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“Swimming with the Sharks” entrepreneurs awarded $4,000 for business ideas

Feb 23, 2017

Local entrepreneurs were awarded $4,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2017 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest, held Feb. 23 at Briar Cliff University.

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Students helping students: Briar Cliff's academic peer mentors provide support

Feb 20, 2017

Aaron Rife is many things at Briar Cliff University. One thing he’s not? Struggling in the classroom — at least not anymore. ...


Financial aid influences Class of ’21 student's decision to attend Briar Cliff

Feb 19, 2017

“I don’t want to spend life after college forever paying my student loan debt,” said Luz Moreno, a senior at North High School in Sioux City. ...


Pro-bono physical therapy clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured

Feb 18, 2017

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 ...


Briar Cliff University announces new head football coach

Feb 14, 2017

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce the hiring of the new head football coach, Dennis E. Wagner. ...


Briar Cliff University announces new Board of Trustee members

Feb 13, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Moses D. Elam, M.D. and Mark D. Schuett have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


Business students at Briar Cliff kick off 2017 Entrepalooza

Feb 12, 2017

Historically, Sioux City has had a low rate of business starts, something the 20 local sponsors behind Entrepalooza want to improve upon. ...


Briar Cliff University Dean's List announced for Fall 2016 semester

Feb 6, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 293 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 81 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


“Things I'm grateful for, after our mission trip to Honduras”

Jan 30, 2017

After 11 days on a mission trip to Honduras, student Sidney Marks reflected on the new perspective she has on life — including a few things she's especially thankful for: ...


Dr. Shirvani reflects on his first semester leading Briar Cliff University

Jan 26, 2017

The recently appointed president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City insists every day brings a smile to his face. ...


Burning paper dolls? BCU students from Ecuador describe unique New Year's tradition

Jan 1, 2017

Ecuador’s Ano Viejo (New Year) is a colorful celebration often complete with fireworks and a host of goodwill shared by neighbors and family members. Central to the Ecuadorian celebration of the New Year is the burning of paper-filled dolls. ...


Briar Cliff professor, kinesiology students develop ramp to gauge fall risk in seniors

Dec 23, 2016

Susan Peete knows how dangerous a fall can be. The 72-year-old Sioux City woman once suffered a broken nose, split lip and an injured tooth when she lost her balance. ...


BCU students, staff host annual Christmas party for those with special needs

Dec 8, 2016

Briar Cliff students, faculty and staff hosted their annual “Christmas Party for People with Disabilities,” in the Saint Francis Center on campus. ...


Briar Cliff appoints V.P. for Finance and Administration

Dec 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Ken Rueter has been appointed vice president for administration and finance. ...


BCU president, Dr. Shirvani, makes appearance on KSCJ’s ‘Grow Siouxland’

Dec 3, 2016

Recently Dr. Hamid Shirvani, president of Briar Cliff, was a guest on the “Grow Siouxland” radio program and discussed everything from his personal upbringing in Iran to his five-year plan for BCU. ...


Briar Cliff’s rad tech program ranked among nation’s best

Dec 1, 2016

Briar Cliff’s four-year radiologic technology program is ranked among the top 50 in the nation, according to an annual report by The Community for Accredited Online Schools. ...