Back row: Annika, Kai and Ava, children of Matt Benson '93 and Lia Christiansen '93; Gabe and Nora, children of Jess and Jon '90 Benson. Middle row: Brooke, Blake, Brady and Beau, children of Jenni and Chad '91 Walthall; Kaden and Thatcher, sons of Melissa (Plante) '93 and Eric '93 Walthall. Front row: Boden, Soren, Annalis and Bergen, children of A.J. (Walthall) '03 and Micah '00 Benson; Lydia, Luisa and Lincoln, children of Becca and Peter '97 Benson
Roxana Saberi on Panel for Peace
Roxana Saberi '97 took part in a "Shifting Global Consciousness" panel at Syracuse University's Common Ground for Peace Forum. Panelists included His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi (right) and other leading figures.
Future Cobber Savannah Werner, daughter of Shayne Hamann '95 and Dan Werner, is all smiles as she dreams of being a Cobber while sporting her Concordia cheerleading outfit.
Operation Mount Etna
Lt. Patrick Amundson '05, an operational and logistics planning officer with the U.S. Navy who is stationed in Sicily, summited Mount Etna with some of his fellow officers during the Fourth of July weekend. Mount Etna, the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps and the tallest active volcano in Europe, is one of the most prominent features of Sicily and the region.
Nathan Homstad loves spending time with his grandpa, Dayton Soby '61. Nathan, born August 2011, is the son of Tina (Soby) '99 and Kevin '00 Homstad. The family is hoping Nathan might choose to be a fourth-generation Cobber.
Gift of Love
Franklyn Lux, daughter of Kamila and Casey Triplett, was born on Valentine's Day. Franklyn's dad, a 2003 grad, hopes she will follow in his footsteps and attend Concordia.
Mommy's Little Helper
Big sister Annika shows her twin sisters, Sydney and Kayla (right), how to model their Cobber gear. They are the daughters of Gretchen (Buege) and Eric Broecker, both class of 1997, and live in Denver.
Bundle of Joy
Anna Sophia, daughter of Emily (Malm) and Nathan Marcusen, both 2003 alumni, is all smiles. Anna was born in April.
Seven-year-old Tyler enjoys feeding his younger brother, Alexander, who was born April 30. They are sons of Yuki and Bradley Anderson, a class of 1990 grad.
Twice as Precious
Dustin Berg '02 and Heather Hill welcomed twins into their family this summer. Kailani Louise Hill Berg (left) and Elijah Axel Hill Berg were born June 18.
Dr. Carl Bailey, 94, Moorhead, professor emeritus of physics, former dean of the college and author of Concordia’s mission statement, died Sept. 15. Bailey graduated from Concordia in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in physics from the University of Minnesota. He worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb. Bailey worked as a professor of physics at Concordia from 1947 until his retirement in 1988. He also served as academic dean from 1954 to 1971. Bailey was the principal author of the college’s iconic mission statement. He was the first recipient of the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Service Award in 1973 and received an honorary doctorate from Concordia in 1992. He is survived by his wife, June ‘43; daughters, Kathleen ‘66 (Timothy ‘66) Solberg, Elizabeth ‘71 (John) McIntyre, Judy ‘70 (Greg) Brown; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Roy Stahl, 85, Minneapolis, professor emeritus of music, died Feb. 10. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1945 until 1947. Stahl earned his bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.; his master’s from Columbia University, New York; and did graduate work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Stahl joined Concordia’s music faculty in 1950, serving as academic coordinator for the department for many years and as chair from 1980 to 1988. He received the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Service Award in 1979. He retired from teaching in 1989. Stahl also was the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, N.D., for many years and chaired the certification committee for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. He served as a deacon at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, for 10 years. Stahl is survived by his son, Erik.
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