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"GO GOLD" WEEKEND: Charger athletes to team up with 7-year-old to battle cancer

Aug 25, 2015

Briar Cliff University student athletes are lacing up gold shoestrings and wearing gold jerseys on Sept. 26 for Kennedy, a 7-year-old Sioux City girl who is battling leukemia.

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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. ...


Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises $46K for student scholarships

Aug 3, 2015

More than 120 golfers raised $46,445 on Aug. 3 at Briar Cliff University’s annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic. ...


BCU, Diocese of Sioux City welcome full-time grant writer

Jul 13, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to welcome Larry Obermeyer as its full-time grant writer, a position that will be shared in partnership with the Diocese of Sioux City and Catholic Schools. ...


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. ...


BUILDING BLUE & GOLD: Three ways to share The Cliff with your future Charger

Jun 24, 2015

One of the best ways to get your child interested in college is to share the deep connection you have with your own alma mater. ...


Stroud named VP for university relations at Briar Cliff

Jun 19, 2015

Tina Stroud has been named vice president for university relations at Briar Cliff University. In this position, Stroud is responsible for Briar Cliff’s development, fundraising and marketing functions. ...


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. ...


Five reasons to stop putting off saving for your child's college

May 29, 2015

For the cost of a fast food dinner once a week, you could be saving more than $26,000 for your child’s future. ...


DREAM TEAM: Pope Francis meets Globetrotters, thanks to efforts of Briar Cliff alum

May 28, 2015

Most people are lucky to meet one pope. Briar Cliff alumnus Brett Meister ’88 has shaken the hands of two. Such is life, when you bounce around the globe with the world’s most famous basketball team. ...


Waitt honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

May 20, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University recently presented its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award to philanthropist and social activist Cindy Waitt. ...


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! ...


Former PE teacher, stay-at-home mom discovers artistic talent

May 15, 2015

With some reserve, Karen Chesterman entered her home studio to find her paintings exactly where she left them a few months ago — leaning up against a gallery white wall, basking under the skylights. ...


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. ...


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. ...


'Charger Courage Sports Day' helps kids with disabilities

May 2, 2015

On Saturday morning, 9-year-old Preston Kimsey was just one of the guys. ...

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