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Briar Cliff to host award winning fiction writer

Sep 8, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a special reading of It Turns Out Like This by writer Stephen Coyne on Wednesday, September 20 at 7 pm in Meis Recital Hall on Briar Cliff’s campus. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Briar Cliff University Dean's List announced for Spring 2017 semester

Jul 24, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 279 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 72 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff ranked nation's most affordable online social work program

Jun 9, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree completion program is the most affordable of its kind in the nation, according to the annual rankings released by SR Education Group. ...


Briar Cliff University announces 2017 presidential scholars

May 23, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce four recipients of the full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, the highest scholarship awarded by Briar Cliff to incoming first-year students. ...


Briar Cliff University holds 86th commencement ceremony

May 20, 2017

Briar Cliff University hosted its 86th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff recognizes nursing majors, graduates and white coat recipients

May 19, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Nursing recognized 92 nursing majors and nurse practitioner students on May 18 during the 28th Annual Commitment to Professional Nursing and Pinning Ceremony, held in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace on campus. ...


Briar Cliff students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 11, 2017

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


Briar Cliff University names Knealing provost, vice president for academic affairs

May 8, 2017

Dr. Todd Knealing has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at Briar Cliff University. ...


Hogwarts on the hot seat: Examining the gender politics of Harry Potter

Apr 22, 2017

As a young girl growing up in Treynor, Iowa, Jamie Jacobsen remembered falling in love with all of the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books. ...


Briar Cliff announces commencement ceremonies, speakers and honored candidates for graduation

Apr 21, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff Review recognizes emerging writers and artists for 29 years

Mar 31, 2017

Tricia Currans-Sheehan loves the "new book smell" — the aroma of the ink that lingers on freshly printed editions of The Briar Cliff Review, the internationally renowned literary magazine she has been editing for nearly three decades. ...


Four Briar Cliff students to present at Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference

Mar 30, 2017

Four Briar Cliff University students will present research papers on April 3 at the 5th Annual Spanish Undergraduate Research (SUR) Conference. ...


BCU professors, students are fighting bacteria with prairie turnips

Mar 18, 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. ...


BCU student to present at international literature and writing convention

Mar 17, 2017

Art and writing double major Sonia Perea-Morales has been selected to present her work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. ...


Nationally renowned psychologist, motivational speaker to keynote health care conference at Briar Cliff

Mar 7, 2017

With a jovial personality as colorful as the Toltec medicine necklace he often wears around his neck, Dr. Roberto Dansie is an easy man to like. ...


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. ...