Concordia News

The University Concert Band and Brass Ensemble gave a joint concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. Then, the Spring JazzFest opened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Weller Hall auditorium. Finally, the Concordia Handbell Choir and Handbell Choir II performed a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, in the Music Center’s recital hall. All concerts were open to the public at no charge.
April 25, 2014
Concordia recognized five individuals with honorary degrees and awards at its 107th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, in the Walz Human Performance Complex arena. The degrees and awards celebrate the contributions and service of these individuals to the Concordia University community and the world.
April 22, 2014
Rev. John Mehl recently joined the Concordia community as the director of mission partnerships and church relations. His role includes developing and nurturing partnerships with churches and districts of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as well as with national and international missions to encourage mission involvement and opportunities for the campus community.
April 19, 2014
Thirteen senior artists have work on display in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis exhibition at Concordia. The show opens April 22 in the Marxhausen Gallery of Art on the Concordia campus. An opening reception is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, with a gallery talk at 2 p.m.
April 19, 2014
A team from Concordia competed in the third annual Lutheran Church Extension Fund National Student Marketing Competition April 4 in St. Louis, Mo. This was the university’s first time entering the competition.
April 19, 2014
Music filled the air this spring as four ensembles from Concordia performed end-of-the-semester concerts. On Sunday, April 27, the Male Chorus and Women's Chorale performed at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward. On Monday, April 28, the University Concert Band and Brass Ensemble performed at St. John Lutheran Church, also in Seward.
April 13, 2014
Nearly 1,500 elementary and middle school students showcased their talents at the 70th annual Gathering of the Talents festival held at Concordia on Saturday, April 5. Participants and their families traveled from 48 schools across Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota.
April 13, 2014
A student-led drama, "The Gospel Mime," told the Easter story through a silent theatrical production April 14-15 in the Weller Hall auditorium on the Concordia campus.
April 06, 2014
Twenty-two students in the Concordia art department received scholarship endowments as part of Concordia’s annual student art show. The show opened March 30 in the Marxhausen Gallery of Art. The show features work by dozens of student artists and will remain on display through April 11.
April 06, 2014
Six short plays were staged as part of the annual One-Act Play Festival at Concordia April 10-12 in the Music Center’s Studio Theater.
April 01, 2014
Concordia celebrated the generosity of its donors with its annual Donor Thank You Celebration on March 22 at the Country Club of Lincoln. Concordia recognized Virginia Hughes as the recipient of its 2014 Sower Award, the university’s premier philanthropic award.
March 31, 2014
Emotions rose as the Concordia theater department presented The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams March 28-30 in the Black Box Studio Theater, located in the lower level of Concordia's Music Center.
March 25, 2014
The University Symphonic Band performed seven concerts at churches and schools during its annual tour. The band performed throughout Missouri and Illinois April 3–6 and at St. John Lutheran Church in its hometown of Seward on April 13.
March 24, 2014
The moon, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula, among other celestial objects, were the highlights of four open houses at the Osten Observatory at Concordia April 6-9.
March 24, 2014
The semiannual honor recital at Concordia showcased the vocal and instrumental talents of 10 student musicians. The concert was free, and the public was invited to attend.
March 24, 2014
Diverse musical styles were on the program for a Concordia University Chamber Choir concert on Saturday, April 12, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. The public is invited to attend this free event.
March 22, 2014
Books for kids, teachers, parents and more were on sale for half price at Concordia’s annual Scholastic book fair April 7-10.
March 22, 2014
Concordia's IMPROVables comedy troupe took the stage for its annual IMPROV-a-thon, providing students and the community with 24 consecutive hours of improvisational comedy and serving as a clothing drive for the People's City Mission in Lincoln.
March 17, 2014
The best of Concordia student artwork was recognized at a Sunday, March 30, awards presentation at Marxhausen Gallery. The gallery exhibit, located within Jesse Hall on Concordia’s campus, will remain open through April 11.
March 08, 2014
International journalist Frank Csongos spoke at Concordia on March 27 in the Thom Leadership Education Center auditorium. Csongos, a former bureau chief with United Press International and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, shared his journalism experiences, which range from some of the most significant world events of recent decades to interviews with comedian Rodney Dangerfield and artist Andy Warhol.
March 01, 2014