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  • 5 Core Character Values

    RespectTreating yourself, other persons, institutions, guests and sports to the highest standards of conduct.

    IntegrityKeeping commitments. It is developing an integrated character that includes but goes beyond honesty.

    Responsibility Be accountable for your actions. It is not doing anything that would reflect poorly on your team, your school or yourself.

    Servant LeadershipPutting the group first while also becoming responsible for personal and group roles while performing at your best. Leadership implies managing yourself well.

    SportsmanshipA matter of being of good character and doing the right thing. Fairness and equity are expected in all contests and relationships.

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  • HistoryIn 1929, only briar patches covered a 175-foot hill located on the western outskirts of Sioux City, Iowa. But two people Mother Mary Dominica Wieneke, Major Superior of the Sisters of Saint Francis, and the Most Reverend Edmond Heelan, Bishop of the Sioux City Diocese had a vision. They saw that hill crowned with a Catholic college for women. Mother Dominica and Bishop Heelan met on March 9, 1929 with members of the Sioux City community. Businessmen attending that meeting committed themselves to raising $25,000 to support the establishment of the college in Sioux City. After this showing of community support, significant events followed in rapid succession. On Sept. 18, 1930, the college, named Briar Cliff after the hill on which it is located, was dedicated. Four days later, 25 women started classes in Heelan Hall, the only building on campus. In 1937, the Universitys two-year program was extended to four years. Fifty-five men were admitted to Briar Cliff in 1965 and co-education was formalized in 1966 with the admission of 150 full-time male students. The innovative Weekend College program started in the fall of 1979. The spring of 1980 saw the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A Master of Arts in Education was implemented in the summer of 2001. The college officially became a University on June 1, 2001. The Universitys academic growth required an expanding physical plant. As time passed, more buildings began sprouting from the briar-covered hill: a four-story addition to Heelan Hall in 1948; the library and Our Lady of Grace Chapel in 1959; Alverno Hall, a womens residence, in 1965; a gymnasium in 1966; Toller Hall, a mens residence, in 1967; Noonan Hall in 1968; the Newman Flanagan Center in 1982; the addition of three classrooms in the theatre in 1986; the completion in 1988 of the Baxter-DiGiovanni Living & Learning Center; KLIF-AM campus radio station in 1987; and the renovated dining hall in 1989.

    The $6 million, 43,350-square-foot Stark Student Center opened in the fall of 2000. Additionally, extensive renovations to Alverno Residence Hall have expanded Briar Cliffs recreational facilities. The construction of the McCoy Arnold Center, completed in 2004, further enhanced recreational facilities. On Sept. 1, 2011, Briar Cliff formally broke ground for a $10.75 million addition and renovation of Heelan Hall, slated for completion in September 2013. The project will involve the addition of a three-floor wing with state-of-the-art science laboratories, a business case room, general classrooms and a four-story atrium. The Heelan Hall project will include new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems along with renovation of various classrooms and labs in the existing structure.

    LocationBriar Cliff University is located on a scenic hilltop campus at the edge of urban development, yet minutes from Downtown Sioux City (population 83,000). In a tri-state area where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet, Sioux City is connected with other metro areas by Interstate Highway 29 and is about an hour away by air from Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis and Denver.

    AcademicsBriar Cliff offers over 40 academic majors and pre-professional programs. The Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Social Work degrees are conferred. Two-year Associate of Arts degrees are also available in two areas. The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Nursing and Graduate Management Certificate are also conferred. The academic year consists of two semesters with January and May terms.

    StudentsMore than 1,150 students from across the U.S. and around the world attend Briar Cliff. Approximately 98 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid.

    Accreditation and ApprovalBriar Cliff is accredited as a degree-granting institution by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The education program of the University is approved by the Iowa State Department of Public Instruction for Certification of Teachers. The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing.


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  • After producing back-to-back 8-8 league records under head coach Jill Muhe, the Briar Cliff volleyball team has its eyes set on taking the next step and becoming one of the leagues elite programs.

    The Chargers, who were picked eighth in the GPAC Preseason Coaches Poll, sport the largest roster ever during the Muhe era. The squad, which features four seniors, five juniors, four sophomores and 11 freshmen, returns second team all-GPAC junior setter Erin Frank and four of its top six hitters from a year ago. As a sophomore, Frank led the team with 29 aces and 808 assists. She also totaled 39 kills and 317 digs in 109 games. Frank is expected to be joined on the court by freshman Danielle Helland when the Chargers play a 6-2. Junior Brooke Maguire headlines the Chargers returning hitters along with honorable mention all-league senior Marissa Van Driel and junior Monica Boeding. Maguire totaled team-highs of 223 kills, 11 solo blocks and 67 block assists last season. The middle blocker will be pushed by sophomore Jenna Berg and freshman Breanna Nogelmeier. Van Driel, who had a breakout season a year ago with the second-highest number of kills on the team (209), is expected to be pushed by junior Rachel Tilley. Boeding, a left side hitter, had 159 kills a year ago and really came on strong at the end of the season. She may share repetitions with the likes of senior Kally Iedema. Senior defensive specialists Lindsey Jardine and Ali Luckey and freshman Amy Frank are expected to compete for libero and back row hon-ors. The Chargers are looking to find a replacement for graduated first team all-GPAC libero Liz Krog. Krog led the team last year with 637 digs.

    This year, depth is on the Chargers side. They have experience at every position and in most cases, experienced depth as well.

    We have good depth at each of the positions and everyone is in great physical shape, said Muhe. I feel that those two things will greatly benefit us during what can be a long season.

    The Chargers open their 2012 season, Aug. 24, at Dakota State. Following multiple tilts against nationally-ranked teams at the Bellevue Tournament (Aug. 31-Sept. 1), the Defenders of Dordt will come to town, Sept. 5, for the Chargers 2012 home-opener. Each match during the course of the season will provide experience for a young squad looking to make a splash in one of the countrys top conferenc-es. This years GPAC Tournament will begin Nov. 6 and run through Nov. 10.

    Every year we are striving for a conference championship and to qualify for nationals, said Muhe. This year is no different.>>>>>>>>



    Two years ago, head coach Jill Muhe did something which no Briar Cliff coach had done before as she led the Chargers to the NAIA National Tournament. Now, in her third year, Muhe is looking to return the team to the postseason promised land, which happens to be in Sioux City.Muhe, a former professional beach volleyball player, came to Briar Cliff after serving as an assistant coach at Oxnard College, in Oxnard, Calif., for two seasons. Her coaching resume also includes having served as an assistant at NCAA Division II University of California-Davis, varsity boys volleyball coach at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, Calif. and an assistant coach at Pierce College, in Woodland Hills, California. While coaching in California, Muhe also found time to build an impressive career as a professional athlete, playing alongside, or against, the likes of sand volleyball legends Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh