Briar Cliff University New Employee Orientation History Fall 2011

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Briar Cliff University New Employee Orientation History Fall 2011

  1. 1. A MOST UNLIKELY PLACETHE STORY OF BRIAR CLIFF AND THE FRANCISCAN COMMUNITY WHO FOUNDED IT 1
  2. 2. Mount Saint Francis - Dubuque 2
  3. 3. Mother Dominca Wieneke,founder ofthe college 3
  4. 4. Across the state, along highway 20S.C Dub. 4
  5. 5. Bishop Edmund HeelanSecond Bishopof the Dioceseof Sioux City. 1919 -1948 5
  6. 6. “A most unlikely place” 6
  7. 7. Sister ServatiusGreenen, first president of Briar Cliff College 1930 -1943 7
  8. 8. The hill was cut down 60feet 8
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. Heelan Hall - 1930 10
  11. 11. Heelan Hall from the bottom of thehill 11
  12. 12. Heelan Hall 12
  13. 13. Cornerstone laid March, 1930 13
  14. 14. Located onthe south east corner of Heelan Hall 14
  15. 15. Young sisters were also sent to BC to help enlarge the first class. 15
  16. 16. Briar Cliff wasa junior college until 1937-38 when upper division courses were added and it became a four year college 16
  17. 17. 1930’s: A time of growth and development 17
  18. 18. Tennis courtsToday occupied by the library 18
  19. 19. 19
  20. 20. WPA project to create cement drains 20
  21. 21. Original stepsup the south hill of the property 21
  22. 22. Current steps, plus foliage and trees 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. Cost of originalbuilding: $235,290 24
  25. 25. Noonan Hall: 1968 25
  26. 26. 1978: four apartments are built for sistersand the rest of building is given to BC for offices, classrooms, clerical services 26
  27. 27. Sisters here in Fall of 1988 27
  28. 28. Impact of WW II on Briar CliffExpansion put on hold 28
  29. 29. Sister Jean MarieKann, president when Briar Cliff first made application toNorth Central for accredidation 29
  30. 30. Telegram announcing successful accreditation - 1945 30
  31. 31. Heating plant + second floor = North Dorm Now second floor houses the art dept. 31
  32. 32. East wing: major addition to Heelan Hall 32
  33. 33. October 22, 1955 BCCcelebrates its Silver Jubilee 33
  34. 34. Interaction of sisters with young women 34
  35. 35. Developing future leaders 35
  36. 36. Late 1950’s: two new buildings 36
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  39. 39. Briar Cliff chapel located where IT center is now located. 39
  40. 40. No it’s not graduation.Every Friday students who attended Mass dressed in cap and gown. 40
  41. 41. Chapel of Our Lady of Grace - 1958 41
  42. 42. Chapel of Our Lady of Grace Cross 42
  43. 43. Chapel of Our Lady of Grace 43
  44. 44. St. Francis Court 44
  45. 45. Briar Cliffalumnae paper called HorizonsOctober, 1965article tells ofincluding laypeople on the Board of Trustees 45
  46. 46. 1964-65: The Educational Policies Committeelaid the groundwork for three-term calendar.At this historic meeting were: Leo Frommelt, SisterFrancis Joseph, Bill Tucker, Sister Margaret Francis,Sister Jordan, Robert Barford, Roman de la Campa,Donald Langr and Sister Benigna 46
  47. 47. BC newspaper articleabout 3 term schedule.Golden Hour—nobleexperiment; Classesended early so studentscould study intensively. . . 47
  48. 48. Great Issues program beginsForerunner of liberal arts program 48
  49. 49. This headline speaks for itself!! 49
  50. 50. This series of picturesappeared in the Cliff News 50
  51. 51. Toller Hall Dormitory for male students until recent movement tocoed residence halls. 51
  52. 52. Sisters here in Spring 2011Back: Sr. Mary, Sr. Grace Ann, Sr. Jean, Sr. ShirleyFront: Sr. Ruth, Sr. Mary Jane, Sr. Janet, Sr. Kathy 52
  53. 53. Cliff News,May 17, 1968Briar Cliff did not escapethe activism of the 60’s 53
  54. 54. October25, 1968 54
  55. 55. Sioux City paperannouncesMoratorium Day 55
  56. 56. Briar Cliff and Morningsidejoin forces to march for peace (Vietnam War) 56
  57. 57. Local resident questions Briar Cliff’s allowing the Moratorium Day.Nov. 11, 1969 57
  58. 58. Another 1960’s phenomenonThe Coffee House 58
  59. 59. BC’s long history ofcommunity service. The formation ofthe “Cliff Corps” as an official service organization 59
  60. 60. More servicearticles in Cliff News 60
  61. 61. Another educational innovation November 6, 1980 61
  62. 62. Stark Student Center - 2000 62
  63. 63. The Assisi Look 63
  64. 64. 2010-2015 Strategic Plan 64
  65. 65. Heelan Hall Renovation - 2011 65
  66. 66. Semesters/J-Term – 2011 66
  67. 67. iPads 67
  68. 68. Franciscan Core 68
  69. 69. Heelan Hall, 1930 69
  70. 70. Heffernan Mall 70
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  72. 72. 72
  73. 73. 73
  74. 74. Celebrating Community 74
  75. 75. Celebrating Community 75
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  77. 77. 77
  78. 78. A Most Unlikely Place 78

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