"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."
--1 John 4:7

Concordia students serve on a Spring Break mission trip in Guatemala.
Dear Alumnus,
This year's Ash Wednesday is on Valentine's Day, February 14th. Both days are surrounded in love --God's love for us as He gave His only Son so that we may have eternal life; and Valentine's Day, a time for us to show our love for one another. As we prepare our hearts during this season of Lent, let us remember God's commitment and request for us to love one another as He loves and forgives us. There are many opportunities listed below to get involved and engage with others. Next month we will share some volunteer opportunities. But, if you cannot wait until then, go to CUWConnect.com and check out the event listing.
If you would like a resource to do some extra devotions during Lent, go to   www.lhm.org/lent to see devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries.
As always, please feel free to email me with your suggestions and ideas for articles and events. 

Serving Him and you,

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Only 2 Days Left to RSVP for Phoenix Event
Event: February 22 
RSVP Deadline: February 12 

Join President Ferry along with alumni and university officials for an exclusive informational evening that will include networking and dinner. This will be a wonderful opportunity to have a look at what the future may hold for Concordia University. Click here for more information.
Alumni Welcome at 2018 Workforce Fair
February 20 

The 27th annual Career and Internship fair, known as WorkForce, will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 3 to 7 pm at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center in Milwaukee. WorkForce is an exclusive event for WAICU students and alumni. Last year, more than 1,000 students and alumni attended WorkForce to meet with 188 employers. Click here for more information.
Alumni Day at the Bucks/Bucks Bradley's   
February 25

Purchase your tickets by February 13th to watch Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo take on two of the best big men in the NBA in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.  Join fellow alumni for a pre-game social from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Buck Bradley's,  sponsored by alumnus Pat Horne ('77) and his wife Melissa.   Whether you want to attend the social or the game, click  here  for more information and to register.
New Director, New Kind of Ministry

Welcome back alumnus Rev. Dr. Kurt Taylor ('88) as our director of the new Church Ministries program, which has resulted from a reorgan- ization of the Lay Ministry Program. Taylor brings 24 years of experience as a parish pastor and also serves as Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. He previously served as senior pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Waltz, Michigan. Read more here.
13th Annual Alumni Waterpark Weekend
May 4-6

Don't miss out on this popular event. It sells out each year. CUW invites all alumni to the  Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells for an event for all ages. Bring your family or friends and enjoy unlimited access to 4 indoor waterparks. There is a special CUW alumni room rate of $109.99 per night for 4 individuals. Saturday night stays require a 2-night minimum. Watch for your postcard in the mail;  call us at 262-243-2008; or  email for more information and to get the room block code to make a reservation.
Alumni Singers Invited for CUW Civic Chorale!

Do you miss singing in the choir on campus? Join Concordia's Civic Chorale. No audition necessary to participate. Singers in all voice parts are welcome to join. Two welcome nights are coming up: February 12 and 19, from 7-9 pm in the CUW Choir Room, Rincker 106. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Questions: contact Mark Bloedow at 262-243-4240 or via email.
Don't Miss the CUW
Kammerchor's Spring Tour

We encourage you to attend one of the concerts on the Kammerchor's Spring tour. Please see the schedule below, or click here for their Facebook page.
  • March 4, 8 am and 10:30 am worship services, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Arlington, Wisconsin
  • March 10, 7 pm, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Snohomish, Washington
  • March 11, 8 am and 10:45 am worship services, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Snohomish, Washington
  • March 11, 5 pm, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Federal Way, Washington
  • March 12, 7 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, East Wenatchee, Washington
  • March 13, 7 pm, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Richland, Washington
  • March 14, 7 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Bend, Oregon
  • March 16. 7 pm, St. John Lutheran Church, Salem, Oregon
  • March 17, 7 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon
  • March 18, 8:30 am worship service, Trinity Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon
  • March 25, 3:30 pm, Chapel of Christ Triumphant, Concordia University Wisconsin
Two Business Degrees for the Time and Price of One

For committed students who are interested in studying business with a high emphasis on ethics, CUW offers a unique program that provides freshmen an opportunity to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration in four years instead of the six or more it would otherwise take - and they get to do it for the price of just one degree. Read more here.

CUW Holding Middle Level Education Conference
March 15-16

In an effort to energize middle school level leadership, Concordia's School of Education will hold a Middle Level Education Conference March 15-16 on the university's main campus. " This workshop is for teachers and leaders who are committed to enriching the lives of their students every day," noted Dr. Michael Dietz, Coordinator of Innovation and Global Outreach in the School of Education, which is co-sponsoring the event along with the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Educators (WAMLE). To learn more, click here or email Christy Call with your questions.
Class of 1968: Will We See You at Your Reunion?
May 18 and 19

It's almost time to celebrate your 50th class reunion. Your class reunion committee is earnestly planning your celebration. Please let us know now if you are planning to come by clicking  here to complete the 1968 class 50th reunion survey. 
Claim Your Alumni Benefits

As an alumna or alumnus from CUW, we encourage you to take advantage of your online commun- ity CUW Connect ,  if you have not done so already. By activating your profile and indicating your program, graduation year and activities in which you belonged in college (ie: accounting, education, baseball, theater, etc.), you can find alumni with similar interests or that you knew and connect with them. The site is also a great place to stay informed and mentor students and new alumni. 
Opportunities to P articipate!