News from Buena Vista University http://bvu.edu/news en-us Buena Vista University Student Honored for Mentoring http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=4b1f8a95-cb9f-4f1f-bb6d-995280ba0441 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. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:50:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=4b1f8a95-cb9f-4f1f-bb6d-995280ba0441 Beavers Travel Down Under http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=636be8ad-4e2e-4d60-8837-2ca88574c10c 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. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:35:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=636be8ad-4e2e-4d60-8837-2ca88574c10c Krystal and Kassi in Advertising http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=1f1989d0-888c-4126-a5e9-fcb33c670e9f 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. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:15:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=1f1989d0-888c-4126-a5e9-fcb33c670e9f How Things Work http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=389fe953-c773-4f94-a473-acba596f6b59 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. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=389fe953-c773-4f94-a473-acba596f6b59 Buena Vista University Hosts Middle Eastern Culture Workshop http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=10eaa225-78b7-4728-b0cf-26bca4f809d1 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. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=10eaa225-78b7-4728-b0cf-26bca4f809d1 BVU Names Byrne Vice President Academic Affairs http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b17689de-5fea-4859-90de-65bf4d29db12 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. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:48:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b17689de-5fea-4859-90de-65bf4d29db12 Creating the Architecture of Style http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=181c0b7f-1fc9-46f8-bfa7-e6ad2bd78d0a 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. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:12:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=181c0b7f-1fc9-46f8-bfa7-e6ad2bd78d0a Creating a Performance http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=fecb4e71-104f-4498-8d72-bad775f0c7de 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. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:10:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=fecb4e71-104f-4498-8d72-bad775f0c7de Introduction to Pharmacology http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b27b9979-434e-420e-8066-216e60ad8863 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. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:16:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=b27b9979-434e-420e-8066-216e60ad8863 Spanish Immersion in Ecuador http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=60039e99-4c25-441d-bc40-37150b31ac6f 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. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:05:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=60039e99-4c25-441d-bc40-37150b31ac6f BVU Earns A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=e627d0c8-3250-4987-a33f-88236312fee3 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. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:07:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=e627d0c8-3250-4987-a33f-88236312fee3 The Science of Grilling http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=cacef08e-cba8-4151-8b43-e7ac2125ef80 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. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:56:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=cacef08e-cba8-4151-8b43-e7ac2125ef80 Buena Vista University Receives Grants for New AED Devices http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=debc6d87-628b-4843-9001-dccee96f7895 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. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=debc6d87-628b-4843-9001-dccee96f7895 Global Fellows in Chile http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=ab080992-bc83-4189-94b8-6ffc9fca30c0 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. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:25:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=ab080992-bc83-4189-94b8-6ffc9fca30c0 Wellendorf Gets Published... and Republished http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=1e3096e2-4dcb-4ffc-a868-6a95b22f7134 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. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:37:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=1e3096e2-4dcb-4ffc-a868-6a95b22f7134 Exploring Mathematics http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=86ae3682-dbcf-4b06-897f-dc85327d0bf0 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. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 04:15:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=86ae3682-dbcf-4b06-897f-dc85327d0bf0 Working with Marketing and Communications http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=ad18160b-67e2-46aa-8207-e5e5daf7ba13 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. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 02:06:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=ad18160b-67e2-46aa-8207-e5e5daf7ba13 Evaluating the Portrayal of Jesus http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=64d0216d-f2d2-4f59-8b79-410488815a5f 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. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:28:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=64d0216d-f2d2-4f59-8b79-410488815a5f Playing Soccer in Cabo http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=a7ba5ee8-1cc1-4b1f-8a27-3f99f4807fc7 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. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 02:41:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=a7ba5ee8-1cc1-4b1f-8a27-3f99f4807fc7 Students Begin Rural Medicine Internships http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=eeeb81c9-748d-4abc-af92-2113461a1343 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. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:48:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=eeeb81c9-748d-4abc-af92-2113461a1343 Looking Back on 2014 http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=92f30b42-ff22-44cb-b313-5f2cd3c7d96b It was another great year at Buena Vista University. Take a look at some of the exciting things that happened in 2014... in the classroom, on the field and traveling the world. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:39:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=92f30b42-ff22-44cb-b313-5f2cd3c7d96b Buena Vista University Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f7462e69-c4aa-4220-90ba-d066959eb516 BVU has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The distinction is the highest federal recognition that colleges and universities can receive for civic engagement. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:11:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f7462e69-c4aa-4220-90ba-d066959eb516 BVU Accepting Applications for Cultural Leadership Conference http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f5390820-77ab-4193-ab0d-1388e105a685 The Buena Vista University Office of Multicultural Engagement and its Multicultural Engagement Leadership Team are accepting applications for the 15th Annual Cultural Leadership Conference: "Illuminate the Vibrant Self Within." Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:03:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f5390820-77ab-4193-ab0d-1388e105a685 Kelsey Mitchell to Study Mathematics in Budapest http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=664bc7ba-e474-4c50-957d-9cfe095b3d58 The BVU senior will be the first student from Buena Vista University to attend the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics study-abroad program. She will live and study in Budapest, Hungary, during the Spring 2015 semester. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:30:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=664bc7ba-e474-4c50-957d-9cfe095b3d58 Celebrating the Season at the Christmas Dinner http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=cdfdb1f5-ca75-4dfd-b786-d34022b711f6 The Buena Vista University community gathered together for the 28th Annual All-Campus Christmas Dinner. Students were served a holiday meal by members of the University faculty, staff, and administration. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=cdfdb1f5-ca75-4dfd-b786-d34022b711f6 Concert Band Presents Holiday Concert http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f4f03c81-6b76-4abf-8e0f-5d61227b8ea9 The Buena Vista University Concert Band, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Jerry Bertrand, will present its annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:55:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=f4f03c81-6b76-4abf-8e0f-5d61227b8ea9 Digital Media Students Earn National Recognition http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=a7621be1-665d-4728-be99-b1b47fe0914b Buena Vista University students and organizations were recognized in the College Media Association's Organizational Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards honor the best student media from colleges and universities across the nation. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:14:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=a7621be1-665d-4728-be99-b1b47fe0914b BVU Offers Art Sessions to High School Students http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=63674e80-7299-4cfa-b1e2-c059f784926d BVU hosted a high-school based, hands-on, art event, "I Do Art" in November. The workshops, hosted by art, graphic design, and digital media seniors, were part of their capstone Senior Seminar and Media Project. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:09:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=63674e80-7299-4cfa-b1e2-c059f784926d BVU Students Accepted to 2014 Iowa Collegiate Honor Band http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=327755d0-83c9-4a9e-947d-7e5b8f28d145 Three Buena Vista University band members have been selected to participate in the 21st Annual Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. This year marks BVU’s 16th year of students participating in the honor band. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:13:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=327755d0-83c9-4a9e-947d-7e5b8f28d145 Buena Vista University Theatre Presents "Picnic" http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=0b66c260-ccd5-420b-8de7-28e0c67d9c20 Buena Vista University Theatre presented "Picnic" by William Inge in November. The play is set on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows in a small Kansas town. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 02:38:00 CST http://bvu.edu/about/news/detail.dot?id=0b66c260-ccd5-420b-8de7-28e0c67d9c20