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Briar Cliff University Recognized for 5 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

Dec 10, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been awarded top ranking status for multiple degree programs by Intelligent.com. Briar Cliff University was listed amongst hundreds of other competing institutions across the nation.

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Briar Cliff Adds Nursing Faculty

Sep 5, 2019

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


Social Work professor publishes book chapter

Aug 21, 2019

Briar Cliff assistant professor of social work Sara Staver has recently published a chapter in the book, Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 62 Professionals Tell “Real-Life” Stories From Social Work Practice (5th edition). ...


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. ...


Student Teaching and the Professional Development School at Briar Cliff

Aug 5, 2019

The Professional Development School at Briar Cliff University is a collaborative relationship between the Briar Cliff University Teacher Preparation Program and Leeds Elementary School. We spoke to some cooperating teachers working with our PDS and student teachers about the importance of these hands-on learning experiences. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among top RN-BSN online programs in Iowa

Aug 5, 2019

Briar Cliff University’s online RN-BSN program has been ranked among the top 10 online RN to BSN programs in Iowa by www.toprntobsn.com. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among top affordable online Christian colleges

Jul 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the top 60 affordable online Christian colleges by Great Value Colleges. ...


Briar Cliff announces spring Dean’s List

Jul 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce 338 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, including 109 students who achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff’s online Bachelor’s in Social Work program named among top programs

Jul 2, 2019

The online Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) program at Briar Cliff University has been named among the best online Bachelor of Social Work programs by BestColleges, a HigherEducation.com partner. ...


Graduate business programs at Briar Cliff recognized in national college rankings for affordability

Jul 1, 2019

Four of the online graduate business programs at Briar Cliff University have been recognized among the most affordable in the nation by OnlineU, an SR Education Group product that enables students to compare all online colleges in the United States. ...


Briar Cliff announces new Master of Science in Nursing program for Psychiatric Mental Health

Jun 26, 2019

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff University revealed its newest nursing program, the Master of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, at a press conference on June 26 on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. During the commencement ceremony, Briar Cliff University President Rachelle L. Karstens conferred degrees to 279 candidates. ...


Briar Cliff University faculty receive National Credential in Teaching Excellence

May 6, 2019

Faculty members at Briar Cliff University were recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 1 for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE). ...


Briar Cliff music professor contributes resource guides to music textbook

Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Sean Burton, Director of Choral Activities and chair of the Department of Music at Briar Cliff University, contributed five resource guides to Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir - Volume 5 earlier this year. ...


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. ...