University Marketing and Communications

Buena Vista University Marketing & Communications presents BVU to a variety of audiences through publications, advertisements, websites, feature stories, and more. Our goal is to showcase the University as a strong rural institution, while sharing our story.

Branded Assets & Resources

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Business Cards

The University has business cards printed on the last Wednesday of each month in order to achieve bulk pricing. Based on the quantity ordered by BVU each month, the pricing may alter slightly. Order here.

Name Tags

Name tags can be ordered through the Business Office.

Letterheads & Envelopes

University letterhead and envelopes are available for purchase in Mail & Printing. For personalized letterhead and envelopes, please submit UMC's Project Request below. Download digital letterhead files: 

PowerPoint Template

BVU Stock Images

For branded imagery, please visit,, and

Written Style Guide 


Brand Guide


Campus Announcements


BVUNews, an internal e-newsletter shared every Monday and is a compilation of Calendar Events and General Announcements submitted by the BVU community. Submit your items.

BVU Event Calendar

Promote your upcoming event. Calendar submissions are published to the website calendar, campus digital signage, and the BVUNews e-newsletter. Submit your calendar event.

BVU Achievements

Celebrate the accomplishment of our students, faculty, and staff in our achievements e-newsletter sent monthly. Submit your achievement here.

Marketing & Design Projects


For basic graphic design needs such as flyers, social media graphics, email headers, etc., you can utilize BVU's Canva account which allows you to create your own graphics using branded templates. Submission deadline is Monday and Thursday at 8 a.m. each week. Canva login information can be found here. Instructions for Canva use: 

  • Step 1
    • On the left navigation click Buena Vista University.
    • Click on Folders and locate your needed template to customize. The templates are categorized by type.
    • After you selected the template, click Use This Template.  
  • Step 2
    • In the upper right-hand corner​, click in the name of the template, and change the name to: Name of Project-FirstName LastName
  • Step 3: Please get your design approved by your supervisor before submitting for approval.
    • Click the Get Approval button in the upper right hand corner to submit for UMC final approval, and select UMC as the approver.
  • Step 4
    • You will receive an email from UMC when your item is approved. You can then download your file from Canva. 
  • Additional Tips: 
    • Branded icons: Icons are located in the side navigation within the BVU Brand Elements folder
    • Photos: Use a photo from the Canva library located in the side navigation or upload a photo from BVU or Athletics Flickr. 
    • Department/organization-specific logos: While your template is open, click file, then click switch brand kit. Select your needed brand kit. 

Project Request

For additional projects, please fill out UMC's Project Request. The Project Request can be used for, but is not limited to, the following. 

  • Print pieces
  • Digital media/marketing campaigns
  • Website needs 
  • Photography
  • Promotional items
  • Mass communication
  • Internal and external communications
  • Asset reservations: Buford, BVU's mascot; backdrops including step & repeat and lake views; Photoboxx, photo printer; and branded retractable banners. View UMC Assets.


Media Contact

Megan Ogren
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications


Additional Needs

Faculty and Staff Website Bios

To submit a new bio, or update a current one, please use the following links: 

For all other inquiries, please email