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Briar Cliff appoints V.P. for Finance and Administration

Dec 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Ken Rueter has been appointed vice president for administration and finance.

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Briar Cliff alumnus at the helm of Sioux City's Sanford Center

Nov 21, 2016

The Sanford Center is known for programs that seek to halt the growth of gangs in the city, and runs after-school and summer programs. ...


Briar Cliff unveils display honoring faculty emeriti

Nov 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University unveiled a permanent display honoring its faculty emeriti on Nov. 18 during a ceremony on campus. ...


University presents “A Briar Cliff Christmas”

Nov 17, 2016

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Music will present “A Briar Cliff Christmas,” Siouxland’s premier holiday choral celebration, on Dec. 3 at the Bishop Heelan Fine Arts Center. ...


Briar Cliff dedicates Sisters of St. Francis Prayer and Reflection Garden

Oct 3, 2016

Briar Cliff University held a dedication ceremony on Oct. 2 for the new Sisters of Saint Francis Prayer and Reflection Garden on campus. ...


2016 homecoming royalty crowned at Briar Cliff

Sep 30, 2016

Briar Cliff students Shane Graves and Katelin Langel were crowned the University’s 2016 homecoming king and queen on Friday at a coronation ceremony inside the Newman Flanagan Center on campus. ...


“Angel” BCU alum sees that another Charger can fly home for Christmas

Sep 21, 2016

The woman looked at Jennifer and admitted, "This is no mistake. You're going home for Christmas, honey." Jennifer looked down. The woman had handed Jennifer a wad of cash. It came to $650. ...


‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home. ...


Briar Cliff once again honored as “Champions of Character” institution

Sep 12, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Briar Cliff as a “Five-Star Champions of Character Institution” for the sixth straight year. ...


Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises record amount for student scholarships

Aug 13, 2016

The annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic, held by Briar Cliff University on Aug. 1 at the Sioux City Country Club, raised a record amount this year. Supporters generated more than $70,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Briar Cliff University fund for student scholarships. ...


BCU alum, medication historian, helps prevent adverse drug interactions

Jun 24, 2016

Being a medication historian is more of an art than a science — just ask BCU alum Martin Cortez '12. ...


Chicago social work pioneer receives BCU's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

May 23, 2016

Nationally renowned social worker "Bernie" Wong graduated from Briar Cliff knowing she wanted to make a difference in the world around her. ...


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! ...


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's President Wharton leaves a legacy of growth and care

May 16, 2016

As president of Briar Cliff University, Bev Wharton was never afraid to put her face out around campus – sometimes literally. ...


Briar Cliff to recognize community leaders at graduation ceremony

May 6, 2016

Briar Cliff will present its annual community awards on May 21 at the University's 85th commencement ceremony inside the Orpheum Theater. ...

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