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“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.

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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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


Department of Social Work supports 14th Annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children

Nov 18, 2016

Advocates for Native American children will host a free educational workshop on Nov. 22 at Briar Cliff University, leading up to the 14th annual “Memorial March to Honor Lost Children.” ...


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. ...


New special education program will address shortage in community

Nov 14, 2016

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Briar Cliff ranked among nation's Top 10 Catholic online colleges

Oct 26, 2016

Briar Cliff University is ranked No. 10 on a list of the nation’s top Catholic online colleges, according to an annual report by the website OnlineColleges.com. ...


Briar Cliff nursing programs earn reaccreditation

Oct 24, 2016

The nursing degree programs at Briar Cliff University have been reaccredited through the year 2026 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. ...


‘Human library’ at Briar Cliff emphasizes diversity, understanding and personal interaction

Oct 23, 2016

With multiple piercings and tattoos, Eva Nieto is used to people staring in her direction. ...