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‘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.

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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. ...


Online Briar Cliff 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 clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured get physical therapy

Jun 30, 2016

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 ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff Enactus team shines on the national stage, again

May 17, 2016

For the 13th straight year, the Briar Cliff University Enactus team qualified for the National Enactus Exposition, held May 16 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. ...


A Mother's Day message heavy on education, sacrifice

May 7, 2016

Jessica Guzman Mata, the oldest of five children, credits her mother for paving the way for her to become the first in her family to attend college. ...


Correct term: "zombie" or "living impaired person"? Briar Cliff students discuss ...

Apr 30, 2016

Briar Cliff students discuss horror in literature during a three-credit course taught by BCU assistant English professor Matthew Pangborn. ...


Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

Apr 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president. ...


SPRING BREAK BLOG: Sister Janet and 3 black belts, on a mission in Mississippi

Mar 10, 2016

Three Briar Cliff students (who also happen to be martial arts experts) blog about Spring Break in Morton, Miss., where they're tutoring at an after-school program for disadvantaged youth. ...


BCU's online social work program ranked among nation's best

Feb 18, 2016

Briar Cliff's online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program is ranked No. 6 among the “Best Online Social Work Programs” nationwide, according to Affordable Colleges Online. ...


Four important things to understand about Financial Aid

Dec 1, 2015

If you are or have a college student, there are a few basic, very important concepts you should understand about financial aid. ...


BCU education alum comes up with unique way to teach geography

Nov 5, 2015

States and capitals are a big part of the social studies curriculum for fourth graders, so teacher Amanda Elbert ('12) opted to introduce a project that made learning easier. ...


Briar Cliff ranked No. 2 in list of Iowa's Best Online Colleges

Nov 3, 2015

Briar Cliff University is ranked No. 2 in a list of the 2015-16 "Best Online Colleges in Iowa," according to a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information. ...


Short stories, big talent: Briar Cliff Review gives emerging writers first exposure

Oct 31, 2015

For the past 28 years, the Briar Cliff Review has become an internationally-renowned literary magazine that gives up-and-coming writers and artists their first major exposure. ...


In new novel "Destiny's Spear," BCU grad traces trajectory of mythical weapon

Oct 3, 2015

It was the weapon that was wielded by Attila the Hun, the spear of choice of Charles the Great, the lance sought (but never found) by Napoleon, and an artifact reputedly stolen by Adolf Hitler. ...

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