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Highlights from Briar Cliff University's 85th Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2016

Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends shared their celebratory photos, tweets, videos, and posts on social media. Here are some of the highlights!

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Briar Cliff University announces Class of 2016 commencement graduates

May 21, 2016

Briar Cliff University hosted its 85th commencement ceremony on May 21 at the historic Orpheum Theater, to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff Enactus team shines on the national stage, again

May 17, 2016

For the 13th straight year, the Briar Cliff University Enactus team qualified for the National Enactus Exposition, held May 16 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. ...


Briar Cliff students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 13, 2016

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2016 Honors Convocation, held on May 12 in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace. ...


Sioux City seventh graders learn "STEM is everywhere" at Briar Cliff

May 6, 2016

Dog training at a STEM event? At first, it seemed weird to Jennifer Herrera, too. ...


Correct term: "zombie" or "living impaired person"? Briar Cliff students discuss ...

Apr 30, 2016

Briar Cliff students discuss horror in literature during a three-credit course taught by BCU assistant English professor Matthew Pangborn. ...


Earth Day reminds us what's really important

Apr 22, 2016

The first step to preserving and conserving nature is to connect with nature. It’s an ideal that Briar Cliff University biology professor Brian Hazlett espouses with students in many of his courses, most notably his ecology and environmental science classes. ...


Briar Cliff announces commencement speakers, honored candidates for graduation

Apr 20, 2016

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


BCU students get the chance to spend summer in Spain

Apr 15, 2016

This summer, Briar Cliff University students will have the opportunity to take classes in La Universidad Computense in Madrid, Spain, for an entire month. ...


Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

Apr 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president. ...


BCU nursing students explore traditional Chinese medicine therapies

Mar 25, 2016

Willie Massey, a senior nursing major from Tanzania, said he felt heat and a pulling sensation on his skin. The painful knot in his back soon disappeared. ...


Spanish majors present at undergraduate research conference

Mar 14, 2016

Six Briar Cliff University Spanish majors presented research papers on March 14 at the 4th Annual Spanish Undergraduate Research (SUR) Conference, a collaborative effort among several higher education institutions from across the Midwest. ...


SPRING BREAK BLOG: Sister Janet and 3 black belts, on a mission in Mississippi

Mar 10, 2016

Three Briar Cliff students (who also happen to be martial arts experts) blog about Spring Break in Morton, Miss., where they're tutoring at an after-school program for disadvantaged youth. ...


Briar Cliff ‘FRANCIS Project’ focused on Siouxland’s health needs

Feb 27, 2016

Chris Jacobs realizes the language barrier that exists between him and his patient the minute she begins to speak. ...


"Swimming with the Sharks" contest winners awarded $5,000 for business ideas

Feb 26, 2016

Local entrepreneurs were awarded $5,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2016 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest, held Feb. 25 at Briar Cliff University. ...


BCU Enactus team learns not to put all eggs in one basket

Feb 21, 2016

When four business-minded students traveled to Tanzania, they were expecting to talk about baskets, not chickens. ...

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