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Dean of students at Concordia-Chicago named to Thrivent Fellows program


Concordia University Chicago announced that Jeff Hynes, dean of students and vice president for student life and intercollegiate athletics, was named to the Thrivent Fellows program. The rigorous 12-month executive fellowship was established to identify, encourage, develop and equip high-capacity leaders for leadership roles in Lutheran colleges and universities.

Concordia University Chicago to host conference and forum on aging


The Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago and Arbor West Neighbors will host “Resilient Aging – Resilient Living: Cultivating Community Good for All Ages,” a day of education, advocacy and action. The event will take place Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Concordia University Chicago campus in River Forest.

University Band presents spring concert at Concordia-Chicago


Concordia-Chicago’s University Band will perform its spring concert on Friday, March 31, at 8 p.m. The free concert will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

Concordia-Chicago production of "The Fantasticks" opens March 31


The Collective, the theater production company of Concordia University Chicago, presents “The Fantasticks,” the 1960 musical with music written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jones. Directed by Brian Fruits with musical direction by Dr. Charles Brown, the play will run March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 and 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.

Wind Symphony to perform home concert after Midwest tour


The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and New York. The free concert will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

Concordia-Chicago ranked fifth among best value small Christian colleges


Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as one of the nation’s “20 Best Value Small Colleges for a Christian Studies Degree” in 2017 by Best Value Schools. The University was commended for its innovative Theology and Languages department and for its Deaconess Studies major, the only undergraduate program leading to deaconess certification in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Symposium at Concordia-Chicago to host discussions on Protestant Reformation


In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Concordia University Chicago will host nationally known experts in the fields of history, theology, politics, the fine arts and education for informed discussions about the Reformation’s impact and ongoing legacy. The symposium will take place March 20 at 7 p.m. in a public forum in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

Student Art Invitational exhibit opens Feb. 27 at Concordia-Chicago


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents the Student Invitational and Graduating Art Minors’ Show from Feb. 27 to April 2. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will feature a special faculty-selected eclectic array of two- and three- dimensional art works created in Fall and Spring semester art classes.

Performances of Pulitzer-winning "Crimes of the Heart" begin Feb. 17


The Collective theater company at Concordia University Chicago presents Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play, directed by Stephanie Stroud, will run Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.

Concordia-Chicago faculty member awarded for exemplary research in education finance


Dr. Craig Schilling, Concordia University Chicago associate professor of leadership, has been named a National Education Finance Academy (NEFA) Distinguished Fellow. The award is extended to five individuals every year who have gained national visibility for exemplary research or practice in the field of public education finance, at the elementary and secondary level as well as in higher education.

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