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U.S. Dept. of Education awards $2.3M grant to Briar Cliff Talent Search Program

Aug 8, 2016

Briar Cliff University recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Talent Search Program, which will identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

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Dr. Andrew Shim

BCU kinesiology director recovers from traffic injuries, wins national acclaim

Aug 3, 2016

Andrew Shim appreciates a good challenge, even though sometimes those challenges pit him against seemingly insurmountable odds. ...


Disability doesn't slow down Briar Cliff graduate, VITA volunteer

May 18, 2015

Erica Hoffman has fond memories of hitting the slopes, going water-rafting and hiking. After an accident left her paralyzed, she found a new focus: helping people. ...


Karen Chesterman

Former PE teacher, stay-at-home mom discovers artistic talent

May 15, 2015

With some reserve, Karen Chesterman entered her home studio to find her paintings exactly where she left them a few months ago — leaning up against a gallery white wall, basking under the skylights. ...


Raheem Cowan

REMEMBER THE NAME: Briar Cliff's national champion Cowan finishes strong

May 9, 2015

As a four-time NAIA national champion, Caesar Augustus Raheem Uriel Cowan III ’15 is the most decorated track and field athlete in Briar Cliff history. About the only thing longer than his name (just call him “Raheem”) is the list of accolades he’s racked up, on the field and in the classroom. He’s shined on the national stage — could the global one be next? ...


Richard Steinbach

Dr. Richard Steinbach set to play at Carnegie Hall

May 5, 2015

"It's probably safe to say that every musician dreams of playing in a place like Carnegie Hall," says Dr. Richard Steinbach. His dream is about to become a reality. ...


Charger Courage Sports Day

'Charger Courage Sports Day' helps kids with disabilities

May 2, 2015

On Saturday morning, 9-year-old Preston Kimsey was just one of the guys. ...


Sexual Assault Awareness at Briar Cliff

BCU students, staff in stilettos take a stand on sexual assault

Apr 26, 2015

A college wrestler slipped his stockinged feet into gold sequined stilettos and pranced in place. Those would do. A friend heckled, “Sonny, be a man. Get some higher heels.” ...


BCU students help reform nursing education nationwide

Apr 23, 2015

Kiley Core noticed a difference between what she was being taught in the classroom and what she was learning during off-campus clinical training. ...


Briar Cliff Enactus team shines (again) on the national stage

Apr 17, 2015

Briar Cliff advanced to the quarterfinal round of the National Enactus Exposition for the 12th straight year. ...


Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference

Examining "virtue" at the Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference

Apr 2, 2015

What are the spiritual uses of virtue and vice? Where do I see them flourishing in my life, in ways both bad and good? These were questions Dr. Colby Dickinson posed to students at the annual Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference. ...


Richard Poole

Final act: Briar Cliff theater professor to retire after 37 years

Mar 27, 2015

Richard Poole never wanted to be a teacher. He hitchhiked out west in the 1960s, en route to Alaska to be a railroad welder. He wound up in Portland, Ore., planting trees. ...


Community Garden

Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Mar 22, 2015

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a small plot thrived in the fall — bearing ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom. ...


Professor studies natural ways to strengthen the immune system

Mar 20, 2015

Daniel Jung encourages his students at Briar Cliff to open the windows when they wake up in the morning and take deep breaths to clear their sinuses. ...


VITA program provides crucial tax assistance for Siouxlanders

Feb 28, 2015

Linda Castillo paid almost $100 to get help preparing her income tax return a few years ago. Since that time, the Sioux City woman has twice gotten some much-needed free help. ...


BCU students work to reform nursing education nationwide

Jan 29, 2015

A group of Briar Cliff nursing students is getting national recognition for its work. ...