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Concordia College

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Moorhead, MN, United States

Concordia College is a private college located in Moorhead, Minnesota, United States. Founded by Norwegian settlers in 1891, the school is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and practices the liberal arts. Concordia is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and has a total student enrollment of 2,531. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Education degrees.Since Concordia was founded, it has articulated a Christian and global curriculum. Students are required to take courses in health, communication, religion, and culture. The university maintains athletic teams in 22 sports and carries 19 music ensembles, including The Concordia Choir and The Concordia Band. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined Minnesota’s best online college and university programs for 2017. Of the 24 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Catherine University, Bethel University, Crossroads College and Hamline University ranked as the top five schools. 26 two-year colleges also made the list, with Hennepin Technical College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Dakota County Technical College and Rochester Community and Technical College taking the top five spots. “The schools on our list represent the best online degree programs Minnesota has to offer,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “Students who enroll in these programs have the opportunity to receive a quality education with greater control over their schedules thanks to the flexible nature of online learning.” To earn a place on the “Best” list for Minnesota, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on metrics such as the availability of financial, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and counseling resources. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Minnesota for 2017 include the following: Bemidji State University Bethel University Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University-Saint Paul Crossroads College Crown College Hamline University Martin Luther College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University-Mankato Oak Hills Christian College Saint Cloud State University Saint Johns University Saint Mary's University of Minnesota St Catherine University The College of Saint Scholastica University of Minnesota-Crookston University of Minnesota-Duluth University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Northwestern-St Paul University of St Thomas Winona State University The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Minnesota for 2017 include the following: Alexandria Technical & Community College Anoka Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Central Lakes College Century College Dakota County Technical College Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Lake Superior College Leech Lake Tribal College Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota West Community and Technical College Normandale Community College North Hennepin Community College Northland Community and Technical College Northwest Technical College Ridgewater College Riverland Community College Rochester Community and Technical College Saint Paul College South Central College St. Cloud Technical and Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Minnesota’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 32 four-year schools on the list, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Catherine University, Saint John’s University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and The College of Saint Scholastica came in as the top five. 32 two-year schools also made the list, and Hennepin Technical College, Hibbing Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Rochester Community and Technical College and Minnesota State and Technical College were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “Creating a healthy, diversified workforce requires a community with a strong educational foundation,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “Minnesota provides a variety of college options, and the schools on our list show which offer the best combination of quality education and positive post-college stats for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Minnesota” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also analyzed based on more than a dozen data points that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment resources, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Minnesota” list, visit: Minnesota’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools: Augsburg College Bemidji State University Bethany Lutheran College Bethel University Carleton College College of Saint Benedict Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University-Saint Paul Crown College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamline University Macalester College Martin Luther College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University-Mankato North Central University Saint Cloud State University Saint John’s University Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Southwest Minnesota State University St Catherine University St Olaf College The College of Saint Scholastica University of Minnesota-Crookston University of Minnesota-Duluth University of Minnesota-Morris University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Northwestern-St Paul University of St Thomas Winona State University Minnesota’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Alexandria Technical & Community College Anoka Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Central Lakes College Century College Dakota County Technical College Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Itasca Community College Lake Superior College Leech Lake Tribal College Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota West Community and Technical College Normandale Community College North Hennepin Community College Northland Community and Technical College Northwest Technical College Pine Technical Community College Rainy River Community College Ridgewater College Riverland Community College Rochester Community and Technical College Saint Paul College South Central College St Cloud Technical and Community College Vermilion Community College White Earth Tribal and Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | May 31, 2017
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HOUSTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA), an accredited, full-time online public school, serving students in grades K through 12, will honor the Class of 2017 at a graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 4th. One hundred and twelve students comprise this year’s graduating class. MaryGrace Franz and Heather Kavaloski will serve as co-valedictorians. Members of the Minnesota Virtual Academy Class of 2017 plan to attend colleges and universities including: Concordia College in Moorhead, Adrian College, Minnesota State University Monkato, Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Argosy University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Mary in Kansas, Benedictine College, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Central Lakes College—Brainerd. MNVA provides a rigorous, engaging curriculum, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as high school electives and Advanced Placement® courses. Students in grades K-8 can qualify for the Advanced Learner Program, an enrichment program designed to address the abilities and interests of those who may exceed their grade level in one or more subjects. Qualified juniors and seniors can earn college credit through MNVA’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Option. Krin Abraham, Superintendent of Houston Public Schools and Head of School at MNVA, will serve as keynote speaker. Details of the commencement are as follows: Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) is an accredited, online public school program of Houston Public Schools that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Minnesota public school system, MNVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about MNVA, visit http://mnva.k12.com/. K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.


