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Briar Cliff students launch "Serve Without Boundaries" movement

Jan 19, 2015

More than 200 BCU students volunteered 2,000 hours across 20 agencies during a week-long J-Term service project.

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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. ...


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. ...


BCU Master's program falls in line with Pope's autism focus

Nov 19, 2014

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic church to embrace the role of science in treating brain and behavior disorders. Briar Cliff has already gotten a head start. ...


Graduate students present at Midwest behavioral analysis conference

Nov 18, 2014

Briar Cliff University graduate students, in collaboration with faculty, were recently selected to present at the Midwest conference: Mid-American Association for Behavioral Analysis. ...


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. ...


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? ...


Guest speaker examines human trafficking injustice

Oct 2, 2014

Commonly, human trafficking conjures the image of someone in the sex industry rather than a worker at a meat packing plant in Iowa, says Dr. Yvonne Zimmerman. ...


After Globetrotters internship, student sees future in sports industry

Sep 22, 2014

After knee injuries threatened to sideline Taylor Meine's future on the hardwood, she has gained a new perspective on the business of basketball. ...


BCU Professor: "Pioneer fiction" more revealing than history books

Sep 21, 2014

Can great fiction be found in what some have called "flyover country?" Dr. Tricia Currans-Sheehan thinks so. ...


Social media minor now available at Briar Cliff

Sep 13, 2014

What if we told you your tweeting and tagging skills could help land you a job? They can! ...


New course unlocks how to be a successful college student

Sep 10, 2014

The new "Freshman seminar" isn’t just a class. It’s an experience. ...


Briar Cliff ranks among U.S. Best Regional Colleges

Sep 9, 2014

Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s Best Regional Colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2015” edition. ...


Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Sep 8, 2014

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a plot planted in May now bears ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom. ...


Briar Cliff Review: "Inspiration, entertainment and poetry with a pulse"

Sep 1, 2014

Slick but not too thick, The Briar Cliff Review's almost three dozen poems, four short stories, four nonfiction pieces, and miscellany are peppered and spiced throughout with terrific full-color art and photography. It’s an entertaining package. ...

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