English professor and travel writer W. Scott Olsen will launch his 11th book, “A Moment With Strangers,” a book about the apparent — but brief — impact of people we meet. Olsen said that whether in the local grocery store or an English market, strangers can surprise. “Every now and thenContinue Reading

Home, love and faith. Three small words that hold an infinite amount of meaning. Three small words that Melanie Hoffert explores at length in her intricately crafted nonfiction book “Prairie Silence.” “Prairie Silence,” which was released earlier this month, is an honest look at life on the prairie of NorthContinue Reading

After two years of remaining inactive, Cobbers for Panyijiar Community Development Services is making a comeback. Roy Hammerling, the group’s faculty advisor, said the students have shown “incredible creativity and passion for (this group).” PACODES is an official North Dakota nonprofit organization aimed to aid and improve the education, health,Continue Reading

When Amazon originally released the Kindle in 2007, its appearance (and price) was much different than today’s model. It was clunky. The first Kindle looked and operated more like a fun prototype, and less like a serious reading device. Over the past few years, however, the device (and its competitors,Continue Reading

There are some people who believe Minnesota has only two—albeit unequally distributed—seasons: hot and humid summer and nostril-freezing winter. But here in the Red River Valley, we acknowledge two short-lived bridges to those unpleasant times: flood season and the wonderful, picturesque autumn. As we transition from the dog-days to theContinue 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

With many textbook and Moodle assignments throughout the week, Concordia students often complain about not having ample time for leisure reading. During the semester it is nearly impossible to read something non-class related. Over the weekend some are able to start reading a novel, but it’s hard to complete by SundayContinue Reading