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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.

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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. ...

Nicholas Bechtold

Briar Cliff alum returns to practice family medicine in Sioux City

Jul 31, 2014

Two nights before his first day of work at Family Health Care of Siouxland Morningside Clinic, Dr. Nicholas Bechtold had a terrible nightmare. ...

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. ...

Hundreds of Siouxland girls learn what 'STEM' is all about

Mar 15, 2014

"Women can do everything that guys can do," says eighth-grader Alexa Scheitieler. "We're just as important." ...

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. ...

Insect Zoo invades 'Kids Zone' at Saturday in the Park

Jul 6, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Saturday In The Park Kids Zone is the section of the annual festival reserved solely for the littlest of concert-goers. This year, it was equipped with our usual kid-friendly activities like moon-bounces, trampolines and face paint. ...

High School students learn about human body in BCU's cadaver lab

Feb 15, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) — In school, you might remember dissecting worms, and frogs. But, some high school students got a sense of what it might be like to study the human body the same way. ...

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. ...

Sioux City Girl Scouts get "bugged" at Briar Cliff

Feb 4, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Sioux City Girl Scouts troop 312, stopped by Briar Cliff University to learn more about bugs! The girl's got "up close and personal" with tarantulas, millipedes, and hissing cockroaches. ...