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Alumni News from Buena Vista University
BVU Graduate Works to Research COVID-19
Andrew Puttmann '01 serves Battelle, a research institution, on the laboratory front lines against coronavirus. He writes protocols and reports as well as hands-on lab activities determined by current studies and their needs.

Classes Moving Online to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and protect our campus community and beyond, Buena Vista University has moved Storm Lake campus classes online for the remainder of the Spring Semester beginning Monday, March 30.

Veterinary School Student Shares Time, Talent on Campus
Now a second-year veterinary school student at Iowa State University, Tyler Oberreuter gives back to BVU by speaking to students through the "Alum in Residence" program.

Buena Vista University Announces Program Evaluation, Launches Next Chapter for University
The process is the next step in implementing the University's Strategic Plan. The changes will be finalized in May.

"Small Town" Graduate Finds Career in Capital City
A former chair of the Buena Vista University Alumni Board of Directors and Order of the Arch member, Tracy Abbas shares time and treasure to keep BVU traditions growing ever stronger.

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.

You've Got a Friend in BV
Inspired by the magic of Pixar, brothers Morgan and Mason McGrew have spent years working on a creation of their own... and now their full live-action recreation of Toy Story 3 is complete.

Tom Mashek Perseveres Through Lessons Learned in Wrestling
Tom Mashek, in his 27th season as head coach of the Louisa-Muscatine High School wrestling team, continues to lean on the lessons he learned in wrestling to get through life.

Playmaking, Broadcasting, Spellcasting, Oh My!
January Interim at Buena Vista University offers a window for students, faculty, staff to explore. The adventures include theatre, broadcasting and numerous travel opportunities.

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