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.


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.


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.


University releases spring return to campus plan

Concordia University Chicago has released its comprehensive spring 2021 Return to Campus Plan, which outlines necessary procedures to ensure spring semester operations, while maintaining academic excellence and prioritizing the health and safety of all members of the university community.


University to hold historic first doctoral hooding ceremony

Concordia-Chicago will hold its first-ever Doctoral Hooding ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11 via streaming video.


Virtual Commencement ceremonies to be streamed Dec. 11-12

With continued concern for the health and safety of Concordia University Chicago’s students and the community, all Fall 2020 Commencement exercises will be held virtually, streaming online Dec. 11 and 12


Lessons & Carols to be held virtually

The annual Service of Lessons & Carols, a treasured Christmas tradition, will be presented virtually this year via streaming video on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6.

Faith & Ministry

New book helps students understand their vocations

A new book written by CUC’s University Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Leininger focusses on exploration of personal vocation as a college student, with focus on identity development, interpersonal skills and collegiate success.

Cougars announce launch of STUNT as 19th varsity sport

The CUC Cougars are adding STUNT--a competitive, cheer-based sport focused on skills--as a varsity sport for the 2021-2022 school year.


Four day weekend of virtual music concerts

The University's music ensembles will present four back to back concerts over a four day period from Nov. 13-16.