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Briar Cliff Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Oct 2, 2020

Briar Cliff University is excited to welcome new faces and talents to campus.

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Briar Cliff University Hosts 89th Commencement Ceremony

Sep 27, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the winners of program awards as well as recognizing this year’s graduating class of the Honors Program. ...


Briar Cliff Social Work Professor Publishes Article

Jun 25, 2020

Liz Rembold, social work professor and department chair recently had an article published in Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. ...


Students Receive Program Awards and Honors Recognition

Jun 8, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the winners of program awards as well as recognizing this year’s graduating class of the Honors Program. ...


Briar Cliff University Ranked as Most Affordable for Online Bachelor’s of Social Work

Apr 7, 2020

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW) by Optimal (formerly SR Education Group). ...


Briar Cliff to host lecture series featuring STEMM

Mar 9, 2020

Briar Cliff University will host its annual Prairie Fire Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on March 16th in the St. Francis Center. ...


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. ...


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 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. ...


BCU Social Work student Kari Johnson

Briar Cliff student receives United Way grant for single mother support group

Jun 14, 2018

Kari Johnson, a social work student at Briar Cliff University, was approved for a $5,000 grant from United Way of Siouxland for a single mother support group. ...