The Concordia College speech team placed first overall at the Bill Robertz Invitational tournament Sunday, Oct., 16 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Alexander MacArthur won the individual sweepstakes competition after placing in the final rounds in five categories including Program Oral Interpretation, Informative, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, andContinue Reading

During opening commencement in 1956, former President Joe Knutson named the freshman class with a title that would become their claim to fame. “President Knutson said it,” said class member Herb Morgenthaler, “we were the biggest, brightest, and best class to ever attend Concordia.” They did their best to liveContinue Reading

The 2011 Writer’s Festival will begin next Wednesday, Oct. 5 when three award-winning writers from the Twin Cities area visit campus classrooms. Poet Tim Nolan, author of “The Sound of It,” fiction writer Peter Geye, author of “Safe from the Sea,” and Star Tribune senior book editor Laurie Hertzel willContinue Reading

Their outing to the Moorhead Buffalo Wild Wings was a spur of the moment thing. Sophomore Dan Coolie and five of his freshman-year floor mates started a family tradition last year, when the group spent one Wednesday night participating in the restaurant’s popular “All You Can Eat Wings” special. “WeContinue Reading

Cølum McCann, author of the summer book read, “Zoli,” encouraged students in a packed Memorial Auditorium Tuesday to reconsider the power of art. It has the possibility, he said during the opening Symposium session, to restore the belief that life makes sense. “Our world is tilted towards cynicism,” McCann said,Continue Reading

  Colum McCann, author of the summer book read, “Zoli,” opened the 2011 Symposium by calling on Concordia students to tell the stories that might get us in trouble. “In today’s world, books die more rapidly than fireflies,” McCann said Tuesday night during the plenary session. His novel, “Zoli,” shedsContinue Reading