Cobber Celebration Session Descriptions
Maroon Session – One Hour
Campus Tour – Atrium, Knutson Campus Center
If you have not been on campus before or would like to see it another time, make sure to take a campus tour! The tour will include a stop in the new Offutt School of Business.
Medical Marvels – Health Professions – Jones Science Center 212
Concordia College has a proven track record of preparing students for careers in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry and other health professions. Learn from faculty and students how Concordia will prepare you for your future career.
Compassionate Caregivers – Nursing – Jones Science Center 370
Nursing is both an art and a science. Learn about the coursework and clinical experiences in the major. Sessions include a hands-on experience in the nursing simulation laboratory.
Business Buzz – Offutt School of Business – Grant Center* 014 and Lower Level Gathering Space
Leadership. Entrepreneurship. Ethics. Global understanding. Faculty, students and alumni will talk about how the Offutt School of Business will prepare you for real-world success.
Just for Fun – Campus Entertainment Commission – The Maize, Knutson Campus Center
(noon-1 p.m. ONLY)
The Campus Entertainment Commission plans free, fun events on campus. Throughout the year, you can attend comedy nights, dances, trivia events or open mic nights. Grab a snack from the atrium and watch the talents of student performers in an open mic setting.
A Lifelong Investment – Parents – Morrie Jones Conference Room A, Knutson Campus Center
Meet current Concordia parents who will share advice and wisdom gained through their years of parenting Cobber students. Then, our director of Financial Aid will talk about financing a Concordia education. Join us for one or both portions of the session. If you like, parents can attend “A Lifelong Investment” while students learn more about cocurricular involvement at “Jumping In.”
Jumping In – Student Involvement – Morrie Jones Conference Room B, Knutson Campus Center
Involvement, leadership and service are important parts of campus life. This is a session especially for students! Get a glimpse of ways you can complement your classroom and campus life experience while your parents attend “A Lifelong Investment.”
The Choice is Yours – Undecided Majors – Grant Center* 114
Not sure what you want to major in yet? Don’t worry, the Concordia advantage means you have opportunities to explore and can still graduate in four years. Learn about the process of going from “deciding” to “decided.”
Gold Session – 45 minutes
High Impact Learning in Communication, Media and Theatre – Olin 226
Communication … the No. 1 skill sought by employers! Whether you are interested in studying communication in relationships or organizations, or are interested in TV, radio, acting, directing, design, forensics or public relations, come learn more about opportunities in communication studies and theatre art.
The Right Angle – Mathematics – Ivers 218
Math majors develop problem-solving abilities applicable to countless professions. Meet faculty and current students.
Filling Your Plate – Nutrition and Dietetics – Jones Science Center 340
View senior research projects, meet with current Concordia students and hear about the exciting careers of recent dietetics alumni everywhere from Washington, D.C., to Hawaii.
Politically Speaking – Political Science – Morrie Jones Conference Room D, Knutson Campus Center
Challenging courses and practical experience lay the groundwork for a number of careers with a political science major.
Your Creative Potential – Art – Olin Lobby
Spend some time touring the art studios and find out more about Concordia’s art program and the opportunities available.
A Chemical Attraction – Chemistry – Ivers 386
Chemistry is critical to tackling real problems in the sciences, medicine, pharmacy and engineering. Hear about degree tracks, including biochemistry and neurochemistry.
A Sustainable Future – Environmental Studies – Morrie Jones Conference Room A, Knutson Campus Center
Learn about the opportunities to study either the natural sciences or environmental policy within the major. Hear from professors and current students about exciting field studies, study abroad opportunities, career prospects, and graduate programs.
Insider Information – Current Student Experiences – Grant Center* 031
Hear from a diverse group of students about why they decided to attend Concordia and how they have each charted their own successful student careers. Ask questions to learn what they wish they would have known as they started college.
Words Come Alive – English – Morrie Jones Conference Room B, Knutson Campus Center
Read the best writing. Write the best reading. Equip yourself for a good and successful life. Meet faculty and students in our literature, writing and teaching programs.
Eye on Sociology – Sociology – Morrie Jones Conference Room C, Knutson Campus Center
Hear how a major or minor in sociology helps you understand our place in society and prepares you for exciting careers. Also, we’ll share information on our global education opportunities.
Speaking World – Foreign Languages Festival – Welcome Center
Whether you plan to become fluent or gain a deeper appreciation for another culture, world languages are important in our global society. Interact with faculty from the French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Norwegian programs, taste traditional foods and learn why Concordia is a leader in language instruction.
Tips for Academic Success – Academic Enhancement Center – Grant Center* 114
Join the staff of the Academic Enhancement and Writing Center to learn about some of the key differences between learning in high school and learning in college. You will take home great information to implement once you start school in the fall and knowledge of the resources available at Concordia College.
Silver Session (45 Minutes)
Thoughtful Dialogue – Religion, Philosophy, History – Morrie Jones Conference Room B, Knutson Campus Center
Find out why we study humanities at Concordia and how a major or minor in religion, philosophy or history can create opportunities for you.
Career Pathways After Concordia – Career Center – Morrie Jones Conference Room A, Knutson Campus Center
Meet recent graduates and find out how their campus involvement and internship experiences helped them land full-time employment and admission to graduate and professional schools.
Teaching Teachers – Education – Morrie Jones Conference Room D, Knutson Campus Center
Teacher education occurs not only on Concordia’s campus, but in K-12 classrooms around the world. Hear about Concordia’s highly regarded teacher education program.
Under the Microscope – Biology – Ivers 218
The biology faculty train scientists by doing science. Professors and students will answer questions and tell you about biology opportunities, including the neuroscience minor.
Called to Help – Social Work – Morrie Jones Conference Room C, Knutson Campus Center
Do you want to work in a helping profession? Come hear about the broad range of social work settings and how Concordia's social work program may be for you.
Residence Hall Tour – Atrium, Knutson Campus Center
Join a Concordia Student Ambassador and get an in-depth look at the residence halls.
Applied Sciences – Pre-Engineering – Room 274, Knutson Campus Center
Hear the student perspective about the pre-engineering program and the many opportunities available at Concordia.
Going Global – Study Abroad, Global Studies – Welcome Center Media Room
Concordia is on the cutting edge of global learning. Learn how Concordia’s award-winning study abroad programs and global studies major can help you make the most of your college experience.
More Than What You Think – Psychology – Ivers 259
See demonstrations of psychological concepts and learn about department activities and the neuroscience minor.
Snapshots of Faith and Life – Office of Ministry – Frida Nilsen Lounge, Fjelstad Hall
Concordia is a community at the intersection of life and faith. Come engage in discussion about campus ministry at Concordia and find out how you can get involved.
Lunch With Music Faculty and Students – Buxton/Hanson Rehearsal Hall, Hvidsten Hall of Music
Do you want music to be part of your college experience? There is a place for you in one of our many ensembles. Enjoy a catered lunch with music faculty and current students to learn more about our world-renowned programs and the academic and cocurricular opportunities available.
Lunch With Athletic Coaches and Staff – Birkeland Alumni Lounge, Offutt Concourse
Our student-athletes do more than lift weights, run fast and win national titles. They also attend class, complete research projects and win scholarships to graduate school. Enjoy a catered lunch with athletic coaches and other physical education and health faculty to learn more about the opportunities available.
Lunch With Faculty, Staff, Current Students and Parents – Anderson Commons, Knutson Campus Center
“This is some of the best food I’ve ever tasted!” Enjoy lunch with members from across the Concordia community in our state-of-the-art dining facility. Spend time with other prospective students and their families as you share a meal in our student dining center.
*Offutt School of Business