The Capitol Christmas Tree, also called “The People’s Tree,” made a stop in Fargo on Nov. 13 on its trip to the front yard of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition since 1964 when then Speaker of the House John W.
Veterans Day is a holiday celebrated each year by Americans who live all over the world. This year, many Concordia students and faculty members took time to think back on their experiences in the military and how those experiences changed them as members of the United States’ society. Senior Mike
Concordia seniors Brock Jas and Jeremy Welter, along with chemistry professor Darin Ulness, recently competed in the Northern States natural bodybuilding competition in Elk River, Minn. and brought back several trophies. Jas received first place in the collegiate division and second place in the novice division. Welter received second place
A panel discussion at NDSU on Oct. 30 entitled “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War against the West” brought together the topics of Islamophobia, or intolerance of Islamic people, and xenophobia, or intolerance of foreigners. After controversy created when The Forum inserted a 60 minute DVD advertisement entitled “Obsession” into its daily
Oct. 31, 2008 is more than just Halloween for Cobbers. It is also Reformation Day at Concordia, marking the 117th anniversary of the college’s opening in 1891. Almost 120 years ago, Pastor J.M.O. Ness, Fargo druggist Lars Christianson and Pastor John. O. Haugen laid the foundation for the private liberal
While homecoming weekend brought many Cobber alumni back to campus, several of them stopped by The Concordian office to tell about how it used to be. The Concordian hosted a homecoming open house for alumni who worked on the paper during their time at Concordia. From 9:30 a.m. until noon,
Parking has been an issue for many years at Concordia, and the situation continues to worsen as enrollment increases and more vehicles arrive on campus. The school now has around 2,800 students enrolled and employs about 300 full- and part-time faculty while there are only an estimated 1,730 parking stalls
The Visiting Writer’s Festival took place Oct. 1-3. This is the 10th year of the festival, and the first event was a public reading by Alicia Conroy, Jude Nutter and Diane Wilson. Each writer represented a different genre of writing to give students a glance at the wide-range of writing
This spring break, many Concordia students will take their education outside of the classroom by going on exploration seminars to far-off locales. However, Dr. Gretchen Harvey and Dr. Joy Lintelman have a new proposal for your spring break plans. The history professors have planned the pilot “eco-seminar,” entitled ‘Greenjustice in
Concordia was one of 18 schools chosen to lead the first phase of a national initiative called “Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility.” It focuses on questions about ethical responsibility, the revitalization of student social responsibility and student preparation to fulfill roles as global and local citizens.