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3 things to know about career education services at Briar Cliff

Dec 9, 2016

Did you know there is an office on campus geared toward helping your student with professional and personal development?

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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. ...


Merry Cliff-mas! 10 Winter Traditions we love at BCU …

Dec 2, 2016

Things students love about winter on The Cliff: Merry Mint mochas, Sledding down the Cliff, and more ... ...


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. ...


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. ...


10 perfectly autumn things you must do this fall at Briar Cliff

Oct 17, 2016

From the Haunted Tunnels to the picturesque Sioux City Prairie next to campus; something about autumn brings out the best at Briar Cliff! ...


How to help a college student who is coping with loss

Oct 4, 2016

It’s important to recognize natural responses to grief, but also when it's time for a student to seek help. ...


'Tis the season: For the cold and flu, that is

Oct 1, 2016

Is it the cold or the flu? Help your college student learn the difference, and find out about prevention and treatment options available on campus. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among Iowa’s safest college campuses

Sep 28, 2016

Briar Cliff University ranks among Iowa’s safest colleges, according to an annual report by the website BackgroundChecks.org. ...


“Angel” BCU alum sees that another Charger can fly home for Christmas

Sep 21, 2016

The woman looked at Jennifer and admitted, "This is no mistake. You're going home for Christmas, honey." Jennifer looked down. The woman had handed Jennifer a wad of cash. It came to $650. ...


Briar Cliff once again honored as “Champions of Character” institution

Sep 12, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Briar Cliff as a “Five-Star Champions of Character Institution” for the sixth straight year. ...


Five cures for your college student's homesickness

Aug 15, 2016

As your student adjusts to college life, it’s normal — in fact, it’s expected — to start longing for home. Here are a few things that you, as a college parent, can do to help: ...


Dean's List announced for Spring 2016 semester

Jul 1, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce t 328 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2015-16 academic year, including 88 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Highlights from Briar Cliff University's 85th Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2016

Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends shared their celebratory photos, tweets, videos, and posts on social media. Here are some of the highlights! ...


Briar Cliff University announces Class of 2016 commencement graduates

May 21, 2016

Briar Cliff University hosted its 85th commencement ceremony on May 21 at the historic Orpheum Theater, to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 13, 2016

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2016 Honors Convocation, held on May 12 in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace. ...

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