Faith & Ministry

University Chaplain Raddatz: College students need pastoral care, too

In the latest Forester, Rev. Simeon Raddatz BA ’13, University Chaplain, discusses students’ need for pastoral care as they adjust to college life.


Four years of growth and change in Cougar Athletics

Much has happened in CUC Athletics since March 2020—catch up and see what we're looking forward to in the future with Jim Egan BA '82, former longtime sports information director.


Spring 2024 Dean's List celebrates academic achievement

To qualify for the honor, baccalaureate degree-seeking students must have earned a semester GPA of 3.62 or better, be in good disciplinary standing, and have an academic workload of at least 12 semester hours.


Concordia-Chicago recognized by Colleges of Distinction for engaging, successful educational model

The award reflects CUC’s dedication to fostering hands-on learning, strong student-faculty relationships, an active campus community and stellar student outcomes


A calling to teach, motivate and inspire: Dr. Rich Fischer’s 50 years at CUC

It’s hard to imagine anyone loving their job more than Dr. Richard Fischer, distinguished professor of music. After 50 years as Concordia-Chicago’s director of bands, he is as passionate about it as ever.


University Band celebrates summer with Patriotic Pops concert June 29

Highlighting a mix of patriotic and popular songs, the University Band will perform its annual free outdoor concert on the Addison Hall lawn.


Business professor awarded Fulbright grant to research in Slovenia

Dr. Elisabeth Dellegrazie, associate professor of leadership and marketing, has received a coveted Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in business to Slovenia for the 2024-2025 academic year.


Concordia-Chicago announces distinguished awardees for Maroon & Gold fundraising gala

The University's signature fundraising event, Maroon & Gold: A Million Dreams, will honor four individuals for their faithful service within Lutheran education and their vocations at the Sept. 28 gala.


Recent grant will enhance CUC library’s early childhood education collection

Education students and faculty, along with students enrolled at the ECEC, will soon benefit from access to a significant number of new reading resources thanks to a grant from the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS).


Try out these 6 campus study spots to help you prep for finals

Every CUC student has their favorite study space on campus. During finals week, or any other time you have a huge project coming up, these campus spots have something for every study style.

Lectures / Conferences

University welcomes Carl R. Trueman in Lectureship in Christianity, Humanities and Public Life

Carl R. Trueman will deliver his lecture, “Reformation Thinking and the Modern Mind” on April 22 at 4 p.m.


These 7 famous people lived a stone’s throw from Concordia-Chicago

If you’ve spent any time in our surrounding neighborhood, chances are you’ve heard the names Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway come up often. Here are seven more famous locals you may not have known about.