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Briar Cliff Review: "Inspiration, entertainment and poetry with a pulse"

Sep 1, 2014

Slick but not too thick, The Briar Cliff Review's almost three dozen poems, four short stories, four nonfiction pieces, and miscellany are peppered and spiced throughout with terrific full-color art and photography. It’s an entertaining package.

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Recent news for Academics

Briar Cliff awarded grant to identify, help at-risk students

August 14, 2014

Briar Cliff University recently received a $78,044 College Success grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Continuing ed student earns $10,000 scholarship from Briar Cliff

August 6, 2014

Briar Cliff University is proud to announce that Chelby Lambert of Le Mars, Iowa, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the University’s $10,000 Community College Graduate Scholarship.


Briar Cliff receives Gilchrist Foundation Grant for choral program

July 31, 2014

Briar Cliff University took another step toward fulfilling its goal to expand the choral arts in Siouxland by receiving an $85,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation.


Briar Cliff University welcomes new social work program director

July 30, 2014

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce Elizabeth Rembold as its new social work program director.


Five reasons to get your MBA ...

July 11, 2014

If you're wondering whether to go after an MBA, here are five great reasons to start upgrading yourself — and your résumé — today:


Conference raises human trafficking awareness in Siouxland

June 26, 2014

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think. On June 17, hundreds of Siouxlanders learned how to help put a stop to it.


300 students recognized on the Spring Semester Dean's List

June 11, 2014

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce 300 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year, including 68 students with a perfect GPA of 4.0.


Briar Cliff music professor to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2015

May 30, 2014

Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music, will perform a solo debut "Fusion at Carnegie Hall" concert on Friday, June 12, 2015. The concert will premiere Dr. Steinbach’s new "FUSION" recording project.


Briar Cliff offers new, online social work degree program

May 29, 2014

Applications are being taken at Briar Cliff for a fully online bachelor of social work degree completion program — one of only two programs of its kind in the entire country.


Briar Cliff holds commencement for largest-ever graduating class

May 17, 2014

At Briar Cliff University’s 83rd commencement ceremony, President Beverly A. Wharton conferred degrees to 315 candidates — the largest graduating class in school history.


BCU recognizes nursing majors at Pinning Ceremony

May 15, 2014

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Nursing recognized 113 nursing majors during the 25th Annual Commitment to Professional Nursing and Pinning Ceremony, held recently on campus.


Ambitious graduate and mother of 3-to-be juggles family, studies

May 10, 2014

Four-year-old daughter Valeria can't wait to see her mom "congratulate".


Students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 8, 2014

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2014 Honors Convocation.


NSF awards Briar Cliff University over $600,000 for scholarships

May 6, 2014

With a $609,250 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Briar Cliff University will be awarding college scholarships over the next several years to new students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry and environmental science.


Briar Cliff choir premieres work composed by one of its own

May 2, 2014

Music major Nathan Meendering is ending his senior year on a high note.


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