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BCU professors, students are fighting bacteria with prairie turnips

Mar 4, 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.

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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. ...


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. ...


Social media, students and teachers: In BCU’s Department of Digital Media, the mix works

Sep 16, 2016

Kristen Perez used to avoid friending her students on Facebook. Now, if she gets a Facebook friend request from a familiar face in her class, she’s likely to accept. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new faculty members

Aug 31, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the community: Dr. Assyad Al-Wreikat, Dr. Matt Dewald, Dr. David Hoferer, Nia Key, Dr. Gerald Kissel, Michael O’Byrne and Dr. Patricia Taylor. ...


Briar Cliff receives $75K grant for Professor of Music's artist-in-residence program

Aug 15, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation for $75,000, which the University will use to enrich the performing arts in the tri-state area through the work of Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music at BCU. ...


BCU kinesiology director recovers from traffic injuries, wins national acclaim

Aug 3, 2016

Andrew Shim appreciates a good challenge, even though sometimes those challenges pit him against seemingly insurmountable odds. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes Dr. Klappa, professor of physical therapy

Jul 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce Dr. Sue Klappa as a new faculty member on campus. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes Dr. Michael Waller, associate professor of kinesiology

Jul 19, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce new faculty member Dr. Michael Waller to campus. ...


Dr. Andrew Shim, Briar Cliff Professor, Named Director of the Year at the 39th Annual NSCA National Conference

Jul 18, 2016

Health and fitness professionals from across the world converged at the NSCA’s National Conference on July 6, 2016 in New Orleans, LA to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning. One of the many exciting events held during the conference was the Award Ceremonies where the distinctive honor of State/Provincial Director of the Year was bestowed to Dr. Andrew Shim, professor and graduate program director of kinesiology and human performance at Briar Cliff University. ...


FROM FLATLINE TO BOTTOM LINE: How one professor’s management strategy rescued a hospital in crisis

Jul 12, 2016

For one struggling, small-town hospital in the Midwest, the odds of survival were slim. ...


Associate professor featured in Michael Warren Contemporary Art Show

Jun 13, 2016

Briar Cliff University is proud to recognize Jeff Baldus, associate professor, for his featured placement in the Michael Warren Contemporary show, “Tree Stories.” ...


BCU students, faculty present at behavior analysis convention in Chicago

May 27, 2016

A group of Briar Cliff graduate students and professors presented their research on May 25-27 at the 42nd annual Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Convention in Chicago, Ill. ...


10-year-old prodigy, student of BCU professor, plays for a grand piano

May 21, 2016

In front of a grand piano, James Gates always knows how to hit the right notes. ...


BCU instructor’s research on elderly depression to be presented

Feb 19, 2016

Lee Elliott, assistant professor of business administration at Briar Cliff University, will have his research on an alternative treatment method for elderly depression presented on April 14-16 at the annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association convention. ...


New doctoral program addresses Siouxland's need for physical therapy care

Feb 6, 2016

What started as an idea on paper about five years ago has now evolved into a state-of-the-art facility and graduate program. ...