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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.

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VITA program provides crucial tax assistance for Siouxlanders

Feb 28, 2015

Linda Castillo paid almost $100 to get help preparing her income tax return a few years ago. Since that time, the Sioux City woman has twice gotten some much-needed free help. ...


Dr. Richard Steinbach set to play at Carnegie Hall

Feb 25, 2015

It takes real talent to transform a silent room into a room echoing with a masterpiece. And now Dr. Richard Steinbach's talent will take him all the way to Carnegie Hall. ...


Soap company awash with business after BCU ‘Sharks’ contest

Feb 15, 2015

During a rough patch around this time last year, Vanessa Wodtke was ready to give up on her startup business, Bloom Wild. ...


Briar Cliff honors the 1974 national runner-up powerlifters

Feb 14, 2015

Tom Tedrow and his Briar Cliff powerlifting teammates simply weren’t intimidated. ...


BCU students work to reform nursing education nationwide

Jan 29, 2015

A group of Briar Cliff nursing students is getting national recognition for its work. ...


Looking back: Instructor, coach recalls 45 years of memories on The Cliff

Jan 22, 2015

Teacher. Coach. Administrator. There isn't much Marian Pesky hasn't done during her 45 years at Briar Cliff. ...


Selma march memories flicker for former BCU professor

Jan 18, 2015

Mike Hand was 21 and a college student in Iowa when images of "Bloody Sunday" spurred him to action. ...


Businesspeople, retirees and students explore 'good life' at Blue Zones workshop

Jan 11, 2015

Juan Munoz knows why he gets out of bed in the morning. Do you? ...


VITA program volunteer embraces her post-accident trajectory

Dec 21, 2014

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. ...


Thanksgiving in a blender: Creative food hacks for college students

Nov 16, 2014

“There’s better than Ramen,” Chef Mike told students at his Cooking Cultural Cuisine event at BCU. His aim is to give students recipes they can use in their residence hall rooms. ...


Veterans pursue new beginnings at Briar Cliff

Nov 11, 2014

Veteran Ryan Sandorskey is on a path he couldn't have guessed he would follow. ...


Briar Cliff nursing student ready to change the world

Nov 9, 2014

Most college freshmen don't bring a crown or sash to school. But Marissa Messinger is far from typical. ...


Coach Lila Frommelt's legacy lives on at Briar Cliff

Nov 9, 2014

The 10th annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raised nearly $50,000 for Briar Cliff’s annual scholarship fund. ...


Teacher candidates get first-hand classroom experience

Nov 1, 2014

Reading a book called "The Sick Pets" to a group of first graders, Katie Mueller tells the story of pups Pip, Bix and Vin's trip to the veterinarian's office. ...


The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has Briar Cliff ties

Oct 13, 2014

What do the Ice Bucket Challenge and BCU’s social work program have in common? ...

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