Feb 09, 2014
Two friends. Seven days. 155 miles. For Amanda “Chett” Matchett ’09 and Eric Wheeler ’09, this race is about more than mileage; it’s about honoring memories.
It’s OK to call Amanda “Chett” Matchett ’09 and Eric Wheeler ’09 a little crazy. Perhaps that is why they signed up for a seven-day, 155-mile trek across one of the world’s hottest deserts, part of the annual 4 Deserts race series through RacingThePlanet…Alumni Global
Feb 03, 2014
Members of the Cobber football team recently partnered with drivers in the Monster Jam truck series to benefit a local nonprofit agency.
And the opportunity came about all because of a fellow student’s network of contacts.
A dozen football team members removed old carpet from the activity center at Red River Human Services in Fargo, N.D. Working alongside them were the Monster…Athletics
Jan 21, 2014
Travel. Adventure. Passion. The Open Window Exchange is all about bypassing the big picture to celebrate the beauty in the little details.
For Stephanie Barnhart '13 and Zach Davis '13, traveling is less about the destination and all about the journey. Journeys to Argentina, Cambodia, Ireland, Rwanda, Scotland and Turkey – just to name a few.
But it’s not about the sightseeing…Alumni Global
Jan 03, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Steinwand and student researchers are collecting environmental justice poems from cultures around the world for a new anthology.
Cleaner power from a dam may be a sign of hope for some, but for those displaced by the structure and raging water it’s a sign of despair. These are the paradoxes English professor Jonathan Steinwand and his research team looked at all summer…Academics Global
Nov 21, 2013
For cast members in Concordia’s production of “Urinetown,” it's impossible to not think about sustainability and water consumption issues.
“The show gives a very poignant, clear, and thought-provoking message that if we as a society don't do something to change our over-consuming ways, this humorous, yet tragic world portrayed in ‘Urinetown’ is inevitably our not-so-distant future…
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
Apr 24, 2013
Students in the Food in Global History class were assigned to interview an international student and prepare a favorite dish from that person’s country.
You can tell a lot about a person’s culture based on the food they eat and how he or she eats it. Students in a Food in Global History class were assigned to look at the relationship between food and culture by interviewing an international…
Apr 09, 2013
Concordia students are taking action to help save lives in Africa by raising funds to purchase vaccines that fight the effects of meningitis.
Students on campus are taking action to help save lives in Africa by raising funds to purchase vaccines that fight the effects of meningitis.
It’s called the Meningitis Vaccine Project and a donation of only 50 cents will purchase a vaccination…
Feb 08, 2013
Yiwei Yi is a one-of-a-kind student – she’s the first to pursue dual degrees from Concordia and Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing, China.
Yi completed her first two years at SISU and, after two years at Concordia, she will receive degrees from both schools. SISU is one of two Chinese universities with ties to Concordia.
One advantage of the dual-degree program is that students…
Dec 31, 2012
On 134 acres where lakeshore, prairie and woodlands intersect, Cobbers are already conducting field research, with plans for more underway.
The college recently constructed an eco-friendly classroom/lab building on its Long Lake property near Detroit Lakes, Minn., a donation to the college back in the 1970s. After years of renting some of the land for farming and then opening it…
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
Dec 16, 2009
Showering the students with Norwegian greetings, Dr. Tove Dahl’s entire face lights up as she brings the language and culture of her homeland to the children of Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village.
After 26 years as dean of the Village and 30 total years working with Concordia Language Villages, Dahl has danced and sang with hundreds of children, told dozens of Norwegian fairy tales and shaped the curriculum that helps students learn the…Academics
Dec 01, 2009
Judge John Tunheim '75 played an important role in developing the Republic of Kosovo's new constitution.
The simple eloquence of the opening of the Republic of Kosovo's new constitution moves beyond this country's recent stormy birth toward an inspiring future for its people:
"We, the people of Kosovo,
Determined to build a future of Kosovo…Global Outcomes
Mar 22, 2007
Anesthesiologist Dr. Bob Brunsvold ‘66 concludes every pre-surgery patient interview with one simple, yet startling question.
“Do you believe in God?” he asks. And moments later he’s asking his patient, “Can we say a prayer together?” Brunsvold’s bold invitation is accepted virtually every time.
“I’ve been doing this for more than five years and in that time I’ve…Alumni