Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
--  Hebrews 10:23
Dear Alumnus,
We recently had the opportunity to host the Concordia College class of 1968 50th reunion during commencement weekend. In the fifty years since they graduated, the size of our classes has changed tremendously, but our mission has not wavered. Yes, we have added numerous degrees--more than pre-seminary and church worker--but our mission has stayed the same. As I talk and connect with alumni, students, and faculty, I see God's hand is and has been guiding all that we do at Concordia University Wisconsin, from 1881 until now. We may be in different locations and offer more degrees, but the mission has stayed the same. Now more than ever, we must continue to educate and develop current and future leaders in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.
Please take time to read the articles below to see how you can connect with each other, who is being honored, and learn about all the exciting new developments.

Wishing us all God's continued guidance and blessings, 

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Alumnus Selected as New Dean of SOE

Congratulations  to alumnus James Pingel ('92), who was recently selected as our new dean of the School of Education. Dr. Pingel, who currently serves as director of graduate education and associate professor of secondary education at Concordia, will step into the role on July 1. He succeeds Dr. Gary Petersen, who has acted as interim dean since January 2018 when former longtime dean Dr. Michael Uden accepted a new role of vice provost of student enrollment and engagement for the university. Read more here.
All Current Hall of Fame Inductees are Invited to Celebrate & Welcome the Newest Inductees
July 14

The afternoon of July 14 will be a time for all our CUW Athletic Hall of Fame inductees to celebrate and welcome our newest inductees: Stephanie Boehm ('10 volleyball); Samantha Gries ('11 cross county/track field); Muriel McIntyre ('12 golf); Mark Kretzmann ('64 basketball); and Tom Weber (tennis coach). 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 Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship 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.
CUW Logo Wear Gets You into Summerfest for Free       
June 29, enter free from noon to 3 pm

It's Show Your College Pride Day at Summerfest on June 29.  All patrons arriving between noon to 3 pm wearing a shirt or hat representing CUW will receive 1 free weekday admissions ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only. So, if you have worn out your Concordia gear, now is a good time to get something new from our bookstore. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount online or in person at the bookstore. Hope to see you at Summerfest. M ake sure to stop by our booth at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Forecourt to say hello and pick up some swag!
Summer Means Fun Concordia Events 

Summer brings a fun season of summer events on campus and off. From theater and baseball, to reunions and Summerfest, there's a little something for everyone. To keep yourself updated on the many events happening in Wisconsin and other areas, please check out our Facebook page, CUW event listing on the website, and of course this newsletter, especially the opportunities listed at the end. Hope to see you soon at one of our events!
Concordia Nears Accreditation Approval 
for New Doctorate Program

Exciting news! Our School of Education is one accreditation step away from launching a new doctorate degree designed for leaders, innovators, and "doers" in an array of professional vocations. When we surveyed you, our alumni, there was a great interest for this degree. Click here to read more.
Caught on Campus: Philanthropy in Action           

Construction is underway for the future Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, housing the Batterman School of Business and the Community Language and Literacy Center. We anticipate the project to be completed in time for the fall semester in 2019. Click here for more information and to see a live stream of the construction progress.  #PhilanthropyinAction
1990s Alumni:  Be Reunited 
for a Weekend of Fun
August 3-4

Whoomp! There it is! Have you registered yet 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. Classmate Wendysue (Yeomans) Fluegge will begin the Chinooks game by singing the national anthem with other opportunities for classmates to participate in the fun.  Your classmates, Nate Cox, Jenny (Corey) Clemens, Tim Seban, Jen Stough, Tracy Reasoner, and Craig Toerpe have been busy planning your reunion. Check out the 90's CUW Reunion Facebook page here to leave your comments and click here for more information and to register.  
299 Years' Worth of Experience Retires
from Concordia

While several hundred Concordians are newly entering the mission field following their recent graduation, more than a dozen individuals with centuries of professional experience among them are leaving their vocations as faculty and staff at CUW.  Seven professors and six staff members who each have served at Concordia for a decade or more have retired or will retire by July 2018. It's one of the largest batches of long-standing employee retirements Concordia has seen in recent years. Read more here.

Music Education Alumni Receive Teaching Honors

Congratulations to alumnus Ben Simmerman ('08), who received the Educator of the Year award at Boyceville High School, and Tiffany Koenitzer ('08), who was named Gaston Elementary School's 2018 Teacher of the Year. Click here to read more about these amazing educators.  #FalconPride
CUW Summer Play Full of Alumni
June 29 to July 1

The Concordia University Players will present "Long Day's Journey into Night," a Tony Award-winning play by Eugene O'Neill, in the university's Todd Wehr Auditorium on campus June 29 to July 1. The play  features five alumni working "behind the scenes," and two recent graduates onstage. They are:
Bradley Dunigan ('14), sound engineer
Courtney Richards ('17), show photography
Sarah Schmeiser ('17), graphic design and artwork
Jacob Petrowsky ('18), sound technician
Erin Kline ('18), lighting technician
Lianna Brice ('18), actor in the play
Tom Forshee ('18), actor in the play

Click here for more information. Please note that alumni tickets for the play are $5.
Opportunities to P articipate!   
Click on the links for more information on the events.