Fall Enrollment at a Record Breaking 4,792 Students

Overall student headcount at Concordia University, St. Paul stands at 4,792 at the Fall 2017 census, marking the sixth consecutive year of record enrollment.  The total headcount, which includes full and part time students enrolled in traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate programs, saw an increase of 5.6 percent (257 students) from a year ago.

“The continued enrollment surge is a significant accomplishment and should be celebrated given the current state of the higher education market,” said Provost and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Eric LaMott said. “It’s a compelling indicator that our competitive pricing strategy and willingness to add relevant academic programs has a positive effect on a student’s decision making process.”

Enrollment has increased 11 of the last 12 years overall and has surpassed 4,000 students for four consecutive years. A more comprehensive breakdown of CSP’s enrollment will be released next week.

CSP Introduces Plan for Athletic Performance Center

Concordia University administration and the athletics department have announced plans for an aggressive fundraising campaign aimed at constructing an Athletic Performance Center on campus.
The university’s plans call for a $1.5 million construction project with various naming opportunities to fund the project. University administration has indicated a pledge to proceed with the project based on early fundraising success.

“Due to the growing number of athletic programs on campus as well as the competitive landscape within Division II, Concordia University has made it a priority to provide our ever-increasing population of student-athletes with a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose training facility that rivals any in our conference,” Director of Athletics Mark McKenzie said.

Located to the west of the current weight room with entry off of Marshall Avenue, the facility will contain a 5,320 square foot weight room with new equipment, a considerable upgrade from the under 3,000 square foot weight room in the current location.

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Reformation Heritage Lecture: Remaking the World with Law and Gospel

Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, an Adjunct Professor of the Institute for Ecumenical Research, is the featured speaker at the annual Reformation Heritage Lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., at the Graebner Memorial Chapel. The title of her presentation is “Remaking the World with Law and Gospel.”

“Remaking the World with Law and Gospel” God speaks in two ways—both good, both divine, but not the same. These two words of God, each in their own way, create out of nothing, thwart sin, sculpt the future, and turn our lives upside-down. Martin Luther (with a little help from lecturer Sarah Hinlicky Wilson) guides us into this spiritual encounter with the living Word.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker:

  • Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France
  • Editor of the independent theological quarterly Lutheran Forum
  • Lecturer in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Taiwan, Europe & the United States

Concordia Art Gallery Hosts “Latino, Art Migration” Exhibit, Jan. 30-Feb. 24

The Concordia Gallery will showcase 15 Minnesota artists at the upcoming “Latino, Art Migration” exhibit Jan. 30-Feb. 24. Working in different media, the collection of local artists will explore the unsettled emotions and mindsets of the immigrant experience. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit has the promotional support of The Film Society of Minneapolis- St. Paul and its Cine Latino program, with special thanks to Michael McColl and Alex Poepping for graphic and installation support, and to the Consulado de México, Minnesota.

The artists in the exhibition include: Alonso Sierralta, Ana Laura Juarez, Andy Richter, Douglas Padilla, Cecilia Cornejo, Gustavo Torres, Guillermo Cuellar, Jonathan Herrera, Luis Fitch, Maria Cristina Tavera, Miguel Gonzalez, Robert Everest, Rubén Urrutia, Selma Fernández Richter and Xavier Tavera.

Classic MPR Composing Competition Features Concordia PSEO Student

Concordia St. Paul PSEO student Seamus Hubbard Flynn, who has studied under the guidance of CSP professor of composition Abbie Betinis the last two years, has been named as a Featured Round composer in Classical MPR and the American Composers Forum’s Minnesota Varsity competition.

One of five composers to advance to this round of the competition, Flynn will receive scholarship money, a masterclass with American composer Carol Barnett, and a live reading of his piece with musicians from the University of Minnesota. In March two composers will advance to the final “Showcase Round” for a live performance broadcast from the historic Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul.

Flynn submitted a trio he wrote called “Lyric Wheels” for trumpet, cello, and piano, which also served as his final project for his Music 990 course last semester.