Craft Elected to LWR Board
An international nonprofit organization, LWR works to end poverty and injustice in impoverished countries by empowering their people.
“As president of a global liberal arts college dedicated to calling students into lives of service to neighbor and to sustaining our world for the flourishing of all, I enter into board service with excitement and a whole heart,” Craft says.
Craft sees opportunities for collaboration between LWR and Concordia that would encourage students to apply what they discover in formal studies to the problems that diminish human health and well-being.
“Lutheran World Relief can challenge us to see that sustainability involves addressing the very fundamental needs of our brothers and sisters around the world,” he says.
March 21: My Concordia Day
Please mark your calendars for My Concordia Day on Thursday, March 21.
On this day, you can give an online gift to support the college. You also can vote for your favorite “My Concordia” image.
March Music Madness
The Concordia Choir returns from its tour and performs its home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in Memorial Auditorium.
Other concerts in Memorial Auditorium:
Student Showcase Concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23
Three Choirs Concert
4 p.m. Sunday, March 24
More concerts and recitals.
Shakespeare at the Guthrie
Discussion/Lunch: 10:30 a.m. Pohlad Lobby and Amber Box, on Level 9 of the Guthrie
Performance: 1 p.m.
The play will be performed by internationally acclaimed Propeller, an all-male Shakespeare company from Great Britain.
Cost is $74 per adult ($63 per student college age and younger) for lunch, discussion and the performance. Cost is $25 for discussion and lunch only.
RSVP online by Sunday, March 10.
Juried Student Art Exhibition
Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.
Nobel Peace Prize Forum
This event will be hosted by Augsburg College in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs.
Dr. Jennifer Bath, assistant professor of biology at Concordia College, will be presenting a session at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Science and Health Day at the Forum. Her session is titled "Minnesota and Bangladesh: Addressing Neglecting Diseases of Poverty."
Forum on Faith and Life
“A Blessing and a Curse: The Power of the Internet on Our Religious Lives”
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, senior religion editor for The Huffington Post
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
Sponsored by the Forum on Faith and Life and the Religion Major Concentration in Faith and Leadership
Dovre Center for Faith and Learning
“Looking for Promises, Not for Perils: Helping Researchers Cope With Information Overload Anxiety in a Digital Culture”
Virginia Connell, chair of library instruction at Concordia
7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Birkeland Alumni Lounge
2013 Richard G. Werth Lecture Series
“Nitric Oxide and Hemes: From Toxic Gas to NRVS”
Dr. W. Robert Scheidt, the William K. Warren Professor at the University of Notre Dame
7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Jones Science Center 212
I.F. Grose Memorial Lecture in Classical Studies
“Medicine, Magic and Miracle: Health Care in the Ancient Greek World”
Dr. Bronwen Wickkiser, assistant professor of classical studies at Vanderbilt University
7 p.m. Monday, March 18, Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
Student Lecture Series
“Desimplifying the African Narrative: A Program Oral Interpretation”
Amber Morgan ’15, Byron, Minn.
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Morrie Jones Conference Center Suite A-B, Knutson Campus Center
Drache Receives Honorary Degree
Drache’s dissertation “The Day of the Bonanza: A History of Bonanza Farming in the Red River Valley of the North" became his first published book and was followed by 14 more books, contributions to another seven and more than 50 articles. He has also delivered more than 1,100 speeches in 36 states, six Canadian provinces, and in Germany, Norway and Australia.
He continues as an author and a historian-in-residence at Concordia, where he retired after 37 years on the faculty.
Take a Course From the University of the Community
In March there are several opportunities for “Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Issues Discussions” or learning about the “Storms That Changed the Valley,” or whether or not “Herbert Hoover (was) The Humanitarian.”
Check out the classes offered and register.