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far away Glaciers, penguins, and the Magellanic woodpecker, plus wilderness camping, aquatic habitats research, and recycling efforts in subarctic regions of Chile—all during the first-ever BVU Global Fellows trip.
tiny A trillionth of a gram of DNA— the building block of life—seen with chemiluminescent tools in BVU’s biology lab.
mythic London, Bucharest, Westminster Abbey, Revolution Square, Queen Victoria, and Vlad the Impaler. History, myth, culture, and politics came to life for BVU students who went searching for Dracula in January 2012.
huge Hunger. Homelessness. And the compassion and commitment of the people, churches, and organizations that make a difference—met on a BVU alternative spring break trip to Chicago.
right next door Storm Lake, Iowa. Natural beauty. Diverse population. Grounded in Midwestern traditions. Make it even better every year on Buenafication Day—community service with our next door neighbors.
epic A two-point lead. Fourteen seconds left. The conference tournament championship on the line. Our opponents have the ball. A pull up jump shot bounces off the rim. A battle for the rebound. Another shot—Beavers win.
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Once upon a time, BVU students went behind the scenes at Disney theme parks to hear the backstory of service, leadership, and magic that fuels great storytelling—in our lives and careers.
Within their first year, most BVU freshmen talk with their professors about career plans and direction.
“As a freshman, I thought, ‘I can’t compete against all these people for med school.’ But the seniors worked hard to help us and the professors treated us with respect. There’s an amazing cooperative atmosphere here.” Whitney Nelson ’13, Biology major, History minor, Audubon, Iowa
81% of BVU students who graduated with more than one major or at least one minor did so in 4 years or less.
The perfect beat track on that remix. Connecting weather to international currency trading. Fly fishing and freshwater ecosystems. Your life’s work may begin in the moments that make you stop.
How to teach music? How to prevent rotator cuff injuries in pitchers? How to measure profit? How to diagnose cancer earlier? How revolutions shape history? Your curiosity opens your eyes.
Programs of Study Accounting Art Art History (minor) Arts Management—Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Business ~Economics ~Entrepreneurship ~Financial Decision Making ~Human Resource Management ~International Business ~Management ~Marketing ~Sports Management Chemistry Chinese (minor) Coaching (minor) Communication Studies Computer Science ~Information Technology (IT) ~Mathematics ~Systems Corporate Communication Corporate Math Criminology & Criminal Justice Digital Media ~Journalism ~Radio ~Television & Video Elementary Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science—Human Performance and Physical Education & Coaching
Gender & Women’s Studies (minor) Graphic Design & Visual Communication Health Education/Exercise Science (minor) History Interdisciplinary/Distributive International Studies (minor) Japanese (minor) Mathematics Music—Instrumental and Vocal Music Production & Technology Philosophy & Religion Physics Political Science Psychology Public Administration Social Work Sociology (minor) Spanish Special Education (teaching endorsement) Theatre Pre-Professional Health Sciences
Allied Health Sciences Chiropractic Medicine Dentistry Medical Technology Medicine Mortuary Science Optometry Osteopathy Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician’s Assistant Podiatry Veterinary
Pre-Law Pre-Theology Pre-Engineering Secondary Education Teacher Certifications
Art Biology Business Chemistry Communication Studies & Theatre Computer Science/Mathematics English Health History Journalism Mathematics Music K-8 Music—Instrumental and Vocal Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Science Social Science Spanish Special Education Teaching Endorsements
Coaching Authorization K-12 Middle School 5-8 Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Reading 5-12 Reading K-8 Special Education ~Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate K-8 ~Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate 5-12 Teaching English as a Second Language
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Test drive your career. Adapt to another culture. Open the floor to questions. Weâ€™ll encourage you. Stipends for presenting at a conference in your discipline. Study abroad grants. Paid internships. Faculty guidance. Advice and connections.
early Start your first year: Write a winning essay to earn a Global Fellowship that will send you abroad during January interim of your second year. Fully funded, academic, interdisciplinary, focused on sustainability and geopolitics. Trip> Global Fellows Chile, January 2012 and 2013
prepared “When you speak about BVU interns the word that comes to mind is ‘prepared.’ They come to work with a positive attitude, are willing to do any task with a smile, and they aren’t afraid to build friendships while they are here.” Pat Ahlers, Clay County Regional Events Center
old school Rome and Pompeii. Prague and Salzburg. (Makes the 17th-century Palace of Versailles feel downright modern.) Live the history and culture you study. Sip fresh-squeezed orange juice in the shadow of Vesuvius. Pause before the Code of Hammurabi in the Louvre. Spend three nights in a row seeing theatre in London. Trip > European Art & Culture, January 2012
make a difference Track the migration of King Eider ducks. Create a newsletter for underserved veterans across the Central Region. Help those who teach developmentally disabled children in India. Track constituent correspondence for a member of Congress. Interns, student teachers, and field experience students put their knowledge to good uses, across disciplines and around the world.
