Sep 25, 2017
Native culture, rock 'n' roll and magical, mysterious fiction will be at the center of the Visiting Writers Festival Oct. 4-6.
Sponsored by the department of English, the festival brings in regional writers from various genres to talk about the art and science of writing. This year’s lineup includes a poet, a fiction writer and a nonfiction author.
Poet Denise Lajimodiere…Events
Sep 18, 2017
Concordia is the new home for the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir.
Lutheran high school students from across Minnesota participate in this June program. A service of Celebration and Transition welcomed the new addition to the college’s summer programs.
Dr. Michael Culloton, assistant professor of vocal music…Music
Sep 15, 2017
While her first interest was in developing communities outside of the United States, Natasha John ’10 discovered that familiar places needed development, too.
John is a government and legislative affairs associate at the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO). The associates work on various issues that are important to the Navajo Nation. They advocate to the federal government including agencies,…Alumni
Sep 11, 2017
President William Craft delivered the State of the College address to faculty and staff at the beginning of the academic year.
In addition to the State of the College Address, Craft recapped some of the summer accomplishments and presented four Flaat awards.
The celebratory day ended with a reception for faculty and staff.
Sep 05, 2017
The 2017-18 academic year began with faculty and staff lining the sidewalk as the first-year students processed to opening convocation.
The Concordia Band created a festive environment as hundreds of new students took their seats for the official beginning of their academic career at Concordia.
The Rev. Elly McHan opened the convocation with prayer and Dr. Eric Eliason, dean…
Aug 30, 2017
Emily Combs ’17 is about to embark on two years abroad with the Peace Corps.
After hearing about her friends’ experiences and stories while volunteering for the Peace Corps, Combs decided to apply to be a volunteer in Ecuador and the East Caribbean.
“I love traveling and I wanted to use my teaching degree and experience…Alumni
Aug 25, 2017
Referencing the ribbon on her dress, Salolampi dean Amy “Iida” Tervola Hultberg ’98 greeted the many guests and supporters for the Finnish Language Village’s 40th anniversary celebration.
“We are all cut from the same spool,” Tervola Hultberg said.
The unifying symbol was represented with each person receiving a piece of ribbon to wear. Pulling together is how the Finnish Language Village has operated from the very beginning…
Aug 18, 2017
After years of dreaming, Bri Lee '16 took the leap and moved across the ocean.
Almost three years ago exactly, I traveled to Ireland for the first time. I remember walking around the streets of Dublin and feeling strangely content – like I was home. Those who know me best understand I rarely feel this way…Alumni Global
Aug 15, 2017
Alexandra “Lexi” Brouillard ’19 took her musical talents abroad to Italy.
Brouillard, a flute player, spent two weeks in Acqui Terme, Italy, at InterHarmony, an international music festival held in both Italy and Germany this year. She was introduced to the festival by her flute professor, Deb Harris. Harris taught…Global Music
Jul 24, 2017
Andie Palagi ’18 found her summer internship fit with the nonprofit organization Jewish Family Service.
When Palagi learned she was moving to Houston for the summer, it didn't stop her from finding a great internship that fit with her major and career plans post-college.
“I had wanted to gain nonprofit experience during the summer because of…
Jul 12, 2017
Brianna Drevlow ’16 is Miss Minnesota 2017.
After years of being involved in Minnesota pageants, including being named Miss Thief River Falls, Miss North Star and first runner-up to Miss Minnesota 2016, Drevlow was crowned the newest Miss Minnesota.
“Winning Miss Minnesota has been the…Alumni
Jul 10, 2017
President William Craft and representatives of three other Lutheran colleges of Norwegian-American heritage recently met with King Harald V of Norway.
The meeting took place at the Royal Palace in Oslo on the occasion of the King’s 80th birthday. With President Craft were Paul Pribbenow, President of Augsburg University; Robert Oliver and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, the outgoing and incoming…
Jun 28, 2017
Grant Strom '15 hit the Big Apple in a big way. He hoped to break into a Broadway musical someday but never expected to do so in his first months in New York.
With the help of mentors, including theatre professor Christian Boy, he is now working in music for the show "Hello, Dolly!," a Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Strom says he loves the opportunity and hard work a Broadway production…
Jun 28, 2017
Two Concordia grads took the stage at this year’s Tony Awards.
Joel Hatch ’78 performed for the event at Radio City Music Hall, while Grant Strom ’15 joined the cast and crew of the hit musical “Hello, Dolly!” as they accepted the award for the Best Revival of a Musical.
Hatch (fourth from left) has been…
Jun 27, 2017
Seven longtime members of the faculty and staff retired this year. They have a combined total of 87 years of service to the college.
They are Pat Bastion, dean’s office, 13 years; Rich Glas, athletics, nine years; Dr. Linda Keup, Offutt School of Business, 16 years; Linda Nelson, Concordia Language Villages, 21 years; Dr. Sue Oatey, Student Affairs, four years; Dr. Zacharie…