BVU President to Hold Press Conference Announcing Plan to Elevate Community Engagement

STORM LAKE, IA (02/19/2018) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University's (BVU) President Joshua D. Merchant, Ph.D., will hold a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 2-3 p.m. to discuss the University's new Civic Action Plan to encourage and enhance community engagement. Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson, who is the director of civic engagement at BVU and is leading the initiative, will also share remarks and provide additional information about the Civic Action Plan. The event will take place in the Estelle Siebens Science Center Rotunda on the BVU campus.

Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Members of the media are welcome to bring equipment to capture original content. If you wish to obtain a photo following the event, please contact Teresa Wirtjers at or 712-749-2644.

Light refreshments will be provided after the press conference. Please RSVP to Wirtjers by Wednesday, Feb. 21, if you plan to attend the event.

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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