Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, visited Concordia on Oct. 16 and engaged the community in discussion on what it means to be a college of the church. As bishop of the ELCA, Hanson serves as a shepherd or head of the church, leading andContinue Reading

Sen. Al Franken opened with a question at the Jan. 10 conversation with members of the Campus Democrats. After he asked how many students in the room work while also going to school, nearly every person shot a hand into the air. People who work 10 hours a week keptContinue Reading

When I initially heard that political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin were coming to campus, I was pretty excited. How often does Concordia attract two presidential advisers to come and talk? It was a big deal. But after attending the event, I must say that I was extremely dissatisfied.Continue Reading

Last week, Libby Larsen, music composer and Grammy Award winner, visited Concordia to share her experience in creativity. Larsen spent her residency here, rehearsing her music with players and attending the performance of her pieces. The concert on Sept. 27 included Larsen’s 2005 piece “Sifting Through the Ruins.” This featuredContinue Reading