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Briar Cliff University names Rachelle Karstens as New University President

Jul 31, 2018

Briar Cliff University announced today the appointment of Rachelle Karstens as the 11th president of the University.

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Siouxland entrepreneurs make a splash at annual “Swimming with the Sharks” competition at Briar Cliff

Feb 21, 2019

Five finalists vied for mini-grants valued up to $4,000 to go towards starting or growing a business in Siouxland at “Swimming with the Sharks” on Wednesday, February 20 at Briar Cliff University...


Briar Cliff cultural responsivity conference will address Iowa’s changing population

Feb 18, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its third annual cultural awareness conference, “Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy” on Wednesday, April 3 at the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The conference will focus on providing culturally responsive services in the rapidly changing state of Iowa with a keynote address from Dr. Mark Grey, Director of the University of Northern Iowa: Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. ..


Briar Cliff announces new board of trustees

Feb 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of Gail Bernstein and Sr. Renae Hohensee to the University’s board of trustees. ..


Briar Cliff assistant professor of social work appointed to Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board

Feb 12, 2019

Melanie Berte-Hickey, assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University, has been appointed to the Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board (CSWNA)...


February 7 Mass & Confessions Cancelled

Feb 7, 2019

Due to hazardous winter weather conditions, confessions at 8:15 p.m. and Mass at 9 p.m. are cancelled on Thursday, February 7...


Briar Cliff named among nation's top Military Friendly schools

Feb 6, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been named among the nation’s top schools for veterans and their families by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned company connecting the military community to civilian employment and educational opportunities. ..


February 3 Sunday Mass Schedule Change

Jan 31, 2019

Sunday Mass on February 3, 2019 will be at 4 p.m. instead of 7 p.m...


Student Blog: A Chance to Grow in Honduras

Jan 25, 2019

Zach Sortino '19 knew that the mission trip to Honduras would change lives. He didn't know that his life would be one of them. Read about his inspiring journey...


Briar Cliff receives $2 million endowment from Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Jan 24, 2019

On January 24, Briar Cliff announced a $2 million endowment by the Sisters of St. Francis establishing the Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Theology. The legacy gift is one of the largest in the University’s history and the first time an endowed chair has been gifted to Briar Cliff. ..


Doody joins BCU as Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator

Jan 24, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of Sr. Pat Doody as the University’s new Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator. ..