The National Press Club's newest president has appeared on "Jeopardy" and followed the Grateful Dead for a summer. Now Alan Bjerga '95 takes on the challenge of convincing a nation that a free press is vital.
A decade into the 21st century, it's uncertain whether journalism is facing its best of times or its worst. An industry once lush with possibilities now struggles to stay relevant. Concordia Magazine asked four journalism alumni to talk about how these changes affect their profession.
A devastating earthquake shook the country of Haiti to its knees Jan. 12. About 250,000 people died, even more were injured and at least a million people were left homeless. The effect on one of the world's poorest countries is nearly unimaginable.
As many countries reached out with food, medical supplies, volunteers, money and prayers, several members from the Concordia community were among those to lend a hand. Whether in Haiti when the earthquake struck or feeling helpless from hundreds of miles away, they found ways to connect with a country in need.
Bethany Weinzierl '11 landed a semester-long internship at the National Archives where she conducted primary research for exhibits and curriculum.
Recent graduate Travis Sunderland '10 is on his way to Germany to work and study chemistry after receiving an elite scholarship funded by the U.S. Congress and the German parliament, Bundestag.
As the Concordia Language Villages celebrate 50 years, German Language Village Waldsee continues to prove that education and fun are always a successful combination.
The annual Founders Day honors financial contributors and those who support Concordia College. Their gifts help fund daily operations and campus improvements, as well as enrich the college endowment.
Concordia students continue to be supported by the newly named Concordia Annual Fund.
After 12 years, Kristin Thompson '12 again met the man who has had an enormous impact on her life: Commencement speaker George Halvorson'68.