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Briar Cliff lecture series to explore challenges faced by immigrant and refugee learners

Jan 23, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its annual Prairie Fire Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on March 26 in the St. Francis Center on the Briar Cliff campus. This year’s presentation, “This Is Me,” will highlight the unique challenges immigrant and refugee learners face and strategies to assist them.

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Briar Cliff English and writing professor publishes article on the zombie apocalypse and energy

Dec 14, 2018

Briar Cliff University English and Writing Associate Professor Dr. Matthew Pangborn has recently published an article for the Journal of American Culture entitled “The Zombie Apocalypse Is a Failed Energy Transition.” ...


Briar Cliff professor authors book on eighteenth-century American perspectives

Nov 19, 2018

Matthew Pangborn, associate professor of English and writing at Briar Cliff University, has recently authored a book examining late 18th and early 19th-century narratives by Americans writing from the imagined perspective of fictive Eastern travelers. ...


Author highlights Briar Cliff professor’s teaching methods in new book

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff assistant professor of English Patricia Taylor has been featured in the book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching” by Josh Eyler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University. ...


Jamie Jacobsen

STUDENT BLOG: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Jamie Jacobsen ('18) shared a letter to a professor who changed her life during her time at The Cliff. ...


Sonia Perea-Morales

BCU student to present at international literature and writing convention

Mar 17, 2017

Art and writing double major Sonia Perea-Morales has been selected to present her work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. ...


BCU professor: What do zombies tell us about ourselves?

Nov 21, 2015

When Matthew Pangborn reads about zombies, he sees parables about the dangers of climate change, the decay of urban centers and the relationship between parents and their children. ...


Ryan Allen

English instructor presents at Milton Writers Conference

Dec 3, 2013

Dr. Ryan Allen, assistant professor of English and writing, director of Briar Cliff's Writing Center, recently presented at the 2013 John R. Milton Writers’ Conference. ...