:30:00 CDT Celebrating Scholarships This year marked BVU's ninth annual Celebrating Scholarships event, where students come together with their scholarship benefactors to say "thank you" in person. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:45:00 CDT Sharing in the Vision of BVU Throughout Buena Vista's history, a variety of individuals have used their insights, knowledge, and perspectives to contribute to the success of the University. Many names come to mind, including the last name Pierce. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:46:00 CDT Student Organization Receives Grant from Alliant Energy BV Buddies-Teammates has received a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation that will be used to support their activities in the community. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:28:00 CDT On-Time and On-Track: Four Years to Graduation Active, hands-on learning through internships, travel, field work, and research is the lifeblood of the BVU experience. So how do students get the most out of their college years and still graduate on time? Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:44:00 CDT Buena Vista University Students Receive Governor's Volunteer Awards Sixteen Buena Vista University students and the BVU Student Senate were honored at the 2014 Governor's Volunteer Award ceremonies held in June on the BVU campus. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:40:00 CDT Buena Vista University Honored by Iowa Campus Compact A Buena Vista University student organization and an individual from the campus community were recognized with honorable mention awards by Iowa Campus Compact at its 2014 Engaged Campus Awards event. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 04:42:00 CDT First Class of BVU Global Fellows Graduate Six students who were selected for Buena Vista University's first Global Fellows Program in 2011 earned their degrees and are the first class to complete the four-year, interdisciplinary academic and travel program. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:08:00 CDT Graduate & Professional Studies Announces New Degree Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies is launching a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a major in applied management. The degree is specifically designed for those holding an Associate of Applied Science degree. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:03:00 CDT Computer Science Group Takes Part in Charity Hack A group representing BVU's computer science program aided the Young Women's Resource Center in Des Moines, during an event that provides free programming and software development to non-profit organizations. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:00:00 CDT Buena Vista University Honors Faculty and Staff Buena Vista University held its annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 23 to recognize and award achievements for employees of the university. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:07:00 CDT BVU Remembers Dr. John Madsen Dr. John Madsen, associate professor emeritus of business and corporate communication, passed away at his home in Rock Island, Illinois. He was one of the most respected faculty members during his tenure at BVU. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:50:00 CDT Stepping into a Career in Business When he graduated in May, Michael Meisheid knew that his triple-major in business management, finance and banking, and economics fully prepared him to begin his career at United Fire Group in Cedar Rapids. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:48:00 CDT Claiborne Honored by BVU for Excellence in Teaching Jamii Claiborne, associate professor of digital media, has been named the 28th recipient of the George Wythe Award, BVU's highest honor for excellence in teaching. She has been a faculty member since 2001. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 03:14:00 CDT Best Featured on Omaha Public Radio Dr. Bradley Best, associate professor of political science at Buena Vista University, was featured in an interview with Omaha Public Radio station KIOS about Iowa's upcoming primary elections. Fri, 30 May 2014 01:54:00 CDT Class of 2014 Graduates in Commencement Ceremony Six hundred ninety-nine students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 24. Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Sat, 24 May 2014 08:16:00 CDT Victory Arch Procession: Commencement 2014 Watch as Buena Vista University's Class of 2014 makes the traditional procession through Victory Arch on its way to the commencement ceremony in Siebens Fieldhouse. Sat, 24 May 2014 03:00:00 CDT "One Day Without Shoes" Event Raises $300 Buena Vista University students, faculty, and staff partnered with the Alta-Aurelia Community School district for TOMS Shoes' One Day Without Shoes event, which raised $300 for The Bridge of Storm Lake. Tue, 20 May 2014 02:55:00 CDT BVU Links to Significant Cancer Clinic Trial and Research BVU trustee Dr. Stephen J. Russell is the leader of a team of researchers at Mayo Clinic who have just released promising results of a principle clinical trial using virotherapy to battle cancer. Fri, 16 May 2014 09:42:00 CDT BVU Announces Program with Creighton School of Law Buena Vista University has signed an agreement with Creighton University School of Law, to allow BVU undergraduates to apply to Creighton's Juris Doctor Program and earn their bachelor's and law degrees in six years. Mon, 12 May 2014 09:15:00 CDT Beavers Win IIAC Tournament with 10-0 Shutout of Central The Buena Vista baseball team captured its second-ever Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament championship with a 10-0 victory over Central College. The win sends BVU into the NCAA Regional Tournament. Sat, 10 May 2014 09:27:00 CDT Band Presents Spring Concert, Featured Soloist The BVU Concert Band, under the direction of Jerry Bertrand, assistant professor of instrumental music, will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel on the BVU campus. Mon, 5 May 2014 08:53:00 CDT Campus Community Performs Service on Buenafication Day Students, faculty and staff performed service on Buenafication Day, a beloved campus tradition. See photos and video of the day's activities, courtesy of BVU's campus media. Fri, 2 May 2014 10:02:00 CDT Alumni Honored as "Parents of the Year" Bill SP'92 and Sherry (Courtright) SL'76 Zinn were honored as BVU "Parents of the Year" in April. Bill and Sherry were nominated by Andrew and Hanna Zinn, both current BVU students. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:32:00 CDT Spring Break Service Trips Impact BVU Students Over 40 Buena Vista University students participated in four service trips during spring break, enabling them to volunteer their time and service to a variety of people and programs. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:56:00 CDT ROTC Cadet Mason Nielsen Receives Governor's Award Cadet Mason Nielsen received the Governor's ROTC Award for outstanding achievement from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. The award recognizes ROTC members for academic, athletic and leadership accomplishments. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:05:00 CDT Students Showcase Their Achievements at Scholars Day Buena Vista University's tenth annual Scholars Day was held April 25. The event provided students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best presentations, original research, academic posters, artistic creations, and performances. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:05:00 CDT BVU Students Show Off During "Chalk the Walk" Buena Vista University students expressed their creativity during the "Chalk the Walk" event. The event was sponsored by the Fundamentals of Arts Management class, which provided chalk for students to create art in front of Victory Arch. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:26:00 CDT