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Roger Powell

$10,000 Grant Fuels BVU Student Research Participation

Dr. Roger Powell, assistant professor of English at Buena Vista University, recently learned that his research team has earned the $10,000 CCCC Research Initiative Grant. The $10,000 grant will enable the study to play out at four schools of varying sizes, including BVU.

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Kathryn Tyykila

Kathryn Tyykila Honored for Volunteer Service

Kathryn Tyykila has been named a Newman Fellow in recognition of her exemplary volunteer service. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students.

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Mickey Mouse rides a green combine harvester

‘Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story’

The documentary, written and produced by BVU digital media students, shows how a 520-acre “card” for Mickey Mouse’s birthday generated international news and acclaim for the Walt Disney Company and hundreds of northern Iowa residents. It premieres on March 28.

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Amanda Ragan

From BVU Mason City to the Iowa Legislature

Amanda Ragan, who attended Buena Vista University in Mason City, has traveled an unconventional path to arrive at her place in the Iowa Senate. She balanced work and family commitments while earning a bachelor’s degree in human services.

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Students scholarship recipients pose for a photo

Science and Business Students Honored

The Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award rewards business and science students who excel in their academic pursuits and encourages quality learning experiences for students outside the classroom.

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