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Poster Art of "A Doll's House (Part 2)".

The Theatre Department presents “A Doll’s House (Part 2)”

9/2/2022 - 3 minute read

The Theatre Department will perform a play titled “A Doll’s House (Part 2)” from Sep. 9 to Sep. 18 at the Concordia University Irvine Studio Theatre.

The play features a deeper understanding of the complex characters that were in the first part of the play. Catalina Tan, who plays the role of Nora, said, In the original play, ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, I feel like we only get to scratch the surface of Nora, but in Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House Part 2,’ we really get to see who Nora truly is underneath the facade that she has created in the original.”


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Headshot of Blake Longfellow

Meet Concordia’s new directors of speech and debate

9/2/2022 - 3 minute read

The CUI forensics team has a new director of debate and a new director of speech for the 2022-2023 competitive year that aim to place forensics competitors in a position to win national titles and make life-long friendships along the way.

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CUI Musicians Playing Instruments

Take a sneak peek at Concordia’s upcoming Music Department events

9/2/2022 - 1 minute read

Concordia’s Music Department has many exciting music events throughout the fall 2022 semester occurring at multiple venues. Dr. Jeff Held, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and Director of Arts & Instrumental Activities, and Professor Michael Busch, Director of Choral Activities, spoke about the upcoming music events for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

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Debate team on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Awe-inspiring performance places CUI Forensics second in the nation

4/8/2022 - 3 minute read

CUI’s forensics team placed second at the National Christian College Forensics Invitational that took place from Fri. March 18 through Sun. March 20 in Virginia on Liberty University’s campus.

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Group photo of the Americana Ensemble group

Americana Ensemble Spring Concert

3/18/2022 - 1 minute read

The Americana Ensemble concert is Fri., April 1, at 7 p.m. It will be located in the Borland-Manske Center in the Charlie and Ling Zhang Orchestra Hall, and is free to attend!

Director and Music Department Chair, Dr. Tom Mueller said, “The ensemble rehearses once a week and members prepare outside of that rehearsal to learn their parts.” He added, “It’s like a bluegrass band or jazz group, but some people may have solos, a fiddle or guitar solo may just happen in the middle of a piece. There’s lots of variety from instruments and voices.” 


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CUI Soccer player raymond Odom is a natural born leader

CUI soccer player Raymond Odom is a natural born leader

2/11/2022 - 1 minute read

Raymond Odom, headlining Concordia soccer player and sophomore, gives back on and off the field. On Jan. 22, Odom spearheaded a soccer uniform giveaway to students of his alma mater, at Jones High School. 

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Enroot, hand-painted photograph, 4"x 6"

Haven exhibit debuts in Grimm Hall

1/21/2022 - 2 minute read

“Haven,” a new art exhibition created by Rachel Soo, professor of graphic design, debuted in the John and Linda Friend Art Gallery on Jan., 16. The exhibit is located inside Grimm Hall, and will be displayed until Jan., 28. 

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Endgame poster for upcoming CUI show

What’s your Endgame?

1/21/2022 - 1 minute read

Concordia’s Theatre Department is giving students the opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and contemplate what they’d do differently if given the chance. From Jan 27. to Jan. 30, CUI’s Theatre Department will be showcasing “Endgame” on the big stage. 

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Sinfonietta Sunday Evening Concery with Tony Ellis, Trumpt banner

A Sinfonietta Sunday evening concert with Tony Ellis

1/21/2022 - 1 minute read

Welcome back, Concordia students! If you’re looking for some musical entertainment before semester work and classes start to pick up the pace, check out the Sinfonietta Sunday Evening Concert with Tony Ellis. If a nice evening of flutes, horns, a selection of other orchestra instruments, and an evening of fine dining provided by Bon Appetit cafe sounds enticing to you, then the Sinfonietta Sunday evening concert is exactly the place you want to be on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

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John Patitucci Jazz Trio concert

John Patitucci and Friends Concert and John Patitucci Jazz Trio Concert

1/21/2022 - 0 minute read

In the fall semester of 2021, Concordia Music students were just getting started as they caught the rhythm of navigating their new normal again with in-person performances. Now, CUI’s Music Department is jazzing up performances to add a “spring” in the semester’s step.

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