Return to Concordia for Homecoming 2009, "Ignite the Tradition". The weeklong celebration, with most events Friday, Oct. 16-Sunday, Oct. 18, includes the Homecoming Banquet, Harvest Ball, Parade, football game, reunion class gatherings, All-Campus Worship and more.
Don't forget the annual Homecoming Concert is on Saturday, Oct. 17. Join other alumni, parents and friends for an evening of wonderful music at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium.
Friday, Oct. 16
8 a.m.-5 p.m. "Creating Traditions: Special Events at Concordia" - Library
9:20 a.m. Coffee With Cobbers - The Maize, KCC
9:50 a.m. Homecoming Chapel - Centrum, KCC
Noon-9 p.m. Homecoming Registration and Box Office open - OC
1-2 p.m. Campus Tours - Meet at OC
6:30 p.m. *Homecoming Banquet - MA
9:30 p.m. Harvest Ball - OF
Saturday, Oct. 17
7-11 a.m. Homecoming Registration and Box Office open - OC
8 a.m. *Golden Cobbers Reunion Breakfast (classes prior to '59) -
Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead
8 a.m. *Class Reunion Breakfasts - '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '84
8:30 a.m. Baseball Reunion, CBS
9 a.m. *Cobber Fun Run - South of MA
9 a.m. *Class Reunion Breakfasts - '89, '94, '99, '04
9 a.m. Women's Soccer Reunion, CSF
10 a.m.-7 p.m. "Creating Traditions: Special Events at Concordia" - Library
11 a.m. Parade - Eighth Street
1 p.m. *Football vs. Augsburg - JCS
4-6 p.m. LDS Alumni Tea - PRL
5 p.m. *Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet - Centrum, KCC
6:30 p.m. Homecoming Concert - MA
8:30 p.m. *Class Reunion dinners, receptions and gatherings
Sunday, Oct. 18
10:30 a.m. All-Campus Worship - MA
Noon-5 p.m. "Creating Traditions: Special Events at Concordia" - Library
* = ticketed event, CBS = Cobber Baseball Stadium, CSF = Cobber Soccer Field,
JCS = Jake Christiansen Stadium, KCC - Knutson Campus Center, MA = Memorial Auditorium,
OC = Offutt Concourse, OF = Olson Forum, PRL = Park Region Lounge
World in a Day
Children ages 6-13 can experience Concordia Language Villages during the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 17. Kids may attend one or both sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. while you enjoy Homecoming activities.
Cost is $20 per session or $30 for the entire day. There is a $50 maximum charge per family. Lunch and a T-shirt are included. Register today.
Dates to Remember
Concordia Women Connect, Moorhead
Concordia Women Connect, Twin Cities
President's Christmas Dinners, Moorhead
Christmas Concerts, Moorhead
President's Christmas Dinner and
Christmas Concerts, Twin Cities
To register for all events listed here or for more information, visit www.concordiacollege.edu/alumni or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (800) 699-9020 or (218) 299-3734.
It doesn't matter which ensemble you performed with at Concordia, come be a part of the Alumni Band, which will perform during the Homecoming Concert, Saturday, Oct. 17, in Memorial Auditorium. To honor the 110th anniversary of The Concordia Band, the group will perform under the baton of the current conductor, Dr. Scott A. Jones, as well as former conductors Dr. J. Robert Hanson and Dr. Russell Pesola. Rehearsal will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Following the concert, a reception in Hanson/Buxton Hall in the Hvidsten music building will celebrate the release of The Concordia Band's new CD. Register today.
Oberammergau Trip Planned
Don't miss this opportunity to join us on an unforgettable trip June 10-21, 2010, that will take you to the countryside that influenced Martin Luther. Stay in the spectacular Alps and tour castles. We will also attend a performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play, a tradition that plays out on stage only once every 10 years. The Rev. Ernie Mancini, retired executive director of Alumni Relations, and his wife, Diane, will lead the trip. The cost is $2,995 per person plus airfare.
Four to be Honored With Alumni Achievement Award
Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to Glory A. Monson '58, Rugby, N.D.; Dr. Olaf O. Storaasli '64, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; the Rev. David K. Johnson '64, Peachtree, Ga.; and Dr. James M. Jaranson '69, San Diego.
Monson has been the founder, artistic director and creative force behind Village Arts Inc. for more than 40 years. She is a community builder, an exemplar of excellence, a versatile artist and a motivator to generations of young people. Village Arts programs include musicals, children's theatre and an orchestra with musicians ranging in age from grade school students to senior citizens.
Storaasli is a senior research scientist in computational mechanics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is an internationally known expert on parallel methods for structural mechanics on high-performance computers. Storaasli has authored more than 80 works on computational structural mechanics, has received fellowships for postdoctoral research in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway, and is a lecturer at research institutions and universities in this country and abroad.
Johnson was the senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church and the visionary behind the establishment of the Hope South campus in Fargo, N.D. He was vice chair of the Billy Graham Area Wide Crusade, and a member of the DUI Task Force, the Teens and Parents Task Force and the Human Research Ethics Committee, all in Fargo. Johnson is widely known for his ability to create a vision and then organize people and tasks to achieve it.
Jaranson is a board-certified psychiatrist who is also certified in public health and general preventive medicine. He is semi-retired from active practice of psychiatry in Minnesota and consults in the field of rehabilitating survivors of politically motivated torture. He co-chairs the Section of the Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution of the World Psychiatric Association and has represented the United States on the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. He writes and lectures extensively on the care of refugee patients and torture survivors.