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Honors Mission


The mission of the Briar Cliff University Honors Program is to offer a forum for highly motivated, civically engaged service leaders to share in enriching academic and cultural experiences, both in the classroom and in the community. The Honors Program at Briar Cliff University offers students opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge to positively impact society, as well as enhanced experiential offerings through individualized research projects, academic seminars, internships and travel. The Honors Program embodies Briar Cliff’s core value of care for the individual by fostering a challenging academic environment and by promoting collaborative, innovative approaches to serving the people and places our Franciscan identity calls us to aid.


Honors Values


The Honors Program values operating communally whenever possible (positive peer pressure is a good thing) and supporting/pushing one another to high levels of achievement.

We're interested in making learning as passionate and non-pragmatic a pursuit as possible. This means having students follow self-defined lines of inquiry, rather than having students check off lists of requirements.

HONORS FACULTY


Jeff Baldus
Associate Professor of Art
712-279-5564
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Brian T. Hazlett
Professor of Biology; Chair, Biology Department; Director, Environmental Science Program; Director, Center for Prairie Studies
712-279-5495
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Eric Juhnke
Professor of History; History Department Chair
712-279-5476
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Ryan Allen
Assistant Professor of English and Writing
712-279-5211
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Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Professor of English and Writing; Editor of the Briar Cliff Review
712-279-1651
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Jeremy Owens
Associate Professor of Music
712-279-5479
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Wendy Brame
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Department Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice
712-279-5492
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Stephen Brown
Professor of Philosophy; Theology Department Chair
712-279-1702
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Paul Korchin
Assistant Professor of Theology
712-279-1704
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Briar Cliff offers me the opportunity to pursue all of my interests.

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