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Iowa Private College Week

Briar Cliff University hosts campus tours for Iowa Private College Week

Jul 27, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a week of open houses and campus tours from July 31 through August 4 for high school students and their families for Iowa Private College Week.

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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. ...


2017 Bishop's Scholars

Diocese of Sioux City announces incoming Bishop's Scholars to Briar Cliff University

Apr 26, 2017

The scholarships to Briar Cliff University are awarded to students who exemplify initiative, demonstrate leadership in their community as well as have a strong academic performance and active faith life. ...


STUDENT BLOG: 5 things every high schooler should know about the college search process

Apr 13, 2017

The college search process can be daunting. Here are a few tips to get you started, from a BCU student who's been there. ...


Academic Peer Mentors

Students helping students: Briar Cliff's academic peer mentors provide support

Feb 20, 2017

Aaron Rife is many things at Briar Cliff University. One thing he’s not? Struggling in the classroom — at least not anymore. ...


Luz Moreno

Financial aid influences Class of ’21 student's decision to attend Briar Cliff

Feb 19, 2017

“I don’t want to spend life after college forever paying my student loan debt,” said Luz Moreno, a senior at North High School in Sioux City. ...


Briar Cliff Clinic

Pro-bono physical therapy clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured

Feb 18, 2017

Kelly Taylor laid on a gray, leather exam table while Briar Cliff University physical therapy student Sara Panek examined the bottom of his right foot ...


STUDENT BLOG: “Things I'm grateful for, after our mission trip to Honduras”

Jan 30, 2017

After 11 days on a mission trip to Honduras, student Sidney Marks reflected on the new perspective she has on life — including a few things she's especially thankful for: ...


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Briar Cliff named to president’s national community service honor roll

Oct 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. ...


International Students Briar Cliff

Why do international students come to Briar Cliff?

Sep 28, 2016

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Briar Cliff reports enrollment growth for new academic year

Sep 16, 2016

Briar Cliff has announced its highest undergraduate enrollment in 20 years, and highest diversity rate in the University's history. ...


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. ...


Pokemon at BCU

‘Pokemon Go’ reveals where virtual meets reality on the Briar Cliff campus

Jul 17, 2016

A passing rain shower couldn't keep Andrew from his virtual hunt for Pikachu, Squirtle and the other colorful characters from Pokemon Go on the Briar Cliff University campus. ...


Lexington Regional Health Center

FROM FLATLINE TO BOTTOM LINE: How one professor’s management strategy rescued a hospital in crisis

Jul 12, 2016

For one struggling, small-town hospital in the Midwest, the odds of survival were slim. ...


Deena Zadow IHERF Scholarship

Briar Cliff online nursing student earns statewide IHERF scholarship

Jul 5, 2016

Deena Zadow, a Registered Nurse (R.N.) at Hancock County Health System, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF). ...


Briar Cliff Presidential Scholars

Four students awarded full-tuition Presidential Scholarships to Briar Cliff

Jun 6, 2016

Briar Cliff is proud to announce new recipients of the Presidential Scholarship, the highest scholarship awarded to first-year students attending the University. ...