Dec 10, 2013
Four students are studying business in India, a place of contradictions and variety.
India has changed the way Jacob Olson ’14 thinks about business.
While studying in the country for a semester, he has worked with nongovernmental organizations, startup entrepreneurs and global corporations.
The experiences have been as varied…Academics Global
Nov 20, 2013
As a recent college graduate, Sudhir Selvaraj ’11 traveled back to his hometown of Bangalore, India, to start influencing the affairs of the world.
After studying political science and global studies at Concordia, Selvaraj interned with Visthar, a nonprofit organization committed to enabling marginalized populations to create a more just society. As part of his internship, Selvaraj traveled…Alumni Global
Nov 15, 2013
It is a responsibility that Dr. Eduardo Gargurevich, professor of Spanish and Hispanic studies, did not expect.
From a single serendipitous encounter, Gargurevich grew from being a young admirer of a national Peruvian figure to becoming caretaker of the man’s legacy.
As a college student in his native Lima, Peru, Gargurevich became enamored with the…Academics Global
Nov 14, 2013
The fight against hunger became personal for Mike Rose ’14, Durbin, N.D., when he volunteered at an orphanage in Ecuador last summer. Now he's asking others to skip a meal for hunger awareness.
He noticed that a co-worker, Gonzalo, often skipped meals so he could buy groceries for his family.
“That was the first time I knew someone who was forced to be hungry,” says Rose. “It really opened my eyes to social injustice in the world…Global Student Life
Oct 02, 2013
Peter Chilson shared with Concordia his latest book on how Mali’s unstable borderlands became a haven for al-Qaida.
An interest in the legacy of colonial borderlands first drew author Peter Chilson to Mali.
How the borderlands of the West African country became the largest al-Qaida-controlled land space in the world keeps his attention there.
Aug 30, 2013
Volunteering at a Lutheran AIDS ministry in Soweto, South Africa, gave a group of Concordia students a personal view into global challenges.
The 23 students participated in a religion, sociology and global studies summer school led by Dr. Nick Ellig, Dr. Elna Solvang and Dr. Jan Pranger.
“Our goal was to introduce our students to a multiracial, multiethnic society,” says Pranger…Global Academics
Aug 21, 2013
Kathryn Skogen ’13 spent a month studying health care in rural Tanzania. The experience led to a research project that she presented at an international nursing conference.
As a nursing student in Tanzania, Kathryn Skogen ’13 loved visiting the large hospital room set aside for mothers waiting to go into labor.
The women, most of who arrived before their delivery date because of the distance they had to travel…Alumni Global
Aug 18, 2013
As a biology major and an animal lover, Marissa Pewe '14 was looking for a way to combine her education with her love of Africa.
Marissa Pewe ’14, Bottineau, N.D., has always been intrigued by Africa and it has been a lifelong dream to visit the continent. As a biology major and an animal lover, she was looking for a way to combine the knowledge and skills she has acquired…Global
Jul 25, 2013
Four students who attended Collegetown in July will remain at Concordia to attend classes this fall. All four, who are from China, intend to earn their undergraduate degrees here.
Collegetown is a program for international students to learn and experience American culture while enhancing their English proficiency skills. This year, 16 students came from China, two from India and one from Tanzania.The four students are…Academics Global
Jul 16, 2013
A quick thinking Cobber leaped into action after observing a traffic accident during a biology field trip in Tanzania this summer.
One quick thinking Cobber leaped into action following a traffic accident during a biology field trip in Tanzania this summer.
Concordia students were studying the ecology of East Africa with Dr. Joseph Whittaker, assistant professor of biology;…Global
May 31, 2013
Students are working with shelter staff to create a fundraising plan, develop an awareness campaign and publicize favorable views of neglected dogs.
Concordia students are taking to the dogs this summer on a Greek island – and learning from the experience.
The goal is for students to live responsible engagement by “owning” one of the pressing social issues in their host community on Santorini…Global
May 01, 2013
A semester studying social justice in India helped Anastasia Young ’14 understand how her passions for nursing and religion could become a vocation.
“India is a place where religion and spirituality are part of everything,” says Young of Butte, Mont. “I started to see how I could bring my interests together.”
Young came to Concordia to play hockey and study nursing. But her interests changed…Global Academics
May 04, 2012
Nathalie Fida Lassang '12 has been called to serve as a doctor in Cameroon.
She received a full ELCA Global Missions Scholarship to attend the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. The only condition: returning to her community in Cameroon when she finishes.
Fida Lassang didn't think twice. Time and again…Alumni Global
May 01, 2012
Born and raised in Haiti, Miquette Denie McMahon '06 started a nonprofit called TeacHaiti to give children there access to education.
Denie McMahon is no stranger to hard work. She grew up in Haiti, where education is expensive and not a priority. So when she came to the United States as an exchange student, she had a lot to catch up on. Denie McMahon graduated from high school…Alumni Global