Success Stories

News from Buena Vista University
Changes Highlight BVU Board of Trustees Meeting
The BVU Board of Trustees has announced a number of changes. Dr. Norman Nielsen will complete his term as board chair, and Michael Pierce will be his successor. The Board also offered an early five-year contract extension to President Joshua Merchant.

"Sister Act" Lassos BVU's First Rodeo Competitions
The Beaver rodeo team is one of several sports and club activities BVU continues to explore, outcomes of the Strategic Plan’s focused growth initiative. Micah and Mary Barnes give BVU a one-two punch in goat-tying, barrel racing, and breakaway roping.

BVU, Kirkwood Enter Partnership for Ag Instruction
Kirkwood graduates now have a seamless opportunity to become Buena Vista University ag majors. Students who have completed an Associate's Degree can transition right into BVU’s agricultural programs.

BozWellz Founder Thankful for Restaurant Career Steeped in Service
Cindy Bosley opened the popular Storm Lake restaurant a month after completing her last BVU class. Twenty-five years later, she has been honored by the Iowa Restaurant Association.

Women’s Basketball Soars with 3.855 GPA
The women's basketball team is on track to have the highest grade point average among Beaver athletic teams. It would be the second year in a row, but the competition is keen.

BVU Students Spend January on Storm Lake, in Madagascar, Working from Dorm
During January Interim students took part in a course that connected literary experiences with real environments, travel focused on biodiversity, and work experiences.

Carnegie Foundation Lauds BVU for Community Engagement
Buena Vista University is one of 52 private colleges in the United States honored for commitment to service. The motto “Education for Service" remains a focal point of BVU's Strategic Plan.

BVU Warms to Idea of Winterfest Fun
Ice bowling, ice sculpture, and broomball competitions will take place at the event on Feb. 9. Participants will be eligible for prize drawings made available by BVU and Storm Lake United.