Concordia University is a private liberal arts university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Its 187-acre (76 ha) campus sits on the banks of the Huron River, about ten minutes outside downtown Ann Arbor. Concordia is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) and is a college of the Concordia University System. The acting president, Mr. Randall Luecke, is overseeing the transition of an administrative alliance with it's sister school, Concordia University Wisconsin.
Concordia has approximately 700 students, with a student-faculty ratio of about 11 to 1. Concordia offers over 50 areas of study, graduate programs, a set of adult education programs, and a variety of study-abroad activities.
The institution was established as Concordia Lutheran Junior College in 1963. It changed its name to Concordia College when it began offering four-year degree programs in 1976, and finally became Concordia University in 2001. From 1993 to 1995, it was the home of Accordion Magazine.
In 1977, Concordia began performing the "Boars Head Festival". This is an annual Christmas celebration filled with song, music, and drama much beloved by current students, alumni, and community members. In 2012, the role of the Herald is being performed by Kevin Hohnstadt and Good King Wenceslas is being performed by Dr. Neil Skov. This year commemorates the 35th year Skov has been king.
Concordia Michigan teams are known as the Cardinals. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC), while its football team competes in the Mideast League of the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, track & field and volleyball.
Concordia's mascot is named Corky and is fierce.
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