News & Events
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.
Kathy Gebhardt has been named as the Dean of Students at Concordia University Chicago on a permanent basis, effective at the beginning of this new year. She will continue in her role as Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Leadership.
Jeff Hynes has been named as the CEO of the Concordia University Chicago Foundation and Vice President for Advancement. Hynes had been serving as the interim Foundation CEO for the last 11 months.
Concordia University Chicago’s University Band presents their annual Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The free, festive performance will be held in the Chapel of Our Lord on campus.
Elizabeth White will discuss her book “Fifty-Five, Underemployed, and Faking Normal” on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., at the kickoff event for the Center for Gerontology’s 2019 Holiday Camp for Seniors. The presentation is free and open to the public and will take place in Krentz Center, Room 120 on the University’s campus.
Concordia University Chicago will present its annual Service of Lessons & Carols on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord. This service, which includes scripture readings, choral music and congregational singing, has become a traditional part of the Christmas preparation for hundreds of people in the Chicago area.
A team of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students have come in first place in the Chicago IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition, for the fourth time in five years. Their performance in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) contest placed them 10th in the United States and 140th in the world—in the top 3 percent—out of 5,015 teams. Student teams from CUC captured the top three places among competitors from universities in and around Chicago.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “The Photogram—It’s Not an X-Ray!” by artist Dan Zamudio. The free exhibition is open to the public from Nov. 15 to Dec. 13. All are welcome to attend a reception with the artist in the gallery on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 2-4 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 3 p.m.
The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Stephanie Stroud. Performances will run Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 3 p.m. at the Bergmann Theatre on the University’s campus. The play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Dr. Adam S. Francisco will present “Arms, Apocalypse, and Apologetics: Luther's Response to the Ottoman Jihad in Europe” on Monday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. The guest lecture is open to the public and will take place in the Kretzmann Hall recital hall on the University’s campus, with a Q&A and a reception to follow.