News & Events
The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Arizona, Nevada and Southern California. The Kapelle will perform their home choral concert on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., following a tour of Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky. The free concerts will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.
The Center for Literacy at Concordia-Chicago and the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter will co-sponsor “Writing Commercial Fiction,” a workshop with international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, on Saturday, March 18 from 1-4 p.m. on the Concordia-Chicago campus.
Concordia University Chicago has announced the establishment of the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts (CALLA), which will serve as a national center for research as well as the gathering, sharing and disseminating of resources for those who seek to explore classical education as a means to further the Christian faith. CALLA will work within the University’s College of Innovation and Professional Programs. Appointed as director of the center is Dr. Thomas Korcok, associate professor of theology at CUC.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents the Student Invitational and Graduating Art Minors’ Show from Feb. 26 to March 18. The show will feature an array of artwork, chosen by the University’s art faculty, made by students enrolled in art classes over the last year. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
International prize-winning soloists Michaela Paetsch and Susan Merdinger to perform all-Beethoven concert at Concordia-Chicago1/3/2018
Two internationally acclaimed soloists, violinist Michaela Paetsch and pianist Susan Merdinger, join forces to present a concert program featuring four of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin: Nos. 2, 4, 6 and 10. One of the concerts will be held at Concordia University Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord, and is presented free of charge.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Claudia Craemer: Unfolding Secrets” from Jan. 8 to Feb. 17, 2018. The exhibit, a collection of abstract oil paintings, is free and open to the public.
The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform a Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord on campus. Admission to the annual concert is free.
A team of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students have come in first place in the Chicago IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition, for the second time in three years. The students’ performance in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) contest placed them fifth in the greater Midwest, 40th in the United States and 600th in the world out of 3,350 teams. The competition is a global challenge where students in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs compete together in a 24-hour period to solve a set of programming problems.
Concordia University Chicago will award an honorary doctoral degree to Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast Jr., 16th president of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, at the CUC fall commencement ceremony. Dr. Rast, who will receive the Doctor of Letters honoris causa, will act as commencement speaker at the undergraduate ceremony on Dec. 9.
A team of Concordia University Chicago students and faculty has developed, programmed and released two smartphone apps for students learning Old Testament languages: “Aramaic Verb Parsing” and “Hebrew Verb Parsing.” Verb parsing, or identifying verb forms, is a basic skill for learning to use ancient languages. The project was a cooperative effort between Dr. Andrew Steinmann, distinguished professor of theology and Hebrew, Dr. Victor Govindaswamy, associate professor of computer science, and their students.