Feb 09, 2015
When The Concordia Choir takes the stage at Brainerd’s Tornstrom Auditorium Feb. 14, the hall will be very familiar to two choir members and their conductor.
Wyatt Steinke '17 and Naomi Swanson '17, both Brainerd (Minn.) High School graduates, will be singing for their hometown. Michael Smith, who taught in Brainerd schools for 25 years, is the guest conductor of The Concordia Choir, filling in for…Music Alumni
Jan 05, 2015
Cedric Foudjet ’12 used his experience at Concordia to connect current students with medical innovators in Africa.
Foudjet grew up in Cameroon. There he was surrounded by family members and peers who used their intelligence and imagination to create new technologies and ideas.
So when Foudjet came to the United States, he was surprised that his peers had…Alumni
Dec 06, 2014
No matter the season, Kris Knutson '03 has water on his mind.
He plays a key role in water quality as Moorhead Public Service's water division manager, work he was introduced to as a student intern.
As a biology major and chemistry minor at Concordia, Knutson always thought he would end up conducting…Alumni
Nov 14, 2014
Cobbers swarmed in the Knutson Campus Center atrium Nov. 14 for the first Ring Celebration, commemorating the delivery of Cobber rings to campus.
“It really makes it concrete that I’m a Cobber,” art education major Alison Broman ’16, Wayzata, Minn., says.
The Cobber ring represents Concordia’s community, which reaches far beyond the classroom.
“What it’s really all about is the Cobber…Alumni
Nov 11, 2014
Tomoko Matsunaga '08 recently returned from her second voyage around the world working as an interpreter on the Peace Boat.
After four years of working at a public school in Alaska, the teacher decided to try something very different. She applied to be an interpreter on the 78th voyage of the Peace Boat and completed her first around-the-world cruise in 2012.
Oct 17, 2014
When it comes to living sustainably, Emily (Ortloff) McGarvey ’02 tells people to “think big and start small.”
As Target Corp.’s senior manager of sustainability, McGarvey is no stranger to the challenges of carrying out actions that promote sustainability in financial, social and environmental areas.
McGarvey began working at Target 12 years ago. Though…Alumni
Oct 13, 2014
Every year, students and alumni return to campus to celebrate our rich Concordia Homecoming traditions. We managed to capture some of our favorite moments in this gallery.Alumni Events Student Life
Oct 07, 2014
Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to four distinguished Concordia graduates at the Homecoming Banquet on Friday, Oct. 10.
Recipients of the Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award have honored the college through distinguished service in their careers and to others.
John Ahlquist '63 has been a certified health physicist for 41 years and a leader in applied…Alumni Events
Oct 07, 2014
Concordia athletes have a new home this year.
Capping off the six-year Update the Jake campaign to revamp Jake Christiansen Stadium, the completion of a new locker room facility in March marked an exciting time for Concordia Athletics.
“It’s a long time coming,” head football coach Terry…Athletics Alumni
Oct 06, 2014
From coronation to the bonfire, from a parade to all-campus worship, Homecoming is full of rich traditions for Cobbers of all ages. This year's theme is "Cobbers Together: Now and Forever."Alumni Events
Sep 30, 2014
Kristyn Voegele ’11 has spent the last three years surrounded by huge rare bones. A paleontology grad student at Drexel University, Voegele has been working with a new dinosaur species, which is the largest ever found.
The Dreadnoughtus schrani was discovered in Argentina in 2005 by Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, Voegele’s doctoral advisor. His team excavated the bones over the next four years and brought the dinosaur to the United States to study in his Drexel lab…Alumni
Sep 15, 2014
Ashley Dedin’s modern heirloom art has earned her a spot as a finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.
Each year “Martha Stewart Living” honors a group of makers, craftspeople, small-business owners, and innovators from across the country in four key categories: crafts, design, food and style. From the entire pool of Martha Stewart American Made…Alumni
Aug 13, 2014
Before Dr. Bryan Bishop, associate professor of biology, learned about Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, he was mapping anthills in northern Michigan by hand.
The research was for his doctoral work and Bishop had not yet discovered GIS, which would have made his work more efficient.
“I just kick myself now that I didn’t take more interest in it,” he says.
Using mapping software to correlate location…Academics Alumni
Jun 30, 2014
A film produced by Dr. Gregory Carlson, director of media activities and film studies, is a finalist in an international documentary competition.
In the 2014 International Documentary Challenge, “The Hammer and the Axe” was chosen along with 11 other finalists from a pool of hundreds of documentaries submitted from around the world.
The film placed third in the online audience awards…Alumni Academics
Jun 17, 2014
As a Norwegian journalist, Einar Lunde ’65 watched empires fall, corresponded with Nobel Peace Prize winners and was accused of being a spy. That career, which earned him the nickname “Walter Cronkite of Norway,” began at Concordia.
Lunde was a student at Concordia in 1961-62.
He returned to campus in June to donate two best-selling books (written in Norwegian), “Paradisveien” and “Safari,” to the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library. Both books carry the name of Concordia on the…Alumni Global