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Pianist Esther Nyberg to perform recital

10/22/2018 Renowned pianist Esther Nyberg will perform a recital on Friday, Nov. 9 at Concordia University Chicago. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord. Over the course of the evening, Nyberg will perform Bach’s...

Wind Symphony and Kapelle to perform fall home concerts


The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. The Kapelle will perform their home choral concert on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., following a tour of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The free concerts will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

Message from President Gard - Campus Emergency Follow Up

10/17/2018 Concordia Family, Wednesday, October 17, has certainly ended in a way we did not expect. After the campus lockdown, I want to follow up with you regarding this evening’s events. At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, the university became aware of a...

Concordia University Chicago President Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard announces retirement


Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee Gard, Rear Admiral USN (Retired), President of Concordia University Chicago, has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Concordia University Chicago total enrollment sets historic record


Concordia University Chicago’s combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment reached an all-time historic record of 6,005 students this fall. A significant milestone for new incoming students was reached as the University welcomed its largest freshman class ever—395 students. The previous high enrollment for freshmen was in 2013 when 387 enrolled. The combined new freshman and transfer students set a historic record as well, with 512 enrolling.

"Eclectic Selection" to showcase artwork by Marcia Babler in Ferguson Art Gallery


Chicago artist Marcia Babler will exhibit more than 30 fine art pieces in her upcoming art show at the Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago. Entitled "Eclectic Selection," this collection of Babler's work features a wide variety of paintings, prints, collages, drawings and mixed media. The free, public exhibition is on display from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10.

The Collective production of "Antigone" opens Oct. 5


The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “Antigone,” the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, translation by Nicholas Rudall. The production, directed by Brian Fruits, will run Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.

University Band presents fall concert at Concordia-Chicago


The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, Sept. 28. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Werner Auditorium.

Concordia-Chicago to host Lectures in Church Music Oct. 21-23


Registration is now open for Concordia University Chicago’s annual Vi Messerli Memorial Lectures in Church Music. The event, held from Sunday, Oct. 21 to Tuesday, Oct. 23, features two concerts, a keynote address, choral reading sessions and many workshops to choose from.

Concordia-Chicago ranked among Best Value universities by U.S. News & World Report


Concordia University Chicago has been nationally recognized for the value of the well-rounded education it provides, as well as its diverse student body, by U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine’s rankings released today, CUC was ranked as a Best Regional University – Midwest, Best Value – Regional Universities Midwest and listed for Best Ethnic Diversity – Regional Universities Midwest.

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