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BCU alum named worldwide finalist for Global Teacher Award

Mar 18, 2015

Dr. Michael Baldwin, a 1981 Briar Cliff graduate, was recently selected as one of 50 finalists worldwide for the prestigious $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

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Athletes help with Special Olympics clinic at NAIA basketball tournament

Mar 12, 2015

Hundreds of athletes of all ages, genders and abilities filled the basketball court at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City to dribble, dunk and … dance. ...


Injuries turn into teachable moments for BCU basketball star

Mar 10, 2015

Mattie Murren promises she'll be the first off the bench to congratulate and urge on her Briar Cliff Chargers at the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Championship. ...


MSN vs. DNP: What's the right choice for nurse practitioners?

Mar 1, 2015

It's a choice every aspiring nurse practitioner must make. Dr. Richard Petersen, chair of BCU's nursing department, offers some advice for choosing the right path. ...


What I'm Reading: Hearing the music and rhythm of poetry

Mar 1, 2015

When Jeanne Emmons reads poetry, she hears music and rhythm in addition to words. ...


Local entrepreneurs win startup money at “Swimming with the Sharks”

Feb 27, 2015

Seven local entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $5,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2015 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff honors the 1974 national runner-up powerlifters

Feb 14, 2015

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


Alumni-owned “Double Overtime Fitness” tips off in Cherokee

Feb 10, 2015

An athletic couple, both graduates of Briar Cliff, is breathing new life into an old building in Cherokee, Iowa. ...


Ray Nacke: “The best coach I've ever met”

Feb 8, 2015

“Here are the X’s and O’s on one of the best coaches in the history of small college basketball, and he’s unabashedly 100 percent old school...” ...


Briar Cliff, Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor "Entrepalooza"

Feb 2, 2015

This February, Briar Cliff and 15 other Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a week-long celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland. ...


Briar Cliff names new V.P. for enrollment management

Jan 30, 2015

Brian Eben has been promoted to vice president for enrollment management at Briar Cliff University. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


Students earn national recognition for community service

Dec 20, 2014

Briar Cliff University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year. ...

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