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Briar Cliff holds White Coat Ceremony for graduate nursing students

Nov 15, 2015

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff recognized 21 graduate nursing students during a White Coat Ceremony in the university’s Chapel of Our Lady of Grace.

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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. ...

Briar Cliff students go underground for Halloween production

Oct 30, 2015

Inside a mysterious passageway, Dillon Beckmann maniacally swung a wooden mallet that barely missed a mannequin's head. ...

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. ...

Pope Francis' message resonates with Briar Cliff students

Sep 24, 2015

As Pope Francis became the first pontiff ever to address the U.S. Congress, Briar Cliff University students and faculty members who watched on a big screen at Meis Recital Hall on Thursday absorbed his message of caring. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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