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Announcement: Christmas Break Mass Schedule

Dec 14, 2018

There will be no 7 p.m. Sunday Masses at Briar Cliff University until Sunday, January 6, 2019 due to Christmas break for our students. For more information, contact Sister Janet May, Director of Campus Ministry, at (712) 279-5227 or

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Sisters of St. Francis Ruth Schock and Mary Jane Koenigs celebrate Dubuque Franciscan jubilees

Jun 19, 2018

Sister Ruth Schock and Sister Mary Jane Koenigs are celebrating milestone Dubuque Franciscan jubilees this year. ...

STUDENT BLOG: Five reasons to spend your Spring Break doing service work

Feb 17, 2017

This year, there are amazing Spring Break service opportunities for Briar Cliff students, in both Sioux City and Omaha. ...

STUDENT BLOG: “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: ...

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. ...

March to Honor Lost Children

Department of Social Work supports 14th Annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children

Nov 18, 2016

Advocates for Native American children will host a free educational workshop on Nov. 22 at Briar Cliff University, leading up to the 14th annual “Memorial March to Honor Lost Children.” ...

Briar Cliff Antioch Retreat

Why every Briar Cliff student should go on the Antioch Retreat

Oct 28, 2016

Briar Cliff offers some amazing opportunities for students’ spiritual development. One in particular, a semi-annual event, is the student-led Antioch retreat. ...

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Briar Cliff named to president’s national community service honor roll

Oct 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. ...

Senior Citizens Day Out

BCU students treat nursing home residents to “Senior Citizens Day Out”

Oct 6, 2016

Students from Briar Cliff treated area nursing home residents to “Senior Citizens Day Out," an annual tradition spanning more than three decades. ...

Briar Cliff dedicates Sisters of St. Francis Prayer and Reflection Garden

Oct 3, 2016

Briar Cliff University held a dedication ceremony on Oct. 2 for the new Sisters of Saint Francis Prayer and Reflection Garden on campus. ...

Mission: Mississippi

SPRING BREAK BLOG: Sister Janet and 3 black belts, on a mission in Mississippi

Mar 10, 2016

Three Briar Cliff students (who also happen to be martial arts experts) blog about Spring Break in Morton, Miss., where they're tutoring at an after-school program for disadvantaged youth. ...

Zidisha Project

BCU Enactus team learns not to put all eggs in one basket

Feb 21, 2016

When four business-minded students traveled to Tanzania, they were expecting to talk about baskets, not chickens. ...

Serve Without Boundaries

Briar Cliff students "Serve Without Boundaries" in volunteer initiative

Jan 17, 2016

Nearly 200 students volunteered 2,000 hours across more than 20 agencies in a weeklong initiative called "Serve Without Boundaries" — but it was about much more than community service. ...

Christmas Party

BCU students throw Christmas Party for those with disabilities

Dec 10, 2015

Briar Cliff students hosted a party for people with disabilities featuring a special holiday lunch, a festive sing-a-long with Cliff Singers, and gifts donated by the Briar Cliff community. Plus, a surprise appearance! ...

Olivia Matz

Briar Cliff sophomore receives national Catholic Daughters Scholarship

Oct 26, 2015

Olivia Matz, a Briar Cliff University sophomore from Altoona, Iowa (Ss. John and Paul Parish), was recently awarded a $2,000 academic scholarship for winning a national essay contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. ...

Go Gold Weekend

Charger athletes team up with 7-year-old to battle pediatric cancer

Sep 26, 2015

Briar Cliff student athletes laced up gold shoestrings and wore gold jerseys for Kennedy — a local 7-year-old girl who is battling leukemia. ...