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Briar Cliff designated an official "Blue Zone Worksite"

Aug 19, 2014

Briar Cliff is now an official "Blue Zone Worksite," meaning the University maintains a healthy work environment that promotes and encourages employee well-being.

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What to pack for college. And, what not to pack ...

August 18, 2014

Before you load up your car, make sure you don't miss any of the essentials. Here's a quick guide to help keep you on track.


Student gets year of free potato olés for a clever tweet

July 2, 2014

Lexie Henschke has a "golden ticket" for a year's worth of free Potato Oles from Taco John's — and it all started with a creative tweet.


300 students recognized on the Spring Semester Dean's List

June 11, 2014

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce 300 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year, including 68 students with a perfect GPA of 4.0.


Men's volleyball to become a reality at The Cliff

May 27, 2014

Briar Cliff University has announced the addition of men's volleyball as an intercollegiate varsity sport, to begin play during the 2015-16 school year.


Briar Cliff holds commencement for largest-ever graduating class

May 17, 2014

At Briar Cliff University’s 83rd commencement ceremony, President Beverly A. Wharton conferred degrees to 315 candidates — the largest graduating class in school history.


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.


Briar Cliff choir premieres work composed by one of its own

May 2, 2014

Music major Nathan Meendering is ending his senior year on a high note.


BCU recognizes student employee for making the right calls

May 1, 2014

Dillian Broadnax is many things: Pre-med major. Student ambassador. All-American sprinter. Now, add one more thing to the list.


Student thanks scholarship donors for helping him clear hurdles

April 24, 2014

Four years ago, student-athlete Chris Young faced a hurdle of a different sort: Financing his college education.


What happens when 100 students drop by a school spirit video shoot?

April 8, 2014

The plan? Shoot a random, school spirit promotional video at the Newman-Flanagan Center — without knowing how many students would actually turn out at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon.


Class of 2014 valedictorian, salutatorian & graduation speakers announced

April 3, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff has announced the valedictorian, salutatorian and guest speakers who will represent the Class of 2014 at the university's 83rd Commencement Ceremony.


Student plans on giving back to gang prevention program

April 1, 2014

When you're a kid, you should be worry-free, but that wasn't the case for Waylon Goodwin.


Snail mail: It's still a hit with college students!

March 28, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service — victim of hemorrhaging revenue and threats of trimmed delivery days — is holding its own in at least one place.


Theatre alum recruits students of all sorts for 'High School Musical'

March 14, 2014

It takes all kinds of students to put on a high school play. Just ask Natali Ramirez.


Psychology professor goes gold and blue for a good cause

March 8, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Todd Knealing has a hair-raising way of showing his school spirit.


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