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Siouxland entrepreneurs make a splash at annual “Swimming with the Sharks” competition at Briar Cliff

Feb 21, 2019

Five finalists vied for mini-grants valued up to $4,000 to go towards starting or growing a business in Siouxland at “Swimming with the Sharks” on Wednesday, February 20 at Briar Cliff University.

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Briar Cliff cultural responsivity conference will address Iowa’s changing population

Feb 18, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its third annual cultural awareness conference, “Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy” on Wednesday, April 3 at the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The conference will focus on providing culturally responsive services in the rapidly changing state of Iowa with a keynote address from Dr. Mark Grey, Director of the University of Northern Iowa: Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. ...


Briar Cliff announces new board of trustees

Feb 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of Gail Bernstein and Sr. Renae Hohensee to the University’s board of trustees. ...


Briar Cliff assistant professor of social work appointed to Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board

Feb 12, 2019

Melanie Berte-Hickey, assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University, has been appointed to the Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board (CSWNA). ...


February 7 Mass & Confessions Cancelled

Feb 7, 2019

Due to hazardous winter weather conditions, confessions at 8:15 p.m. and Mass at 9 p.m. are cancelled on Thursday, February 7. ...


Briar Cliff named among nation's top Military Friendly schools

Feb 6, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been named among the nation’s top schools for veterans and their families by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned company connecting the military community to civilian employment and educational opportunities. ...


February 3 Sunday Mass Schedule Change

Jan 31, 2019

Sunday Mass on February 3, 2019 will be at 4 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. ...


Student Blog: A Chance to Grow in Honduras

Jan 25, 2019

Zach Sortino '19 knew that the mission trip to Honduras would change lives. He didn't know that his life would be one of them. Read about his inspiring journey. ...


Briar Cliff receives $2 million endowment from Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Jan 24, 2019

On January 24, Briar Cliff announced a $2 million endowment by the Sisters of St. Francis establishing the Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Theology. The legacy gift is one of the largest in the University’s history and the first time an endowed chair has been gifted to Briar Cliff. ...


Doody joins BCU as Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator

Jan 24, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the addition of Sr. Pat Doody as the University’s new Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator. ...


Briar Cliff lecture series to explore challenges faced by immigrant and refugee learners

Jan 23, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its annual Prairie Fire Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on March 26 in the St. Francis Center on the Briar Cliff campus. This year’s presentation, “This Is Me,” will highlight the unique challenges immigrant and refugee learners face and strategies to assist them. ...


Briar Cliff’s ‘Lunch with the Chargers’ raises $15K for student scholarships

Jan 22, 2019

Briar Cliff University raised $15,106 at its annual “Lunch with the Chargers” event on January 18 at M’s on 4th Restaurant in downtown Sioux City. All proceeds went directly to the student scholarship fund at Briar Cliff. ...


Ninth Annual Entrepalooza celebrates entrepreneurship in Siouxland

Jan 21, 2019

A multitude of Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, an eight-day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland. ...


How to Earn a Scholarship in Less Than 30 Minutes

Jan 15, 2019

Did you know incoming and current students can apply for Briar Cliff scholarships? There are over 200 Annual and Endowed scholarships available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are currently enrolled full-time taking campus-based classes. Follow these 5 simple steps to be considered for a scholarship for the next semester. Apply now! ...


Briar Cliff announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

Jan 14, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce 345 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, including 92 students who achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff’s annual ‘Lunch with the Chargers’ celebrates Charger athletics and scholarships

Jan 14, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its annual “Lunch with the Chargers” on Friday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at M’s on 4th Restaurant in downtown Sioux City. ...