Concordia University received a grant of $20,000 from Kaiser Permanente to advance STEAM education as part of the 3 to PhD® initiative, a collaboration between Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School and Trillium Family Services.
Campus & Community
Adding the “A” to STEM: the role of the arts in nurturing the innovation economy
John Maeda, a national advocate for the importance of the arts in education, spoke to a crowd of more than 600 people at the Feb. 2 Concordia University’s Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards, presented by HotChalk Inc.
Concordia confers 2,177 degrees and holds special commencement in S. Africa for 90
Concordia University-Portland conferred 2,177 degrees worldwide between December 2015 and January 2016, including 90 master of education (M.Ed.) graduates who participated in a special commencement ceremony in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg.
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.
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?
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.
The Portland Business Journal’s Nov. 13, 2015 Higher Education Special Report features Concordia in its featured story and in its list of top colleges and universities.
The edition includes a story on “new models for the halls of academia” beginning on page 18.
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.”
Dr. Ceiridwen Terrill will raise awareness about Hanford’s nuclear waste and clean-up
Join Concordia students, faculty and staff for a Send-off Rally on Oct. 8, 2-2:30 p.m. under the Portico of Concordia University’s George R. White Library & Learning Center. Beginning Oct. 9, follow Dr. Terrill on Instagram using hashtag #peaceORbust.
Concordia Featured in Emergency Management magazine
Emergency Management magazine’s “Disaster Zone” column by Eric Holdeman highlights Concordia University Portland’s Homeland Security Simulation Center as taking advantage of a wave of technology change in the world of emergency management and disaster preparedness.