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‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home.

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Briar Cliff once again honored as “Champions of Character” institution

Sep 12, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Briar Cliff as a “Five-Star Champions of Character Institution” for the sixth straight year. ...


Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises record amount for student scholarships

Aug 13, 2016

The annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic, held by Briar Cliff University on Aug. 1 at the Sioux City Country Club, raised a record amount this year. Supporters generated more than $70,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Briar Cliff University fund for student scholarships. ...


BCU alum, medication historian, helps prevent adverse drug interactions

Jun 24, 2016

Being a medication historian is more of an art than a science — just ask BCU alum Martin Cortez '12. ...


Chicago social work pioneer receives BCU's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

May 23, 2016

Nationally renowned social worker "Bernie" Wong graduated from Briar Cliff knowing she wanted to make a difference in the world around her. ...


Highlights from Briar Cliff University's 85th Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2016

Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends shared their celebratory photos, tweets, videos, and posts on social media. Here are some of the highlights! ...


Briar Cliff University announces Class of 2016 commencement graduates

May 21, 2016

Briar Cliff University hosted its 85th commencement ceremony on May 21 at the historic Orpheum Theater, to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff's President Wharton leaves a legacy of growth and care

May 16, 2016

As president of Briar Cliff University, Bev Wharton was never afraid to put her face out around campus – sometimes literally. ...


Briar Cliff to recognize community leaders at graduation ceremony

May 6, 2016

Briar Cliff will present its annual community awards on May 21 at the University's 85th commencement ceremony inside the Orpheum Theater. ...


Briar Cliff announces commencement speakers, honored candidates for graduation

Apr 20, 2016

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

Apr 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president. ...


Briar Cliff announces new Board of Trustee members

Mar 3, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Oscar Gomez, Todd A. Moyer, Barbara J. Newhouse and Nicholas A. Roth have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


Briar Cliff ‘FRANCIS Project’ focused on Siouxland’s health needs

Feb 27, 2016

Chris Jacobs realizes the language barrier that exists between him and his patient the minute she begins to speak. ...


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. ...


Highlights from 2016 Hall of Fame Weekend

Jan 25, 2016

In addition to honoring the newest inductees into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame, nearly 100 former basketball players returned to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Briar Cliff men's basketball. ...


Lunch with the Chargers raises more than $30K for student scholarships

Jan 25, 2016

Briar Cliff University served nearly 300 people and raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships at its annual "Lunch with the Chargers" events at Trattoria Fresco Restaurant. ...

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