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‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home.

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Briar Cliff reports enrollment growth for new academic year

Sep 16, 2016

Briar Cliff has announced its highest undergraduate enrollment in 20 years, and highest diversity rate in the University's history. ...


Briar Cliff ranks among U.S. “Best Regional Colleges”

Sep 13, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s best regional colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2017” edition released today. ...


Briar Cliff once again honored as “Champions of Character” institution

Sep 12, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Briar Cliff as a “Five-Star Champions of Character Institution” for the sixth straight year. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new faculty members

Aug 31, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the community: Dr. Assyad Al-Wreikat, Dr. Matt Dewald, Dr. David Hoferer, Nia Key, Dr. Gerald Kissel, Michael O’Byrne and Dr. Patricia Taylor. ...


Briar Cliff receives $75K grant for Professor of Music's artist-in-residence program

Aug 15, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation for $75,000, which the University will use to enrich the performing arts in the tri-state area through the work of Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music at BCU. ...


Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises record amount for student scholarships

Aug 13, 2016

The annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic, held by Briar Cliff University on Aug. 1 at the Sioux City Country Club, raised a record amount this year. Supporters generated more than $70,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Briar Cliff University fund for student scholarships. ...


Briar Cliff receives $73K Gilchrist Foundation grant for theater renovations

Aug 12, 2016

A generous grant from the Gilchrist Foundation will go toward renovations to the theater building, Briar Cliff's primary facility for performing arts programs and public presentations for the campus community and the general public. ...


U.S. Dept. of Education awards $2.3M grant to Briar Cliff Talent Search Program

Aug 8, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Talent Search Program, which will identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. ...


BCU kinesiology director recovers from traffic injuries, wins national acclaim

Aug 3, 2016

Andrew Shim appreciates a good challenge, even though sometimes those challenges pit him against seemingly insurmountable odds. ...


‘Pokemon Go’ reveals where virtual meets reality on the Briar Cliff campus

Jul 17, 2016

A passing rain shower couldn't keep Andrew from his virtual hunt for Pikachu, Squirtle and the other colorful characters from Pokemon Go on the Briar Cliff University campus. ...


FROM FLATLINE TO BOTTOM LINE: How one professor’s management strategy rescued a hospital in crisis

Jul 12, 2016

For one struggling, small-town hospital in the Midwest, the odds of survival were slim. ...


Briar Cliff online nursing student earns statewide IHERF scholarship

Jul 5, 2016

Deena Zadow, a Registered Nurse (R.N.) at Hancock County Health System, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF). ...


Dean's List announced for Spring 2016 semester

Jul 1, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce t 328 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2015-16 academic year, including 88 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured get physical therapy

Jun 30, 2016

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 ...


BCU alum, medication historian, helps prevent adverse drug interactions

Jun 24, 2016

Being a medication historian is more of an art than a science — just ask BCU alum Martin Cortez '12. ...

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