Jan 16, 2017
New York Times columnist, author and commentator David Brooks will speak on “Faith, Learning and the Arts of Citizenship,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Memorial Auditorium.
The lecture is part of the 125th anniversary of Concordia. The event is free, but tickets are required.
Brooks began writing his column for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times in 2003. He is a prolific author. His most recent book, “The Road…Events
Dec 20, 2016
The recent Concordia Magazine had times that were listed in error for the broadcast schedule of the 2016 Concordia Christmas Concert, “Gather Us In, O Child of Peace.”
The program will air on Prairie Public Television at 3 p.m. Dec. 24. One of the times listed for TPT was also incorrect. It should have been 1 a.m. Dec. 23.
A full listing is also available on the Concordia website.
Please note: Programming…
Dec 20, 2016
The Concordia Christmas Concert, “Gather Us In, O Child of Peace,” was recorded in the beginning of December and will be broadcast regionally this week.
Plans for the concert recording began more than six months ago with the planning of the actual concert. Artistic director Dr. René Clausen selected, arranged and wrote music that would work in the broadcast environment. Concordia partnered with…
Dec 01, 2016
Kate Westhoven '17 applied what she’s learned as a music education major as an intern at the North Dakota Autism Center.
Westhoven sat on a cushy mat at the bottom of a big yellow slide. A client of about 3 years old slid down and she caught him. This group was the little stars, the youngest group of clients at the North Dakota Autism Center (NDAC), where Westhoven…Music
Nov 30, 2016
Chemistry professor Dr. Darin Ulness teamed with Information Technology Services and the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library to use resources for summer research requiring a large amount of computer power.
At the start of the academic year, the Library Fishbowl fills up with students working on various group projects, but this past summer all 29 machines were harnessed for a single task.
Ulness and student researcher Luke Lillehaugen '19 worked…Academics
Nov 30, 2016
Through an internship at the Fergus Falls YMCA, Callie Ann Hoffbeck ’17 worked with children who are often overlooked.
An elementary education major, Hoffbeck interacted with children at summer school and after school programs, facilitating games while being a good role model. She likes to help students see what they can accomplish.
“You can make a difference…Academics
Nov 28, 2016
Understanding of the area’s hunger problem might be at the crossroads of fourth-graders and first-year college students.
College students in Dr. Barb Witteman’s integrative Inquiry Class, “Hungry!,” teamed up with fourth-graders from Fargo’s Washington Elementary. They researched hunger, primarily in the Fargo-Moorhead area, but they also looked at hunger issues…
Nov 28, 2016
The final staging for the 2016 Concordia Christmas Concert Dec. 2-4 is a sprint to the opening note with extra preparations for the video recording of the event.
Bryan Duncan sits facing the Christmas mural for this year’s concert. A critical eye on specific lights. Duncan, the lighting director for the concert, says the tinkering for the fine details is just beginning. Duncan along with a crew of seven…Music Events
Nov 15, 2016
Thirty-one flags hang from the atrium ceiling in honor of all of our students’ countries of origin.
Beautiful bright colors adorn the Knutson Campus Center atrium as the flags of every student’s home country are displayed from the rafters. Our international students are from 30 different countries. Those flags, along with the United States…Events Global
Nov 14, 2016
Whether it’s to play capture the flag, run soccer drills or play zombie tag, Kyle Lippert ’17 brought the fun to kids in underserved neighborhoods by driving a playground on wheels.
It was part of his Swendseid Service Scholars internship for the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley.
“One of my favorite parts about the job was that there was such a high diversity in the kids we interacted with,” he says.
He drove…Outcomes Music
Nov 08, 2016
Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, president emerita of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center.
The title of Dr. Schneider's talk is "Engaging Diversity, Revitalizing Liberal Learning: How Educators Can Lead in the Creation of Inclusive Excellence."
Dr. Schneider is Concordia's guest Thursday and Friday for the third 125th Anniversary…
Nov 01, 2016
Experiential learning came to the classroom in a warm, fuzzy form of an alpaca.
In the north gym of Memorial Auditorium, first-year students watched Barry the 10-month-old alpaca roam the gym while occasionally munching on grass. Students felt his soft fiber as he wandered by, attempting to get the perfect selfie when he…Academics
Oct 31, 2016
Concordia celebrated its 125-year history on Oct. 31, 2016.
The anniversary celebration began with chapel and President Emeritus Paul Dovre and President William Craft naming the strong giants in our history who have built the college into what it is today.
The chapel event flowed into a reception that…Events
Oct 26, 2016
Andrea Kittleson '17 received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award from Region IV of the Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA) this fall at the Regional MSSA Conference luncheon in Fergus Falls, Minn.
Kittleson, a senior double majoring in social work and Spanish, was nominated for the award by her professor and advisor, Dr. Kristi Loberg, an associate professor and director of the social work program. The award is given to the exceptional…Academics Outcomes
Oct 24, 2016
Ariel Johnson '17 takes us through the history of Concordia Theatre one decade at a time.
Concordia’s upcoming senior thesis theatre production started with only a list. The college archives had chronicled the theatre productions the campus had performed beginning in 1927 to modern day and that list was a guiding force for Johnson…Student Life Academics