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Concordia students clean up Woodlawn Park, stress importance of environmentalism

They say they want to make sure the community can continue to make use of the area

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia students from the Cobbers in Action and Outdoor Recreation clubs take a break from studying to give back to nature. Twice a year, these students take a couple hours off their schedules to care for Mother Earth. “We volunteer in the community and we go out and we try to clean any trash left behind by…

Concordia Will Reduce Tuition By More Than 35%, Introduces New School Model

The college had an overall enrollment of 5,532, down 3.5 percent from Fall 2019.

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Concordia College announces lower tuition starting fall 2021 and a new change to its academic structure. Tuition at Concordia College will be reduced more than 35% starting in fall 2021. “The price for annual tuition will be $27,500 dollars. $15,000 dollars less than it is now,” said the President of Concordia College William Craft. Additional tuition expenses…

Moorhead Rotary Club Hosts Food Drive For Churches United

More than 30 people dropped off food items.

MOORHEAD, Minn- The Moorhead Rotary Club is no stranger to helping out when a hand is needed. “People need food and we have the time and the energy to do it.” The club says the country is still facing trying times. “They’ve lost jobs, they need to feed their families, with the COVID pandemic that has only exacerbated things, so…

Concordia College celebrates 2020 graduates through virtual commencement

It's still undecided if Concordia will have an in-person ceremony for the graduates at a future date

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College’s class of 2020 receives a graduation ceremony like no other. The virtual commencement featured pre-recorded musical performances and messages from Concordia President William Craft, class speakers, the commencement speaker and Campus Ministry. Graduates’ names were not called out but are listed in the program mailed to each graduating student. A message of hope was…

Concordia College hosts Facebook Live series to talk about resources in the community

FARGO-Moorhead – One new live series aims to connect community suppliers with the general public. Concordia College Campus Ministry is hosting Getting Over the Hump to talk about the needs within the community. The online event is a way to educate the community about the resources available all around them. Wednesday’s focus: Hunger and Hunger Relief with Melissa Sobolik from…

National Book Awards at Concordia Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

A new date for the awards has not been announced.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The National Book Awards at Concordia College has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The awards were previously scheduled for March 12 and 13, but are now being rescheduled for a later date. The National Book Foundation has advised some of the authors not to travel for coronavirus concerns. Two of the 2019 Nonfiction honorees, Sarah M. Broom and…

Group Hosts Meeting To Discuss The Dangers Of Climate Change

The group is looking at holding another meeting at MSUM in two weeks.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Community members are coming together to raise awareness on the dangers of climate change. Red River Valley Climate Action group met up at Concordia College’s Integrated Science Center. They’re currently planning for Climate Emergency Training in March. The goal is to have a declared climate emergency called in the F-M area before Earth Day. The declaration would…

Concordia Students Talk Food Insecurity During MLK Jr. Day Celebration

According to a recent survey by Concordia, nearly 1/3rd of their students say they've experienced food insecurity within the last year

MOORHEAD, MN – “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Martin Luther King Jr. delivered that message in 1964 as he accepted his Nobel Peace Price. 56 years later, college students of all walks of…

Concordia College Hosts 93rd Annual Christmas Concert

Roughly 20 percent of Concordia's student body sings in the choir

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College is putting on its 93rd annual Christmas concert. The choir consists of around 400 students. 12,000 people attend every year, making the concert the biggest event on campus. One student singer says it’s hard work leading up to it, but the reactions from those attending make it well worth it. “Sometimes people are just teary-eyed….

Middle schoolers spend day hands deep in brains

Concordia College hosts Fargo-Moorhead BrainSTEM event

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The students took part in hands-on workshops including dissecting sheep brains, building bridges and building structures out of candy. The event aims to give under-represented groups of students inspiration by showing them women and people of color who are STEM professionals. “Our hope with this event is that we can work on reducing that prejudice and bias…