Eyes on a Higher Purpose
Every role in education requires dedication and service above and beyond the listed job description.
A Random Tuesday Afternoon
Alum Rebekah Freed uses her talents to serve behind the scenes.
A Graduate Program with Value(s)
Lisa Thompson attended Concordia’s commencement ceremony in May 2021 as a tribute to her late mother, who inspired her to pursue her master’s degree.
Some Concordia alums are serving in simple, but meaningful ways.
Humbled to Heed God’s Call
Dr. Bernard Bull has accepted a Divine Call to serve as Concordia’s 11th president.
Concordia’s Music Center will soon be remastered into a new 46,500 square-foot collaboration and study center.
For 25 years, Plum Creek Literacy Festival has been sharing the love of writing, reading and creating.
Seeing the Whole Person
Alumnus Nate Sprengel went from school teacher to doctor of osteopathic medicine.
Faith Over Fear
Concordia alums are among those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Class in the Time of COVID
When the coronavirus hit, Concordia’s faculty scrambled to adjust to online classes.
Of Uncertain Origin
The influenza pandemic of 1918 hit Seward County, and Concordia University, Nebraska, with a wave of death, fear and uncertainty.
Grace Upon Grace
A group of Concordia student teachers were provided the unique experience of teaching classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finding God in a Pandemic
Concordia alums serving in China were among the first to witness the spread of COVID-19.
Sixty Years of DCE Ministry
Dr. Bill Karpenko reflects on the creation and influence of Directors of Christian Education.
In God's Hands
Concordia alumni spread His light in Cambodia.
An ordinary boy has spent his whole life in training to become his alter-ego.
Three Concordia alumni are earning their graduate degrees in unexpected fields.
With Great Love
Kim Marxhausen shares her experiences with caregiving in a new book.
How Will You Answer the Call?
God has called Concordia to be a leader in Lutheran, Christian higher education, and you are an essential key to making that possible.
Business as Usual
Concordia professors and students use their business skills to serve others.
Rooted in Faith
Dennis Brink is building a new kind of agricultural science program at Concordia, developing stewards to care for God’s resources.
Though Waters Roar and Foam
Two Concordia alumni organize long-term relief ministry in Fremont after flood damage.
Strong Like Fritz
The Krieger family is using a devastating diagnosis to find a new kind of strength.
An American in Shenzhen
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to China illuminates the character of Concordia students.
Stewards of the Earth
A new agricultural science major is coming to Concordia.
Concordia celebrates its 125th anniversary with the launch of its first honors program, the Luke Scholars Program.
Dr. Kathy Miller's sociology classes experience the impact of sociology in practice firsthand.
A Light on the Path
The 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year, Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe '05, rediscovered his faith at Concordia.
Concordia alumnus Jason Hesman '98 knows that God will direct your path, even if you're not paying attention.
The Flying Concordians
On the ground and in the air, Concordia prepares its alumni to serve and lead in the church and world.
Something to Write Home About
An acclaimed television writer attributes her success to encouragement of friends, family and the Concordia experience.
Shining Christ's Light
A new program at Concordia aims to help train educators to serve in our Lutheran schools.
Hitting the Right Notes
Concordia's music department vaults into the future with ambitious plans.
Promises of a Lutheran Education
Four foundational elements exemplify Concordia's promise of what it means to receive a Lutheran education.
Two Concordia alumni are serving the world one child at a time.
Planning for the Future
Concordia's master facility plan map highlights future campus projects.
Keeper of the Dream
Gary Spiller '00 wants to make the world a more equitable, inclusive place.
The Rest is History
A collection of artifacts demonstrates the rich tradition of Concordia.
The "Ghost" of David Hall
Generations of students have reported hauntings in Concordia's David Hall dormitory.
Restoring the Light
Two Concordia sophomores are spreading awareness and inspiring others to take a stand against social injustice in the world.
In the Field with Faith
Nature-lover Jennifer Fruend and her husband, former-lawyer-turned-educator Jonathon Moberly, bring out the best in each other and their students.
Angela Steinbacher '17 reflects on the mission and service of Concordia students, faculty and staff in Guatemala.
