News & Events

MLK Celebration 2013


The following events are scheduled as part of Concordia University Chicago's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday in January:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Maggie Anderson, Keynote Speaker

Chapel of Our Lord
Reception following in the Ferguson Art Gallery

Maggie Anderson and her family made history and dominated headlines as national media covered their real-life case study in self help economics in the Black community. It was called The Empowerment Experience (EE) and resulted in a landmark study conducted by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. Since the completion of their experiment Anderson has become the voice of American consumers of all backgrounds who want to make sure their buying power positively impacts struggling communities.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Rabbit-Proof Fence"  (Film Screening)

KCC, Room 10

The true story of three Aboriginal girls of mixed race who escape from a settlement camp after being removed from their outback community has been turned into a powerful cinematic folk ballad celebrating their courage. 

Social Justice Fair

KCC, Foyer

Explore and make connections with Chicagoland organizations that that focus on a variety of social justice issues.

Service Fair

Location: KCC, Cougar Den

If you’re looking for ways to volunteer your time and talents in the Chicagoland community, then the Service Fair is the place to be!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Health and Wellness Fair

KCC, Cougar Den

Stop by the fair to learn about health and wellness resources on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and self care practices. 

 "First Generation" (Film Screening)

KCC, Room 10

"First Generation" tells the story of 4 high school students who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Chapel Service

Guest Pastor: Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, Redeemer Luther Church, Bronx, NY

Pastor Taylor currently serves as the Pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, NY. His congregation is multicultural, multilingual and multigenerational and has been recognized both as one of the fastest growing congregations in the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod and as a laboratory for future pastors and deaconesses of the church who desire to learn about urban and multicultural ministry.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Concordia University Celebrates Black History Month

Human Interactions: Painting, Drawings, Collages & Prints
by Jennifer Scott

Jan. 27, Artist’s Reception 2- 4 PM

Jan. 29, Tuesday, 7- 8 PM: Special Artist’s Talk
McCormick Hall, located in Kretzmann Hall next to the Gallery

Exhibit runs January 14– February 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

“MLK Service Day”

1:00 – 4:00 pm
at: The Greater Chicago Food Depository
RSVP  to Academic Service Learning

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Join the CUC community for a Day of Service at the Greater Chicago Food Despository. Please RSVP to Academic Service Learning, Director Alannah Hernandez (  by Friday, January 25, 2013.

2013 MLK Day Committee

Committee Members
Joyce Angell, Campus Wellness
Missy Hawley, Undergraduate Admissions
Alannah Hernandez, Academic Service Learning
Quintin E. Jackson,  College of Business
Pamela Konkol, Graduate and Innovative Programs
Bristee Logan-Giles, Student
Laila McCloud, Multicultural Student Engagement
Maritza Medrano, Academic Service Learning
Greg Michie, Graduate and Innovative Programs
Edwin Monarrez, Student
Ursula Ricketts, Graduate and Innovative Programs
Simeon Stumme, Graduate and Innovative Programs
Taylor Stone, Student
Diliana Velasquez, Undergraduate Admissions