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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:

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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. ...


A Mother's Day message heavy on education, sacrifice

May 7, 2016

Jessica Guzman Mata, the oldest of five children, credits her mother for paving the way for her to become the first in her family to attend college. ...


Student-led autism awareness dance raises $1,800 for Sioux City's Pier Center

Apr 25, 2016

More than 60 students joined forces to raise more than $1,800 on April 23 at Briar Cliff University’s first autism awareness dance, referred to as “The Movement.” ...


Briar Cliff announces commencement speakers, honored candidates for graduation

Apr 20, 2016

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


The art of annotation: How wrecking your textbook can help you pass a college class

Mar 30, 2016

Like every college student, I had to buy books for all of my classes. And the thought of marking up brand new books was basically sacrilegious to me! ...


Briar Cliff students sell beanies to support childhood cancer research

Mar 28, 2016

Sydney Beals kept scrolling through a zealous friend’s Instagram posts, seeing “Love your Melon” logoed beanies and her friend dressing up like a superhero. ...


Student-proposed "open hour" encourages engagement, collaboration at Briar Cliff

Mar 17, 2016

Briar Cliff University is trying something new this semester: an open hour period for students and faculty. ...


8 time management tips for college students (don't worry, it won't take long)

Mar 7, 2016

What's a college student's most valuable resource? I know what you're thinking, and it's not cash (get real, none of us have that). ...


BCU Enactus team learns not to put all eggs in one basket

Feb 21, 2016

When four business-minded students traveled to Tanzania, they were expecting to talk about baskets, not chickens. ...


Dean's List announced for Fall 2015 semester

Feb 4, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 340 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2015-16 academic year, including 83 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Lunch with the Chargers raises more than $30K for student scholarships

Jan 25, 2016

Briar Cliff University served nearly 300 people and raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships at its annual "Lunch with the Chargers" events at Trattoria Fresco Restaurant. ...


Briar Cliff students "Serve Without Boundaries" in volunteer initiative

Jan 17, 2016

Nearly 200 students volunteered 2,000 hours across more than 20 agencies in a weeklong initiative called "Serve Without Boundaries" — but it was about much more than community service. ...

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