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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 Enactus team competes at 2019 Enactus United States National Exposition

May 24, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Enactus team competed in the semifinals of the 2019 Enactus United States National Exposition, ranking among the top 16 teams in the nation...


Briar Cliff to attend Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association Inaugural Faculty Summer Institute

May 23, 2019

The Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association will host Connections, an inaugural summer institute for member institution faculty. Members from the six Iowa Catholic member institutions will be in attendance including Briar Cliff University. ..


Summer Break Mass

May 21, 2019

There will be no mass on campus during the summer break. Mass will resume on Sunday, August 4...


Briar Cliff announces new athletic director

May 16, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the hiring of new athletic director Nic Scandrett...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. During the commencement ceremony, Briar Cliff University President Rachelle L. Karstens conferred degrees to 279 candidates. ..


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Ikram Omar

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Ikram Omar's story...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Olivia Matz

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Olivia Matz's story...


Briar Cliff announces alumni award recipients

May 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University recognized two alumni with its annual Alumni Awards on May 7 at Toast to the Tassel, an event celebrating the graduating class. Jane Shey (’79) received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Jake Rosenmeyer (’15) received the GOLD Alumni Award...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Jordyn Lamoureux

May 8, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Jordyn Lamoureux's story...


Briar Cliff University faculty receive National Credential in Teaching Excellence

May 6, 2019

Faculty members at Briar Cliff University were recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 1 for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE). ..