Mar 20, 2015
For Amy Tran ’15, West Fargo, N.D, the opportunity to return to China for another study abroad experience comes at a pivotal time.
Selected as a recipient of the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship, Tran will spend eight weeks enhancing her Mandarin language skills and cultural understanding in China beginning in June.
The trip comes on the heels of Tran’s May graduation…Global
Mar 17, 2015
Associate professor of German Dr. Jonathan Clark knows a lot about 17th-century pietism. This is why he was tapped by the TLC program “Who Do You Think You Are?” to serve as a cultural historian for celebrity Josh Groban.
The TLC show focuses on finding particular ancestors of interest for American celebrities. The episode Clark was in premiered on March 15.
Clark assisted with an episode that primarily took place in Germany. He was flown to Stuttgart, Germany…Global
Mar 02, 2015
After observing the work of Lutheran World Relief in Honduras, President William Craft talks about the value of college in a recent op-ed published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
College presidents travel a lot, often for friend and fundraising. But I recently returned from a different sort of journey, though no less bound to the mission of Concordia College. I serve on the board of Lutheran World Relief, best known…Global
Feb 26, 2015
Expertise on NATO thrust Dr. Rebecca Moore, professor of political science, into the international airwaves recently.
Moore was one of four experts interviewed for a program of the BBC World Service. The episode on "The Inquiry" explored the strength of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in light of war in Ukraine and threat of conflict in the Baltics.…Global
Feb 13, 2015
Lexi Robinson ’15 will delve into other cultures and utilize her multilingual abilities this summer when she represents the U.S. at the World’s Fair.
Minneapolis native Robinson was selected for the USA Pavilion Student Ambassador Program in Milan, Italy. The fair’s theme is focused on eradicating world hunger by focusing on industry, agriculture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Robinson…Global
Jan 13, 2015
Lowe’s quest to find the right kind of training for their managers brought them to Concordia Language Villages.
The dining room at El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, was lively with banter in Spanish as food was passed around the tables.
It was an amazing change from just a few days earlier when the group, all management staff from Lowe…Global
Jan 02, 2015
A grandfather's advice to learn languages leads to an unanticipated future for one Concordia faculty member.
By Dr. Leila Zakhirova, assistant professor of political science
There is a direct link between what I do for a living today and what happened 50 years ago between two men in a remote village in Turkmenistan, then part of the Soviet Union.…Global
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 03, 2014
Leymah Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 after organizing women to bring about peace in Liberia. She speaks on campus Nov. 6.
Bringing peace to a nation at war with itself is a challenge, but ending that war through a nonviolent movement seems nearly impossible. Leymah Gbowee did just that in Liberia and her work earned her a Nobel Peace Prize. Gbowee will speak on…Global
Oct 31, 2014
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Concordia students are telling stories from around the world.
Take a look at the winners from the annual Global Learning photo contest.Global
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
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 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
May 28, 2014
A chance cultural encounter at a community event lands Sonja Tinjum ’15 an internship.
While attending a Holiday Treats and Tours event at the Comstock House in December, Tinjum met Amanda Nordick, site manager of the Victorian showcase home and the executive director of Nordic Culture Clubs (NCC). Tinjum’s passion for scandinavian…Global Academics