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Remembering Flight 232: Campus reflects on anniversary of tragedy

Jul 19, 2014

In the days following the crash of United Flight 232, Briar Cliff University served as a "home away from home" for survivors and their families.

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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.


Men's volleyball to become a reality at The Cliff

May 27, 2014

Briar Cliff University has announced the addition of men's volleyball as an intercollegiate varsity sport, to begin play during the 2015-16 school year.


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.


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".


Community leaders to be recognized at graduation ceremony

May 6, 2014

Briar Cliff University will present its annual Community Awards at BCU’s 83rd commencement, Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m., at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City. During the ceremony, Beverly A. Wharton, BCU president, will bestow the Briar Cliff University Medal and Spirit of Saint Francis Award.


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.


BCU recognizes student employee for making the right calls

May 1, 2014

Dillian Broadnax is many things: Pre-med major. Student ambassador. All-American sprinter. Now, add one more thing to the list.


Student thanks scholarship donors for helping him clear hurdles

April 24, 2014

Four years ago, student-athlete Chris Young faced a hurdle of a different sort: Financing his college education.


BCU Director of Sports Media honored for excellence in the field

April 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is pleased to announce that Jared Bodammer is the recipient of the 2014 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.


Briar Cliff men finish strong with Sioux City Relays victory

April 12, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A mishap in the 4x100 helped spur the Briar Cliff University 4x400-meter relay team.


Class of 2014 valedictorian, salutatorian & graduation speakers announced

April 3, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff has announced the valedictorian, salutatorian and guest speakers who will represent the Class of 2014 at the university's 83rd Commencement Ceremony.


"Grand Reopening" celebrates Heelan Hall's transformation

March 27, 2014

Construction is done and the reactions are in describing the newly refurbished Heelan Hall at Briar Cliff in Sioux City — amazing, wonderful and fantastic.


Theatre alum recruits students of all sorts for 'High School Musical'

March 14, 2014

It takes all kinds of students to put on a high school play. Just ask Natali Ramirez.


Psychology professor goes gold and blue for a good cause

March 8, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Todd Knealing has a hair-raising way of showing his school spirit.


New Board of Trustees Members Announced

February 26, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa –Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Bailey Aalfs, Ken Beaulieu, Rosie Chicoine and Dr. Patrick Walsh have joined the Board of Trustees for the university.


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