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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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Announcement: Christmas Break Mass Schedule

Dec 14, 2018

There will be no 7 p.m. Sunday Masses at Briar Cliff University until Sunday, January 6, 2019 due to Christmas break for our students. For more information, contact Sister Janet May, Director of Campus Ministry, at (712) 279-5227 or Janet.May@briarcliff.edu...


Briar Cliff English and writing professor publishes article on the zombie apocalypse and energy

Dec 14, 2018

Briar Cliff University English and Writing Associate Professor Dr. Matthew Pangborn has recently published an article for the Journal of American Culture entitled “The Zombie Apocalypse Is a Failed Energy Transition.”..


Student Blog: Tips for Finals Week

Dec 7, 2018

Are you ready for Finals Week? Check out these tips from Elise Berg ('19)!..


Richard Steinbach prepares for Carnegie Hall performance

Dec 3, 2018

Richard Steinbach, pianist and professor of music at Briar Cliff University, will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday, June 7, 2019. This will be Steinbach’s second appearance at Carnegie Hall since 2015...


Briar Cliff professor authors book on eighteenth-century American perspectives

Nov 19, 2018

Matthew Pangborn, associate professor of English and writing at Briar Cliff University, has recently authored a book examining late 18th and early 19th-century narratives by Americans writing from the imagined perspective of fictive Eastern travelers...


Author highlights Briar Cliff professor’s teaching methods in new book

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff assistant professor of English Patricia Taylor has been featured in the book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching” by Josh Eyler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University...


Briar Cliff University presents annual Christmas concert

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University’s music department will present “A Briar Cliff Christmas,” an annual Briar Cliff holiday choral celebration, on Saturday, December 1 at Our Lady of Grace Chapel on Briar Cliff’s campus...


Obermeyer named Director of Resource Development, Special Projects at Briar Cliff

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the promotion of Larry Obermeyer to Director of Resource Development and Special Projects for the University..


Briar Cliff student receives Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award

Nov 8, 2018

Isiah Lysius, a senior Applied Health and Exercise Sciences major from Miami, FL, and president of Briar Cliff University’s Men of Color student organization, received the October 2018 Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award...


Briar Cliff invites Siouxland families to annual “Trunk or Treat” event

Oct 29, 2018

The Briar Cliff Athletic Department, along with the Charger athletic teams, will host a "Trunk or Treat" Halloween event, Halloween night, on the Briar Cliff University campus. ..