When wandering around campus, you might hear: “My professor told us that learning this theory will help us BREW” or “I’m thinking of going to DS around 2, you want to come?” If you’re not quite sure what they’re talking about, you’re not alone.
At Concordia, we have a certain vernacular. Here’s a list to help you understand what Cobbers are saying.
BREW (broo) abbrev. vt. Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World
clubbie (kluhb-ee) n. A friend from your Orientation Club
Cobber (kob-er) n. The official name used to designate all Concordia College athletic teams, athletes, students and alumni
DS abbrev. n. 1 Dining Services 2 What students really mean is Anderson Commons
prospie (pros-pee) abbrev. n. What Cobbers call prospective students; a term of endearment
beanie (bean-ee) n. A small cap one wears during Fall Orientation; a rite of passage
Kernel Cobb (ker-nul cob) n. Official mascot of the college
Niblet (nib-let) n. The mini mascot of the college (and cousin of Kernel)
East/East Complex (e-st kom-pleks) n. Where Hallett and Erickson dorms are
#cordmn n. Hashtag used on social media in reference to a person, place or thing at Concordia
FM abbrev. n. Stands for Fargo-Moorhead
Tabernacle (tab-er-nakel) n. The lounge area above the Coffee Stop where students work on homework and occasionally take a nap. Officially known as Wall Lounge.
Atrium (atree-um) n. The open area in the Knutson Campus Center where the couches are; another spot where students work on homework or meet up with friends
Sage Larson '17 is studying multimedia journalism and Spanish.