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Disability doesn't slow down Briar Cliff graduate, VITA volunteer

May 18, 2015

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.

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Highlights from the Class of 2015 commencement ceremony

May 17, 2015

The Class of 2015 celebrated commencement in style: Two great student speeches, a graduating guide dog, a new U.S. Marine Corps officer — and even a marriage proposal! ...


Briar Cliff's national champion Cowan looking to finish strong

May 9, 2015

Raheem Cowan will graduate from Briar Cliff with three majors, three minors and — he hopes — one more triple jump championship. ...


Art exhibit captures U.S. Marine's creative streak

May 7, 2015

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Dr. Richard Steinbach set to play at Carnegie Hall

May 5, 2015

"It's probably safe to say that every musician dreams of playing in a place like Carnegie Hall," says Dr. Richard Steinbach. His dream is about to become a reality. ...


'Charger Courage Sports Day' helps kids with disabilities

May 2, 2015

On Saturday morning, 9-year-old Preston Kimsey was just one of the guys. ...


BCU launches grad programs in kinesiology and human performance

May 1, 2015

Briar Cliff will expand the university’s graduate programs with newly established Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Kinesiology and Human Performance, to begin in Fall 2015. ...


Prayer and reflection garden to honor Franciscan sisters

Apr 30, 2015

A special place has been dedicated at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City to honor past and present Sisters of St. Francis. ...


BCU students, staff in stilettos take a stand on sexual assault

Apr 26, 2015

A college wrestler slipped his stockinged feet into gold sequined stilettos and pranced in place. Those would do. A friend heckled, “Sonny, be a man. Get some higher heels.” ...


BCU students help reform nursing education nationwide

Apr 23, 2015

Kiley Core noticed a difference between what she was being taught in the classroom and what she was learning during off-campus clinical training. ...


Briar Cliff Enactus team shines (again) on the national stage

Apr 17, 2015

Briar Cliff advanced to the quarterfinal round of the National Enactus Exposition for the 12th straight year. ...


From Tanzania to the top: Student named to state nursing board

Apr 10, 2015

Growing up in the East African country of Tanzania, Willie Massay recalled people walking miles and miles to reach the nearest hospital or clinic. ...


Examining "virtue" at the Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference

Apr 2, 2015

What are the spiritual uses of virtue and vice? Where do I see them flourishing in my life, in ways both bad and good? These were questions Dr. Colby Dickinson posed to students at the annual Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference. ...


Final act: Briar Cliff theater professor to retire after 37 years

Mar 27, 2015

Richard Poole never wanted to be a teacher. He hitchhiked out west in the 1960s, en route to Alaska to be a railroad welder. He wound up in Portland, Ore., planting trees. ...


Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Mar 22, 2015

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a small plot thrived in the fall — bearing ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom. ...


Professor studies natural ways to strengthen the immune system

Mar 20, 2015

Daniel Jung encourages his students at Briar Cliff to open the windows when they wake up in the morning and take deep breaths to clear their sinuses. ...

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