The works below came from a dream that Prof. Kurt Bergdolt had before Christmas. Kurt is an art professor at CU and specializes in ceramics. In his dream he received a brightly wrapped package in red and green with a tag that read, “Merry Christmas from Kim Jong Un.” When he “opened” the package in his dream, he found a nuclear core inside. The pieces of the art Kurt created indirectly relate to this dream.
Tropical Biology class (BIO-370) returned back from Belize and Guatemala, marking one more year of successful collaboration between CU, Portland, OR and Concordia University, Austin, TX. Seventeen students and two professors (including Dr.
Five science students from Concordia University Portland presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Sciences (OAS) on February 25. The meeting was held on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis. OAS is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and supports university undergraduate research and pre-college scientific organizations that encourage interest in the sciences, math and engineering. Emily Heinsen and Rachel Siltman gave oral presentations on their research at the conference.
International Education Week photo contest winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 International Education Week photo contest:
Several thesis projects from the MA in International Development & Service (MAIDS) have made the “Top 10” list in the Digital Commons Network for searches and downloads. These are projects posted on the CU Commons site and are available for viewing and download globally. Both projects were part of the Emergency & Disaster Management discipline, which is a sub-discipline of the Social & Behaviorial Sciences Commons.
For the second year in a row, Dr. Ted Engelbrecht has led a group of CU students, staff, faculty and friends to southern India for two weeks over the Winter Break. The trip is made up of visits to religious and historical sites in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and includes concerts of South Indian Carnatic music and Kathakali dance-drama. The group also had fun at beaches, backwaters and an elephant refuge. Stops included:
Concordia International School, Hanoi (Vietnam) dedicated its new building on Sept. 15.2016, in a service that was graced by the presence and words of Ambassador of the United States to Vietnam, Dr. Ted Osius. Starting in 2010 with seven students and two teachers and meeting in the home of Director Steve Winkelman, the school has grown to 315 students and 32 teaching faculty. Phase two of the building project is already being developed. The school is owned by LCMS Holdings Vietnam and is a realization of a dream by LCMS World Missions and Vietnamese partners.
Sabbatical can be defined as, “a period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research” (Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary, 2016), but I would just call it an amazing gift. In the fall of 2015 I [Dr.
Recently six Concordia students across four different majors participated in a faculty-led study abroad program to Angers, France. They spent three weeks in this vibrant city, about 185 miles southwest of Paris, with two Psychology faculty, Drs. Reed & Erin Mueller. The program consisted of a seminar on the Psychology of Religion, running workshops for middle- and high-school students about American culture, daily “Survival French” classes, homestays with French families, and many cultural and historical excursions.
Field biology class successfully explored Iceland May 31 to June 13. Concordia students with Dr. Polozov circled the whole island, exploring all major landscapes and ecosystems, and enjoying the incredible beauty of Icelandic nature – majestic glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, fumaroles, oceanic coasts, arctic deserts and tundra. Three of the four participants have already signed up for future field trips.
Here is what our students said about the trip: