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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.

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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 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. ...


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. ...