Dear Alumnus,

The campus was filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas as 450 students performed in the annual  Christmas at Concordia concert. The concert was enjoyed by more than 1,600, including alumni who fondly remember participating in this 31-year tradition. God continues to bless the community of Concordia University through our alumni, faculty/staff, and friends. As we close out the 2018 calendar year and look to the new year, consider how you can continue the traditions through prayer, mentorship, career/intern referrals, student referrals, and gifts of support.

May the Spirit fill you with joy this season and into the new year as we remember the greatest gift of all, our Lord and Savior.

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas and 2019.

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
The Power of Alumni Connections

When Sarah Harms graduated in 2016 she became a rostered church worker, and received a call to become a Globally Engaged Outreach (GEO) Missionary. She appreciates that her Concordia connections have helped shape her career and her life. To learn more about Sarah's story, click here,
Concordia Community Reflects During Advent

Advent began this week, and as we prepare for Christmas and the coming of the Lord, Concordia offers a series of reflections from CUW community members. Click here to take some quiet time to read and reflect.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble East Coast Tour 
January  15-20

Do you live in New York or Philadelphia? We may be coming soon to a church near you. CUW's Symphonic and Wind Ensemble will be on tour next month. Please see the following for a schedule of free concerts:

January 15: Martin Luther Chapel Lutheran Church and Christian School, Pennsauken, NJ., 7 pm
January 17: Long Island Lutheran High School, Glen Head, NY, 10 am
January 17: St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, Brooklyn, NY, 7 pm
January 18: Trinity Lutheran Church, Hicksville, NY, 7 pm
January 19: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Holbrook, NY, 7 pm
January 20: St. John's Evangelial Lutheran Church, Holbrook, NY, 9 am
Join Us for the Annual Health Professions Conference
January 21

Register for the 6th Annual Concordia University Wisconsin School of Health Professions Conference to be held Monday, January 21. This is an all-day event that begins at 8 am. Those who may be interested in attending include professionals in: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, physician assistant, and social work. Some of the topics will include School Based Mental Health Clinics, Medication Matters, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, Concussion on Young Athletes, and much more. Click here for conference sessions information and to register.
Annual CIT to Take Place at Ann Arbor Campus
January 25-26

The longest running basketball tournament in the country will take place at Concordia University Ann Arbor, January 25-26. The Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) features both men's and women's basketball teams from the Concordias in Mequon, River Forest, IL (Chicago), and Seward, NE (Nebraska) along with the host team, Ann Arbor. The tournament rotates every year to a different Concordia location making it a highlight of the athletic year for not only the school that's hosting, but the other Concordia schools participating, and the fans who travel to support their teams. Click here  for a schedule, more information, and to purchase tickets. The CIT 2018 All Concordia Alumni Reception will be on Saturday, January 26, 2018 from 4-5:30 pm. in the Manor on the CUAA campus.  Golf cart service will be available between the CUAA Fieldhouse and the Manor. 
Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Deadline

Concordia is now accepting nominations for the  William C. Ackmann Memorial Hall of Fame. Please click here to nominate someone before January 30, 2019. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

* Must be a graduate, administrator, coach, faculty representative, or member of CUW's Athletics Department. 
* May be selected at any time beginning five years after his/her graduation date. 
* At minimum, 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, must have exemplified the highest standards of sportsmanship, integrity, and devotion.
Alumni Social  and Game the Milwaukee Bucks
March 17

On March 17, 2019, at 2:30 pm, come see the Bucks take on another rising playoff team, the Philadelphia 76er's and their two stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.  Start the festivities with a FREE pre-game reception from  noon - 2 pm at Buck Bradley's Saloon & Eatery on Old World Third Street - reception sponsored by 1977 alum nus Pat Horne, financial advisor, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC® Then walk over to the new Firserv Forum for an exciting game of basketball. Reduced price tickets are available for $33 and $79.  Click here to find out how you can register for just the game, just the social or for both. Game tickets are limited, so don't delay in purchasing them. 
Speech-Language Pathology Profs Receive Awards

Two CUW School of Health Professions professors have been selected to receive honors through the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders' (CAPCSD) awards program.  Elizabeth Eernisse, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, was chosen to participate in the 2019 CAPCSD Leadership Academy, which is designed to help individuals considering academic leadership positions, or who are newly engaged in academic leadership, develop their knowledge and skills in the area of leadership.  Angela Haendel, clinic director for our Speech, Language, & Hearing Clinic, was selected to participate in the CAPCSD Clinic Director Basic Training. To learn more, click here.
10 Ways You Can Give to Concordia;
Nine of Them Don't Cost a Thing

Giving doesn't have to mean giving money.  There are countless examples that demonstrate the lasting impression people can have when they give of their gifts of time, talents, or other treasures. At Concordia, we recognize and celebrate giving in all shapes and sizes because we've seen firsthand the profound impact that these gifts have had on our mission of helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and world. Click here to see more. 
Concordia College Class of 1969 50th Reunion
May 17 & 18

Class of 1969, planning has begun to help you celebrate the Class of 1969 50th reunion, so mark your calendars for May 17 and 18, 2019. Please click here to complete the reunion survey to indicate your interest to attend, your willingness to serve on the committee or contact classmates to help make your reunion a success.
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