News & Events
Students entering grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in the “Popular Music for Piano” summer camp at Concordia University Chicago. Both morning and afternoon half-day sessions are available during the camp, which runs from Aug. 7 to Aug. 11.
Stephanie Coil, a 2016 graduate of Concordia University Chicago, was recognized as one of eight first-year teachers selected as Illinois Outstanding Beginning Teachers. The awards are presented by the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE). Coil received her award from IACTE board member Dr. Barbara O’Donnell at the organization’s Legislative Reception in Springfield, IL.
Concordia University Chicago’s mathematics and computer science department is again offering free Robotics Camps this summer in partnership with Youth Services, Oak Park and River Forest Townships. Camp session 1 will take place July 31 to August 4, and camp session 2 will take place August 7 to 11. The day camps are open to middle and high school students (ages 11-17) residing in Oak Park or River Forest.
A team of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students recently placed second in the Midwest at a computer programming competition sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The event, held in Detroit, MI, included teams from IEEE Region 4: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Concordia University of Chicago’s College of Business recently announced the opening of its new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Through local, national and global activities, the CIE will nurture entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to embrace ingenuity and innovation so they can establish thriving businesses.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents the final exhibit of the academic year, the Graduating Senior Art Show, from April 10 to May 6. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will feature a wide range of two and three-dimensional works of art in a variety of media, including clay, painting, photography, printmaking, jewelry, artists’ books and graphic design.
Concordia University Chicago announced that Jeff Hynes, dean of students and vice president for student life and intercollegiate athletics, was named to the Thrivent Fellows program. The rigorous 12-month executive fellowship was established to identify, encourage, develop and equip high-capacity leaders for leadership roles in Lutheran colleges and universities.
The Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago and Arbor West Neighbors will host “Resilient Aging – Resilient Living: Cultivating Community Good for All Ages,” a day of education, advocacy and action. The event will take place Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Concordia University Chicago campus in River Forest.
Concordia-Chicago’s University Band will perform its spring concert on Friday, March 31, at 8 p.m. The free concert will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.
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.