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Three education programs recognized by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


Concordia University Chicago’s (CUC) elementary education, Spanish education and special education programs have been awarded the coveted status of “Nationally Recognized” by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) after completing their review process last week. These programs will hold the honor of “Nationally Recognized” until the next institutional review cycle in five to seven years.

Concordia-Chicago production of "The Benefit Committee" opens Feb. 15


The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “The Benefit Committee,” a play by Aline Lathrop. The production, directed by Stephanie Stroud, will run Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 and 24 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.

Concordia-Chicago ranked among Best Online Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report


Concordia University Chicago has been nationally recognized as a leader in online education, ranking in the U.S. News & World Report lists for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs. The magazine’s rankings were released today.

"Paintings of Daily Observations" exhibit by Robert J. Johnson opens Jan. 14


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Paintings of Daily Observations,” an exhibit of figures, still lifes and landscapes by Chicago artist Robert J. Johnson. The free, public exhibition will be on display from Jan. 14 to Feb. 23.

Computer science faculty member at Concordia-Chicago receives mentorship award


Dr. Victor Govindaswamy, associate professor of computer science, was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chicago Section in recognition of his valued service and contributions as a professor and mentor for outreach activities of the IEEE Chicago student branch at Concordia University Chicago.

CUC faculty member named to governor-elect's Educational Success Committee


Dr. Kevin O’Mara, associate professor of educational leadership at Concordia University Chicago, was named to Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker’s educational transition team. The committee, made up of advocacy group leaders, university officials, lawmakers and other subject-matter experts from around Illinois, will serve in an advisory role for the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration.

Concordia-Chicago's strength and conditioning degree program earns recognition by key national association


Concordia University Chicago’s Master of Science in applied exercise science–strength and conditioning was recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). The NSCA ERP recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.

CUC's University Band to host annual Christmas concert


Concordia University Chicago’s University Band presents their annual Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. The free, festive performance will be held in the Chapel of Our Lord on campus.

Concordia-Chicago students place first in Chicago programming competition


A team of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students have come in first place in the Chicago IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition, for the third time in four years. Their performance in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) contest placed them 30th in the United States and 426th in the world—in the top 10 percent—out of 5,155 teams. Student teams from CUC captured the top seven places among competitors from universities in and around Chicago. CUC also debuted its first-ever all-women programming team, which finished 84th in the United States and 915th in the world, among the top 20 percent.

Abstract art exhibit "Zumbandi Baani" opens Nov. 19 at Concordia-Chicago


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Zumbandi Baani,” an exhibit of contemporary abstract paintings, drawings, collage and mixed-media works by Gretchen Beck. The free, public exhibition will be on display from Nov. 19 to Dec. 15.

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