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Aug 13, 2018

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Briar Cliff announces Presidential Scholarship recipients

Aug 9, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce Brady Brockhaus, Creighton, Nebraska; Madison Ellis, Omaha, Nebraska; Samantha Zeleny, Gretna, Nebraska; and Sophie Kramper, Ponca, Nebraska, are recipients of the university’s Presidential Scholarship. ...


Briar Cliff University ranked among best online colleges in Iowa

Aug 2, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the best online colleges in Iowa by TheBestSchools.org. ...


Siouxland all-state choir hopefuls to perform concert

Aug 2, 2018

High school singers attending Briar Cliff University’s Pre-All-State Choral Music Camp will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Bishop Heelan High School Fine Arts Building. The event is free and open to public. ...


President Rachelle Karstens

Briar Cliff University names Rachelle Karstens as New University President

Jul 31, 2018

Briar Cliff University announced today the appointment of Rachelle Karstens as the 11th president of the University. ...


Briar Cliff’s social work program reaffirms accreditation

Jul 24, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has reaffirmed accreditation for its baccalaureate social work program for the next eight years. Briar Cliff’s social work program has been accredited by the CSWE since 1974. ...


Briar Cliff's Bachelor of Social Work program ranked among top programs

Jul 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University's online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program has been ranked among the top online BSW programs by OnlineCourseReport.com. ...


Briar Cliff honored among National Colleges of Distinction

Jul 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. ...


Briar Cliff announces new appointment

Jul 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Matt Thomsen has been appointed as Vice President for Enrollment Management on the University’s President’s Cabinet under the leadership of Interim President Rachelle Karstens. ...


Sisters of St. Francis Ruth Schock and Mary Jane Koenigs celebrate Dubuque Franciscan jubilees

Jun 19, 2018

Sister Ruth Schock and Sister Mary Jane Koenigs are celebrating milestone Dubuque Franciscan jubilees this year. ...


Briar Cliff announces spring Dean's List

Jun 18, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. ...


BCU Social Work student Kari Johnson

Briar Cliff student receives United Way grant for single mother support group

Jun 14, 2018

Kari Johnson, a social work student at Briar Cliff University, was approved for a $5,000 grant from United Way of Siouxland for a single mother support group. ...


BCU Basketball alumna Mary Schrad

Basketball "Trailblazer" Mary Schrad ('78) inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Jun 9, 2018

Briar Cliff alumna and standout basketball player Mary Schrad ('78) was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 9, as part of its 2018 Induction Ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee. ...


Briar Cliff University selected to join national Consortium focused on preparing faculty with career guidance skills

May 23, 2018

A cohort of Briar Cliff faculty members will enroll in ACUE’s new course, “Career Readiness and 21st-Century Skills.” The course is based on more than 30 years of research that document the evidence-based teaching practices that have been shown to improve student outcomes while also providing course-embedded career guidance. ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 21, 2018

Briar Cliff University hosted its 87th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The ceremony honored the University’s 2018 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff’s DPT program receives national accreditation

May 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Physical Therapy has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). ...