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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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Briar Cliff President Awarded Inspiring Women of Iowa Advocate Award

Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President, has received the Inspiring Advocate for Women Award at the 2020 Inspiring Women of Iowa event. This annual event, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, recognizes women of courage, confidence, and character who are making the world a better place...

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Jul 14, 2020


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Jun 26, 2020


Briar Cliff University Announces Fall Schedule

Jun 26, 2020

Briar Cliff University announces the fall start date will continue as planned for the 2020-2021 academic year. The University will be moving to a block schedule with mixed modalities (in-classroom, a combination of in-classroom and online, and completely online), to allow for flexibility throughout the academic year...

Briar Cliff Social Work Professor Publishes Article

Jun 25, 2020

Liz Rembold, social work professor and department chair recently had an article published in Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. ..

BCU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Ranked 2nd Best Nationally

Jun 24, 2020

The Briar Cliff University Doctor of Nursing Practice program was recently ranked 2nd of the Best Online DNP Programs by

Briar Cliff Welcomes Peschong as Director of Personal and Professional Development

Jun 16, 2020

Briar Cliff welcomes Nicole Peschong to campus as the new Director of Personal and Professional Development...

Briar Cliff Alumni Receives James Madison Fellowship

Jun 15, 2020

Nicholas Hegge, an alumnus of Briar Cliff University, has been awarded a 2020 James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA. ..

Grant Supports Addition of a New Studio at Briar Cliff University

Jun 11, 2020

Briar Cliff University was recently awarded a generous grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a One Button Digital Media Creation Studio in Bishop Mueller Library...