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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. ...


Kaitlin Pauls

STUDENT BLOG: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Kaitlin Pauls ('19) shared a letter to a professor who changed her life during her time at The Cliff. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


Willie Suarez

Spanish instructor featured at national language conference

Apr 24, 2015

Wilfrido Suarez, assistant professor of Spanish at Briar Cliff University, presented his latest research on April 24 at the annual Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky. ...


Jeanne Emmons

BCU Professor: Hearing the music and rhythm of poetry

Mar 1, 2015

When Jeanne Emmons reads poetry, she hears music and rhythm in addition to words. ...


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. ...