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Concordia University Chicago President Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard announces retirement


Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee Gard, Rear Admiral USN (Retired), President of Concordia University Chicago, has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Concordia University Chicago total enrollment sets historic record


Concordia University Chicago’s combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment reached an all-time historic record of 6,005 students this fall. A significant milestone for new incoming students was reached as the University welcomed its largest freshman class ever—395 students. The previous high enrollment for freshmen was in 2013 when 387 enrolled. The combined new freshman and transfer students set a historic record as well, with 512 enrolling.

"Eclectic Selection" to showcase artwork by Marcia Babler in Ferguson Art Gallery


Chicago artist Marcia Babler will exhibit more than 30 fine art pieces in her upcoming art show at the Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago. Entitled "Eclectic Selection," this collection of Babler's work features a wide variety of paintings, prints, collages, drawings and mixed media. The free, public exhibition is on display from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10.

The Collective production of "Antigone" opens Oct. 5


The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “Antigone,” the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, translation by Nicholas Rudall. The production, directed by Brian Fruits, will run Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.

University Band presents fall concert at Concordia-Chicago


The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, Sept. 28. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Werner Auditorium.

Concordia-Chicago to host Lectures in Church Music Oct. 21-23


Registration is now open for Concordia University Chicago’s annual Vi Messerli Memorial Lectures in Church Music. The event, held from Sunday, Oct. 21 to Tuesday, Oct. 23, features two concerts, a keynote address, choral reading sessions and many workshops to choose from.

Concordia-Chicago ranked among Best Value universities by U.S. News & World Report


Concordia University Chicago has been nationally recognized for the value of the well-rounded education it provides, as well as its diverse student body, by U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine’s rankings released today, CUC was ranked as a Best Regional University – Midwest, Best Value – Regional Universities Midwest and listed for Best Ethnic Diversity – Regional Universities Midwest.

Sign up for the Kindness 5K: Sharing life, love, light


Concordia University Chicago will host the 2018 Kindness 5K on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Batavia Riverwalk (Houston St. & Island Ave.) in Batavia, IL, to celebrate and continue the life, love and light shared by Katie L. Kloess BA ’09, MA ’11.

"Walk of Faith" photography exhibit opens Aug. 27 at Concordia-Chicago


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Walk of Faith: Photographic Memories of Home in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico,” by Alvaro Nieto, a collection of sepia and black and white photographs; beautiful glimpses of the land, faces and spiritual journey of a culture of people. The free, public exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 28.

Concordia University Chicago again named a College of Distinction


Concordia University Chicago has been recognized for its committed implementation of “high-impact educational practices,” earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the ninth year in a row. This year the University receives recognition in five areas: College of Distinction, Illinois College of Distinction, Christian College of Distinction, College of Distinction–Business and College of Distinction–Education.

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