Nov 07, 2017
Celebrated composer, conductor and educator Dr. René Clausen, conductor of The Concordia Choir for the past 31 years, received the Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, St. Olaf College, this fall.
Clausen, a 1974 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in choral music education, is also the artistic director of the Emmy Award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which have been featured on PBS across the nation.
Long before Clausen…
Sep 01, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Ahlfeldt, associate dean of the college, told a sold-out audience that leadership and potential start with understanding who you are.
She spoke at a Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce women’s event focusing on how women need to empower themselves.
“In some situations, we are the ones holding ourselves back,” she said. “We think there is too much of a risk. Our…
Jun 29, 2017
Ellen Hopkins Elementary's Nature Play Day event went off without a hitch with help from interns Peri Lapp '18 and Jenna Januschka '17.
In order to create a Nature Play Park, a place where kids can play and learn in nature, the Parent Teacher Advisory Council of Ellen Hopkins Elementary School in Moorhead developed Nature Play Day as an event to inspire children to use nature…
Jun 12, 2017
Jessica Rieniets '04 has recently been named Teacher of the Year at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School in Moorhead.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in elementary education and Spanish, Rieniets went on to earn her master's degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in reading. She has been a Spanish immersion teacher with Moorhead Area Public…
May 05, 2017
Corinne Burrell ’18 spent a semester using the pieces of the past at the Smithsonian museums to create events for the present.
Working with rare and priceless artifacts is key for museum studies majors, but Burrell got to create opportunities for the future of museums by interning for the world’s largest museum, education and research complex.
As an intern in the Office…
May 01, 2017
Kassondra Ptak '17 received a Japan Exchange and Teaching program scholarship and will be working in Japan for the 2017-18 academic year.
The JET program seeks to advance or enhance the English language education of Japanese students by hiring (most often) native English speakers to assist an English teacher in the classroom. Ptak, an art and global studies major with minors in…
Jan 04, 2017
Allison Cassell ’17 sits hunched in the attic of an old farmhouse, poring over items from days gone by.
It is warm. It is dirty. And it’s well worth it. She’s choosing pieces that will best fit the mission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, where she interned during the summer.
The internship is part of Cassell’s heritage…
Nov 30, 2016
How many people get to go on road trips with the Rochester Red Wings? This Cobber did.
As part of his communications internship for the Red Wings baseball team, Austin Hawkins ’17 did everything from setting up player interviews with the media to creating graphically designed game notes.
His experience working with Jim Cella…Athletics
Sep 06, 2016
Prestigious awards were presented at the Concordia College State of the College event in August.
Ole and Lucy Flaat awards were presented to faculty and staff along with special 125th Anniversary Flaat Faculty Awards and two Reuel and Alma Wije awards.Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Julie Mach,…
Jul 28, 2016
Dr. Nathaniel Dickey has been awarded a fellowship to record a selection of solo trombone music.
Dickey, associate professor of music, received the 2016 LRAC/McKnight Fellowship Music/Visual Arts Grant. He will record six works for solo trombone, including an original piece written by Dr. Steven Makela, assistant professor of music. Dickey…
Jun 15, 2016
Concordia does not look the same as it did when it was founded.
Students in an upper-level history class created an interactive map to as a resource for anyone interested in learning about the history of the college. This map is like a figurative, digital door frame – all the notches marking where and when…Events
Apr 20, 2016
Deb Peschong, administrative assistant for athletics, received the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Service Award for Support Staff at the annual spring Support Staff Appreciation Dinner on April 5.
In her role, Peschong greets everyone who steps into the Memorial Auditorium athletics office, where she has worked for 26 years. She keeps track of all the financials and the student workers for the department. Her gift for community draws…Athletics
Jan 25, 2016
Concordia religion faculty members are dedicated scholars inside and outside the classroom. Here are some of their scholarly achievements from the first semester of 2015-16.
Dr. Anne Mocko, assistant professor, presented:“Tolerance in Nepal Mandala: Communal Relations and Royal Religious Patronage in Malla-era Kathmandu,” at the University of Otago, New Zealand. “Who Sees the Sacred Vest? Ritual, Politics,…
Dec 17, 2015
Emily Luckhardt ’17, Apple Valley, Minn., was named the 2015-16 Concordia College Student Nurse of the Year.
Her academic achievements and roles have been many: participation in the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program; membership in Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honors society; participation in Concordia's Celebration of Student Scholarship (steer committee)…
Oct 19, 2015
Concordia student receives state recognition for her work.
Heather Bowman ’17, Baxter, Minn., received the Outstanding Student Award at the Northwest Conference Award Luncheon for the Minnesota Social Service Association in September. She is studying social work.
Bowman was recognized for her academic…Academics