"...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Dear Alumnus,

Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. My hope and prayer is that you take time to remember all the blessings you have to be thankful for in your life and spend some time with family and friends. Too often we focus on the material things and what is happening in our community and world. We are thankful for you, our alumni, and all of the faculty, staff and future alumni. 

In this e-newsletter, read about a couple of alumni stories and share your updates with us. You can also slow down and enjoy the season by attending or watching the live-stream of some of the fine arts programs we have on campus; or plan to attend one of the upcoming alumni events. Please review the information below and see how you can be involved. 

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving,

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Meet Jamie ('03) and Carey ('99, '11) Halula

Jamie and Carey Halula are an alumni couple whose story began with Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), and has taken them thousands of miles away to Concordia International School in Shanghai, China. This life-changing journey began more than 15 years ago when Jamie completed her student teaching at Concordia International School. Read more about this amazing alumni couple here.
CMMA Showcase Event:
Celebrating 18 Months of Performance
November 16, 10 am to 4 pm

The Concordia Medication Management Accelerator (CMMA) Performance Story Symposium will highlight the efforts of healthcare teams and start-up businesses around the state of Wisconsin advancing the practice of comprehensive medication management (CMM). Teams participating in an 18-month learning and action collaborative will share the results of their efforts to improve the health and medication use of the patients they serve.  In addition to the sharing of performance stories, keynote speakers will provide insight and participants will engage in conversations that will motivate them to further the spread and sustainability of CMM. For information about attending, click here.

Brenna (Beecroft) Liebold ('01) paved the way for the Music Therapy Program

In 2006, Concordia University Wisconsin's music department piloted an innovative program to help students turn their passion for music into a care giving career. More than a decade later, the Certificate in Music Therapy Equivalency program-a collaboration with Alverno College-is still going strong and has plenty of graduate success stories under its belt.  Click here to read more about Brenna's story and about the music therapy program.
Join Us for our Next Industry Leaders Seminar
November 15, 5:15 to 7:30 pm 

Gain insight from industry expert Tom Palzewicz, business coach at ActionCOACH, as he leads this upcoming seminar with  real world examples. This free event, which is hosted by CUW's MBA deparment, is open to the public. Networking is  5:15-6 pm; lecture 6-7 pm; Q&A  7-7:30 pm. For more information, see the event on Facebook here.
Enjoy all the Fine Arts Programs on Campus!

The joyous sound of music and beautiful sites of art and theater usher in the season this year in true Concordian style. There are a number of opportunities to enjoy a variety of musical performances, attend a theatrical performance, or take in an art exhibition. For more information, click here
  • Sunday, November 11 - CUW Selah & Civic Chorale Choir at 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 18 - Christ the King Celebration at 3:30 pm
  • Friday, November 30 - Christmas at Concordia at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 1 - Christmas at Concordia at 7:30 pm 
Guys and Dolls
  • November 8-10 at 7:30 pm
  • November 11 at 1:30 pm
Aggregate Art Exhibition - A whole formed by combining several (typically disparate) elements.  The exhibition runs through November 30th. Click here to find the exhibit hours and here for the CUW Art Gallery Facebook page.
Hats off to our New Alumni - Highland House Social
December 14, 5:00 to 7:00 pm 

Help us congratulate our newest alumni by attending a welcome social at the Highland House. Join fellow CUW alumni, faculty/staff and graduates for some food and beverages. This event is sponsored by the Campus Activity Board and the Alumni Association. Click here to register for the event. 
Join Us for the Annual Health Professions Conference
January 21

Save the date for the 6th Annual Concordia University Wisconsin School of Health Professions Conference to be held Monday, January 21st. 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 assistants, 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. Watch for more information and the registration link to be posted on the CUW School of Health Professions Facebook page. 
Get Connected with Other Alumni & Students
Chance to win $50 Amazon Gift Card

It has been two years since we launched CUW Connect and we are thankful to the alumni who raised their hands and offered to help each other, students, and faculty. We are close to 2,000 active profiles. Many of you joined in the beginning and might have new contact information or employment. So we are asking everyone to make sure their profiles are updated with current employment information, email addresses, and areas you are willing to help. We added student activities as options for your profile, so make sure you add any activities you were involved in as a student.  Students, faculty, and other alumni are looking at your profiles so we want to make sure they can reach you.  Anyone who logs into CUW Connect by November 15th will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. If you have not activated your profile, click here to stay connected and help CUW students and other alumni.  Please let us know if you have any questions or if there is a way we can serve you.
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Keep updated on all of our Falcon sports news by clicking here. You will find our top athletic stories and videos as well as a calendar of events. You will also be able to connect with our teams via social media and view our photo gallery. It's a one-stop link for all things Falcon. #FalconPride  

Football Alumni - Alumni football apparel will be available from November 12 - 26. A link will be provided on the CUW Football Past, Present and Future Facebook page. 
Opportunities to P articipate!   
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