September 2020
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.'” 

--Jeremiah 29:11 
Photo by Aimee Wiley, Office of Advancement employee
Are you ready? That’s a question full of anticipation.
After months of careful planning and safeguard measures in place, Concordia IS ready, and we are happy to share that our first few weeks have been a success! Our students are back on campus learning through a combination of face-to-face with social distancing, and online through synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Masks, sanitizer, directional arrows, daily health screenings – CHECK! Even with these rigorous and necessary precautions, our Falcon spirit is soaring high.
This month’s verse from Jeremiah 29 is a well-loved and often quoted passage. The LORD has declared that He has plans for us. And the plans are good! Are you ready to follow Him? Let’s join together as alumni and lift up this new academic year in prayer as we encourage each other to rely on the LORD’s plans and seek Him with all our heart. 
Thank you for keeping us safe
Thank you for helping us keep the Concordia community SAFE and HEALTHY. At the time of this writing,you (our generous donors) have covered the cost of more than 500 masks. Your support in these remarkable uncommon times is greatly appreciated. You can still get a Concordia mask and show your school pride by making a donation hereWe are all in this together. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. God bless. 
Our online silent auction is now open for bidding
Our online silent auction is live! Please click this link to check out our fabulous items -- from signed sports memorabilia (can you say Green Bay Packers?) to vacation getaways and wine baskets. Please bid often and check back as more items will be added along the way! Proceeds support Concordia University student scholarships. The auction is part of the President's Golf Classic event and will close on September 21. You do not need to be present to win. 
Summit proposes solutions to fix America’s healthcare
With its move to an almost-entirely online format this year due to COVID, the fourth annual Healthcare Economics Summit brought in some of the biggest speaker names in the event's history, as well as a record attendance. More than 180 people registered for the summit, which was put on by our Batterman School of Business and the Remedium eXchange Think Tank. The morning portion of this year’s event focused on “Purple Solutions to Fixing Healthcare in America”—a nod to the election year. The title was inspired by Concordia Business Dean Dr. Daniel Sem’s recently launched book, “Purple Solutions: A Bipartisan Roadmap to Better Healthcare in America.” Click here to read more.
You don't have to miss it!
Daily Chapel. Do you miss it? You don't have to anymore. It is being live streamed daily, Monday through Friday, at 9:30 am CST. Tune in by clicking here. To watch past services, click here.
Commission approves only Milwaukee area DBA
BIG NEWS! We have been approved for the ONLY Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) program in the Milwaukee area. To read more, click here.
5 Biblical plants
with medicinal properties
The Bible mentions a number of plants that have medicinal properties. CUW's Christopher Cunningham, associate professor of pharmacy, is an expert in natural medicines and offers a course on the subject to pharmacy students. Click here to take a look at a few of the Biblical plants he teaches about and their medicinal properties.
Class of 1970 reunion:
New date in 2021
May 14-15, 2021
Attention members of the Class of 1970. We surveyed and heard you. Due to COVID-19, the Planning Committee has decided to reschedule your 50th reunion to May 14-15, 2021, in combination with the Class of 1971 event. Please watch future communications for more details as the date gets closer.
A unique way to support CUW
Thrivent Choice® can have a tremendous impact on an organization. If you are an eligible Thrivent Financial member, you can show your appreciation for your alma mater by directing Choice Dollars. The individual recommendations you make through Choice Dollars directions can make a profound impact. Click here to learn more. It's easy.

  • In the “GET STARTED” section on the right, click Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars®.
  • Log in by entering your user ID and password. (If you haven’t yet registered on, click “Register for account access.”)
  • Choose “Concordia University Wisconsin."
  • Choose “Direct All” or enter a specific number and click “Direct Now.” Follow the prompts on the confirmation page to direct Choice Dollars.
  • To direct dollars by phone, call 800-847-4836 and when prompted, say “Thrivent Choice.”
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Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097