News & Events
2011 News Stories
Dec 21, 2011
“High Flight,” a collaboration between the internationally renowned King’s Singers and Concordia Choir, is receiving rave reviews.
Dec 19, 2011
Puppy love made finals week a little less stressful for some Cobbers.
Dec 16, 2011
For students in Dr. Dawn Duncan’s Global Literature and Human Experience course, literature came alive once they stopped reading the words on the page.
Dec 15, 2011
Devin Hueffed '12, Missoula, Mont., combined his double major in theatre and philosophy to adapt "Waiting for Godot" into a puppet production.
Dec 06, 2011
This holiday season, a Christmas tree in the atrium of Knutson Campus Center provides a chance for Concordia students to give back to the community.
Cobbers lent time, energy and lower-arm stamina to the century-old tradition of bell ringing in early December.
Dec 01, 2011
Musicians make records. Authors publish books. And artists? They sell their artwork.
Nov 29, 2011
More than 20 international students from 10 countries came together this Thanksgiving to put their own flair on the traditional holiday.
Nov 23, 2011
The annual 100-Mile Thanksgiving event on campus brings local foods to this year’s holiday table.
Nov 18, 2011
The Christmas spirit came early to Concordia when Lambda Delta Sigma asked students, faculty and staff to take part in Operation Christmas Child.
Nov 17, 2011
President William Craft appointed nine members to the President's Sustainability Council for the college.
Nov 14, 2011
Concordia is once again dedicating a week to becoming responsibly engaged in the world (BREW).
Nov 11, 2011
Among the 21.8 million military veterans in the United States are some of Concordia's own.
The simulation lab puts cutting edge technology at the fingertips of students so they can practice specific skills before having to perform them in a clinical setting.
Nov 08, 2011
When the Concordia Theatre needed a vintage 1950s auto for the musical production "Grease," lighting director Bryan Duncan knew just who to call.
Nov 03, 2011
The current fall tour of The Concordia Orchestra is the debut of Foster Beyers as only the third conductor in the 40-year history of the ensemble.
Nov 02, 2011
Concordia expanded its connections to China by securing an educational agreement with a university in Chongqing, China.
Nov 01, 2011
Political commentators Mary Matalin and her husband, James Carville, are living proof that people with different political views can respect each other.
Oct 28, 2011
Livedalen Hall Council has a tradition of creating a creepy haunted house in the basement of Livedalen for all Concordia students to experience.
Oct 24, 2011
A group of first-year students is gaining an understanding of the connection between food and people, and how their food choices affect the world.
Oct 21, 2011
A guest speaker on campus used origami to show that the distance between science and art is shorter than one might think.
Oct 19, 2011
The senior nursing class organized a flu clinic as part of their community health class.
Oct 10, 2011
Last weekend, hundreds of Cobbers "came home." They attended breakfasts and banquets; they chatted and cheered the Cobbers onto victory.
Oct 14, 2011
John Tunheim '75 and Clint Hill '54 share more than their Cobber roots. They also are connected by a moment in U.S. history.
Oct 10, 2011
Cobber Bling. The Power Ring. No matter what you call it, it's become a traditional rite of passage for students who have reached junior status.
Oct 10, 2011
Cobbers are preparing themselves for a world of change through a student movement designed to better understand each other's beliefs.
Oct 07, 2011
Nearly 500 middle school and high school students came to Concordia to learn about the region's French ties at the Midwest French Festival and Convention.
Oct 07, 2011
Psychology student research finds that bilinguals who are fluent in a character language like Chinese or Japanese have a better visual memory.
Oct 05, 2011
A reputation as an innovative educator and commentator won Dr. David Albrecht recognition from Accounting Today.
Megan Luebke '09, marketing manager for the Minnesota Lynx, says the support the team has received from the community has been amazing.
Sep 29, 2011
Tea houses are popular places in many countries, such as Japan, Korea and China. This year, Intercultural Affairs is hosting its own.
Sep 26, 2011
The International Society for Science & Religion library is moving into the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library.
Sep 23, 2011
Musicians often perform works by composers from ages past such as Mozart and Beethoven, but rarely get the opportunity to interact with a prolific composer.
Sep 22, 2011
You might hear about peanuts and Cracker Jack, but odds are you won't hear talk of cans of corn at your next baseball game.
Sep 20, 2011
The veil is an often-misunderstood garment that transcends time and culture.
Sep 19, 2011
Ronald D. Offutt '64, who donated the lead gift for the Offutt School of Business, was presented with the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.
Sep 16, 2011
Several dozen philosophers discussed issues of faith at the International Merleau-Ponty Circle meeting held at Concordia Sept. 15-17.
Sep 14, 2011
Artists should entertain while instilling belief in the possibility of change, said celebrated author Colum McCann. He spoke at this year's Symposium.
