For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.   |   Isaiah 43:19 
Dear Alumnus,
This is an exciting time of year at Concordia University Wisconsin. We will be welcoming more than 1,000 new alumni to our already 33,000 distinguished individuals. New beginnings can be scary but also exhilarating -- a career, marriage, location, home, or child. As Concordians, we always have each other to help us through these new phases in our lives. ( CUW Connect is a tool for you to reach out to other Concordians.) We also have the confidence and assurance that we have a loving Father who will guide us and help direct our path, if we listen to Him.

Below are some ways that you can stay connected by attending events, registering your child for summer camps, encouraging potential students to attend "Taste of Concordia", and helping some new Concordians and their families start new beginnings with Concordia. We look forward to seeing you on campus or at one of the events!

Blessings on your summer!

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Two Alumni to be Honored at Commencement
May 19

Kris Best ('93), vice president of finance at BVK, a Milwaukee-based advertising and marketing agency, will receive CUW's Distinguished Alumna award, given each year to an alumnus/alumna who has consistently demonstrated faithful stewardship of his or her talents and has rendered notable service to the Church and university. Rev. Allan R. Buss ('86), the newly elected president of The Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from CUW. The award is bestowed to an individual who is a member of the clergy, and who has demonstrated significant contributions in the area of leadership or service to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Click here to read more.
Join Us for Leadership Series Breakfast
May 24

We invite you to attend our next Leadership Series breakfast at which the keynote speaker is Peggy Troy, the P resident and CEO of Children's Hospital. Troy started her nursing career as a nurse intern at Children's Hospital. The event takes place May 24 in the Siebert Lutheran Dining Hall on campus.  Click here to read more.
Living Grace Speaker Addresses How 
Adversity Shapes Our Paths           
June 6

Ladies, mark your calendar! The next Living Grace luncheon is  June 6  on campus and will feature Caroline Horn '09, the vice president of student and family services at Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative Inc. (LUMIN), as the keynote speaker. She believes that all children/parents are created in the image of God, and that they have been equipped with amazing gifts that are waiting to be unleashed through Christian discipleship.  For more information, click here.
Hall of Fame Induction Honors Alumni Athletes
July 14

Congratulations to our newest inductees into the CUW Athletic Hall of Fame: Stephanie Boehm ('10 volleyball); Tom Weber (tennis coach);  Samantha Gries ('11 cross county/track field); Mark Kretzmann ('64 basketball); and  Muriel McIntyre ('12 golf). The celebration begins with a reception at 3:30 pm at the Highland House in Mequon, followed by the induction ceremony at 4:45 pm at the Environment Center on campus. The night will be capped off by a Chinooks baseball game at 6:30 pm at Kapco Park for all alumni and CUW Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Click here to register.

Take Me Out to the Chinooks Game! 

Summer brings us baseball and an opportunity to do some game watching with our fellow alumni at Kapco Park on campus. Please see the following list of scheduled game nights for alumni and their families. Mark your calendar and click on the links for more information
Save the Date for Regional Baseball Events         
Madison, WI - Grand Rapids, MI - Fort Wayne, IN

Mark your calendars for three upcoming regional alumni events: Madison Mallards, July 20;  West Michigan Whitecaps, July 25; and Fort Wayne TinCaps, August 30
All regional games are joint alumni and friends events with our Ann Arbor sister campus. The Madison Mallards tickets are $25 per person, The West Michigan Whitecaps is at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan with tickets at $20 for adults and $15 for children. All the game tickets include the game, all-you-can eat food, beverages and exclusive seating for Concordia fans.

Please watch for more information about all the games and associated alumni social events.
1990s Alumni: Be Reunited for a Weekend of Fun
August 3-4

Whoomp! There it is! Are you ready for the big event? The 1990s decade reunion is coming up fast and promises to be a "boombastic" weekend to remember. No diggity, no doubt. So, mark your calendar for August 3 and 4 and plan for a variety of activities, including  a Chinooks game with food and drink, worship on the bluff, a campus tour, and picnic. Watch for an e-vite within the next few weeks or click here for more information and to register.  
Summer Brings Camps of all types to CUW Campus

From soccer to basketball to literacy, CUW has summer camps for kids of all ages. Click here to take a look at the event list. While you are there, bookmark the link to keep track of all of the university's upcoming events.
Do You Know any Future Concordians? 
Send Them to Taste of Concordia
July 9-13

Hundreds of students will visit our campus throughout the week of July 9-13 for our annual Taste of Concordia event, part of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities' Wisconsin Private Colleges Week.  The week offers opportunities beyond a typical personalized campus visit, with multiple half-day sessions available throughout the week. Prospective students and their families will have the chance to: 
  • tour campus
  • learn more about Concordia's programs and offerings
  • receive a primer on the admission and financial aid process
  • hear stories from current CUW students
  • listen to a faculty panel  
Click here to read more about the event. Alumni can also refer students by filling out this short form.  The children of alumni are eligible for a Luther Promise scholarship. To learn more, click here
Alumni Ambassadors Needed 
for Summer Orientation

I t may be just a few years ago or more, you were dropping off at student at college, hopefully Concordia. Or you were starting college and your parents needed reassurance that you were going to be okay.  It can be a stressful time for both the student and parents. Our student success team is launching a new program this summer with orientation days. There will be a parent reception from 11 am - 1:30 pm where CUW administrators, alumni, and parents will welcome and mingle with new parents/families. This is a great opportunity for families to meet some of our amazing alumni. We are asking you to please consider volunteering to help welcome our newest Concordians and their families. If you are interested, please click on this link to see the dates and fill out this form to indicate if you are able to participate. We will follow up closer to the date with more details. It would be a fun way to spend your lunch hour.
Opportunities to P articipate!   
Click on the links for more information on the events.