Into the Heart of Ebola
Stephanie Williams GR '15 uses her God-given talents and Concordia graduate degree to serve in the ﬁght against Ebola.
The Serendipity of a Life Together
Reinhold and Dorris Marxhausen lived a joyful life with a passion for art, Concordia and each other.
Fulfilling the Call
Drs. Amanda Geidel '96 and Torri Lienemann improve the lives of special education students through their leadership of Concordia’s special education programs.
Digging into the Word
Alexa Marquardt '13 traveled more than 6,500 miles to the Holy Land, opening her eyes to the Bible in ways she couldn’t have anticipated.
Tilling the Field
Matt Myers’ past as a missionary is propelling Concordia into the future.
Men With Dreams
Two alumni pass on encouragement and life lessons learned at Concordia to children through their organization, Men With Dreams.
From Gravel to Glory
The men’s track and field team took its performance to another level in 2015, earning the university’s first national title in school history.
Records, wins, milestones and accomplishments are fueling momentum at Concordia.
The Man Behind the Table
Dr. Russ Moulds ’76 is an expert at helping others discover their Christian faith, despite his own unconventional journey.
Filling Big Shoes
The experiences of past Concordia leaders guide Brian Friedrich as he embarks on his third five-year presidential term at Concordia.
For 120 years, Concordia has continued to progress with the social landscape of America.
A Bold & Faithful Witness
Rev. Dr. Paul A. Philp ’95 helps Concordia University System institutions develop and enhance their Lutheran identities in an ever-changing higher education industry.
Savior, May Your Voice Be Heard
Thought about a career as a missionary? Rev. John Mehl, director of mission partnerships and church relations at Concordia, shares from his experiences.
Theater professor Bryan Moore defends the "black sheep of the arts" and explains why everyone, even you, should participate in theater at least once in your life.
For Such a Time as This
Recent graduate Hannah Kroonblawd writes about teaching in China as a Christian.
Tell the Good News in Song
For 75 years, thousands of voices have proclaimed the Gospel as part of the University A Cappella Choir.
Meet the General
The Wyoming credo of "talk less and say more" works just fine for Major General Luke Reiner, the man in charge of that state's military department. But what he does say is worth a listen.
A student-led initiative to fight malaria set high goals for funds to be raised. And then they doubled that amount.
Bold for Christ
Principal Tom Wrege is on a path to make sure his teachers can teach and his students know the love of Christ.
Spies of a Kind
An innovation from the 1980s has a permanent spot in Concordia's teacher education program.
Rise with the Raptors
A service learning project helped Ethan Hutton discover a passion for ecology and a new direction for his future.
Multiply the Future
Lesa Covington Clark's success at teaching math doesn't just equal higher test scores for the students in her classroom, it equates to providing greater social justice in their lives.
Planting Rail Cars & Wheat Fields
As the executive director of Seward County Economic Development, Jonathan Jank aims to keep Seward growing and thriving for years to come.
Fight the Night
Concordia students Louisa Mehl and Rebecca Monnier have spearheaded a campaign on campus to help end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.
A Career in Care
Doug Tieman, a 1977 Concordia graduate, turns an addiction treatment organization into a professional and personal mission.
Share the Dream
Alumni give back to the university to help grant future students the opportunity to have their own Concordia experience.
Where gifts, passion and service meet
Recent graduate Amber Konz traveled 8,000 miles to use her gifts in the fight against human trafficking.
Healing for the whole person
Concordia's new health and human service programs offer students the chance to prepare for care ministries.
A mission in music
University music groups celebrate a decades-long tradition of going on tour and proclaiming the Gospel message to audiences across the globe.
Help and hope in Joplin
Following a deadly tornado, Concordia alumni in Joplin, Mo., look to the future with hope.
Balancing life and learning
Concordia’s online programs allow students to live their lives and further their education.
Learning in the Sandhills
Dr. Joel Helmer’s annual trip to the Sandhills gives his students the chance to see what they have discussed in the classroom in the field.
