Articles | Church Work | Concordia University Irvine

Church Work Articles

Evelyn Joeckel

Wells of Generosity

Posted on 8/14/2019 - 5 minute read

The Evelyn and Raymond Joeckel family has supported Concordia University Irvine and many Lutheran churches and ministries for nearly seven decades, even while raising a family of seven and moving frequently as part of the oil industry.

Read Article

Tags: Summer 2019, Magazine


Dean and Dian Vieselmeyer

Concordia's Dynamic Duo

Posted on 8/14/2019 - 9 minute read

Dean and Dian Vieselmeyer met in high school at Concordia teacher’s college in Seward, Nebraska, earned teaching degrees there, got married and headed out on a life of adventure. For thirty-four years they played an integral part in building the organizational infrastructure at Concordia Irvine, both on campus and at their home, where they hosted hundreds of students.

Read Article

Tags: Summer 2019, Magazine


Kaylie Housewright

Trafficking in Restoration

Posted on 8/14/2019 - 6 minute read

Kaylie Housewright joined the first Townsend Institute cohort while starting an international nonprofit to support women who are victims of sex trafficking. That meant waking up at 6 a.m. Thailand time for her “evening” class, and persevering through daily thunderstorms and iffy Internet connections.

Read Article

Tags: Summer 2019, Magazine


Mary Desmond

Mary Desmond: Influencing for Good

Posted on 5/14/2019 - 5 minute read

Mary Desmond, a former American Idol contestant and current social media influencer, came to CUI to gain skills for a lifelong career in music.

Read Article

Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, Student Feature


Professor helping two female students with an assignment in class

Q & I Examined in Prestigious Journal

Posted on 5/13/2019 - 1 minute read

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently highlighted CUI’s Q&I curriculum in a special 2018 publication titled Reforming Gen Ed: Strategies for success on your campus. The two-page institutional profile of Concordia was headlined, “A liberal-arts college sees student engagement increase with the creation of common-core courses.”

Read Article

Tags: Spring 2019, Magazine


Gen Ed Questions

Taking on Big Questions

Posted on 5/13/2019 - 6 minute read

CUI revamped its undergraduate curriculum and refocused general education classes on life’s enduring questions, giving leadership in the national conversation on innovating higher education.

Read Article

Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019


Christian Ramirez

The Unlikely Star

Posted on 5/10/2019 - 4 minute read

Christian Ramirez rediscovered his love for soccer at Concordia and launched into a professional playing career.

Read Article

Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, alumnus


Top