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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 awarded Gilchrist "challenge grant" for choral arts

Aug 7, 2015

The Gilchrist Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar any donation made to the Briar Cliff choral arts program, up to the total of $130,000. ...


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. ...


Dean's list announced for second semester

Jul 2, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 303 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2014-15 academic year, including 61 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff unveils new DPT program and campus

Jun 25, 2015

Briar Cliff University has launched a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program, the first one of its kind in Northwest Iowa. ...


Briar Cliff DNP program receives accreditation

Jun 22, 2015

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has formally awarded accreditation to Briar Cliff University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. ...


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. ...


Higher Learning Commission grants continuing accreditation to BCU

May 21, 2015

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) has formally awarded Briar Cliff University continuing accreditation. ...


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. ...


Highlights from the Class of 2015 commencement ceremony

May 17, 2015

The Class of 2015 celebrated commencement in style: Two great student speeches, a graduating guide dog, a new U.S. Marine Corps officer — and even a marriage proposal! ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 16, 2015

Briar Cliff University hosted a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2015 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


BCU grad's "Religious Teacher" certificate combines education, theology

May 14, 2015

Briar Cliff University recent graduate Jacob Rosenmeyer of Wesley, Iowa, was one of “those” kids. ...


Kinesiology students develop bike project for children with autism

May 13, 2015

The Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance will embark on a research project to discover if pedal-less bicycles are a safer option than training wheels for children with special needs. ...


Briar Cliff to honor community leaders at commencement

May 12, 2015

Briar Cliff University will present its annual community awards on May 16 at its 84th commencement ceremony: The Briar Cliff University Medal, Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award and the Spirit of Saint Francis Award. ...

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