News & Events
The ESL (English as a second language) faculty, within the Department of Teaching, Learning & Diversity at Concordia University Chicago, has received national recognition from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The department, led by Dr. Carolyn Theard-Griggs, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, demonstrated that it meets the standards set by CAEP as well as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), the academic organization responsible for setting standards for the ESL discipline.
Early Childhood Education graduates in both the teacher-licensure and non-licensure track at Concordia University Chicago have been granted eligibility for the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity credentials. The credentials open doors for graduates who do not pursue teacher licensure to have careers in federal and state-funded early childhood education centers.
Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony and Kapelle will each perform home concerts this fall in the Chapel of Our Lord on the university’s River Forest campus. Admission to both events is free.
Writers of mystery stories for young readers to share insights at Concordia-Chicago's Center for Literacy10/7/2016
Five Chicago-area mystery authors will gather for a presentation about writing and publishing stories for young readers in an event co-hosted by the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy on Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 1 p.m.
Concordia University Chicago’s College of Business will begin offering a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree program. It has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission, which is the regional higher education accrediting organization in 19 Midwest and South-Central states. The University’s College of Business, founded in 2007, now offers a complete program of business studies to its students.
Concordia University Chicago’s Ferguson Art Gallery presents “Monumental Heart,” an exhibition featuring the work of Dan Addington, fine artist and well-known Chicago gallery director. The exhibit runs from Oct. 3 to Nov. 13 and is free and open to the public.
The Collective, the theater production company of Concordia University Chicago, presents Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” adapted by Arthur Miller. The play runs Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.
Concordia University Chicago’s University Band will perform its annual Fall Family Concert on Friday, Sept. 23. Admission is free, and the concert begins at 8 p.m. in the University’s Werner Auditorium.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $117,516 to Concordia University Chicago as part of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in increasing the numbers of students in high-quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in order to diversify the STEM workforce.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Chuee–Taxua,” a cultural exchange project exhibiting the collaborative work of indigenous weavers from Mexico and visual artists from around the world. The show, which runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25, is free and open to the public.