Happy New Year! We have many exciting opportunities planned for you in 2017. Some of the projects are a result of what you, our alumni, mentioned in the alumni attitude survey. We are thankful for the one thousand plus alumni who participated in the survey. As a result, an alumni task force was formed, which includes faculty, staff, alumni and students.  We will begin providing feedback from the study and continue to make improvements to the alumni relations program at CUW. One initiative is the new alumni platform, CUWConnect.com. Read more about it in the article below. There are many ways you can stay connected and be involved with your Alma mater, no matter where you live. You can attend events, watch concerts/games/chapel online, participate in online educational programs or social media. In the meantime, you can always reach me at michelle.wagner@cuw.edu with your questions, suggestions and comments. Stay Tuned! 

Serving Him and you,

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96

CUW New Alumni Platform - CUWConnect
Are you connected?

We continue to listen to our alumni and value your input. As a result of feedback from the Alumni Attitude survey, we launched a new platform, CUWConnect.com, on November 21st.  Two lucky alumni, Joy Wessler and Jason Schneider, won Amazon gift certificates as part of a launch drawing. 

CUWConnect enables you to:
* Re-connect - Find and connect with fellow graduates, keep informed on what is happening at CUW and of upcoming events.
* Give back - Introduce yourself to, employ or  offer to act as a mentor to our students and other alumni.
* Expand - Leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know.
* Get ahead - Advance your career through inside connections and learn about professional development opportunities.

If you have not activated your profile, we encourage you to join the close to 700 alumni who have. You can sign up in less than two minutes by importing your LinkedIn or Facebook profile or use a current email address. Please let us know if you have any suggestions. We are continuing to improve content.

Join now at www.cuwconnect.com
Your CUW Education Continues
There is something for everyone!

Concordia University offers many online continuing education and professional development opportunities. The programs range from free one hour webinars to paid full courses.

Click here to find a continuing education that will inspire you in 2017.
WorkForce Career and Internship Fair
February 21  3 - 7pm 

Join us for CUW's largest career fair of the year featuring over 180+ employers. This FREE event is for alumni and students searching for fulltime positions and internships. The career fair is located in the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center,  8200 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI.

The WorkForce Career & Internship Fair is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Private Colleges and Universities and is limited exclusively to current students and alumni from member institutions. Job seekers from non-member institutions will not be allowed to enter in order to uphold the integrity and intent of WorkForce.

Click here to register or call CUW Career Services at 262-243-4340 for more information.

Wisconsin Club Social & Bucks Game
Sponsored in part by alumnus, Pat Horne '77

Join us for a Wisconsin Club Alumni Social and a Milwaukee Bucks Game on Monday, January 23rd. Start off the night at the Wisconsin Club and enjoy some complimentary drinks and food, then it's over to the Bradley Center for 7pm tip off, where the BUCKS host the ROCKETS with Wisconsin's own Sam Dekker. 

Mingle and hear updates from President Ferry and Dan Sem, Dean of the Batterman School of Business, along with seeing renderings of the new academic building and catching up with fellow alumni.  Whether you want to join us for both the social and the game or just one of them, we welcome you to join us.

Click here for more information and to register.
William C. Ackmann
Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted
January 31 is the deadline

Know a past athlete or coach that should be honored?  Nominate them to be inducted into the CUW William C. Ackmann Memorial Athletics Hall of Fame. In order to be eligible for consideration as a nominee, one must meet the following criteria:
  • The nominee must be a graduate, administrator, coach, faculty representative, or a member of the University's Athletics Department.
  • The nominee may be selected at any time beginning five years after his/her graduation date.
  • At minimum, the nominee must have earned at least two varsity letters at CUW and must have received at least one first team all-conference award during his/her collegiate career.
  • A coach must have served a minimum of five seasons at CUW and must have won at least one conference championship while coaching at CUW.
  • In addition to meeting the above criteria, a nominee must have exemplified the highest standards of sportsmanship, integrity and devotion.
Click here to complete the nomination form by January 31st. 

Women's Basketball
Concordia Invitational Tournament
January 27-28

Concordia University, Nebraska will host the 66th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) Jan. 27-28. The tournament features the Concordias of Seward, Ann Arbor, Mequon, and River Forest, competing in both men's and women's basketball. CIT is the longest running tournament in the country, and a highlight of the athletic year among the participating Concordias. There are activities planned in addition to the popular games including an alumni social on Saturday afternoon. We will also be honoring a 2016 CUW Hall of Fame inductee during the halftime of Friday's CUW men's basketball game. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the webcast live. For additional information on tickets and timing of games, click here.

Concordia Civic Chorale
Singers needed!

The Concordia University Wisconsin Music Department is very pleased to announce the formation of the Concordia Civic Chorale, an exciting NEW choir for the alumni, community and campus.  
Singers in all voice parts are needed and welcome. There is no formal audition to participate.  Music selections will include classical choral masterworks, standard choral favorites, traditional and contemporary cantatas, lighter inspirational works, as well as collaborations with other musicians and ensembles. Rehearsals for the spring semester will be held on most Mondays beginning January 30, 7-9 pm in the choir room (Rincker 106) at Concordia, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. To register and receive full details, please contact Prof. Mark Bloedow, mark.bloedow@cuw.edu or 262-243-4240. RSVPs appreciated, but not required.  All are welcome!

CUW Basketball, Hockey and Alumni Social
February 11

Whether you are a former CUW basketball or hockey player or you just want to catch up with some of your fellow classmates, we invite you to join us on Saturday, February 11th at the Highland House, following the games. There will be a men's alumni basketball game in the morning, women's home basketball game at 2 pm, men's hockey home game at 4 pm, men's basketball home game at 4:15 pm followed by an alumni/guest social at the Highland House from 6 - 7:30 pm! You are welcome to attend one or more of the events. Please RSVP here if you are planning to attend the Highland House social. If you are unable to attend and would like to watch the games, most games are streamed live on the web. Go to CUW Athletics and click on the team schedule and click on video next to the game you want to watch.

Alumni Snow Tubing
February 18th 1 - 3 pm

Enjoy an afternoon tubing with your family, fellow alumni and students at Ski Sunburst in Kewaskum, WI! The cost is $10 for children under 11 and $15 for anyone over age 10 (subsidized by CUW Alumni Relations). Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies served in the warming hut. Click here to RSVP and to sign the required waiver.

Upcoming Events
  • Wisconsin Club/Bucks Game January 23
  • Highland House Social February 11
  • Sunburst Snow Tubing February 18
  • Waterpark Weekend May 5-7 
  • Miller Inn Reception May 11
  • 1967 50th Class Reunion May 12-13
  • Leadership Series Breakfast May 17
  • Chinooks School Games June/July/August
  • Madison Mallards game August 4
  • Godfrey & Kahn Rooftop Social August 16
  • Apple Works Winery September 20
  • Servant Leader Roundtable Discussions (2nd Thursdays of each Month)