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BCU, Pier Center study helps children with autism learn to ride bikes

Aug 10, 2015

Are pedal-less bikes a safer, more effective alternative for training children with special needs? Briar Cliff's Department of Kinesiology and Human Peformance is conducting a study to find out.

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Briar Cliff part of Siouxland Coalition to fight human trafficking

Jul 23, 2015

“Human trafficking exists in Iowa, in Sioux City, and something needs to be done. It’s a hideous crime. It’s a moral crime. It’s a violent crime.” ...


Summer of swashbuckling: Book club tackles Monte Cristo, other classics

Jul 12, 2015

If you think the tale of a wrongly imprisoned sailor in 19th century France makes for an unusual summertime read, chances are Megan Aschoff will nod her head in agreement. ...


High school students get hands-on experience at BCU Nursing Camp

Jun 25, 2015

For more than a decade, Briar Cliff University has given prospective students a chance to see what the career is like through state-of-the-art simulations and nursing training. ...


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. ...


DREAM TEAM: Pope Francis meets Globetrotters, thanks to efforts of Briar Cliff alum

May 28, 2015

Most people are lucky to meet one pope. Briar Cliff alumnus Brett Meister ’88 has shaken the hands of two. Such is life, when you bounce around the globe with the world’s most famous basketball team. ...


Disability doesn't slow down Briar Cliff graduate, VITA volunteer

May 18, 2015

Erica Hoffman has fond memories of hitting the slopes, going water-rafting and hiking. After an accident left her paralyzed, she found a new focus: helping people. ...


Digital media major from London 'finds her voice' in the U.S.

May 9, 2015

Chances are you won't see the name Eniola Famurewa on a CD cover. But someday you might see the name Enny Owl. ...


REMEMBER THE NAME: Briar Cliff's national champion Cowan finishes strong

May 9, 2015

As a four-time NAIA national champion, Caesar Augustus Raheem Uriel Cowan III ’15 is the most decorated track and field athlete in Briar Cliff history. About the only thing longer than his name (just call him “Raheem”) is the list of accolades he’s racked up, on the field and in the classroom. He’s shined on the national stage — could the global one be next? ...


Art exhibit captures U.S. Marine's creative streak

May 7, 2015

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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. ...


BCU students help reform nursing education nationwide

Apr 23, 2015

Kiley Core noticed a difference between what she was being taught in the classroom and what she was learning during off-campus clinical training. ...


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. ...


Examining "virtue" at the Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference

Apr 2, 2015

What are the spiritual uses of virtue and vice? Where do I see them flourishing in my life, in ways both bad and good? These were questions Dr. Colby Dickinson posed to students at the annual Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference. ...


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. ...


Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Mar 22, 2015

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a small plot thrived in the fall — bearing ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom. ...

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