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Briar Cliff announces commencement ceremonies, speakers and honored candidates for graduation

Apr 21, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Briar Cliff announces end-of-year student leadership award recipients

Apr 19, 2017

Briar Cliff University recognized its most outstanding student leaders, organizations and student advisor on April 19 at the annual “Step Up & Stand Out” Leadership Recognition Ceremony on campus. ...


Briar Cliff’s online degree completion programs recognized among nation’s best

Apr 6, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s online social work and nursing degree completion programs are each ranked among the Top 25 in the nation, according to an annual report by The Community for Accredited Online Schools. ...


Briar Cliff Review recognizes emerging writers and artists for 29 years

Mar 31, 2017

Tricia Currans-Sheehan loves the "new book smell" — the aroma of the ink that lingers on freshly printed editions of The Briar Cliff Review, the internationally renowned literary magazine she has been editing for nearly three decades. ...


Four Briar Cliff students to present at Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference

Mar 30, 2017

Four Briar Cliff University students will present research papers on April 3 at the 5th Annual Spanish Undergraduate Research (SUR) Conference. ...


Briar Cliff University receives 2017 "Best of Algona" award

Mar 29, 2017

Briar Cliff University has been selected for the 2017 Best of Algona Award in the Colleges & Universities category by the Algona Award Program. ...


Briar Cliff student, administrator honored as “Women of Excellence”

Mar 29, 2017

A Briar Cliff University student, Marissa Messinger, and BCU's vice president for university relations, Tina Stroud, were each honored on March 28 during the 33rd annual Women of Excellence recognition banquet at the Sioux City Convention Center. ...


BCU professors, students are fighting bacteria with prairie turnips

Mar 18, 2017

For the not so many people who have consumed them, Psoralea esculenta, or prairie turnips, are not considered to be the stuff of fine dining. ...


BCU student to present at international literature and writing convention

Mar 17, 2017

Art and writing double major Sonia Perea-Morales has been selected to present her work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. ...


Briar Cliff University announces new athletic director

Mar 15, 2017

Today, Briar Cliff University is excited to announce the hiring of new athletic director Nic Nelson. ...


Nationally renowned psychologist, motivational speaker to keynote health care conference at Briar Cliff

Mar 7, 2017

With a jovial personality as colorful as the Toltec medicine necklace he often wears around his neck, Dr. Roberto Dansie is an easy man to like. ...


Briar Cliff professor receives national physical therapy service award

Mar 2, 2017

Briar Cliff University professor Sue Klappa has been named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the Promotion of Social Responsibility in Physical Therapy. ...


“Swimming with the Sharks” entrepreneurs awarded $4,000 for business ideas

Feb 23, 2017

Local entrepreneurs were awarded $4,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2017 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest, held Feb. 23 at Briar Cliff University. ...


Students helping students: Briar Cliff's academic peer mentors provide support

Feb 20, 2017

Aaron Rife is many things at Briar Cliff University. One thing he’s not? Struggling in the classroom — at least not anymore. ...


Financial aid influences Class of ’21 student's decision to attend Briar Cliff

Feb 19, 2017

“I don’t want to spend life after college forever paying my student loan debt,” said Luz Moreno, a senior at North High School in Sioux City. ...


Pro-bono physical therapy clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured

Feb 18, 2017

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 ...