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Matt Thomsen and Louise Paskey

Briar Cliff announces new appointments

Feb 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce two new appointments to the University’s President’s Cabinet under the leadership of Interim President Rachelle Karstens.

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Briar Cliff 2018 Graduation Ceremony to be held on May 12, 2018

Feb 7, 2018

Briar Cliff's 87th commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Newman Flanagan Center. ...


Lunch with the Chargers raises $18K for BCU student scholarships

Feb 7, 2018

Briar Cliff University raised $18,306 at its annual “Lunch with the Chargers” event. ...


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Karstens named interim president at Briar Cliff

Feb 6, 2018

The Board of Trustees has voted to name Rachelle Karstens as Interim President of Briar Cliff. Karstens has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the University in her role as Executive Vice President, a role she assumed in the summer of 2017. ...


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STUDENT BLOG: You know you're a BCU student when… (part 2)

Feb 5, 2018

Just another day in the life of the Briar Cliff Charger! ...


Annual Entrepalooza celebrates entrepreneurship in Siouxland

Jan 24, 2018

A multitude of Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, an eight-day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland. This year's Entrepalooza takes place from Feb. 12 to 22. ...


Update: Classes, offices closed on Tuesday, January 23

Jan 23, 2018

Update: Classes and offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. ...


Classes cancelled due to weather, January 22

Jan 22, 2018

Classes cancelled January 22 due to inclement weather. ...


Briar Cliff signs RN-BSN articulation agreement with Iowa Lakes Community College

Jan 15, 2018

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa, allowing students with an associate’s degree in nursing to conveniently complete their BSN through Briar Cliff. ...


Engaging students from a distance

Jan 10, 2018

Sending a student off to college is a major life change for the student, but also friends and family that are a part of the student’s life. The beginning of the year is full of celebration and energy. Now that we are nearly half way through the fall semester and approaching mid-terms, your student may be missing home or feeling some extra stress. ...


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Briar Cliff online Master's in Nursing program ranked among best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Jan 9, 2018

Briar Cliff's online Master's in Nursing program has been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. ...


Briar Cliff University announces Dean's List

Dec 22, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 365 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, including 95 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


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Briar Cliff's online Bachelor of Social Work program ranked among the best programs

Dec 20, 2017

Briar Cliff's online Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW) program has been ranked among the best in the nation by Best MSW Programs. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among best colleges for nursing majors in Iowa

Dec 20, 2017

Briar Cliff has been ranked among the best colleges for nursing majors in Iowa by Zippia. ...


Briar Cliff and Northwest Iowa Community College articulation agreement

Briar Cliff signs RN-BSN articulation agreement with Northwest Iowa Communinty College

Dec 19, 2017

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa, allowing students with an associate’s degree in nursing to conveniently complete their BSN through Briar Cliff. ...


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. ...