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Briar Cliff named to president’s national community service honor roll

Oct 19, 2016

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

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10 perfectly autumn things you must do this fall at Briar Cliff

Oct 17, 2016

From the Haunted Tunnels to the picturesque Sioux City Prairie next to campus; something about autumn brings out the best at Briar Cliff! ...

How to help a college student who is coping with loss

Oct 4, 2016

It’s important to recognize natural responses to grief, but also when it's time for a student to seek help. ...

Briar Cliff ranked among Iowa’s safest college campuses

Sep 28, 2016

Briar Cliff University ranks among Iowa’s safest colleges, according to an annual report by the website ...

“Angel” BCU alum sees that another Charger can fly home for Christmas

Sep 21, 2016

The woman looked at Jennifer and admitted, "This is no mistake. You're going home for Christmas, honey." Jennifer looked down. The woman had handed Jennifer a wad of cash. It came to $650. ...

Briar Cliff once again honored as “Champions of Character” institution

Sep 12, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Briar Cliff as a “Five-Star Champions of Character Institution” for the sixth straight year. ...

Five cures for your college student's homesickness

Aug 15, 2016

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: ...

Dean's List announced for Spring 2016 semester

Jul 1, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce t 328 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2015-16 academic year, including 88 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...

Highlights from Briar Cliff University's 85th Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2016

Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends shared their celebratory photos, tweets, videos, and posts on social media. Here are some of the highlights! ...

Briar Cliff University announces Class of 2016 commencement graduates

May 21, 2016

Briar Cliff University hosted its 85th commencement ceremony on May 21 at the historic Orpheum Theater, to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...

Briar Cliff students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 13, 2016

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2016 Honors Convocation, held on May 12 in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace. ...

A Mother's Day message heavy on education, sacrifice

May 7, 2016

Jessica Guzman Mata, the oldest of five children, credits her mother for paving the way for her to become the first in her family to attend college. ...

Student-led autism awareness dance raises $1,800 for Sioux City's Pier Center

Apr 25, 2016

More than 60 students joined forces to raise more than $1,800 on April 23 at Briar Cliff University’s first autism awareness dance, referred to as “The Movement.” ...

Briar Cliff announces commencement speakers, honored candidates for graduation

Apr 20, 2016

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...

The art of annotation: How wrecking your textbook can help you pass a college class

Mar 30, 2016

Like every college student, I had to buy books for all of my classes. And the thought of marking up brand new books was basically sacrilegious to me! ...

Briar Cliff students sell beanies to support childhood cancer research

Mar 28, 2016

Sydney Beals kept scrolling through a zealous friend’s Instagram posts, seeing “Love your Melon” logoed beanies and her friend dressing up like a superhero. ...

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