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August 2017
Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
And just like that, it's time to pack up and head back to campus! While most students will arrive at the end of the month, student athletes are arriving now to begin training for the upcoming season. My favorite group is the volleyball team - they chant while they take their morning run through campus. As we enter a new year of ministry to students at CUAA, may we ask for your prayers?
In His Service,
Laura Thomas
Director of Donor Relations
A New Voice for Worship Arts

John Boonenberg joins the CUAA faculty as the director of worship arts starting this fall. Trained at both the internationally renowned Juilliard School, where he earned his master's degree, and the University of Michigan - one of the nation's top-ranked music schools and where Boonenberg earned his doctoral degree - he carries more than a decade of parish music ministry experience into his new role.  
2016 Outstanding Alumnus Accepts Call
as Michigan District's New Superintendent of Schools

Travis Grulke ('01) was installed on July 12th as the Michigan District's new Superintendent of Schools. After a 16-year career in Ohio including positions as teacher, principal and District Superintendent of Schools, Travis and his wife Lori ('99) return to Ann Arbor with their three daughters to lead Michigan schools.  Read more about Travis here
Concordia at TinCaps Baseball - 8.31.17 

Registration is up and running for the joint
Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia University Wisconsin Alumni and Friends evening at the TinCaps Baseball game in Ft. Wayne, IN on Thursday, August 31st. Gates open at 5:35 p.m., first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and fireworks follow the game. Buffet included.

More information and registration

Alumni Homecoming and Service Day ~ Registration is open!

We have a full day planned for you and your family! The morning kicks off with our second Alumni Service Day of the year and a project on campus. You are invited for a free pre-game lunch under the tent, free admission and a reserved alumni section at the game. We'll have giveaways and drawings and a 20% discount on spirit items at The EGG. The Decade Challenge is on for 2017 - rally your classmates! After the game, head up to Guy Hollerins at the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor for an alumni social.  Visit the alumni website for more details and registration.  
A Manor Christmas ~ Excitement is Growing!

Your response to A Manor Christmas, a celebration of Christ as the center of Christmas, hosted by the Concordia Guild and the University, is incredible! Keep it coming! There is a need for many different skills and abilities, and support. Contact the Guild
by email
or by calling 734-995-7509.  Follow the website for more information. 
Wisconsin area alumni:   Would you like to board a bus bound for Ann Arbor and Frankenmuth to enjoy the Boar's Head Festival and German gemutlichkeit at Bronner's and Bavarian Inn?  For more information, please visit the website.  

Class of 1968 ~ Can you see yourself in this picture?
(The Class of 1967 had a great time!)

If you graduated with the CLJC Class of 1968, we're looking for you! The 50th Reunion Committee, a group of your classmates, is just forming to plan a weekend of reminiscing and renewing on May 19-20, 2018.  For additional information, email CUAA Alumni Director Laura Thomas or call her at (734) 995-7318.
* Save the Date*

Undergraduate Visit Day
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Contact CUAA Admissions by email or call 734-995-7505

Opening Service and First Day of Traditional Classes
Monday, August 28, 2017

Concordia Invitational (Men's Soccer)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 2
Concordia Chicago

Reformation 500 Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12-4 p.m.
CUAA Manor Tent and grounds
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Women's Leadership Institute National Conference
Thursday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ft.Wayne Alumni and Friends Football Tailgate
Saturday, October 7, 2017
University of St. Francis

Michigan District-wide Reformation Worship Service
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Breslin Center at Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI
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He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"  Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."  Revelation 21:5
Laura Thomas, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 | 734.995.7318