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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.

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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. ...


BCU social work alum making a difference in rural Mississippi

Dec 16, 2015

Abigail Chihak ('15) has done a little bit of everything during her 10-month volunteer service at Excel Community and Learning Center to go home to Mt. Vernon, Iowa for Christmas. ...


BCU president checks off bucket list, raises money for scholarships

Dec 12, 2015

Bev Wharton had never heard "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" nor was she familiar with the dance moves rapper Silento's debut hit single inspired. ...


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. ...


Three Charger basketball standouts to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2015

Three former Briar Cliff University basketball standouts will be inducted into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame, the school has announced. ...

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