"April 23, 1985
Cobber Corn Feeds were initiated in 1973 with events in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Fargo/Moorhead. Although it began solely as an alumni event, the Corn Feed purpose has expanded to strengthening the relationships between Alumni, parents, students, and friends at Concordia. Corn Feeds are expensive, however their importance is as follows:
I. Corn Feeds allow over 3,000 people to gather and re-connect themselves with Concordia and its mission. (approximately 16.6% of our constituency)
II. Corn Feeds allow Alumni, parents, friends, and students to renew their relationships with each other, strengthening Concordia's 'family.'
III. Corn Feeds are a tradition. Our constituency have begun to expect them. Cutting the number would inspire negative feelings among much of our constituency.
IV. Corn Feeds are recognized nationally. Concordia's reputation outside of our constituency is strengthened due to the Corn Feeds' uniqueness.
V. Corn Feeds help to increase Alumni giving through the 'warming up with an event' approach."
There will be a Corn Feed tonight, August 19th, on Bishop Whipple Lawn at 5:30 PM.