Six years ago, Peter Schultz and his wife, Darcie, purchased a 160-acre piece of land. What was initially meant to be an investment soon became a full-fledged restoration project. They rolled the land into the Wetlands Reserve Program, and their parcel, named Longspur Prairie, now connects three different sections toContinue Reading

Will Steger, polar explorer, returned to Concordia on Monday. Joining him was J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director for Fresh Energy. Together, the two presented the forum “Clean Energy, Climate, and Health” addressing climate change and the role of Minnesota in these issues. Steger, who has been called “Minnesota’s eyewitnessContinue Reading

It’s a major decision. According to Bruce Vieweg, 471 Concordia students have declared majors in multiple disciplines, and each year new students debate the advantages of declaring an additional major. Maddie Gray, a junior, has declared a joint major in political science and history as well as a communications major.Continue Reading

The semester just got a little longer. Concordia College faculty are now required to utilize the finals period as a part of new federal law that defines a credit hour and its corresponding seat time. High default rates on guaranteed student loan money and Pell grants by students attending onlineContinue Reading

Pursuing academics, pursuing friendships. Writing essays, writing friendly letters. Discussing scholarly works, discussing children’s books. It sounds like college versus fifth grade, but it isn’t. It is the syllabus for Barb Witteman’s inquiry seminar, titled Friendship. Her students are spending their semester learning about and forming friendships with fifth-graders fromContinue Reading

It’s 3:30 a.m. and Bruce Vieweg is intruding into your day. Judging by your C-port email inbox, this may look like an infrequent occurrence, but Vieweg voluntarily starts his day, everyday, at 3:30 a.m. “I like those early hours,” he said. Vieweg is chief information officer and associate provost atContinue Reading

The hedge at the president’s residence is an invasive species. Buckthorn, the plant in question, is an invasive species classified as a restricted noxious weed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This means it cannot be imported, sold or transported in Minnesota. There is no requirement to remove itContinue Reading

This week Concordia remembers its roots. Concordia welcomed in the 2012 homecoming week with the annual coronation ceremony on Tuesday evening. Joel Leeman and Stephanie Barnhart were crowned king and queen. “It means a lot,” Leeman said. “I’m very humbled by it. I didn’t necessarily know or think it wouldContinue Reading

Concordia’s Habitat for Humanity chapter is taking the initiative to be more community-based. On Oct. 6 they and five other campus organizations will team up to build six children’s playhouses as part of a fundraiser for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. “We just really wanted to embrace that community feelContinue Reading