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Alumni News from Buena Vista University
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.

Nominate Your Fellow Beavers
Buena Vista University is accepting nominations for alumni awards, the George Wythe Award, and the student speaker at commencement.

URMED Interns Launch Medical Career Exploration at White-Coat Ceremony
BVU's Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program begins its 12th campaign in service with local hospitals. The program has helped dozens of students prepare for careers as family practice physicians, specialists, nurses, physician assistants, and more.

Beavers Show Commitment During First Giving Tuesday Effort
More than $20,000 was contributed by benefactors to Buena Vista University teams and programs on Giving Tuesday, which BVU joined for the first time.

Beavers Celebrate at the All-Campus Christmas Dinner
The evening was full of carols, laughter, and a delicious meal served to students by BVU faculty, staff, and administration. Dressed in their holiday best, students gathered with beloved mascot Buford T. Beaver for photos.

Head Coaches Double-Up on BVU Debuts
Two new faces direct the fortunes of the Buena Vista University basketball programs this season. David Wells is a 40-year-old rookie head coach piloting the women’s basketball team. Trevor Johnson, 28, enters his rookie campaign as head coach for the Beavers men’s squad.

Iowa Superintendent of the Year Heaps Praise on Alma Mater
Enrollment gains, $11 million in physical improvements, and the power of positive thinking have changed the trajectory and culture at the Cardinal of Eldon Community School District.

BVU Grad Debbaut is Iowa Western Alum of the Year
Deb Debbaut earned her degree from Buena Vista University in Council Bluffs after completing her associate's degree at Iowa Western Community College.

'Summer' Warms to Wins as a BVU Graduate Student
Summer Goss works toward a master's degree in organizational leadership while enjoying success on the court, as the lone senior on the court on the Beaver volleyball team.

Boeckman, Brashears lead BVU Community Campaign
Both co-chairs have incredibly close ties to Buena Vista University. A kickoff event is slated for Oct. 16 at Cru5h Dining in Siebens Forum.

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