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See You at the Fair

If you’re planning on visiting the Iowa State Fair, be sure to check out the new Buena Vista University booth! Snap a photo and enter to win some awesome BVU prizes.

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Nathan Arndt poses for a photo with a large mastadon tusk

BVU Grad at Center of Tusk Restoration

Nathan Arndt, the assistant director and chief curator at the Rod Library, helped write a grant to fund restoration on a large mastodon tusk. Funds for the project came from the The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.

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BVU History Major Records War Artifacts at Home

After traveling to six foreign countries, a BVU history major is digging into an archiving internship. Andrew Hoffman is spending his summer reorganizing veterans' collections for the Carver County Historical Society.

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Bjorkgren with NBA championship trophy

Beaver Helps Toronto Claim NBA title

Bjorkgren is an assistant coach for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, working under rookie head coach Nick Nurse. The Storm Lake native made basketball his career as he entered the coaching ranks not long after helping BVU secure a conference men’s basketball title.

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Education for Service Scholars Find Success in Serving

Buena Vista University's Education for Service Scholars broke new ground in the recently completed academic year. The students, all freshmen from Buena Vista County, represent the first member of their immediate families to attend college.

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Family Ties Show Strength in Sibling BVU Graduation

Brad Kerkhoff and April Brand, brother and sister, both graduated from Buena Vista University in May. Brad took classes and wrestled for the Beavers in Storm Lake, while April took a mix of in-person and online classes through BVU’s Denison site.

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BVU Grad Kept Goal Within Sight

Laura Lynn Stangl didn't allow blindness to deter her from raising a family or earning a bachelor’s degree. Diploma in hand, a career in teaching awaits.

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