Dec 22, 2014
Maddie Grosland ’15, Cannon Falls, Minn., and Maddie Johnson ’15, Eagan, Minn., wanted to help improve body image, self-esteem and relationships among middle school girls. To do so, they started their own student organization, Girls in Real Life.
The new organization facilitates mentoring relationships between college students and young women at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead.
“It's a nice feeling to think that we are helping girls get through the types of things that we all dealt…Student Life
Dec 08, 2014
What do you do when wanderlust and a passion for research come crashing together? You get packing.
From the deserts of the American Southwest to the rain forests of Brazil, Kelly Knutson ’15, Grand Forks, N.D., has made the most of every opportunity to take his education out of the classroom and into some of the most diverse and extreme ecologies…Global Academics
Nov 26, 2014
With the help of an area food shelf, Concordia makes a difference with its leftovers. For the past 30 years, Concordia Dining Services has provided approximately 21,000 pounds of food and beverages to Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, N.D.
Janet Paul, director of Dining Services, says Great Plains Food Bank acts as a clearinghouse for food donations in the community. It knows where donations are needed the most.
“That’s why it’s so effective,” she says, “because they know what…
Sep 02, 2014
Michael Chambers ’15, Blaine, Minn., utilized his experience and resources at Concordia to gain an internship in his field.
As a multimedia journalism and communication–public relations major, Chambers worked for Onsharp as a digital marketing intern this past summer.
While serving as the programs and events commissioner for the Student Government Association, Brent…Academics
Aug 30, 2014
Concordia students marketed beef this summer for a Kazakhstan cattle operation. Emily Royer ’14 and Chris Haugdahl ’15 traveled to Kazakhstan, a country in central Asia, to implement a marketing plan they created in an international marketing course.
As part of the course, students were assigned to create marketing plans for real international companies. Five of the students worked on a plan for KazBeef, a company in Kazakhstan that began flying North Dakota cattle to that country four years…Academics
Aug 25, 2014
Two Concordia students spent seven weeks abroad this summer studying peace and conflict at the University of Oslo.
Anne Savereide ’15, North Oaks, Minn., (right) and Maddie Hyde ’16, Fargo, N.D., were accepted into the Peace Scholars program, an outgrowth of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The program gives students the opportunity to learn about conflict,…Global
Jul 22, 2014
Students are living out the Concordia mission statement and impacting their communities with the help of the Phillips Scholarship, a program that provides funding for community improvement projects.
Imagine moving to a country where everything is unfamiliar, including the language. All around you are people who seem to have every cultural norm dialed in.
Aware of the obstacles that new Americans face on a daily basis…Academics
Jun 25, 2014
A unique opportunity to observe presidential elections in El Salvador brings with it a new perspective.
Nate LaCombe '15, Billings, Mont., got the chance to participate in El Salvador’s democratic process while examining our own during a semester in Washington, D.C., through the Lutheran College Washington Semester program.
The LCWS program is…Global
Jun 25, 2014
From Moorhead to Florence, Italy, Brianne Lee ’16 seeks out any opportunity to broaden her horizons.
Lee has been calling Moorhead home since long before her time as a student at Concordia. Her connection to the college runs deeper than simple proximity, however. Lee says she’s always known she wanted to attend Concordia – that going to school…Global
Jun 23, 2014
Concordia’s Summer Book Read, “Not a Drop to Drink” by Mindy McGinnis, is a story of survival in a dystopian world where clean water is a luxury.
McGinnis’ debut novel has received high acclaim from the author’s peers.
“A brutally beautiful debut,” New York Times best-seller Michael Grant said, “not to be missed.”
At Fall Orientation, incoming freshmen will discuss the novel, considering…Academics
May 30, 2014
Music became more than a universal language as The Concordia Orchestra performed in the cities of Bethlehem, I’billin, Ramallah and Jerusalem.
Foster Beyers, conductor of The Concordia Orchestra, has always stressed to his musicians that there is someone in the audience who needs to hear their music.
This was never more true than when the orchestra performed in Ramallah, a Palestinian…Music
Apr 14, 2014
Students living on campus next year will be able to show off their commitment to sustainability.
Residence Life staff and student Eco-Representatives will offer Green Room Certification to students whose rooms or campus apartments meet criteria that promote green living.
Joe Dlugos, director of Livedalen Hall, worked with students and…
Apr 04, 2014
Concordia group hosted youths from diverse faith communities as they packed hygiene kits for the homeless.
Tables were piled with washcloths, toothpaste, soap and lotion as dozens of youth from local faith communities worked together packing toiletry kits for people who are homeless.
The event, which took place in the Knutson Campus Center's Centrum…
Apr 01, 2014
As a recent college graduate, Sudhir Selvaraj ’11 traveled back to his hometown of Bangalore, India, to start influencing the affairs of the world.
Update: A staged reading of "We All Live in Bhopal" will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Barry Auditorium at Grant Center.
After studying political science and global studies at Concordia, Selvaraj interned with Visthar, a nonprofit organization…Alumni Global
Mar 11, 2014
It's not uncommon for Cobbers to use spring break as an opportunity to take learning out of the classroom – around the country and across the globe.
This year, 16 students used the week to explore conservation and activism in the Florida Everglades.
The experience was organized and led by students as part of a fairly new initiative at Concordia. The High Impact Leadership Trip (HILT) concept…