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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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Five cures for your college student's homesickness

Aug 17, 2015

As your student adjusts to college life, it’s normal — in fact, it’s expected — to start longing for home. Here are a few things that you, as a college parent, can do to help: ...


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. ...


Dean's list announced for second semester

Jul 2, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 303 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2014-15 academic year, including 61 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Five reasons to stop putting off saving for your child's college

May 29, 2015

For the cost of a fast food dinner once a week, you could be saving more than $26,000 for your child’s future. ...


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 University announces commencement graduates

May 16, 2015

Briar Cliff University hosted a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2015 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Students, faculty honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 8, 2015

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2015 Honors Convocation. ...


College student back for the summer? Five things to consider:

May 5, 2015

Summer is finally here! For many first-year students, that means moving back home. And for many parents, this will not be same student you remember dropping off last fall. ...


'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. ...


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. ...


Tips for a safe (and trouble-free) spring break

Mar 5, 2015

No matter how you're spending spring break, here are some tips to make sure it's a safe one! ...


Six common myths about financial aid

Mar 5, 2015

Financial aid and scholarship deadlines are approaching at BCU, so it's a good time to debunk all that false financial aid information floating around out there. ...


New academic programs at Briar Cliff yield better job opportunities

Mar 4, 2015

“Will my son or daughter get a job upon graduating?” It’s the number one question we hear parents ask when their student applies to college. ...


Alumni-owned “Double Overtime Fitness” tips off in Cherokee

Feb 10, 2015

An athletic couple, both graduates of Briar Cliff, is breathing new life into an old building in Cherokee, Iowa. ...

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