The CUE 100 Committee is very pleased to announce the upcoming publication of its centenary history book, A Community of Learning: Celebrating Concordia 1921-2021.
This book tells our story from Concordia’s earliest times (and even before that!) up to the present day. In its pages you will discover (or become reacquainted with) stories about Concordia’s founders, some of its earliest students, and its original faculty and staff. You can follow its growth over the years, from its beginning as a preparatory school for Lutheran ministers; through its high school accreditation, its introductory university programs, and its increasing internationalization and liberal arts focus; to the preeminent small university it has become today.
Here is a short excerpt from the book’s opening chapter, where you are invited to imagine yourself seated with many others on Concordia’s beautiful and expansive front lawn, watching the opening ceremonies for the Alan Wachowich Centre for Science, Research, and Innovation:
“Zoom out from the Wachowich Centre, back to adjacent Guild Hall; then further back to Schwermann Hall and Founders Hall; and finally out to the river valley for a bird’s eye view of the entire campus and its many other buildings constructed over the past century. This was, and is, Concordia, an educational gem in Edmonton’s Highlands, an enduring place of promise. This book tells its story.”
The CUE 100 Committee warmly welcomes you to the launch of this book later in the year and invites you to enjoy a 100-years journey through its pages.