Help for Haiti
The dream is to establish a Lutheran school system in Haiti, but the first step was to purchase land on which to construct a new school building in Thomassique.
Three alumni: Three stages in life, three paths of service
Our alumni are out serving the church and world. Three alumni talk about their journeys.
Singing the Church’s song
Concordia’s Worship Arts program is preparing students to adapt to the needs of church communities in the 21st century.
European tour: An experience of a lifetime
Each year Dr. Daniel Thurber leads students to places about which they have only read.
Living the Vision
Concordia takes steps to fulfill its vision statement for 2015.
Making Art to Serve the Church
Concordia’s Center for Liturgical Arts creates art for praiseful and purposeful worship.
At Work in Asia
“Expanding influence to diverse populations” isn’t just idle talk—Allan and Sandy Schmidt are living it out through their service, now in Vietnam.
A Dream, A Degree, A Calling
Collaboration between Concordia and Omaha Public Schools has given Lisa Clark the opportunity to fulfill her dream of earning her bachelor’s degree and has helped her realize her calling.
See You in the Lab
Hands-on research, including lab rats, is a key component to science education at Concordia.
Getting to Concordia
Through the years, traveling to and settling in at Concordia have changed dramatically.
Crime Scene at 545 Grand Avenue
Concordia’s new forensic science emphasis and crime scene house are turning students into CSI specialists.
Growth and Gratitude
Concordia celebrates the successful conclusion of the largest fundraising effort in school history.
Beck Brings Wire Service Background to Concordia
Tobin Beck spent nearly 30 years trying to tell stories fairly and pushing for quality writing. All on deadline. Turns out that’s not a bad warm-up for being a professor.
Unforgettable in Spain
Performing for enthusiastic audiences and connecting with the emerging Lutheran church in Spain created an unforgettable experience for students in the University A Cappella Choir.
Lessons from a Stingray
What started as a trip to the beach near her California home for senior Carolyn Chrzan turned into a journey of discovering God’s purpose and His love.
Concordia sets a compass heading for the year 2015.
Current students share their plans for matching faith and career.
Straight to the Editor’s Chair
Recent grad Gerri Peterson dreamed of someday running her hometown newspaper. Well, someday turned out to be a few weeks after graduation.
Pre-Deaconess Program Expands Church Work Offerings
Concordia rolls out a 30-credit hour program for students planning to enter the deaconess ministry.
Ecclesiastical Art Program is First of its Kind
An innovative new program combines theology, art and hands-on learning under the guidance of master artisans.
Rev. Ryan Matthias began his service as campus pastor this fall after four years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.
In Business, for Good
Concordia’s business program is an ’80s start-up that continues to produce "bright, energetic and articulate" results.
Adventures in Faith and Fire
Brock and Esther Shaw worked with the Kuna Indians of Panama to create 20,000 witnessing tools.
The Pipes, the Pipes are Calling
The grandest musical instrument at Concordia is ready for its debut this fall.
It's apple polishing time. This feature is a tribute to the generations of Concordia professors who have influenced the lives of students.
On to Med School
Recent graduate Dean Flaten learns how to cope with life as a med student.
The Lost Halls of Concordia
They have been knocked down, but they are not forgotten. And, what's this? Founder's Hall had a snack bar?
Borders Crossed, Lives Changed
Find out what international study means to Concordians.
Bake Me a Cake!
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Concordia Guild, an organization that many alumni will remember as the group that baked them a cake or a plate of cookies on behalf of their parents.
Relationships Matter Most
Dr. David Dolak, Concordia’s provost and vice-president for academic affairs for the past 12 years, will retire in December. The longest-serving member of president’s cabinet looks back.
Fitting in at Concordia
Facebook, floor mates and blue face paint: Here's your guide to becoming a Bulldog.
Academy for Excellence
Concordia invites the a select group of middle schoolers on campus for a day of roleplaying, sleuthing and scientific experiments. Don't tell anyone, but they were actually learning.
Concordia holds 100th Commencement
It rained for Concordia’s 100th graduation day, but the only thing that suffered was the customary long walk across campus for students and faculty prior to ceremonies.