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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, alumnus