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
May 20, 2014
Concordia students experienced Nicaragua and the projects of Lutheran World Relief this May through a special partnership with the college and LWR.
Ten students and religion instructor Adam Copeland embarked on a Justice Journey to the Central American country May 5-21. Two LWR representatives accompanied them on the study away experience.
Concordia students gained understanding of large-…Global
May 06, 2014
This week marks the beginning of The Concordia Orchestra’s two-week international tour to the Holy Land.
The orchestra’s first foray into this region will include performances in the cities of Bethlehem, I’billin, Ramallah and Jerusalem. Conductor Foster Beyers considers the tour an opportunity to answer the call of the Concordia mission.
Apr 21, 2014
Exactly 30 years after her mother traveled to Germany on a Fulbright scholarship, Elsa Lund ’14, Seattle, will be heading there this fall.
Lund, a vocal performance major at Concordia, applied for Fulbright’s English Teaching Assistant Program with encouragement from her parents, who were both Fulbright scholars.
She heard the good news April 2 and immediately called her mom.…Academics Global
Apr 20, 2014
A global studies major can take you away from home – or back home, as in the case of Ethiopia native Dawit Endale Alemayehu ’11.
Alemayehu likes coffee, but it’s his passion for his work that motivates him to rise each morning and take to the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In addition to his coursework in global studies and business, Alemayehu sought out opportunities…Alumni Global
Apr 14, 2014
For Kjerstin Engebretson '16, the Concordia mission to become responsibly engaged in the world is more than a statement – it's a way of life.Global
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 03, 2014
Concordia has joined a national campaign to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
For its part in the International Education Coalition’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, the college has committed to increasing the percentage of its undergraduate students who study abroad from 43 percent to 75 percent. This is a goal from…Global
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
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
Dec 17, 2013
Prompted by a religion class assignment, a 2006 alumnus' vision to establish the first library in Panyijiar is now a reality.
It’s one done but more to go for development in Panyijiar, an impoverished, war-ravaged village in South Sudan. The region was once home to many Lost Boys of Sudan who eventually found their way to Fargo-Moorhead and Concordia College.