News & Recognition

News & Recognition

Stories of Impact

2019 Gala of Stars Reaches Record High

Members of the CUI Debate team hold plaques and award trophies they won at the National Parliamentary Debate Association Championship Tournament in March 2019.

Debate Team Does it Again!

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 2 minute read

CUI’s debate team has done it again, placing second nationwide at the 2019 National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) Championship Tournament. It is the seventh time in eight years they have finished in the top five among all universities, and their run includes two first-place finishes and four second-place finishes. The Eagles are the only squad in the country to place a team in the quarterfinals or higher at nationals for the last five years in a row.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, Campus News


Professor helping two female students with an assignment in class

Q & I Examined in Prestigious Journal

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 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


Christian Ramirez

The Unlikely Star

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 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


I and You at Kennedy Center Regional Festival

Theatre Presents Show at Kennedy Center Regional Festival

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 2 minute read

CUI’s theatre program has enjoyed annual success in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and this year was no different as the show I and You was selected to appear in full production.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019


Gen Ed Questions

Taking on Big Questions

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 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


Brenda Segovia

Brenda Segovia ’15: In the Mud with Those in Need

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 3 minute read

I do a lot of work with Rio Grande Valley Mission Action Council (RioMAC), a collaboration of twelve Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod churches in the Rio Grande Valley which focuses on unity within our circuit, within our individual congregations and within our communities. We also engage in outreach, specifically to those who do not know how incredibly loved they are by Jesus. Our outreach efforts have placed us in some very unlikely places and situations, which make for interesting ministry stories

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019


CUI donors Bill and Audrey Dahlgren

Innovation and Generosity

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 4 minute read

Bill and Audrey Dahlgren, long-time CUI supporters, built an industry-leading company and family through a combination of innovation, risk-taking and prayer.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019


Mary Desmond

Mary Desmond: Influencing for Good

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 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


CUI alumnus Ryan Ellis ’03, President of Travis Mathew

Next Gen Golf Apparel

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 3/1/2019 - 7 minute read

Ryan Ellis ’03 helped the Eagles win their first men’s basketball national championship. Today, he is president of Travis Mathew, the hottest men's apparel brand for work and play.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, alumnus


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