Apr 19, 2017
Three Concordia seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards.
Jenna Scarbrough, Oliver Reitan and Ruth Peterson will be providing assistance in English classrooms overseas while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.
While Scarbrough has a background in German – she has a minor in the language and…Academics
Jan 23, 2017
Now immersed in student teaching, Isaac McMahon ’17 is happy to discover he loves teaching.
His career choices have always been a toss-up between farming, which is his family’s occupation, and music. But after developing bands in middle school and high school this year, it’s confirmed his desire to teach.
“Getting in front of my classes…Academics Music
Jan 23, 2017
One glance at senior Emily Campbell’s extensive list of activities clearly shows she’s heavily involved in campus life.
“Making connections with people is my passion,” she says.
A psychology major, Campbell comes from a musical Cobber family and when the family – grandparents included – gets together, they become a brass ensemble that plays in church or just…Academics Global
Nov 30, 2016
Chemistry professor Dr. Darin Ulness teamed with Information Technology Services and the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library to use resources for summer research requiring a large amount of computer power.
At the start of the academic year, the Library Fishbowl fills up with students working on various group projects, but this past summer all 29 machines were harnessed for a single task.
Ulness and student researcher Luke Lillehaugen '19 worked…Academics
Nov 30, 2016
Through an internship at the Fergus Falls YMCA, Callie Ann Hoffbeck ’17 worked with children who are often overlooked.
An elementary education major, Hoffbeck interacted with children at summer school and after school programs, facilitating games while being a good role model. She likes to help students see what they can accomplish.
“You can make a difference…Academics
Nov 01, 2016
Experiential learning came to the classroom in a warm, fuzzy form of an alpaca.
In the north gym of Memorial Auditorium, first-year students watched Barry the 10-month-old alpaca roam the gym while occasionally munching on grass. Students felt his soft fiber as he wandered by, attempting to get the perfect selfie when he…Academics
Oct 26, 2016
Andrea Kittleson '17 received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award from Region IV of the Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA) this fall at the Regional MSSA Conference luncheon in Fergus Falls, Minn.
Kittleson, a senior double majoring in social work and Spanish, was nominated for the award by her professor and advisor, Dr. Kristi Loberg, an associate professor and director of the social work program. The award is given to the exceptional…Academics Outcomes
Oct 24, 2016
Ariel Johnson '17 takes us through the history of Concordia Theatre one decade at a time.
Concordia’s upcoming senior thesis theatre production started with only a list. The college archives had chronicled the theatre productions the campus had performed beginning in 1927 to modern day and that list was a guiding force for Johnson…Student Life Academics
Oct 21, 2016
The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will benefit from Concordia's Education Club T-shirt sales.
A list of 11 ways to live is emblazoned on the gray #11forJacob T-shirts. The positive phrases that were penned by Patty Wetterling, the mother of Jacob Wetterling whose body was found recently after being abducted nearly 27 years ago, were…Academics Student Life
Aug 29, 2016
Two alumni who serve on Concordia’s Board of Regents have established an endowed scholarship to support diversity among the college’s students.
Fay Ferguson ’73 and Dr. Earl Lewis ’78 started the Diversity Student Endowed Scholarship. Eligible students include those with different backgrounds, including religion, sexual orientation and/or ethnicities. Selection will be based on scholastic…Academics
Aug 12, 2016
Not many undergraduates would try using math to predict Turkish politics, but Matthew Lillehaugen ’17 is doing just that.
Lillehaugen is majoring in political science and global studies at Concordia. He also has minors in physics and math. This summer he combined his academic interests to pursue a research project at a level usually reserved for graduate students…Academics
Jul 15, 2016
Dr. Graeme Wyllie brings both the science and the weird to the table, making science accessible for everyone.
Wyllie stands at his science table in the dim light of the camp room holding a lighter and a handful of little bubbles.
“Now this science should only ever be done by grown-ups. By old folk,” he says to the crowd, a group of campers with special…Academics
Jun 27, 2016
The America Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners has awarded continued accreditation for 10 years to Concordia's nursing program.
CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that contributes to the improvement of the public's health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. Although accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory…Academics
Jun 23, 2016
A first-year writing course took the power of observation to a new level through ethnography – studying people and culture.
Among the beautiful fresh flowers and plants at a Moorhead floral shop, Ariana Porter ’19 waited for customers. She wasn’t an eager employee trying to be helpful, but she did have a specific mission – to watch the pace and interactions at the…Academics
Jun 20, 2016
Phillips Scholar and Concordia student Medora Frei's project, Hope in Focus, will help children with chronic conditions gain confidence through photography.
When she was 18, Medora Frei '17 was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic condition that, for her, mainly affects the function of her pancreas. On the day of her diagnosis, Frei's father shared a quote that greatly influenced her path:…Academics