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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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Briar Cliff announces 2018 department ceremonies and commencement plans

Apr 24, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce its plans to honor the University’s 2018 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees...


Briar Cliff signs RN-BSN articulation agreement with Iowa Western

Apr 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Iowa Western Community College of Council Bluffs, Iowa, allowing students with an associate degree in nursing to conveniently complete their BSN through Briar Cliff. ..


Briar Cliff Enactus team named regional champion

Apr 13, 2018

The Briar Cliff University Enactus team was recently named a regional champion and will travel to Kansas City, Missouri to compete as one of 100+ regional champions from around the country at the Enactus United States National Exposition from May 20 through 22. ..


Briar Cliff recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 10, 2018

Briar Cliff University is hosting a variety of events throughout April to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These events seek to educate the Briar Cliff community about sexual assault awareness and the challenges faced by survivors of sexual assault...


Briar Cliff signs RN-BSN articulation agreement with Iowa Central Community College

Apr 9, 2018

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Iowa Central Community College of Fort Dodge, Iowa, allowing students with an associate degree in nursing to conveniently complete their BSN through Briar Cliff. ..


BC Review 30th Poster

The Briar Cliff Review to celebrate 30 years with reception at Sioux City Art Center

Apr 9, 2018

The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning annual literary journal, will celebrate 30 years of publication with a reception, gallery talk and reading on Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sioux City Art Center...


Briar Cliff celebrates Earth Day 2018

Apr 7, 2018

Briar Cliff University invites the public to campus for a weeklong line-up of events to recognize Earth Day 2018...


Briar Cliff nursing department, St. Luke’s Palliative Care team to host film screening for National Healthcare Decisions Week

Apr 3, 2018

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff University and the UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Palliative Care team will host a screening of “Defining Hope,” a film about end-of-life care, on Monday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Luke’s Auditorium, located at 2720 Stone Park Blvd., Sioux City. This event is free and open to the public...


Briar Cliff’s Human Library honored as best practice award winner

Mar 29, 2018

Briar Cliff University’s “The Human Library” was selected as the 2018 Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) Best Practices for Mission Integration for diversity and integration...


Briar Cliff professor to present at national accounting conference

Mar 29, 2018

Ken Creech, an associate professor of accounting at Briar Cliff University, has been selected to present at a national accounting conference in June...