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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 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 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. ...


Briar Cliff receives $2 million endowment from Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Jan 24, 2019

On January 24, Briar Cliff announced a $2 million endowment by the Sisters of St. Francis establishing the Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Theology. The legacy gift is one of the largest in the University’s history and the first time an endowed chair has been gifted to Briar Cliff. ...


Briar Cliff University Wins Build with Bags Grants

May 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University is one of 11 recipients of a Build with Bags grant award in 2018 and will receive $2,000 to purchase four hexagon style picnic tables that are made from recycled plastic bags by Plastic Recycling of Iowa. ...


Student Leadership Awards

Briar Cliff announces end-of-year student leadership award recipients

Apr 19, 2017

Briar Cliff University recognized its most outstanding student leaders, organizations and student advisor on April 19 at the annual “Step Up & Stand Out” Leadership Recognition Ceremony on campus. ...


Safest College Campuses

Briar Cliff ranked among Iowa’s safest college campuses

Sep 28, 2016

Briar Cliff University ranks among Iowa’s safest colleges, according to an annual report by the website BackgroundChecks.org. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes new staff and administrators

Sep 22, 2016

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Pokemon at BCU

‘Pokemon Go’ reveals where virtual meets reality on the Briar Cliff campus

Jul 17, 2016

A passing rain shower couldn't keep Andrew from his virtual hunt for Pikachu, Squirtle and the other colorful characters from Pokemon Go on the Briar Cliff University campus. ...


Build with Bags Program

New Briar Cliff picnic tables will be made from recycled plastic bags

May 31, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University will soon have four Hexagon tables courtesy of the "Build with Bags" program. ...


Briar Cliff Climbing Club

Prepping for graduation, Briar Cliff students climb 53-foot wall

May 15, 2016

Briar Cliff student Cailee Conlon is hoping to end her college career on a high note. ...


Autism Awareness Event

Student-led autism awareness dance raises $1,800 for Sioux City's Pier Center

Apr 25, 2016

More than 60 students joined forces to raise more than $1,800 on April 23 at Briar Cliff University’s first autism awareness dance, referred to as “The Movement.” ...


Dr. Hamid Shirvani

Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

Apr 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president. ...