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Campus & Community

President's message of inclusion

An Open Letter of Inclusion to the Concordia Community

Concordia University Portland is rooted in the Christian faith, Lutheran understanding and heritage, and liberal arts tradition and does not tolerate hate in any form, whether covert or overt, in language or in deed. We value all of our students, and community, including those who bring diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation. Please join us in mending any divides and sharing God’s love for all humankind.

Podcast Features Gamification at CU

Concordia University Portland social work professors are gamifying their courses as they prepare a diverse population of 80 social work students to become transformational leaders.

LISTEN as CU professors share their experiences, outcomes and relevant research in a recent podcast as part of an inSocialWork Podcast Series. [Their interview begins at 4 minute mark.]

Pres Schlimpert response to executive orders

As you are all aware, new executive orders issued last week have changed immigration policies and raised concerns and created anxiety for many in our Concordia University community and those communities within which our students, faculty, and staff are called to serve. As a Lutheran Institution, we are called to servant leadership and to live out Jesus’s call to welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. As we seek to fulfill our mission, we will continue to work with refugees, immigrants and serve those who are displaced.  

Guest Column on Constitutional Convention by Concordia Law Professor

McKay Cunningham shares perspective on possible Idaho legislation.

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Idaho’s lawmakers are considering legislation that would call for a Constitutional convention, which would allow for wholesale revision of the document at the center of our representational democracy.

From a constitutional law perspective, find out why it matters, and what you should know.

Concordia Receives Community Partnership Award

Concordia University received the Maritime Fire & Safety Association’s Community Partnership Award at its annual meeting Jan. 26, 2017.

The award recognized the contributions of Concordia’s Center for Emergency Solutions (CES) in support of the mission of the Association to keep the region’s waterways safe.  The MFSA award recognizes Concordia University for “advancing the goals of enhanced response and preparedness efforts along the Lower Columbia and Willamette River System.”

A Message from the President – October 23, 2016

Dear Community,
Recent media coverage about online education addressed a broad range of topics - from regulatory coverage to accreditation standards.
We are disappointed that one of these recent articles mentions Concordia’s online master of education program and does not adequately reflect the university, our high graduation rates, and student success in our online graduate programs, nor the measures taken to ensure they are fully accredited and adhere to all educational requirements. 

Concordia U. Presents 66th Annual Christmas Chorale Dec. 2-4

Concordia University's choral and instrumental ensembles will present the 66th annual Christmas Chorale: A Service of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 6700 NE 29th Ave. in Portland, Ore.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Seating for all services is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. A free-will offering will be received to support student scholarships and Concordia University's music program.