Sep 09, 2011
A composition by René Clausen will be featured in a New York City concert commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Sep 08, 2011
A Subaru television ad tugs at parents' hearts. Brynn Hausmann '85 worked on it.
Sep 07, 2011
Seventy-seven roses graced the altar in the Centrum during a chapel service of mourning, hope and remembrance for the people of Norway.
Sep 01, 2011
Concordia's president encourages students to discover as they start their college experiences at Concordia.
Sep 01, 2011
Scott Ellingson, director of Admissions, received the Flaat Distinguished Service Award Sept. 1.
Blessing the Journey is a short service of blessing for students as they say goodbye to their families and begin new journeys at Concordia.
Aug 26, 2011
Dr. Susan Cordes-Green, chair and assistant professor of psychology, received the Flaat Distinguished Teaching Award Aug. 25.
Aug 23, 2011
Niblet, the newest member of Concordia's Corn Feed crew, will return home on Aug. 24.
Aug 22, 2011
Amy Daniels '12, Little Falls, Minn., spent her summer researching ways to make weather radars detect severe weather sooner.
Aug 19, 2011
Concordia partnered with the United Way to distribute school supplies to children in the community Aug. 18.
Aug 10, 2011
As part of a summer internship, Amanda Follmer '12 coordinated building projects for people in need.
Aug 04, 2011
An opportunity to improve their English and experience American culture has brought 26 international students to campus for a four-week immersion experience.
Aug 01, 2011
Organic chemistry is an often-dreaded class. Dr. Graeme Wylie came up with a way to ease the stress during the summer sessions – Organic Chemistry Survivor.
Jul 28, 2011
Studying peace has taken on new meaning for two Concordia students who were both in Oslo, Norway, when the bombings took place July 22.
Jul 27, 2011
Concordia College students and recent graduates received top honors at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Conference.
Jun 22, 2011
As the space shuttle Atlantis took its final flight, Lt. Col. Paul Gallaher '89, Melbourne, Fla., was standing by in the shuttle support operations center.
Feb 22, 2011
The Concordia Choir returns home from tour for its home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in Memorial Auditorium.
Jul 14, 2011
Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State University have joined forces to offer a vaccinology minor.
Jul 11, 2011
Dr. William Craft began his presidency today, July 11. His first day on the job will be filled with interviews, meetings and a reception with faculty and staff.
Jul 07, 2011
Nearly 2,000 people, representing more than 10 languages and cultures, gather twice each summer for International Day at the Concordia Language Villages.
Jul 05, 2011
This fall, Derek Mattern ’11, Minot, N.D., will return to Germany where he studied abroad as a junior. This time, he is going as a Fulbright scholar.
Jun 29, 2011
As we count down the weeks to a new academic year, here are some memorable moments from 2010-11.
Jun 22, 2011
Andrea Wagner '12 Brandon, Minn., is copying a still life by the French impressionist to learn more about her own painting and art.
Jun 16, 2011
A job at the Central City Opera is providing valuable networking for one Concordia music student.
Jun 14, 2011
Tap water in Moorhead often has an “earthy” odor in the spring, so the city’s water plant supervisor asked Dr. Mark Jensen if he could do something about it.
Jun 07, 2011
Some Moorhead elementary students ended the school year with the promise of new beginnings, thanks to a partnership with Concordia's organic garden.
May 27, 2011
Research experiences and challenging courses have led Andrew Nystrom '11 to the University of Notre Dame where he studies graduate-level physics.
May 24, 2011
Kernel Cobb made national news, being named to “The 10 Strangest College Mascots” list.
Whitney Derks ’11, Denton, Mont., started jogging to prove to her former track coach she could stay in shape without the structure of organized sports.
May 17, 2011
Square-foot gardening is back in style. Biology instructor Janet Thompson shares how to do it.
May 03, 2011
With so many pressures at the end of the year, it can be difficult to find time to breathe, much less step away, but eight students did just that.
Apr 05, 2011
The Concordia Choir will spend May performing in South Korea, which has taken a leading role in the advancement of choral music into the 21st century.
Apr 26, 2011
After serving and leading during a year of transition, Dr. Paul Dovre and Mardy Dovre received blessings from the campus community.
Apr 19, 2011
It may be an unlikely meeting place, but three times a week Cobbers meet in Olin for a time of prayer, music and fellowship with one another.
Apr 15, 2011
There was much to celebrate as Concordia Language Villages marked a half century. Throughout its history, the program has balanced innovation with fun.
Apr 11, 2011
Another year. Another flood. How does the Fargo-Moorhead community bounce back year after year?
Apr 08, 2011
New funding and annual celebration confirm the value and importance of undergraduate research on campus.
