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Alumni News from Buena Vista University
Rain Breaks in Time for BVU Lakeside Commencement
Resilience continues to define Buena Vista University's Class of 2021, as 366 undergraduate diplomas were awarded on a chilly May day.

BVU Top Story in 2020: Lenzmeier Tapped to Lead Beavers
President Lenzmeier's guidance during the pandemic highlights 2020, a year at BVU that was filled with Beavers going above and beyond for their classmates, colleagues, and the community.

Merry Christmas from Buena Vista University!
This year, more than ever, we are thankful for what we continue building through our strong bond as Beavers. We wish you and your loved ones a joyous and restful holiday. Have a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year.

Christmas Dinner Lives On Amidst Pandemic
With COVID-19 safety measures in place, Beavers celebrated the holiday season with the traditional All-Campus Christmas Dinner.

Dr. Brian Lenzmeier Selected as BVU President
Dr. Lenzmeier joined BVU in 2003 as Professor of Biology and has served as Interim President since May. Throughout his career he has enthusiastically worked to prepare students for roles as successful members of their communities.

Indiana Pacers Name BVU Alum Bjorkgren Head Coach
In becoming a head coach, Nate Bjorkgren continues a career path that has taken him from his days as a guard with the Beavers to the NBA title, one he earned as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

American Rivers Conference Announces Decision to Postpone Fall Contact Sports
The move follows the direction taken by dozens of NCAA member institutions who have cancelled or postponed intercollegiate competition due to COVID-19. Football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer are being planned for the spring. 

Congratulations Class of 2020
Buena Vista University faculty and staff celebrate our graduates on the originally scheduled date of Commencement. Congratulations, Beavers!

BVU Student Emergency Fund Arises to Offer Aid During Pandemic
The fund, made possible by the generosity of benefactors, allows BVU students to request up to $500 for assistance to help cover a variety of needs.

Buenafication Day Participants Add Service Reach During Pandemic
Buenafication Day took place across the country this year as students continued the tradition from their homes. In lieu of the traditional day of service, Beavers all over shared their work through photos and videos across social media platforms.

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