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Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Ikram Omar

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Ikram Omar's story.

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Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Olivia Matz

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Olivia Matz's story. ...


Prairie Turnip Research

BCU professors, students are fighting bacteria with prairie turnips

Mar 18, 2017

For the not so many people who have consumed them, Psoralea esculenta, or prairie turnips, are not considered to be the stuff of fine dining. ...


Medication Historian

BCU alum, medication historian, helps prevent adverse drug interactions

Jun 24, 2016

Being a medication historian is more of an art than a science — just ask BCU alum Martin Cortez '12. ...


Briar Cliff STEM Day

Sioux City seventh graders learn "STEM is everywhere" at Briar Cliff

May 6, 2016

Dog training at a STEM event? At first, it seemed weird to Jennifer Herrera, too. ...


Earth Day at Briar Cliff

Earth Day reminds us what's really important

Apr 22, 2016

The first step to preserving and conserving nature is to connect with nature. It’s an ideal that Briar Cliff University biology professor Brian Hazlett espouses with students in many of his courses, most notably his ecology and environmental science classes. ...


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. ...


Michael Baldwin

BCU alum named worldwide finalist for Global Teacher Award

Mar 18, 2015

Dr. Michael Baldwin, a 1981 Briar Cliff graduate, was recently selected as one of 50 finalists worldwide for the prestigious $1 million Global Teacher Prize. ...


Briar Cliff designated a “2015 STEM Jobs Approved College”

Mar 9, 2015

It’s never too soon to start planning your STEM career — and that means choosing the best schools that are focused on preparing you for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ...


NSF awards Briar Cliff University over $600,000 for scholarships

May 6, 2014

With a $609,250 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Briar Cliff University will be awarding college scholarships over the next several years to new students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry and environmental science. ...


State-of-the-art biology equipment at students' fingertips

Jan 1, 2014

“We have some of the most modern science equipment available at any undergraduate program in the nation,” says Dr. Kelly Eder, assistant professor of biology. ...


High School Students to Tour Cadaver Lab at Campus Visit Day

Feb 7, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who dream of being a doctor, nurse, physical therapist or simply working in health care, BCU’s Health Sciences Campus Visit Day, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, will offer a broad spectrum of insight and information. ...


Exploring the natural history of Costa Rica ...

Jan 20, 2013

In January, a handful of BCU students embarked on an adventure to explore the natural history of Costa Rica. ...


Biology Professor Publishes Article in Botanical Journal

Dec 18, 2012

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BCU Receives $130K Grant for Molecular Biology Teaching Lab

Dec 17, 2012

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