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Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Sep 8, 2014

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a plot planted in May now bears ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom.

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Briar Cliff alum returns to practice family medicine in Sioux City

Jul 31, 2014

Two nights before his first day of work at Family Health Care of Siouxland Morningside Clinic, Dr. Nicholas Bechtold had a terrible nightmare. ...


NSF awards Briar Cliff University over $600,000 for scholarships

May 6, 2014

With a $609,250 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Briar Cliff University will be awarding college scholarships over the next several years to new students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry and environmental science. ...


Hundreds of Siouxland girls learn what 'STEM' is all about

Mar 15, 2014

"Women can do everything that guys can do," says eighth-grader Alexa Scheitieler. "We're just as important." ...


State-of-the-art biology equipment at students' fingertips

Jan 1, 2014

“We have some of the most modern science equipment available at any undergraduate program in the nation,” says Dr. Kelly Eder, assistant professor of biology. ...


Insect Zoo invades 'Kids Zone' at Saturday in the Park

Jul 6, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Saturday In The Park Kids Zone is the section of the annual festival reserved solely for the littlest of concert-goers. This year, it was equipped with our usual kid-friendly activities like moon-bounces, trampolines and face paint. ...


High School students learn about human body in BCU's cadaver lab

Feb 15, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) — In school, you might remember dissecting worms, and frogs. But, some high school students got a sense of what it might be like to study the human body the same way. ...


High School Students to Tour Cadaver Lab at Campus Visit Day

Feb 7, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who dream of being a doctor, nurse, physical therapist or simply working in health care, BCU’s Health Sciences Campus Visit Day, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, will offer a broad spectrum of insight and information. ...


Sioux City Girl Scouts get "bugged" at Briar Cliff

Feb 4, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Sioux City Girl Scouts troop 312, stopped by Briar Cliff University to learn more about bugs! The girl's got "up close and personal" with tarantulas, millipedes, and hissing cockroaches. ...


Exploring the natural history of Costa Rica ...

Jan 20, 2013

In January, a handful of BCU students embarked on an adventure to explore the natural history of Costa Rica. ...


Biology Professor Publishes Article in Botanical Journal

Dec 18, 2012

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BCU Receives $130K Grant for Molecular Biology Teaching Lab

Dec 17, 2012

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Students Benefit from Experiential Learning at Prairie Festival

Nov 16, 2012

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff University environmental science majors James Conway and Mandy Haukap, both of Sioux City, did not miss classes while at the Prairie Festival, held recently in Salina, Kan. The BCU students were in an experiential learning classroom, gaining insights on developing perennial agriculture and meeting environmental experts from across the U.S. ...

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