The political atmosphere was thick last week with multiple bipartian events occuring on Concordia’s campus. The first two, held on Tuesday, April 10, were somewhat at odds with each other. Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke in the Centrum to a crowd of students, faculty, staff, and
Dr. Cindy Larson-Casselton, chair and professor of communication studies at Concordia, is surprised by the development of rules and legislation in regards to tobacco she has seen over her lifetime. “If you were to tell me restaurants would be smoke-free, bowling alleys would be smoke-free, whole campuses were smoke-free, I
Colleges and universities across the United States have received criticism in recent years due to their refusal to sponsor or allow conservative speakers to speak on campus. Concordia College became part of this conversation last fall after funding, once allocated to the campus branch of Young Americans for Freedom to
A common fact of life overlooked for generations is being brought to light by Corinne Burrell, Concordia heritage and museum studies and communications double major, through her senior thesis project, titled “The First Bloodstain.” At the Hjemkomst Center last Tuesday, March 6, a room packed with men and women of
After 33 years at Concordia, math professor Dr. William Tomhave will retire at the end of this academic year. What will draw him away are the usual suspects: travel and seeing his grandchildren. What he will miss most from Concordia, however, is the enthusiasm of students. “The interactions in a
Sitting alone in his hotel room in Waterloo, Iowa, in early February, Sam Gaines wondered, “What did I get myself into?” The next day at the UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair sponsored by University of Northern Iowa, Sam got his answer: a two-year contract to teach middle school music in Kuwait.
On Thursday, Feb. 1, Concordia played host to the Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia undertaking bringing Langston Hughes’ 12-part epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to a jazz quartet, videography, and narration. The performance was directed and narrated by Dr. Ron McCurdy, a professor of music in
After a six-year hiatus, the Concordia mock trial team held their first meeting on Monday, Jan. 22. The team has been rebuilt with support from the political science department; the division chair of the humanities, Dr. Vincent Arnold; and the Assistant District Attorney for Clay County, Lori Conroy. Concordia College
Hundreds of marchers took to the streets of downtown Fargo on Saturday, Jan. 20, carrying signs with messages like “Women’s rights are not up for grabs” and “Time’s Up!” The date marked the second annual Women’s March, building on the activism that arose after President Donald Trump’s inauguration last year.