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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.

Sign up for the Kindness 5K: Sharing life, love, light


Concordia University Chicago will host the 2018 Kindness 5K on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Batavia Riverwalk (Houston St. & Island Ave.) in Batavia, IL, to celebrate and continue the life, love and light shared by Katie L. Kloess BA ’09, MA ’11.

"Walk of Faith" photography exhibit opens Aug. 27 at Concordia-Chicago


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Walk of Faith: Photographic Memories of Home in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico,” by Alvaro Nieto, a collection of sepia and black and white photographs; beautiful glimpses of the land, faces and spiritual journey of a culture of people. The free, public exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 28.

Concordia University Chicago again named a College of Distinction


Concordia University Chicago has been recognized for its committed implementation of “high-impact educational practices,” earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the ninth year in a row. This year the University receives recognition in five areas: College of Distinction, Illinois College of Distinction, Christian College of Distinction, College of Distinction–Business and College of Distinction–Education.

Concordia-Chicago to host annual Patriotic Pops Concert and Ice Cream Social


Honoring service men and women, while celebrating community and country with timeless music, the University Band of Concordia-Chicago will perform its annual Patriotic Pops Concert on Saturday, June 23 on the University campus.

Concordia-Chicago teacher education programs earn national recognition


The education programs at Concordia University Chicago have been awarded the coveted Educator Preparation accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The awarding of the prestigious CAEP accreditation continues Concordia University Chicago’s tradition of excellence in educator preparation since 1864, when it was founded as Addison Teachers Seminary.

Concordia-Chicago awards first-ever Innovation Faculty Research Fellowship


William Pierros, assistant professor of political science at Concordia University Chicago, has been selected by a faculty committee to be the first-ever recipient of the CUC Innovation Faculty Research Fellowship at Oxford University. He will be traveling early this summer to engage in his research.

CUC Baseball team advances to NCAA Division III World Series


The Concordia University Chicago baseball team will make their second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Division III World Series, and this year they will go as the second seed among the eight qualifying teams. The Cougars will be the top seed in their pool, and they will begin their quest for the Division III national title this Friday, May 25 when they take on Swarthmore College (PA).

Concordia-Chicago to again offer summer Youth Robotics Camp


Concordia University Chicago’s (CUC) 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 30 to August 3, and camp session 2 will take place August 6 to 10. The day camps are open to middle and high school students (ages 11-17) residing in Oak Park or River Forest.

Concordia-Chicago faculty member and doctoral student appointed to ISBE Professional Review Panel


Dr. Michelle Turner Mangan, associate professor and chair of the Department of Research at Concordia University Chicago, and Susan Harkin, graduate student in CUC’s educational leadership doctoral program, have been appointed to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Review Panel by the state Superintendent of Education, Dr. Tony Smith.

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