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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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Briar Cliff ranked among most affordable online colleges for social work

Oct 19, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for a bachelor’s in social work by the SR Education Group...


Briar Cliff presents fall choral concert "Mosaic"

Oct 18, 2018

The Briar Cliff University choirs, under the direction of Dr. Sean Burton and accompanied by Dr. Jeremy Owens, will present their fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 28 in Our Lady of Grace Chapel located on Briar Cliff’s campus. ..


Briar Cliff nursing department attends Iowa Association of Nursing Students convention

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff nursing students Jamie Ramirez and Lauren Johnson were elected to the IANS Board of Directors at the convention. Ramirez was elected Vice President of the board and Johnson was elected Disaster Relief Director. Briar Cliff nursing faculty members Cathy Grimsley, assistant professor and Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director, and Heather Stehr, assistant professor, both received Outstanding Teacher Awards...


Briar Cliff to hold Friends and Family Weekend

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University invites current students’ families and friends to join the fun of Friends and Family Weekend from October 26 through October 28 on the University’s campus. ..


Hauer named 2018 physical therapist of the year

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University Doctor of Physical Therapy professor Patrick Hauer, PT, EdE, MHS, GCCP has been honored as the 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year by the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDAPTA). ..


Student Blog: Five Things to Binge-Watch over Fall Break

Oct 11, 2018

Are you diving down the Netflix rabbit hole over fall break? Check out these shows!..


President of Iowa Gaming Association to speak at Briar Cliff University

Oct 9, 2018

Briar Cliff University will host Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) President and CEO Wes Ehrecke at 6:30 p.m. on October 23 in the Saint Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. Ehrecke will speak on gaming as entertainment, Iowa’s interest in gaming and how revenue is expanding throughout the state. This event is free and open to the public. ..


Briar Cliff joins Siouxland Big Give on Oct. 9

Oct 8, 2018

Briar Cliff University is proud to be a part of the first-ever Siouxland Big Give! On Tuesday, October 9, join us for a 24-hour campaign to raise money for our Because You Matter Fund. You can donate to Briar Cliff University at https://www.siouxlandbiggive.org/Organization-Profile/Briar-Cliff-University. ..


Briar Cliff University, Iowa Central Community College sign cooperative agreement for baccalaureate social work degree

Oct 5, 2018

Briar Cliff University (BCU) and Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) will sign a cooperative programs agreement for the online baccalaureate social work degree...


Briar Cliff University awarded $2.24 million grant for learning initiative

Oct 4, 2018

Student and faculty success is at the forefront of a new initiative at Briar Cliff University. ..