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Concordia-Chicago’s Center for Language and Literacy Announces Expanded Leadership Team, Spacious New Campus Location

The Center for Language and Literacy at Concordia University Chicago has moved to a new location in the Christopher Center on the University’s River Forest campus. The transfer of resources from the Center’s prior, smaller location began in August 2016, and is expected to be fully accomplished in early 2017.

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New research by Concordia-Chicago faculty shows association between the arts and aging

Older adults who frequently attended live performances of a concert, play or musical showed slower cognitive decline compared to those who never attended any performing arts, according to a study by Dr. Rekha S. Rajan, visiting associate professor of research at Concordia University Chicago.

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Concordia-Chicago announces speakers for 7th annual International Conference on Aging and Spirituality

Concordia University Chicago will bring together international researchers and scholars with expertise in aging, religion and spirituality, as well as practitioners, policy-makers, clergy, laypeople and care partners to explore how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course.

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Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III (MA ’11) chosen as semifinalist for prestigious GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator Award

Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III (MA ’11, School Leadership) has been selected by the GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy as one of 25 semifinalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award.

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Concordia-Chicago alumna Susan Tiemstra (MA ’10) named Elementary Art Educator of the Year

The Illinois Art Education Association has named Susan Tiemstra of Prospect Elementary School, the 2016 IAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year.  This award recognizes exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member annually.

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