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Campus & Community

Grant Award from Oregon Heritage for Vanport Festival

Concordia University Portland was awarded a $20,000 Heritage Commission Grant from Oregon Heritage, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for the inaugural Vanport Mosaic Festival.

The Vanport Mosaic Festival, taking place in May 2016, in partnership with Vanport Mosaic Collective, will commemorate the historic city of Vanport as one of the first racial integrated cities in North America.

Concordia University Expands Community Engagement in Boise and across the Intermountain West

Law School Dean Cathy Silak Promoted to the University’s VP of Community Engagement

Concordia University continues to expand its commitment to Boise, and the Intermountain West, with today’s announcement that its founding Law School Dean Cathy Silak will become the University’s vice president for community engagement.

Concordia Student Shares Insights on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud examined how smaller, rural school districts attract teachers. Concordia University education major, Jared Ball, shared his opinions as one of four guests on the program that aired on Nov. 24th. The program shed light on how rural schools in Oregon are struggling to fill job openings, especially in special education, science, and advanced math. What are smaller districts and rural areas doing to attract new teachers?

Concordia's Homeland Security Program & Simulation Center Featured

Leaders of Concordia University’s Homeland Security degree program and Homeland Security Simulation Center were called upon to share their experience on issues of terrorism and security preparation and responsiveness in the wake of the Paris tragedy. The Concordia community will gather in prayer and reflection at a special Chapel honoring victims and those affected.

A recipe for change

Oregon Business Magazine Features Concordia & Partners

A public-private partnership serves up a solution.

According to Portland Public School’s Faubion School Principal LaShawn Lee, “This is a university 122 steps away that is graduating the top teachers. And I had the need to have those teachers in my building,” she says. “We had to connect our institutions.”

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