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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.

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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. ...

High school students get hands-on experience at BCU Nursing Camp

Jun 25, 2015

For more than a decade, Briar Cliff University has given prospective students a chance to see what the career is like through state-of-the-art simulations and nursing training. ...

Briar Cliff unveils new DPT program and campus

Jun 25, 2015

Briar Cliff University has launched a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program, the first one of its kind in Northwest Iowa. ...

Briar Cliff DNP program receives accreditation

Jun 22, 2015

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has formally awarded accreditation to Briar Cliff University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. ...

Steinbach debuts music to sold-out Carnegie Hall crowd

Jun 12, 2015

Hundreds of famous composers and artists have performed at the illustrious Carnegie Hall in New York City, and on Friday evening, Sioux City’s Richard Steinbach brought new compositions and fresh air to the renowned stage. ...

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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