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‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home.

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Social media, students and teachers: In BCU’s Department of Digital Media, the mix works

Sep 16, 2016

Kristen Perez used to avoid friending her students on Facebook. Now, if she gets a Facebook friend request from a familiar face in her class, she’s likely to accept. ...


Briar Cliff ranks among U.S. “Best Regional Colleges”

Sep 13, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s best regional colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2017” edition released today. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new faculty members

Aug 31, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the community: Dr. Assyad Al-Wreikat, Dr. Matt Dewald, Dr. David Hoferer, Nia Key, Dr. Gerald Kissel, Michael O’Byrne and Dr. Patricia Taylor. ...


Briar Cliff receives $75K grant for Professor of Music's artist-in-residence program

Aug 15, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation for $75,000, which the University will use to enrich the performing arts in the tri-state area through the work of Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music at BCU. ...


Briar Cliff receives $73K Gilchrist Foundation grant for theater renovations

Aug 12, 2016

A generous grant from the Gilchrist Foundation will go toward renovations to the theater building, Briar Cliff's primary facility for performing arts programs and public presentations for the campus community and the general public. ...


U.S. Dept. of Education awards $2.3M grant to Briar Cliff Talent Search Program

Aug 8, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Talent Search Program, which will identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. ...


BCU kinesiology director recovers from traffic injuries, wins national acclaim

Aug 3, 2016

Andrew Shim appreciates a good challenge, even though sometimes those challenges pit him against seemingly insurmountable odds. ...


Dr. Andrew Shim, Briar Cliff Professor, Named Director of the Year at the 39th Annual NSCA National Conference

Jul 18, 2016

Health and fitness professionals from across the world converged at the NSCA’s National Conference on July 6, 2016 in New Orleans, LA to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning. One of the many exciting events held during the conference was the Award Ceremonies where the distinctive honor of State/Provincial Director of the Year was bestowed to Dr. Andrew Shim, professor and graduate program director of kinesiology and human performance at Briar Cliff University. ...


Briar Cliff offers free conflict management training for local businesses

Jul 14, 2016

On July 14, the university offered a four-hour training program to business owners looking to create "high quality" conflict in their workplace by teaching them communications skills and a "road map" to understanding conflict. ...


Briar Cliff online nursing student earns statewide IHERF scholarship

Jul 5, 2016

Deena Zadow, a Registered Nurse (R.N.) at Hancock County Health System, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF). ...


Dean's List announced for Spring 2016 semester

Jul 1, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce t 328 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2015-16 academic year, including 88 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured get physical therapy

Jun 30, 2016

Kelly Taylor laid on a gray, leather exam table while Briar Cliff University physical therapy student Sara Panek examined the bottom of his right foot ...


BCU alum, medication historian, helps prevent adverse drug interactions

Jun 24, 2016

Being a medication historian is more of an art than a science — just ask BCU alum Martin Cortez '12. ...


White coat ceremony marks major step for BCU physical therapy students

Jun 17, 2016

The white coat to a medical student signifies the start of the journey to become a professional in a health-care field. ...


Associate professor featured in Michael Warren Contemporary Art Show

Jun 13, 2016

Briar Cliff University is proud to recognize Jeff Baldus, associate professor, for his featured placement in the Michael Warren Contemporary show, “Tree Stories.” ...

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