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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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BCU, Pier Center study helps children with autism learn to ride bikes

Aug 10, 2015

Are pedal-less bikes a safer, more effective alternative for training children with special needs? Briar Cliff's Department of Kinesiology and Human Peformance is conducting a study to find out. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff part of Siouxland Coalition to fight human trafficking

Jul 23, 2015

“Human trafficking exists in Iowa, in Sioux City, and something needs to be done. It’s a hideous crime. It’s a moral crime. It’s a violent crime.” ...


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. ...


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 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. ...


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

Most people are lucky to meet one pope. Briar Cliff alumnus Brett Meister ’88 has shaken the hands of two. Such is life, when you bounce around the globe with the world’s most famous basketball team. ...


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. ...


REMEMBER THE NAME: Briar Cliff's national champion Cowan finishes strong

May 9, 2015

As a four-time NAIA national champion, Caesar Augustus Raheem Uriel Cowan III ’15 is the most decorated track and field athlete in Briar Cliff history. About the only thing longer than his name (just call him “Raheem”) is the list of accolades he’s racked up, on the field and in the classroom. He’s shined on the national stage — could the global one be next? ...


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

May 7, 2015

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