Music

Wind Symphony invites congregations across the U.S. to view “coast-to-coast” virtual concert

Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony has partnered with Sheboygan Lutheran High School’s Symphonic Band to present a coast-to-coast virtual concert event. The two schools have joined together as a way to offer congregations a meaningful sacred music repertoire amid the pandemic.

University

Concordia-Chicago regent named president of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis

Concordia University Chicago Board of Regents member Rev. Dr. Thomas Egger has been named president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL). Egger has accepted the call to serve as the seminary’s 11th president in its 182-year history.

University

Concordia-Chicago joins Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Concordia University Chicago has been named a member of an expansive network of more than 180 Christian institutions worldwide, joining the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

Community

Sent to Serve: Lutheran Teacher Education alumni continue CUC’s oldest tradition

With humble beginnings as Addison Lutheran Teachers Seminary, Concordia University Chicago has experienced a century and a half’s worth of growth and expansion. At the same time, the University remains fully committed to ensuring that all students realize the greater meaning in their spiritual and work lives.

Community

Sent to Serve: DCEs seek to be a resource to their congregations and communities

Traditionally, when a Director of Christian Education (DCE) is called to a congregation of the LCMS, he or she may be tasked with leading Sunday school, vacation Bible school, adult education, confirmation, youth ministry or other areas, in any combination.

Academics

Online programs at Concordia-Chicago stand out in U.S. News & World Report rankings

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

Community

Sent to Serve: CUC alumni in leadership roles on the foundation-building value of Lutheran schools

Those who are living out their vocations in school administration have a great responsibility to not only lead their staff and students, but to also shape and uphold Lutheran education’s present and future. As part of a series celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week 2021, Concordia-Chicago is checking in with its alumni and friends serving in Lutheran education.

Athletics

Cougar track athlete takes a run in her grandfather’s shoes

Senior Simone Wilson has already had a career that most athletes can only dream of during their college experience. But if you ask her what her favorite memory on the track is, her story transcends simple athletic victory.

Arts at Concordia

Virtual art exhibit, “Fragility of the Sacred,” debuts online

The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents Beth Shadur’s “Fragility of the Sacred” series, an exhibition of paintings integrating idea, text and visual images with the theme of fragility. The virtual exhibit is featured online through Feb. 20.

Academics

Concordia University Chicago announces Dean’s List for fall 2020 semester

In recognition of extraordinary academic achievement, the Office of the Dean of Students at Concordia University Chicago recently released the fall 2020 Dean’s List of nearly 500 undergraduate students.

Faith & Ministry

Reflections on a life guided by faith

Some life stories need to be told because of their power to edify and encourage others. Beloved Professor Emeritus Dr. Paul Kreiss’ story is an account of faith under fire, the importance of family, and the value of Christian education at an institution like Concordia University Chicago.

University

CUC theology professor serves in Canadian armed forces pandemic response effort

Rev. Dr. Tom Korcok, professor of theology and Canadian Armed Forces reservist, and his parishioners were called up to active duty this year. They were assigned to Canada’s primary COVID-19 pandemic response effort, codenamed Operation Lazer.