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Summer of swashbuckling: Book club tackles Monte Cristo, other classics

Jul 12, 2015

If you think the tale of a wrongly imprisoned sailor in 19th century France makes for an unusual summertime read, chances are Megan Aschoff will nod her head in agreement.

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Briar Cliff unveils new DPT program and campus

Jun 25, 2015

Briar Cliff University has launched a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program, the first one of its kind in Northwest Iowa. ...


High school students get hands-on experience at BCU Nursing Camp

Jun 25, 2015

For more than a decade, Briar Cliff University has given prospective students a chance to see what the career is like through state-of-the-art simulations and nursing training. ...


Briar Cliff DNP program receives accreditation

Jun 22, 2015

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has formally awarded accreditation to Briar Cliff University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. ...


Steinbach debuts music to sold-out Carnegie Hall crowd

Jun 12, 2015

Hundreds of famous composers and artists have performed at the illustrious Carnegie Hall in New York City, and on Friday evening, Sioux City’s Richard Steinbach brought new compositions and fresh air to the renowned stage. ...


Dream Team: Pope Francis meets Globetrotters, thanks to efforts of Briar Cliff alum

May 28, 2015

As senior VP of communications for the Harlem Globetrotters, Brett Meister ('88) coordinated a meeting in May with Pope Francis and the world-famous basketball players. ...


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. ...


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! ...


Kinesiology students develop bike project for children with autism

May 13, 2015

The Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance will embark on a research project to discover if pedal-less bicycles are a safer option than training wheels for children with special needs. ...


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. ...


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

May 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. ...


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. ...

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