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Ramon Contreras: Faith on the Border

Posted on 7/26/2018 by Magazine Editorial Team - 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

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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

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Second Annual Latina Conference

Posted on 3/28/2018 by Unknown - 1 minute read

CUI held its second annual Latina Leadership Conference in October 2017, with panels of professionals addressing subjects like “Paying for College,” as well as breakout sessions on educational pathways in biology, nursing, fine arts and business.

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Tags: alumnus, development, Student Success and Motivation

Virginia Slusser is making a difference

Virginia Slusser: Making a Difference

Posted on 3/22/2018 by Magazine Editorial Team - 5 minute read

Not many people outlive their life insurance policies. At 100 years old, CUI donor Virginia Hoffman Slusser just did.

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Tags: faith, development

Great Basin Observatory

CUI Partners to Establish First Observatory in a National Park

Posted on 3/20/2018 by Magazine Editorial Team - 2 minute read

For the first time, a research-quality astronomical observatory has been established in a U.S. National Park, and CUI’s efforts were crucial to making it happen.

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Tags: development


Crossing Cultures to Educate People

Posted on 2/19/2018 by Unknown - 3 minute read

Before being tapped to lead a redesign of CUI’s Master’s of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) degree, Yi Schuler lived through momentous cultural changes in her own life. Born and educated in China, she came to the U.S. in 1998, and later became a key factor in the growth of Concordia’s MAIS program.

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Tags: development

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Reforming education for All

Posted on 7/13/2017 by Unknown - 1 minute read

The Reformation forever changed education. In Martin Luther’s day, formal education was reserved for boys. Specifically, it was for boys who would go on to be lawyers, doctors, or priests.

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Tags: faith, development

Angela Ferguson

Angela Ferguson

Posted on 3/23/2017 by Ann Ashmon - 2 minute read

For Angela Ferguson, deciding to earn her MBA through Concordia University Irvine was an easy decision. She knew CUI had a recognizable and reputable name, but it wasn’t until she started to look closely that she discovered even more compelling reasons to attend.

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Tags: business, development

Great Commission Showcase

Great Commission Showcase

Posted on 3/17/2017 by Ann Ashmon - 3 minute read

Taylor Kelso, this academic year’s Great Commission Showcase winner, discovered her new life goals through an unexpected medical emergency.

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Tags: medical, development, leadership, 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