clean “During my summer in Guatemala, I watched people walk long distances to get water that had to be boiled. I also watched people drink Coke all day because water was unavailable. That’s where I began my thought process to develop my research.” Kimberly Perez ’13 Mathematics, Biochemistry Brownsville, Texas Project > “Use of Cladophora spp. to Purify Freshwater Systems and Produce Biodiesel on a Laboratory Scale” Sponsor > Dr. Melinda Coogan, assistant professor of biology Research and travel support > BVU grants Trip > International Conference of Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts in San Diego, Calif., June 2012
the distance 673,000 miles traveled by BVU students in a single year.
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Recent BVU grads now work for: American Cancer Society Aspen Athletic Clubs Berkshire Hathaway Boys Town Edward Jones Epic Systems Ernst & Young IBM The Integer Group Lutheran Social Services Marriott Hotels McGladrey Noble Group Raytheon Teen Vogue VoIT Communications Wells Blue Bunny Wells Fargo And school systems in Iowa, Nebraska, and even in Taipei, Taiwan.
After BVU—the classes, the internships, the travel, the research, the competition, the friendships, the long conversations—go do great things. Grad school, your first professional job, a nonprofit that makes a difference, or all of the above.
Of recent BVU graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months.
Recent BVU grads are pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees at: California School of Professional Psychology Creighton University, Medicine Iowa State University, Veterinary Minneapolis College of Art and Design North Dakota State University, Athletic Training University of Iowa, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Sports University of Kansas, Accounting University of Northern Iowa, Social Work University of South Dakota, Law School University of Texas, Criminology
respond When the tsunami hit Japan, Luke Harwath ’08 and his wife, Lindsey ’07, were living and working in Des Moines. But they’d spent two years teaching English near Sendai, one of the hardest hit cities. So they went back as volunteer translators and radiation testers.
work it Marketing, fashion, and journalism combine for Lindsay Peoples ’12, whose internships at Levi Strauss, teenVOGUE, and O, the Oprah Magazine, led to a continuing role as a fashion assistant at teenVOGUE in New York City.
light the way The big screen behind you as you make your presentation. The laptop and iPad® you’ve worked with for four years (every freshman gets these). Your experience with the confocal microscope in the biology lab or the high definition cameras of the University Cable Network. Do great things from day one in your new life, prepared by BVU.
Of all students receive financial aid.
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Buenavestment Buena Vista re-invests in its students. Our scholarships and grant awards are extraordinary, and we continue to invest in you beyond your financial aid package: • Every freshman receives a laptop computer; • Tech support so the laptop continues to work well for homework, research, scholarship, projects, communication, and presentations; • Some costs for study abroad underwritten by the University; • Additional stipends available for study abroad, research, service learning trips, and off-campus internships; • Dining plan meals you would miss when traveling can turn into meal stipends; • Competitive grants fund research, internships, and the travel and fees associated with conferences; • Generous faculty grants keep your professors growing and expanding opportunities for you, expanding our study trip options, professional conferences, and research or creative projects.
At first glance, private college can look out of reach. Look a little longer and you’ll see many ways to make the extraordinary community, learning, and opportunities of BVU possible. Our experienced and patient financial aid counselors will walk you through every step of building the best aid package, confidentially and thoroughly. Almost all BVU freshmen receive some kind of financial aid. Buena Vista distributes more than $12.5 million in aid every year. The average award in 2012 was $27,093, of which $19,269 was gift aid (is not a loan or work study). Of course, this is not a guaranteed award and every student’s package is different. Your aid package is designed to continue for all four years, and during that time you can receive additional awards from the Honors Program and the Dean’s Fellowship Programs. These additional awards provide travel stipends and funding for research and conference presentations.
Test drive your aid at bvu.edu/calculator
Possible sources of aid (not loans) BVU Scholarships & Awards Trustee Scholarships Multicultural Scholarships Merit Scholarships Merit Awards Fine & Media Art Scholarships Founder’s Awards Buena Vista Grants Federal Grants Pell Grant Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant—Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) Robert C. Byrd Scholarship TEACH Grant Iowa Grants Iowa Tuition Grant Iowa Grants Iowa National Guard Educational Grants Iowa Education & Training Voucher Grant All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
The show > Information kiosks along the Little Storm Lake Boardwalk The stars > Natalie Hall ’12, Graphic Design and Visual Communication, White Bear Lake, Minnesota; Clair Lynn ’13, Digital Media, Farragut, Iowa; Julia Rust ’12, Biology, Sibley, Iowa; Jennifer Heim ’13, Biology and Environmental Science, Watertown, South Dakota; Stefan Petersen ’13, Biology, Audubon, Iowa; and Kelsey Fredricks ’14, Environmental Science, Marathon, Iowa Supported by > Dr. Melinda Coogan, assistant professor of biology, project advisor
The show > Working with children with autism at the University of Washington’s Asperger’s Summer Camp The star > Megan Vogt ’13, Psychology, Dow City, Iowa Supported by > BVU’s Wendy C. Waugaman Women and Leadership Development Award
The show > Shoes for Sports The stars > Jared Bruce ’13, Sports Management, Aurelia, Iowa Supported by > Jerry Johnson, assistant professor of digital media, who provided guidance to Jared as part of an independent study in the Integrated Media Campaigns course.
