Concordia To Celebrate 40th Aniversary of Title IX

MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/26/12)—Concordia will pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of Title IX by hosting a celebration of 40 years of women’s college athletics on Sunday, Dec. 2 starting at 5 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium.

The celebration will feature speakers, an alumni panel, a parade of uniforms from the history of Cobber women’s athletics as well as a prize drawing and video of the history of Concordia women’s athletics.

The doors to Memorial Auditorium will open at 5 p.m. and fans, family and friends can walk around the arena and look at the display panels showcasing the different eras of Cobber women’s athletics. There will also be a Wall of Fame of Concordia women's athletes and coaches.

The official Title IX celebration program will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program will have guest speakers followed by a parade of past Cobber women’s athletic uniforms and then an alumni panel. The alumni panel will feature Concordia Hall of Fame members Collette Folstad, Dr. Armin Pipho, Coral (Beske) Lunde and Duane Siverson as well as former coaches and athletes. The program will finish with a prize drawing and then a video of the history of Cobber women's athletics.    

The 40th anniversary of the Title IX decision was on June 23, 2012 with many colleges and universities sponsoring celebration events throughout the 2012 calendar year. Signed into law by President Nixon on June 23, 1972, the Higher Education Act – and specifically its Title IX provision – gave equal access to female and males in any federally assisted program. But without a doubt, its greatest effect has been felt in high school and collegiate athletics.

Since its inception, Title IX has spurred exponential growth in opportunities for females in both interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, helping to build the athletic world we know today.

The Concordia celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX is free of charge and the general public is welcome to attend.


Concordia Title IX Celebration Event Schedule
5 p.m.
Viewing of Displays and Wall of Fame

5:30 p.m.
Official Title IX Celebration Program
- Welcome and Introductions
- Game Face Video
- Guest Speaker - Title IX History
- Uniform Parade (Past and Present)
- Alumni Panel with Collette Folstad, Dr. Armin Pipho, Duane Siverson, Coral (Beske) Lunde, Vivian Wensel and Deb Idstrom-Hallquist
- Drawing for Door Prizes
- History of Cobber Women's Athletics Video