BVU Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll

October 19, 2016
Buena Vista University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The President's Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

BVU Crowns 2016 Homecoming King and Queen

October 14, 2016
Buena Vista University has crowned its 2016 Homecoming king and queen: Matthew Tennyson, a senior Elementary Education major and Elizabeth Kim, a senior senior biology and Spanish major.

Buena Vista University Announces Timeline, Committee for Presidential Search

October 10, 2016
The Buena Vista University Board of Trustees has begun the search for a successor to President Fred Moore, who will step down following 22 successful years of leading the institution.

Students Engage in Dialogue with Panetta

October 07, 2016
Six Buena Vista University students participated in an on-campus question and answer program with Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA Leon E. Panetta during his appearance as the 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate.

BVU Announces Fall 2016 New Faculty

October 07, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced 15 new full-time faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Thirteen of the new faculty are to support a larger student population within the University's School of Education.

Beavers Roll to Road Win over Loras 34-24

October 01, 2016
Making his first career start under center, sophomore quarterback Cole Miller sets a school single-game record with 32 completions for 415 yards and four touchdowns, as he helped lead the Buena Vista football team to a strong 34-24 road win at Loras College on Saturday afternoon.

Remembering Shimon Peres and His Visit to BVU

September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died at the age of 93. Peres visited BVU on Oct. 9, 1998 as the ninth speaker in the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Series.

Remembering the Burning of Old Main

September 28, 2016
View all the tweets in the real-time Twitter reenactment of the burning of Old Main, BVU's first campus building, sixty years ago.

BVU Announces Fall 2016 Enrollment, Six New Programs

September 21, 2016
Buena Vista University has started the fall semester with a total of 2,115 full-time students enrolled at the Storm Lake campus and its online, site and graduate programs, including 16 locations throughout Iowa.

Moore to Resign Following More than Two Decades as BVU President

September 01, 2016
Frederick V. Moore, president of Buena Vista University since 1995, will resign effective June 30, 2017. During his tenure, BVU has achieved several important milestones that have firmly established it as an innovative institution for a growing number of undergraduate students and adult learners.

Dr. Coogan's Granddaughters in the Blue and Gold

August 29, 2016
While in Texas this summer, Dr. Melinda Coogan caught a photo of her granddaughters, two years old and four years old, wearing their Buena Vista University t-shirts. Go Beavers!

New Students Welcomed to Buena Vista University

August 29, 2016
New students moved onto campus during BVU's Welcome Week activities in August. They were welcomed to campus by other students, faculty and staff, and made the traditional procession through Victory Arch.

Kauffman at the Olympics

August 17, 2016
Bill Kauffman SL'91 traveled with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as they competed in the Summer Olympics. Bill is the Senior Manager of Communications for the team.

BVU Professors Travel to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

August 17, 2016
In August, a group of five Buena Vista University professors embarked on a journey to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as part of the McCorkle Fellowship program, interweaving their disciplines and personal interests and bonding as colleagues and friends.

Beaver Alumni Celebrate Wards' 10th Anniversary

August 15, 2016
Beaver alumni, spanning over 20 years, were on hand to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of Jeremy SL'04 and Jodi SL'06 Ward.

Original Baxter's Beavers Reunite

August 10, 2016
Four of the original "Baxter's Beavers" gathered in August. The group of wrestling alumni has a great time reminiscing in Des Moines.

BVU to Honor Five at Founders' Day Service

August 04, 2016
Buena Vista University will hold its 39th annual Founders' Day memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 10 to honor five deceased individuals who have served the institution as staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors.

Van Haaften Coaches USA All-Star Team on Brazil Tour

August 02, 2016
Buena Vista University head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften served as head coach for the USA Division III All-Star team on its Brazil Tour in July. He had few familiar faces on his roster - BVU senior Kennedy Drey and recent Beaver grad Nick Clark.

Alumni at Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting

August 01, 2016
A group of well-dressed Beavers reunited at the Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wis.

Buena Vista University Statue at the Iowa State Fair

August 01, 2016
If you attend the 2016 Iowa State Fair (Aug. 11-21) be sure to check out Buena Vista University's concrete statue. The creation is BVU's entry in a contest to help promote the Fair's theme, "Nothing Compares."

Beavers Celebrate with Demetrius and Lia

July 29, 2016
Beavers were on hand to celebrate the marriage of Demetrius (Heard) Hearte SL'14 and Lia (Schulte) Hearte SL'14.

