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Ramon walking through a neighborhood in Mexico

Ramon Contreras: Faith on the Border

Posted on 7/26/2018 by CUI Magazine - 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


Scott and Ariana holding hands walking in front of Good Shepherd Chapel

Scott and Ariana: Of Love and Leadership

Posted on 7/26/2018 by CUI Magazine - 4 minute read

Scott Esswein ’15 and Ariana Sadeghipour ’17 not only met at CUI, but
both served as ASCUI president during their time as students. This
year they are getting married to make the political—er, personal
partnership permanent.

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Tags: leadership, relationships


Tony Vezner and the poster for 10 Days in a Madhouse

Creating a Madhouse

Posted on 7/24/2018 by CUI Magazine - 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


Underwater Ocean Background

Marine Lab Student Spotlight: Noah Kolander '19

Posted on 7/6/2018 by Unknown - 4 minute read

Spending his summers on dairy farms and horse ranches, Noah envisioned a career as a large animal veterinarian. However, on his first day at Concordia, his plans changed. He credits the Marine Lab for igniting his passion for marine biology and directing him towards an unexpected and exciting career path.

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Tags: development, facilities, leadership, relationships


Matthew Hansen

Matthew Hansen: Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 3/22/2018 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

Matthew Hansen '84, mathematics teacher and dean of academics at Orange Lutheran High School, received this year’s Distinguished Service Award from CUI, honoring his more than thirty years of teaching and pioneering in the sciences.

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Tags: alumnus, leadership, sports


President Krueger sitting in Good Shepherd Chapel

Leaving on a high note: President Krueger announces his retirement

Posted on 3/13/2018 by CUI Magazine - 9 minute read

Kurt Krueger, president of Concordia University Irvine since 2010—and CUI English professor and provost before that—will retire in July, leaving the university in perhaps the strongest state academically, missionally and financially in its history.

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Tags: faith, leadership


A team of people working together to fix a damaged home

Above the Flood: Servant Leadership Award Recipient Chris Singer

Posted on 3/12/2018 by CUI Magazine - 5 minute read

Rev. Chris Singer ’91, MA ’03, is the recipient of the 2018 Servant Leadership Award, which he will receive at Concordia’s annual Gala of Stars in April 2018.

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Tags: leadership, faith, community


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