Campus & Community
Oregon’s fastest growing university adds new degree options, continues to expand
Oregon’s fastest-growing university, Concordia University Portland, will award 1,439 undergraduate and graduate degrees tomorrow, Sat., April 26, 2014.
Concordia University offers two new, accredited Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree concentrations that focus on national education priorities including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Common Core State Standards. These two concentrations, in addition to many others, are available within the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. degree program and are offered online.
The Portland School Board unanimously approved the master plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 School, in partnership with Concordia University.
College students nationwide are choosing to spend spring break in service to others. Among them, nearly 60 Concordia University student leaders, faculty and staff are volunteering in around the U.S.
Helping communities in need through service learning experiences for students is an important part of the Lutheran university’s mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society.
Concordia University will host a series of free, public events during the month of April on its Portland, Ore. campus at 2811 N.E. Holman St., unless otherwise noted. For a full list of events, visit www.cu-portland.edu/calendar.
Concordia University, in collaboration with HotChalk, a leader in online education, announced the donation of 300 technology devices to Faubion School, a preK-8 public school adjacent to the university’s campus in Northeast Portland, Ore.
The donation is the second in a series of technology infusions which aim to help close the opportunity gap at the Title I school. As part of the donation, Faubion teachers also receive the necessary professional development support to ensure the technology is integrated in a way that improves learning outcomes.
What is the future of stuff and why does it matter to Portland? If you track the rise of small piece manufacturers like Spooltown and the strength of high-tech manufacturers like Biamp, and combine it with the growth of maker communities from ADX to Etsy, you might just think Portland is leading the resurgence of American made.
The Portland Development Commission thinks so, and since 2009 has dedicated resources to promoting advanced manufacturing and the athletic/outdoor industries, adding high wage jobs and growth to the economy.
Concordia University will host a series of free, public events during the month of February on its Portland, Ore. campus at 2811 N.E. Holman St., unless otherwise noted. For a full list of events, visit www.cu-portland.edu/calendar.
Internationally renowned author Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, visited with students at Concordia University and spoke to a sold-out crowd of 600 attendees at the 3rd Annual Gov. Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards on Feb. 4 at the Portland Art Museum.
The awards ceremony, presented by HotChalk Inc., was held at the Portland Art Museum to raise funds for student scholarships and celebrate innovative leaders in the education field. Concordia University’s College of Education prepares more teachers than any other higher education institution in Oregon.