When an art museum in Moorhead recently showed prints by master artists Rembrandt and Dürer, it was a dream come true for a couple of Cobbers. It also launched the college’s new museum studies program.
“You can never experience a piece the same as when you can see it in person. How can you not be in awe when you think, at one point in time Dürer handled that piece”
Concordia is opening doors to the world’s emerging superpower by agreeing to exchange students and faculty with United International College, a private liberal arts college in Zhuhai China. This year five Chinese students are studying political science and communication at Concordia. More exchanges are being planned.
“If we say that we are preparing students to engage in the world, we must be involved with China ... With UIC, we have a common vision for what the future can hold.”
Meet Judge John Tunheim ‘75, who helped a nation embrace the rule of law with an inspiring new constitution.
“It’s a remarkable experience to start developing the rule of law. I told the judges, ‘Apply what you know, be fair, seek justice and use your best instincts.’”
Dr. Tove Dahl is an eductor of Norwegian language and culture and also promotes peace studies. Now the dean of the Norwegian Language Villages has a new title as well - knight.
“I can think of nothing more interesting and of greater purpose than to help kids discover what they care about...”
After struggling through the ranks to reach Major League Baseball, Chris Coste got to experience the ultimate in success - winning the World Series.
“It was such a surreal moment. I honestly didn’t even believe it was happening.”
With a pack of gray wolves as her helpers, Tara (McDunn) Johnson ’03 is teaching people of all ages about the species and society’s role in its survival. Johnson recently began working as the program specialist at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn.
“I wouldn’t have been able to get here if it weren’t for people encouraging me to think outside the box and stretch myself.”
A bank based in Fargo, N.D., let employees give away a half million dollars of its money by asking them to pay it forward.” The small acts of generosity quickly added up, changing communities and employees.
“I was convinced it wouldn’t stop and start with the money. I thought it would open the door for these small acts of kindness.”
Learn how two Montana families chose to help ‘their’ college of the ELCA.
“It’s not unusual for people who are not alumni to support the college. ”
Since moving to Jakarta to teach - and for their daughters to attend school - Jennifer ‘95 and Travis ‘96 Barringer have made the world their classroom. For two years, they’ll leave behind the U.S. to experiences the sites, sounds, lifestyles, customs and culture of Indonesia.
“I want our girls to see the world as beautiful and wonderful, but also doable. The international community is large, but so connected. I want my girls to have those connections.”
You’ve seen him on NBC’s “The Office” and the Emmy-winning drama “Mad Men” on AMC. Rich Sommer ‘00 is enjoying every minute of it, right down to his seat in the “Saturday Night Live” audience.
“I hoped to have one job that would be a legacy job. I never thought I would have it this quickly.”