Scholars Day

Scholars Day is a time of celebration as Buena Vista University recognizes the intellectual, scholarly, and creative accomplishments of its students.


Buena Vista University's 15th annual Scholars Day will be held Saturday, April 27 in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum on the campus of BVU. The event provides students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best original research, scholarly work, artistic creations, and performances to their peers, professors, and the public.

This year's Scholars Day event will include more than 60 presentations and posters, exploring topics from literature and education to science and history.

The keynote speakers for this year’s event are Ms. Barb Lange ’92, Storm Lake Elementary School principal, and Mr. Michael Sullivan ’05, assistant principal at Storm Lake Elementary School. These two BVU alumni will reflect on their experiences at BVU and share their ideas on how to achieve success.

“Scholars Day is an opportunity for students to present their best academic work to their peers, faculty, family, friends, and influential people in their life. Not only do students benefit from the opportunity to present their work, but the BVU and Storm Lake communities benefit from the chance to see the great work being done by BVU students.”

Dr. Tracy Thomas

Schedule of Events

NoonKeynote Speakers
Barb Lange '92 and Mike Sullivan '05
Anderson Auditorium
1 p.m.Group Photo
Siebens Forum Staircase
1:15-2:45 p.m.Poster Presentations
Siebens Forum
2:45-5 p.m.Verbal Presentations
presentations start every 15 minutes
Siebens Forum

Student Resources

Scholars Day resources are available to students and faculty. A BVU login is required. Please contact Dr. Tracy Thomas at with questions.

Scholars Day Resources


Group Photos

Each Scholars Day begins with a photo of the academic presenters. See the photos of participants from each year since the first event was held in 2005.

Scholars Day Group Photos