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Briar Cliff announces annual faculty and staff awards

Dec 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual distinguished and service awards for faculty and staff of the University. Award winners were nominated by colleagues and announced at the University’s annual employee Christmas luncheon.

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Author highlights Briar Cliff professor’s teaching methods in new book

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff assistant professor of English Patricia Taylor has been featured in the book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching” by Josh Eyler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University. ...


Briar Cliff student receives Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award

Nov 8, 2018

Isiah Lysius, a senior Applied Health and Exercise Sciences major from Miami, FL, and president of Briar Cliff University’s Men of Color student organization, received the October 2018 Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among most affordable online colleges for social work

Oct 19, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for a bachelor’s in social work by the SR Education Group. ...


Briar Cliff nursing department attends Iowa Association of Nursing Students convention

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff nursing students Jamie Ramirez and Lauren Johnson were elected to the IANS Board of Directors at the convention. Ramirez was elected Vice President of the board and Johnson was elected Disaster Relief Director. Briar Cliff nursing faculty members Cathy Grimsley, assistant professor and Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director, and Heather Stehr, assistant professor, both received Outstanding Teacher Awards. ...


Hauer named 2018 physical therapist of the year

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University Doctor of Physical Therapy professor Patrick Hauer, PT, EdE, MHS, GCCP has been honored as the 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year by the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDAPTA). ...


U.S. News & World Report ranks Briar Cliff among best colleges in the Midwest

Sep 10, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among America’s best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Colleges” list released today. ...


Briar Cliff University ranked among top MSN programs

Sep 4, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the best Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs for 2018 by OnlineMasters.com. ...


Briar Cliff University ranked among best online colleges in Iowa

Aug 2, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the best online colleges in Iowa by TheBestSchools.org. ...


Briar Cliff honored among National Colleges of Distinction

Jul 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. ...


Briar Cliff University recognizes employees with distinguished, achievement honors

Dec 15, 2017

Briar Cliff University proudly recognized several employees with awards during a ceremony on December 15 in the St. Francis Center on BCU’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff ranks among U.S. best regional colleges

Sep 12, 2017

Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s best regional liberal arts colleges according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2018” edition released today. ...


Best Radiologic Technician Schools 2016-2017

Briar Cliff’s rad tech program ranked among nation’s best

Dec 1, 2016

Briar Cliff’s four-year radiologic technology program is ranked among the top 50 in the nation, according to an annual report by The Community for Accredited Online Schools. ...


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. ...


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. ...