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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.

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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. ...

Is your student dating? Know the signs of an unhealthy relationship

Jan 29, 2015

When it comes to your student's dating world, any parent knows the challenges of finding the right balance between "caring" and "hovering". ...

Dean's list announced for first semester

Jan 28, 2015

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 213 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year, including 45 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...

Briar Cliff students launch "Serve Without Boundaries" movement

Jan 19, 2015

More than 200 BCU students volunteered 2,000 hours across 20 agencies during a week-long J-Term service project. ...

Students earn national recognition for community service

Dec 20, 2014

Briar Cliff University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year. ...

Briar Cliff students host Christmas party for disabled persons

Dec 4, 2014

Briar Cliff students served up smiles, great food and plenty of holiday cheer at the annual Christmas Party for People with Disabilities. ...

Helping your college student through finals

Nov 24, 2014

Final exams don't have to be so stressful. Here are some ways that you — parents and guardians — can help your Charger work through the challenge. ...

'Tis the season: For the cold and flu, that is

Nov 23, 2014

Is it the cold or the flu? Help your college student learn the difference, and find out about prevention and treatment options available on campus. ...

Thanksgiving in a blender: Creative food hacks for college students

Nov 16, 2014

“There’s better than Ramen,” Chef Mike told students at his Cooking Cultural Cuisine event at BCU. His aim is to give students recipes they can use in their residence hall rooms. ...

Learning communities redefine education at Briar Cliff

Nov 10, 2014

When it came time for Natasha Kellogg to pick a learning community, she signed up for the one she couldn’t read without giggling. ...

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

Oct 14, 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. ...

Students spend lunch with area nursing home residents

Oct 9, 2014

Seniors usually rule campus anyway — but that was especially the case over lunch hour at Briar Cliff! ...