The Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) contributes to the University’s mission by enriching the solid liberal arts foundation of the University, by enhancing the curriculum through experiential learning opportunities and, by promoting an awareness of the diversity of cultures and perspectives that exist in the global community.
Adventure seeker and Storm Lake native, Chuck Stark, will be on campus sharing his his story of exploring the world on foot and in a kayak. Come learn about his experiences and how he got started in the recreation industry.
Discover the possibilities that occur when contrasting lives meet and diverse cultures and ethnicities collide.
The uplifting and surprising story of two adventurous lives: an American mountain climber and a Lost Boy of Sudan. This unique multimedia, living-documentary event utilizes a symbiosis of storytelling, music (live and recorded) photography, and video.
Jeff Salz's tales of growing up in 1950s New Jersey and the glaciers of South America's Patagonian Ice Cap, are interwoven with Alepho Deng's memories of life in an idyllic Africa, unchanged for centuries, before being suddenly swallowed up by gunfire, bombs and starvation. His remarkable story is one of loss, endurance, a thousand mile trek across war-torn Africa and a journey to a place called America..., which might as well have been Mars.
Across Sudan, between 1987 and 1989, tens of thousands of young boys took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. Alephonsion Deng one of the authors and lost boys will be on campus to talk about his experience and his book.
Jess Brown's presentation will cover fundamentals, history, and applications of biological drinking water treatment. This includes surface water (TOC, DBP precursors, T&O, Mn, etc.) and groundwater (nitrate, perchlorate, VOCs, hexavalent chromium) treatment.
C.L. Lindsay In 1998, attorney C.L. Lindsay III, left his practice in New York City to found the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR). Since then, acting as its Executive Director, he has built CO-STAR into a national student rights organization that helps thousands of college students with their legal problems, free of charge, each year.
Understand the implications of participating in campus “confession” sites, including potential legal and disciplinary liabilities for both posters and site administrators.
Plagiarism & Intellectual Property
Potential Employers & Online Information – the content of your Facebook page can undermine future job opportunities
Posting underage drinking on the Internet can result in disciplinary actions – you can be thrown out of college
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588