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Briar Cliff announces commencement ceremonies, speakers and honored candidates for graduation

Apr 21, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Briar Cliff Review recognizes emerging writers and artists for 29 years

Mar 31, 2017

Tricia Currans-Sheehan loves the "new book smell" — the aroma of the ink that lingers on freshly printed editions of The Briar Cliff Review, the internationally renowned literary magazine she has been editing for nearly three decades. ...


Four Briar Cliff students to present at Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference

Mar 30, 2017

Four Briar Cliff University students will present research papers on April 3 at the 5th Annual Spanish Undergraduate Research (SUR) Conference. ...


BCU professors, students are fighting bacteria with prairie turnips

Mar 18, 2017

For the not so many people who have consumed them, Psoralea esculenta, or prairie turnips, are not considered to be the stuff of fine dining. ...


BCU student to present at international literature and writing convention

Mar 17, 2017

Art and writing double major Sonia Perea-Morales has been selected to present her work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. ...


Nationally renowned psychologist, motivational speaker to keynote health care conference at Briar Cliff

Mar 7, 2017

With a jovial personality as colorful as the Toltec medicine necklace he often wears around his neck, Dr. Roberto Dansie is an easy man to like. ...


Briar Cliff professor receives national physical therapy service award

Mar 2, 2017

Briar Cliff University professor Sue Klappa has been named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the Promotion of Social Responsibility in Physical Therapy. ...


“Swimming with the Sharks” entrepreneurs awarded $4,000 for business ideas

Feb 23, 2017

Local entrepreneurs were awarded $4,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2017 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest, held Feb. 23 at Briar Cliff University. ...


Students helping students: Briar Cliff's academic peer mentors provide support

Feb 20, 2017

Aaron Rife is many things at Briar Cliff University. One thing he’s not? Struggling in the classroom — at least not anymore. ...


Pro-bono physical therapy clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured

Feb 18, 2017

Kelly Taylor laid on a gray, leather exam table while Briar Cliff University physical therapy student Sara Panek examined the bottom of his right foot ...


Business students at Briar Cliff kick off 2017 Entrepalooza

Feb 12, 2017

Historically, Sioux City has had a low rate of business starts, something the 20 local sponsors behind Entrepalooza want to improve upon. ...


Sioux City Art Center director opens solo exhibit at Briar Cliff

Feb 10, 2017

A solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Sioux City Art Center director Al Harris-Fernandez opened Feb. 17 at Briar Cliff University’s Clausen Art Gallery. ...


Briar Cliff University Dean's List announced for Fall 2016 semester

Feb 6, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 293 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 81 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Dr. Shirvani reflects on his first semester leading Briar Cliff University

Jan 26, 2017

The recently appointed president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City insists every day brings a smile to his face. ...


Course at Briar Cliff uses science fiction flicks as teaching tool

Jan 14, 2017

For quite possibly the first time in her life, Nicole Wengert let out a frightened scream in the middle of class. ...


Briar Cliff professor, kinesiology students develop ramp to gauge fall risk in seniors

Dec 23, 2016

Susan Peete knows how dangerous a fall can be. The 72-year-old Sioux City woman once suffered a broken nose, split lip and an injured tooth when she lost her balance. ...