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Briar Cliff Alumni Receives James Madison Fellowship

Jun 15, 2020

Nicholas Hegge, an alumnus of Briar Cliff University, has been awarded a 2020 James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA.

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Students Receive Program Awards and Honors Recognition

Jun 8, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the winners of program awards as well as recognizing this year’s graduating class of the Honors Program. ...


Student Teaching and the Professional Development School at Briar Cliff

Aug 5, 2019

The Professional Development School at Briar Cliff University is a collaborative relationship between the Briar Cliff University Teacher Preparation Program and Leeds Elementary School. We spoke to some cooperating teachers working with our PDS and student teachers about the importance of these hands-on learning experiences. ...


Briar Cliff crowns 2018 Homecoming king and queen

Sep 27, 2018

Taylor Clark and Taylor Wagner have been crowned as Briar Cliff University’s Homecoming king and queen for 2018. ...


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. ...


Ruth Schock

Briar Cliff faculty member honored by Franciscan Federation

Jul 17, 2017

Sister Ruth Schock, associate professor of education, was named a 2017 Franciscan Federation Honoree at the Franciscan Federation’s Annual Federation Conference in June in Buffalo, New York. ...


Retiring Teachers

From same dorm to same schools, retiring BCU alumnae share rewarding careers

May 10, 2017

After four decades of teaching, Holly Mead and Penny Neswick aren't having a retirement party. They aren't taking a cruise, a trip or a shopping spree. ...


Special Education at Briar Cliff

New special education program will address shortage in community

Nov 14, 2016

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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. ...


BCU Education Students

BCU education majors share their expertise at state capitol

Feb 10, 2016

Briar Cliff University proudly represented student constituents for education legislative issues on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Iowa State Capitol as part of Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) Day at the Capitol. ...


BCU Education Alum

BCU education alum comes up with unique way to teach geography

Nov 5, 2015

States and capitals are a big part of the social studies curriculum for fourth graders, so teacher Amanda Elbert ('12) opted to introduce a project that made learning easier. ...


Emma Bruns

BCU education major wins national Catholic Daughters scholarship

Sep 2, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Ever since Emma Bruns was a little girl, she’s known what she wants to do with her life. ...


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. ...


Kristen Crabtree-Groff

Education chair published in Journal of Youth Development

Mar 11, 2015

Dr. Kristen Crabtree-Groff's research on an innovative approach to nurturing leadership and character in adolescents was recently co-published in the Journal of Youth Development. ...


BCU Teacher Candidates

Education majors voice their opinion at the state capitol

Feb 19, 2015

Briar Cliff education majors recently traveled to the capitol and met with state lawmakers regarding the future of education in Iowa. ...


Teacher candidates get first-hand classroom experience

Nov 1, 2014

Reading a book called "The Sick Pets" to a group of first graders, Katie Mueller tells the story of pups Pip, Bix and Vin's trip to the veterinarian's office. ...