The show > Summer research fellowship at Iowa State University The star > Tesia Posekany ’14, Biology, Woodburn, Iowa Supported by > Dr. James Hampton, professor of biology at BVU, who helped Tesia apply for the fellowship, which will provide a $4,400 stipend.
The show > Singing in Paris and London The stars > BVU Concert Choir Supported by > Dr. Paula Keeler, professor emeritus of vocal music, director; Dean’s Fellows stipends for some individual students; BVU Choir and Tour funds.
The show > First from Rwanda to graduate from BVU. The stars > Alain Ndayishimiye ’12, Computer Science; Honore Karera ’12, Criminal Justice; Gaju Rwayitare ’12, Environmental Science; and Remy Nshuti ’12, Finance and Banking; Rwanda Supported by > Everyone at BVU
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in front of you One more yard. One-tenth of a second. One inch to the left. One last look at your research paper. And one email to the professor who connects you to that internship at the Mayo clinic. Do you have it in you?
appearing downfield Division III student-athletes at BVU see beyond the next win, into the game of life. They see a career taking shape just beyond the noise of the moment. Can you see it too?
in the corner of your eye Your teammates. Some are in blue and gold. Some are in jeans. They’re looking to you. Can you rally them? Can you make a difference? Can you lead?
in your mind’s eye Two weeks teaching English in Seoul. A week running drills at a youth soccer camp in an inner city. The smiles. The moment of doubt. The resolve. Can you win this one?
yes, you can With help from our full-time strength and conditioning coach to your professors cheering you on. See how we win, one student, one athlete, one BVU Beaver at a time. See more at bvu.edu/athletics
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Teams with 1st Team All-Conference players in 2012-2013 (men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football and women’s soccer). As in Wes Nordquist, who was named a 1st Team All-Conference player for the third time following the 2012-13 basketball season. Facilities with synthetic field turf: baseball/softball complex and Peterson Field (football and soccer). Football field by the lake.
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clubs and organizations, see the numerous ways you can get involved on campus.
Spot the leader Hannah Puderbaugh, a junior English and communication studies double major from Peru, Iowa, was awarded the 2013 J. Leslie Rollins Fellowship for exemplifying the potential for leadership and accomplishments.
Residence Halls For all years: Grand Hall Liberty Hall Pierce Hall Swope Hall White Hall
Suites For upperclassmen who meet various program or academic requirements: Briscoe Honor Hall Constitution Hall McCorkle Hall
and listen To the bell, rung only four times each year: 1. As you pass through the arch as a freshman on Founders Day 2. For Christmas Dinner 3. On Buenafication Day 4. During commencement for the seniors passing back through the arch
Everywhere you look, students are getting together. A group for a more sustainable campus. An improv troupe. A club that will teach you Latin dancing. Looking for something more relaxing? How about intramural whiffleball? Something more serious? Look at improving the human condition through Amnesty International. Look around at BVU, and you will find busy students, engaged, active, and growing into a wider role for their leadership.
Look to bvu.edu/campus-life for more.
From 3-on-3 basketball to ping pong, dodgeball to sand volleyball, discover the numerous intramural sports available throughout the year.
Every day Is a good day to apply to BVU. We have rolling admissions, so we welcome your application year round. For Fall admission, we recommend you complete your application by March 1 for full consideration for all scholarships. And, of course, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be filed as soon after January 1 as possible.
Just the facts Location: Storm Lake, Iowa Founded: 1891 Campus: 60 acres fronting the 3200-acre Storm Lake Enrollment: 913 students (fall 2012) Student-to-professor ratio: 9:1 Average class range: 7 to 19 students Tuition: $29,448 for 2013â€“14 Room & board: $8,506 for 2013â€“14 Financial assistance: More than $12.5 million awarded annually, including generous scholarships and merit awards that recognize the intellectual and talent contributions our students bring. Employment rate: 96% of graduates from the class of 2012 report being employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. The national average is 63%. Internships: 80% of students complete at least one internship or field experience during their four years.
We look at the big picture
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