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Philosophy instructor reflects on 50 years in higher education

Jan 29, 2016

Paul Ermak has learned a lot in five decades of teaching at Briar Cliff. So have his students.

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Highlights from 2016 Hall of Fame Weekend

Jan 25, 2016

In addition to honoring the newest inductees into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame, nearly 100 former basketball players returned to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Briar Cliff men's basketball. ...


Lunch with the Chargers raises more than $30K for student scholarships

Jan 25, 2016

Briar Cliff University served nearly 300 people and raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships at its annual "Lunch with the Chargers" events at Trattoria Fresco Restaurant. ...


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. ...


Three Charger basketball standouts to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2015

Three former Briar Cliff University basketball standouts will be inducted into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame, the school has announced. ...


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. ...


Charger athletes team up with 7-year-old to battle pediatric cancer

Sep 26, 2015

Briar Cliff student athletes laced up gold shoestrings and wore gold jerseys for Kennedy — a local 7-year-old girl who is battling leukemia. ...


Homecoming royalty crowned at The Cliff

Sep 24, 2015

Seniors Reid Linden and Raina Bassett have been crowned Briar Cliff University’s 2015 Homecoming King and Queen. ...


Graduate nursing programs awarded half-million dollar grant

Sep 23, 2015

The Advanced Nursing Education Grant, which will be dispersed over the next three years, will help fund the “Francis Project” — a collaborative initiative between Briar Cliff and local health care providers aimed at providing better primary care in the region to those who need it most. ...


Briar Cliff honors the passing of coaching legend Ray Nacke

Sep 18, 2015

Briar Cliff University's legendary former basketball coach Ray Nacke, who guided the Charger men's basketball team to 22 consecutive winning seasons and forged BC's internationally renowned "Panama Pipeline," died on Sept. 16. He was 79. ...


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). ...


Homecoming and Alumni Weekend festivities planned for Sept. 21-27

Sep 11, 2015

This year’s theme is “Go Gold,” centered around Charger student athletes’ initiative to wear gold shoestrings and jerseys at athletic events to raise funds and awareness in the battle against pediatric cancer. ...


President Wharton announces retirement plans after 2015-16 academic year

Sep 3, 2015

Briar Cliff President Bev Wharton has announced to the University’s board of trustees that she plans to retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. ...


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 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. ...


Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises $46K for student scholarships

Aug 3, 2015

More than 120 golfers raised $46,445 on Aug. 3 at Briar Cliff University’s annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic. ...

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