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Higher Learning Commission grants continuing accreditation to BCU

May 21, 2015

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) has formally awarded Briar Cliff University continuing accreditation.

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Disability doesn't slow down Briar Cliff graduate, VITA volunteer

May 18, 2015

Erica Hoffman has fond memories of hitting the slopes, going water-rafting and hiking. After an accident left her paralyzed, she found a new focus: helping people. ...


Highlights from the Class of 2015 commencement ceremony

May 17, 2015

The Class of 2015 celebrated commencement in style: Two great student speeches, a graduating guide dog, a new U.S. Marine Corps officer — and even a marriage proposal! ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 16, 2015

Briar Cliff University hosted a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2015 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


BCU grad's "Religious Teacher" certificate combines education, theology

May 14, 2015

Briar Cliff University recent graduate Jacob Rosenmeyer of Wesley, Iowa, was one of “those” kids. ...


Briar Cliff to honor community leaders at commencement

May 12, 2015

Briar Cliff University will present its annual community awards on May 16 at its 84th commencement ceremony: The Briar Cliff University Medal, Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award and the Spirit of Saint Francis Award. ...


Students, faculty honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 8, 2015

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2015 Honors Convocation. ...


Art exhibit captures U.S. Marine's creative streak

May 7, 2015

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Dr. Richard Steinbach set to play at Carnegie Hall

May 5, 2015

"It's probably safe to say that every musician dreams of playing in a place like Carnegie Hall," says Dr. Richard Steinbach. His dream is about to become a reality. ...


BCU launches grad programs in kinesiology and human performance

May 1, 2015

Briar Cliff will expand the university’s graduate programs with newly established Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Kinesiology and Human Performance, to begin in Fall 2015. ...


BCU students help reform nursing education nationwide

Apr 23, 2015

Kiley Core noticed a difference between what she was being taught in the classroom and what she was learning during off-campus clinical training. ...


Briar Cliff Enactus team shines (again) on the national stage

Apr 17, 2015

Briar Cliff advanced to the quarterfinal round of the National Enactus Exposition for the 12th straight year. ...


Class of 2015 valedictorian, salutatorian and graduation speakers announced

Apr 17, 2015

Briar Cliff University has announced the valedictorian, salutatorian and graduation speakers for the Class of 2015. ...


From Tanzania to the top: Student named to state nursing board

Apr 10, 2015

Growing up in the East African country of Tanzania, Willie Massay recalled people walking miles and miles to reach the nearest hospital or clinic. ...


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. ...


Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Mar 22, 2015

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a small plot thrived in the fall — bearing ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom. ...

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