Apr 08, 2016
Concordia students place first for the third consecutive year at the 2016 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition.
Concordia's team placed first among 24 teams from 17 schools around the Midwest. Students Tom Dukatz '16, Zach Lipp '16, Philip Manley '17, and Rachel Swedin '16 represented Concordia along with their faculty advisor Dr. John Reber, associate…Academics
Feb 23, 2016
Tom Dukatz ’16, Eagan, Minn., hasn’t graduated yet, but he’s well on his way to becoming a credentialed actuary. He already has passed four of 10 actuarial exams.
This is a considerable achievement considering that each exam requires at least 300 hours of independent study.
Typically, most undergraduates interested in becoming an actuary complete one or two exams by the time they graduate, says Dr. Doug…Outcomes Academics
Nov 17, 2015
Jordan Bolger ’16 has learned a lot of lessons on the basketball court: discipline, work ethic, commitment, how to demonstrate a go-to attitude.
Most of all, the biology and mathematics major from Apple Valley, Minn., has learned how to apply those lessons to other areas of his life.
“Coach (Rich) Glas always has emphasized that people who are dedicated to basketball will be dedicated…Academics Athletics
Oct 08, 2015
Physics labs in lounges. Faculty offices in former dorm rooms. Consider it the temporary normal as Concordia prepares to renovate its science facilities.
Earlier this month, the Board of Regents gave final approval to update Ivers and the Jones Science Center. The $45 million project will be completed in fall 2017.
In the meantime, staff and faculty have been busy. As of early October, more…Academics
Aug 14, 2015
Phillips Scholar Samantha Adank ’16 spent more than a year researching and planning her project – a two-week STEM class for middle school-aged girls.
One word describes Adank’s STEM class – fun.
The excitement of Adank’s 10 students was tangible as they waited for a recent class to start. However, it doubled when they saw the word "zombie" incorporated in the itinerary listed on the board…
Mar 04, 2015
Students from all disciplines prepare to present their undergraduate research on campus. The Celebration of Student Scholarship is an all-day, campuswide event.
Nathan Stanelle ’15 figured out a better way to schedule lacrosse games. Katharine Spencer ’15 explored theology on Native American reservations.
Both will be among hundreds of students sharing their research with peers this spring.
Jan 30, 2015
For Tom Dukatz '16, Eagan, Minn., finding the right college required the perfect mix of academic and musical excellence.
Dukatz hopes to take on the world of business as a risk analyst.
He’s spent summers as an actuarial intern for major insurance companies in the Twin Cities and is currently doing independent research with Dr. Douglas Anderson, professor of…Music
Oct 20, 2014
Imagine beginning your senior year of college with a full-time job waiting for you on the other side of graduation.
For Shannon Goetz ’15, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Karina Skar ’15, Minnetonka, Minn., this dream is a reality.
Goetz, a mathematical finance major, and Skar, who double majors in mathematics and Spanish, worked as actuarial interns at Allianz…Academics
Apr 08, 2014
Concordia’s data analytics team took first place at the 2014 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition at Winona (Minn.) State University.
Team members are Bryce Frentz '14, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Megan Menth '14, Hutchinson, Minn.; Erin Twohy '14, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Tom Dukatz '16, Eagan, Minn.
The team, coached by Dr. John Reber, assistant professor of mathematics, competed…Academics
Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Douglas Anderson, professor of mathematics, recognized for prolific research and writing.
Dr. Douglas Anderson has 100 reasons to celebrate.
The professor of mathematics recently had his 100th scholarly article accepted for publication in a professional journal.
Anderson’s area of research is differential equations, which describes…Academics