News Article | July 21, 2017
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A toxicologist named this week by President Donald Trump to oversee the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) chemical safety programs is catalyzing controversy. Some scientists and industry groups are praising Michael Dourson of the University of Cincinnati in Ohio for his policy experience and technical expertise. But critics worry Dourson’s links to the chemical industry will color how he’ll implement a new law reforming EPA’s process for regulating potentially dangerous chemicals. Dourson’s religious beliefs are also attracting attention, in particular his past use of scientific findings to support claims made in the Bible. Dourson, tapped on 17 July to be EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), would oversee EPA programs that regulate industrial chemicals and pesticides if he earns Senate confirmation. The nomination has become a political hot potato, as Dourson would lead OCSPP as it reworks its approach to implementing a bipartisan 2016 law that reformed the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA, the statute that governs EPA’s ability to regulate industrial chemicals). Dourson’s experience, spanning 4 decades, includes multiple science- and risk-assessment–related posts in low- to middle-tier EPA offices throughout the 1980s and 1990s, as well as decades as a research toxicologist. That experience has proved to be a double-edged sword, though, as a chemical risk-assessment nonprofit that he led for 2 decades has come under scrutiny for its longtime reliance on chemical industry funding and its history of consulting for chemical companies “Unfortunately, this nomination fits the clear pattern of the Trump administration in appointing individuals to positions for which they have significant conflicts of interest,” Richard Denison, senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a New York City–headquartered group, said in an 18 July statement. The nomination follows another controversial appointment, of Nancy Beck—a toxicologist formerly of the Washington, D.C.–based American Chemistry Council (ACC), the largest U.S. chemical industry lobbying group—as deputy assistant administrator of OCSPP. More generally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has sought to institute changes at EPA that could lead to greater industry voice in agency decisions, including through changes to its science advisory panels. ACC and other industry groups have welcomed the new approach, faulting what they called the Obama administration’s overly stringent and economically stifling regulations. The group has called on the Senate to swiftly confirm Dourson, who it says is a “highly respected, award winning scientist,” to ensure the success of TSCA reform. But environmental, health, and consumer advocates have balked at what they view as an industry-friendly implementation of reforms so far. “If his track record is any indication, Dr. Dourson’s nomination threatens to move us further away from health-protective implementation of the new TSCA,” EDF’s Denison said. Meanwhile, another aspect of Dourson’s background—his authorship of “science-Bible stories”—is attracting attention. Dourson authored a trio of books called Evidence of Faith, which assume Bible stories are literally true and discuss how modern scientific findings might relate to the stories. Dourson has characterized his works as “matching science and Biblical text,” according to BuzzFeed News. The Reverend John Arthur Nunes, president of Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod–affiliated Concordia College in the New York City metropolitan area, cited Dourson’s “judicious integration of faith and the sciences” as a big asset. “Far too often the proposal of a relationship between science and religion is viewed with incompatibility at best or with inimicality at worst,” he said in statement shared by EPA. Detractors are highlighting a remark he made to the Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate News in 2014, when he used a biblical analogy to defend his risk-assessment nonprofit group’s industry funding and consulting work for chemical companies: “Jesus hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors. He had dinner with them.” This week, the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York City–based environmental group, had a blunt reaction to that comment: “God help us.”


Black Belt Community Foundation Receives $1.4 M Grant as Official Head Start Grantee. Will Administrate Work Across Four Counties of Alabama. Black Belt Community Foundation selected as Head Start Grantee for Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox Counties. Selma-based organization will provide high-quality services to the children and families of the Black Belt region. Will host community information sessions starting immediately. Selma, AL, June 25, 2017 --( Founded in 2004 with the idea that those living and working in the Black Belt of Alabama best know the area’s challenges and opportunities, the BBCF raises funds and distributes grants to nonprofits that are making a difference in local communities. BBCF President Felecia Lucky states, “We are excited to be selected as a first-time Head Start grantee to provide high-quality Head Start services to children and families in the Black Belt region. With our programs, we have served over 50,000 children and families. Like Head Start, our programs emphasize the importance of starting early and working closely with families to improve academic outcomes. We were happy to answer the call to serve the community in this way, and we are ready to build on both the work of the Head Start organizations who have come before us and our successful track record of service in the region.” U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell of Alabama states, “This is outstanding news for children and families in the Black Belt region. It is so important that our children are supported at an early age with educational programs such as Head Start so that their learning capabilities can be cultivated throughout their formative years. With this grant, the Black Belt Community Foundation will be able to bring valuable program offerings to children in the state that need this support the most.” Below is the information for next week’s organizational sessions in Selma: Location: Concordia College, Wright Complex, Selma, Alabama 1804 Green Street, Selma, AL 36701 (ph: 334-874-5700) June 27: 12pm-1:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm Informational meeting for current Head Start staff. This meeting will provide an overview of next steps. The goal of this meeting is to help provide a clear view to the staff the process BBCF will follow in moving forward. June 28: 8am-5:30pm Job Fair. Head Start job applicants can complete their job applications. June 29: 8am-5:30pm Call Back Interviews (Attendees will be notified in advance.) Selma, AL, June 25, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) has been awarded over $1.4 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to oversee the Head Start programs in Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo, and Wilcox counties in Alabama. With the help of this grant, an estimated 307 children in Alabama’s Black Belt will be able to receive critical investment in their early educational development through high-quality program options.Founded in 2004 with the idea that those living and working in the Black Belt of Alabama best know the area’s challenges and opportunities, the BBCF raises funds and distributes grants to nonprofits that are making a difference in local communities.BBCF President Felecia Lucky states, “We are excited to be selected as a first-time Head Start grantee to provide high-quality Head Start services to children and families in the Black Belt region. With our programs, we have served over 50,000 children and families. Like Head Start, our programs emphasize the importance of starting early and working closely with families to improve academic outcomes. We were happy to answer the call to serve the community in this way, and we are ready to build on both the work of the Head Start organizations who have come before us and our successful track record of service in the region.”U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell of Alabama states, “This is outstanding news for children and families in the Black Belt region. It is so important that our children are supported at an early age with educational programs such as Head Start so that their learning capabilities can be cultivated throughout their formative years. With this grant, the Black Belt Community Foundation will be able to bring valuable program offerings to children in the state that need this support the most.”Below is the information for next week’s organizational sessions in Selma:Location: Concordia College, Wright Complex, Selma, Alabama1804 Green Street, Selma, AL 36701 (ph: 334-874-5700)June 27: 12pm-1:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm Informational meeting for current Head Start staff. This meeting will provide an overview of next steps. The goal of this meeting is to help provide a clear view to the staff the process BBCF will follow in moving forward.June 28: 8am-5:30pm Job Fair. Head Start job applicants can complete their job applications.June 29: 8am-5:30pm Call Back Interviews (Attendees will be notified in advance.)

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