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Briar Cliff Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Oct 2, 2020

Briar Cliff University is excited to welcome new faces and talents to campus.

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STUDENT BLOG: What to do Before Classes Start

Aug 17, 2020

Ch-ch-ch-ch-chaaaanges. The transition to college can be scary/exciting/anxiety inducing/thrilling/overwhelming, this year especially. Whether you’ve visited the Cliff in person or virtually, there’s just some things you won’t be prepared for. Here’s a list of some to-do’s before the first day of classes. ...


Briar Cliff Social Work Professor Publishes Article

Jun 25, 2020

Liz Rembold, social work professor and department chair recently had an article published in Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. ...


Briar Cliff Announces Spring 2020 Dean’s List

May 20, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce 365 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, including 130 students who achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


STUDENT BLOG: Kick Procrastination to the Curb

Jan 28, 2020

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Briar Cliff signs social work articulation agreement with Little Priest Tribal College

Jan 27, 2020

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) of Winnebago, Nebraska, allowing students with an associate degree in liberal arts to conveniently complete their Bachelor of Social Work degree through Briar Cliff. ...


Briar Cliff Announces Fall 2019 Dean's List

Jan 23, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce 318 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, including 93 students who achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff Adds Nursing Faculty

Sep 5, 2019

Briar Cliff is excited to welcome two new faculty to the nursing program. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new hires

Aug 12, 2019

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the hiring of three new faculty and staff members: Jamie Kelley, Suzie Fischer and Cortni Krusemark. ...


Briar Cliff symposium to celebrate faith, learning and service

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host a unique faculty symposium in recognition of the inauguration of Rachelle L. Karstens as the University’s eleventh president on Wednesday, April 24 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff Honors Program presents lecture series

Mar 29, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Honors Program will host their bi-annual lecture series on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm in Saint Francis Center on the University’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among top online business administration programs

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been recognized among the top schools in the nation by Business-Management-Degree.net for its online business administration program. ...


Longtime Briar Cliff faculty members to retire

Mar 25, 2019

Sister Shirley Fineran and Chuck Shaffer are retiring this year after decades of service at Briar Cliff University. Fineran and Shaffer have both worked at Briar Cliff for over 20 years. ...


Briar Cliff receives $2 million endowment from Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Jan 24, 2019

On January 24, Briar Cliff announced a $2 million endowment by the Sisters of St. Francis establishing the Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Theology. The legacy gift is one of the largest in the University’s history and the first time an endowed chair has been gifted to Briar Cliff. ...


Student Blog: Tips for Finals Week

Dec 7, 2018

Are you ready for Finals Week? Check out these tips from Elise Berg ('19)! ...