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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 announces new board of trustees

Feb 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of Gail Bernstein and Sr. Renae Hohensee to the University’s board of trustees. ..


Briar Cliff assistant professor of social work appointed to Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board

Feb 12, 2019

Melanie Berte-Hickey, assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University, has been appointed to the Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board (CSWNA)...


February 7 Mass & Confessions Cancelled

Feb 7, 2019

Due to hazardous winter weather conditions, confessions at 8:15 p.m. and Mass at 9 p.m. are cancelled on Thursday, February 7...


Briar Cliff named among nation's top Military Friendly schools

Feb 6, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been named among the nation’s top schools for veterans and their families by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned company connecting the military community to civilian employment and educational opportunities. ..


February 3 Sunday Mass Schedule Change

Jan 31, 2019

Sunday Mass on February 3, 2019 will be at 4 p.m. instead of 7 p.m...


Student Blog: A Chance to Grow in Honduras

Jan 25, 2019

Zach Sortino '19 knew that the mission trip to Honduras would change lives. He didn't know that his life would be one of them. Read about his inspiring journey...


Briar Cliff receives $2 million endowment from Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Jan 24, 2019

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. ..


Doody joins BCU as Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator

Jan 24, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of Sr. Pat Doody as the University’s new Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator. ..


Briar Cliff lecture series to explore challenges faced by immigrant and refugee learners

Jan 23, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its annual Prairie Fire Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on March 26 in the St. Francis Center on the Briar Cliff campus. This year’s presentation, “This Is Me,” will highlight the unique challenges immigrant and refugee learners face and strategies to assist them...


Briar Cliff’s ‘Lunch with the Chargers’ raises $15K for student scholarships

Jan 22, 2019

Briar Cliff University raised $15,106 at its annual “Lunch with the Chargers” event on January 18 at M’s on 4th Restaurant in downtown Sioux City. All proceeds went directly to the student scholarship fund at Briar Cliff...