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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.

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Repurposed - Sr. Jordan Dahm Exhibition

Feb 18, 2020

Nan Wilson’s Repurposed will be featured in the annual Sr. Jordan Dahm Exhibition starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 with a reception and short gallery talk in the Clausen Art Gallery on Briar Cliff University’s campus. The exhibition will run through April 5...

Briar Cliff Speaker Discusses Relationship Challenges

Feb 14, 2020

Through the support of generous donors, Briar Cliff University Catholic Daughters recently sponsored Catholic guest speaker Sarah Swafford to present “Relationships: It’s Complicated.” Over 130 students from Briar Cliff and surrounding colleges were in attendance...

Briar Cliff announces new board of trustees

Feb 12, 2020

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the newest members to the University’s board of trustees: Gail Bernstein, Annette Hamilton, Sr. Renae Hohensee, and Mary Sterk. ..

Briar Cliff promotes Doody to Vice President of Mission and Leadership

Feb 11, 2020

Briar Cliff University announces the promotion of Sister Pat Doody to Vice President of Mission and Leadership. Doody served as a member of the Briar Cliff University Board of Trustees from 2017 to 2019..

A Message from the President Regarding Campus Incident

Jan 30, 2020

Briar Cliff's President shares the latest update of the facts surrounding the incident that occurred overnight in Alverno Hall, as confirmed by the police. ..

STUDENT BLOG: Kick Procrastination to the Curb

Jan 28, 2020


Briar Cliff signs social work articulation agreement with Little Priest Tribal College

Jan 27, 2020

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) of Winnebago, Nebraska, allowing students with an associate degree in liberal arts to conveniently complete their Bachelor of Social Work degree through Briar Cliff...

Winter Survival Guide: The Cliff Edition

Jan 27, 2020

All aboard the struggle bus, winter is here! Not everyone is from the Midwest, so you may not be as prepped and ready for the snow as you think...

Briar Cliff Announces Fall 2019 Dean's List

Jan 23, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce 318 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, including 93 students who achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0...

Briar Cliff President Appointed to NAICU

Dec 11, 2019

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has appointed Briar Cliff University President, Rachelle Karstens, to serve on the Committee on Tax Policy beginning in 2020...