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Concordia Courier

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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Campers hike mountain traisl in Mammoth Mountain, California

Basecamp, an unforgettable Spring Break getaway

3/18/2022 - 2 minute read

During Spring Break, from Mon. Feb. 28 to  Sat. Mar. 5, students became immersed in nature and embarked on a Basecamp camping trip to Bishop, CA. The trip, consisting of both beginner and experienced campers, was an adventure of a lifetime, visiting multiple locations in Death Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Convict Lake, Lake Sabrina, Inyo National Forest, Ancient Bristlecone Pines, natural hot springs, Alabama Hills and more. 

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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

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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Rev. Dr. Martin Schramm

Called to glory: Rev. Dr. Martin Shcramm, founding faculty member

2/25/2022 - 2 minute read

The Rev. Dr. Martin Schramm went to sleep in the Lord on February 20 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer last fall. 

As one of the “founding five” faculty members, Martin Schramm helped build Concordia University Irvine’s academic foundation, student body and popular communications program. Schramm was the last of the original five to retire, teaching his final classes in the spring of 2016. 

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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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Dusty Buell, Concordia ‘18

CUI’s MCAA program transformed my career: Dusty Buell’s story

2/11/2022 - 3 minute read

Career paths can take on many forms. For some it is a straight shot to being what you always wanted to be. For others, it is a course full of twists and turns. Choosing what you want to do for the rest of your life is really quite scary when you have no safety net to fall back on. 

We all hear the saying that if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. For some of us, we don’t know what we love until we see it and feel it. For me, athletics was the one thing that I was passionate about. I studied different professional players, and learned the intricacies of sports that I didn’t even play because I was fascinated by the strategy.

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The Concordia Debate Team places second overall at their weekend tournament

CUI Forensics ranks second at home tournament

2/11/2022 - 2 minute read

On Sat., Jan. 29 through Sun., Jan. 30, the Forensics Team ranked second overall at the Jannese-Davidson memorial tournament hosted by CUI.

Jannese-Davidson, for whom the tournament was named after, was a former speech and debate competitor and coach for Concordia. In response to her legacy, Brody Rezen, a freshman on the debate team, said, “Jannese Davidson was a good woman. I believe she upheld the best values of Concordia. I am honored to uphold those same values today. Go Eagles!”

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Freshmen Brody Rezen celebrating his win after taking the W in the Sunset Classic hosted by the CUI Disc Golf Club

CUI’s Disc Golf Club attracts attention and new members across campus

2/11/2022 - 2 minute read

CUI has a wide array of clubs and activities across the campus for students to get involved in, but not many know about the school’s growing Disc Golf Club. 

The sport of Disc Golf revolves heavily around the sport of actual golf, applying many similar rules. Players throw carefully-crafted discs with specific characteristics to fly in many different  ways, similar to the way  a driver, wedge, and putter would behave. The holes also have a set par count, encouraging players to shoot for the lowest stroke-count possible.

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