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

May 28, 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.

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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. ...


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. ...


Prayer and reflection garden to honor Franciscan sisters

Apr 30, 2015

A special place has been dedicated at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City to honor past and present Sisters of St. Francis. ...


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. ...


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. ...


Injuries turn into teachable moments for BCU basketball star

Mar 10, 2015

Mattie Murren promises she'll be the first off the bench to congratulate and urge on her Briar Cliff Chargers at the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Championship. ...


MSN vs. DNP: What's the right choice for nurse practitioners?

Mar 1, 2015

It's a choice every aspiring nurse practitioner must make. Dr. Richard Petersen, chair of BCU's nursing department, offers some advice for choosing the right path. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff honors the 1974 national runner-up powerlifters

Feb 14, 2015

Tom Tedrow and his Briar Cliff powerlifting teammates simply weren’t intimidated. ...

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