Campus Clips – March 2018

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Nursing students practice simulations at Concordia University Texas, Austin. The university’s College of Nursing has been named the fourth-best nursing school — out of 116 Registered Nurse programs — in Texas. (Ryan Pennington/Aaron Turner)

“Campus Clips” is a new monthly column in Reporter.

Among the best

The College of Nursing at Concordia University Texas, Austin, has been named the fourth-best nursing school — out of 116 Registered Nurse programs — in Texas.

The rating calls the school’s traditional and accelerated BSN-degree nursing programs “highly competitive,” providing students with “the tools they need to find success as nursing caregivers.”

A helping hand to pastors

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, has launched a new program that aims to meet congregations’ needs by training called workers who can play a vital support role to pastors.

Students who complete the new Director of Church Ministries (DCM) four-year undergraduate program will be eligible to receive a call to an LCMS congregation where they can serve alongside pastors, helping them with duties such as visiting shut-ins, leading Bible classes and organizing vacation Bible school programs.

The DCM program — also available online for college graduates — replaces CUW’s Lay Ministry program.

Check it out online or contact the Rev. Dr. Kurt Taylor at for more information.  

Open-house events at sems

The Synod’s two seminaries are opening their campuses to prospective students in the coming weeks and months. The events are free, including housing and meals, and are open to college students and men and women considering second careers as pastors or deaconesses. Spouses also may attend.

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host “Contemplate” (March 8–10 and Oct. 4–6) and “Green & Gold Days” (April 6 and Nov. 2). To register and find out more about these and other open-house events, visit

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., announces its “Prayerfully Consider Visit” March 14–17. To learn more about all campus-visit opportunities, go to

Go west, young men

The Kantorei and Laudamus — the student choirs of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, respectively — are taking their spring tours westward.

Hear the Kantorei in three Western states.


  • Tacoma — 7 p.m. March 3, Zion Lutheran Church
  • Bremerton — 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. March 4, Peace Lutheran Church
  • Seattle — 7 p.m. March 4, Messiah Lutheran Church
  • Aberdeen — 7 p.m. March 5, Calvary Lutheran Church


  • Gresham — 7 p.m. March 6, Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • Rogue River — 6 p.m. March 7, Faith Lutheran Church


  • Rocklin — 7 p.m. March 8, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
  • Palo Alto — 7 p.m. March 9, Trinity Lutheran Church

The choir’s last stop is on its home turf in Fort Wayne (4 p.m. March 18, Kramer Chapel).

You can catch Laudamus in California:

  • Orange — 7 p.m. March 22, St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • Bakersfield — 7 p.m. March 23, St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • Fremont — 7 p.m. March 24, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
  • West Portal — 8:30 and 11 a.m. March 25, West Portal Lutheran Church

The choir also will perform in St. Louis (3 p.m. April 15, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church).

All performances are free and open to the public.

Five-state singing gig

The University A Cappella Choir from Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, hits the road in March to perform its repertoire of sacred and secular choral compositions.

Tour schedule:

  • Edmond, Okla. — 7 p.m. March 2, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Spring, Texas — 7 p.m. March 3 and 8:30 a.m. March 4, Trinity Klein Lutheran Church
  • Houston — 10:50 a.m. March 4, Trinity Downtown Lutheran Church
  • Austin, Texas — 7 p.m. March 4, St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • San Antonio — 1:10 p.m. March 5, Lutheran High School, and 7 p.m. March 5, Crown of Life Lutheran Church
  • Plano, Texas — 7 p.m. March 8, Faith Lutheran Church
  • Lake Charles, La. — 7 p.m. March 7, St. John Lutheran Church
  • Wichita, Kan. — 2:15 p.m. March 9, Holy Cross Lutheran School
  • Topeka, Kan. — 7 p.m. March 10, First Lutheran Church, and morning worship March 11, St. John’s Lutheran Church

Two final concerts are scheduled for Lincoln (2 p.m. March 18, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Newman Center) and Seward (7:30 p.m. March 18, Concordia University), Neb.

For more information about the free concerts, visit or send an email to

Posted Feb. 28, 2018


Source: LCMS News