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Briar Cliff's online Bachelor of Social Work program ranked among the best

Oct 10, 2017

Briar Cliff University's online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program has been ranked among the best in nation in a list published by TheBestSchools.org.

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Briar Cliff ranked nation's most affordable online social work program

Jun 9, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree completion program is the most affordable of its kind in the nation, according to the annual rankings released by SR Education Group. ...


Alumna Cy Wakeman to students: “Wisdom comes from questioning”

May 17, 2017

Briar Cliff University has awarded renowned author and motivational speaker Cynthia (Cy) Wakeman the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. ...


Briar Cliff’s online degree completion programs recognized among nation’s best

Apr 6, 2017

Briar Cliff University’s online social work and nursing degree completion programs are each ranked among the Top 25 in the nation, according to an annual report by The Community for Accredited Online Schools. ...


By the numbers: Why you should consider majoring in social work at Briar Cliff University

Mar 20, 2017

Are you considering a career in social work? Take a look at this infographic, detailing why you should consider Briar Cliff University! ...


Nationally renowned psychologist, motivational speaker to keynote health care conference at Briar Cliff

Mar 7, 2017

With a jovial personality as colorful as the Toltec medicine necklace he often wears around his neck, Dr. Roberto Dansie is an easy man to like. ...


Department of Social Work supports 14th Annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children

Nov 18, 2016

Advocates for Native American children will host a free educational workshop on Nov. 22 at Briar Cliff University, leading up to the 14th annual “Memorial March to Honor Lost Children.” ...


Briar Cliff’s online social work program ranked among nation’s best

Oct 10, 2016

Briar Cliff University is ranked ninth on a list of the nation’s top online Bachelor of Social Work degrees, according to the annual “College Choice” website report. ...


Chicago social work pioneer receives BCU's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

May 23, 2016

Nationally renowned social worker "Bernie" Wong graduated from Briar Cliff knowing she wanted to make a difference in the world around her. ...


BCU's online social work program receives national recognition

Feb 18, 2016

Briar Cliff's online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program is ranked No. 6 among the “Best Online Social Work Programs” nationwide, according to Affordable Colleges Online. ...


BCU social work alum making a difference in rural Mississippi

Dec 16, 2015

Abigail Chihak ('15) has done a little bit of everything during her 10-month volunteer service at Excel Community and Learning Center to go home to Mt. Vernon, Iowa for Christmas. ...


Briar Cliff part of Siouxland Coalition to fight human trafficking

Jul 23, 2015

“Human trafficking exists in Iowa, in Sioux City, and something needs to be done. It’s a hideous crime. It’s a moral crime. It’s a violent crime.” ...


Waitt honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

May 20, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University recently presented its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award to philanthropist and social activist Cindy Waitt. ...


BCU students, staff in stilettos take a stand on sexual assault

Apr 26, 2015

A college wrestler slipped his stockinged feet into gold sequined stilettos and pranced in place. Those would do. A friend heckled, “Sonny, be a man. Get some higher heels.” ...


The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has Briar Cliff ties

Oct 13, 2014

What do the Ice Bucket Challenge and BCU’s social work program have in common? ...


Clare House offers compassion, life skills to women leaving prison

Oct 12, 2014

From its exterior, Clare Guest House looks like a well-kept older home in a nice, quiet neighborhood. ...