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Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

Apr 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president.

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SPRING BREAK BLOG: Sister Janet and 3 black belts, on a mission in Mississippi

Mar 10, 2016

Three Briar Cliff students (who also happen to be martial arts experts) blog about Spring Break in Morton, Miss., where they're tutoring at an after-school program for disadvantaged youth. ...


BCU's online social work program ranked among nation's best

Feb 18, 2016

Briar Cliff's online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program is ranked No. 6 among the “Best Online Social Work Programs” nationwide, according to Affordable Colleges Online. ...


Four important things to understand about Financial Aid

Dec 1, 2015

If you are or have a college student, there are a few basic, very important concepts you should understand about financial aid. ...


BCU education alum comes up with unique way to teach geography

Nov 5, 2015

States and capitals are a big part of the social studies curriculum for fourth graders, so teacher Amanda Elbert ('12) opted to introduce a project that made learning easier. ...


Briar Cliff ranked No. 2 in list of Iowa's Best Online Colleges

Nov 3, 2015

Briar Cliff University is ranked No. 2 in a list of the 2015-16 "Best Online Colleges in Iowa," according to a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information. ...


Short stories, big talent: Briar Cliff Review gives emerging writers first exposure

Oct 31, 2015

For the past 28 years, the Briar Cliff Review has become an internationally-renowned literary magazine that gives up-and-coming writers and artists their first major exposure. ...


In new novel "Destiny's Spear," BCU grad traces trajectory of mythical weapon

Oct 3, 2015

It was the weapon that was wielded by Attila the Hun, the spear of choice of Charles the Great, the lance sought (but never found) by Napoleon, and an artifact reputedly stolen by Adolf Hitler. ...


Briar Cliff honored as “Gold Medal” Champions of Character institution

Sep 15, 2015

Briar Cliff is one of only 29 NAIA institutions nationwide to earn the prestigious Gold Medal distinction from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ...


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

Sep 9, 2015

Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s best regional colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2016” edition. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new faculty members

Sep 1, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the community: ...


Briar Cliff kinesiology program receives NSCA recognition

Aug 24, 2015

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has approved Briar Cliff University’s Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance for acceptance into the NSCA Education Recognition Program. ...


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. ...


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. ...

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