News & Events
The Collective, the theater production company of Concordia University Chicago, presents “The Fantasticks,” the 1960 musical with music written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jones. Directed by Brian Fruits with musical direction by Dr. Charles Brown, the play will run March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 and 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.
The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and New York. The free concert will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as one of the nation’s “20 Best Value Small Colleges for a Christian Studies Degree” in 2017 by Best Value Schools. The University was commended for its innovative Theology and Languages department and for its Deaconess Studies major, the only undergraduate program leading to deaconess certification in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Concordia University Chicago will host nationally known experts in the fields of history, theology, politics, the fine arts and education for informed discussions about the Reformation’s impact and ongoing legacy. The symposium will take place March 20 at 7 p.m. in a public forum in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents the Student Invitational and Graduating Art Minors’ Show from Feb. 27 to April 2. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will feature a special faculty-selected eclectic array of two- and three- dimensional art works created in Fall and Spring semester art classes.
The Collective theater company at Concordia University Chicago presents Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play, directed by Stephanie Stroud, will run Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.
Dr. Craig Schilling, Concordia University Chicago associate professor of leadership, has been named a National Education Finance Academy (NEFA) Distinguished Fellow. The award is extended to five individuals every year who have gained national visibility for exemplary research or practice in the field of public education finance, at the elementary and secondary level as well as in higher education.
The Center for Language and Literacy at Concordia University Chicago has moved to a new location in the Christopher Center on the University’s River Forest campus. The transfer of resources from the Center’s prior, smaller location began in August 2016, and is expected to be fully accomplished in early 2017. Since its founding three years ago as an initiative spearheaded by Dr. Thomas Jandris, then dean of the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, the Center has expanded at an unexpected pace. In anticipation of future growth, an expansion was deemed necessary in order to accommodate the needs of both teachers and learners.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Shadows, Fires and Thresholds: Imaginary Landscapes by Lelde Kalmite” from Jan. 9 to Feb. 19. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Two teams of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students have finished second and third place in Chicago, and second and fourth place in Illinois in the IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition. The students’ performance in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) contest placed them 52nd in the U.S., an improvement of 51 positions over last year. They finished 661st in the world out of about 2,200 teams. The competition is a global challenge where computer science and engineering students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels compete against each other in an intense 24-hour period to solve a set of programming problems.