Center for Hmong Studies Involved with TPT Documentary on Vietnam

TPT’s documentary, American’s Secret War: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, a film based on the Hmong experience in Laos during the Vietnam War, featured a number of still images from CSP’s Center for Hmong Studies. Concordia alumnae Kaolee Vang (’11, M.A. ’15) who is employed by Twin Cities Public Television, was part of the production team for the film.

Students from CSP’s CHUSA Club (Concordia Hmong Unity Student Association) assisted with TPT’s special viewing and discussion event for the project Oct. 3. Lee Pao Xiong, Director of Hmong Studies at Concordia, served on the panel. Xiong said the Center for Hmong Studies involvement shows the importance of having this valuable resource to help share stories of the Hmong people.

“As the only Center for Hmong Studies in the world and with large archival collection of documents and photos about Hmong history, culture, and language, our expertise have always being sought by scholars, reporters, and researchers,” Xoing said. “The recent Secret War documentary film produced by TPT is just one of the many media outlets that utilized our knowledge, connections, and archival collections to enhance their productions.”

Xiong added TPT will air another documentary film in November titled Hmong Pioneers that prominently features CSP’s Center for Hmong Studies.

View the TPT documentary here.

Read more about the documentary here. (Star Tribune article)

External Internet Connectivity Issues – Aug. 29

CSP is currently experiencing internet connectivity issues across campus. All internal services, including printing, phones and the portal are working, however the issue affects all external internet services. Our internet provider has sent out a technician to further address the current outage. An update will be posted by 1 p.m. We apologize for this inconvenience.


CSP’s Sam Johnson and Riley Hanson Named NSIC Honor Student-Athletes

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced its 2017 Male and Female Honor Student-Athletes with seniors Sam Johnson (football) and Riley Hanson (volleyball) selected to represent Concordia St. Paul among the 31 student-athletes named to the annual honor list.

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Concordia Partners with Mitchell Hamline to offer MBA Health Care Compliance Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law will offer its Health Care Compliance program as part of the MBA degree at Concordia University, St. Paul, under a recent agreement between the two schools.

CSP students choosing the Master of Business Administration-Health Care Compliance (MBA-HCC) emphasis will take the core curriculum (36 credits) of the MBA program at Concordia and the 11-credit Health Care Compliance program through Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute.

Both parts of the program are offered fully online. Students can begin as early as May 2017. Upon completion, students will have an MBA and also be prepared to sit for the Compliance Certification Board’s Certified in Healthcare Compliance exam.

“We are excited to partner with Mitchell Hamline School of Law with this new program,” said Dr. Kevin Hall, dean of the College of Business & Technology at CSP. “What a great opportunity for students to advance their careers into this growing market. We are looking forward to growing this partnership to address community and student needs.”

“It’s rare for MBA students to have the option of embedding a health care compliance emphasis into their business degree. We’re thrilled to partner with Concordia to train future business leaders in the health care space,” said Barbara Colombo, an assistant teaching professor at Mitchell Hamline and director of the Health Care Compliance program.

Demand is growing in the health care sector for professionals who can guide organizations through the increasingly complex maze of laws and regulations. The MBA-HCC emphasis prepares students to lead health care organizations through that regulatory environment and to champion an ethical corporate culture.

The MBA-HCC emphasis is one of four degree options available to students in CSP’s MBA program. It represents the first academic collaboration between Mitchell Hamline and Concordia University.

Mitchell Hamline will continue to offer its Health Care Compliance curriculum as a stand-alone 11-credit certificate and also as part of a Mitchell Hamline law degree.

Learn more about the MBA-HCC emphasis here.