concordia college

Concordia College Celebrates MLK’s Life and Legacy on 36th Remembrance

They chose speakers they believe Martin Luther King Jr. would stand behind

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Concordia spent the day honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When Shontarius Aikens grew up, it was his mother who taught him what it means to really be fearless. “I was the only African American one the baseball team. I was pretty much the only one at things and I definitely had fear…

Lighting Lanterns to Remember Former Barnesville Coach, Concordia Basketball Player Killed in Crash 1 Year Ago

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Barnesville community members lit up the sky for 28-year-old Jaynie Halvorson Wednesday night. She was taken from them exactly a year ago, killed in a car accident. Halvorson was a basketball and volleyball coach at Barnesville High School. Those who were close with her say lighting the lanterns were not meant to reflect on their loss but instead…

Elementary Students Present Community Hunger Research

The presentations centered on topics such as food waste, emergency food pantries, and food nutrition

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Fourth graders at Washington Elementary are taking hunger food research into their own hands. Students and their Concordia College mentors presented their displays at West Fargo’s Family Fare. Each group of students spent more than two months researching ways to combat hunger in the community. The presentations centered on topics such as food waste, emergency food…

Polling sites will return to MSUM and Concordia

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – The Moorhead City Council has voted 6-2 to return polling sites to the campuses of Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The council took heat from students and others after changing those voting locations earlier this year. Some claimed the new locations caused “mass confusion” and criticism from students who said the change made it…

Plains Art Museum Celebrates 20 Years of Concerts Bringing Holiday Cheer

Noon concerts are meant to help get people into the museum

FARGO, N.D. — A holiday tradition at the Plains Art Museum means people can stop by on their lunch break for three weeks of free concerts. The museum started putting on their noon holiday concerts 20 years ago. Monday through Thursday, you can find a different musician playing some of your holiday favorites in the noon hour. The concerts help get…

Concordia Students Discuss America’s Future Post-Midterm Elections

they have the political cafes so they have a platform

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia students discuss America’s future now that the midterm elections are over. That includes the divide between the House and the Senate, voter turnout and how it all specifically impacts North Dakota and Minnesota. In the past, students have held political cafes to discuss how people communicate across the political divide and to talk about Russian politics. They…

Secret Service Agent To Receive Rough Rider Award

Hill is perhaps best known for being in the motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – Former Secret Service agent and author Clint Hill is the 44th recipient of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation. Hill is perhaps best known for being in the motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. He is the agent famously seen in movies and photos jumping on the…

Concordia Students Use “Hands for Change” Day to Develop Relationships With Community

Thirty-five groups of freshmen and transfer students participated in the service-learning activities

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A new school year is more than trying to get another set of passing grades; it’s also about giving back to the community around you. “So we’re club 18. Shark bait, ooo ha ha. Club one eight! yeah! yeah!” said Concordia College freshmen Evan Gertken and Rhiley Larson. Thirty–five clubs made up of freshmen and transfer students from…

MSUM, Concordia College Report Upticks in Enrollment in Key Demographics

The two schools have more first-year students hailing from the fargo-Moorhead area

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of students packed up carts and moved into the dorms at Minnesota State University Moorhead for the first time. The new Dragons share one common interest as they begin the new school year. “I came to MSUM because I was really excited about how it was a small campus but it had a lot of diversity and…

They Did It! Congratulations to Concordia College’s Class of 2018

More than 400 students received their degree this year

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Erica Lindsey told herself at seven years old that she was going to eventually learn to play the flute. She finally did when she joined band in sixth grade and it was nothing short of the perfect fit. “I knew it was going to be an incredible journey. And what do you know? It has been,” Lindsey…