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Dean's List announced for Fall 2015 semester

Feb 4, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 340 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2015-16 academic year, including 83 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0.

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Philosophy instructor reflects on 50 years in higher education

Jan 29, 2016

Paul Ermak has learned a lot in five decades of teaching at Briar Cliff. So have his students. ...


Nursing clinical instructor returns to her Sioux City roots

Jan 28, 2016

Don’t tell Sister Theresa Keller you can’t go home again. ...


Charger's Charge: Don't be intimidated by the gym

Jan 12, 2016

Emily Kay won't hear of the excuses. Too tired? Too busy? Too intimidated? Too old? ...


"More than practice": Music professor shares his Carnegie Hall experience

Nov 19, 2015

This past summer, Richard Steinbach made his debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Landing a gig there is viewed by many musicians to be one of the most honorable and sought after goals in their careers. ...


Briar Cliff holds White Coat Ceremony for graduate nursing students

Nov 15, 2015

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff recognized 21 graduate nursing students during a White Coat Ceremony in the university’s Chapel of Our Lady of Grace. ...


Grad student earns accolades for presentation at conference

Nov 5, 2015

Jessica Sauter, a graduate student in BCU's Master of Science in Behavioral Analysis program, recently earned second place in the "Student Research Award" category at the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis conference. ...


BCU education alum comes up with unique way to teach geography

Nov 5, 2015

States and capitals are a big part of the social studies curriculum for fourth graders, so teacher Amanda Elbert ('12) opted to introduce a project that made learning easier. ...


Short stories, big talent: Briar Cliff Review gives emerging writers first exposure

Oct 31, 2015

For the past 28 years, the Briar Cliff Review has become an internationally-renowned literary magazine that gives up-and-coming writers and artists their first major exposure. ...


Graduate nursing programs awarded half-million dollar grant

Sep 23, 2015

The Advanced Nursing Education Grant, which will be dispersed over the next three years, will help fund the “Francis Project” — a collaborative initiative between Briar Cliff and local health care providers aimed at providing better primary care in the region to those who need it most. ...


Briar Cliff kinesiology program receives NSCA recognition

Aug 24, 2015

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has approved Briar Cliff University’s Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance for acceptance into the NSCA Education Recognition Program. ...


BCU, Pier Center study helps children with autism learn to ride bikes

Aug 10, 2015

Are pedal-less bikes a safer, more effective alternative for training children with special needs? Briar Cliff's Department of Kinesiology and Human Peformance is conducting a study to find out. ...


Briar Cliff awarded Gilchrist "challenge grant" for choral arts

Aug 7, 2015

The Gilchrist Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar any donation made to the Briar Cliff choral arts program, up to the total of $130,000. ...


Briar Cliff part of Siouxland Coalition to fight human trafficking

Jul 23, 2015

“Human trafficking exists in Iowa, in Sioux City, and something needs to be done. It’s a hideous crime. It’s a moral crime. It’s a violent crime.” ...


Summer of swashbuckling: Book club tackles Monte Cristo, other classics

Jul 12, 2015

If you think the tale of a wrongly imprisoned sailor in 19th century France makes for an unusual summertime read, chances are Megan Aschoff will nod her head in agreement. ...


Dean's list announced for second semester

Jul 2, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 303 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2014-15 academic year, including 61 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...

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