Apr 08, 2011
From sandbags to suicide prevention, Kathryn “Kat” Melheim ’11, stayed busy during her social work internship with FirstLink.
Apr 05, 2011
Concordia speech competitors placed 14th out of 84 colleges and universities in the American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament.
Apr 01, 2011
Nine students presented their research at the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research March 31-April 2 at Ithaca (N.Y.) College.
Mar 30, 2011
As Dr. Bill and Anne Craft entered Anderson Commons, students applauded; there were welcome banners and a special cake in honor of their first lunch with students.
Mar 30, 2011
Inspired by a class during their first semester of college four Cobbers spent their spring break week touring the nation's capital.
Mar 30, 2011
A warm welcome greeted Dr. William Craft, president-elect, as he and his wife, Anne, visited campus for the first time since he was named to the position.
Mar 29, 2011
Four students taking a course on global sustainability issues are selling friendship pins to improve literacy rates in Southern Sudan.
Culture and world experiences anchor the latest edition of the Intercultural Affairs Journal, Djembe.
Mar 21, 2011
The Board of Regents voted unanimously to name Dr. William J. Craft president-elect of the college. He will be the 11th president in Concordia’s 120-year history.
Mar 21, 2011
More than 100 Cobbers spent their mid-semester breaks helping those in need across the United States and internationally through Habitat for Humanity.
Mar 14, 2011
The Presidential Search Committee recommends to the Board of Regents that Dr. William J. Craft become Concordia College's 11th president.
Mar 11, 2011
James O’Rourke ’56, a major contributor to the art community with Concordia ties, died on March 3. He and his brother founded the Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead.
Mar 10, 2011
It may not have been an episode of Project Runway, but it felt like it for Chelsea Heeren '12, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Maren Hamilton '12, Fargo, N.D.
Mar 07, 2011
Dr. Joy Lintelman was the featured guest on Pioneer Public’s “Postcards.” Lintelman talked about her book “I Go to America.”
Mar 04, 2011
Kjerstin Sanden ’12, Roseville, Minn., is one of many Cobbers getting involved around the globe. She's balancing studying with fighting global poverty.
Mar 01, 2011
When trumpet students gather for an annual summit March 5, they will have an opportunity to learn from some of the most esteemed professionals in their field.
Mar 01, 2011
A Concordia degree turned into a ticket around the world for one graduate.
Feb 24, 2011
The Presidential Search Committee has invited Dr. William J. Craft to visit campus as a finalist for the position of president of the college.
Feb 21, 2011
Senior leadership helps speech and debate team to reclaim title at statewide collegiate tournament.
Feb 18, 2011
Part of the time Maggie Bauernfeind worries about her husband in Iraq; the rest of the time, she’s scoring in double figures for the women’s basketball team.
Feb 09, 2011
The riots in Egypt hit close to home for Concordia faculty Dr. Ahmed Kamel and Dr. Mona Ibrahim, who both grew up in Egypt, and their daughter, Ayah.
Feb 08, 2011
Something green is sprouting on Concordia’s campus. Green Week, sponsored by the Student Environmental Alliance, kicked off yesterday.
Feb 07, 2011
The Concordia College Forensics Team competed at the Ice Box Classic Speech Competition Feb.4-5, winning the tournament by more than 100 points.
Feb 02, 2011
Carla (Grover) Barnhill ’88, was a finalist in the “Good Morning America” Dear "GMA" Advice Guru Search. The winner received a full-time "GMA" job giving advice.
Feb 01, 2011
The annual Pops and Popcorn concert always features surprises, but few rival what horn players did for conductor Bruce Houglum this year.
Jan 28, 2011
Children play barefoot in a village in Manikganj, Bangladesh. Their shoes, for the ones who own them, wait to be worn for school or special occasions.
Jan 26, 2011
A Skype conversation with “Children’s Blizzard” author David Laskin in a nonfiction writing class gave students a new perspective on writing and winter.
Jan 24, 2011
Concordia students achieve much, says Interim President Paul Dovre in response to a recent Associated Press article. Read his Forum editorial.
Jan 20, 2011
With subzero temperatures and harsh winds, Cobbers have learned how to beat the winter chill and some even share their tips for keeping out the cold.
Jan 17, 2011
Actor Marvin Grays of Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, recited the words of Martin Luther King Jr. to remind all to keep King’s dream alive.
Jan 14, 2011
David Boggs can hardly keep up with the demand for his paintings. His skyscapes are showcased at his one-person show at the Circa Gallery, Minneapolis.
Jan 11, 2011
When Ann Solyst ’11, La Crosse, Wis., decided to study art abroad for a year, she couldn’t have picked a better place – Florence, Italy.
Jared Hoeft ’13, Hutchinson, Minn., scored big as a sophomore. His musical score “Shards” was performed by The Concordia College Symphonia.