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Pursue a private, liberal arts education that shapes more than your résumé — it shapes your character. Home to more than 1,100 students from 31 states and nine countries, Briar Cliff provides a powerful sense of community. We are the Catholic Franciscan Learning Place, where each person’s dignity is appreciated and celebrated. Request more info »

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Out of a hill covered in briar patches, a thriving university sprouted.

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Final act: Briar Cliff theater professor to retire after 37 years

Mar 27, 2015

Richard Poole never wanted to be a teacher. He hitchhiked out west in the 1960s, en route to Alaska to be a railroad welder. He wound up in Portland, Ore., planting trees.

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Professor studies natural ways to strengthen the immune system

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BCU alum named worldwide finalist for Global Teacher Award

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