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Dr. Hamid Shirvani Steps Down As Briar Cliff University President; Karstens given responsibility for day-to-day operations

Jul 26, 2017

Briar Cliff University announced today the resignation of Dr. Hamid Shirvani as president of the university.

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Briar Cliff University Dean's List announced for Spring 2017 semester

Jul 24, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 279 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 72 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff faculty member honored by Franciscan Federation

Jul 17, 2017

Sister Ruth Schock, associate professor of education, was named a 2017 Franciscan Federation Honoree at the Franciscan Federation’s Annual Federation Conference in June in Buffalo, New York. ...


Briar Cliff earns recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management

Jun 22, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s Master of Arts in Management degree program has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the master’s program’s human resource track, which aligns with SHRM’s Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. ...


Briar Cliff Announces New Board of Trustee Members

Jun 12, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Ron Bond, Dr. Gerald Combs and David Simmons have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


Briar Cliff ranked nation's most affordable online social work program

Jun 9, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree completion program is the most affordable of its kind in the nation, according to the annual rankings released by SR Education Group. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff University holds 86th commencement ceremony

May 20, 2017

Briar Cliff University hosted its 86th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff recognizes nursing majors, graduates and white coat recipients

May 19, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Nursing recognized 92 nursing majors and nurse practitioner students on May 18 during the 28th Annual Commitment to Professional Nursing and Pinning Ceremony, held in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace on campus. ...


Alumna Cy Wakeman to students: “Wisdom comes from questioning”

May 17, 2017

Briar Cliff University has awarded renowned author and motivational speaker Cynthia (Cy) Wakeman the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. ...


Briar Cliff students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 11, 2017

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence on May 12 at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony, held in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace on campus. ...


From same dorm to same schools, retiring BCU alumnae share rewarding careers

May 10, 2017

After four decades of teaching, Holly Mead and Penny Neswick aren't having a retirement party. They aren't taking a cruise, a trip or a shopping spree. ...


Briar Cliff University names Knealing provost, vice president for academic affairs

May 8, 2017

Dr. Todd Knealing has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at Briar Cliff University. ...


Community leader Roth to receive Briar Cliff Medal at 86th commencement ceremony

May 8, 2017

Briar Cliff University will present the Briar Cliff Medal at its 86th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. ...


Briar Cliff employees recognized with distinguished awards and milestones

May 5, 2017

Briar Cliff University proudly recognized three employees with distinguished awards during a ceremony on May 4, in the Stark Student Center on campus. ...


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. ...