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Food trucks return to BVU in May, June

Buena Vista University is pleased to announce the return of food trucks to campus in May and June, allowing BVU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to join members of the community in a variety of dining options as we celebrate great food and great weather. The following food trucks will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in […]


Diplomas for all

The 131st annual Commencement at Buena Vista University was attended by a crowd that filled the Siebens Fieldhouse last Sunday afternoon. Baccalaureate degrees conferred to local graduates School of Science: Heidi Coronel, Storm Lake Cody Goodwin, Linn Grove Jacob Hull, Alta Diana Pastrana, Storm Lake Eugenio Rosiles, Storm Lake Emma Snyder, Storm Lake Tuan Truong, Storm Lake Harold Walter Siebens […]

Psychology, Spanish double-major earns BVU Senior of the Year honor

Khamedriah Grimes lauded for work with a variety of campus organizations

Khamedriah Grimes didn’t dream she’d miss the Buena Vista University Student Recognition Dinner when it occurred during her senior year. Grimes, after all, was nominated for several awards, including Senior of the Year, Psychology Senior of the Year, and something the BVU Admissions calls its “MVB,” as in Most Valuable Beaver. She missed the banquet, though, for a great pair […]

From Minecraft fan to video game artist

Sioux Central alum/BVU graduated senior Strohmyer on her way to professional career

Brother Nate at Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite Erin Strohmyer and Deniece Radford, Buena Vista University seniors who picked up diplomas Sunday, are ready for their next step – grad school in gaming. Strohmyer, of Storm Lake, majors in animation, studio art and graphic design. Radford, of Omaha, is a computer science major who dabbles in music production and […]

BVU to host ARC softball tournament this weekend

Buena Vista University will host the 2022 American Rivers Conference softball tournament today and Saturday at Storm Lake High School. The Beavers secured the No. 1 seed in the tournament after sharing the regular season title with the University of Dubuque. The Spartans are the No. 2 seed. Coe is No. 3, Wartburg No. 4, Luther No. 5 and Nebraska […]

Buenafication Day effort expands upon service

More than 1,100 volunteers participated in Buena Vista University’s 109th Buenafication Day on April 21. The day traces its roots back to 1913 when students joined faculty members and staff in a day of spring cleaning across campus. The current incarnation sees the effort expanded to include volunteer service to a variety of organizations throughout Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, […]

Buena Vista University welcomes Joel Berrien

Dr. Joel Berrien arrived in Storm Lake Jan. 5, 2021, to serve as senior director of diversity and inclusion at Buena Vista University. Joel was born in Rome, Ga. and graduated with his bachelors degree in psychology, a masters in clinical psychology plus a masters in collaborative special education at Jacksonville State for grades six through 12. Before coming to […]

At the Witter

“In the Studio,” an exhibition of work by Buena Vista University students, is on display through April 28 at Witter Gallery.

BVU meats enterprise grows through contest at The Foundry

Four teams create business proposals for use of 10 head of cattle raised by BVU livestock show team

Four teams of Buena Vista University students recently pitched business plans to a panel of judges in a contest sponsored by the Siebens School of Business, BVU Institute for Agriculture, and the Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship at The Foundry in downtown Storm Lake. Business ideas centered on the use of 10 head of cattle purchased by the BVU Ag […]

Corteva Agriscience aims to strengthen workforce, advance future of farming via BVU collaboration

Corteva Agriscience and Buena Vista University have formed a Strategic Collaboration, joining forces to continue to serve people and their communities. This collaboration allows employees of Corteva Agriscience, as well as eligible family members of full-time employees, to receive grant funding to lower the overall cost of education while enrolled in classes at BVU’s Storm Lake campus. Partner grant funding […]