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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.

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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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff designated a “2015 STEM Jobs Approved College”

Mar 9, 2015

It’s never too soon to start planning your STEM career — and that means choosing the best schools that are focused on preparing you for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ...


Chargers' Cowan reclaims national triple jump title

Mar 7, 2015

One jump was all that was needed for Augustus “Raheem” Cowan’s to return to the top of the podium at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships. ...


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. ...


VITA program provides crucial tax assistance for Siouxlanders

Feb 28, 2015

Linda Castillo paid almost $100 to get help preparing her income tax return a few years ago. Since that time, the Sioux City woman has twice gotten some much-needed free help. ...


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. ...


Soap company awash with business after BCU ‘Sharks’ contest

Feb 15, 2015

During a rough patch around this time last year, Vanessa Wodtke was ready to give up on her startup business, Bloom Wild. ...


Briar Cliff honors the 1974 national runner-up powerlifters

Feb 14, 2015

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


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...” ...


Continuing ed student turns to love of art after retirement

Feb 7, 2015

A few days prior to his Briar Cliff University senior art show, Brian Damon is living a dream that was literally 60 years in the making. ...


BCU President chairs board for U.S. Franciscan colleges

Feb 6, 2015

The Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) has elected Briar Cliff University president Beverly A. Wharton as chair of its board of directors. ...

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