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

Apr 15, 2015

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

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BCU students help reform nursing education nationwide

Apr 13, 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. ...


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. ...


Professor studies natural ways to strengthen the immune system

Mar 20, 2015

Daniel Jung encourages his students at Briar Cliff to open the windows when they wake up in the morning and take deep breaths to clear their sinuses. ...


BCU alum named worldwide finalist for Global Teacher Award

Mar 18, 2015

Dr. Michael Baldwin, a 1981 Briar Cliff graduate, was recently selected as one of 50 finalists worldwide for the prestigious $1 million Global Teacher Prize. ...


Athletes help with Special Olympics clinic at NAIA basketball tournament

Mar 12, 2015

Hundreds of athletes of all ages, genders and abilities filled the basketball court at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City to dribble, dunk and … dance. ...


Briar Cliff designated a “2015 STEM Jobs Approved College”

Mar 9, 2015

It’s never too soon to start planning your STEM career — and that means choosing the best schools that are focused on preparing you for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ...


What I'm Reading: Hearing the music and rhythm of poetry

Mar 1, 2015

When Jeanne Emmons reads poetry, she hears music and rhythm in addition to words. ...


Local entrepreneurs win startup money at “Swimming with the Sharks”

Feb 27, 2015

Seven local entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $5,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2015 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest. ...


Dr. Richard Steinbach set to play at Carnegie Hall

Feb 25, 2015

It takes real talent to transform a silent room into a room echoing with a masterpiece. And now Dr. Richard Steinbach's talent will take him all the way to Carnegie Hall. ...


Education majors voice their opinion at the state capitol

Feb 19, 2015

Briar Cliff education majors recently traveled to the capitol and met with state lawmakers regarding the future of education in Iowa. ...


Continuing ed student turns to love of art after retirement

Feb 7, 2015

A few days prior to his Briar Cliff University senior art show, Brian Damon is living a dream that was literally 60 years in the making. ...


Briar Cliff, Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor "Entrepalooza"

Feb 2, 2015

This February, Briar Cliff and 15 other Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a week-long celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland. ...


Briar Cliff names new V.P. for enrollment management

Jan 30, 2015

Brian Eben has been promoted to vice president for enrollment management at Briar Cliff University. ...

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