A Gathering of BVU Moms

July 15, 2016
A group of BVU alumni from Minnesota recently gathered to share memories with each other, accompanied by a new group of future Beavers.

Beavers Golf at Fox Ridge

July 11, 2016
These alumni met in Dike on July 6 for a round of golf at Fox Ridge. They've made it an annual event and invite other Beavers to join them next year!

BVU Announces New National Alumni Association Board Members

July 05, 2016
On July 1, BVU welcomed three new members to the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. They are Adrienne Haynes SL'10, John Jennett SL'88, Lindsay (Zieg) Knoop SL'06 and Gentry (Gillespie) Smith SL'99.

Beavers Reunite for Hartmann-Sibigtroth Wedding

June 27, 2016
Beaver alumni reunited in Albert Lea, Minn. to celebrate the wedding of Kayla Hartmann SL'14 and Chad Sibigtroth SL'14.

Athletic Training Students, Alumni at NATA 2016

June 27, 2016
BVU's Athletic Training faculty and trainers hosted a reception during the NATA Clinical Symposia. Alumni, instructors and current students met at Tin Roof on June 23.

Two Buena Vista Grads, 62 Years Apart

May 24, 2016
Carmen Cuthbert SL'54 was in attendance as Ethan Wilson SL'16, her great-grandson, graduated from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 21.

Buenafication Day Provides 4,000 Hours of Service

May 23, 2016
An estimated 1,460 faculty, staff, college students and students from Storm Lake Community School District and Storm Lake St. Mary's participated in Buena Vista University's 103nd annual Buenafication Day on April 28, contributing 4,000 hours of community service.

Buena Vista University's Class of 2016 Graduates

May 21, 2016
Seven hundred eleven students received their degrees from Buena Vista University during commencement ceremonies on May 21. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Buena Vista University Celebrates 125 Years

May 04, 2016
Members of the Buena Vista University and Storm Lake communities gathered to celebrate BVU's 125th birthday. The festivities concluded with a group photo in front of Victory Arch.

Spring Break Means Service for BVU Students

May 02, 2016
More than 35 Buena Vista University students, faculty and staff participated in three Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trips during BVU's 2016 spring break, volunteering their time and service to a variety of people and programs.

Beaver Baseball Fans in Arizona

March 29, 2016
Beaver fans were abundant in Tucson, Ariz. cheering on the Buena Vista University baseball team during Spring Break. Some of the fans were alumni supporting their BV legacies.

Spring Break Service

March 29, 2016
Once again, Spring Break was full of service and fun for Buena Vista University students and faculty. Many of them took part in A.W.O.L., BVU's alternative spring break program, traveling to three different sites to perform service.

Jack Denholm Named BVU's Next Director of Athletics

March 22, 2016
Buena Vista University has announced the hiring of Jack Denholm, to replace Christyn Abaray as the university's next Director of Athletics. He is scheduled to begin his duties on campus in mid-June.

Finalists Announced for Excellence in Teaching

February 25, 2016
Four professors have been selected as finalists for BVU’s 2016 George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching. The winner will be announced at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 20.

Leon E. Panetta Named 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecturer

February 17, 2016
Leon E. Panetta, who served as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2011-13, will be the 22nd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate on Oct. 7. He joins a list of preeminent lecturers that has included former world leaders and heads of state.

Class of 2001 Roommates Reunite

February 09, 2016
Class of 2001 college roommates get together once a year to celebrate birthdays and Christmas. None of these women knew one other when they came to BVU and became lifelong friends.

A Snow Beaver for a BVU Family

February 03, 2016
A snow day didn't stop Jared Brostad SL'00 and family from showing their Beaver pride. Jared and his daughters built a snow beaver during Tuesday's wintry weather.

Beavers Shine, Alumni Reunite at Dennis Young Classic

January 31, 2016
The Dennis Young Classic was held in the Lamberti Recreation Center on Jan. 30. In addition to drawing competitors from seven schools, track and field alumni and friends reunited for the day.

BVU Alumni at the Concert

January 29, 2016
Three Beaver roommates rocked out thoroughly during a Hairball concert in January. Loud rock and enduring friendships were abundant.

January Interim 2016

January 04, 2016
It was another successful January Interim at Buena Vista University. Students took part in special on-campus courses, internships and travel. See photos and video from Interim experiences from students and faculty.