BVU Community Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 11

STORM LAKE, IA (10/02/2017) (readMedia)-- The Buena Vista University (BVU) 2017-18 Community Campaign, which has a goal of $125,000, kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a Storm Lake United Business After Hours reception at 5 p.m. in the Dows Conference Center of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus. Parking is available in the lot on College Avenue and 3rd Street.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature brief remarks by BVU President Joshua Merchant and Campaign Co-Chairs Steve Berg of Berg Jewelry and Dr. Dan Douglas, dentist. Appetizers and beverages will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

BVU is an independent university whose funding depends on sources beyond student tuition and fees. Contributions to the Community Campaign help support the University's annual operating expenses, which provide resources for scholarships and development of innovative academic programs, internships and undergraduate research opportunities.

For additional information about BVU's 2017-18 Community Campaign, contact Barbara Aiona, director of annual campaigns, at 712.749.2101 or

About Buena Vista University

Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit