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Briar Cliff announces new Master of Science in Nursing program for Psychiatric Mental Health

Jun 26, 2019

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff University revealed its newest nursing program, the Master of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, at a press conference on June 26 on Briar Cliff’s campus.

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Briar Cliff Enactus team competes at 2019 Enactus United States National Exposition

May 24, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Enactus team competed in the semifinals of the 2019 Enactus United States National Exposition, ranking among the top 16 teams in the nation. ...


Briar Cliff to attend Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association Inaugural Faculty Summer Institute

May 23, 2019

The Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association will host Connections, an inaugural summer institute for member institution faculty. Members from the six Iowa Catholic member institutions will be in attendance including Briar Cliff University. ...


Summer Break Mass

May 21, 2019

There will be no mass on campus during the summer break. Mass will resume on Sunday, August 4. ...


Briar Cliff announces new athletic director

May 16, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the hiring of new athletic director Nic Scandrett. ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. During the commencement ceremony, Briar Cliff University President Rachelle L. Karstens conferred degrees to 279 candidates. ...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Ikram Omar

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Ikram Omar's story. ...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Olivia Matz

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Olivia Matz's story. ...


Briar Cliff announces alumni award recipients

May 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University recognized two alumni with its annual Alumni Awards on May 7 at Toast to the Tassel, an event celebrating the graduating class. Jane Shey (’79) received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Jake Rosenmeyer (’15) received the GOLD Alumni Award. ...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Jordyn Lamoureux

May 8, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Jordyn Lamoureux's story. ...


Briar Cliff University faculty receive National Credential in Teaching Excellence

May 6, 2019

Faculty members at Briar Cliff University were recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 1 for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE). ...


Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching presents annual awards

May 6, 2019

Briar Cliff University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) presented its annual awards on May 1 to faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the Center’s mission over the past academic year. The awards ceremony, nicknamed the “CELTies,” honored 48 Briar Cliff employees. ...


Student Blog: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2019

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Jane Mattingly ('19) shared a letter to a professor who changed her life during her time at The Cliff. ...


BCUnite: United in mission, values and Charger pride

May 2, 2019

BCUnite is an annual day of giving with one goal: to raise dollars for Briar Cliff University’s annual scholarship fund. Ultimately, we want to support all students interested in attending Briar Cliff by providing them access to education. ...


Student Blog: A Survival Guide to Studying

May 1, 2019

If you realize you have many hours of studying to do with only a few days (or less) before an important test, don’t worry. You’ll get through this. You will survive. ...


Briar Cliff University presents spring choral concert “Seasons of Love”

Apr 25, 2019

The Briar Cliff University choirs, under the direction of Dr. Sean Burton and accompanied by Dr. Jeremy Owens, will present their spring concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the Sioux City Art Center. ...