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Campus & Community

  • June 1, 2020
    Decision Smooths Concordia Law’s Transition with New Parent Institution

    (BOISE, ID) — The American Bar Association (ABA) has acquiesced to the transfer of ownership of Concordia University School of Law to Concordia University, St. Paul, a decision that enables the law school to retain full ABA accreditation and smooths the ongoing transition between the law school and its new parent institution.

  • April 14, 2020
    Concordia University-Portland and Idaho State University Providing a Unified Transition for
    Concordia Portland Homeland Security and Emergency Management Students

    Idaho State University yesterday announced it has partnered with Concordia University-Portland to become the preferred teach-out institution for Concordia University Portland’s online Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program.

  • February 12, 2020

    Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP), a 127-year-old Lutheran liberal arts university and member of the Concordia University System (CUS), announced today that CSP is pursuing the transfer of Concordia University, Portland’s pre-licensure nursing program. Details of the expansion have yet to be released, and the final agreement will be subject to regulatory and accreditation approval.

  • February 7, 2020
    School presents Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Award to Swati Adarkar

    PORTLAND, Ore. – It was a thought-provoking evening that was anything but common, even though the keynote speaker calls himself that.

    Concordia University held its ninth annual Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards gala Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the new Hyatt Hotel in Portland. Children’s Institute CEO, president and co-founder Swati Adarkar accepted the award, given in recognition of her work promoting early childhood development and education.

  • January 28, 2020
    Portland education advocate Swati Adarkar, and Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award winner Common to speak at Concordia University’s annual education award gala Feb. 4

     A star of Oregon education and a Hollywood star with a passion for education will both be part of a special awards night Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the new Hyatt Regency Hotel, 375 NE Holladay St., in Portland.

  • December 20, 2019
    Board of Regents Appoints Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries

    PORTLAND, Ore. – December 20, 2019—Concordia University-Portland Board of Regents announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries to a 12-month term as interim president, beginning Jan. 2, 2020.

    Most recently, Dr. Ries served as president emeritus of Concordia University-St. Paul, also part of the Concordia University System, where he retired after eight years as president.

  • December 3, 2019
    The Oregonian Publishes Op-Ed by Julie Dodge

    For a powerful message about how we can all help address addiction in our communities, read this impactful Oregonian op-ed by Julie Dodge, Concordia University’s College of Health & Human Services interim dean.



  • November 18, 2019
    The grant advances research of collaboration and social interactions in virtual spaces

    PORTLAND, Ore. – November 18, 2019— Mozilla Corporation granted $25,000 to Concordia University-Portland to advance the research of “Unique Social and Spatial affordances of Hubs by Mozilla for Remote Participation in Live Events.”

    The research grant, led by Fellow Jessica Outlaw, will help further develop the use of virtual reality (VR) technology by examining the collaboration between virtual spaces and social interactions.

  • October 30, 2019

    The 9th Annual Concordia University Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards will take place Feb. 4, 2020, 6-9 p.m.

    The university’s largest annual fundraising event, the Atiyeh Awards, benefits student scholarships to attend Concordia, and 3toPhD®, a new, collaborative education model to bridge the opportunity gap so all young people can pursue their highest dreams (PhD).

  • September 17, 2019

    We Are CU: Faith, Service & Community Day

    PORTLAND, Ore. – September 16, 2019 – More than 350 volunteer faculty, staff and students from Concordia University-Portland engaged in community service projects in the Portland Metro area on Friday, Sept. 13 for the University’s “We Are CU: Faith, Service & Community Day.”