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Event speaker Adam Bradley

Professors talk about why hip-hop belongs in the classroom

2/23/2024 - 3 minute read

Hip-hop is so much more than just sounds and lyrics. On Tues., Feb. 13, Dr. Bryan Santin led a conversation with UCLA English Professor Dr. Adam Bradley at the Polis Plaza LLC event on the poetics of hip-hop. 

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Audrey Plechas’ research explored using math to find a winning strategy for Jumbo Pop.

Sciences shine at Academic Showcase poster session

4/8/2022 - 1 minute read

Students donned their business attire and braved a chilly afternoon in the Breezeway on Thurs., Mar. 31 to present their posters for the 2022 President's Academic Showcase. 

Students presented research and findings on a variety of topics; they worked solo or in teams of two, three or four. The poster session enabled students to deliver short recaps of their research followed by Q&As with their audiences. Many students attended the session along with faculty and staff members.

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 CU Judo practices in the Performing Arts Annex

Join CU Judo

4/8/2022 - 2 minute read

On March 24, the CU Judo club held one of their many training sessions in the Performing Arts Annex where the students learned and performed different martial arts techniques. 

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Debate team on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Awe-inspiring performance places CUI Forensics second in the nation

4/8/2022 - 3 minute read

CUI’s forensics team placed second at the National Christian College Forensics Invitational that took place from Fri. March 18 through Sun. March 20 in Virginia on Liberty University’s campus.

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Group photo of the Americana Ensemble group

Americana Ensemble Spring Concert

3/18/2022 - 1 minute read

The Americana Ensemble concert is Fri., April 1, at 7 p.m. It will be located in the Borland-Manske Center in the Charlie and Ling Zhang Orchestra Hall, and is free to attend!

Director and Music Department Chair, Dr. Tom Mueller said, “The ensemble rehearses once a week and members prepare outside of that rehearsal to learn their parts.” He added, “It’s like a bluegrass band or jazz group, but some people may have solos, a fiddle or guitar solo may just happen in the middle of a piece. There’s lots of variety from instruments and voices.” 


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Kari Wilhelm and Emma Lee performed during the Super Bowl LVI halftime show

Two Concordia students danced during the 2022 Super Bowl

2/25/2022 - 3 minute read

Two of our very own Eagles, Senior Kari Wilhelm, Communication major and dance team member, and Emma Lee, junior transfer and Business Management major, performed at the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sun., Feb. 13. 

Between working with celebrity artists and being chosen to participate as two of the 350 field performers for the event, both ladies will remember the opportunity as an experience of a lifetime. 

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Concordia University Irvine Clubs and Organizations

Meet your Campus Clubs and Orgs!

2/25/2022 - 2 minute read

Do you know all 27 of the clubs and organizations on campus? Whether you do or do not, I am here to introduce our clubs and presidents. There are many ways to get involved in these clubs, and, if you are feeling passionate about something, you can start your own club! If you would like to start your own club, you can pick up an application in the CSLD or head onto the CUI website, search “clubs” and find a downloadable application. 

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Concordia University Irvine Clubs and Organizations

Black Student Union block party

2/25/2022 - 1 minute read

On Tues., Feb. 22, the Black Student Union (BSU)  held their annual block party in Sigma General where they celebrated Black culture through businesses, music, food and trivia. 

Senior Miylan Eubanks said that the Black Student Union’s mission is to “Give Black students a safe space on campus to decompress, have a good time, and push forward the best version of themselves.” Eubanks found that the club has a “good sense of community, and they allow a space where Black culture can take its shape in all forms and not just a standard monolith,” and the annual BSU block party is a place where this takes form.

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Dr. Soper leads CUI Bono on “What is humanity?”

2/25/2022 - 2 minute read

Have you ever stopped and wondered in the midst of your very existence what truly makes you, you? More specifically, have you ever wondered what truly makes us human? Well, Dr. Rod Soper of the Concordia Biology department certainly has. On Feb. 22, Soper booked a full house to discuss the age-old question: What is humanity? 

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Zach Lavine, Paul Lavine, Perrion Callendret courtside at an NBA game

NBA All Star Weekend pivots with COVID

2/11/2022 - 2 minute read

NBA all-star Zach Lavine, G-league Windy City Bulls player Perrion Callandret, and Paul Lavine opened up about the NBA All-Star Weekend this year and how COVID-19 affected the experience.

Zach Lavine said, ”COVID-19 has changed the world, basketball and the entire sports industry in many ways, but more than anything, it’s made me more appreciative of my family, my teammates, and that precious time we get to spend together. I cherish every moment.” 

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