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Briar Cliff University Recognized for 5 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

Dec 10, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been awarded top ranking status for multiple degree programs by Intelligent.com. Briar Cliff University was listed amongst hundreds of other competing institutions across the nation.

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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and Briar Cliff University Join Forces to Provide New Opportunities to Social Work Students

Nov 25, 2019

Briar Cliff University and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) have entered into an exciting new agreement, allowing EICC graduates to seamlessly transfer to Briar Cliff University’s online Bachelor of Social Work Program. ...


Briar Cliff Social Work ranks among top programs

Sep 11, 2019

The Social Work program at Briar Cliff University has been ranked among top social work programs across the country from socialworkdegree.org. ...


Social Work professor publishes book chapter

Aug 21, 2019

Briar Cliff assistant professor of social work Sara Staver has recently published a chapter in the book, Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 62 Professionals Tell “Real-Life” Stories From Social Work Practice (5th edition). ...


Student Spotlight: National Intern Day

Jul 25, 2019

At Briar Cliff University, we know that internships and hands-on professional experiences do more than satisfy a class requirement – they set our students up for success. For National Intern Day, we asked four Chargers about what they learned during their internship experiences. ...


Briar Cliff’s online Bachelor’s in Social Work program named among top programs

Jul 2, 2019

The online Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) program at Briar Cliff University has been named among the best online Bachelor of Social Work programs by BestColleges, a HigherEducation.com partner. ...


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 cultural responsivity conference will address Iowa’s changing population

Feb 18, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its third annual cultural awareness conference, “Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy” on Wednesday, April 3 at the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The conference will focus on providing culturally responsive services in the rapidly changing state of Iowa with a keynote address from Dr. Mark Grey, Director of the University of Northern Iowa: Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. ...


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 ranked among most affordable online colleges for social work

Oct 19, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for a bachelor’s in social work by the SR Education Group. ...


Briar Cliff University, Iowa Central Community College sign cooperative agreement for baccalaureate social work degree

Oct 5, 2018

Briar Cliff University (BCU) and Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) will sign a cooperative programs agreement for the online baccalaureate social work degree. ...


Briar Cliff partners with University of Iowa for ethics workshop

Sep 20, 2018

Briar Cliff University is partnering with the University of Iowa School of Social Work to host an ethics workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 12 at the St. Francis Center on the Briar Cliff campus. ...


Briar Cliff University ranked among best online colleges in Iowa

Aug 2, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the best online colleges in Iowa by TheBestSchools.org. ...


Briar Cliff’s social work program reaffirms accreditation

Jul 24, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has reaffirmed accreditation for its baccalaureate social work program for the next eight years. Briar Cliff’s social work program has been accredited by the CSWE since 1974. ...


Briar Cliff's Bachelor of Social Work program ranked among top programs

Jul 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University's online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program has been ranked among the top online BSW programs by OnlineCourseReport.com. ...