Jun 21, 2017
Through Young Adults in Global Mission, Duluth, Minn., native Hannah Loeffler-Kemp ’15 finds herself a long way from home living with two nuns and working as a parish assistant for St. Chrysostom’s Church in Manchester, England.
YAGM, a program through the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, invites young adults to serve abroad for a year alongside our global neighbors.
Because Loeffler-Kemp grew up in a Lutheran church, went to a Lutheran college and worked at…
Jun 09, 2017
Brianna Drevlow '16 has won The Summer Singers' Competition for Young Composers.
Her winning composition, “Eli, Eli,” will be performed by The Summer Singers in July.
A native of Thief River Falls, Minn., Drevlow graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Music degree and is now pursuing a Master of Music degree…Alumni Music
May 22, 2017
“March: Book Three,” co-written by civil right activist and congressman John Lewis, is Concordia’s Summer Book Read.
Co-authored by Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell, the book is the third in a trilogy of graphic novels or long-form comic books.
“A galvanizing account of [Lewis’] coming-of-age in the movement, it’s a capsule lesson in courage of conscience…
May 17, 2017
Concordia College has actively worked to reduce plate waste, the amount of edible food left on one’s plate after finishing in Anderson Commons, the main dining center on campus, by more than 25 percent.
In November 2016, President Craft announced Concordia’s goal to reduce the amount of plate waste by 50 percent by 2020.
The effort to reduce plate waste is led by Dr. Meredith Wagner in the nutrition and dietetics department and Dr. Joan Kopperud…
May 16, 2017
Concordia students created art for the Fargo-Moorhead community with the installation of a large nest outside the Plains Art Museum.
“An Emergent Belonging” is the newest addition to the Plains Art Museum’s S.P.A.C.E. (Sculpture Pad Art Collaborative Experiment), a collaboration among the Plains Art Museum, Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead and North…
May 15, 2017
Matthew Lillehaugen ’17 will get a chance to influence policy makers through a new research opportunity.
Lillehaugen was awarded a James C. Gaither Fellowship through the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Each year, the program chooses 10-12 graduates for one-year fellowships. These research and analysis positions have often gone to students…
May 15, 2017
A recent Narrative 4 story exchange hosted by Concordia College captured the attention of BBC News.
Concordia is a pioneering member of N4, an international organization that understands the power of storytelling and the empathy it creates. Co-founded by National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann, the organization is working to help develop…
May 12, 2017
President William Craft announced that Jeff Bretherton has been hired as the first full-time athletic director in the history of Concordia College.
Bretherton takes over for interim athletic director Rachel Bergeson, who was named to the position after head men’s basketball coach Rich Glas stepped down from being athletic director in spring 2016.
The announcement of Bretherton’s hiring…
May 12, 2017
Addressing the graduating class and its supporters, four commencement speakers gave words of wisdom and stories of gratefulness for time at Concordia.
Dr. Olin Storvick – Honorary Degree Recipient
Mr. James Parke '68 – Honorary Degree Recipient
Ms. Miquette Denie McMahon '06 – Commencement Speaker
Ms. Emily Campbell – Senior Response
May 01, 2017
Dr. Laurie Dahley, assistant professor of social work and field program coordinator at Concordia, is president-elect of the Minnesota Social Service Association.
With close to 3,700 members, MSSA is the oldest and largest social service association in the nation. MSSA will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018.
Dahley will serve a three-year commitment – as president-elect for one year, president…
Apr 26, 2017
When Concordia’s Healthcare Administration program started 50 years ago, it was filling a much-needed gap – training students to be rural healthcare administrators.
The college’s hospital administration program started in 1966 through funding from the Higher Education Act of 1965. Dr. Paul Dovre recalled how Dr. Ted Heimarck and others from the college worked to secure the funding that would help with program…
Apr 25, 2017
Concordia's Sigma Zeta chapter, Gamma Gamma, received the 2017 Founders' Cup Award at the Sigma Zeta National Convention in Indianapolis.
Gamma Gamma was started at Concordia in 2012. As a relatively young chapter, winning the Founders' Cup is a high honor. Sigma Zeta, a national honor society that recognizes scholarly activity in natural science, computer science and mathematics…
Apr 19, 2017
Three Concordia seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards.
Jenna Scarbrough, Oliver Reitan and Ruth Peterson will be providing assistance in English classrooms overseas while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.
While Scarbrough has a background in German – she has a minor in the language and…
Apr 04, 2017
Ben Stubbs '17 won the best undergraduate poster award at the Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society annual meeting for his research on bird communities.
Two years ago, Stubbs was part of biology professor Dr. Joseph Whittaker's research team. He assisted Whittaker in his study of small mammal communities in remnant and restored prairies in northwestern Minnesota. For Stubbs, however, this research…
Mar 29, 2017
The premiere of Dr. René Clausen's "The Passion of Jesus Christ" will be April 8 in Minneapolis and April 9 in Moorhead.
The hour-long composition, performed by the 400 musicians of the Concordia voice faculty, choirs and orchestra, brings audience members closer to powerful scenes from Christ’s procession into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane…