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Dec 7, 2018

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Richard Steinbach prepares for Carnegie Hall performance

Dec 3, 2018

Richard Steinbach, pianist and professor of music at Briar Cliff University, will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday, June 7, 2019. This will be Steinbach’s second appearance at Carnegie Hall since 2015. ...


Briar Cliff professor authors book on eighteenth-century American perspectives

Nov 19, 2018

Matthew Pangborn, associate professor of English and writing at Briar Cliff University, has recently authored a book examining late 18th and early 19th-century narratives by Americans writing from the imagined perspective of fictive Eastern travelers. ...


Author highlights Briar Cliff professor’s teaching methods in new book

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff assistant professor of English Patricia Taylor has been featured in the book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching” by Josh Eyler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University. ...


Briar Cliff University presents annual Christmas concert

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University’s music department will present “A Briar Cliff Christmas,” an annual Briar Cliff holiday choral celebration, on Saturday, December 1 at Our Lady of Grace Chapel on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Obermeyer named Director of Resource Development, Special Projects at Briar Cliff

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the promotion of Larry Obermeyer to Director of Resource Development and Special Projects for the University ...


Briar Cliff student receives Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award

Nov 8, 2018

Isiah Lysius, a senior Applied Health and Exercise Sciences major from Miami, FL, and president of Briar Cliff University’s Men of Color student organization, received the October 2018 Seaboard Triumph Jefferson Award. ...


Briar Cliff invites Siouxland families to annual “Trunk or Treat” event

Oct 29, 2018

The Briar Cliff Athletic Department, along with the Charger athletic teams, will host a "Trunk or Treat" Halloween event, Halloween night, on the Briar Cliff University campus. ...


BCU’s Erin Small named 2018 Way Up Conference scholarship recipient

Oct 26, 2018

Erin Small, Director of New Student Programs at Briar Cliff University, has been awarded the Carol Rocklin Kay Memorial Scholarship to attend The Way Up 2018 Conference. The mission of The Way Up Conference is to assist women in higher education institutions as they continue to develop their leadership and administrative skills. ...


Briar Cliff nursing professor accepted into Parkinson’s Foundation Program

Oct 24, 2018

Briar Cliff University assistant professor of nursing and Clinical Nurse Practitioner Anasara Henry has been accepted to the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation. ...


Briar Cliff reading series to feature renowned author James Schaap

Oct 24, 2018

Briar Cliff University will host a reading by author James C. Schaap on Thursday, November 8 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Meis Recital Hall on Briar Cliff’s campus. Schaap’s visit is part of the University’s Phil Hey Reading Series. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among most affordable online colleges for social work

Oct 19, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for a bachelor’s in social work by the SR Education Group. ...


Briar Cliff presents fall choral concert "Mosaic"

Oct 18, 2018

The Briar Cliff University choirs, under the direction of Dr. Sean Burton and accompanied by Dr. Jeremy Owens, will present their fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 28 in Our Lady of Grace Chapel located on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff nursing department attends Iowa Association of Nursing Students convention

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff nursing students Jamie Ramirez and Lauren Johnson were elected to the IANS Board of Directors at the convention. Ramirez was elected Vice President of the board and Johnson was elected Disaster Relief Director. Briar Cliff nursing faculty members Cathy Grimsley, assistant professor and Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director, and Heather Stehr, assistant professor, both received Outstanding Teacher Awards. ...


Briar Cliff to hold Friends and Family Weekend

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University invites current students’ families and friends to join the fun of Friends and Family Weekend from October 26 through October 28 on the University’s campus. ...


Hauer named 2018 physical therapist of the year

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University Doctor of Physical Therapy professor Patrick Hauer, PT, EdE, MHS, GCCP has been honored as the 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year by the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDAPTA). ...