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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.

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Nursing clinical instructor returns to her Sioux City roots

Jan 28, 2016

Don’t tell Sister Theresa Keller you can’t go home again. ...


BCU professor: What do zombies tell us about ourselves?

Nov 21, 2015

When Matthew Pangborn reads about zombies, he sees parables about the dangers of climate change, the decay of urban centers and the relationship between parents and their children. ...


"More than practice": Music professor shares his Carnegie Hall experience

Nov 19, 2015

This past summer, Richard Steinbach made his debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Landing a gig there is viewed by many musicians to be one of the most honorable and sought after goals in their careers. ...


Grad student earns accolades for presentation at conference

Nov 5, 2015

Jessica Sauter, a graduate student in BCU's Master of Science in Behavioral Analysis program, recently earned second place in the "Student Research Award" category at the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis conference. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new faculty members

Sep 1, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the community: ...


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. ...


Recognizing Briar Cliff's retiring faculty members

May 29, 2015

Briar Cliff would like to recognize the following four faculty members who have announced their retirements following the 2014-15 academic year: ...


Associate professor of music published in Choral Journal

May 18, 2015

Dr. Sean Burton, associate professor of music at Briar Cliff University, has been published in the most recent edition of The Choral Journal. ...


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. ...


Spanish instructor featured at national language conference

Apr 24, 2015

Wilfrido Suarez, assistant professor of Spanish at Briar Cliff University, presented his latest research on April 24 at the annual Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky. ...


BCU professors awarded at international business conference

Apr 7, 2015

A group of Briar Cliff professors received a "Best Paper Award" from the Clute Institute for Academic Research during the institute's International Business Conference in March. ...


Final act: Briar Cliff theater professor to retire after 37 years

Mar 27, 2015

Richard Poole never wanted to be a teacher. He hitchhiked out west in the 1960s, en route to Alaska to be a railroad welder. He wound up in Portland, Ore., planting trees. ...


Professor studies natural ways to strengthen the immune system

Mar 20, 2015

Daniel Jung encourages his students at Briar Cliff to open the windows when they wake up in the morning and take deep breaths to clear their sinuses. ...


BCU journalism adjunct named editor of Sioux City Journal

Mar 18, 2015

Briar Cliff adjunct journalism instructor Bruce Miller has been named editor of the Sioux City Journal, the largest daily news publication in Northwest Iowa. ...


Education chair published in Journal of Youth Development

Mar 11, 2015

Dr. Kristen Crabtree-Groff's research on an innovative approach to nurturing leadership and character in adolescents was recently co-published in the Journal of Youth Development. ...

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