For Members of the Media

The Buena Vista University Office of University Marketing and Communications (UMC) is committed to fostering professional working relationships with the print, broadcast and web media to promote the excellence of the university through the accomplishments and stories of its students, faculty and staff.

We distribute official university news releases; prepare ideas for possible stories you may be interested in developing on your own; assist with background information and faculty, staff and student contacts for reporters working on enterprise stories; and help with media coverage of on-campus events

If you are a media professional working on a story or would like to be added to our distribution list, please contact UMC at 712.749.2120 or e-mail Kelsey Clausen, director of communications, at

About Us

Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences.

Our online and16 degree-completion locations and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. BVU is an affordable option for all students.