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Rachelle Karstens

Karstens named interim president at Briar Cliff

Feb 6, 2018

The Board of Trustees has voted to name Rachelle Karstens as Interim President of Briar Cliff. Karstens has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the University in her role as Executive Vice President, a role she assumed in the summer of 2017.

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Sisters of St. Francis Ruth Schock and Mary Jane Koenigs celebrate Dubuque Franciscan jubilees

Jun 19, 2018

Sister Ruth Schock and Sister Mary Jane Koenigs are celebrating milestone Dubuque Franciscan jubilees this year...


Briar Cliff announces spring Dean's List

Jun 18, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year...


BCU Social Work student Kari Johnson

Briar Cliff student receives United Way grant for single mother support group

Jun 14, 2018

Kari Johnson, a social work student at Briar Cliff University, was approved for a $5,000 grant from United Way of Siouxland for a single mother support group...


BCU Basketball alumna Mary Schrad

Basketball "Trailblazer" Mary Schrad ('78) inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Jun 9, 2018

Briar Cliff alumna and standout basketball player Mary Schrad ('78) was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 9, as part of its 2018 Induction Ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee...


Briar Cliff University selected to join national Consortium focused on preparing faculty with career guidance skills

May 23, 2018

A cohort of Briar Cliff faculty members will enroll in ACUE’s new course, “Career Readiness and 21st-Century Skills.” The course is based on more than 30 years of research that document the evidence-based teaching practices that have been shown to improve student outcomes while also providing course-embedded career guidance...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 21, 2018

Briar Cliff University hosted its 87th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The ceremony honored the University’s 2018 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. ..


Briar Cliff’s DPT program receives national accreditation

May 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Physical Therapy has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)...


Briar Cliff announces new board officers, appointments

May 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce new Board of Trustee officer and committee appointments...


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Commencement 2018 Recap

May 16, 2018

Briar Cliff's 87th commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in the Newman Flanagan Center on the BCU campus. The ceremony celebrated the graduation of the class of 2018 and recognized the Sisters of St. Francis and Dr. Robert Olson as distinguished award winners...


International Business

Briar Cliff announces addition of new business programs

May 15, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of majors in International Business and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management to its programs of study. Briar Cliff is one of very few schools in the region to offer both programs...