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Briar Cliff Alumni Receives James Madison Fellowship

Jun 15, 2020

Nicholas Hegge, an alumnus of Briar Cliff University, has been awarded a 2020 James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA.

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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. ...


Student Blog: Seeing Europe Through A Different Lens

Sep 17, 2019

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Briar Cliff hosts Constitution Day speaker

Sep 9, 2019

The Briar Cliff University History Department is hosting guest speaker Kyle Irvin for Constitution Day on September 17 at 3 p.m. in Heelan Hall. Constitution Day observes the day the formation and signing of the United States Constitution was ratified in 1787. ...


Briar Cliff welcomes leading scholar on United States, Cuba relations

Nov 20, 2017

Briar Cliff University will welcome United States-Cuba relations expert Dr. Ernesto Dominguez Lopez to its campus for a lecture on Sunday, December 3 at 7 pm in Meis Recital Hall. ...


Destiny's Spear

In new novel "Destiny's Spear," BCU grad traces trajectory of mythical weapon

Oct 3, 2015

It was the weapon that was wielded by Attila the Hun, the spear of choice of Charles the Great, the lance sought (but never found) by Napoleon, and an artifact reputedly stolen by Adolf Hitler. ...


BCU Professor Michael Hand

Selma march memories flicker for former BCU professor

Jan 18, 2015

Mike Hand was 21 and a college student in Iowa when images of "Bloody Sunday" spurred him to action. ...


BCU Celebrates Black History Month with “We Shall Overcome”

Feb 15, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff University will celebrate Black History Month with “We Shall Overcome,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace on campus. ...