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Tony Vezner and the poster for 10 Days in a Madhouse

Creating a Madhouse

7/1/2018 - 7 minute read

A four-year creative journey brought an original play to campus in March. Ten Days in a
Madhouse, based on a 19th-century book by investigative reporter Nellie Bly, depicted
her pioneering efforts to expose abuses in a mental asylum of the day

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Tags: alumnus, arts, community, leadership



Ramon walking through a neighborhood in Mexico

Ramon Contreras: Faith on the Border

7/1/2018 - 7 minute read

Ramon Contreras, MA ’04, coordinator of Lutheran Border Concerns Ministries (LBCM) in San Diego, has established a unique partnership with his alma mater, hosting and training groups of CUI students annually as they build homes, serve at orphanages and worship in churches south of the border.

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Tags: community, development, faith, leadership






Women's volleyball setting a winning legacy

Setting a Winning Legacy

3/1/2017 - 3 minute read

I played softball for ten years and was being recruited by colleges when I was just fourteen. The pressure was intense—pitching lessons, hitting lessons, daily practice. Finally, I stopped enjoying the sport. When the high school volleyball coach invited me to try out, I gave it a shot and fell in love with it.

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Tags: sports, team, leadership


Soccer team lining up before a game

Culture Club

9/30/2016 - 2 minute read

When creating a team culture, says Jim Kunau, Leadership and Administration and Sports Ethics assistant professor of the Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program at Concordia University Irvine, the coach’s perspective is the starting point.

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Tags: coaching, leadership, communication


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