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No Easter Sunday Mass

Apr 18, 2019

Easter Break begins after classes on Thursday, April 18. With consideration to the number of students, faculty and staff traveling for the holiday, there will not be an Easter Sunday Mass at 7 p.m. on April 21. Additionally, there will not be a 9 p.m. Mass on April 18.

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Briar Cliff music professor contributes resource guides to music textbook

Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Sean Burton, Director of Choral Activities and chair of the Department of Music at Briar Cliff University, contributed five resource guides to Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir - Volume 5 earlier this year. ...


Briar Cliff symposium to celebrate faith, learning and service

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host a unique faculty symposium in recognition of the inauguration of Rachelle L. Karstens as the University’s eleventh president on Wednesday, April 24 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff Honors Program presents lecture series

Mar 29, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Honors Program will host their bi-annual lecture series on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm in Saint Francis Center on the University’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among top online business administration programs

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been recognized among the top schools in the nation by Business-Management-Degree.net for its online business administration program. ...


Longtime Briar Cliff faculty members to retire

Mar 25, 2019

Sister Shirley Fineran and Chuck Shaffer are retiring this year after decades of service at Briar Cliff University. Fineran and Shaffer have both worked at Briar Cliff for over 20 years. ...


Briar Cliff alumni featured at Phil Hey Reading Series

Mar 19, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host an alumni reading by Melanie Krieps Mergen (’17) and Angelica Mercado (’16) as a part of the Phil Hey Reading Series on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in Meis Recital Hall on the BCU campus. ...


Briar Cliff Clinic hosts annual walk-run for pro bono clinic

Mar 18, 2019

The Briar Cliff Clinic is hosting its second annual 5K Run, Walk, or Roll on Saturday, April 27 at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City. The event will raise money to support the student-run pro bono clinic. ...


Briar Cliff Student Government to host first-ever GPAC Student Government Summit

Mar 15, 2019

The Briar Cliff Student Government will host the first-ever Great Plains Athletic Conference Student Government Summit on Thursday, March 21 from 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Women’s philanthropy initiative at Briar Cliff names co-chairs

Mar 6, 2019

The 1930, a women’s philanthropy initiative committed to supporting and empowering female students at Briar Cliff University, has named Christie Finnegan and Mary Guinane as the co-chairs for the organization. ...


Presidential inauguration headlines weeklong schedule of events at Briar Cliff

Mar 4, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Board of Trustees and the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa invite Briar Cliff family and friends as well as the Siouxland community to celebrate Briar Cliff’s history, mission and impact during the inauguration of Rachelle L. Karstens, J.D. as the University’s eleventh president on Friday, April 26, 2019. ...


Spring Break Mass

Feb 28, 2019

There will be no mass on campus next week, March 3 through 9, due to spring break. Mass will resume at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. ...


Briar Cliff professor honored for contributions to child, family services

Feb 28, 2019

Heidi Kammer-Hodge, assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University and executive director with Southwest Iowa Family Access Center, is this year’s recipient of the Sue Pitts-Fisher Award from the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa. ...


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. ...


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. ...