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Briar Cliff University announces new head football coach

Feb 14, 2017

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce the hiring of the new head football coach, Dennis E. Wagner.

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Briar Cliff University announces new Board of Trustee members

Feb 13, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Moses D. Elam, M.D. and Mark D. Schuett have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


Business students at Briar Cliff kick off 2017 Entrepalooza

Feb 12, 2017

Historically, Sioux City has had a low rate of business starts, something the 20 local sponsors behind Entrepalooza want to improve upon. ...


Briar Cliff University Dean's List announced for Fall 2016 semester

Feb 6, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 293 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 81 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


“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: ...


Dr. Shirvani reflects on his first semester leading Briar Cliff University

Jan 26, 2017

The recently appointed president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City insists every day brings a smile to his face. ...


Burning paper dolls? BCU students from Ecuador describe unique New Year's tradition

Jan 1, 2017

Ecuador’s Ano Viejo (New Year) is a colorful celebration often complete with fireworks and a host of goodwill shared by neighbors and family members. Central to the Ecuadorian celebration of the New Year is the burning of paper-filled dolls. ...


Briar Cliff professor, kinesiology students develop ramp to gauge fall risk in seniors

Dec 23, 2016

Susan Peete knows how dangerous a fall can be. The 72-year-old Sioux City woman once suffered a broken nose, split lip and an injured tooth when she lost her balance. ...


BCU students, staff host annual Christmas party for those with special needs

Dec 8, 2016

Briar Cliff students, faculty and staff hosted their annual “Christmas Party for People with Disabilities,” in the Saint Francis Center on campus. ...


Briar Cliff appoints V.P. for Finance and Administration

Dec 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Ken Rueter has been appointed vice president for administration and finance. ...


BCU president, Dr. Shirvani, makes appearance on KSCJ’s ‘Grow Siouxland’

Dec 3, 2016

Recently Dr. Hamid Shirvani, president of Briar Cliff, was a guest on the “Grow Siouxland” radio program and discussed everything from his personal upbringing in Iran to his five-year plan for BCU. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff alumnus at the helm of Sioux City's Sanford Center

Nov 21, 2016

The Sanford Center is known for programs that seek to halt the growth of gangs in the city, and runs after-school and summer programs. ...


Briar Cliff unveils display honoring faculty emeriti

Nov 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University unveiled a permanent display honoring its faculty emeriti on Nov. 18 during a ceremony on campus. ...


Department of Social Work supports 14th Annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children

Nov 18, 2016

Advocates for Native American children will host a free educational workshop on Nov. 22 at Briar Cliff University, leading up to the 14th annual “Memorial March to Honor Lost Children.” ...


University presents “A Briar Cliff Christmas”

Nov 17, 2016

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Music will present “A Briar Cliff Christmas,” Siouxland’s premier holiday choral celebration, on Dec. 3 at the Bishop Heelan Fine Arts Center. ...