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  • Registration open for 4th annual Summer Institute Workshops

    Restorative practices, Seesaw, and trauma in the classroom are just a few of the featured topics to be highlighted at this year’s Summer Institute Workshops at Concordia University Ann Arbor.

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  • Concordia alumna wins Excellence in Education award

    Sylvia Sturgis, sixth and seventh grade English language arts teacher, will be awarded a plaque, $1,500 cash prize, and a $500 grant for her classroom. She earned her Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University Ann Arbor.

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  • The uncommon educator carrying on the family tradition

    Editor's Note: This is one in a series of stories highlighting Concordia's 2018 graduates.

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  • May Student of the Month: Kyle Kirby (’18)

    "Kyle is an outstanding student who was a science major before tutoring in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and realizing that his true passion was in education. Kyle truly has a gift for sharing his science knowledge with others and goes over and above both in his participation in class and in contributing to his fieldwork classrooms. Kyle has been offered several jobs already including being offered a position during his interview for student teaching! Kyle is resilient and a servant leader at heart." - Faculty nomination

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  • Concordia to grant degrees, awards during commencement

    Concordia University Ann Arbor will honor 164 graduates and four awardees during its spring commencement exercises.

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  • Breaking down barriers

    Editor's Note: This story was written for the 2018 Spring/Summer Arbor Light magazine, a bi-annual publication of Concordia University Ann Arbor. Catch the newest edition dropping in mailboxes at the end of April. For your free subscription of Arbor Light, email

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  • Summer Institute Workshops: Graduate Education Seeking Presenters

    Concordia University’s School of Education Graduate Department is seeking area education professionals to lead workshops as part of its fourth annual Summer Institute Workshops on the campus of Concordia University Ann Arbor.

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  • February 26, 2018
    Alumni, News, School of Education

    Joel Klammer (’85) awarded by LEA as Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator

    Concordia University Ann Arbor alumnus Joel Klammer ('85) was selected to receive the Lutheran Education Association's 2018 Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator award, announced February 23, 2018.

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  • The Uncommon Advocate Skating to Impressive New Heights

    For Lydia Paradysz, it’s a regular tradition to spend a quiet morning rollerblading through the neighborhood alongside her husky, Bruce. It gives her the opportunity to reflect on the journey that has taken her to where she is today. A standout senior in Concordia University Ann Arbor’s family life program, Lydia is a whirlwind of passion, focus and fun.

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  • The Uncommon Musician Set on Striking a Chord in the Classroom

    Jess Russ knew she was home the first time she stepped foot on Concordia University Ann Arbor’s campus. Never mind the fact that she was more than 600 miles away from her home state of Alabama and didn’t know a single soul in Ann Arbor. Concordia immediately felt like a place where she wanted to be.

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