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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


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


Christians and Vocations

Posted on 9/8/2017 by Unknown - 1 minute read

The Medieval Church taught that Christians could gain a future reward from God by their own merit. Ordinary lay people could obtain very few merits because they engaged mostly in non-spiritual activities such as raising food or making clothes. Clergy, monks, and nuns, however, gained more merits by reciting the mass, renouncing property, and remaining celibate. Luther learned from the Bible that only the merit of Jesus Christ matters.

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Tags: faith, relationships


CUI Cheer and Stunt performing for the fans

CUI Stunt and Cheer builds upon solid foundation

Posted on 3/23/2017 by Freda Freeman - 4 minute read

To build a human pyramid with a group of girls standing on each other’s backs and shoulders takes not only strong, sturdy muscles but trust, loyalty and a strong family bond.

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Tags: sports, relationships, team


Athletes enter the gym surrounded by cheer leaders and team members

Concordia is ‘home away from home’ for international student athletes

Posted on 3/21/2017 by Freda Freeman - 4 minute read

What Australian student Anderson Clarke likes most about playing men’s basketball at Concordia University Irvine is the support system he has—on and off the court.

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Tags: sports, relationships, community


Coach showing his team a play

The Name Of The Game: Respect

Posted on 9/28/2016 by Shaleek Blackburn - 2 minute read

“Coaches are the beacon, the guiding light,” says Jim Perry, District Athletic Director of Huntington Beach High School District.

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Tags: coaching, relationships, development


Coach talking to football player during a game.

Relationships Rule

Posted on 6/15/2016 by Shaleek Blackburn - 2 minute read

In order to develop and maintain a leading sports program, coaches must establish authentic, meaningful relationships, not only with student-athletes and their parents, but also with school administrators and the community-at-large, says Jon Hamro, a professor for the Master's of Coaching and Athletic Administration program at Concordia University Irvine.

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Tags: coaching, development, team, relationships


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