Mar 13, 2013
BCU Program Preps High School Students for College
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Due to inclement weather, Briar Cliff University’s Writing Center Day has been rescheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, on the BCU campus.
At the event, nearly 25 seniors from Sioux City East High School will gain the writing know-how to help them effectively transition from high school to college. To meet this challenge, the East Advanced Placement (AP) seniors will participate in writing and research sessions facilitated by BCU faculty and staff. While on campus, they will benefit from one-to-one interactions with Briar Cliff librarians, writing faculty and BCU student mentors in the Writing Center, among other activities.
“The focus of Writing Center Day is to help students prepare for the kinds of writing they will confront on AP examinations,” said Dr. Ryan Allen, assistant professor of Modern Languages and director of the Writing Center at Briar Cliff. “They also will learn the types of writing and researching required for college admissions and a college degree.”
Writing Center Day is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Sioux City School District and area colleges and universities, which began last year with “Common Ground,” an event hosted by Briar Cliff that partnered local high school teachers and librarians with their collegiate counterparts.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. For more information, please visit briarcliff.edu.