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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.

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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. ...


Briar Cliff announces new Board of Trustee members

Mar 3, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Oscar Gomez, Todd A. Moyer, Barbara J. Newhouse and Nicholas A. Roth have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


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. ...


Philosophy instructor reflects on 50 years in higher education

Jan 29, 2016

Paul Ermak has learned a lot in five decades of teaching at Briar Cliff. So have his students. ...


Highlights from 2016 Hall of Fame Weekend

Jan 25, 2016

In addition to honoring the newest inductees into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame, nearly 100 former basketball players returned to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Briar Cliff men's basketball. ...


Lunch with the Chargers raises more than $30K for student scholarships

Jan 25, 2016

Briar Cliff University served nearly 300 people and raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships at its annual "Lunch with the Chargers" events at Trattoria Fresco Restaurant. ...


BCU social work alum making a difference in rural Mississippi

Dec 16, 2015

Abigail Chihak ('15) has done a little bit of everything during her 10-month volunteer service at Excel Community and Learning Center to go home to Mt. Vernon, Iowa for Christmas. ...


BCU president checks off bucket list, raises money for scholarships

Dec 12, 2015

Bev Wharton had never heard "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" nor was she familiar with the dance moves rapper Silento's debut hit single inspired. ...


BCU education alum comes up with unique way to teach geography

Nov 5, 2015

States and capitals are a big part of the social studies curriculum for fourth graders, so teacher Amanda Elbert ('12) opted to introduce a project that made learning easier. ...


Three Charger basketball standouts to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2015

Three former Briar Cliff University basketball standouts will be inducted into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame, the school has announced. ...


In new novel "Destiny's Spear," BCU grad traces trajectory of mythical weapon

Oct 3, 2015

It was the weapon that was wielded by Attila the Hun, the spear of choice of Charles the Great, the lance sought (but never found) by Napoleon, and an artifact reputedly stolen by Adolf Hitler. ...


Charger athletes team up with 7-year-old to battle pediatric cancer

Sep 26, 2015

Briar Cliff student athletes laced up gold shoestrings and wore gold jerseys for Kennedy — a local 7-year-old girl who is battling leukemia. ...


Homecoming royalty crowned at The Cliff

Sep 24, 2015

Seniors Reid Linden and Raina Bassett have been crowned Briar Cliff University’s 2015 Homecoming King and Queen. ...


Graduate nursing programs awarded half-million dollar grant

Sep 23, 2015

The Advanced Nursing Education Grant, which will be dispersed over the next three years, will help fund the “Francis Project” — a collaborative initiative between Briar Cliff and local health care providers aimed at providing better primary care in the region to those who need it most. ...


Briar Cliff honors the passing of coaching legend Ray Nacke

Sep 18, 2015

Briar Cliff University's legendary former basketball coach Ray Nacke, who guided the Charger men's basketball team to 22 consecutive winning seasons and forged BC's internationally renowned "Panama Pipeline," died on Sept. 16. He was 79. ...

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