Jul 05, 2018
Forty-three students and staff headed to the Gulf Coast for a week last semester to listen, learn and help people whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The trip, organized through Campus Ministry, followed the ELCA model of accompaniment – the idea that we walk a difficult road together.
“This opportunity introduced the values of accompaniment,” said Jon Leiseth, a deacon in the Campus Ministry…
Apr 24, 2018
Moorhead native Rachel Schaefer ’18 will be working in Colombia next year thanks to a Fulbright award.
Schaefer has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and will be working at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales.
Manizales is the capital city of one of the smallest Colombian departments…Global Outcomes
Feb 05, 2018
Concordia Language Villages has launched an English pilot project in Tanzania.
At the crossroads of some of the world’s greatest natural beauty and poverty is the Serengeti. This wild landscape of Tanzania, Africa, is home to the great wildebeest migration. Gazelles, zebras, hyenas, lions and other animals roam the park…Global
Sep 15, 2017
While her first interest was in developing communities outside of the United States, Natasha John ’10 discovered that familiar places needed development, too.
John is a government and legislative affairs associate at the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO). The associates work on various issues that are important to the Navajo Nation. They advocate to the federal government including agencies,…Alumni
Aug 30, 2017
Emily Combs ’17 is about to embark on two years abroad with the Peace Corps.
After hearing about her friends’ experiences and stories while volunteering for the Peace Corps, Combs decided to apply to be a volunteer in Ecuador and the East Caribbean.
“I love traveling and I wanted to use my teaching degree and experience…Alumni
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
Dec 01, 2016
Kate Westhoven '17 applied what she’s learned as a music education major as an intern at the North Dakota Autism Center.
Westhoven sat on a cushy mat at the bottom of a big yellow slide. A client of about 3 years old slid down and she caught him. This group was the little stars, the youngest group of clients at the North Dakota Autism Center (NDAC), where Westhoven…Music
Nov 14, 2016
Whether it’s to play capture the flag, run soccer drills or play zombie tag, Kyle Lippert ’17 brought the fun to kids in underserved neighborhoods by driving a playground on wheels.
It was part of his Swendseid Service Scholars internship for the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley.
“One of my favorite parts about the job was that there was such a high diversity in the kids we interacted with,” he says.
He drove…Outcomes Music
Sep 27, 2016
Mackenzie Hedge '18 spent three weeks volunteering at the Fundación Medica Mosquera, a health center in Quito, Ecuador.
When Hedge came across a flier advertising a volunteer program that would send her to Ecuador, she thought "why not?" and applied.
Her open-minded attitude paid off. The nursing and Spanish double major received the Spirit Cultural Exchange…
Jul 22, 2016
For two days, Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium became a 100-chair dental clinic.
The college hosted Minnesota Mission of Mercy, which provides free dental care to children and adults who are uninsured, underinsured or just unable to access dental treatment.
Organizers expected that about 2,000 patients would be treated…Alumni
May 09, 2016
It's a small world for two Cobber alumni.
Mark Dixon '06 and Olivia Gear '15 are both Fulbright Scholars for 2015-16 and both are living in Germany – Dixon in Halle and Gear in Saxony.
Dixon is a doctoral candidate from Princeton Theological Seminary and is spending his time in Germany…Alumni
Feb 29, 2016
Where did Cobbers spend their spring break? They built houses in Santa Fe, N.M., and tracked wolves in Yellowstone National Park. They explored Jerusalem and more. Check out some highlights.[View the story "Concordia College Spring Break 2016" on Storify] Student Life
Jan 12, 2016
Building green is not only part of the construction plans for an updated integrated science complex on campus – it’s been part of the transition as well.
Items no longer needed in Jones Science and Ivers have been given away, sold and recycled.
“Just because we don’t need it, doesn’t mean something is useless,” says Samantha Hill, sustainability coordinator. “If we can find another home for…Academics
Dec 30, 2015
Advertising executive Fay Ferguson ’73 and her longtime business partner, McGhee Osse, will play a key role in influencing voters as the nation prepares to elect its next president in 2016.
Ferguson is co-chief executive officer of Burrell Communications Group based in Chicago and Los Angeles. The agency was tapped by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to develop advertising targeted to African-Americans. The assignment includes varied…Alumni Outcomes
Dec 03, 2015
Concordia students spent the last two months teaching elementary students to speak another language.
With a bright grin and dancing eyes, a child named Jack spoke boldly into the microphone. “Ich heisse Jack,” he said in his best German.
Dozens of parents came to see the culmination of the Centennial School Language Program taught by the college…Global