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…
Mar 28, 2017
In honor of Women’s History Month the first phase of Concordia’s digital encyclopedia, Cordopedia, will launch with women as the focus.
“The first iteration of the entries focused on women,” says college archivist and Cordopedia co-creator Lisa Sjoberg. “We will be continually adding to the information.”
The idea to create this digital encyclopedia came from MNopedia, which…
Mar 23, 2017
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., is enrolling mid- and upper-level managers in its new executive education program.
Responding to workforce data, the college interviewed dozens of chief executives from regional businesses to determine the most critical needs.
“The overwhelming response was the need to retain and advance their already strong managerial talent…
Mar 13, 2017
Concordia’s exhibition, “History and Heritage: Celebrating 125 Years of Concordia College,” will be featured by the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.
The exhibit opens Wednesday, March 15, and runs through Saturday, June 10. Lisa Sjoberg, Concordia archivist, created the exhibit with the help of campus collaborators. Sjoberg says people enjoyed working through history when the exhibit was…
Mar 06, 2017
Being an outlaw is sometimes OK. It might even win you an award.
Dr. Jacqueline Bussie’s “Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the Rules” has won a gold Illumination Book Award.
Bussie’s book debunks the myths that surround Christianity such as never getting angry with God, never doubting…
Feb 23, 2017
Grace Hoffa ’18, Edina, Minn., and Katie Beedy ’18, Moorhead, have been named Concordia’s 2017 Peace Scholars.
The Peace Scholars program, sponsored by Augsburg, Augustana (S.D.), Luther, Pacific Lutheran, St. Olaf and Concordia, is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace.
Feb 23, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Concordia College a $960,000 grant through the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program.
Project director Dr. Mark Jensen, chair/professor of chemistry, will lead the program, which includes $576,000 for scholarships.
The college’s FOCUS program (Fostering Opportunities for Community, Understanding, and Success) has been created…
Feb 20, 2017
A steering group of business leaders, higher education presidents and entrepreneurs are leading the way to revitalize downtown Moorhead.
The Downtown Moorhead project has secured nearly a half million dollars in funding to create a dedicated organization working toward making downtown Moorhead vital and vibrant again. The steering group consists of Moorhead leaders and is led…
Feb 20, 2017
While Jane Austen died 200 years ago, her talent lives on through her books, the movie adaptations and on the stage.
Audiences can see “Jane Austen” on the stage of Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre in “Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical.” It will be performed Feb. 23 by Karen Eterovich, who also researched and wrote the play. Dr. Dawn Duncan…
Feb 17, 2017
For tenor Kyle Stengel '17, a highlight of The Concordia Choir's spring tour of the Southwest is performing the folk music section of the program.
“There are beautiful melodies that hit your soul,” he says. “I get goose bumps every time we sing them. You don’t need to be a music aficionado to appreciate the beauty of these pieces. The melodies are accessible to everyone.”
Feb 13, 2017
Investment professionals working to obtain the Chartered Market Technician credential can gain valuable assistance through the Concordia College CMT test prep course.
The program will be offered online but in a live, interactive format through the college’s Offutt School of Business. The new program is an excellent fit with the business school’s finance program.
“Due to the rapid growth of the finance major…
Feb 07, 2017
As a bassoonist in one of the oldest orchestras in the world, Jeff Marquardt ’11 is living a musical dream in Norway.
Throughout his life, Marquardt has listened to recordings, radio broadcasts and concerts of his favorite classical music. Now he gets to perform those pieces with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Earning the chance to play with the prestigious…Alumni
Feb 06, 2017
Dr. Dawn Duncan, professor of English and global studies, participated in a Narrative 4 event on gun rights and control that was co-sponsored by New York Magazine.
Co-founded by Colum McCann and Lisa Consiglio, Narrative 4 is a nonprofit organization that strives to build empathy by allowing people to step into someone else's story. Out of more than 80 Narrative 4 ambassadors, Duncan was one of eight to…
Feb 01, 2017
A Message from President Craft
February 1, 2017
Dear Concordia Community:
The executive order issued on January 27 concerning the immigration of refugees and the entry of other citizens from select nations has generated confusion, anxiety, and protest within and beyond…
Jan 30, 2017
Ticket sales for the Garrison Keillor “Gratitude Tour” begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 31.
Keillor, the popular host of “A Prairie Home Companion” for more than four decades, is heading across the Land of 10,000 Lakes for what he is calling his “Gratitude Tour.”
Keillor will be visiting five…