Wireless laptop program brings BVU continued national recognition

Friday, September 15, 2000

Buena Vista University, celebrating a record enrollment of 1,253 full-time students at its Storm Lake campus for the new academic year, is featured in the 2001 edition of The Best College for You, published by TIME/The Princeton Review. The feature story, "Wired Ivory Towers" recognizes BVU as the "first college to cover every inch of its campus with a wireless notebook."

What's more, BVU has provided students with their own Gateway Solo notebook computers to access the new wireless network - anytime from anywhere on BVU's 60-acre campus. This puts a world of information at students' fingertips, whether they are inside a residence hall or outside by the lake.

"Computer use is so much a part of our lives, and we need to keep it that way to succeed in the job market when we graduate," says Libby Rau, a BVU junior from Fargo, N.D., describing the benefits of the wireless laptop initiative, called eBVyou.

Buena Vista University continues to receive national recognition as a leader in higher education. BVU is one of only 300 institutions in the nation being featured in Barron's Best Buys in College Education, 6th Edition. This popular directory is a valuable tool for prospective students and their parents in evaluating colleges and universities that provide the best value for their education dollar.

Read the rest of this article in the 9/14 Pilot Tribune.

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