Aug 06, 2018
Before the start of the 2018-19 athletic season, Jake Christiansen Stadium is getting a facelift.
Concordia Athletic Director Rachel Bergeson announced that ground has been broken on a brand new $1 million scoreboard on the west end of the Jake Christiansen Stadium. The new video board, game scoreboard and updated sound system are expected…Athletics
Jul 09, 2018
The Korean Language Village celebrated its 20th year with drums, dance and dreams of a Village site with authentic Korean architecture becoming a reality.
Christine Schulze, executive director of Concordia Language Villages, announced Sup Sogŭi Hosu will soon have its own culturally authentic site at the Concordia Language Villages location on Turtle River Lake with initial plans for the site…Global
Jul 05, 2018
Forty-three students and staff headed to the Gulf Coast for a week last semester to listen, learn and help people whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The trip, organized through Campus Ministry, followed the ELCA model of accompaniment – the idea that we walk a difficult road together.
“This opportunity introduced the values of accompaniment,” said Jon Leiseth, a deacon in the Campus Ministry…
Jun 18, 2018
Dr. Olin J. Storvick, professor emeritus of classical studies and classicist-in-residence, died Saturday, June 16, at the age of 92.
Storvick was an important presence at Concordia for more than 60 years. He has been widely recognized as one of the giants in the history of the college for his superb teaching and scholarship and his active engagement of students, together…
Jun 15, 2018
High school students in the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC) have made Concordia their home for a week in June as they prepare for eight performances across Minnesota.
During their time on campus, they’ve been rehearsing and discussing faith and the religious backgrounds of the music they will be performing. Students in 10th-12th grade from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Mississippi gather each morning for Sung…Music
Jun 11, 2018
Hopkins, Minn., native Kim Krattley ’20, was awarded the Phillips Scholarship for her proposal on how she would help to close the achievement gap in Minnesota.
The Phillips Scholars Program supports potential leaders with outstanding academic credentials who intend to dedicate a portion of their lives to community service. Each year, sophomores from 16 eligible private colleges and universities submit…Academics
Jun 08, 2018
Two Concordia students were awarded the Dr. Nancy D. Joyner Spirit Award in consecutive semesters while studying and interning in Washington, D.C.
The Joyner Spirit Award is given to one enthusiastic participant each semester who embodies the spirit of Joyner, the first- and longest-serving dean and executive director of the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) program.
Jun 05, 2018
He stepped off the main stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and two days later he was unpacking for his next gig in Chicago.
Performing at the Kennedy Center was “absolutely wonderful,” said Christopher Kenney ’14. His last performance was with Patti LuPone, Nathan Gunn and Isabel Leonard at the Washington National Opera gala, which raised $1 million for the company's…Music Alumni
Jun 05, 2018
President William Craft gives an update on the college for Spring 2018 including news about diversity, new learning initiatives, enrollment and campus improvements.
May 24, 2018
Concordia, together with Temple University and seven other U.S. colleges and universities, is launching a national scholarship program for incoming international students for fall 2019.
Temple is a leader in the widespread #YouAreWelcomeHere social media campaign, which encourages international students to study in the United States. This new scholarship will provide financial support for international students who are committed…Global
May 23, 2018
Concordia's 2018 commencement speakers delivered messages of gratitude, the importance of the liberal arts, and encouragement to live boldly and intentionally.
Dr. Martha Nussbaum
Corinne Burrell '18
May 22, 2018
Mollie Francis ’20, Eden Prairie, Minn., was one of 16 student recipients nationwide of a 2017 Sigma Zeta Research Award.
Alongside associate professor of biology Dr. Joe Whittaker, Francis has been researching campus squirrel behavior and habitat in relation to climate change. Her work builds off of previous Sigma Zeta-funded projects.
Her research, “Comparative…
May 22, 2018
Six students presented their research in biology and chemistry this spring at an annual symposium at the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Graeme Wyllie, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Joseph Whittaker, associate professor of biology, accompanied the students to the Minnesota Academy of Science Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium in St. Paul…
May 22, 2018
The college honored 14 retiring faculty and staff members at an appreciation event in May. They have a combined total of a whopping 378 years of service to the college.
They are Laurie Bedford, Dining Services, 10 years; Kathryn Benson, Health Center, 50 years; Cherryl Braton, Business Office, 50 years; Donald Brummond, Physics, 19 years; Cheryl Christianson, Health Center, 17 years; Renae Conyers, Business…
May 17, 2018
Two Concordia students were honored with an Excellence in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French.
Kathryn Nicholson ’18 and Colton Dabrowski ’18 were presented with the awards at a ceremony in April. Nicholson and Dabrowski demonstrated excellence in the study of French and speaking the French language.
Dabrowski and Nicholson studied …Global