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Briar Cliff University faculty receive National Credential in Teaching Excellence

May 6, 2019

Faculty members at Briar Cliff University were recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 1 for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE).

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Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching presents annual awards

May 6, 2019

Briar Cliff University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) presented its annual awards on May 1 to faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the Center’s mission over the past academic year. The awards ceremony, nicknamed the “CELTies,” honored 48 Briar Cliff employees. ...


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. ...


Longtime Briar Cliff faculty members to retire

Mar 25, 2019

Sister Shirley Fineran and Chuck Shaffer are retiring this year after decades of service at Briar Cliff University. Fineran and Shaffer have both worked at Briar Cliff for over 20 years. ...


Briar Cliff professor honored for contributions to child, family services

Feb 28, 2019

Heidi Kammer-Hodge, assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University and executive director with Southwest Iowa Family Access Center, is this year’s recipient of the Sue Pitts-Fisher Award from the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa. ...


Briar Cliff assistant professor of social work appointed to Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board

Feb 12, 2019

Melanie Berte-Hickey, assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University, has been appointed to the Catholic Social Worker’s National Association Board (CSWNA). ...


Briar Cliff announces annual faculty and staff awards

Dec 17, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual distinguished and service awards for faculty and staff of the University. Award winners were nominated by colleagues and announced at the University’s annual employee Christmas luncheon. ...


Richard Steinbach prepares for Carnegie Hall performance

Dec 3, 2018

Richard Steinbach, pianist and professor of music at Briar Cliff University, will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday, June 7, 2019. This will be Steinbach’s second appearance at Carnegie Hall since 2015. ...


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. ...


Briar Cliff University selected to join national Consortium focused on preparing faculty with career guidance skills

May 23, 2018

A cohort of Briar Cliff faculty members will enroll in ACUE’s new course, “Career Readiness and 21st-Century Skills.” The course is based on more than 30 years of research that document the evidence-based teaching practices that have been shown to improve student outcomes while also providing course-embedded career guidance. ...


Briar Cliff professor to present at national accounting conference

Mar 29, 2018

Ken Creech, an associate professor of accounting at Briar Cliff University, has been selected to present at a national accounting conference in June. ...


Dale DeJong

Briar Cliff business professor to present at international business conference

Mar 5, 2018

Dale DeJong, assistant business professor at Briar Cliff University, had two manuscripts accepted for presentation at the Academy of International Business Conference in Minneapolis, MN. ...


Jeff Baldus

Briar Cliff art professor receives $10,000 grant from Iowa Arts Council

Mar 5, 2018

Jeff Baldus, associate professor of art at Briar Cliff University, has received a $10,000 from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The grant funds will support the casting of several sculptures in bronze that will be part of his upcoming exhibition titled Of Sticks and Stones. ...


Jeanne Emmons

Briar Cliff to host poetry reading by retired BCU professor Jeanne Emmons

Feb 21, 2018

Briar Cliff University will host a poetry reading by Jeanne Emmons on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in Meis Recital Hall in Heelan Hall on the BCU campus. This event is free and open to the public. ...


Briar Cliff University recognizes employees with distinguished, achievement honors

Dec 15, 2017

Briar Cliff University proudly recognized several employees with awards during a ceremony on December 15 in the St. Francis Center on BCU’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff Review recognizes emerging writers and artists for 29 years

Mar 31, 2017

Tricia Currans-Sheehan loves the "new book smell" — the aroma of the ink that lingers on freshly printed editions of The Briar Cliff Review, the internationally renowned literary magazine she has been editing for nearly three decades. ...