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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.

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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. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff, Musketeers hockey team up for strength training partnership

Oct 14, 2016

Tyler Westhoff can celebrate the best of both worlds. He gets to take part in Sioux City Musketeers games, but won’t have the bumps and bruises to show from it. ...


Briar Cliff’s online social work program ranked among nation’s best

Oct 10, 2016

Briar Cliff University is ranked ninth on a list of the nation’s top online Bachelor of Social Work degrees, according to the annual “College Choice” website report. ...


Iowa author speaks at Briar Cliff, recalls teen years spent in Ethiopia

Oct 6, 2016

At its core, a good memoir is like the lens of a camera. So says Tim Bascom, the Iowa author who spoke recently at Briar Cliff University. ...


‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home. ...


Social media, students and teachers: In BCU’s Department of Digital Media, the mix works

Sep 16, 2016

Kristen Perez used to avoid friending her students on Facebook. Now, if she gets a Facebook friend request from a familiar face in her class, she’s likely to accept. ...


Briar Cliff ranks among U.S. “Best Regional Colleges”

Sep 13, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s best regional colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2017” edition released today. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new faculty members

Aug 31, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the community: Dr. Assyad Al-Wreikat, Dr. Matt Dewald, Dr. David Hoferer, Nia Key, Dr. Gerald Kissel, Michael O’Byrne and Dr. Patricia Taylor. ...


Briar Cliff receives $75K grant for Professor of Music's artist-in-residence program

Aug 15, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation for $75,000, which the University will use to enrich the performing arts in the tri-state area through the work of Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music at BCU. ...


Briar Cliff receives $73K Gilchrist Foundation grant for theater renovations

Aug 12, 2016

A generous grant from the Gilchrist Foundation will go toward renovations to the theater building, Briar Cliff's primary facility for performing arts programs and public presentations for the campus community and the general public. ...


U.S. Dept. of Education awards $2.3M grant to Briar Cliff Talent Search Program

Aug 8, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Talent Search Program, which will identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. ...

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