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August 30, 2021

Dr. Susie Nelson, Seeks to Cultivate a Passion for Agriculture in the Next Generation

Since her earliest memories growing up on a small family farm in Idaho, Corban’s inaugural Director of Agriculture Science, Dr. Susie Nelson, has been cultivating a passion for agriculture.


June 29, 2021

School of Ministry Returns to Uganda for Pastoral Training Program After Borders Reopened

He was greeted by a chorus of children’s voices calling out, “Uncle Greg, Uncle Greg!” As they ran forward, ushering him into a home which had become so familiar to him the past few years, they showed all that they had learned since he had been gone: the practiced motion of tying shoelaces, new games invented during the pandemic, the rhythmic juggling of a soccer ball. It had been over a year since he had been back.


June 22, 2021

Dr. Yufeng Zhao Conducts Groundbreaking Frontier Research in Material Science and Sustainability

Corban Assistant Professor of Physics, Dr. Yufeng Zhao has partnered with a team at Rice University to conduct groundbreaking new frontier research at the intersection of sustainability and the field of material science.


March 1, 2021

Writer-In-Residence Gina Ochsner Awarded 2020 Kurt Vonnegut Prize for Speculative Fiction

Corban Associate Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, Gina Ochsner, was recently awarded the 2020 Kurt Vonnegut Prize for Speculative Fiction by the North American Review for her short story, “The Snow Queen.”


December 19, 2020

A Global Mission: Corban’s Pastoral Training Program in Africa

Back in 2010, Corban’s administration was looking for a way to expand the School of Ministry’s graduate program. They planned for something servant-hearted yet straightforward,


December 15, 2020

Director of Criminal Justice Alan Scharn Set to Retire After 10 Years at Corban

As a young man, Alan Scharn had no idea what he wanted to do with his life until a friend talked him into joining the Marion County Sherriff’s Office reserve academy.


November 13, 2020

Corban to Dedicate the Pavilion in Honor of Former Professor and President, Dr. David F. Miller

Sit down, I’ve got a story to tell you . . .” is exactly what Dr. Miller said to the many students, parishioners, and colleagues who came to him seeking advice.


October 13, 2020

Dr. Comstock and Corban Students Research New Covid Test Method

Back in 2003, when Dr. Sarah Comstock, then a brand-new graduate researcher at OHSU, was asked to learn a relatively new technique called quantitative polymerase chain reaction testing (qCPR),


August 11, 2020

Dr. Liz Wosley-George Shares how Counselors can Reflect Christ, from the Emergency Room to the Classroom

“You can connect with anyone,” says Dr. Liz Wosley-George, Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Corban University. For Liz, the ability to connect with others goes beyond shared experiences, age, gender, or race.


July 29, 2020

Dr. Xiuling Shi Shares how Plant Biology Reveals the Unfathomable Wisdom of God

“Scientific research is one way we get to know the unfathomable wisdom of God,” says Dr. Xiuling Shi, Assistant Professor of Biology at Corban University. Before coming to Corban, Dr. Shi conducted research for several years, specializing in botany.



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