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Concordia University Chicago to host conference and forum on aging

The Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago and Arbor West Neighbors will host “Resilient Aging – Resilient Living: Cultivating Community Good for All Ages,” a day of education, advocacy and action. The event will take place Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Concordia University Chicago campus in River Forest.

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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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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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41st Annual Reading Conference

Concordia University Chicago, in collaboration with the West Suburban Reading Council, invites you to the 41st Annual Reading Conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016. People from all over the Midwest have come together to share their expertise and to exchange ideas with colleagues.

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Concordia-Chicago team brings expertise in Differentiated Instruction to annual conference of Chicago-area Lutheran educators

Concordia-Chicago was well represented at the annual networking conference of the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF), which took place on August 15, 2016, at Walther Christian Academy in Melrose Park, Illinois. 

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Concordia-Chicago alum receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

President Obama has named Mike Fumagalli (MA ’10, School Leadership) a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Concordia University Chicago to offer Doctorate in Business Administration

Concordia University Chicago’s College of Business will begin offering a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree program.

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Concordia-Chicago research professor tapped by Illinois officials seeking solutions to state education funding crisis

Michelle Turner Mangan, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Concordia-Chicago department of research, is in the spotlight for her role in developing the “Evidence-Based Model for School Finance Adequacy in Illinois.”

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Center for Gerontology to develop training resources to enhance quality of home care for older adults

Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology has been awarded a $30,000 contract by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI). 

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Writers of Mystery Stories for Young Readers Share Insights at Concordia-Chicago’s Center for Literacy

Five Chicago-area mystery authors will gather for a presentation about writing and publishing stories for young readers in an event co-hosted by the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy on Sunday, October 23, starting at 1 p.m.

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Concordia-Chicago Center for Literacy’s Reading Club builds critical learning skills for children 7 to 17

When the Reading Club kids show up at Concordia University Chicago, the whole campus buzzes with energy. In bringing together curious children of various sizes and gifted graduate students with a passion for teaching kids, Concordia-Chicago's Center for Language and Literacy is helping young...

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Summer Writing Institute to launch innovative writing program for middle- and secondary-school teachers, students

Concordia University Chicago's Center for Language and Literacy will host a summer writing institute this June. The program is open to students desiring to sharpen their writing skills, as well as to area educators who want to develop advanced-level classroom strategies for teaching writing.

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Concordia-Chicago announces 40th Annual Early Childhood Conference

The 40th Annual Early Childhood Conference will be held on the campus of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Concordia-Chicago Reading, Language and Literacy Doctoral Students to Present Research Experiences

Concordia University Chicago doctoral candidates in Reading, Language and Literacy will share their internship experiences with the campus community at an event open to all on Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Christopher Center Room 200.

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Concordia-Chicago’s Online Master’s in Educational Technology, Instructional Design and Technology Programs Receive National Ranking

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized by OnlineColleges.net, ranking among the best online master’s degrees in educational technology in the country. Concordia-Chicago’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology ranked ninth nationally for 2016. Concordia-Chicago was the only university in Illinois and one of the few in the Midwest to receive a ranking in these areas of study.

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Educational Leadership Programs at Concordia-Chicago Receive National Recognition

The Council for the Accreditation of Education Programs (CAEP) has provided national recognition to Concordia University Chicago for its Master of Arts in School Leadership – Principal Preparation, and for its Ed.D./Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership – District Leadership, Superintendent Preparation.

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The Eighth Annual Joint Gender & Women Studies Conference

Concordia University Chicago and Dominican University are pleased to announce the eighth annual Gender and Women’s Studies conference, jointly co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Programs of the two universities. This daylong conference will be held on Saturday March 19, 2016 on the campus of Dominican University, located at 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest, IL.  

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